Showing posts with label Glitter Gal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glitter Gal. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

@Llarowe Spam FTW!! Lots 'o Pics!

Hi loves and happy Tuesday!

  Today I have some amazing colors from the lovely Shop Llarowe. I a while back Leah Ann, who runs the shop, held a Facebook contest for ladies who would be her official swatchers and I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of her ladies. Leah Ann had a special assignment in mind for me... See, she wants me to do some awesome nail art with her pretties.. And I totally intend on doing so.. BUT FIRST! I just had to wear them!! I've had these for some time now but I really wanted to actually enjoy them first. Now I have a surge of ideas and I hope to start working on some nail art with these Llarowe beauties soon. For now here are some swatchies!!

Ozotic #502
  This is one coat of Ozotic #502 layered over a basic Black creme. This color has an amazing Copper to Green to Golden shift that resembles a Beetle. Ozotic really has captured my heart with these multichromes. I really can't wait to play around with stamping and such with these. 

 This pictures really shows the shift and just how shimmery this pretty really is.

And in the shade you can really see the color shift in this beauty.
Just amazing...

Glitter Gal Not Another Red/ 3D Holo
  Holy WOW!!! This is just so pretty and saturated and just perfect! It is not a bright shade of Red but more of a Pinky- Red with a very strong and sparkly linear holographic finish. The formula on this color is just perfection and super pigmented and sooo easy to work with. That is one of my many favorite things about Glitter Gal holographic polishes.
This is just awesome.

Specialita HITS Atena
  This one is a saturated Fuchsia jelly base packed full of strong linear holographic sparkle. This color is super girly but the holographic finish really sets it apart. This color has a really nice formula and it is fully opaque at Two coats but I did Three thin ones to give it a little bit extra sparkle. I really love the polishes in this collection.
Girly with and edge..

Specialita HITS Demeter
Demeter is Atenas yummy Orange sister. Formula wise it just like Atena... Now let's just talk about how awesome this shade is.. It's Orange.. It's Holo... It is just AMAZING! My love of Oranges really peaks right here loool.. I mean I don't see how it could get much better than Orange and Holo...

These are my newer Llarowe pretties.. Wanna see some more? Just keep reading after the jump...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

LTHP's Favorite Nail Polishes of 2011- Top 10 International/Indie Picks

Happy Thursday and good morning to you all!

  Today's post is my Top Ten Picks in the International/ Indie brands category. The reason why I decided to give these their own post is because there have really been some excellent polishes to come to us from smaller and international brands this year. This way it was also easier to be able to narrow it down to 10 picks per category. When I first took on the task of picking my faves of the year I thought I'd have like 54 picks :D.... Anyways.. Enough rambling! In no random order, I give you my Top 10 Indie/International brand picks for 2011.

A England Tristam: The Mythicals Collection
A England comes to us from.. You guessed it! England! This brand was started up the the very lovely Adina and she burst into the scene with a super strong collection. Tristam is Navy Blue scattered holographic perfection. Not only is this color unique and beautiful, it has an outstanding formula. When Adina created this color she really knew what she was going for because this was no mistake :D. The whole collection is really beautiful but Tristam is on a league of its own.

Chick Nail Polish All A Twitter: 2011 Collection
Chick Nail Polish has not been around very long but man did they grow on me fast! This Baby Blue creme just blew me away! It is THE perfect shade of Bridal Blue and it also has an outstanding formula. This brand is new to the scene but if Julie keeps coming up with colors like this one Chick Nail Polish will soon be a part of everyone's collection.

Glitter Gal Lizard Belly: Released in 2011.
 Blackened Green linear holographic goodness... What more could you ask for? This Aussie brand really knows how to make a killer holo. When this color burst into the scene we all went crazy and when I finally got to try it I could see why. While the base is clearly green it looks practically Black and I had been dying for a black linear holo.

A Englad Galahad: The Mythicals Collection
This could easily be my most favorite creme of 2011. This color also got a lot of love when it first came out. It is just Teal perfection. I could sit here and try to think of a flaw with this color but there are non.... 

Specialita HITS Hefesto: No. Olimpo Collection
When I first saw this my eyes popped out of my head. I love this shade because while it can be worn fully opaque it can also be layered over anything to give other colors a strong linear holographic finish. The formula on this shade is just brilliant as well. Brazilians make some amazing polishes!

Bettina Hustle: Dico Collection/ Fall 2011
Puerto Rican brand Bettina really makes some iller cremes but when they do a shimmer they really make a statement. This whole collection was a part of my "short list" but when it really came down to it Hustle kept screaming my name. I love the subtle Teal to Purple shift when it's layered over Black. I love that it looks spectacular on it's own and droolworthy over Black.

Cult Nails Cruisin' Nude: A Day at the Races/ Summer 2011 Collection
  Florida based Cult Nails is ran by the awesome Maria who really knows how to wow us with her amazing creations. This is just the perfect shade of nude for my skin tone but I am also in love with the awesome Pink/ Golden flashes that play hide and seek in this creamy base. This was my first true nude love. 

 Cult Nails Captivated/ A Day at the Races 
 Do I even have to explain why this is in my top 10 picks? I hope I don't lol... 

Bettina Coutour: New Classics/ Fall 2011 Collection 
This muddy Taupe is just so sophisticated and just a classic (no pun intended). Mostly I am madly in love with how it makes my skin look. It really plays well with my skintone and that really made this shade special for me. 

Bettina Starfish: Resort Collection/ Summer 2011
This is, hands down, my favorite shade of Orange in my collection. It is just amazingly bright and juicy. When i think of Orange, a true shade of Orange, this is what comes to mind. I wish Oranges would photograph better but regardless this shade needed to be in my top 10 because I LOVE it!!

  That is it for my Top 10 picks from International or Indie brands. I could have easily done a top 20 but I had to cut it down lol. This year I really got to experience different brands from different countries and companies of all sizes. It is nice to see what is trendy in other places and what smaller companies who are not so much influenced by media and fashion can come up with. I have not been blogging for very long but it seems like there was a slight boom in cool international and indie shades this year. A lot of brands also became a lot more accesible to us U.S gals thanks to etailers like Llarowe, Overall Beauty and Harlow &Co. I cannot wait to see what these companies will do in 2012!

Thoughts? Faves? 
♥ Cristina

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pink Wenesay!! Glitter Gal Frappe

Hi loves and happy Pink Wednesday!

 It's been a while huh? Today I have another awesome Glitter Gal holo for you guys. I did some really cute stamping too. This color brought out the cutesy side of me :D.
  So for this cute and playful design I started with Two effortless coats of Glitter Gal's Frappe. Yummeh, yummeh soft Pink holo! Anywho back to the cuteness. For the stamping I used some designs from Konad plate M59 and Konad Black and White  Special polish. I really love the playful and edgy look of the layered bow stamps. 

  Here is Frappe on it's own. Lovely, lovely flush of Pink color with a strong linear holographic finish. This has an amazing formula and is fully opaque at Two easy coats. This is like Fairy magic on my nails!

  The prettiest holo eva!

And in crappy light! So cute!
  Well that is it for today's post. It's been a while since I had done a Pink Wednesday! I can finally sit at the cool table again.... Head to Llarowe for Glitter Gal pretties!

Happy Pink Wednesday!
♥ Cristina

(**Product sent for Review**)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Glitter Gal Blue 3D Holographic (Pic heavy)

I wish I had a gallon of this...

  Yeah.. A gallon... I wont say much and get straight to the swatch because this is just too much awesomeness for my brain to process.
 So this is the most amazing Blue holo I own. It also has the lamest name out of all the Blue holos I own. It goes by Blue Holo 3D. Wahh waaahhh.... However, it makes up for its lame name by having extra bits of awesome sprinkled into it and being a super strong linear holo. The best part about this baby? The excellent formula. It applies evenly and smoothly. it is highly pigmented with holo goodness and it does not drag one bit. For these pics I used only Two coats.

I wore this for about Four days and had minimal tip wear and no chips. I am super happy with the wear because it could have probably gone for longer....


The holo is so strong you can even see it come through in crappy lighting.
This beauty and other Glitter Gal awesomesauce is available from Llarowe. Epic WIN tab + One!

Thanks for stopping by!
♥ Cristina

(**Product sent for Review**)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Glitter Gal 3D White Sparkle


  If angels wore nail polish... This would be their go to color...
White Sparkle is an interesting mix of colors actually. This pretty is a soft Seashell Pink to Green duochrome shimmer with chunky Holographic sparkles sprinkled in there for good measure. The base of this polish is quite sheer so i think it would actually do better layered than on it's own. In my pics I have on Three coats of White Sparkle by itself. I like it but I wish the glitter didn't look so gritty against the delicate base. I Definitely want to see this pretty layered!

And there you have it... This pretty along with other Glitter Gal goodies are available from Lean Ann @ Shop Llarowe.

Thoughts on this ethereal beauty?
♥ Cristina

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mini Holo Glitter Gal Spamalamadingdong!!

Good morning peeps!!

  So after the massive undertaking that was the 31 day challenge it feels nice to be able to slow down for a minute and take a little break.. But what better way to get back to normal than by showing you guys some awesome Glitter Gal holo spam? I've been dying to show you guys these beauties.. So let's just get to it!!
Above is the ever popular Lizzard Belly. Wow! Drool... Slackjaw... lol! This is the most beautiful dark Hunter Green jelly-ish base packed full of linear holographic sparkle. This was so hard to photograph because my camera just would not pick up the stunning holo effect as amazing as it looked in person. If you like how this looks in pictures then you will be swept off your feet when you see it in person. This baby has an amazing formula and it fully opaque at Two effortless coats.

This is Dark Purple Holo. Mmmmmm Purple and Holo... What more could I ask for? This beauty has the most amazing Holo effect. It's just STUNNING. This polish also has an amazing application. For this one I used Three coats of color to give it full depth of color and even more holo sparkle. This is such an epic WIN!!

And last but absolutely not least is the ever- angelic Light as a Feather. A lovely white with just a tinge of Grey and the most beautiful holographic effect. This one is far creamier and the holo is more subtle than the other Two I've shown today. This is sophistication in a bottle and so very ethereal. For the pics I used Three coats for full coverage and opacity. This pretty also has an amazing formula.

  I am so stoked on Glitter Gal polishes. They have an amazing formula and amazing holographic polishes. Glitter Gal has a great range of colors and I highly recommend them to any holographic polish lover ... And even if you don't like holos.. You may find yourself in a trance over these beauties. Glitter Gal is available from the lovely Lean at Shop Llarowe. Her site has very quickly become my go to for HTF international brands. She had great customer service and a great selection of stunning lacquers.

Have you tried Glitter Gal? Which are your faves?
♥ Cristina

(**Product provided for review**)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

31 Day Challenge! Day 23- Inspired by a Movie

Hi loves!!!

  Today's nails are supposed to be inspired by a movie. I had a million ideas for this and then I ran out of time. I got wrapped up in swatching a bunch of stuff and it got late in the day and I just wanted to be done loool! So what did I do? I went with my "safe choice": Black Swan. Now, don't get me wrong. I love the crap out of this movie, but there have been so many Black Swan manis out there... That said.. I hope you like my take on it.
  For this mani I started with bases of Glitter Gal Light as a Feather and Zoya Raven. Then for my middle and Ring fingers I used Bundle Monster plate BM214 and Black and White Konad Special polishes. For my Index and Pinkie I used Konad plate M77. I topped off my Pinkie and Middle Finger with some INM Northern Lights because I have a fetish and at least One nail per mani has to have it hahaha! 

I think it's pretty even though it's so simple. Don't forget to check out Sam and Rie's blogs to see their Movie nails!

Thanks for stopping by!
♥ Cristina