Showing posts with label 3D Decorations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 3D Decorations. Show all posts

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Surprise Truffle Cameo!! Zoya Bela

Hello lovelies!! Surpriseee!!!! Well a little one anyways :)

  So, the second I mentioned we had added a new kitty to the family many of you suggested on here, FB and Twitter that I give Truffle a day. Well ask and you shall receive! Truffle will be making random cameos here on LTHP starting today! For her this week she chose the delicate Zoya Bela.
I had issues with the Bow stamp lol. Still getting the hang of those.
Kinda wish I had done all my nails like my ring finger haha!
  Zoya's Bela is the most beautiful shade of Ballerina slipper Pink. I am madly in love with the texture of this polish as it borders on being a jelly. The formula is absolute perfection as I've come to expect from Zoya. This is a bit sheer so it does need to be built up. For the pictures I used Three coats of color. I must say at Two coats it was a lovely flush of color and VNL was minor. This has a very intense shine but adding a coat of SV made the color look squishy and delicious! I'm really happy this soft Pink is a part of my collection as I believe these types of colors are absolute staples!

What is a color that should be a part of every one's collection? 
<3 Cristina

Zoya Bela
Stamp: Konad Black SP
Beads and Stone: Born Pretty Store
Plate: M77
TCL Seche Vite

(**The Zoya lacquer featured in this post was provided by Zoya for consideration**)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Finger Paints Aren't You Glad-iolous? + Carnation Creation

Looove the color!!!

   Hate the name.... But moving on. I'm so madly in love with this look right now. I was craving light and airy Spring-y fun since I have been doing some darker looks lately. This really hit the spot!
I love the rings that come with these :)
  Aren't you Glad-iolous is a lovely cool toned Lavender that is rocking my world right now. This shade has just enough Blue in it to pull it out of that pastel Easter color territory. This is actually very refreshing to look at :). As you all know I have huge lady-wood for anything that is a soft Purple so I had to jump on this shade. The formula is AMAZING. Excellent pigmentation, consistency... etc... I was temped to leave it at one coat but I really like my nails to have a glassy look to them and to achieve that Two coats works best. I am madly in love with the stamping for which I used some of the new ChG Tronica colors.
Truest to color
 Carnation Creation is a bright lighter Teal. This is an awesome happy, vibrant creme. The formula on this one was perfection. I could have left if at one coat but as I said before Two coats gives my nails that glassy look.  With this one I highly recommend double base coat. My camera is not a huge fan of these types of colors and it makes them a bit more neon looking than they really are but this is a lovely shade of Teal that will brighten anyones tips and day!

  These may not be the most unique colors but they jumped out at me and I really love wearing them, they make my eyes happy. I'll be wearing these a lot this Spring!  I'm ready for Spring and tanning now... 

Are you?
<3 Cristina

FP Aren't you Gald-iolous?
FP Carnation Creation
Stamps: CG Virtual Violet and Techno Teal
Plate: M77
Stones: Born Pretty Str
TC: Seche Vite

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

China Glaze Little Drummer Boy


  I realized that I never showed you this color.. Somehow it made it back onto my rack before I had actually worn it so here it is:
Cosmic Ripples
  First thing I have to say about LDB... This is just ONE coat! And I never do just One coat... As you may have figured the formula is perfection. It's extremely pigmented and the perfect thickness. I love this shade of Blue. It's like a shimmer Denim Blue. Very flattering and not obviously Holiday which is nice. I used ChG OMG for the stamp and ended up absolutely in love with the completed manicure. There really isn't much I have to say about this shade other than it it absolutely stunning and its Blue, so by default, I love it!

Thoughts? And have you checked out my giveaway?
<3 Cristina

CG Little Drummer Boy
Stamp: CG OMG
Plate: M65
Decorations: Born Pretty Store
TC: Seche Vite

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wet 'n' Wild Blue Moon


  Can you believe these are only $0.99?! Yeah, me either sometimes lol! I love a good looking inexpensive polish and this is absolutely stunning! I have the best friend to thank for my entire stash of Wen 'n' Wild Wild Shine polishes.
  So, Blue Moon is an amaaaazing Midnight Blue shimmer that is just fantastic. It's deep and rich and the formula is great. I do fee like I must mention that these have a very strong smell but that seems to be a characteristic of inexpensive polishes. I don't let that deter me from these though, they have great two- coat formulas and you cannot beat the price. I found that it applies very easily and dries quickly as well. They also have a pretty color range and they definitely deliver on the Wild Shine promise! I really love how elaborate this mani ended up looking. For these I was inspired to go "Bollywood" and I absolutely like the look as much as the movies that inspired it (which is very much!).

On a more bitchy note. Link Spamming has become a big issue lately. Link Spamming is NOT cool babes. I've made a [POST] about this before and I don't want to/ like to point this out but it's getting slightly out of hand.

What is your favorite inexpensive brand?
<3 Cristina

Wet'n'Wild Blue Moon
Stamp: SH Color Quick Gold Chrome Pen
Plate: BM08
Stns: Born Pretty
TC: Seche Vite

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sinful Colors Gogo Girl 1950's Inspired

Oh happy day!

  This color surprised me in that I was expecting a Red creme and what I got was a beautiful Red jelly instead. I'm so in love with this Red right now! I had a 60's inspired watermarble, an 80's inspired zebra nail and today the color made me to go 1950's inspired with the decorations :). 
 Gogo Girl is an amazing Red jelly that applies very very easily. For my mani I used Three coats of color because being a jelly there was still some VNL at Two coats. I'm terrible at describing Red tones but my guess is that this is a warmer toned Red. Very pin- up girl like. It's very shiny and juicy looking. I was beyond ecstatic to see that it was a jelly because I think Red jellies are pretty much the hottest thing ever! Like I said I was inspired to go 50's with this one because I just love the combo of Red with White polka dots. The little flowers are sliced from one of the fimo canes I received from Born Pretty Store. I'm still practicing with those, it takes some patience and time to get the slices very thin but I find it fun and almost zen like lol. Overall, I'm loving the girliness of this mani and it makes me want to wear Red lips and a skirt  ;).

I've been doing era inspired manis lately, what are u into now?
<3 Cristina

SC Gogo Girl
Stamps: Konad White, OPI Off with her Red
Deco. BPS
Plate: BM19
TC: Seche Vite

Friday, February 18, 2011

Orly Razzle

I was feeling sparkly today...

  So I decided to try this amazing color for the first time... And then I sat there and wondered why I had not worn it sooner....
  So, Razzle is a beautiful Raspberry toned shimmery base packed with micro Fuchsia glassflecks that give this a beautiful subtle sparkle. Looking at the bottle I thought the sparkle would be more Silver but I like it on the nail so much more, it is like a toned down version of O.P.I Let me Entertain You. I really really love this color a lot. It is also very flattering and I think any skin tone could pull this off. The formula is a great two- coater. This has excellent pigmentation. I think my next pedi will be this color :). I love Berry tones, they are always so happy.

What shades look best on you guys?
<3 Cristina

Orly Razzle
Stamp: Konad Silver SP
Plate: BM16
TC: Seche Vite

Friday, February 4, 2011

Zoya Crystal + Zoya Spam (lots of pics)

Zoya has been rocking my world for the past week or so..

  This is the last Zoya color I had yet to wear in my collection. I'm not gonna say I've saved the best fro last because I love all of my children equally (LOOOOL) but Crystal is absolutely stunning.
  So we all pretty much know what this beauty looks like, but in a nutshell.. Crystal is a beautiful light Blue foil with Golden glassflecky glitter sprinkled in there to give this polish amazing dimension and texture. Even though it's as smooth as can be on the nail this polish is anything but flat. The formula is amazing, I used Three coats of Crystal because I like a really intense sparkle and Two wasn't doing it for me. This sparkles in any kind of lighting. If you love all things sparkly and this isn't part of your collection.. Well you should get on that ASAP! 
And just for fun here is a swatch of every single Zoya I own!! Yaaaay! Are you sitting?
My Zoya Beauties
  Oh and another thing. You all should follow Zoya on Facebook and Twitter. They are very socially aware. They also do special prmos via FB and Twitter that you do not want to miss out on! They also post all kinds of tidbits about new collections and products coming out. What are you waiting for? Go follow them!

Did you enjoy the Zoya marathon?
<3 Cristina