Showing posts with label Shimmer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shimmer. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pink Wednesday! Happy 10th Mean Girls!!!!

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Happy Pink Humpday!! 

  Seriously though.. where did 10 years go? I highly dislike reminders of how fast time is flying by haha. It certainly does not feel like 10 years since I first saw "Mean Girls" in theaters with my mom. I remember, we had made a mom-daughter date out of it. We left the theater with sore sides from laughing so much. Today I am celebrating 10 years of "Mean Girls" by rocking some cute pink nails, pink clothes... you get the picture ;D.... You better be wearing some Pink too.. or you can't sit with us.  

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 For this look I used shades from the Nicole by O.P.I 2014 core expansion. I started with a base of NOPI I'll have the Salmon. I waited for my base to dry off and the applied striping tape in a random fashion to create fat and thin stripes. The hot magenta shimmering shade is NOPI Always a Flirt
 I accented my pink nails with some tiny gold beads. I topped these off with a coat of Seche Vite. Of the three "mean girls", I can picture Gretchen wearing nails like these :D.

Hilarious timing note: I was watching Mean Girls while working on this post. It is ending as I am typing this very last sentence ;). Happy pink humpday beauties!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fit for a Sea Goddess

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Good morning and happy Tuesday! 

 Today I want to share some cute pairings I wore over the past few weekends. All of these beautiful shades come from the China Glaze Sea Goddess collection. The Sea Goddess collection is made up of Six new textured polishes ranging from super sparkly, to subtle and adorable. I really loved these shades and I loved wearing them. 
 Ever since the O.P.I peel-off base coat came out I have been on a textured polish kick. I love that when I am done or ready for a change I can just peel my textures off and not worry about removal at all. 


China Glaze Tail me Something- A stunning shade of micro- glitter, light Purple. This pretty is sooo sparkly it is almost blinding. The formula seems to be made up of nothing but micro glitter and small hexagonal glitters in a beautiful shade of Purple. I used Two easy coats of this color. I paired this sparkler with China Glaze Sand Dollar Make you Holla which is a creamy White textured base base accented with small glitters in a rainbow of colors. This is definitely the ultimate "cake batter" nail polish with that awesome texture. I used Three coats of this shade. 
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 My next pairing was all about Pink. I went with China Glaze Shell we Dance which is a beautiful shade of light Raspberry texture shimmery goodness. This pretty has a " shimmery base" accented with small raspberry toned glitter. I used Two coats of this pretty. The light pink shade is China Glaze Wish on a Starfish. I LOOOOOVE this soft shade of pink which is accented by an amazing flash of golden duochrome. Very "seashell pink" feeling. I used Three thin coats of this beauty. 
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And last but not least is this pairing of mermaid-y proportions. China Glaze Seahorsin' Around is the answer to anyone who was praying for a textured version of Zoya Charla (O.P.I Catch me in your Net and all is dupes). This baby is a Teal foil with a slight Golden duochrome. The finish is very intense, sparkly and just beautiful. The only downside to this shade is that it can stain your nails. I used Three thin coats. For a soft contrast I used China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns. This pretty is a creamy "seafoam-teal" creamy texture base accented by small mossy green glitters. I used Three thin coats of this shade as well. 
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 I really adore the mix of extremely sparkly, and creamy textures in this collection. I also love the theme behind it. I definitely get an oceanic feel from them, very "treasure chest". I love that all of these are unique in my collection. In a sea of textured polishes, these still manage to stand out for me. These have been out for some time now and should be available where ever China Glaze is sold. 

I loved wearing these as pairs. Do you have any faves from this collection? 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Red on Red

Happy Thursday!

 Today's post shall be quick and sweet. I've been feeling a bit "off" lately and feel like I really need to step away for a few days and relax, refresh and "reload". Since the move I have not really had a chance to "stop" for a minute and just breathe. Everything is coming along really nicely and we really like it here in Boca Raton. I just need a few days to unwind. Until then, please enjoy this Cult Nails, Red on Red look.
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 This look started with a base of Two coats of Cult Nails Kiss. Once my base was nice and dry I added some freehand dots in Cult Nails Annalicious. I decided not to top coat the finalized look. I really liked the shimmer against the matte base. 

When in doubt: DOTS!!! Always dots hahah :D. Happy Thursday! 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cult Nails Passionate Dreams LE Collection Swatches

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Happy humpday! 

 Today's mid week treat brought to you by; MOAR Cult Nails :D. This sexy Foursome is the Passionate Dreams collection. These pretties were released around Valentines Day, back in February. For this release Maria did a Silver foil, Two sparkling pretties and a new Red wax finish. I am SOOO stoked on that Red wax, BTW. 

All shades but Kiss are shown with a top coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

Cult Nails Ignite- This beauty is an amazing Black creme-jelly base packed full of micro Gold and Silver glitter. I am in love with this shade and the way the glitter peeks through perfectly through the opaque Black base. The formula is amazing on Ignite. I only needed Two coats for full opacity. 

Cult Nails Angel Whispers- This shade is a dreamy, soft and ultra-shimmery Pink. This shade is extremely beautiful and feminine. I really love the shimmery finish. This pretty is not without its issues though. The formula on mine was insanely thick. I had to add a few drops of nail polish thinner to be able to work with it. Once I added the thinner I was able to apply thin enough coats to build it up evenly. I used Three coats for my swatch. 

Cult Nails Lethal- This shade is just amazing. Lethal is a super dense Silver foil. In person, it is practically a chrome finish. The formula on this shade is absolutely perfect. I used Two coats for my swatch, though I could have done with One. This shade dries a bit matte and looks great either way. Lethal also makes a great polish for stamped nail art.  

Cult Nails Kiss- This is the newest wax finish. It is Red, it is sexy as hell and it is waxy. Kiss is a perfect shade of rich candy apple Red. The formula on this shade is fantastic. I love it for days when I am in a rush because I can usually just do one coat, and it dries quickly. Basically for instant fab, just add a coat of Kiss. Shown are two easy coats of Kiss.  

All of these shades are still available for purchase from Cult Nails as well as the Beautylish Boutiques. Each shade retails for $12.00.  I absolutely adore these. Even though I ran into that formula issue with Angel Whispers, I still adore that shade. My absolute faves here are definitely Ignite and Kiss. 

Happy humpday loves!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

O.P.I Brazil Beach Sandies- Liquid Sand Mini Set Look

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Hiiiii and happy Thursday! 

  I swear I am not making a habit of these long pauses between posts. As you guys know, we just recently moved. And we all know how much FUN that nonsense can be *insert sarcasm here*. I never imagined that unpacking, sorting and organizing 1,500+ bottles of polish would be such an ordeal. It was... I am now on day four of setting up my little polish corner. I must say it is coming along really nicely. It will be an excellent creative space once it is done. If you follow me on Instagram you can see the progress :D (@L_T_H_P)
  Today I want to share this look I wore a couple of weeks ago using the Liquid Sands that O.P.I released with the Brazil Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. These four beauties were released as a Four-Pack Mini set. I, for one, am BUMMED that these are minis because they are so damn BEAUTIFUL! I chose to rock them as a skittle look accented by an accent textured gradient nail. 
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 On m index nail I wore O.P.I Samba-dy Loves Purple. This shade is a beautiful medium Red- toned Purple texture. I'd venture to say it is a fantastic shade of shimmering textured Radiant Orchid, right on trend. This shade was the most sheer and did best in Three thin coats. That said, I ended up doing Three thin coats of each shade, even though the rest could have done with two coats. On my Ring nail I am wearing O.P.I What's a Little Rainforest?. This shade is a stunning shade of vivid Sky Blue, practically metallic in finish. This one was my favorite. On my Pinkie I am wearing O.P.I I'm Brazil Nuts Over You This shade is a fun Red with Pink undertones and beautiful contrasting Purple shimmer. The hints of Purple are visible even when the color is fully dry. On my Thumb and Middle nail I used O.P.I You're so Flippy Floppy. This shade is my other top pick here. This shade of Yellow is really warm and perfectly shimmery. 
 For the gradient nail I used I'm Brazil Nuts Over You and You're so Flippy Floppy. I used the same technique I would use for any other gradient. I "painted" the color onto a bit of cosmetic sponge and then "bounced" the sponge lightly over my nail until the color was built up to my liking. The biggest pain was the clean up. I also noticed that sponging the color on compromised the wear of that particular nail. It was chipping quicker than the others. 
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 IDK what is going on with my skin in this pic lololol... Anyhow, I wore these for about a week or so. I loooove the shades. I really do wish that they would release these in full- sized versions. I didn't run into any issues with application. Personally, I don't mind the mini brush, it did just fine. I really do love these shades. I hope they release more textures like these. 

 Thanks for stopping by today! I'm hoping to be done with my corner today. I'm SOO ready to be done haaha. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

LTHP Quickies! Milani Color Statement Line Expansion for Spring 2014

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Happy Tuesday! 

  First thing's first.. I am so sick you guys. I had not gotten a cold in years, literally years.. Yesterday I started feeling off. By yesterday night I was running a fever and all that fun stuff... On that note.... I could not have "picked" a worse time to get sick. This Saturday is moving day for the husband and I. We are relocating to Boca Raton. It is very exciting, but I am wishing this cold would have held off until after this weekend haha. 
 Since I am a bit off today I wanted to share one of my quickies. Say hello to the newest expansion to the Milani Color Statement lipstick line. You guys may remember how much I raved about these lippies when the line was released last year. 
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 I was super excited to see that Milani would be adding more shades to this fantastic lip color range. These lipsticks are perfection to me. They have great pigmentation, and feel amazing on the lips. They also have a scent that I just love! It is a yummy watermelon-y scent that does not overpower nor linger. This release is made up of Six new shades. Most of the new shades are on the Brown/Neutral sides. They also released a new shade of Pink, and Burgundy.
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 All swatches are Two swipes of color. As expected these were all very buttery in application. These glide with ease and don't drag at all. I just love them!
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Sugar Glaze- Light Rose-Blush shade with complimenting Golden shimmer. 
Cabaret Blend- Rich shade of Cranberry creme. This shade is very pigmented and glossy. 
Pink Love- Playful, Blue-toned, Bubblegum pink creme.
Rose Femme- Creamy taupe with slight Mauve undertones. 
Pretty Natural- Neutral Peachy creme. 
Cinnamon Spice- Light Brown with complimenting Golden shimmer. 

 Below I am wearing Pink Love. I had actually been wearing it for a few hours here, which is why it looks a bit "settled" into my lips. That said, I just adore this shade. I mean, I love most Pink lippies... But this one is really sweet and playful, since it is a bit cooler toned that most of the Pinks I already have. 
 Do you have any favorites in this bunch? Mine have to be Pink Love, Cabaret Blend and Pretty Natural. These should be available now and retail for $5.49 each. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

O.P.I Gwen Stefani Collection Swatches

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Happy Humpday!! 

 Today I want to share my swatches of the O.P.I Gwen Stefani collection. I won't even lie. I was SOOOO excited to find out that O.P.I would be doing a collaboration with Gwen Stefani. She is such a music and fashion icon. But what I love best is that Gwen is one of the original "nail girls". I remember watching No Doubt music videos and always admiring her long vampy nails, Pink hair and fantastic Red lips. This collection is such a beautiful representation of Gwen's style. 

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 For close up swatches and more details just keep on reading. 

Friday, January 31, 2014

Cult Nails- Road Trip Anyone? Collection Layerings

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Happy Friday! 

  And just like that.. January is over! Today I want to share a few Cult Nails manis I wore last week. Both looks were done by layering shades from the Road Trip, Anyone? collection. If memory serves me right, this collection was released later in the Summer of 2013. They were limited edition. Looks like the only ones still on the Cult Nails site are All Out and Mayhem. However, Beautylish still has all these shades available through their shop.   

Cult Nails All Out- For this mani I decided to layer All Out over Be Loco. All Out is a beautiful micro shimmer topper. Over my Coral base it created a Sun kissed shade of Tangerine Orange. What I love about All Out is that it will transform any color into new, beautiful unexpected shades. Over lighter colors it looks beautifully Golden-Yellow, over Medium shades it can turn into a cool shade of shifting Lime Green and over darker shades it can go to this amazing shifting shade of Emerald Green. If you were a fan of Charlatan from the Deceptive Collection, you will love All Out. I used one coat over my base color. 
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Cult Nails Be Loco- This shade is many of my favorite things meshed into one polish. Be Loco is a perfect shade of true Coral with the most amazingly creamy formulation. This shade could have nearly been one coat. And yet, the formula was not thick or sticky or streaky... it was buttery smooth- perfection. This color is insanely flattering. I used Two easy coats for my mani. 
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Cult Nails Mayhem- This baby is a subtle Silver linear holographic topper. What I love most about Mayhem is that it adds beautiful holographic sparkle, that is very noticeable, without making the base color look muddy or cloudy. I've tried several toppers and I don't like how much they can cloud the base color. With Mayhem you get that beautiful effect, and you still get to see the base color clearly Just with the added beauty of Holographic shimmer. For this mani I layered Mayhem over Riot. I really loved this combination. Oh, and the Three- finger pic is not a new thing or anything. I dinged my Index nail as I was taking photos and I was so ready to be done this day that I just fixed it after I took photographs haha. I used one coat of Mayhem over Riot. 
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Cult Nails Riot- This shade is a spectacular shade of clean Aqua- Teal. It is a bit lighter than teal, and a bit more Green than Aqua. Riot has an amaaazing formula as well. This shade could have also been one coat, I did use two though. I love this color to bits. It is summery, pool party perfection. The one downside is that this color can stain pretty badly.
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 I wore both of these manis for about a week or so, no chips and very minor tip wear. The wear of Cult Nails polishes is always so impressive. If you are really digging these shades, they can still be found on the Beautylish Boutique and retail for $12.00/bottle.

Happy Friday everyone! 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Delush Polish XO Trio Collection

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Hi hello and happy Thursday! 

  Today I want to share my swatches of Delush Polish's newest releases. This is the XO Collection. This release is made of Three new shades just in times for Valentines :D. Two of these pretties are crelly- based glitters and one is a soft smooth shimmer. They are really cute and fun. All swatches are shown with a top coat for smoothness and shine. 

Delush Polish Love Me Lights Out- This pretty is a white crelly base. The crelly base is a tad opaque so if you don't keep a light hand you might find that the first layers of glitter are being covered up too much. This polish has a blend of Purple, Gold, Green, Lilac glitters in varying shapes and sizes, as well as neon Pink stars suspended in the White base base. I used Three coats for my swatch. While the polish is easy to work with, I did have some issues getting the larger Purple discs to come out. I really do love this though. It reminds me of little wildflowers. 
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Delush Polish Je Ne Se Quoi- This delicate beauty is a very light Pink crelly base. Packed in this soft Pink base are Rose Pink glitters in varying shapes and sizes, as well as soft mint Green and satin White glitters. The soft Mint touches added an unexpected element to this color that I really like. I used Three thin coats for my swatch. As with LMLO, it is best to keep a light hand to get the most out of the glitter spread. This shade also has a floral feel to me, very romantic. 
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Delush Polish Make Me Blush- This shade is a soft tone of Ballerina Pink with a subtle Golden shimmer running through it. This shade reminds me of little Pink pearls. The formula is a bit streaky and sticky, a light patient hand is best. I used Three thin-ish coats for my swatch, the third coat made all the difference. I really dig this shade, very feminine and sweet. 
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Delush Polishes feature a flat brush, which is always awesome. I also love that they have a matte Black cap that doesn't get all finger print-y (ahhhh the little things). Also, while I tend to hate Gold accents in my cosmetics packaging, I was surprised by how much I love the clean Golden graphic on Delush's bottles. Delush Polish is ran by the lovely Adriana. With each order you also get a cute scratcher card. You could get discounts on future orders or even getting to name your own shade! I got a 10% off discount on my future purchase. I think this is a really cool concept.
 The XO Collection trio is available from Delush Polish now. You can get the trio for $25.00.

I like this trio, the shades compliment each other really well. I really like Make me Blush and Je Ne Se Quoi. They are very romantic shades. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

KBShimmer Winter 2013 Multichromes Swatches & Video

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Oh Multichromes ♥!! 

 Can KBShimmer make polishes or what?! Seriously, this girl has such immense talent for her craft. Back in winter of 2013 Christy released Seven new multichrome polishes. Three of these are smooth shifters and some have an added flash of holographic sparkle. There is also a Blue based shifting glassfleck. 
 I will warn you now... My skin tone looks awful in all these photos. My ultimate goal with these photos was to capture as much of the shift as possible. I was not concerned with my skin color. All photos were taken in the shade so that the shift would come through a bit stronger in photos.
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 But, that said.. I did make this quick video which shows these babies in action. It was the best way I could think of to try and capture as much of the shift as possible. 

 To see close up swatches of these beauties just continue reading. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nicole by O.P.I Carrie Underwood Collection- Sing you Like a Bee & Backstage Pass- Elegant Half Moon Nail Art Look

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Good morning and happy Tuesday! 

 I am so in love with today's look.. I think I will let the photos do the talking for me :D. Anything more seems like rambling. 
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 This simple, yet classy look started with a base of Nicole by OPI Sing you Like a Bee from the Carrie Underwood collection. Once my base color was dry I did half-moon details on my thumb, ring and pinkie nails using Backstage Pass. Backstage Pass  is a beautiful shade of deep Oxblood with sultry shimmer. To accent my half moons and "blank" nails I used Copper stones from Cult Nails set into my wet top coat (Seche Vite). The stones brought this look to life for me. 

 Sing you Like a Bee is a stunning shade of dense White shimmer with a strong Golden duochrome. This shade is just beautiful. I used Three easy coats to build the shade up to opacity. That said, this color can also be layered. I'm not sure if this shade is meant to be a texture... But if left without top coat, it dries a bit gritty and cool looking. I did top coat it for my look though. This is one of my favorite shades in this entire collection. 
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 Thanks for stopping by my loves! 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Nicole by O.P.I Carrie Underwood Collection Ruffian Nail Art- Featuring Fisher Queen & Get Carrie'd Away

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Good morning and happy Thursday! 

 Today I have a quick and simple nail art look featuring some of the new Carrie Underwood collection shades from Nicole by O.P.I. I love the simple elegance of ruffian manicures. I knew immediately that I wanted to do a ruffian with these two shades. There is something about Gold and Purple together that looks so opulent and classic, it just felt right.  
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  This look started with a base of Get Carrie'd Away. I used Three thin coats of this color to have a nice, sparkling base. For the Purple ruffian portion I used Fisher Queen. This shade is a beautiful deep Amethyst Purple shimmer. Ruffians are very easy and quick to achieve. I freehanded my ruffian with the nail color brush. To finish the look I top coated with Seche Vite.

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 This color though! Get Carrie'd Away is a spectacular mix of bright Yellow- Gold and White Gold sparkling glitter/flecks. The particles are small, but SO reflective. The formula on this shade is nice and easy to work with. This shade could be layered or built up to opacity. I used Three thin coats for my base. This shade dries a with a slight texture, which looks pretty neat. I did use a top coat for my look though, as I wanted sparkle. 
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 The Carrie Underwood Collection from Nicole by O.P.I should be popping up in retailers now, and retail for $7.99. I am very impressed with this collection. I was also very inspired by these colors and decided to do nail art looks with them instead of swatches. I can't say I am a Carrie fan. I only kept up with her during American Idol. But, I absolutely adore what they have done with this collection. The colors are adorable and cover a wide range of tastes. I was not expecting to love them as much as I do. This may be one of my favorite NO.P.I collabs to date. 

 Have you spotted any Carrie colors? Which sang to you (no pun intended)?

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Zoya Zenith Collection Swatches

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Good morning and happy New Year's eve! 

  Today I want to share my swatches of the Zoya Zenith collection. As usual Zoya did an amazing, Six color, collection that perfectly captures the flash and sparkle of the Holiday season. I love that they can do this without creating colors that feel overdone or too typical. Brava for thinking out of the box Zoya! I was so happy to see Zoya revisit the holographic jelly- glassflecks, the painfully bright foils and the bar glitter glazes this year.
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To see close up swatches, and have your retinas burnt by these amazing colors, continue reading ♥.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Zoya PixiDusts in Arabella and Sunshine and Catching Up

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Good evening!! 

 LTHP is officially in Cali-land!! I wanted to do a quick post to share with you this pairing I did with two of Zoya's newer PixiDust shades. I went with Arabella and Sunshine. I rocked this mani for about Five days and my nails still looked perfect come removal day! I have said it a million times before and I will say it again.. Zoya has this texture thing DOWN!!! They make such beautiful shades. I love how they play with "metallic matte" bases and plain shimmering matte bases. These pretties have amazing formulas and could have almost been one coat each. I did Two thin coats to get a really sparkly effect. 
  Arabella is a beautiful Raspberry toned textured polish. The base almost appears matte metallic and the shimmer in this pretty compliments the base. Meaning, the twinkle is Pink and lights up the deep, saturated Raspberry base beautifully. Sunshine is an amazingly saturated shade of Navy Blue matte base with tons of Silver Sparkle to light up the dark base. These are just beautifully executed and looked amazing together.  In the photo above they were fully dry so you guys can get the full effect of the matte/ sparkle goodness.

 Here about 20 minutes has passed after application, as you can see there is still some shine to them here, but still beautiful as ever.

 PS: I've been rocking Carter and Dhara on my toes for about four weeks now and they are still looking amazing! I think out of all the textures the Pixi Dust line has to be some of my faves. They are just beautiful and the wear is incredible!! 

  The move from Florida to Cali was very smooth, long, but smooth. We are now in Big Bear Lake, California. For the next few weeks I will be blogging out of a small cabin in the woods, and have NO nail stuff with me. The rest of out stuff is being shipped here and then will go into storage until we find a home. I has a sad.. However, I do have a few fashion-y, make-up-y posts that I can share.. So I'm thinking of doing an "LTHP Fashion week" since I don't have much nail material to blog with at the moment. I hope you guys bear (bare?) with me during this transition period. LTHP will dabble in all things girly and awesome while I wait for the rest of my nail babies to get t me. There is a lot that Mr. LTHP and I have to get done to start our new lives off right in Cali. SO, yeah... LOTS of changes, bit changes. 
 I'm excited and nervous, I really want things to go well for us out here in California as it is an area we have been wanting to be in for years. 

Thanks for stopping by today loves! 

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 ♥. 

Monday, September 30, 2013

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

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Good afternoon my loves!! 

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

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

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

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

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