Showing posts with label Lime Crime. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lime Crime. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Neon Cyborg Eye Look

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  Haaayy!! Lately I've been craving makeup play time. So, I've been doing just that these past few days.... I also have a serious backlog of circle lenses to share with you guys... HOORAY Multitasking :D! I know it is still quite a ways to Halloween.. But WHATEVER! If Wal-Mart can put out Christmas decorations up in October... Then I can certainly start sharing some Halloween-y stuff on here, right lolol? 
  
 This look is inspired by these awesome cosplay circle lenses I got from Lens Village. These are unlike most circle lenses I've reviewed in that these are more on the cosplay side. I really dig the animated look they have and how vibrant the Pink accents are. I wish I could go around rocking these on the daily though... They are pretty neat. So yeah, I knew I wanted to do something really edgy and kind of crazy. I wanted to do something that is not every day, or "normal". 
 The lenses are the Geo Animation lenses. This pair is among the smallest I own, diameter wise, as well. They are 14.2 mm. I found these to be really easy to put on. This pair was also really comfortable and gave me no issues. My general experience with Geo brand lenses has always been good, now that I think about it. They have always been really comfortable. I also had no issues with my vision being impaired in any way. I could see just fine with these on. 
 Since these lenses made me feel a bit like a cyborg, I went for a neon and metallic look. I felt like the prettiest robot girl there ever was ;). 

Products used: 
Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Candlelight. 
NYX Eye Shadow Base in White, concentrated on the eye lid area. 
Sugarpill Tiara (Silver)
Sugarpill Dollipop (Matte Neon Pink)
Sugarpill- Bulletproof (Matte Black) 
Sugarpill- Chaos (Shimmering Purple) 
Sugarpill Soot & Stars (Shimmering Gunmetal)
Sugarpill Acidberry (Lime Green)
Sugarpill Diamond Eyes (Shimmering White)

 I also used a bit of Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Beyond Pink layered over Dollipop for the bright pop of Pink. I used Violet Voss Secret Weapon as my base for the glitter. On my waterline is Rimmel Kohl Pencil in White. For my lashes I used my beloved Ellis Faas Black mascara. The giant Blue lashes are by Red Cherry. The winged liner was done with the Jesse's Girl Waterproof liquid liner. 

 For my brow I used a "base" of NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk then Sugarpill Velocity. I also layered a bit of glitter over my Blue brow. I went with Lime Crime Zodiac Glitter in Cancer. I'm pretty stoked on how that brow turned out for only being my second color brow, ever. 

  This is how I roll lolol.... Anyhow, I thought it would be cool to show the complete and utter contrast that is crazy makeup vs. no makeup. Also lens v. no lens. Eventually I will venture into full- face looks again... For now I just wanted to play with eye makeup and these cool- ass lenses. 

  Thank you guys for coming by today!! Who else is kinda ready for Halloween? Bleep. bloop. beep...... 

Friday, April 25, 2014

LTHP Quickies! Geo Xtra Diamond Purple Lenses from Lensvillage.com

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Friday quickie!! 

 Today I want to share a quickie going over these awesome circle lenses that were provided to me by lensvillage.com. This pair is the Geo Xtra Diamond lenses in Violet. Violet is probably my favorite "odd" color to wear in circle lenses. I think the Purples can look really cool against my naturally light green eyes. As the name suggests these lenses feature a "faceted" diamond like pattern that builds from the outside of the lens inwards. These also feature a very dark outer ring. Which makes them perfect for the "dolly eyed" look. Because of the pattern, these lenses also give a very "bright-eyed, sparkling eyes" effect.
 The Geo Xtra Diamond lenses are on the larger side at 15mm in diameter. As I have mentioned in previous cirlce lens posts, I tend to find the larger circle lenses more comfortable. The larger the lenses, the more dramatic the effect. These have a great enlarging effect as well. These also come in grey, brown, green and blue.
For anyone wondering; my eye liner is Lime Crime's uniliner in Orchidaceous. On a side note The Geo Xtra Diamond lenses are available from lensvillage.com and retail for $20.00/ pair

Happy friday loves!

Friday, February 28, 2014

#NailArtFeb Californails Challenge Day 28: Galaxies

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Happy Friday!!! 
  Yesterday I was stuck on what to say... Today I am overflowing with words of excitement. Why is that? Because I took on a nail art challenge and actually saw it through to the end! Today's look is the final prompt in the Californails "Totally Doable- I have a Life Challenge". Day 28 calls for galaxies. 
  I was suuuuper excited to take on this prompt. Galaxy manicures are incredibly fun to work on for me. I wanted to depart from the other galaxy looks I have posted. For this one I went with a Blue galactic feel, instead of Black how I had done for the other two galactic looks I've done. I can honestly say that this is definitely my fave galaxy manicure I have done to date. I was surprised at how fast I managed to get these done too. Normally I tend to overthink my galaxies, for these I just let them flow from me and the results were wonderful.
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 For this galaxy look I started with a base of Zoya Dream. For the galactic elements I used Lime Crime Milky Ways(soft off White), Bettina Vanity(pale Sky Blue), Milani Raspberry Delight(vivd Pink creme), OCC Man by Man(amazing Teal jelly shimmer), Zoya Seraphina(shimmery White) and Catrice Heavy Metallilac(metallic shimmer Purple). To create the galactic look I used little tiny bits of cosmetic wedge sponge. I cut them into tiny pieces that I could control with tweezers to get more control of where the color was being sponged. It also helped me keep a light hand when applying color. I used a toothpick to create the little dot "stars". I finished my galaxies off with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top. 

 And with this look the challenge is complete! I am so happy to have taken this challenge on. It reminded me of what I am capable of when it comes to nail art. It also reminded me that now I then I need to push myself :D. I will be doing a post soon with a re-cap of all the looks to see them all together. 
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 I hope you guys enjoyed this post and this challenge. I had so much fun working on these prompts. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Thanks for coming by! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

#31DC2013 Day 3: Yellow Nails in Lime Crime Crema de Limon

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Happy Tuesday! 

  Today is my nemesis.... Day Three of the #31DC2013, freaking Yellow nails. You know, it's not that I dislike Yellow. I just don't find the color inspiring. Yellow is a hard color for me to wear, if it is not *just* the right shade of Yellow... It can make me look too Red, or too pale and Green. Basically, Yellow is just not my color. I really wanted to try hard and do something cute though.. So, I did some more stamping for today's look, and accented the look with some studs.  
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 I started off with Two effortless coats of Lime Crime nail color in Crema de Limon. Once my base color was dry I stamped using Pueen plate Pueen25 and Milani Fast Dry nail color in Quick Teal. I then top coated my nails with Seche Vite and a light coat of INM Northern Lights and then set my Cult Nails studs into the glittery top coat. After giving my nails a second to set I did a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on top to seal in my studs.
 I really like the finished look, but it took me forever to land on this. The original plan was to try and freehand something. But long story short, I suck at freehand... I keep trying out stuff on nail wheels... Just not having any success on my actual nails. 

Lime Crime Crema de Limon
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 Crema de Limon is a really nice shade of pastel Yellow creme. What you see here is Two effortless coats of color and top coat. The formula on this shade is really great! 

 I was trying really hard to get something done with these!!! These awesome nail art brushes from Winstonia are great for detailing and small freehand creations. I so want to improve my freehand skills and I know the only way to do so is by practicing more. I tend to get frustrated, like I used to with stamping... SO! I am practicing a lot and wasting a lot of polish hahah... Some day I will produce something blog-worthy with these awesome brushes. They are the perfect sizes for nail art! 
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 Tomorrow should go better because I love GREEN!!!! I'm off to see about stalking the #31DC2013 hashtag. There are SOOO many awesome looks coming out every day! I could spend hours looking at all the nail art!! 

 To see an inlinkz gathering of many of the bloggers participating in the challenge just keep on reading after the jump! 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Lippy Spamalamadingdong!!

(**Milani and Hard Candy Press Samples**)
Good afternoon lovelies!! 

  For this edition of Monday spam I am sharing a TON of lippy swatches! I've become quite the lip color fiend. I remember a time when I feared lip color, and I feel so SILLY when I think back to those days. To me (now), a good look is not complete until I add some mascara and a fierce pout! I've ventured into wearing bold Reds, extreme mattes and mastering OCC lip tars. As you can see, I just LOVE the bright shades. I'm having troubles finding nude tones that look good with my skin tone... So I'll just stick to my brights instead ;). 
 Since there are lots of pics I am doing a jump. To see close ups of these pretties just continue reading ♥.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Random #EOTD and #FOTD-ness and Pics of my New Hair!

One might say... 

  That I might be on a slight bold makeup- cateye kick... I got so much amazing makeup for Christmas that I am finding every excuse possible to wear all my goodies. These are a few random makeup looks I've done recently that I wanted to share with you guys!  
  In some eventuality these posts will become a "dedicated post". Meaning I will only be covering a full "FOTD" instead of several looks in one post (unless you guys like this better). 
  To see some closeups of these eye looks, some full face shots and my new hair just continue reading!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Are you Givin' Me the Lip?

Why, yes, yes I am! 

  LOL.. Ok So I am pretty petrified about this post. I have no idea why.... It's mah mouf! Remember a while back when I did [THIS] Milani lippy post? I showed arm swatches because at the time I was just NOT into lipstick, or just plain intimidated by it I suppose. That very day I resolved to get over that silliness. I started experimenting with lippies and practicing my application, taking photos, etc. 
  I realized that a nicely done lip really does complete "the look". I've also found confidence in bold lips. All of a sudden I don't feel right unless my pout is coated in bright color. I find that I feel most comfortable in BRIGHT shades in the Pink family, but I have been expanding to Red's and even Plums. SO! I wanted to share with you guys some random lippy swatches to start getting comfortable with doing these types of posts.

To see some lippy closeups just continue reading  ♥. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Current Obsession: Cateyes (and crazy colorful eyes)

Happy Humpday! 

 Today I want to share some recent eye-of-the-day (#EOTD) looks. My family was amazing on Christmas. My husband got me all this amazing makeup and a Zuca bag for me to store it all in. It was a really colorful X-mas! 
 Recently I've been slapping a cateye on just about every look I do. For a while I was intimidated by the look, and couldn't quite master it. I figured if I never practiced I'd never get better at it so I started doing lots of cat eyes and experimenting with different colors and angles and such. These are some of my favorite cateyes I've done (some have been... :-|).
To see some close-ups and find out which products I used just continue reading. 

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 Quinceañera 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!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2012! Day 24: Inspired by a Book

Hi my lovelies and happy Sunday!!

  I had a fantastic Holiday weekend! I hope all of you celebrating did as well! My thanksgiving was wonderful. The hubs and I went to my parents house for an awesome, Puerto Rican style, feast. I cooked a giant batch of Arroz con Gandules y Tocineta. My mom made a glazed ham with Pineapple and cherries, alcapurrias and tostones! For dessert we had Dutch Apple pie from an Amish restaurant. Everything was DELISHHHH! I think I gained like 5 pounds over the weekend!
 I didn't really do the Black Friday thing, did you guys? Black Friday scarred me for life when I worked retail. I just can't bring myself to enjoy shopping while shoulder-checking people left and right lol. The husband did all his shopping online, and is already teasing me about the goodies he picked out for me! I'll probably wait 'till the last minute to do my shopping like a TRUE American lolol!
  So onto the reason you read this blog hahah! NAILS! Today Rie, and I will be catching up with Sammy who posted her Day 25; Book inspired nails back on Thursday. The girls and I also decided that for the last few days of the challenge we will only be posting Challenge nails on Tuesday and Thursday. Those last few days are pretty though. Speaking of which, the look you will see today is the FOURTH take... Yeah.. I re-did this mani four times.. I was pretty frustrated...
 First the nail art, my base color is Zoya Dana. My dotting was done with Lime Crime Parfait Day. I then did a matte top coat over my dotted base and waited for it to dry fully. I then did some shiny Black drips with Milani Black Swift. I liked the cool shiny black drips against the matte Pink dotted base. I did my drips with a very fine brush. I finally got a hang of the technique (kind of!). I must say that after four tries, I am pretty much ecstatic with how these turned out. I used Twee & Honey This is Matteness matte top coat to take out the shine on my Pink base.  
  So the base for nails was inspired by my WAH Nails Book of Nail Art cover art! How fitting right? I found out about this book from the awesome Sammy. She posted a look she did a while back and I absolutely had to have the book. The black drips on the nails were done because the drippy nails are one of the looks that the book teaches you to do, and I was hell-bent on getting the drips down! I love this book BTW! It is a fun and well put together guide for great nail art.
 Even though it took me several tries to get them down, I really like the finished look! These were eye-catching and girly, with a twist. Now don't forget to stop by my challenge partners Rie and Sam's to see their Book inspired looks for day 24!

 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nails by Cris! Featuring Jen's Jem-Picasso's!

Hi loves!!

  So my friend Jen is now a total polish fiend thank to yours truly *curtsies* lol. Last time I did a massive purge Jen got most of the polishes and she and her awesome little girl have been having some fun with colors! I love creating polish fiends, and future ones too! So anyways, Jen came over some time last week and got a kick ass layered mani done by moi. There was SO much going on and yet it all worked perfectly! We though they were a littlle Jem and a little Picasso so Jen named her her Jem-Picassos :D!
  She also wanted to rock some awesome rings for her photos so I went into my LTHP polish ring stash and she chose a ring I made out of China Glaze Luxe and Lush and Midtown Magic (oval) and a ring I made using several Bettina Disco Collection Colors (round). LOVE how the rings complete this look!
   Ok, so we started with a base of Lime Crime in Milky Ways on all nails except the thumb and Ring Finger, which got a base of Sation Shock me Twice Pink. On the white nails we also did a thin layer of Julie G My Private Palace to give the nails some extra bling. On the Pink nails we did a topper of Lush Lacquer in Salt n Peppa. On the White nails we topped it off with Sparkles by Julie in Graffiti. Graffiti is an amazing blend of Black hexes and bars with shards in Blue, Red and Yellow. It is such a bold, fun and eye-catching polish. Surprisingly easy to work with. These looked SO freaking awesome!!! And I am so glad I have finally convinced Jen that nubs are better than acrylics any day!! Shorties all the way!!!

  Here is a shot of all polishes used.

And here is a neato macro of Jen's and mine favorite nail :D!
 I love working on Jen's nails because this girl is just so much fun to hang out with and she always lets me do what I want with her nails :D! 

Aren't these like a party on your nails!! 

(**Some products provided for review**)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Lime Crime Ocean Sunrise #EOTD and Full #FOTD Shots

Hello Darlings!! 

  Today I have the look I wore on mah face to acompany the nails I showed you yesterday. It's not often the opportunity presents itself for me to have a LOT of fun with colorful make-up and this past Saturday was the perfect chance for me to play with some of my favorite Lime Crime eye shadows.
 I will also go into detail about my foundation routine. I've had a few girls ask me and I realized that I've been terrible about going into my actual foundation steps and such. Bottom line: I absolutely had SO much fun playing with these colors and I am so happy with how this turned out! 
 My hair color is currently Sally's Ion Brights in Magenta (cruelty free and vegan!). I am SO impressed with this dye so far. The vibrancy and color are holding amazingly well!

  Onto the make up! On my eyes I started with a primer base of NYX Primer Pot in Skintone. I'm calling this my Fruit Punch Sunrise Look :D.
All over lid: LC Magic Dust in Cupcake Thief blended with Coral of The Story from the LC Aquatenea palette. The crease was darkened a bit with LC Magic Dust in Siren. On my eyelid I have LC Magic Dust in Circus Girl. I officially LOVE playing with loose pigments, a bit intimidating at first, but so much fun! And I seriously LOVE the Aquatenea palette to bits. The textures, pigmentation, wear and vibrancy are insanely amazing on these shadows!
 On my lower lid I have all shades from LC's Aquatenea palette. I blended Nautilus Prime and AtlanTeal on the outer corner. On the inner corner I used Pear-ple and Seahorse Discourse. On the very inner corner I highlighted with a light base of NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk Blended with LC Magic Dust in Cupcake Thief. I'm pretty proud of how this look turned out. I've not gotten this bold in a while!
My brows were filled in with Milani Eyebrow Felt Tip Pen in Deep and for my mascara I used Maybelline's The Colossal Volume Express. This look was still going STRONG the morning after lol... I know naughty, naughty... I was tired when I got home lolol! 

 Now for my foundation... It goes like this. I start with a base of Reviva Lab's Make-up Primer. I swear by that stuff. I had only tried one other face primer ever, by Victoria's Secret.... Never noticed much of a difference. Now with the Reviva Labs make-up primer I get a smooth airbrushed looking surface. It's amazing! And one bottle will go a LONG way!
 SO, then I follow that with a light layer of Garnier BB Cream. The next step is my bareMinerals(Original) in Medium Beige. I do light contouring with my Benefit Coralista Blush (MY FAVEEEEE!), Milani's Illuminating Face Powder in Amber Nectar and NYX Bronzers, Illumunating in Narcissistic and Matte Deep. Once EVERYTHING is said and done I finish off my entire face with a very light layer of bareMinerals(original) Mineral Veil. I've been using bareMinerals products since early 2010. I just LOVE their powder foundations and the Mineral Veil is the perfect finishing touch.
  Blurry and color corrected but no airbrushing. That primer is just incredible. I did my lips in one of my all time favorite lippies and that is Revlon's Balm Stain in Lovesick. It is much brighter and deeper in person. I'm keeping a light hand when I contour because I am just now starting to get a hang of it and I don't want to make my face look ...."severe". I can't sing the praises of Benefit Coralista Blush or the Reviva primer enough, btw.

  And then here is a far away shot of my face of the night :D. My eyes look like Sunrises out of the ocean!
 I wanna play with moar colors!!! I need to stop mentally blocking myself when it comes to make up. With this look I just went for it, very little planning and it turned out pretty neat! I just need to do this more often. I had so much fun playing with all the pretty colors and trying out loose pigments for the first time and it going so smoothly! *pats self in back* The scene on Saturday night was perfect for this make up!! 

I hope you guys like! Thanks for stopping by! 

(**LC, Milani and Reviva Products provided for consideration**)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

#AwesomeNailsAreAwesome Guest Week! Featuring Dorra of Didolines Nails

Hi loves!!! 

  LTHP goes international today!!! This post features the lovely Dorra of Didoline Nails. This is the lovely and awesome gal who made O.P.I Black Spotted happen for me. She is an absolute sweetheart and has Two versions of her blog, one French and one in English. Today's post is even bi-lingual! 

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As the lovely Cristina has a busy and stressful week going on, she gave me the opportunity of doing a guest post, and I'm sooooo glad 
Etant donné que Cristina va avoir une semaine assez stressante à venir, elle m'a donné l'opportunité de préparer un post pour son blog  Et j'en suis plus qu'heureuse, car j'ai toujours adoré son blog!!

First things first, I'm Dorra from Didoline's Nails. The blog for my french readers is www.didolines-nails.com and for my english speaking readers it's didolines-nails.blogspot.com
 My nail polish obsession started when I was in high school, which means a few years ago, but I started blogging about it only a few months ago. 
Je m'appelle Dorra et je tiens le blog Didoline's Nails. Ma passion pour les vernis date de quelques années déjà, en fait ça remonte au temps du lycée, mais je n'ai commencé à bloguer ce sujet que récemment.

When it comes to my nails, I generally get my inspiration from patterns I see on clothes, phone cases, ... . Today, I got inspired by one of my tops which has an argyle pattern. And as I had never tried this kind of design on my nails, I thought this would be a good idea to do it for you guys! So here we go !
La plupart du temps, je m'inspire de motifs que je vois sur des fringues, ou sur des accessoires comme les coques de téléphones, etc.. Et aujourd'hui c'est un de mes petits hauts qui m'a inspirée, un petit haut avec des motifs de type argyle. Et comme je n'avais jamais fait ça sur mes ongles je me suis dit que c'était la bonne occasion!!
C'est parti !
First, I painted my nails with Lime Crime's Milky Ways which is just the perfect creamy white! 
Then, I taped my nails to do the triangle shapes. Then, I carefully peeled the pieces of tape and with a dotting tool, I made the silver dots. I finished with my favorite top coat which is the Miracote from Duri.
Dans un premier temps j'ai posé deux couches de Milky Ways de Lime Crime. Je le trouve toujours aussi parfait! 
Puis j'ai positionné mes morceaux de scotch afin de faire les deux triangles sur les côtés de mes ongles. Puis, j'ai enlevé les morceaux de scotch et avec un dotting tool j'ai fait les motifs en argenté.
Enfin, j'ai terminé avec une couche de mon top coat chéri à savoir le Miracote de Duri.
What do you think about it? Will you try it on your nails?
Qu'est-ce que vous en pensez? Avez-vous essayé quelque chose de similaire sur vos ongles?
I hope that you'll enjoy this article 
J'espère que vous aimerez 
Again, thank you Cris, for giving me this opportunity 
Et encore merci à toi, Cristina pour m'avoir permis d'écrire cet article pour ton blog 
xoxo 
Bisous 
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 A huge thank you to Dorra for this fantastic, bi-lingual post. And an even HUGER thank you again for sending me the coveted Black Spotted by O.P.I. Dorra has also been featured by several French media outlets as one of the up and coming French nail art bloggers to watch out for and I agree 100%. Thank for for taking from your time to come hang with LTHP Dorra!! 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

LTHP Turns Two in Yummy Lime Crime Nails!

LTHP is Two years old today!!! 

  I really don't wanna do the sappy speech so I'll just thank you for being so AMAZING and keeping me going when even I didn't think I could. Honestly today really did sneak up on me. I had completely forgotten that my blog b-day was coming up so I didn't even get a chance to do "special" nails. But I did do these nails featuring Lime Crime brand new Nail Polish Collection Les Desserts d' Antoinette and they just seemed so fitting for the occasion. 
  This look features all Seven colors in the collection. I started with a base of Milky Ways. On my Index and Pinkie fingers I did some gradients using Milky Ways, Once in a Blue Mousse and  Lavendairy. On my Middle nail I did a gradient using Milky Ways, Parfait Day and  Peaches♥Creme. On my Ring finger I did a gradient using Milky Ways, Crema de Limon, and Pastelchio. I topped these off with some Seche Vite followed by some INm Northern Lights.
 I wanted to create like a parfait nail kind of effect, or cotton candy, my husband mentioned they reminded him of swirly sorbet. Whatever they look like, it's absolutely yummy! I had actually taken this look further by stamping and adding freehand touches. It was in those touches that I unintentionally ruined my manicure so I opted so just show you my pretty gradients instead.
 I have many more looks planned for these. The formula on these colors is just amazing for all kinds of nail art techniques. I also love that all the colors compliment each other perfectly and deliciously. I mean when I look at these I can't wear just one.

 Here is a swatch of my base color Milky Ways. I was pretty much amazed at how perfect the formula is on this shade. From the first brushstroke it was a dream to work with. It's not a stark White and not chalky.  I only needed Two coats for full, even coverage. I love the brush on these polishes and the cute little frosted bottles that don't show finger prints... Ahhh the little things... I'm pretty much obsessed with this shade. It's a different type of White, slightly creamy, maybe just a drop of Orange? I can't place it but I LOVE it. I have a thing for a clean White nail and I can see myself wearing this one quite a lot.
Thank you all for your support and stopping by to see what I'm up to and read my ramblings sometimes :D! I know I'll be doing this for quite some time to come!

Happy Sunday and again THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

(**LC polishes provided for review**)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday #EOTD/ #FOTD Looks!

Happy Caturday! 

  Today I have Three Face of the Day looks I did over the past few weeks. I have not had a lot of opportunities to wear kick ass make-up lately and that's why these posts are getting a little more spaced out. These are three looks that I really loved and turned out waaaaaaaay better than I could have ever hoped for.
To see full face shots and close- ups of the eyes just continue reading!