Showing posts with label Notes From Me. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Notes From Me. Show all posts

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Note to Visitors of Let them have Polish

Hello readers,

  I just want to say that the years I spent running this blog were absolutely wonderful. I met many amazing people. I had the pleasure of working with many great companies. I gained a wealth of knowledge in many things. After many years of silence, I just want to pop in and say that I have absolutely decided that my LTHP will not be a part of my future endeavors. I get a little sad at that thought, to be honest. However, I will leave this blog, and the Facebook page up, and available for reading. Consider the blog, and Facebook page, a gallery.

With that said, when reading posts, please keep in mind that many of the products I featured may no longer be available. Please remember to take into consideration the age of the post you might be reading. Also, please be aware that any comments left might take a while to get approved as this is not a priority in my life any longer. I know that may sound a bit harsh, but I must be honest with you guys.

 I am onto new adventures, and experiences. I am getting ready to open a shop where I plan to sell handmade crochet items. It will be entirely new ground for me. I am very excited about whats to come.

 So, again, thank you. Thank you for all the love, and inspiration you guys provided me with. LTHP, and the readers that made it a success will ALWAYS and FOREVER have a very special place in my heart. You guys don't know how much I appreciate all of you.

For anyone who is interested in keeping up with me you can still find me on Instagram, and Facebook. I will leave links below.

Shop Instagram: @Hook.Prism.Power

Shop Blog:

Personal Instagram: @Cris.Succs

Shop Facebook Page:

With much love, forever and always,

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Radio Silence

 I just wanted to take a quick second to apologize for my lack of posting in these past few weeks. I've been having the most awful luck with my nails. It has been break nation up in here lately. I honestly can't really say why as I've not really changed anything in my nail care routine. The moment they start looking remotely decent, one goes and breaks.
 As a result of the constant breakage I have been so down and just "not feeling it". I've been aggravated and cranky and just plain uninspired. Basically, I am in a FUNK that has been quite challenging to kick. My nails have been "naked" (nothing but a base coat), for weeks and the saddest part is that not even looking at my mountain of polish inspires me at the moment. I just get... well... really sad... It makes me sad to look at my polish and feel nothing. But, it goes deeper than polish... I don't want to get into it, but basically my "demons" have spilled over into my blogging. I'm trying really hard to separate those two... I feel bad because I don't feel like polishing, which then makes me feel bad because I am so far behind which then makes me feel useless, pointless.... I feel like I need to be honest. It is not all sunshine and rainbows as much as I'd like to believe that some times.

  I miss interacting with you guys, but for now I need to focus on myself. I need to get my head straight. I hope to feel well again soon so I can get back to posting and creating.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fun with the Sugarpill Elektrocute Pigments and Cold Chemistry Palette

Good evening loves!!

  Today I have a makeup post for you guys... Mainly because I have no nails ready to go just yet. I'm drowning in Fall nail polish collections and trying my hardest to get trough them as quickly as possible. So, this past weekend I got to attend The Makeup Show in Orlando, as many of you guys may already know, if you follow me on Instagam (@L_T_H_P). I always take these shows as an opportunity to really go kind of crazy(er) with my makeup, because no one judges you there, in fact it is embraced. I live in "small town Fl" and here ppl look at me as if I ate babies for breakfast because I am different....and awesome.. lol.
 I was super excited to finally get a chance to play with my Sugarpill Elektrocutes neon, sparkly pigments. I also got a chance to play with my Cold Chemistry palette, which I got a few weeks back and just had not had a chance to play with it.
 I also listened to you guys on my last #EOTD post and I am (with much trepidation) sharing full face pictures on this post as well. A lot of you beauties suggested that I show how the eye makeup worked with the whole face look so.. yeah :D.... Granted they are IG shots, but... baby steps :D. 
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 To find out what I used for these looks and see some full face shots just continue reading ♥. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Purging the Squares- Meaningful Post Time

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Happy Humpday! 

  This is a little bit of a sappy post for me. I know it might seem weird to just about everyone reading this.. But I really feel that this post is the "end of an era"; the era of the square nails. I've been blogging since August of 2010, and for the majority of my time blogging my nails were a very square shape. I loved my square shorties and really took pride in keeping my nubs neat and clean. 
  But now it's time for a change. You may have noticed that my nails now have a more rounded shape to them, and I am even letting them get a bit longer than I used to. For me, the process of blogging is about seeing the growth an evolution of my craft. I am constantly striving to do better than I did yesterday. I don't compete with fellow bloggers, I compete with myself. Can I be a better blogger today than I was yesterday? That is the challenge I present myself every day. 
 In presenting these little changes, and expanding my content on this blog, I have really found a sense of purpose and have really found what I want to do in  life. I enjoy talking about nails. I LOVE experimenting with makeup. And I LIVE for dressing up and having fun with my wardrobe. I so love every aspect of being a girl and being able to share that with my readers. 
 There is so much more to me than just nails. I really do believe that being polished extends from head to toe. While this blog is rooted in nail art and all things nails, I really do feel like I can share all my girly passions with you guys. Along with the new nail shape, I plan on including more makeup looks and even some fashion posts. I'm really looking forward to growing this blog more and more with time. Blogging is something I enjoy and am passionate about. This has gone past a hobby for me. This is my passion, my blood, sweat and tears.  
 In struggling with my health at one point I felt less than human.... Through this blog and interacting with you all I have started to feel like a person again and it brings me such joy to share my passions with some of the most amazing people I have ever encountered. So with that in mind, we say goodbye to the square nails and usher in a new era of all things girly and beautiful!

To see close up swatchies of these polishes just continue reading ♥.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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

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Happy Tuesday! 

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

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

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

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

Monday, August 19, 2013

LTHP Turns THREE in Inglot Goodies!!

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Hello my painted beauties!

  Time really does fly when you are having fun! Today is LTHP's THIRD BIRTHDAY!!!! I cannot believe Three years have gone by so quickly. I also can't believe how much has happened in those Three years. I've met so many amazing people through this blog. I've had some amazing experiences, and so not so amazing ones too. I've learned SO MUCH about this industry that I love. 
 Through the years this blog has grown to be so much more to me than just a blog. I have a real passion for this industry and I see this blog as a stepping stone to greater things (not that blogging itself is not great:). I have so many goals I know I will achieve some day. Of course, I want to thank all of you who stop by every day and keep me inspired. I really see you guys as my friends and your feedback always means so much to me. You guys really do make this fun and worth it! 
 For this Blogaversary I wanted to do something REALLY bling-y and special. The second I received Inglot's new nail art and body spangles I just KNEW a scale-y, blingy look was in order. And what better occasion to do such a look than on the birthday of mah blog-baby! 
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 For this "disco-mermaid" look I started with bases of Inglot O2M polishes. Once my base colors were dry I started placing my circle spangles over a light coat of a slow drying clear coat. I placed the circle spangles one by one on my nails, patiently, with a toothpick. I intentionally overlapped them a bit to create a scale-y look. I finished my nails off with a good coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top. 
 I could not stop staring at my nails once I was done. I've never done such a blingy look. I also had a blast working with these Inglot glequins. 

 Oh... and I rounded my nails.... Yup... I did... 

Inglot O2M #684 and #687
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 I ADORE these Two shades together. #684 is a beautiful shade of Hot Coral creme with a slight Golden micro shimmer that barely translates to the nail. However, it does aid in the application of the color. #687 is a FANTASTIC shade of Minty Blue creme with that same micro shimmer quality that #684 has, but it does show a bit more when the color is on the nail. These shades have really opaque formulas, they can be a bit streaky if you don't use a light hand. I used Two coats of each shade for full opacity. The O2M polishes are water and oxygen permeable.

  I'm off to celebrate my bloggy b-day by unpacking some goodies that came in the mail today! I can't wait to see what year number Four will bring... More makeup, more nails, more cats and maybe even some fashion. LTHP is my baby, my creative expression and I am so happy to share it with all of you! Thank you to all of the readers and companies for your continued support of my painted ventures!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

#MintManisforTaliaJoy #TaliasLegacy Cadillacquer Remember Me

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Good morning darlings, 

  Today's post is dedicated to the beautiful Talia Joy Castellano (TaliaJoy18 on Youtube and IG). Talia was a beautiful, bubbly and amazingly talented young woman. The beauty community lost a little ray of Sunshine when Talia lost her Six year battle to Two rare types on cancer on July 16th. She was only 13, but she really made her mark on this community and on the world in her short time with us. Childhood Cancer is an awful thing, so very unfair.  To find out more about Talia's story you can visit the [Official facebook page for Angels for Talia]. My thoughts are with her family and friends during this most difficult time. My thoughts are also with the families of children all around the world who struggle with cancer. Talia was very fortunate to have the love and support of her family as well as her millions of fans. She was a very loved person and will be equally missed. Not many children are that fortunate, so lets keep them in out thoughts too; and hope that some day childhood cancer (cancer in general) is nothing more than the stuff of horror science fiction.
  These series of Mint-themed posts you might be noticing around the "bloggerspehere" today were organized by Nicole of Nail Polish Wars. One of the very last photos that Talia posted to her Instagram account was a particularly touching one. It was her hand, her sister and her mother's hand all together and they are all wearing the same, lovely, Mint green polish. Nicole thought it would be a beautiful memorial for us to come together in posting our Mint Manis in memory of Talia Joy. The second I laid eyes on this shade I knew it would be the one I would wear, the name turned out to be a beautiful coincidence. I went with Cadillacquer's Remember Me. And remember I will...
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 Remember Me is such a beautiful shade. I think Talia would have liked this color. I love how delicate, yet eye-catching it is. It felt "right" for the occasion, ethereal and angelic. This color is a beautiful shimmery Mint crelly base packed full of Silver and Magenta glitter and dots. The formula is perfection and I only needed Three thin coats. I love this shade, and now it has a new meaning for me. I love this dreamy shade and how peaceful it looks. 
 It's funny how someone you have never met can touch your life in such a way. Talia's strength gave me strength. That may be weird for a 26 year old woman to say about a 13 year old girl. But I always thought, if this little girl can go through all that with a smile on her face, then why can't I go through my stuff without a smile too? My thoughts are with Talia's family and friends during this difficult time. 
  Thank you to all those of you who are taking part in this today. Don't forget to use the hashtags #MintManisforTaliaJoy or #MintManisforTalia and #TaliasLegacy when sharing your Mint manis!

To see all of the other ladies who have joined in sharing thei mint manis just click to continue reading. The count is up to 200+, and it just keeps growing! It has been amazing to see the beauty community come together like this.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Dear Muffin

This is a really hard thing for me to do. But I figured, just do it, like ripping off a band-aid....

Dear Muffin,

  You were Two when we met you in 2007. I still remember that day we walked into Petsmart, and as usual I insisted we go say "Hi" to the kitties at the shelter. And there you were, alone in a kennel. Your little information card said you were Two, affectionate and just a little anti-social. I remember thinking , "But this is the sweetest kitty I've ever met"! You were excited to play with Daniel and I from behind kennel bars.
  I remember thinking "This is the coolest kitty I've ever seen". Your fur was beautiful; long, thick and splattered in brown tones. It was the softest fur I had ever felt! We called you our "Bunny- kitty". You shared a birthday with my mom, which I thought was pretty funny. I remember the day I adopted you, Daniel was out of town. I remember it was December and really close to your birthday. What better gift could I have given this kitty, than to give her a loving home on her very birthday? So I did. Everyone at the shelter was so happy that you were going to a home! You had been at the shelter for over Six months! I remember being so sad when I found out. How?! How could this sweet, adorable kitty have spent so long in a lonely cage at a shelter?!
 I remember the day I brought you home, to our first tiny apartment. You were so happy! You fit right in! I remember letting you out of your traveling box and you immediately jumped on our couch and curled up with me. I knew I had made the right choice. You were meant to be with us. A few days later Daniel came home from his work trip and he was so happy to meet you! You were excited to meet him too.
 You always had a big personality, you always wanted to be with Daniel and I. Which I loved! I loved having a kitty that was so friendly and pretty. The vets always commented on how pretty you were. And you were! You were the loveliest kitty! Always so poised and well- behaved. You moved with us through Three different houses, and you made each of them a special place to be in. You were so much more than our kitty, you were our buddy, our furbaby! You kept me company for the many years that Daniel was on the road, and I never felt lonely because I had my Muffin.
 You were a single-kitty for a looong while. Then we brought you home a friend, Truffle. You seemed skeptical at first, but then you two grew to like each other. It was always so cute to hear the Two of you playing, or play fighting. I was happy to see you had a little friend for when we went on trips. I know she will miss you too.
 You may not know it Muffin, but you also had many people who loved you because of mommy's blog. You helped in such a BIG way. To this day I'm sure more people came to this blog on Mondays to see you, than to see my nails. And that was just fine with mommy, because she had the sweetest kitty in all the land who helped her pick her polish. It was our "Monday thing". I know it may sound stupid to some, but it was "our thing". I will miss this greatly. I will miss her chilling with me while I polished.... I will miss her.
 There are so many things I will miss about you, my Muffin. You had such a big personality. You were such a loving kitty. We tried so hard to keep you with us. We really did. It broke my heart to see you struggle with your health so greatly. I didn't want to be selfish though, I knew you were suffering.Even as I sit here typing this I still can't face the reality that you are gone, but I must. We will miss you so very much Muffin. You were a fantastic pet, friend and even a cry pillow when I needed it. Daniel and I will never forget you, you are irreplaceable Muffin! I hope you had a very happy life, we tried so very hard to make sure you were always happy and comfortable. You were a great kitty, the best kitty and I will never forget you.
 I hope your kitty heaven is full of all the things that you loved! I hope you have a lot of space to run and a lot of things to jump on, you always liked being up high. I also hope you never forget us, because we won't forget you. Even though I hugged and kissed you everyday, it still doesn't feel like enough...
 With that, I bring this letter to a close. My heart is heavy, my eyes are sore and I really don't know how to occupy my thoughts at this moment other than with the happy times we all shared together. Muffin, you were SO loved and cared for, I really do hope you knew that. I'm grateful I got to know you and have you in my life. I'm grateful I got to take you away from that crowded shelter and give you the best life possible, but I am so sorry I couldn't save you in the end. You were a fighter kitty, you really were.

We love you Muffin! You left us in good paws, Truffle is a fantastic kitty as well and I hope she knows that for a while, she had the best kitty friend in the whole world!

 Don't forget to hug your furbabies today, and every other day.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

LTHP heads over to!

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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 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! Happy Saturday everyone!

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Ways to Keep Up with LTHP!!


  Google reader is going bye-bye on July 1st... ... But don't worry!! Here is a list of ways to keep up with the LTHP nonsense!



*Instagram- @L_T_H_P #officialletthemhavepolish






Ok, I'm pretty sure those are all the major social media outlets I whore myself out on lolol! Make sure you are following me on at least one (or all) of them so come July 1st you are good to go on your LTHP fix!!

Good night my loves!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

LTHP is on Vampy Varnish Today!!!

Good morning darlings!!!

  I have some very exciting news!! Kelly from and I are starting a little collaboration today!! Strating today, LTHP will be on VV every other Wednesday morning with a little nail art instalation. I am SOOOO honored and happy to be working on this continuing series with Kelly. I look up to Kelly and her blog and I aspire to be among the ranks of her awesomeness someday.
 I really hope you guys will head on over to Vampy Varnish to see what I came up with for my very first (of many) How -to pictorial!! I came up with a really cute look for Spring, complete with step-by step photos. I really think you guys will like it a lot!!

  I really cannot thank Kelly enough for having me on her amazing website and for embracing the shorties!!  See you on Vampy Varnish!! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

It's my Birthday (and I'll slack if I want to) :D!


  So! It is indeed my birthday today. I am turning 26. I shall keep things short and sweet today, cuz what the title says lol. I decided to spend my day in Two of my favorite colors EVARRRR! I was having trouble deciding between A England Dragon and A England St. George. Then I had an "Old El Paso Moment" and decided, Why not both? lolol
  I just did basic alternating nails in St.George (Holo Teal) and Dragon(Sage Green/Gold Holo). I also thought it would be nice to update you on the current status of my nubs. They are coming in nicely and the shapes are finally starting to look somewhat even. After I had the break on my Middle nail, my Index went too :(. So once again, I nubbed them all out. I'm glad they are at least pretty even on length now.

 Also, I did some updates on my Let them have Polish You Tube channel last nite! Head on over there to see my makeup stash and storage!

  I can't be too bummed out at my nubs when they look so pretty in these Two amazing polishes. A England shall get me through this growth time haha! I'm off to celebrate my 26th B-Day now!!!! I might take tomorrow off depending on how much fun I have today hahahha!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Baby it's (Florida) Cold Outside

Hi lovelies!

  I am writing this post to let you guys know that I will be taking off until December 26th. I really want to focus on enjoying this Holiday with my husband and family. I will be back after the Holiday with my Top polishes of 2012 posts!! I had to break it down to about Six categories!!
  So since I will be "unplugged" for the next few days I want to take a moment to wish you all celebrating a very Merry Christmas. I hope you all have a fabulous day and that you all get what you asked Santa for!!

  For now, I leave you guys with some of my favorite nail art looks of 2012 ♥.
 Again I wanna wish you all a Merry Christmas and I will see you guys right after the Holiday!!!! Mr. LTHP keeps bragging about how awesome he did with presents this year!! I am so excited to see what's got him so excited!! 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Etsy Mania! Rockstar Nails Punk Rock Barbie and an Update

Good Afternoon and happy Monday,

  I wanted to take a second to apologize for my unexplained leave of absence, to those of you who may have noticed, I've not posted since Wednesday of last week. This is unusual for me as I like to/pride myself in having a post up everyday.
 Ok, so I think I mentioned this but, not this past Saturday, the one before that I was in the hospital. Well yesterday... I got to spend the day there again. So in the span of 8 days I was in the hospital Twice. I was just starting to feel better from my last fiasco and just like that I was back in the hospital. I really don't want to get into details as to what causes these visits. All I will say is that I would not wish this upon ANYONE, no even my worst enemies. I felt like you guys should know why I disappear randomly. I know you guys will understand and as usual be totally awesome about everything, because after all, my health really does come first. And the sooner I am healthy, the sooner I can get back into my rhythm, not just in blogging, but life in general.
  So now that you guys are all caught up, how about a quick swatch of one of my new favorite layering combinations?
  So this is Rockstar Nails Punk Rock Barbie over Color Club's Into the Limelight. PRB is a great mix of Black and White hexes, bars and squares accented by larger Pink squares suspended in a clear base. LOOOOOVEE this so hard! One of the best things about this polish is how easy it was to work with. I did Two "coats" there was some dabbing used to place some of the pieces. The base color is probably one of my new favorites shades ever. I will go on about the Color Club shade when I review the Color Club Fall 2012 Collection.
 I will also go onto say that this was actually the mani that I was rocking the last Saturday I spent in the hospital and one of the nurses LOVED it. She actually thought they were decals :D. I just LOVE how all the colors pop against my vivid Periwinkle Blue base. They really did look almost fake.

 I'm off to get some more rest now. I want you guys to know that I truly do miss blogging when I am not around. I almost get separation anxiety from my blog (creepy, right?). Point being that every time I have to take an unplanned, unannounced break, I feel terrible! But, I know, I know, health comes first.

Miss you guys so much!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cult Nails Deceptive Collection Photoshoot Party #FlBeautyBloggers

Hi loves!!

  Today I have some photos from Saturdays photo shoot for Cult Nails' Deceptive Collection. Maria hosted a little get together for the ladies of the #FlBeautyBloggers  and quite a few of us were able to make it out to Cult Nails HQ for a day full of polish, fierce photos and A LOT of fun! These photos are courtesy of our photographers for the day; the amazing Mandy Redfearn and Maria's husband John.
 It's not often good pics of me get snapped lol. These are a rarity. The pearls and the dress were Maria's styling. The theme for the photo shoot was the 1920's. So we did a "modern day flapper" thing with my photos. On my nails I wore A England Bridal Veil topped with Cult Nails Charlatan from the Deceptive Collection.

  Here are all the girls that came out on Saturday. From L to R: Miss Ali of Nifty Ba!, Miss Brittany of Clumps of Mascara, Miss Courtney of, Miss Kimberly of Libby's Pink Vanity, Miss Safia of Lipstick Mixtapes and Miss Alyssa of Pretty Little Bottles. Front and center is the beautiful and fierce Maria of Cult Nails and back there with the Red head is yours truly :D.
 This post is pretty pic heavy so to see more photos of the fun and find out more about the Deceptive Collection continue reading.

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**)

Monday, July 16, 2012

LTHP is Taking a Lil' Vacay!!!

Hi loves!!!

  So, MR. LTHP is on vacation this week. This is the first time we have had time off together since 2009!!! Our last vacation took place in North Carolina and that was when we got engaged :D. So I decided it would only make sense for me to take a little break too and enjoy some time with my amazing hubs!

  I'm so excited to have some time off wif mah man! We will probably be at the beach all week! I'm stoked to come back with some awesome posts for you guys!!! This vacation is just what the doc ordered!!! 

Love ya'll!!! See you Next Monday! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Let's Talk Beauty!!!

Hi loves!!

  I wanted to share this with you guys really quick. This evening myself, along with other beuties from the Central Florida Beauty Bloggers will be in Downtown Orlando at The Mezz for this wonderful event!
For more details about this event please visit: Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

  So if you are in the Central Florida Area come out to see us tonight! There will be goodies and giveaways as well!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

LTHP Dabbles! Nail Polish Jewelry Fun!

Hi lovely readers!

  I know today is a challenge day and I had fully intended to have that post up later today but my body had other plans. I still might do it later on depending on how I feel. If I do not post it today I will still be doing day Seven whenever we post our next challenge day. 

  Instead, today I will be showing you some nail polish rings and earrings I made over the past few weeks. After I saw [THIS TUTORIAL] by Rebecca I was bit by the crafty bug and just had to place an Etsy order for some cabochons and bases :D. These are fun to make for friends and the gals in my family. I made my bestie a ring out of butterLONDON Snog and Pretty and Polished Valentino but I forgot to snap a pic before I sent it her way. It was awesome!
 To see close up shots of these just continue reading.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Zoya Beach Collection Swactches

Good Morning!!

**Quick note: LTHP is on Instagram now as Letthemhavepolish. Feel lfree to leave your usernames in the comments so we can follow eachother :D**

  Today I have swatches of one of Zoya's new Summer Collections. Zoya usually does Two complementing collections for Summer, one creamy and one flashy. Today I will be showing the Beach collection which is made up of Six beautifully vibrant cremes for the Summer season. This is my first set of Summer Colors and so far I have to say that Zoya has set the bar very high for Summer color with the release of the Beach and Surf collections. 
 You should totally continue reading because these colors are drool-worthy!