Showing posts with label Truffle Tuesdays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Truffle Tuesdays. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Truffle Tuesdays! Bettina Mandarin- Nail Art and Swatch

(**Press Samples**)
Good evening and happy Truffle Tuesday! 

  Today Truffle picked me an awesome shade of juicy, shimmering Orange. She completely threw me off by not picking me a shade of Blue haha. That said, I am IN LOOOOVE with the finished look. The shade Truffle picked for me inspired a tropical color-blocked mani. This was my first official color-blocked mani, and I had a lot of fun working on it. 
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 The base color is Truffle's pick, Bettina Mandarin. I really wanted to do something really Summery so I accented my base color with some color-blocking done with Bettina Kiwi (Chartreuse) and Fruit Punch (Magenta). All these shades are creamy shimmers so the finished look was super flashy, colorful and juicy-looking.
  I didn't really set out with a plan, I just kind of placed the strips of thin tape randomly on each nail and painted the gaps with a fine brush and my selected colors. I finished the look off with Two coats of KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat to smooth out the seams and bring out shine. 
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I choose YOU!
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 Mandarin is a spectacular shade of vivid mandarin Orange creme with a very strong Orange-Golden micro shimmer. I absolutely LOOOOVE this shade and the shimmery finish. The formula on this shade is PERFECT. Bettina has never disappointed me with their formulations. I seriously cannot get enough of these creamy shimmers, they seem to glow. I used Three thin coats for my base.

 Truffle sends her love and hopes you enjoyed her pick for today. I definitely approve of Mandarin, it is as delicious as actual mandarins :D. Now, I'm off to color-block ALL THE THINGS!!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Truffle Tuesdays!! O.P.I Can't find my Czechbook Look

(**OPI Press Samples**)
Good afternoon loves!! 

  Yay for kitties! Today marks the start of Truffle Tuesdays and I am so happy and excited. Muffin is very , very missed. But, I am sure she would be very happy to know that her tradition has been carried on by her mate, Truffle. 
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 Truffle jumped right in and made her first pick very quickly. She chose for me O.P.I's Can't find my Czhechbook, from the OPI Spring 2013 collection. I went back to my roots by doing some stamping and adding some freehanded details. 
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 I am so in love with the finished look!! There is something so mermaid-y and glam about it. Anywho, I started with a base of O.P.I's Can't find my Czechbook. Once my base was dry I did my stamps with Pueen stamping plate Pueen15 and O.P.I I saw... You saw... We saw... Warsaw. Then I decided that I wanted to add some details to the scallop stamp. So, I dug up my O.P.I Your Royal Shineness and a very fine detailing brush and filled in the small Blue outlines. To finish it off I added some very small dots in Cult Nails Nevermore. I finished the whole thing off with a coat of Seche Vite.  
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O.P.I Can't find my Czechbook
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 Can't find my Czechbook is a beautiful dusty, Sky Blue creme. This shade photographed a bit more vivid than it is in person. If you enjoyed O.P.I's No Room for the Blues, you will LOVE this pretty. This shade is a slightly Bluer version of NRftB. The formula on this shade was really nice and easy to work with. I used Three thin coats of color. 

 I am so happy to get started with this new "chapter" in the LTHP book. I hope you guys enjoyed this look. I had a lot of fun working on these nails, and Truffle had fun helping :D. Thanks for stopping by!!