Showing posts with label Cult Nails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cult Nails. Show all posts

Monday, January 20, 2014

Cult Nails All Access/ Fall 2013 Collection- Nail Art Look

(**Press Samples**)
Hello and good morning! 

(*EDIT*): I feel like I have to mention this. Cult Nails has NO association with CULT Cosmetics. They are two different companies. Cult Nails has been around since about 2010 if memory serves me right. This Cult Cosmetics has only been around a few months but they have practically committed identity theft. Even going as far as pitching to bloggers using the Cult Nails tagline "join the cult". I don't even know what to say about it other than I think it is a rotten thing this new company is doing.
 I admire originality, people who work hard and know their industry... So the fact that they appear to not have done any research before launching their brand, using someone else's "identity" in a sense.. leads me to believe that the people behind Cult Cosmetics are just looking to make a quick buck of the "nail trend" and are not actually into it because they want to be innovative. Read Maria's thoughts on the situation [HERE].

 Today I want to share this look I did using all Five shades in Cult Nails' All Access Collection. This collection was released back in 2013 for Fall-ish. The collection has a 90's grungy feel, and that pleases my inner 13 year old in the best way possible. In this collection Maria did Three new cremes and two shard- glitters. I really wanted to bring them together in a flashy look and this is what I ended up with. Such lush! Much sparkle!
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  As I mentioned above, this look uses all Five shades in the All Access Collection. The only color I did not do nail art over was Cult Nails Disillusion. Disillusion (on my Ring finger and Thumb) is a Black jelly base packed with Magenta shard glitter. The formula on this shade was a bit tricky. It was a bit thick and needed slight manipulation. I built it up to opacity by using Three coats. I think this shade is best layered. On my Index finger I used Cult Nails Lamestain as my base. This shade is deep, vampy burgundy creme-jelly perfection. As an accent I used a cosmetic sponge to do a gradient using Cult Nails Feedback which is a beautiful blend of Golden/Iridescent shard glitters in a clear base. 
 On my Middle nail I used Cult Nails Wackslacks as my base. For the peacock feather design over my Middle nail I used Pueen stamping plate Pueen09 and China Glaze Passion. On my Pinkie nail I started with a base of Cult Nails Grunge. This shade is easily my fave in this collection. Grunge is a beautiful shade of muted moss green with the signature Cult Nails smokiness. I accented my Pinkie by doing a reverse dot gradient using Wackslacks. To finish off I did a coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast top coat. 

 It goes without saying that the cremes in this collection are flawless. Wackslacks could have practically been one coat, I did two out of OCD. Lamestain glides on like butter and is perfect in Two coats. Grunge is also a dream as it is opaque like a creme but applies like the best crelly you've ever tried. The glitters are not hard to work with, they just require a bit more patience as they are SO packed with glitters.
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 I wore this look for about Five days. When the time came to change my nail color, these were still holding on for dear life. I will never cease to be amazed by the wear of Cult Nails nail polishes. The Cult Nails All Access shades are still available from the Cult Nails site as well as Beautylish. They retail for $12.00. 

You can follow Cult Nails on [FACEBOOK] [TWITTER] [INSTAGRAM] [PINTEREST]. I am VEEERY excited to see their upcoming collection, Passionate Dreams. This collection is already available for pre-order through Cult Nails

Thank you for stopping by ♥! 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

LTHP's Crazy Birthday Nails! Turning 27 in Rad Nails

(**Press Samples**)
Hi everyone and happy Thursday! 

 Today is my birthday! I will be keeping my intro short and sweet today. I'm allowed to slack a little on my special day, right ;)? Anywho, I wanted to do something kind of crazy and all over the place on my nails... So that is exactly what I did haha. 
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 I think it is easier if I break this look down by nail since there is so much going on. There was really no rhyme or reason behind any of this manicure. I just kind of winged it and ended up with this crazy look that somehow seems to work.
- Index and Ring nails: Gradient with Milani Cupid's Touch and Aqua Brisk. The glitter over Aqua Brisk is China Glaze's Your Present Required. My Ring fingernail is the same thing, just inverted. I REEEEEALLY love how these gittering gradient nails turned out. 
- Middle nail: For the base I used Cult Nails Tempest. For the splatter part I used Bettina Pink Bikini, Hopeful and Cult Nails Nevermore
- Tumb and Pinkie nails: For the base I used China Glaze Put a Bow on It. I then did a dotted gradient using China Glaze Mingle with Kringle, Cult Nails Tempest and Nevermore

 I topped all of my nails off with a top coat of KBShimmer Clearly on top. On my Index, Middle and Ring nails I also did a coat of INM Northern Lights for some extra sparkle. I kind of like the "multiple personality" thing this look has going on, very me haha. 

 I'm off to celebrate turning 27 with my crazy nails!! Thanks for stopping by today! 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Cult Nails Mish-Mash Nail Art for @TheMakeupShow #TMSOrlando

(**Press Samples**)
Good afternoon my loves!! 

  Today I feel slightly hungover. No, I was not out drinking last night. I don't drink, ever (more like can't)... Anywho, I was at The Makeup Show in Orlando all weekend long and it was a beauty high for the ages. If you follow me on Instagram(@L_T_H_P) you may have gotten a glimpse of the madness that was this amazing show. I will be doing a few posts dedicated to the show. There was a lot of amazing things going on, and I really want to share some of my experiences with you guys. 
 Since Cult Nails had a booth at the show I decided to do a mani that mish-mashed a ton of Cult Nails shade into one amazing manicure. I wanted to represent for Cult Nails, not only because I consider Maria a friend, but because they are a brand that calls Florida home and I think that is pretty neat. Cult Nails also produces an amazing product, they never disappoint, and they always think outside of the box in their approach to seasonal collections. For me, they are a breath of fresh- air with every new collection because all of their color are always so different from everything else that is on the market at the time. SO, yeah.. I had to pimp some Cult Nails, and this is what I did :D. This look features shades from the Dance All Night, Road Trip and All Access Collections. 
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I will have reviews of Road Trip and All Access up very soon! I think it would be easier to break down this look by fingernail so.. let's do this!!
-Thumb and Pinky Nails: Feedback over Dance All Night over Mayhem over Wack Slacks. This was also done on my Pinky nails and you can see just how beautiful this layering turned out. They looked like some kind of jewel. 
-Index Nail: Two Timer over All Out over Grunge. This layering created one of the coolest and most unique shades I've ever rocked! Maria didn't believe me when I told her it was all Cult Nails heehee. In the photo above I am holding All Out. You need this polish. I also did this same layering on my Ring fingernail. 
-Middle Nail: Walk of Shame over Center of Attention over Be Loco. OMG, OMG, OMG. Ok, yes, so I LOVE this. I wish I had taken a macro of this nail because it was seriously so pretty and so girly and just SPARKLY!
 For the stamped details I used Bundle Monster plate BM201 for the zig- zag pattern. For the geometric pattern I used Cheeky Plate CH13. I used Konad Black special polish for the stamps. I finished my whole look off with a coat of Wicked Fast, except for the stamped nails for which I used Seche Vite to avoid smudging the stamped designs.
 During the show I had actually accented my nails with some Nail Veils by Chronicle Stones, but I didn't manage to snap a good pic of that. So here is an "ok cell" pic. I do want to go over the Nail Veils soon. I just adore these pieces. They are so edgy and different. 
 So here is a crappy cell pic of these awesome pieces. I will have an actual post soon! Oh and I ended up accenting my index with moons in You're my Dandylion and Inglot glitter stripes. I already had quite a bit of shrinkage going on at this point ahaha. 
 You can find out more about Nail Veils by visiting their site http://nailveils.com/. The pinkie piece with the dangle is one of my faves. It makes me feel very "old school glam". Or maybe like something Effie Trinket would wear. The piece on my middle finger can be customized by adding gems to the centers of the flowers. Su, the creator can make them with genuine gemstones or you can get them blank so you can use your own stones. These, semi-precious metal pieces are re-usable which would allow you to change the gems in the Flower veil piece. If you follow celeb nail artist Pattie Yankee, she is a huge fan of Nail Veils, and even had her own custom line created for NYFW this year. 

 Below are pics of my base colors which I will be reviewing soon they are Grunge, Be Loco and Wack Slacks. It is always so much fun for me to see the transformation of my nails from canvases to completed look. 
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 Oh and for fun here is a sneak of the awesomeness that went down at The Makeup Show Orlando. This model was painted by the artists of the Makeup For Ever Academy. I always look forward to their booth because their demos are surreal, and their creature concepts are always beautiful and beautifully executed. This model was working the heck out of this look!! She was sparkling from head to toe.
 My outfit, which pales in comparison to the beauty standing next to me, is all Black Milk Clothing. I wore The Awesome Suit as my top sine I wanted to show off my back tattoo. The skirt is the Purple galaxy skater skirt and I am also rocking the flapper hosiery. I went with simple converses because we had to do a lot of walking, but I liked it that way. The kitty ears are by Locketship. 
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 This year's show was an insane amount of fun. I met so many amazing people, and I got to show of my technicolor, armored nails all day long Saturday and Sunday. It was fun to wear my crazy makeup and not get stared at and it was even more fun to discuss all this beautiful makeup and all these new innovations with people who are just as passionate about this industry as I (we) are. 

 I'm really looking forward to sharing a few more posts about this show, because it really is an amazing resource for people in the industry or people trying to get into the beauty industry. That, and it was just too much of an amazing experience not to share with you guys! They are so welcoming, and they really give you the opportunity to be exposed to some of the most amazing influences in the MUA community.

 For more info about The Makeup Show you can head to their site http://www.themakeupshow.com/.

Thank you so much for stopping by today my painted beauties!! I hope you enjoyed my Cult Nails mish-mash :D.

Monday, September 2, 2013

#31DC2013 Day 2: Orange you a Sun of Peach!

(**China Glaze Press Sample**)
Happy Monday and happy Labor day to my US dolls! 

  Day Two of the #31DC2013 the prompt is Orange nails. I decided to make this mani a throwback to the 90's "pop art" look. When I was trying to pick what Orange shade to go with, China Glaze's Sun of a Peach jumped out at me with it's awesome punky vibe. Stamping always feels like "home" to me. So, I reached for some plates that screamed "90's Punk" to me and went to work :D. I must say, every time I catch a glimpse of these nails, they make me smile. 
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 This look started with Three fairly easy coats of China Glaze's Sun of a Peach, of their Sunsational Neons collection. I will rant about how much I adore this shade soon. Lets talk about stamps now! The zig zag stamp came from Bundle Monster plate BM201. The checker stamp came from Cheeky plate CH3 and the smileys came from Bundle Monster plate BM304. For those of yo who might be curious, I did my thumb to match the Middle fingernail. I used Konad Black Special polish for all the stamps.  
 I top coated my stamps in Seche Vite since I know that TC doesn't smudge when I do stamped art. I followed my Seche with a light coat of INM Northern Lights to give the look a little bit of extra flare. To finish the whole thing off I decided I wanted to mattify the entire thing, so I did a coat of Cult Nails Wax That. I adore this finished look of the mixed patterns and cute smiley faces. How can one have bad day when your nails look like this? I mean, really ;-D. 

China Glaze Sun of a Peach 
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 I knew I loved this shade from the second I read the name, Sun of a Peach. C'mon!! If that didn't make you at least smile, you are a grumpus cat hahah. This shade is the most amazing shade of pastel neon Peach, leaning Orange. I know the words "pastel" and "neon" should not usually go together.... But that is the best way I can describe this fantastic shade of summery fun. I seriously love this color and if I was only going to pick up ONE shade of the Sunsational Neon collection, it would be this baby right here. 
 The formula on this shade is not the best thing ever, but it was not as horrid as I was expecting from reviews I had read. I found it to be quite nice, smooth and even for being a neon shade. There was some slight streaking, but if you keep a light hand it should not be a problem. I used Three easy coats for my base. Here it is shown with top coat, as it dries to a satin-matte finish.  

 So, Day Three calls for Yellow nails.. Ahh my old nemesis.. YELLOW!!! I am determined to make this year's Yellow mani a great one! Now, I am off to see what all the other awesome ladies have done for their Orange Day prompt!! 

Thanks for stopping by loves! 

 To see more Orange looks from many more awesome gals check out the inlinkz after the jump! 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

When it doubt... Wax ALL the Things! Wax That... by Cult Nails

(**Press Samples**)
Happy Humpday! 

  Today I have a quick spammy post. Ever since Cult Nails released their Wax finish top coat, Wax That... I've been putting it over just about everything. I am mad about the effect it creates, it is also a quick way to update my manis when I am feeling lazy and don't want to change my polish. So here are a few looks that I ... Waxed lol... Just one coat of Wax That was done over all these.

Cult Nails Love at First Sight waxed. 
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Milani Almond Bliss and Cirque Electric Circus waxed. 
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Inglot O2M 688 and KBShimmer Pastel me More waxed. 
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Cult Nails Faded and Dance All Night waxed.
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Cult Nails Nakizzle's Shizzle and Center of Attention waxed
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 Cult Nails Let's Get Dirty 
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 Let's get Dirty is a beautiful shade of muted Taupe which dries to this wax finish on its own and does not need a top coat to achieve this finish. There is also a slight, subtle shimmer to this delicate Taupe shade. It has a fantastic formula and does great in Two coats. It dries fairly quick, but do proceed with caution after application.

 I love this top coat because of the finish it creates, but also because it dries quickly. I hate matte top coats that take their sweet time to dry and then you end up with a ruined mani. That was not the case with Wax That... Can you tell I love how glitters look "waxed"? I also love it over cremes and jellies, but over glitters and shimmers it creates some serious badassery. 

 Did you pick up Wax That and have you found any combos that left you speechless? If so, SHARE!!! :D

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cult Nails Just Because

Happy Humpday!!! 

  Today I have a very special shade by Cult Nails. This is Just Because. This beautiful glitterbomb was specially created by Maria for a fashion group she belongs to, the story is quite funny and cute. Just Because is not and will not be for sale, so I feel a bit... mean posting this. How could I not share this fantastic beauty though? I feel so privileged and thankful to have such a special Cult Nails creation in my collection. Just Because is named so because it is now a shade that is gifted by Maria "just because" :D. 
Cult Nails Just Because
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 Where do I start? There is so much win in this polish!! The base is a Pinky-toned, Red jelly PACKED full of Silver micro-sparkles and a rainbow of small hexagonal glitter. Just Because is painfully sparkly and beautiful. Just Because has a very multi-dimensional look to it, jelly sammich in a bottle. The formula is very easy to work with and does great in Two coats. If I had longer nails, I may have needed a Third coat to cover VNL. 
  Even though Just Because is packed with glitters, it does not have a rough finish and it is not a top coat eater. I did Two coats of color and then top coated with Wicked Fast to really make it shine and sparkle. I could not stop staring at my nails when I wore this. I kind of wanted to lick them... Let's pretend I didn't say (type?) that haha. They really looked so delicious. 

 I can't thank Maria enough for gifting me with Just Because. It is such a special shade and I really do feel lucky to have it in (on) my hands. Now, please please don't be mad at me for posting this pretty ♥ ;). 

 Have you been lucky enough to get a Just Because

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Truffle Tuesday!! LVX Celeste Swatch and Look

(**Press Samples**)
Happy Truffle Tuesday!! 

  For this week's pick Truffle went with another shade of Blue!! What is it with my kitties and Blue? Miss Muffin was very fond of picking me Blue shades as well. I find it adorable that Truffle has kind of carried on that trend with her last Two picks. For this week she went with a soft, dreamy shade of baby Blue by LVX called Celeste. 
 This color inspired me to go for something that looked sweet, like candies or something. I don't know why that was... But this is what I ended up with, and I LOVED em!! 
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 For this look I started with Two easy coats of LVX Celeste. Once my base was dry, I taped off my stripes and painted over with LVX Viridian. I really loved the look of my nails at that point but they did not feel done, so I added a black "drip" with Cult Nail Nevermore. To give the final look a really "sweet" finish I added some of Sally Hansen's Wool Knot from their fuzzy coat collection to the drips. I wanted it to look like sprinkles over hot fudge. I finished the whole look with some KBShimmer Clearly on top to add shine and smooth out the nail art. 
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LVX Celeste is a wonderful, white based baby Blue creme. The formula on this shade was so unbelievable! I only needed Two easy, effortless coats of color for my base. I expect color like this to have difficult formulas, but this one was the complete opposite. Here are two coats + top coat. 
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 Thank you all for stopping by! Now, I must go find some ice cream. Because looking at these nails over and over have really made me hungry for some cake and ice cream haha. I know I must not be the only one this happens to ♥! 

Thanks for stopping by today!! Much love from Truffle! 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ninja Polish Mystic Glacier over Cult Nails Time Traveler

Hi hello and happy humpday!! 

  I swear I have not forgotten about Truffle Tuesday. She made a beautiful pick for me yesterday and I can't wait to get to work on the concept I have in my head. Yesterday was not a very good day for me health-wise. I had been feeling pretty well for the past few weeks, but yesterday and today have been quite rough. 
 Anyways, today I wanted to share this beautiful layering combination. These are Two polishes I had been lusting after for quite a long time. Mystic Glacier was/is one of those coveted indies. The kind that sold out within seconds of being listed on the website. I knew why, but once I actually got the polish in my hands, I absolutely understood why I needed Mystic Glacier in my hands. My jaw literally dropped when I opened my package that day. If you are a fan of polishes like Clarins 230, MaxFactor Fantasy Fire and the like, you absolutely need this beauty in you life. 
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 Mystic Glacier is a Blue based micro shimmer shifter. This baby goes from icy Blue, to Green/Teal, to Purple, to Copper... It is just unbelievable. I'm fairly certain this polish can reach opacity on its own but I really wanted to see it layered. That is the bestest part about these incredible shifting polishes; layering them over EVERYTHING :D. I went with a dark base color to see what shades it would bring out. 
Layering Mystic Glacier over Cult Nails Time Traveler brought out these beautiful Plum and Copper shimmer that shifted to Green-Teal at extreme angles. My nails looked like little, beautiful scarabs. I used one coat of Mystic Glacier over my base
 This shade dries a bit matte but adding a top coat brings out all that beautiful and amazing shimmer. I topped my nails with some KBShimmer Clearly on Top and wore these for about Four days. 

Cult Nails Time Traveler 
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 Time Traveler is this goooooooooorgeous shade of saturated, rich Navy jelly. It is a thick jelly, but thick in a good way. This color has incredible coverage, and if you have a light hand, you can do with one coat. I used two coats because I really wanted a deep, intense finish. This polish is also insanely glossy and that only gets better once top coated, like Navy patent leather. I love that it remains Blue in all lighting even though it is such a rich and dark color. I can't believe it took me so long to get this, but I am SOO happy I finally did. 

Mystic Glacier is available from Ninja Polish, online. Time Traveler is available from cultnails.com as well as Harlow & Co and now Beautylish!  

 I will be working on my nail care routine post! I'm pretty excited about that because it has definitely been a long time coming. Thanks for stopping by today loves!! 

(**both products purchased by me**)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cult Nails Dance all Night Collection Swatches

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Hello everyone! 

  Today I have swatches of the newest collection by my beloved Cult Nails. This is the Dance all Night collection. This release consists of Three lovely creme polishes, and Three fantastic layering glitterbombs. If you are not a part of "The Cult" yet, this is the perfect collection to start off with as it showcases the strengths of Cult Nails so well. There is a little bit of everything for everyone. 
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 Even though the collection is made up of "complimenting" pairs, I decided to do some more unexpected layering combinations to really make each color pop.

Cult Nails Center of Attention over Cult Nails Nakizzle's Shizzle
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 Center of Attention is a magnificent blend of vivid Pink-Rose sparkling hexes in varying sizes accented by a heavy dose of smaller iridescent sparkles in a clear base. The slightly larger hexes have a very minimal curve to them, but they all lay flat. This polish is like a bouquet of sparkling flowers in a bottle. Formula-wise, it is a little thick, I did not find this to be a problem. I used One coat of Center of Attention over my sky Blue base. I could wear this layering combination for ages.

Cult Nails Nakizzle's Shizzle
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 Nakizzle's Shizzle is an amazing shade of vivid, clean Sky Blue creme. This is your quintessential shade of Sky Blue. This shade is beautifully bright, yet flattering and completely wearable. The formula on this color is Cult Nails at their finest; so glossy, even and smooth. This color practically applies itself, I used Two effortless coats for my swatch.

Cult Nails Walk of Shame over Cult Nails Love at First Sight
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 Walk of Shame is a glitterbomb of most epic proportions. This glitter mixes bright, vivid Gold hexes in varying sizes and small Prismatic glitter in a clear base. This photo does not do this amazing, blingy topper justice. I tried taking photos in the Sun, and my camera freaked at the amount of bling. The formula on this glitter is also a bit thick, but very manageable. I used One coat of glitter over my Orchid- Violet base.

Cult Nails Love at First Sight
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 Love at First Sight is another fantastic representation of what Cult Nails does best, AMAZIIIIIINGG cremes! This shade is a beautiful, feminine tone of light, Pink toned Purple. When I think of Orchid- Violet, this is what comes to mind. This color has an amazing glossy and smooth formula that does great in Two coats.

Cult Nails Dance all Night over Cult Nails Faded
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 Dance all Night is the namesake of the collection, and quite a beautiful topper. This glitter topper mixes Blue, Green and Iridescent hexes partnered with smaller iridescent sparkle in a clear base. The larger hexes in this polish also have a slight curve to them, but they do lay flat. The formula on this polish is also a bit thick, but as with the rest, I did not find this to be a problem. How awesome does this look over Faded?!

Cult Nails Faded
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  Faded is a very faint, clean shade of Grey creme. This lovely shade of Dove Grey has an impressive formula. I really love this shade and I can see myself reaching for it a lot in the coming months. I used Two uber easy coats for my swatch. 

  These shades are fantastic and I can't even pick favorites. They all so beautifully executed, I really could not pick a favorite. These areso flattering, easy to wear and just plain FUN! Which are you loving?

PS: I want to thank you all for your support on the matter of Muffin. It really means a lot to Daniel and I. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Inglot Spring Pastels 2013- Watermarble Nail Art

(**Press Sample**)
Happy Humpday!! 

  I am at such a loss of words today :-S. So much has happened over the last few days that I don't even know where to start. There has been some utter, horrid nonsense going on; Muffin's been sick, I've been sick, husband got laid off.. It was hectic for a few weeks, but hings are settling down now. 
  Among all the madness some really awesome things happened too. If you pick you the latest issue of Nail It! magazine, you will see a picture of a manicure by yours truly featured in the Snapshots section. It is SO cool to see my nails and name on an actual magazine! That had been one of my goals for some time now.
 Anywho, these are my very first Inglot polishes, and I can honestly say I am a fan. They released a range of 10 pastel shades for Spring 2013 Ranging from Yellow-toned Peach, to Aqua Blue; these colors were begging to be played with. I immediately knew I wanted to do a marble-skittle of sorts with these. These Inglot polishes have a great formula for watermarbles, great pigmentation a really good spread in the water. 
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 For this look I started with a White base done with Cult Nails Tempest. For the Pinkie and Index marbles I used Inglot 381(Orange toned peach), 390(Vivid Mint Pastel) and 383(Orange toned Coral). For my Ring and Middle nail I used 382(Yellow toned Peach), 387(Soft Lavender-Pink) and 389(Aqua Blue). All of these Inglot polishes have a creamy formula. I'm not sure if it was just me, but I was detecting the slightest hint of shimmer, so barely there it is not really worth mentioning. I think it definitely aids in the application. 
  To finish off my look I top coated my Pinkie an Index nails in my signature sparkling INM Northern Lights, followed by a coat of Cult Nails Wax That, wax finish top coat. To cover some bubbles I got on my Middle and Ring finger I did a light coat of Lynnderella Connect the Dots, followed by Cult Nails Wicked Fast to give the glitter a high shine. 

  I am loving the contrast of  colors in these marbles, and I really love the completed look. I am also loving what CtD did for my bubbly nails. Overall, I am so happy with how this turned out. I don't marble enough for how much I love the look of the technique. And you know what they say, practice makes perfect. I feel my confidence in my marbling grow with each marble mani I do. They are becoming more fun now that I am getting a good grasp. I think I finally feel comfortable about filming a tutorial about the way I marble. 

 How do you feel about watermarbled nails? Also, would you guys be interested in a tutorial? Let me know in the comments ♥. 
(**Press Sample**)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

LTHP heads over to Nailitmag.com!

(**Press Sample**)
Happy Saturday everyone!! 

  I just wanted to do a quick post to let you guys know that I am over on the Nail It! magazine website with a guest post. I went with a texture theme, since I am slightly obsessed with this trend. I also did a look with some of the shades from the Cult Nails In the Garden Collection, for the ladies who do not like textures at all. I hope you guys like these looks! I had a lot of fun working on these. 
To find out the details behind these Three looks, just head on over to nailitmag.com. You can also read a short interview [HERE].

 I've had a minor setback here (I am also waiting on a middle nail break to grow out)... Ever have something happen to you that makes you feel really old for some reason? So, yesterday.. I was having a coughing fit... and I threw my lower back out  -___-. I mean, REALLY? Who does that? lolol... Who throws their back out from a coughing fit? Anywho, I'm taking it easy and hoping for a speedy recovery because I have lots I want to get done. I am also dying to play with my new Pueen stamping plates!! I have not had a chance to get into those yet, the designs are SO adorable!!

I hope you guys will check out my post for nailitmag.com! Happy Saturday everyone!

(**Press Sample**)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Updated OCC Power Plant Mani- Matte Angled French Tips

(**Some of the products featured in this post were provided for  review consideration**)
Good Morning!!

  This will be a quickie post. I feel like all I do these days is bitch about not feeling well, and I am really sorry about that. I have this "thing" where I feel like my body cannot keep up with my brain. There is SO much I want to/need to get done. I have so many ideas floating around in my brain, but I rarely have the energy to get up and DO IT. I hate it :(. I really try so hard not to dwell on my illness, but it has been wearing me down lately. I've never had these many bad weeks in a row. I know this is not permanent and I hope to be well someday soon. I will be heading to the Mayo Clinic in May so, Fingers crossed I'll come out with some more definite answers.  
 So this cool and simple look started with a base of OCC Power Plant. After a day of wearing Power Plant by itself I decided to layer Lac Attack's Hogwarts over it for some bling. I wore that for another day or so and I had some minimal tip wear going on, but was not ready to part with my mani yet... SO, I taped off some angled french tips and painted the exposed parts with Cult Nails Nevermore. To finalize my whole look and give it some edge, I added a coat of Twee & Honey This is mateness- matte top coat. 

 I'm hoping to be a little on track this week. I do have quite a lot of pictures ready to go, they are mainly makeup though. I know many of you are here for le nails, but LTHP LOOOOVES makeup too ♥. So, there might be a lot of makeup posts coming your way these coming days. Mainly because I don't have much "nail" material ready to go :(. But as I said above, I have SO many ideas, so many new things I want to try and tutorials I want to film. I just need my body to get with the program and stop rebelling against me.

XO


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Friday, March 8, 2013

Cult Nails Tempest, Fetish & Blaze -Nail Art Look

Happy Friday!!! 

  Today I have a really cool look featuring Cult Nails' Second Year Anniversary Collection. A few days ago I showed you guys Fetish all on it's own, but I thought it would be cool to do a look that featured different finishes. It seemed only fitting that I found a way to combine all Three shades in the collection into a cool look! 
 This look started with Two effortless coats of Tempest. I topped my base off with some Seche Vite and waited for it to dry. Then using some wavy scrapbook scissors I cut some strips of scotch tape to create the wavy side panels using Fetish. To clean up the seam between Fetish and Tempest I used a short striping brush dipped in Blaze. Then I went back with a really small dotting tool and added some Fetish dots along the wavy line. I did not top coat the finalized look to keep the cool contrast between wax and shiny finishes. Plain and simple, I ADORE this look!! And best of all, it was SO easy and fast to do!! 

 Here is a swatch of Tempest. The most flawless, creamiest shade of White I own. Two easy coats and an amazing self-leveling formula make this polish an absolute must have in my book!
 I said it before and I will say it again... I NEED more polishes in that wax finish!! There is something about it that I am absolutely LOVING!! I am also loving Blaze. When I first saw it I thought I would be indifferent towards it and then I actually wore it and I could not stop staring at my nails! It is a beautiful, blingy, yet classy glitter! My thoughts on Tempest? FINALLY, the perfect white creme haha!!! And Fetish? ... Yeah... you need it!

 I'm so ready for the weekend, I'm sure you guys are too :D!  

(**CN products provided for review**)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cult Nails Fetish

It's Thursday, Thursday... 

  I really wish it was Friday, fryday... Today I want to shre the amazing Cult Nails Fetish. This polish was released earlier this year for Cult Nails Second Birthday. Maria did a small release of Three colors and this edgy beauty was one of them. 
 I was so floored when I started seeing sneaks of this wax-finish Black. For the longest time I had been dying for a solid, matte- creme Black. There are a few matte Blacks out there but most have some kind of shimmer, Fetish does not shimmer. But what I really love is that Fetish is BLACK, a lovely opaque Black. I absolutely love the finish on this shade. I was worried that the intensity of the Black would not hold up as the polish dried, but it did. These were some HAWT liquid latex nails! Many matte top coats (when layered over Black) and a few matte "Blacks" will dry to a dark Graphite shade instead of true Black. Fetish is just plain sexy!  
  The best thing about this polish is that fantastic Cult Nails formula we have come to expect. This polish applied very evenly and smoothly. The application of this shade is just like that of Nevermore. If you are in a rush this is an excellent polish because it is practically opaque in one coat... And HELLO that awesome and edgy finish!! It's just so cool that it is not fully matte or fully glossy.. Just perfect! I did Two coats when I wore my Fetish. I was also very impressed with dry time on this shade. It was fully dry and solid in about 30 minutes. I did not top coat this polish because I didn't want to alter the awesome finish it dries to on its own.

  I saw a recent sneak peek of Cult Nails upcoming shades and Maria is planning a Wax- finish Barbie Pink that I am SOOOOO excited about!!! After trying Fetish.... I want a WHOLE line of colors in this finish!! I think a Teal would be AWESOME!!!

What are your thoughts on this Wax finish?

(**CN products provided for review**)



Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Muffin Mon... Er... Tuesday? O.P.I Euro-Marble

Hello lovely people!! 

  So... I'm late with this post :(. Yesterday was not a good day for me. I woke up pretty sick and whatnot so... Needless to say the polishing was not happening. Today I woke up feeling better, but still quite out of it. I'm sorry this post is so late and short. I've really been struggling with my health and energy lately. I would love some consistency right now :-s.
 This look started with a clean White creme base. I did a Blue themed watermarble with some of the new O.P.I Euro-Centrale shades. I used You're such a Budapest, I saw...U saw.. We saw... Warsaw and Can't find my Czechbook. I always foget how much of a pain it it to clean up Blue polish after marbles. Well, for me at least. Once I was done with the cleanup, I was not entirely happy with my marble. So I topped it with my secret weapon, INM Northern Lights. When that didn't save it with for me I did a Konad stamp from plate M63 in Konad Black special polish. I then went back and topped the whole thing off with O.P.I Don't touch my Tutu to give it an "underwater" look. I actually really adore the finished look. I'm glad I stamped and sammiched the whole look.
 
 Muffin is being a princess lately.... And hey!! It's a Truffle photo-bomb!

 Here is the marble before I stamped over it. IDK what it is but I was not really happy with it... :(
That is all for me today. I hope you guys like this mani. I'm so sorry I was late and short. As soon as I am feeling better I will be back up to full speed. In the mean time, if I disappear for a little bit, don't worry! It just means I need a little break and will be back shortly!

(**OPI products provided for my consideration**)