Showing posts with label INM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label INM. Show all posts

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Celebrating International Nail Art Day #INAD in Essie's Naughty Nauticals

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Happy Caturday!!! 

  Today is the first ever International Nail Art Day (#INAD). I remember seeing a post about this on the NAILgasm Documentary Facebook page a few weeks ago, and I thought it was an awesome thing. Of course I have to participate. Although LTHP features a lot of swatches and beauty posts, this bloggity-blog actually has its roots in nail art. I started this blog as a way to share my adventures in nail art and it eventually evolved into something much bigger. 
 To this day though, one of my favorite things to do is to sit down with a ton of color and just have some fun with my nails. For this special day I went with a look that features the shades in Essie's Naughty Nauticals collection. These shades were perfect for the "theme" I had in mind. Yes, there is a theme here haha. I wanted to do a colorful mish-mash of some of my favorite nail art techniques and this is what I came up with. Ten nails, ten different combinations= One awesome mani :D.
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 To make things easier I will break this look down by finger :D. 
Thumb: starts with a base of Naughty Nautical and then splattered with The More the Merrier and Full Steam Ahead
Index: starts with a base of Rock the Boat then I did some saran-wrap marbling with The More the Merrier and Naughty Nautical.
Middle: starts with a base of The Girls are Out then was dotted with The More the Merrier, Naughty Nautical and  Full Steam Ahead
Ring: starts with a base of The More the Merrier. Once it was fully dry I carefully placed my striping tape then went back over my nail with Naughty Nautical to create a neat striped look. 
Pinkie: starts with a base of Full Steam Ahead then I did some saran wrap marbling with The Girls are Out and The More the Merrier
 I finished off all of my nails with a coat of Seche Vite followed by a coat of INM Northern Lights for some added sparkly goodness. 
 Here is a shot of my Naughty Nautical skittle bases before I went to town on 'em :D.
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From Thumb to Pinkie: Naughty Nautical, Rock the Boat, The Girls are Out, The More the Merrier and Full Steam Ahead. All of these had fantastic formulas, I did Three thin coats of each. I really tried to get a good photo of my right hand, but I simply cannot pose with my right hand lolol. My  right hand truly is my Cinderella-hand. 
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On my right hand I used the same techniques but switched the colors around as well as the pattern of the dots and tape. I had so much fun working with these colors. I didn't really set out with a plan. I just knew I wanted lots of color, I think I achieved my goal hee hee. 
 Here are my, rarely seen, thumbs :D. These colors are just too much fun. I love how there is a mix of vibrant and soft that comes together perfectly.  
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 Happy first International Nail Art Day everyone!! I hope to see some awesome looks! Make sure to use the hashtag #INAD when sharing your looks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.. etc. I'm looking forward to seeing every one's looks!! 

Happy Caturday and thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pink-ish Wednesday! Ombre Fun with Inglot Colour Play Nail Polishes

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Happy Humpday!!

 It's only been about an Eon since I've done a Pink Wednesday... So, here is a Pink Wednesday post ♥. A few weeks back I received the Inglot  Colour Play pastel range. These babies are perfect for ombre manis, they really take the guess work out of picking your shades. For this look, I also went back to my roots by doing some stamping. I used my Pueen Love Elements nail stamping plate set.
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 This look features Inglot Shades, from Thumb to Pinkie: 388, 387, 386, 385 and 384. For the stamping I used Konad Black Special polish and Pueen stamping plates Pueen 32 on my Middle and Ring finger and Thumb. For my Pinkie and Index nails I used Pueen 28. To finish my nails off I did a coat of Seche Vite followed by a light coat of IN Northern Lights. 

 Here are my base colors before stamping and top coating. 388 is a clean, light Lilac purple creme. 387 is an aweome Blue toned bubblegum Pink creme. 386 is a muted Violet- Mauve creme. 385 is a light Pink- toned Mauve creme. 384 is a beautiful muted Coral creme. All of these polishes have a slight flash of smooth complimenting shimmer. You can see the Golden shimmer in the bottle photo above. That said, the shimmer does not really translate to the nails, but it does aid in appication. All of these were really easy to apply and all did well in Three, thin and easy coats.  
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 I miss stamping so much. But at the same time, I'm pretty excited because I have all of these awesome Pueen plates that I have not really gotten to play with yet. So I have those to look forward to :D. I have been terrible about keeping up with plates honestly, if you guys know of any sets I may have missed out on, or new brands, share them in the comments!! 

 So, I am LOOOVING these Inglot Colour Play range. I love them so much, they have even earned a spot on my wall racks. These are great for nail art of all kinds and I just love the formulas and beautiful shades.

Thanks for stopping by darlings! 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

KBShimmer Totally Tubular Inspired Nail Art

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Hello everyone and happy Thursday! 

  Today I have a crazy busy manicure haha! I'm kind of calling this my "kitchen sink mani". I just couldn't stop doing things to my nails. The whole idea originated from my bottle of KBShimmer's Totally Tubular. I kept swirling it in my hands and being hypnotized by the amazing blend of colors and shapes. And so this mani was born, inspired by the beautiful colors in Totally Tubular. I will be sharing swatches of KBShimmer's full Summer collection very soon! 
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 On my middle nail is Totally Tubular by KBShimmer. I will be reviewing the polish itself soon. For now, I really want to focus on this colorful nail art that got me through my days at the Mayo Clinic.
  So, as I mentioned above, the nail art itself was inspired by the colors in Totally Tubular. I loved the mix of Teals, Magentas and Blues. So, on all my nails but my middle nail I did a White base of Cult Nails Tempest. For my water marbled nails I used Bettina Aqua, Pink Bikini and Premium Wash. I then topped off my marbled nails with O.P.I Polka.com.
 For my gradient nails I used Bettina Picnic, Sparkle and Glitter Jean. I topped off my gradient nails in Aphrodite Lacquers V.I.P Room. I finished off the entire manicure by topping all of my nails off with some KBShimmer Clearly on Top and then some INM Northern Lights sparkle top coat.

 I CANNOT believe I forgot to take pics of my thumbs! I really loved how the marble pattern turned out on them. I had never been able to get a full flower design on my nails before! So, I'm so sorry, but here are some crappy cell pics of my thumb marbles. I think they were about Four days old at this point. 
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 I loved wearing these nails. My days at the Mayo Clinic were really intensive, exhausting and not entirely successful.. But my nails were looking FIERCE the whole time. I got so many compliments from  people while I was there. It was nice to have the distraction of my colorful nails and hair while I was going through all that stuff. 

  Oh and some cool stuff happened right before the Mayo trip. I got to meet the awesome Kelly of vampyvarnish.com!! It was an awesome lunch meeting with my Florida beauties and Kelly. Thank you Courtney for the lovely photo!! From L to R: Steph of Imperfectly Painted, myself (goodness I need to do my roots soon!!), Maria of Cult Nails, Kelly of Vampy Varnish, Kari of Once Bitten and Courtney of Phyrra. 
Thank you all for stopping by today!! If you have any questions about Mayo, feel free to ask in the comments, I will try my best to answer them. I just didn't want to get into all that in the post itself. 

XO!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

LVX Watermarble for Autism Awareness Month

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Good am and happy humpday! 

  For today's look I decided to do a watermarble that used the colors for Autism Awareness. I was thinking along the lines of the puzzle piece ribbons. These ribbons usually feature the primary colors, Red, Blue and Yellow. This was my first time marbling with LVX nail polish, and they were amazing! Sorry about the greasy fingers. My tips were SO dry after the marbling and cleanup. They were starved for some moisture. 
 For this marble I started with a base of LVX Fantom. For the watermarble portion I used LVX Cerulean(Blue), Citrine(Yellow) and Fantom. Once my marble was nice and dry I accented the swirls with some small Red dots using Bettina Be Jolly. The final touch was a light coating of INM Northern Lights top coat. 

 Here is a swatch of my base shade Fantom. This is a stark White creme. The formula on this White creme was a little streaky. I had to keep a very light and steady hand to avoid bald patches. I used Three coats for full, even opacity.
 I normally only marble with Bettina polishes because they really take the guessing out of marbling for me. But these LVX cremes were just about PERFECT for this technique as well. They have a really good spread in the water and the pigmentation is just right.  I also had no issues come cleanup time. These come off clean and don't stain the skin.

Thanks for stopping by my loves!

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

In Bettina Blues for World Autism Awareness Day

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Good morning and happy Tuesday, 

 Today is World Autism Awareness Day, therefore my nails shall be Blue. For this simple look I went with all Bettina shades. I had not played with my Bettina pretties in a while. 
 This look started with Two coats of Bettina Vanity. For the puzzle piece stamp I used Bundle Monster plate BM219 and Bettina Over dyed. To finish it all off I added a coat of INM Northern Lights top coat and some Blue stones near the cuticles.

 Here is a swatch of Bettina Vanity. This shade is pretty much a dupe of Zoya Blu. I did find the formula on the Bettina much easier to work with. I used Two easy coats. I can't get enough of these White-Based "bridal-y" Blues.
 Thank you all for stopping by and thanks to all of you who are wearing your Blues today!!

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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**)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

LTHP FAQ's: Which top coats do I use?

Hi loves!!

 This is a quick post to share an updated version of my Top Coat video. This is probably the most frequently asked question by you guys. About time I made an up-to-date version of this!!


 As always, of you guys have any questions, suggestions etc feel free to leave em in the comments or email me! 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Muffin Monday!! Sation Of Corset I'll Call You and Guillotine Grape

Gah it's so late!! 

  Sorry!! Muffin.. Muffin refused to pick me a polish this week lol. So I ended up going with two of the shades she rejected haha. I'm going to keep it short and sweet. It's pretty late and I'm pretty tired. That said, I LOVE this look! 
 My base shades are Sation's Of Corset I'll Call You and Guillotine Grape. For my gradients I used the same Two shades. Doing gradients with Of Corset I'll Call You was fantastic because it is a soft, squishy Pink. I've found that using jelly-like polishes on gradients makes them such a breeze! I topped my gradients with INM Northern Lights.  The stamps were done using China Glaze Passion. The stamp on on my ring finger is from Bundle Monster plate BM202 and the lace-y patterns are from BM323. I finished the whole look off with one final coat of SV.

 And here is a fun collage of Muffin's indecision haha!

Have a good night my darlings!! I will be back sometime tomorrow!!

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

Monday, February 4, 2013

Muffin Monday!! Julie G Dream in Pretty

Hello my lovelies and happy Muffin Monday!! 

  Sorry about today's post being so late. Muffin mad her pick yesterday. Muffin picked like a boss this week. I set up and Mr. LTHP lured her to the room and she made her pick on the first try. She went for an adorable color from the Julie G line by Jesse's Girl called Dream in Pretty

 For some reason I was feeling tropical so this is the look I came up with for Muffin's pretty pick.
 I started with a base of Two easy coats of Dream in Pretty. On my Middle and Ring fingernails I did some Sunset inspired gradients with Julie's Fave and Dream in Pretty. I topped my gradients off with Seche Vite followed by a thin, sparkly coat of INM Northern Lights. For the all the stamps I used a plate I got in a swap with a Dutch friend and Konad Black Special Polish. I do not know the brand of the plate but it was number SdP-71. I then went back and free-handed the Black ground under my Palm trees with Cult Nails Nevermore. I ended up really loving this look... And kinda wishing I was on a beach with a Corona in my hand...

 Here is a look at Muffin's pick, and my base color, Dream in Pretty. This is one of those pretty Lilac- Pink creme shades that I cannot get enough of. The formula on this shade was SO amazing. It has just the right amount of pigmentation and it is very self-leveling. I used Two coats for full opacity.
 The Julie G line by Jesse's Girl recently had an expansion of 27 colors and I kinda wish I had access to them.. Silly Florida not having Rite Aids :(... BUT, I keep hearing that the more we request on Ulta's FB that they carry Jesse's Girl the sooner they might do so!! So lets all go over to the Ulta FB page and ask for Jesse's Girl cosmetics at their stores!

Thanks for stopping by!!

(**Julie G nail color provided for my consideration**)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

@LCNUSA Blossom Sorbet Collection- Spring Nail Art Look

Good morning and happy Thursday! 

  A few weeks ago I received this, extremely adorable, Spring nail polish set by LCN. This cute little collection of Four is called Blossom Sorbet.  The Blossom Sorbet set is made of Four adorable pastel shades, right on trend for Spring 2013. The second I unpacked these cuties I knew I HAD to do something fun with them. 
 The formula on these polishes was great and easy to work with. I really enjoyed the creamy texture and  perfect pigmentation of these polishes. Oh! They also have a really nice, fluffy brush that fans out perfectly for flawless application. 
 This look started with a base of Soft Daisy. From index to pinkie for the moons: I Love Mint, Vintage Rose and Lilac Blossom. I then went back and added little dot accents above the moons in Soft Daisy. I gave the dots a minute to set and then went back with a very small dotting tool and dotted the centers with corresponding colors.
 For the stripes I used a long, fine striping brush and patience. I'm pretty proud of my stripes. I had never really attempted this technique. I found it surprisingly simple to do, as long as you are not in a rush. I topped my stripes off with INM Northern Lights to hide the little imperfections. After giving my dots some time to dry I topped all my nails off with some Seche Vite and called it a night :D.
  I must say that I absolutely LOVE these shades. They are just adorable and they compliment each other so well. I love when I look at polishes and I actually feel inspired by the colors alone. The Blossom Sorbet set did just that.

 Here is a swatch of my base color, Soft Daisy. This pretty pastel Yellow has the most subtle shimmer that makes the formula a dream to work with. Soft Daisy has a very smooth, even and just plain awesome formula. I used Three coats for my swatch.
 I'm loving the Spring pastels! I had so much fun with this adorable little set. LCN is pretty new to me but so far I am a happy camper!! I hope they keep this up!

**EDIT**- Here is a tutorial on how to achieve this look**
 What are your thoughts on this look? Are you liking the Spring pastels?

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Nails by Cris! feat My Two Jennifers

Good Morning loves! 

  Today I have some looks I did on Two of my lovely gal-pals. This past weekend was pretty crazy for me. As usual I waited until the last minute to do my Holiday shopping... So, that was fun lol. I have not had time to do anything with my nails since Friday! As I sit here typing this, my nails are bare... And much too long. 
  I love doing nail art on my friends because they get to enjoy it as long as they please. Many times I don't get to enjoy the looks I come up with. I simply do not have the time to "wear" polish and my looks. I have to swatch, swatch, swatch!! Usually when I do my looks, they are just that :(, not full manis. There is just SO much product coming in during the holidays that I am having a hard time keeping up. Also, remember back in September? When I had to be out for Two weeks because of my Surgery... That DID NOT help haha. That seriously backed me up majorly. So here we are, almost end of the year and I haven't even picked my top releases of 2012 or done a single X-mas mani :(. I hope to change that this week. We shall see.. My goals for this week are pretty ambitious... 

 To see these cool looks just continue reading!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2012! Day 29: Inspired by the Supernatural

Good evening everyone!!

  I am finally caught up with miss Sam. Well, kind of.. Tonight's post is my Day 29 prompt, Inspired by the Supernatural. I've actually already done my final Three looks so I feel like I can breathe now :D. So, for this prompt last year I did little ghost stamps, like Sammy's, but different colors. So I got to thinking, "the supernatural" doesn't have to mean scary. There are plenty of cute supernatural creatures.... Like... Faeries!
 I've had this idea in my head since the day I got my Red Angel stamping plate set. This look features all Zoya Nail polish, except for the top coats. My base colors (from Index to Pinkie) are Zoya: Dana, Arizona, Wednesday and Tru. I top coated my base and then went for the gradients. My gradient colors are (from Index to Pinkie) Zoya: Shelby, Pippa, Tracie and  Kendall. 
  The cute fairies all came from my Red Angel stamping plate set. Plate numbers: RA111, RA112 and RA113. The vines on my Ring finger are from Bundle Monster plate BM314. The flowers the Fairies are sitting on are from Bundle Monster plate BM313. I used Konad Black special polish for my stamping to give a silhouetted effect. 
  I top coated the entire look with some Seche Vite and once it was dry enough I went over the Fairies and my Ring finger with INM Northern Lights. To give the fairies sparkle I blobbed out some INM Northern Lights and used a very fine brush to add twinkle to the fairies. 

  So what do you guys think about my Supernatural look? Don't forget to stop by Sammy's to see her latest challenge looks! OH and only Two more days to enter my Zoya Ornate Collection Giveaway!! 

(**Zoya products provided for consideration**)


Thursday, December 6, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2012! Day 28: Inspired by a Flag

Good evening! 

  So, after the ordeal that was my, Day 27, Artwork prompt I needed to take it easy.. So I shut my brain off and reached for my checker Cheeky plate and did this for my flag inspired day lol... I REALLY needed a break..
 This look started with Two coats of O.P.I My Boyfriend Scales Walls. The stamp is from Cheeky plate CH3. I used Konad Red and Black special polishes to get nice crisp lines. I had a hard time keeping the checkers steady and even. The sparkle is INM Northern Lights top coat.


Now don't forget to stop by my challenge partners Rie and Sam's to see their looks!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2012! Day 25: Inspired by Fashion

Hello my lovelies!! 

  Today Sammy, Rie and I are doing the 25th prompt of the 31 day challenge. The task is to nails inspired by fashion. Much like last year, I knew exactly which dress I was going to use as my muse. I saw the dress about a year ago, but I knew someday I would do nails inspired by the awesome Betsey Johnson creation. Finally "Fashion Day" came and i even got tro try out a new-to-me technique.  
 She looks like QuinceaƱera Barbie and I am LOVING it! 

 Onto the look! 
 I started with a base of Lime Crime nail polish in Milky Ways. I then did a gradient over my Milky Ways base with China Glaze Beach Cruise-r and O.P.I Don't Touch my Tutu and top coated it to protect it before starting on the next step. I used the watercolor technique for the cool blend of colors you see. I really like this tutorial from Rebecca, though my technique differed a little. For the watercolor technique I used all the following colors from Lime Crime: Crema de Limon, Peaches ♥ Creme, Parfait Day, Once in a Blue Mousse and Lavendairy. For the darker touches I used China Glaze Ride the Waves. I topped it all off with some Seche Vite, followed by some INM Northern Lights(because I have a problem and I layer it over everything lol).

  The dress that inspired this look is from the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 Collection. This dress walked the runway back in September of 2010. I can't get enough of the colors. 

 I am in love with how this mani turned out! Also, the watercolor technique is SO much fun! There is really no wrong way of doing it. I cannot wait to try a look like this one again soon! Now don't forget to stop by my challenge partners Rie and Sam's to see their Fashion inspired looks for day 25!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2012! Day 22: Inspired by a Song

Happy Caturday!

  Today is day 22 of the 31 Day Challenge and Sam, Rie and I have to be inspired by a song. I had some serious mental block when trying to decide on a song... So I didn't :D! I started up my Pandora on my favorite station, Sleigh Bells, and decided that what ever song came on first would be the one I would use as my inspiration. 
  The song that came on was "Riot Rhythm" by Sleigh Bells. To this day I still have no idea what that song is about. So I watched the video, which made as much sense as the song lol... But it did have a lot of cool imagery... 
 Every nail is inspired by an aspect of the video. These nails make as much sense as the video does lolol. It's an awesome song though. I love Sleigh Bells! 

I'm going to break this mani down by nail to make it easier. 
-Pinky nail: base color; Cult Nails Enticing. Gradient done with China Glaze 2012 Neons in Splish Splash, Love's a Beach and Sunkissed. The stamp is from one of the Cheeky plate sets, CH02, and I used Konad Black Special Polish. 

- Ring nail" Cult Nails Nevermore accented with opalescent rhinestones. 

-Middle Nail: base color; Cult Nails Nevermore. Taped off accents in CG Def Defying, Bettina Premium Wash and Milani in Yellow Whiz and Rapid Cherry. Topped off with Seche Vite and INM Northern Lights.

-Index nail: base color: CG Tree Hugger and stamped with Cheeky plate CH03 in Konad Black. The splatter accents were done with Zoya in Robyn and Lara

 Here is the video that inspired the nails! 
Now don't forget to stop by my challenge partners Rie and Sam's to see their Song Inspired looks for day 22!



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2012! Day Twenty: Watermarble

T-t-t-Tuesday!! 

  And that means it is time for another 31 Day Challenge prompt! I cannot believe we are already on Day 20! I know Miss Sammy was not looking forward to today's prompt. I'm not sure about Miss Rie but I don't think she was too excited either lolol. I remember when I used to dread marbles. They are still not my fave to work on. I love the finished look of marbles but I'm not fan of the actual process of doing them.  
  The other thing I can't seem to master is the swirls. Some girls can get such kick ass designs and swirl patterns on their nails using this technique. I seem to get blocked when it comes time to swirl my colors and I always end up with random patterns and no clear defined design. Instead of going for something specific this time I went for a flowing floral type of look. For this marble I used this image of a Parrot Tulip as my inspiration for the colors. Mr.LTHP said this reminded him of '70s Style dresses... I see it too.
 This look started with a base of Two coats of one of my "go-to" shades, Cult Nails Enticing. For the marbling swirls I used Bettina's Ortensia, Yellow, Glacinto and Zoya Monica. I wish everyone had access to Bettina nail polish. The texture and pigmentation of the Bettina polishes makes them perfect for watermarbles. I topped the whole mani off with some Seche Vite followed by a coat of INM Northern Lights. I really love the contrast of colors in this manicure and how the sparkle from Northern Lights looks like morning dew. 

Now don't forget to stop by my challenge partners Rie and Sam's to see their Marbled looks for day 20!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2012! Day Nineteen: Galaxies

Happy Sunday! 

  Today Sam, Rie and I will be taking on Day 19 of the 31 Day Challenge. The prompt for day 19 is Galaxy nails. Last year I had a lot of fun with this challenge prompt. Ever since I had been wanting to revisit the Galaxy mani but I had not had a chance so working on these was a real treat. 
  Last year I got kinda nervous right before I started working on my galaxies and this year was the same scenario lolol. I looked at tons of pictures of outer space I had pinned and took my sweet time picking colors. I always over think it when it comes to this type of nail art and always end up blocking myself. This year I just kinda went for it and I am really happy with my results. IDK if this is the most "galactic" mani I've ever seen but I definitely like it a lot! 
 So for my galaxies I started with a base of Two coats of Cult Nails I got Distracted. For the "galactic" sponging I used Milani White on the Spot and the following Bettina shades: Tulipani, Yellow, Ortensia, Vintage Jean, Starfish and Aqua. I just sponged the shades on kind of randomly until I got an effect I liked. I topped my galaxies out with some Seche Vite followed by some INM Northern Lights top coat. 

 I will be having full reviews of I got Distracted and yesterday's Annalicious this coming week. In the meantime don't forget to stop by my challenge partners Rie and Sam's to see their Galactic looks for day 19!

(**Products provided for consideration**)

Friday, November 9, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2012! Day Seventeen: Glitter

Good evening anf happy Friday! 

  Better late than never right? Yesterday was supposed to be day 17 of the 31 Day Challenge and I completely forgot and got wrapped up in a swatch-a-thon of massive proportions. Day 17 of the challenge calls for Glittery nails. This look features loose glitter burnished onto a White base. 
 I started with a base of Milani White on the Spot. The glitter came from loose glitter pots that I got back in June when Premiere Orlando came to town. There really isn't much to this look other than working fast with the glitter before your top coat dries. The main thing is LOTS of top coat because the loose glitter is extremely gritty and very TC hungry. There are Two coats of Seche Vite and one of INM Northern Lights on my nails for this pic. 

  I really like how these turned out. I think my favorite nail is the Index finger. The blending is really smooth. What do you think of this use of loose glitter? Now don't forget to stop by my challenge partners Rie and Sam's to see their Glittery looks for day 17!