Showing posts with label Browns. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Browns. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cirque Colors Metropolis Collection Swatches

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 Cirque Colors is known for making exquisitely beautiful hand blended nail colors. They have  created some of the most beautiful holographic shades I've ever seen. Their new range of cremes is no exception.  Cirque's Metropolis collection is an on going monthly release of creme shades- which kicked off on September of 2014 with the spectacular cobalt NYFW. More after the jump.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Zoya Entice Chocolate Drops Look

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 Happy Thursday beauties!! Today's look is all warm and delicious. For this look I brought together Four of the shades from the Fall 2014 Entice collection by Zoya. The Four creamy beauties definitely represent Fall very well. I love how rich this palette is and how great these shades look when brought together. These really do make me wish the weather was cooler already so I could sit out back with a nice hot chocolate... Alas, I live in South Florida.... it will never happen lolol. But I can at least enjoy the warm fuzzy feelings on my nails :D. 

Zoya Nyssa- Zoya describes Nyssa as  a milk chocolate brown in the flawless, full-coverage cream formula. Nyssa is the base color on my index and pinkie nails. She is also the accent over my thumb, middle and ring nails. The formula is absolutely amazing and does well in Two easy coats. 
Zoya Claire- Zoya describes Claire as a warm, rich burgundy with a flawless, full-coverage cream finish. Claire pulled a tad bit more to the rich Brown side, rather than Burgundy on myself. Claire is the base color on my thumb. I used Two easy coats for this color as well. 
Zoya Veronica- Zoya describes Veronica as a full-coverage brilliant red wine. Veronica is the base on my middle nail, and the accents over my pinkie nail. I used Two easy coats of this color. 
Zoya Margo- Zoya describes Margo as  a modern red plum in a flawless, full-coverage. I really enjoyed this shade as it was not so dark of a plum shade that it went black in dim light. Margo is the base on my ring nail, and the accent over my index nail. I used Two easy coats of this color. 

  All of these shades have amazing formulas and apply like butter. They are also very glossy on their own, adding a top coat makes them glassy and wonderful.

Did you pick up any shades from the Entice collection?

Monday, September 8, 2014

O.P.I Nordic Mish Mash Nail Art Look

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 Hello lovely readers and happy Monday! Today I want to share this mish mash fall look I did using some of the shades from the beautiful O.P.I Nordic collection for Fall 2014. I will be very honest and say that I was not expecting much from this collection judging by the original promo shots. Once I got to see them in person it was a whole different story. I actually really love all the shades in this release and have been really enjoying bringing them together in funky nail art looks. 

This look features the following shades: 
O.P.I Do you Have This Color in Stock-Holm-  This shade is a vibrant shade of true Violet creme. I can't really say that it leans Blue, or Red. To me this shade is a perfectly balanced, rich and vibrant, shade of Purple. 
O.P.I My Voice is a Little Norse- This pretty is an amazing blend of small holographic, super sparkly, glitter suspended in a lightly smoked out base. This baby is fairly densely packed, but it does best layered. I'm not sure this glitterbomb could achieve opacity on its own. For this look I decided to use a cosmetic wedge sponge to apply the glitter in a gradient over Do You Have this Color in Stock-Holm. 
O.P.I Suzi has a Swede Tooth- This shade is your classic Pink creme. It is a really balanced and flattering shade of Pink creme that will appeal to many different tastes. In this look I decided to add it as little pops of vibrant dots. 
O.P.I Ice-Bergers and Fries- This shade is a rich camel- toned brown, leans a tad red. I was not expecting to love this shade as hard as I do. It reminds me of lush leather handbags and matching knee- high boots. Wearing this shade as my base on my Pinkie and Index fingers brought this mani up to "Fall Speed". 

I finished this look off with two generous coats of Seche Vite. 

 I absolutely adore how these colors play together. I also adore the formulas for all of these colors. They all went on buttery smooth and gave me no issues. Even the colors I used as accents were a joy to work with. Also.. the names :D, the names are great! This collection is available now at most (if not all) O.P.I retailers. Have you picked any of these babies up?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Zoya Naturel Deux Collection Swatches & Review


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 Behold the, not so, triumphant return of my ultra nubby nails! No, I definitely did not intend to make my nails this short. Last week I had two awful breaks, both my middle nails went not-so-peacefully. To add insult to injury, the middle nail on my right hand broke twice in one day. It was a bad day that day. It is probably a good thing that the Zoya Naturel Deux collection looks so beautiful on short nails too :D. 
 I was sooo excited to see Zoya expand their "Naturel" range into a deeper, more fall oriented palette. These six creamy beauties all remind me of delicious coffee and rich chocolatey confections. To see these six, new, nudey beauties up close and person just keep on reading after the jump. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Matchy- Matchy with my JORD Wood Watch

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Hi hello and happy Thursday! 

  Today's post is all about my awesome JORD Wood Watch and the nails it inspired. A wood watch now? Yes!!! My pretty piece is one of the variations of the Fieldcrest model. There are quite a few color variations available in this style but the Maple sang to me the most. I love the light beige tone of the wood and how it looks so very "natural". 
 This watch is SO light, which I absolutely love. I do not care for clunky timepieces that feel like they might break my wrist if I high-five someone. Don't let that lightness fool you though, this baby feels solidly built. Even though the watch clearly has a wooden texture, everything about the piece is smooth and polished. And speaking of polished, that is what drew me the most to this particular model. The Fieldcrest looks so very sleek, simple and sexy. I love the small stainless steel accents in the watch- face as well as around the bezel. I love watches that don't clearly look "male" or "female" and this particular style possesses that androgynous quality. 
 Now let's talk about nails for a moment. Of course.. OF COURSE.... I had to go and match my nails to this beautiful watch. No lie, I spent a good 45 minutes sitting in front of my Bettina drawer picking out which polishes matched my watch the best, and which would marble best.
 I finally settled on a base of Bettina Lingerie for my woodsy marble. For the marble portion I used Bettina Magnolia, which adds all that beautiful shimmer you see in the swirls. I also used Bettina #195 and Bettina #196. I also wanted to pull some of the Silver details onto my nail art look so I added some dots with Cult Nails Lethal. I topped my marbles off with some Seche Vite.

 I really actually love how these turned out, even if they are a bit darker than the actual watch :D. I really like how the colors came together to create a cool woodgrain look how I had envisioned in my head.
 I love the simplicity of this watch. It seems that very simplicity is what makes it so interesting. I mean, it is a wood watch! What more interest could you add than letting the beautiful wood do all the talking?

 I am really impressed with this JORD wood watch. And I am so grateful to have been presented with the opportunity to feature one on LTHP because I love great and unique products. You don't see a ton of folks going around rocking wood watches, though they should... because they are AWESOME! 




  I am beyond thrilled with this watch! She (he?) is a real beauty and I can't wait to wear it with everything! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nicole by O.P.I Carrie Underwood Collection- Sing you Like a Bee & Backstage Pass- Elegant Half Moon Nail Art Look

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Good morning and happy Tuesday! 

 I am so in love with today's look.. I think I will let the photos do the talking for me :D. Anything more seems like rambling. 
NOPI Sing you Like a Bee and Backstage Pass Look photo DSCN4629_zps22532ff6.jpg
 This simple, yet classy look started with a base of Nicole by OPI Sing you Like a Bee from the Carrie Underwood collection. Once my base color was dry I did half-moon details on my thumb, ring and pinkie nails using Backstage Pass. Backstage Pass  is a beautiful shade of deep Oxblood with sultry shimmer. To accent my half moons and "blank" nails I used Copper stones from Cult Nails set into my wet top coat (Seche Vite). The stones brought this look to life for me. 

 Sing you Like a Bee is a stunning shade of dense White shimmer with a strong Golden duochrome. This shade is just beautiful. I used Three easy coats to build the shade up to opacity. That said, this color can also be layered. I'm not sure if this shade is meant to be a texture... But if left without top coat, it dries a bit gritty and cool looking. I did top coat it for my look though. This is one of my favorite shades in this entire collection. 
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 Thanks for stopping by my loves! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dollish Polish Halloween Frights Collection Swatches

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Happy Humpday!! 

 I am a baby, a huge scaredy cat. I don't do horror movies. I don't do "horror theme park nights". I remember one year I tried going to Busch Gardens Howl-O- Scream, which is apparently tame... And I left in a panic attack. I remember a boyfriend took me to see "Silent Hill" when it came out in theaters, I didn't sleep for weeks. I. DON'T. DO. HORROR. I just can't. I have this scumbag brain, that can create all sorts of horrifying images all on its own, I don't need any help hahha.... 
 That said.. I LOOOOOVE Halloween Nail Polishes.. Especially of they are by the amazing Dollish Polish! Last year Dolly blew us away with her This is Halloween Collection. Which, BTW will be making a short comeback this year for a limited time during the month of October. This year Dolly has created Eight new, horror- movie inspired polishes. Each individual polish is inspired by a cult classic horror movie and they are just spectacular! 
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 I must confess I've not seen most of the movies that inspired these shades, for the reason mentioned above lol. I am a huge baby, like seriouly haha. And even these beauties will not make me want to watch them hahha. Well, Ok I have seen "The Shining" and "The Exorcist"... but I hated every second of it ahhah. To see closeup swatches of these Halloween Beauties just keep on reading. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

OCC Modercraft- Fall 2013 Nail Color Collection

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Happy Humpday! 

  Today I am very excited to share swatches of OCC's Fall moderncraft nail polish collection. These six beautiful shades are inspired by the 1920's cabaret look. These polishes are insanely beautiful and the formulations really left me kind of speechless. The full Moderncraft collection is available online and at select Sephora stores now. 
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 To see close up swatches and find out more about these amazing beauties just continue reading ♥. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

LTHP Quickies! Jordana 12 Hr. Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencils & Bold Liquid Felt Tip Liner

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Happy Tuesday! 

 This past weekend was pretty quiet for the husband and I. I was not doing too great and had to take it easy. Yesterday was not good either... Then, there was a not- so- nice comment in my inbox this morning... It not- so- kindly requested that I post something... "Post something already, I know you are depressed but c'mon".... Something along those lines.... How sweet, right?
  I don't even know how to follow up to this comment. Let's just say it's not OK to talk to anyone this way. That is all. I am fairly transparent with you guys about my health struggles because this blog originated as a result of these very struggles. Every now and then these issues will rise up and get in the way of my ability to produce content. This is out of my control, and I know a lot of you are very understanding of this matter. Sometimes, no matter how badly I want to post, swatch or do nail art.. I just don't feel well enough to do so. This has nothing to do with my depression or mental state. This is a physical thing, my body is not running at 100%. I do as much as I can, when I can. I don't think I should even have to explain this... Oh wait, I don't. But, I won't lie... It was hurtful to see such a comment. Behind all these pretty pictures of nails, and behind every single word; there is a person. A real human being with real human feelings... and they can get hurt too. 
  Right... the #31DC2013... I still have not decided if I will continue on with it. There is A LOT going on in my "real life" right now. The husband and I are doing a BIG MOVE in a few short weeks so there are a lot of preparations that have to take place. In hindsight, it was not a good idea for me to join in the challenge, but I might still take on the prompts in my own time. 
 I have SO MUCH product I want to/need to go through. I really don't want the blog to go dead during the time it will take us to move and settle in, so I have to swatch a lot and draft like a crazy lady. There is just an insane amount of work I have to get done in a tight time frame. We are very, very excited about this move though. It is something we have been wanting to do for a very long time.  

 So, now that we are kinda caught up... You guys, seriously, Jordana is KILLIN' IT right now with all their new releases. This post will focus on their new 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Pencil eyeliners and their new Bold Liquid felt tip eyeliner. These new Jordana products will be available at Walgreens stores as well as online. This new range of Six new eyeliners will retail for $2.49 each. I am so madly in love with these pencils. 
Jordana 12 Hr. Made to Last Liquid Liner Pencil photo DSCN8673_zps873f5962.jpg
 They have done a classic, creamy matte Brown and Black, along with Four shimmery, metallic shades. These all have such creamy and highly pigmented formulations. They glide with easy and don't feel like they pull at any time. The Black and Brown pencils are fantastic for the waterline and tightline. My eyes can be fairly sensitive and I have ran into no irritations with any of these pencils. They don't make my eyes tear up when I am applying them either.
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Aqua Last: gagagagorge metallic Sky Blue pencil. 
Purple Fix: smokey shade of Amethyst Purple with hints of Silver sparkle pencil.
Jade Jewel: deep shimmering Olive drab pencil.
Espresso Last: creamy coffee brown pencil. 
Charcoal Definition: super shimmery shade of charcoal grey pencil. 
Black Point: opaque black matte creme pencil. 

 I don't have favorites here. I adore them all. Of course I am really enjoying all the shimmering shades. But, a girl can't have too much Black or Brown eyeliner. Jordana also did a bold eyeliner pencil. These retail for $2.99. The only issue I have with this liner is that it is not waterproof. Other than that it has great pigmentation and good wear (long as it does not get wet). This pencil creates really awesome bold lines with ease. 
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 I am so impressed with all these new Jordana releases. The quality has been incredible, they have released beautiful colors, and the price has been oh-so-right. I also have some new mascaras by Jordana and I think that should do it on all the new Jordana products. These are available at Walgreens stores. 

 I hope you guys have a great day today! I am off to do a ton of work around the house. My motto for today is "swatch, drink (water lol), breathe". Mama has a LOT of work to get done. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Zoya Cashmeres Fall 2013 Collection Swatches

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OMG it is Thursday already!! 

  This week has been such a blurr for me, I'm not quite sure why. I hate the feeling of "missing days". I know I have not spoken much about my health in a while... it's been really rollercoaster-y. The good news is that I do not have Crohn's afterall... It was something else all along, basically my stomach is too slow and does not empty properly.
 It sucks because there is no treatement for it other than "lifestyle changes" which I have been working on since 2010, when these issues started presenting... I'm really frustrated, and a fairly anxious mess, which does not help with my "gastric distress"... Fun, right?! Needless to say all of these things have been getting in the way of life in general. I'm trying my damn hardest to keep a positive midset and stay calm, but some days are harder than others. Today is not so great, my heart feels heavy, my body drained but my mind is doing 100 miles per hour. I'm hoping to dive into some nail art and hopefully get lost in it for a while. I really need to catch up on my #31DC2013 posts. 
 Now that "that's" out of the way, how about some swatches of the Zoya Cashmeres Fall 2013 collection? This portion is the creamy half of this year's Fall releases. Six new yummy shades that range from classic nudes and browns, to bold reds and a very uniqe Green & Blue.  
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 To see close up swatches and find out my thoughts on these shades just continue reading ♥.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Golden Frames with Inglot and Zoya

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Happy Friday! 

  I'm kicking this weekend off in a neutral, but eye- catching look. True story: I HATE Brown nail polish. I don't know why, because they generally look so freaking good on my nails... But I just don't like Brown... I find it boring.... So, needless to say I was not suuuper excited to try Louise from the Zoya Cashmere Fall Collection. But, I was HELL BENT on making myself enjoy this color, because in "normal land" this is a really pretty color... It's just in "Cris Land" that beautiful browns like these don't fly hahaha. So, I went for some glittery frames using one of my new Inglot Striping nail art polishes. I went with #66 Golden holographic glitter stripper to compliment my neutral, Chocolaty brown base. 
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 I will be reviewing Louise later on, along with the rest of the Cashmere's. The formula was amazing though. For this post I want to focus a bit more on the glitter striping polish from Inglot. Inglot released an AWESOME rage of striping polishes, which are packed with sparkly goodness and a fine striping brush. I wish the brush on the Inglot strippers was a bit thinner and longer, but it works well if you move patiently. The frames were really easy to do! I had never tried this look before, I was surprised at how quickly and easy they were to do. I finished this look off with two coats of KBShimmer Clearly on top, top coat.

  So, can I honestly say I like this mani? No, I LOVE it! Who knew little Golden frames on a Chocolaty base could be so chic and pretty? I was so surprised at how much I enjoyed this look and happy to have found a way to enjoy a Brown nail polish. 

 What is a color polish you just CANNOT get into? Have you found ways to rock it? 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Seche Nail Color Clever & Confident Fall 2013 Collection Swatches

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Happy Thursday!! 

  If you have been a long time reader of LTHP, you know that for a long time Seche Vite was my go-to top coat. I have since found other top coats I really enjoy, but Seche Vite is definitely "old faithful" for me. So!! Today I have swatches of the Seche Clever & Confident Fall 2013 collection. Ever since Seche announced that they were going to be doing nail color, I just knew I had to try them. I am so happy that the first Seche shades I got to try were their Fall collection, because as many you guys know I just love Fall colors. 
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To see close up swatches of these pretties just continue reading ♥. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

LTHP Quikies! Milani Color Statement Lipsticks in Browns and Neutrals

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Good morning darlings!! 

  This am I have the Milani Color Statement Lipsticks in the Browns and Neutrals family. I was going through my folders and was fairly shocked to see that I had not posted these yet! This family is made up of Nine shades in the Neutrals and Browns family. There is a great range of creme, metallic and shimmer in this group. 
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 I am quite the opposite of most girls in that I don't feel right in neutral tones. For me, the brighter the better. So I have actually not made it around to wearing that many of these. But I did do some arm swatches for you guys of course. 
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 These all had a fantastic formula and great pigmentation. I've LOVED every other Color Statement lippy I've gotten to try and I'm sure the feel of these is no exception. 
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 I SUCK epically at describing Browns so please bare with me hahaha! 
Nude Creme: A lovely Pink toned peachy-beige creme. 
Dulce Caramelo: A sweet, light shimmering Taupe with light Pink undertones. 
Naturally Chic: A wearable shade of deeper Peachy- Beige creme. 
Teddy Bare: A light shade of Cocoa creme. 
Candied Toffees: A deep caramel shade with slight hints of Golden shimmer. 
D'Oro: Warm Golden metallic shimmer. 
Bronze Beauty: An Orange toned Bronze shimmering metallic. 
Chocolate Berries: A deep shimmering shade of Maroon. 
Double Espresso: A true Brown, wearable shade with warm golden shimmer. 

 They also released Two complimenting shades of lip liners for these colors. 
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 I need to venture into wearing some Nudes so I can find out what looks good on my skin tone. I've never really gotten into the world of Nudey lippies. I've been so wrapped up in my brights all Spring and Summer long. Maybe when Fall starts peeking it's head around I'll be in a more Earthy mood. 

Have you picked up any of these? Which are your favorites?

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Friday, November 16, 2012

New Fall/ Winter 2012 Shades from Barielle

Happy Thursday!! 

  This evening I am back to share with you some of Barielle's new releases for Fall/Winter 2012. This post actually covers Two of their Fall/ Winter, Five polish sets. Barielle to me always means fantastic cremes and they definitely delivered on that expectation with these Two collections. 

To see swatches of these beautiful Barielle polishes just continue reading!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Indie Mania! KBShimmer Swatches

Monday Monday... 

  So when this indie brand contacted me I pretty much did a little dance, squeed and promptly replied with a big YES, I will feature you. The brand I am talking about is KBShimmer. Christy has been in the bath and beauty game for some time but just recently got into the polish- making game. KBShimmer nail polish first caught my eye when the brand was featured in this Beautylish article. I loved the uniqueness of her polishes, and the fact that they did not need undies (A base color). 
  There was no way I could narrow down which polishes to review so I asked Christy to send me some of her personal favorite polishes. I could not be more thrilled with the pretties if I had picked them myself. These are some of the most unique and beautiful polishes I've ever seen/ am happy to own!
To see swatches of these amazing indie beauties continue reading! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sation Nailstock Collection Swatches and a bit of News

Happy Humpday! 

  Today is a special day for myself and Mr.LTHP (who is now on Twitter and IG @Mr_L_T_H_P go follow him for behind the scenes LTHP nonsense!). Today is our Three year wedding anniversary. May I say that these have been the fastest Three years of my life. It feels like just yesterday we were scrambling with wedding plans. Daniel (@Mr_L_T_H_P) is such an amazing husband. I really could not imagine a better man, he also also the reason why this blog exists. 
 My starting a blog was his idea, and with his support LTHP came to be. So yes, my polish addiction and all this craziness is in part his "fault" haha. He's an amazing person is all! So with that said, here are a few swatches of some of Sation's Nailstock Collection Colors. 

Sation RV There Yet?
 RV There Yet? is an AMAZING shade of creamy Teal. It is an unique color in that it is vivid, but Fall at the same time. It is a very clean and crisp shade of Teal, it seems to be the perfect middle-ground between Green and Blue. The formula on this color is very saturated with color but it is not thick. This color also dries to a cool semi-rubbery finish as seen in this photo. RV There Yet? does great in Two easy coats. I LOVE this shade!

Sation I Paint in Peace
 Dat Green! I Paint in Peace is a fantastic shade of deep Moss green creme laced with fine Silvery and light Green micro shimmer. This is a beautiful shade of Green and the shimmer really gives it a very unique touch, like a shimmery dustiness to the base color.  The formula on this shade is buttery smooth and does great in Two coats.

Sation I'm with the Bandanna
 Pardon the odd coloring of my skin in the next photos. One of my lights died the day I did the swatches for this collection. So I'm with the Bandanna is an almost metallic Taupe. This is an uber flattering color, and I love that it is not a taupe creme. Think of O.P.I You don't know Jacques but give it an intense, very dense shimmer finish and you get I'm with the Bandanna. I'm so happy that it is not a creme! The formula on this color is amazing and could have almost done with one coat but I did Two coats. This is a nice twist on a Fall classic shade.

Sation Imagine-Sation
 At first I was convinced that I was not going to like this color, and then I applied it and ate my words. See, in the bottle this looks like another deep Brown creme. Here's the kicker, it is actually a deep, deep Burgundy jelly with some brown undertones. Imagine-Sation is very vampy and has a very high shine. The formula on this color was just a little runny, so a light patient hand is necessary to achieve a smooth, even surface. I was pleasantly surprised with this shade.

 The Sation Nailstock collection is available now on the Miss Pro Nail site and they retail for $5.00. Now this is only Four of the shades but the collection is made up of quite a few more shades. If these Four are any indication of the rest of the collection then I must assume that they are all beautiful as well.

  Now I'm off to spend the day with the hubs and celebrate this awesome day!

(**Products provided for review**)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pixi Fall 2012 Swatches

Happy Friday!! 

  Today I have a quick post to show you guys Three new(ish) polishes by Pixi. These three pretties were released for Fall/ Winter. I won't ramble much today and get straight to the polishes because I really want to get SO much stuff done today! I hate when it feels like there isn't enough time in the day to get done what I need done... Anywho.... POLISH! 


Pixi Classy Cocoa
 This is pretty much the most amazing, most awesome Brown polish I own right now. I.Don't.Like.Brown... That said.. Just look at this amazing color, how could I not like this?! The base is a light Chocolate Brown packed full of Coppery/ Golden shimmer. In some lights you can even see some slight Violet tones, they are very subtle though. This color is extremely flattering and has a great formula. I used Two coats for pictures.

Pixi Evening Emerald
 The name on this one throws me off lol.. This is not a Green polish. Well, what is it then? It is a beautiful, Blackened Teal shimmer. I love the darkened edges on the nail with this polish. The shimmer is really pretty and reflects light beautifully. I used Two easy coats for my swatch.

Pixi Amazing Amethyst
 Amazing Amethyst is not quite this Blue in person. It is however, a really vivid and pretty shade of shimmery Amethyst Purple. I've read on a lot of fellow blogger posts that this color doesn't feel very unique. I find it totally awesome. I was trying to find something similar in my stash but I came up empty, so in my stash this is actually a pretty unique shade. This color also has a great formula and does well in Two coats.

 I really like this small Fall collection, especially Classy Cocoa. All Three colors have great formulas, which is always nice. I really like the Pixi brush quite a lot. I think it's because it has a longer wand that most polishes. In my book, longer wands make for easier application. Pixi polishes are available from Target and retail for $8.00. 

Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!

(**Pixi Products provided for review**)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Nicole by O.P.I Fall Target Exclusives- 2012

Happy Humpday!!! 

  Today I have a swatch post for you guys. I had been eagerly awaiting these Nicole by O.P.I Fall Target exclusives from the moment I saw the press release. Nicole by O.P.I has consistently released some of my favorite colors for 2012. This Fall collection might just be the cherry on top of a fantastic year for NOPI.
 To see close-ups just continue reading.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rich Shades for Spring 2012 from Milani

Good Morning loves!!

  Today I will be showing you Three shades from Milani's new Spring 2012 Line-up. I actually have a mini- Milani series coming your way. These shades are staple colors. They are really pretty but for me, a bit safe. Of course in every new line-up of colors you have to have your standard colors. I am vowing as of now to give my Milani's more love. Every time I wear a Milani polish I remember how awesome their polishes are....
 To see swatches of these Milani shades just keep reading after the jump.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Maybelline Colorama Cocoa Motion

Hi loves!!

  Today I have an oldie! Like so many of us I was addicted to Coloramas. I remember buying them up like they were little candies haha. I loved/ love the little bottle and the little gnome hat caps :). They had the cutest color range and great formulas. Well, I was visiting with my mama the other day and we were going through some of my stuff that was still at my parents house and we found this little gem hiding and in perfect condition so I had to show you guys!
Cocoa Motion is a deep Maroon shimmer with rich Chocolaty undertones. It's a very pretty, classic color. Not something I would normally go for so I was surprised to find it in a hidden stash lol. Apparently at some point in my life I was actually attracted to Brown tones. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike the color, it's just not something I would go for currently. The formula on this was still spot on even though it had been stashed probably since like 2006. Two effortless coats :).

Don't you guys just love finding hidden treasure?
♥ Cristina