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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Hi hello and happy Tuesday!
I hope everyone had a fun weekend! Mine was a bit rainy, but nice non the less. Summer is coming on reeeeal strong in South Florida right now, so I definitely welcome a bit of cool rain :D. Speaking of rain, it is pouring as I type this right now.... Ahhh Summer.
And speaking of Summer, Delush recently released a new collection for the season that is completely perfect. Allow me to introduce the Essence of Summer Collection by Delush Polish. This release consists of Eight shimmery beauties, each as beautiful as the last.
|swatches after the jump|
Some other exciting things happening with Delush Polish is that the brand has announced a new Rewards Program where you can earn points from your purchases.
To see close up shots of these shimmering Summer beauties and read my thoughts on them, just continue reading after the jump ♥.
Friday, July 4, 2014
And to those of you celebrating today a very happy Independence Day. I hope everyone is having fun and being safe on this holiday! I want to do this quick post to share these cute patriotic nails with you guys. I did this look using all shades from Salon Perfect and some chevron Nail Vinyls. HOnest to goodness, patriotic nails are not really my style... But I ADORE THESE!!!
To clean up the "seams" of where the color meets the white I used some red and blue glitter striper polishes from Stripe Rite. The finishing touch was to add some more red, white and blue accents using Salon Perfect's Save me a Spot, which is a mix of R,W and B dots in a clear base. I just blobbed out some of the polish and picked out the dots individually to place on my nails. I finished it all off with a generous coat of Seche Vite.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all enjoy your holiday, and those of you with a long weekend, have fun!!!
Monday, April 28, 2014
Hey it's Monday!!!
If there was a way for me to skip Mondays all together, I would do so. I despise Mondays.I don't really have an exceedingly good reason for my hatred. It is not like I go out drinking every weekend and end up with wicked hangovers to fight off on Monday. Maybe Mondays just have bad cosmic juju around them or something... And now I sound crazy... Point being I am a complete crab-ass today :S.
Know what I am not crabby about though? This beautiful Spring collection by Delush Polish. For this release Delush did Six new glittery crellys that perfectly capture the season for me. This is one of those collections where I just adore every shade. They are all so dreamy and playful. They all look like little bottled Easter eggs.
All swatches are shown with a top coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.
Delush Polish Fleur de Peche- This beauty is a light peachy, creme-jelly base, with a perfect amount of subtle sparkle. I am IN LOVE with the accenting glitter blend she used for this base. I can pick out red and raspberry hexes, as well as gold and varying tones of green. I love that this polish looks so "floral". I also adore the base tone as it is insanely flattering. I used Two easy coats for my swatch.
Delush Polish Basket Case- This shade is a clean White crelly base accented with tons of matte and neon glitter in smaller hexes and squares. This shade is so much fun and just awesome. The glitter colors and sizes look like a sprinkling of confetti. I used Two easy coats, though looking at this photo, I probably should have done a thin third coat.
Delush Polish Medusa's Verde- This beauty is a light seafoam green base with a perfect amount of pearlescent shimmer. Accenting this base is a blend of golden, green and copper glitters in varying shapes and sizes. I used two easy coats for my swatch.
Delush Polish I wanna Dance with some Bunny- Adorable... :D. This shade is a marshmallowy white crelly base. This one is packed with all kinds of interesting goodies. There are neon Pink hearts, large Aqua dots and large pastel yellow hexes. There are also smaller blue and pink hexes and teeny tiny yellow and pink matter glitters also. I used Two easy coats for my swatch.
Delush Polish You Blue me Away- This pretty is a vivid sky blue crelly base with a subtle shimmer. Accenting this pretty base are dark blue, ccopper, violet, pastel yellow, pink, green and golden glitters in varying shapes and sizes. I used Two easy coats for my swatch.
Delush Polish Destined for Grapeness- I can't ever get enough of these lilac crelly blends. This one features a light shimmery base accented by violet, white, blue, lavender, pink and silver glitters in varying hex sizes. I used Two easy coats for my swatch,
All of these shades have amazing formulas. I was so happy that I could get away with just two coats of each shade. They all have a fantastic spread of glitter and were very easy to work with. I love that Delush did a mix of shimmery and creme bases for this collection. I am a huge fan of shimmering crelly bases, they look so delicate and beautiful.
The Delush Spring Awakening collection is available now. She offers full sized bottles for $8.95 and minis for $4.50 :D.
I am loving this entire collection. If I had to choose faves I'd go with Wanna Dance with some Bunny, Fleur de Peche and Medusa's Verde :D. Which are you loving most?
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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?
Friday, March 14, 2014
Happy Friday! This is my first official blog post from my new home. I am so excited about our new place. Many of you have been asking about California. What happened? Did I ever make it? etc... Long story short; we made it to Cali and were there for about Three days. We had an emergency and had to head back to Sarasota, Florida (i.e "home").
Finally, back in January, my husband got an amazing job offer in Boca Raton, Florida so that is where we ended up. LTHP is now an East Coast Florida gal :D. I am VERY excited to sample the beaches in the area. Back in Sarasota, we were really close to Siesta Key. Which is amazing beyond words.. But I miss the Atlantic, being from Puerto Rico and all ;).
So, since I've yet to actually unpack and set up my polishing area... I've got some swatch spam for you today. My nails have been nekkid for about a week and a half now. Thankfully, there were no breaks during the move.
To find out more about these shades just keep on reading after the jump.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Hello everyone, and happy Tuesday!
Today I want to share some more Holiday releases from the amazing KBShimmer. Along with an 11- piece, blogger inspired, Holiday collection; KBShimmer also released Four Holiday themed creations of her own (as well as Seven new shifting multichromes which I will be covering sooooon). In this group Christy did One glitter topper, a jelly based beauty and Two of her signature epic creamy based glitter bombs. Shall we get on with it?
All swatches are shown with a top coat for smoothness and shine.
KBShimmer Kringle All the Way over Bettina Jingle Belle
Kringle All the Way is a magical, dotty blend of traditional Holiday colors suspended in a clear base which is packed of tiny Holographic twinkle. There are dots in Green, Red, Silver, Light Gold and Light Green. I had no issues in the application of this fun and chunky topper. The bigger bits came out with no fishing and gave no issues come application time. I used Two coats of Kringle All the Way over my base color. Doesn't it look like little scattered ornaments? I just adore this.
EDIT: Don't forget to buy your bottle of Kringle All The Way by the 13th, and $4 per bottle will be donated to Toys For Tots!
EDIT: Don't forget to buy your bottle of Kringle All The Way by the 13th, and $4 per bottle will be donated to Toys For Tots!
KBShimmer All Elf'd Up
Fun fact: So, initially when Christy and I were discussing my collab shade for her blogger collection (Merry Pinkmas), this is kinda what we had come up with (I still have all Four prototypes ;).. And then I had an "aha- moment" and decided to make the base Pink and to add neon bits to make it more "LTHP- esque".
I was so happy so see that Christy went ahead and refined the shade and released a White based crelly with a Holiday glitter blend. All Elf'd Up is a blend of traditional Red, Green Silver and White glitter in varying Hex sizes and micro bars. As usual the formula on this baby was magical and was good to go in Three thin coats. The spread of the glitter is perfect, and the coverage of the White base is dead on. Peppermint Bark anyone?
Edit: KBShimmer Snow Flaking Way
Snow Flaking Way= MUCH EPIC! This baby is a Royal/ Grape Purple jelly base packed of Silver, Holo and Burple glitter as well a Holo snowflake shaped glitter. I had no luck getting the snowflakes out, but I could care less. I was completely smitten with the shade of Purple of the base jelly. The glitter makes this twinkle in the most beautiful way. I used Three thin coats for full and even coverage. Purple lovers NEED this beauty.
KBShimmer When Doves Sigh
When Doves Sigh is a soft Grey crelly, packed full of micro Twinkle and accented by glitters in varying shapes and sizes in an array of Fuchsia, Aqua, Purple and Blue. This shade is SOOO KBShimmer. She always woks wonders with her Blends of Aquas, Pinks and Purples. I am madly in love with the soft Grey base and how the colors pop against it. I used Three thin coats for full coverage.
I'm hoping to catch up on a bunch of stuff today. My goodness, we are practically Half-way through December and I've not managed to do a single Holiday mani o.O... For shame.. Anywho, I plan on doing some of that today. I also really want to get the amazing KBShimmer Multichromes swatched for you guys. They are seriously mind-blowing. I'm actually doing a mini vid for all of them to show the amazing shift as no amount of photos would do them justice.
Don't forget that my KBShimmer Blogger Holiday Collection giveaway is still going until Midnight EST tomorrow. Good luck and thank you to everyone participating!!!
I really love all of these so much. Kringle All the Way and Snow Flaking Way definitely have stolen my heart. Any faves here?
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Today I have Two of the most amazing handmade nail polishes EVARR!! So, when KBShimmer first started getting into nail polish she did came out with a bang. It took me a while to get my hands on these... But these two pretties have been KBShimmer staples for a while and I am so happy to finally have them as part of my collection.
Both swatches are shown with a top coat of KBShimmer Clearly on top for smoothness and shine.
KBShimmer Toucan Touch This
Toucan Touch This is an incredibly unique, neon Lime Green based crelly glitter blend. Get all that? It's so complex but so much fun. The neon lime green base is like nothing else in my collection. There is a rainbow of hexes in varying sizes as well as micro bars suspended in this awesome base. I freaking love this color and I wore it for a good week and still did not want to take it off. The formula on this shade is AMAZING, I had no issues with glitter spread and it did great in Three thin coats.
|Pardon the "lobster hands" I had to do some editing to get the color to look right in the pics. It's SOO bright!|
Oh Splat! is the bestest, White crelly based, rainbow hex glitter blend. If you are a fan of the "birthday batter", "poptart icing and/ or cupcake polish look... Then you need this pretty. This shade has the best formula and great spread of glitter. I used Three thin coats.
Raise your hand if you've had these for ever!! I really feel kind of shamed that it took me so long to get my hands of these. I really send a huge thanks out to Christy Rose for always being such a rockstar and so kind and generous to LTHP! I am always honored and stoked to rock her creations!
Thanks for stopping by loves!!
Friday, September 6, 2013
Happy Friday Everyone!!
This Friday morning I have a quickie post for you guys! I am sooo very excited to share these new babies by Jordana. Jordana is a "sister company" to Milani They are available online as well as most Walgreens stores. What I love about Jordana is they make great affordable products. And when I say great, I really do mean great. These new 12hr. Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils are as awesome as their Milani cousins. Though some of the shades Jordana released are dead on dupes for some of the Milani Shadow Eyez Waterproof eyeshadow pencils, I really don't mind. See, these are a fraction of the price as they retail for $3.99!!! Don't let that price fool you though, these are entirely amazing and the wear really is spectacular.
Eternal White: Matte White creme pencil. LOOOOVE this one for layering bright eyeshadows over!
Continous Almond: This baby is a dead on dupe for Milani's Almond Creme. This is my go- to browbone shade. Even if I end up layering a color over it, this shade is usually a part of my eye makeup routine.
Tenacious Brown: Beautiful matte coffee brown creme. This may seem weird, but I LOOVE using this pencil to fill in my brows.
Stay-on Black: Matte Black creme perfection.
Pink Evermore: A soft sparkling Pink. This shade is so beautiful on the inner corner.
Prolong Purple: A gagagorg sparkling Amethyst Purple.
Aqua Last: *.* *.*!!!! A beautiful shade of metallic aqua Blue.
Endless Emerald: A sexy shade of shimmering peacock Green.
These are all SOOO creamy, and so very pigmented, that a light hand is almost a requirement. They set fairly quickly, so don't take your time when working with them. These would not smudge at all!! I kept rubbing my arm swatches to see if there would be any give and, there wasn't :DDDD!! So for $3.99... I say these are a STEAL, and if you are in the market for a great and easy to use eyeshadow pencil.... You should go just ahead and grab these!!
I can't pick favorites because I love all of these shades for many reasons. Of course I am gaga for all the shimmering shades. But, the creme shades are so versatile and just plain awesome. Will you be keeping an eye out for any of these? Which shades are you loving most?
Friday, August 2, 2013
Though I've never really been a fan of the Bond movies, I must say OPI has made some stunning polishes inspired by the franchise. Last year's Skyfall Holiday collection was full of WIN. So many of those shades are really stunning. This year O.P.I came out with a Six piece Liquid Sand collection inspired by the iconic Bond Girls.
I rocked the daylights out of these and loved every second of it. The colors and finishes of these are really interesting and beautiful. There is a great mix of classic, flashy and subtle in this group of colors. Overall, I am a huge fan of this collection.
I went for pairings because most of these were actual manis that I wore for many days. The wear on all of these liquid sands is just ridiculously amazing. These do no chip, they do not fade and they wear like iron.
I don't want to sound like a broken record so I will get this out of the way now lol... The formula on all of these is AMAZING. They apply with much ease, I used Three thin coats for all these liquid sands. They were all good to go within 45 minutes. I don't know what sorcery is in these, but as they dry tge sparkle becomes more and more intense! I will never top coat these, they are just perfect in their beautiful matte form!
O.P.I Jinx and Solitaire
Jinx is a beautiful, fiery shade of vivid Coral with a strong Golden duochrome. It reminds me of one of last years Fall DS shades, but in liquid sand form. I literally could not stop staring at this color once it was fully dry. It is just amazing. Solitaire is a really pretty Silvery-White base with little chunky Silver glitter accents. As it first applies it looks like an ugly frosty mess, and then it starts to dry... and it becomes the most interesting shade of shimmering textured White matte. I adore the complete transformation of this color as it dries. It is really chic and different from every other texture out there.
O.P.I Tiffany Case and Pussy Galore
These Two shades have my full attention hee hee. Tiffany Case is probably my most favorite liquid sand ever. She is GLORIOUS! This shade is a heavy dose of matte cerulean Blue sparkle accented by small light Blue sparkling hexes. Tiffany Case is painfully sparkly and just magical in Sunlight. Pussy Galore is a playful matte sparkling Pink. It was very much like Solitaire, in that it looks frosty and ugly as it applies. As it dries the base becomes this beautiful sparkly Pink accented by micro, barely there, Magenta sparkle. It almost reminds me of a textured version of Suzi and the Lifeguard. I loved wearing these Two together as they reminded me of yummy cotton candy.
O.P.I Vesper and Honey Ryder
I've actually already gone over these two beauties ont he blog before. You can check out the original post for Vesper and Honey Ryder [HERE]. Honey Ryder has a very special place in my collection. She is just BEAUTIFUL!
My faves in this group are Tiffany Case, Honey Ryder and Jinx. Though I really do adore all of them and I love that there is a bit of everything in terms of color. They gave us delicate, vampy and flashy all in one collection.
Did you pick up any Bond girls? Which are your faves?
Friday, July 26, 2013
Happy Friday my lovelies!!
Today, I have another of Milani's new nail polish collections. This pretty group is the Retro Glam collection. This adorable release is made up of Five dainty cremes and one adorable Black and White glitter topper. I really love the range of colors in this collection. There really is a retro feel to them. They remind me of those old kitchen wall-phones with the 27 foot cords. The ones that would get tangled into an unholy mess... Remember those? Ahh the good 'ol days when you could still slam a phone down to end an angry conversation.... Anyways, back to polish, I adore these colors to bits, but some of the formulas were... interesting...
To see close up swatches of these adorable colors just continue reading.