Showing posts with label Taping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taping. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Updated OCC Power Plant Mani- Matte Angled French Tips

(**Some of the products featured in this post were provided for  review consideration**)
Good Morning!!

  This will be a quickie post. I feel like all I do these days is bitch about not feeling well, and I am really sorry about that. I have this "thing" where I feel like my body cannot keep up with my brain. There is SO much I want to/need to get done. I have so many ideas floating around in my brain, but I rarely have the energy to get up and DO IT. I hate it :(. I really try so hard not to dwell on my illness, but it has been wearing me down lately. I've never had these many bad weeks in a row. I know this is not permanent and I hope to be well someday soon. I will be heading to the Mayo Clinic in May so, Fingers crossed I'll come out with some more definite answers.  
 So this cool and simple look started with a base of OCC Power Plant. After a day of wearing Power Plant by itself I decided to layer Lac Attack's Hogwarts over it for some bling. I wore that for another day or so and I had some minimal tip wear going on, but was not ready to part with my mani yet... SO, I taped off some angled french tips and painted the exposed parts with Cult Nails Nevermore. To finalize my whole look and give it some edge, I added a coat of Twee & Honey This is mateness- matte top coat. 

 I'm hoping to be a little on track this week. I do have quite a lot of pictures ready to go, they are mainly makeup though. I know many of you are here for le nails, but LTHP LOOOOVES makeup too ♥. So, there might be a lot of makeup posts coming your way these coming days. Mainly because I don't have much "nail" material ready to go :(. But as I said above, I have SO many ideas, so many new things I want to try and tutorials I want to film. I just need my body to get with the program and stop rebelling against me.


(**Some of the products featured in this post were provided for  review consideration**)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Cult Nails Tempest, Fetish & Blaze -Nail Art Look

Happy Friday!!! 

  Today I have a really cool look featuring Cult Nails' Second Year Anniversary Collection. A few days ago I showed you guys Fetish all on it's own, but I thought it would be cool to do a look that featured different finishes. It seemed only fitting that I found a way to combine all Three shades in the collection into a cool look! 
 This look started with Two effortless coats of Tempest. I topped my base off with some Seche Vite and waited for it to dry. Then using some wavy scrapbook scissors I cut some strips of scotch tape to create the wavy side panels using Fetish. To clean up the seam between Fetish and Tempest I used a short striping brush dipped in Blaze. Then I went back with a really small dotting tool and added some Fetish dots along the wavy line. I did not top coat the finalized look to keep the cool contrast between wax and shiny finishes. Plain and simple, I ADORE this look!! And best of all, it was SO easy and fast to do!! 

 Here is a swatch of Tempest. The most flawless, creamiest shade of White I own. Two easy coats and an amazing self-leveling formula make this polish an absolute must have in my book!
 I said it before and I will say it again... I NEED more polishes in that wax finish!! There is something about it that I am absolutely LOVING!! I am also loving Blaze. When I first saw it I thought I would be indifferent towards it and then I actually wore it and I could not stop staring at my nails! It is a beautiful, blingy, yet classy glitter! My thoughts on Tempest? FINALLY, the perfect white creme haha!!! And Fetish? ... Yeah... you need it!

 I'm so ready for the weekend, I'm sure you guys are too :D!  

(**CN products provided for review**)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

"Truffin" Tuesday!! Barielle Green Apple and O.P.I My Paprika is Hotter than Yours!

Hello and happy Tuesday! 

  SO sorry this post is running late. I got distracted yesterday while working on my hair. I got into one of my cray cray funks and decided I wanted to re-do my hair colors. I've been taking Folic Acid supplements (per my doctor) and my hair, and nails have been growing SO fast!! But, anywho... My roots were KILLING me, so I got wrapped up in that project and completely forgot to post this awesome mani I did with Truffle's pick(s).  
 Muffin is still refusing to pick lol. She will just sit there looking pretty like "What, what do you want human?". This week though, Truffle decided to join in the fun and picked me some shades to play with.
 I don't know what it is about this look but I LOVE how it turned out. The color combination is weird and yet it works so well. Truffle picked for me Barielle's Green Apple and O.P.I My Paprika is Hotter than Yours. These are both phenomenal, vibrant shades!! They both have amazing formulas, incredibly saturated and creamy! I used Two coats of each shade. For the triangle Purple accents I used Zoya Pinta. I finished the look off by adding some contrasting "glequins" and topping the whole look off with Twee & Honey's This is Matteness- matte top coat.

 And here are the kitties doing their thing.

 And because I loved these shades together before I even added accents. Here are my base colors. I am smitten with O.P.I MPIHTY!! That said, my camera was not a fan lol. It is an AMAZING Summer/ Spring shade and if you even remotely like Oranges, you will want this baby. Green Apple by Barielle is a really fun and unique shade and you can't beat that Barielle formula!
 I'm loving all these fun and quirky shades for Spring and Summer. I think those are my favorite seasons for nail polish. I had so much fun working with these colors and I can see why Truffle has trouble deciding ;).

  Time to go finish working on my hair!! I will have pics for you guys as soon as it is done ♥.

(**OPI and Barielle products provided for my consideration**)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lovely Looks with the Zoya Lovely Spring 2013 Collection

Happy Humpday!! 

  Today I have some looks featuring the shades in Zoya's new Spring Collection. The Lovely Collection is made up of Three gorgeous cremes, and Three beautiful shimmering pastels. The second I saw these shades I knew I would be doing some looks with them. I couldn't bring myself to just swatch them, I had to play with them :D. Zoya's Lovely is definitely Lovely!!   

 For my first look I went with a cute half-moon look. I might be a *tad* obsessed with half-moon manis. This simple, but eye-catching, look started with a base of Zoya Blu. Blu is the most perfect shade of light, light Blue creme. I wanted to do something with interesting contrast and a bit of an edge so for my accent color I went with Zoya Piaf. Piaf is one of those shades that are so ugly they are pretty. Piaf is a neat, light Mustard- Chartreuse Yellow with complimenting shimmer. I was pretty sure Piaf would not look good on my skintone but combining it with Blu really made it work for me. I love this combination.

 How could I NOT do a cloud mani with these babies?! For this look I started with a base of Jacqueline. Jacqueline is a pretty, light shade of creamy Ivory. There is a very slight, barely there shimmer in Jacqueline. For my clouds I used Zoya Julie and Neely. The finished look is really subtle, but so perfect for Spring!

 For my final look I wanted to do something striped and simple. I started with a base of Neely. Neely is a gorgeous, light Seafoam creme. For the color accents I used Zoya Julie and GeiGei. I used fine striping tape to create the color-blocked look. On my index and Pinkie I filled in the taped gaps with fine brushes. I really like the end result. These remind me of the girly notebooks I used to carry in High School.

 Here are quick swatches of my base shades. From left to right: Neely, Blu and Jacqueline. These were all two coats and I ran into no issues with the formulas.
 I have a few more looks planned for these pretties. Zoya's Spring Collections are always just gorgeous and inspiring to me. As always, the formulas are a joy to work with. These shades all compliment each other and it makes wearing just one at a time impossible for me!

Did you pick up any of Zoya's new Spring shades?

(**Zoya products provided for review**)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2011-2012 Re-Cap Post!!

Hello darlings!! 

  This is a quick post to update you guys on my new "31 Days of Nail Art" Tab. It has been updated with the photos from the 31 Day Challenge looks of 2012. But just for fun...

Day 1: Red 2011-2012
To see the rest of the looks just keep on reading :D! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Nails by Cris! feat My Two Jennifers

Good Morning loves! 

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

 To see these cool looks just continue reading!

Friday, December 14, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2012! Day 30: Inspired by a Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!!
  Today I am catching up to Sammy!! The prompt for day 29 is to be inspired by a tutorial. I went with Sammy's very recent tutorial for her Fashion inspired nails. She was inspired by a beautiful Dior gown. The look is very simple but extremely elegant, and really depicts the inspiration perfectly. I knew I HAD to try this look the second I saw Sammy's post. I am so glad she did a tutorial, because it was the perfect excuse to give this look a whirl right MEOW!
 I used thin striping tape placed horizontally across my naked nails. I used my Cult Nails Nevermore. It is a perfect, One-coat, Black creme. After I pulled my tape strips off I waited a second for my polish to dry a bit and I top coated with Seche Vite.

 Don't forget to stop by Sam's to see her tutorial nails!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

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

Happy Caturday!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, November 10, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2012! Day Eighteen: Half-Moons

Happy Caturday!! 

  And we are back on track! Today is day 18 of the challenge and that means Half Moons. These are the nails I wore to The Makeup Show last weekend and I got SO many compliments on 'em. This looks features all Cult Nails polishes and studs. 
  This look stared with Two coats of the amazing Annalicious. My camera really freaked out at this amazing shimmering shade of Tomato Red. I went for an edgy look with pointed half moons. For the pointy moons I used some scotch tape and Cult Nails Nevermore. I topped it all off with some Seche Vite then followed by Cult Nails Wicked Fast. 

 And here is the official look I wore for The Makeup Show. On my pinky is a Nail Veil by Chronicle Stones. These are a "love 'em or hate 'em" type of nail accessory. I absolutely LOVE them. They are so eye-catching and a nice touch for special occasions. I attached mine with a drop of nail glue and it held on all day long with no issues what so ever. Mine is the Pinky veil with a little dangly at the tip. I will have a post with more details about Nail Veils soon. 
  I really liked this look a whole lot and even more so that I actually got to wear it and my pinky Nail Veil. And I seriously cannot get enough of Annalicious. It is trully a spectacular color! Now don't forget to stop by my challenge partners Rie and Sam's to see their Half-moon looks for day 18!

(**Products provided for consideration**)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2012! Day Twelve: Stripe Nails

Sorry I'm running late yet again! 

  These new med are really doing a number on me. To top it all off, my allergies are going off and my vision is taking a hit. NOT FUN!!!!! So, Sam and Rie already have their awesome striped looks up. Today's task is striped nails. I went for a witchy-sock inspired look since Halloween is right around the corner! 
 This look features a base of Cult Nails Deal with It(♥♥♥♥♥♥). For the stripes I used my Born Pretty Store striping tape, different patterns on each nail. The black is Cult Nails in Nevermore which is perfect for this technique since it is so opaque, and the formula so smooth. I topped the whole look off with some Seche Vite.

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

(**CN products provided for consideration**)

Monday, October 8, 2012

LTHP is Back! Daddy Kool Records #MunnyShow 2012 Inspired Nails!

Hi guys!

  I am back! Yes!! I wanna thank all of the AMAZING bloggers that stepped in for me for the past Two weeks. You ladies blew my mind in several different directions, and I know my readers were in amazing company. I'm just in awe of the talent in this community. Also, on that note... While I was gone LTHP reached 5,000 followers!! WOW! I need to plan something special to celebrate this milestone!
  Today's manicure are the nails that I wore to this years Munny Show at Daddy Kool Records in Downtown St. Pete, Florida (post about this later on today!). My nails were inspired by the sticker that the Record shop, along with many other shops on the DT strip were displaying on their windows to promote the local "art show".
  For this fun look I started with a base of Zoya Purity. For the striped nails I used my striping tape from Born Pretty Store and Milani Black Swift. On my middle finger I stamped using Bundle Monster plate BM19 and Zoya Robyn. The splatter finger was done with JulieG Oh Em Gee, Zoya Robyn and Milani Black Swift. On my thumbs I did a drip effect using Black Swift and Oh Em Gee. 

  Here is a crappy thumb shot... Still getting a hang of the drip technique. I topped off all my nails in some Seche Vite, followed by INM Northern Lights TC then followed by one last coat of Cult Nails Wicked fast.

 Here is a shot of the poster that inspired the nails and the nails :D. I am actually so happy with how these turned out. Even at the point when I had all my nails coated in a clean white canvas I really didn't know what I was going to do with each nail and it all just came together out of the Blue. The color palette is just right on for awesome nail art!
  I missed you guys so much!!! I had a nice little break, recovering nicely (still working on that). I feel better every day and I am SO happy to be back!! 

  I hope you guys enjoyed this nail art!!! Who knows... I may just be back later with a Muffin Monday but I will def have a post up soon about the show! 

(**Some products may have been provided by manufacturer of PR co**)

Friday, October 5, 2012

#AwesomeNailsAreAwesome Guest Week! Featuring Jen The Polishaholic

Hi guys!!! 

  Today I have one of the best known nail bloggers ever. The amazing Jen from The Polishaholic. I don't think she needs much of an intro right?! I mean she is the swatching QUEEN and her photos are always to die for. AND she made me into a splatter mani-fiend! Even though Jen has not been a nail blogger for much longer than I have, she is one of the bloggers/blogs that I really look up to and admire. My blog wants to be like Jen's when it grows up! 

Hi guys! 
  I am so excited to do a little guest post for Cris! LTHP is one of my favorite blogs, Cris is always over here making me lem everything while dazzling me with her nail art skills. When she asked me to do a post I had a little panic, doing nail art as a guest post on a blog that always does fantastical nail art is stressful haha! I sat down with about 15 ideas and finally settled on something Fall-ish. Maybe I'm a weirdo but I am so glad it's finally fall, we don't really have seasons in So Cal as it's perpetually summer but at least it's not usually as hot during "fall"! Everything I grab for lately to put on my nails is jewel toned or vampy, I'm obsessed you guys! 
Alright, so back to nail art. I went on a hunt for striping tape to do this, I saw Melissa over at The Daily Nail use it in one of her posts a little bit ago and I had to try something out with it! It seems like something that is good for people like me who fail at nail art. Good news, it's pretty easy to do and I'm loving the results...I'm pretty you will see a ton of mani's like this over on my blog soon since it's easy to do and it's a great way to spruce up a mani that is a couple days old. 
For the base of what I'm calling "Fall Starburst" I started out painting my nails with a coat of Essence Gorgeous Bling Bling, which is a gorgeous burnt orange with flake like golden shimmer! Then I sponged on Essence Call Of The Wild , a dark green with green shimmer, and Sation Rock-A-Guy- Blue, an awesome dark blue creme! There was no pattern or anything, it actually looked quite fug on it's own...I didn't even take photos because I didn't want to remember how ugly that was on it's own. After everything was dry I busted out my striping tape and put 4-5 strips on each nail in a burst kind of pattern and went over it with a coat of China Glaze Kalahari Kiss. Unfortunately I was a little too impatient with my top coat and it smudged some of the lines which of course looks a thousand times worse in a photo using macro than in real life...but I really liked how this turned out!
Hope you all enjoyed my little bit of Fall nail art, big thank you to Cris for having me!

 I am so honored to have Jen on the blog today(Somehow.... I got my blogging GURUS to agree to be on my little corner of the interwebs, even I was surprised when they agreed lol). And how awesome is this look?! Jen brings up a fantastic point about how tape manis are an easy way to spruce up an old mani, or just create eye-catching looks with minimal effort. I LOVE the contrast of the creamy color on top of all the jewel tones. As I told Jen... This mani makes me wish I lived in a state where there actually are seasonal changes... Not just Summer and Summer "light" lol. Thank you so much Jen for this beautiful Fall Starburst! 

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! 


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 and for my english speaking readers it's
 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 
 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, September 30, 2012

Milani Fall Fashion Nail Trends Project and an Update

Hi everyone! 

  I'm back for just a quick post to update you all on the happenings of the past week. The surgery went fine. They found some weirdness and addressed it. Not gonna get into details but basically I am still recovering. I still have a bunch more doctors appointments coming up this week and I still need tons of rest. This coming week, I've asked some of my personal favorite bloggers to guest post for me, and you guys are in for a real treat. I am so excited to share the awesome nail art these ladies have done for us!! 

  Today's post is a recap (I've beens haring these on my Instagram Account) of a project a few bloggers and I paired up with Milani on. It is the Fall Fashion Trends . They created Four different Pinterest Boards, one for each trend, where they share all of our nail art designs. The trends we were to be inspired by were Glamazon, Colorblock, Gilded Rebel and Haute Rod. 
 To see close up's up each look continue reading :D!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sation- Scotch Tape Craziness!

Good morning all! 

  So! As the title says.. I kinda went crazy with my Sations, some striping tape and some scotch tape. I wasn't going for anything in particular. I just wanted to have some fun with some tape and some awesome Sation polishes. 
 Quite a bit going on here lol. I used all Sation polishes. I started with a base of Miss Emo Shun All. The aqua accents were done in Oh my Oceania! and the Lavender accents were done in Tardy Tart. The glittery accents were done with a Stripe Rite Silver glitter striping polish.
This is like nautical flags on LSD or something lol... I love all these colors together!

 Now here is a swatch of Miss Emo Shun All. This shade of vivid, deep and saturated Indigo creme was as instant favorite. I'm actually looking for a reason to put this on again real soon. This color stands alone in my collection, totally dupeless. I don't have any colors that even come close to this shade of Royally Amazing Purple! The formula on this color is very easy to work with. Miss Emo Shun All  does dry to a cool satin-matte finish but I photographed it after top coat to bring out the shine.
 I also have to go on about the name for a minute :D. This polish is from the Class of Sation collection. Back in High School.. I was totally Miss Emo lol!! This polish is my nail color soul-mate!
 So yeah! Good times with Sation! Who, BTW have some AMAZING collections in the works and I cannot wait to share them with you guys! I love Sation's out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to their collection themes, promo shots and color names. I'm excited, I hope you guys are too! Sation polishes are available from and they are a total steal at $5!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

(**Sation polishes provided for consideration**)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Zoya Week Kicks Off with Zoya Song Nautical Nail Art

Good morning and happy Zoya Week! 

  I was having issues on deciding which look I was going to kick this Zoya week off with so I held a little poll on Facebook to find out which look you guys wanted to see first. You guys voted for the Song look. I knew pretty much immediately that I wanted to do something nautical themed with this color so I put on my brave face and grabbed my striping tape and micro beads and gave it my best shot. 
  I started with my Two coats of Zoya Song. Once my base color was dry I carefully placed bits of striping tape from Born Pretty Store horizontally across the nail and painted over them with my White polish. For that step I used Zoya Purity which has amazing coverage.
  On my ring finger I did a little anchor accent in Silver micro-beads carefully placed one by one. For this look I set my beads into a slow drying top coat. I'm so proud of myself for actually pulling this manicure off. I've seen so many beautiful nautical themed manis on Pinterest and from fellow bloggers and have always wanted to try one but never had the courage to do so until now. I was very happy with my results.
I am so excited for the looks to come for the rest of the week! I was really having so much fun with these colors and I can't wait to show you guys what I came up with!!

Stay tuned tomorrow for my next look in this installment!

(**Zoya products provided for review**)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Black & White Challenge! Day Two- White on Black

Good morning lovelies and happy humpday!

  Today the sexy6 are carrying on with Day Two of the Black and White Challenge. The task for today is Black base with White on top. I danced around this for a while because I am not always a fan of how White looks over Black. The effect of White on Black always seems a little Halloween to me for some reason. I finally decided on doing something I don't really do too often, half moons. The end result was a super classy and eye-catching manicure.
 I started with Two coats of Zoya Raven as my Black base. For the White I used Zoya  Purity which covered the Black effortlessly in one good coat. To clean up the "seam" where the Black and White meet I added a little bit of Silver Glitter using a striper. LOVE this look. All topped off with some Seche Vite.
Don't forget to stop by  Sam The Nailasaurus, Rie Nails and Noms, Esther at Fab Fingertips, Stephanie at Sincerely Stephanie and Emily from The Laquerologist to see what they have in store for us today!

Thanks for stopping by!