Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Because Matching your Nails to your Black Milk Leggings is a Thing Now

(**China Glaze Press Sample**)
Hello darlings and happy Wednesday! 

  It is a dark, Grey and gloomy day here in (what is supposed to be) Sunny Florida. I don't know about you guys, but bad weather makes me a sad panda. I get so lazy, slow and just plain out of it. I know I can't be the only one lol. Anywho, if you follow me on Instagram (@L_T_H_P), you know of my obsession with all things Black Milk Clothing. I am simply addicted to the shiny nylon goodness. Everything they make is so unique, fun and colorful. 
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  I own about Seven pieces from Black Milk Clothing. Two of my favorites are my mermaid legs. I own them in Purple and Silver holo. I seriously want everything in this fabric, in all colors. I am so obsessed with anything mermaids. The "scales" are craaazy holographic. It was very hard to capture in my photos. Every time I wear my Black Milk pieces I always get so many compliments. I just adore their clothing to pieces. 
  So I really wanted to match my nails to my Silver mermaid legs, because you know, that is entirely a thing. 
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 I had to take this pic in weird lighting to get the holo to come out, the Sun was long gone at this pont. SO, for my mermaid nails I started with a base of China Glaze's Cosmic Dust from the Hologram collection. This is a lovely shade of light Gunmetal grey holographic awesomeness. For my mermaid scales stamp I used Red Angel stamping plate RA-111 and Konad Black special polish. I topped off my nails with some Seche Vite and called it a day. They were a perfect match to my fierce leggings. 
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  Here is a shot of my base color Cosmic Dust. This holo has a nice-ish formula. As it applies it looks a bit frosty and streaky, but as it dries the streaks and frost disappear and turn into holographic awesomeness. I used Three thin coats to achieve evenness and full opacity. In the photo below I had not top coated my nails yet. When added a top coat, it did mute the holo finish just a bit. Sorry about my weird-looking skin here, I had a hard time capturing the holo effect properly. 
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Do any of you guys own any Black Milk clothing pieces? They are seriously amazing. Oh and for shiggles, here is a pic my husband took of me last time I wore my Silver mermaid legs. I had the huge honor and fangirl moment of having Black Milk share this photo on their Facebook fanpage. That same day they had also shared one of my photos on their Instagram as well. It was so surreal having my favorite clothing line share my photos with their fans!
 Oh and for the record, there was no photoshopping done to this photo. This photo is a cellphone pic. I am naturally slim and will not make any apologies for it. People called me anorexic, a bad role model because I'm "too thin" blah blah blah.. WHATEVER. Us girls can't win.. We're too thin, we're too fat.. What is right then? Me, I'm happy with myself, I am happy with my body and I will flaunt it while I have it. My tattoo was done by tattoo artist Robbie Ludders of Sarasota, Florida. 
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Thank you so much for stopping by today my loves!! I'm off to see about doing an Independence Day mani. What is everyone wearing for the holiday?

(**China Glaze press sample**)

47 comments:

  1. Love those leggings! You do have a perfect bod for them.

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  2. BudgetSplurgeBeautyJuly 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    I'm obsessed with all things mermaids too! I looooove these leggings, I wish they made them in plus size! The only photoshopping I would have thought was done(until I read what you said) was your tattoo- it's so awesome!

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  3. What in the world, you are gorgeous and far from anorexic! If there's nothing wrong with you (which there isn't!) people will just make up something to complain about. I love your tattoo and have been drooling over all Blackmilk's amazing clothing. I have yet to purchase any but I hope to soon! Those mermaid leggings are one of my favorite pieces for sure.

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  4. FromPolishwithLoveJuly 3, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Cristina you are gorgeous and shouldn't have to explain yourself to anyone! Once I lose more baby weight I'm definitely going to be looking at some of their peices! I'm currently rocking a funky french with Lumina Lacquer's Young Americans

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  5. HOLY COW, that tattoo is seriously amazing! You are beautiful, and anyone who called you names and a bad role model? JEALOUS. I say, eff the haters! I think it's wonderful that you are happy with your body and make no apologies for it. I totally agree with you when you say that women have it rough. No matter what we look like, we get crap for it. I wish more of us could be like you and say "this is me, take it or leave it" - but the backlash we get from society make that hard. Anyway, what I originally came here to say was, awesome leggings, perfect matching nails. Lol <3

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  6. OMG YOUR TATTOO IS PERFECT!!! I wish I had the guts to do it, I could barely handle having my fleur de lis in my back, imagine such a big one... and those leggins, so pretty *-*

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  7. and btw you're not too thin, you look great. people should mind their own business!

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  8. i think you're beautiful!!

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  9. You look FAB! I LOVE those leggings!!

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  10. Ugh I really want some Black Milk Leggings! I keep looking at them :P And your you, your tattoo, and your nails are all fantastic!

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  11. Love it! I love you're blog as well

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  12. what a beautiful tattoo! I love BM as well, I got married in their Liquid Silver leggins.

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  13. Love the mani and I've been hunting for those leggings, everywhere there are sold out or expensive! And you look lovely, you are very slim and petite, but it's clear you are built that way and healthy! Congratulations on hitting a genetic lottery, you look fab!

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  14. I know, they have plus size ones on etsy, but they are like $50+ T_T

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  15. i love these nails! i have no black milk clothing yet but am going to start saving for my first piece to see if i like it. everyone on their site is gorgeous. and you are gorgeous, too. women come in all shapes and sizes and being happy with yourself is what matters most. happy july 4th!

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  16. I just got some black galaxy leggings but its been so hot I haven't worn them yet. And you are bringing the hotness in that picture!

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  17. That last photo is mesmerizing, absolutely awesome

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  18. I love this post. The leggings, your nails, and that you are proud of what you looks like. Good for you!

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  19. In love with your nails!! I have 2 BMs bone legs and BV legs but I also have the original mers and soups on the way eek I'm so excited

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  20. wonderful nails and leggings! Love it <3

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  21. I absolutely LOVE your hair! The purple is so fun.

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  22. i didn't follow you on instagram.. i just followed you..

    i loved the leggins, but i wouldn't use it myself.. i need to have pockets on my pants.. i HATE to go out with purses.. sometimes i wish i wasn't addicted to technology so i could go out with these small old school phones.. but i can't.. i can't be free *tears and deep voice*..
    and i absolutely loved your tattoo.. i have a small one (2"x 2") in my back.. and i was almost crying, imagine your tattoo.. !!

    and DO NOT apologize for being thin.. i'm super thin too and i've been said that i'm a skinny anorexic B. yes people say it behind my back, cause i've listened. i guess that people always have something to say about people..
    i have long hair and i had turquoise and pink californian highlights and i was in this music fest and i overheard two girls talking to each other about "my hair extensions and how people like to pretend to fit in.."
    i almost made these little brats cry. i'm not proud, well a little bit, but i do HATE when people talk behind your back you know.. why do you have to take something good about the other person, like being thing and make it looks like a bad thing..?

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  23. Goodness...that combo of fabulous ink, the Black Milk, AND that fun stamped mani..... it's sensational!

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  24. Patricia TempletonJuly 4, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Love this!!! I have that same holo from CG, mine is thick and really hard to deal with.. Did you experience any issues with it? (I'm new to the polish game so still don't have polish thinner!)

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  25. Definitely the new trend to follow!

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  26. BudgetSplurgeBeautyJuly 4, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    they do? thanks for letting me know! I would pay an embarassing amount of money to look like a mermaid sooooo :X

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  27. You are absolutely gorgeous!! model-esque! (and NOT the "anorexic" kind - I can't believe people would say that to you!) Love the leggings, I would kill to have the figure to pull those off like you do. And the nails are a perfect match! :)

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  28. MIne was a bit thick honestly. I didnt find it to be ahuge problem but it did make the application a bit trickier. Maybe some thinner could help. It can be found for cheap at Sallys xo

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  29. There are a few shops out there that do make plus sizes out of these neat fabrics. But I mean, BM is $60+ for "regular" sizes. None of these awesome leggings will be cheap, I can promise you that. But they are so worth the money!

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  30. HOney, you are beautiful and don't you ever forget it! never mind the haters. Your glam and awesome creativitiy and self expression inspires everyday folks like me. I love your blog- keep up the fantastic work!

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  31. BudgetSplurgeBeautyJuly 4, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    It makes me wonder if I'm better off trying to make them myself...hmm, now that's a thought! Probably cheaper!. But I agree so worth it!

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  32. Great match! You are right. It's not easy for girls. But I like your shape and you can be happy with it! :-)

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  33. I would too, just been very polish-heavy in the spending, but when I've taken a little break, i am sure to get a pair! I've actually looked into making them, it's apparently an introductory level project, I'm too lazy at the moment, but it is very tempting to customize...

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  34. Love the manicure! Plus, the leggings are so cool. You look beautiful........I love your blog as well. And yes, I was called anorexic when I was younger too...You can't win. But you have a great attitude, which is what a great role model is supposed to have. Beauty inside and out! :-)

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  35. Mind blowing. Awesome combination. I will try my dress colors now onwards. Usually i choose some set of standard colors all the time which matches to any dress. This one is little interesting to try.

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  36. Can I say I love your cute butt? Probably not but now I already said it ;). Both nails and leggings are made of awesome ♥.

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  37. Cool mani and leggings! You look great! People are so used to everyone being so damn overweight and FAT these days that NORMAL looks SKINNY. You appear proportional for your frame and you should continue to be proud and unashamed of yourself.

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  38. You are so gorgeous, and definitely a good role model because you own your body! That's what every girl needs to be perfect...a little bit of self confidence!

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  39. Eeeee I love them! The nails and the leggings! I'm all hourglassy and I think these would make my legs look awful, but I'd probably try to wear them anyway because DAYUM. Awesome. Actually with a long flowy black top I could pull it off... I might buy these O_O because LOVE!

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  40. My favorite type of nail art (to do on my self) ! I love what
    some other people can do with freehand but I am just not that talented!

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  41. you have a stunning figure! the leggings look great on you too! i wish i had the confidence to wear things like that, but in the town where i live in sunny old england i would not be able to go out the house without something being thrown at me or shouted! your nails look fab too!

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  42. I don't think you look anorexic… I know I couldn't wear leggings like those because I would look dumpy & like I was trying too hard, ha ha! *le sigh.
    Ugh, I can't stand this stupid phrase people like to dole out of, 'bad role model'. Ugh, hello…not everyone in a photo needs to be a role model. (Not directed at you - it's directed at the dopey people who need to teach kids to be their own person instead of searching for others to 'follow'…)
    Ok, rant over. Really nicely done tattoo. I think I couldn't handle having one that size, let alone that detailed! :)

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  43. This post is chock full of WIN.
    1. Holo goodness
    2. crazy unique pantalones
    3. NAIL POLISH (see 1)
    4. Holo goodness (see 1 and 3)
    5. a sexy selfie + beautiful ink!


    When I scrolled down and saw that last photo, my jaw dropped and I literally gasped. It's beautiful. :)


    So, thank you for the multiple forms of eye candy.

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  44. <3!!!! Thank you so much for this sweet comment. You just made my day!

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