Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Etsy Mania! Lacquistry Glitter, Bitch!

Hi loves! 

  Today's post features another Etsy beauty. Well, kind of... Lemme tell you a little story. So, a looong time ago I did this HUGE glitter swatch spam post. There were A LOT of combos and swatches. As usual I was sharing the post on my Facebook and I did so by using the tagline "Hey guess what? I love glitter bitches!!" Well the awesome Jenna, who runs the shop Lacquistry, saw that and made a comment that now she HAD to make and name a polish "Glitter, Bitch" ahaaahhaha and so this creation was spawned. 
  Jenna is an amazing indie creator. And she has also set the bar EXTREMELY high for all other indie sellers when it comes to customer service. It took us SIX tries to land on a glitter/ color combination that we both loved. We finally landed on version Six of Glitter, Bitch and here she is. The inspiration behind this polish was Effie Trinket of The Hunger Games Trilogy. 
  Glitter, Bitch is a combination of Small holo Pink hexes, Gold Squares and and hexes, Metallic Purple and Matte Plum hexes. There is quite a bit of textures and finishes mixed in this glitter and I just love it! And let me tell you, this is DENSE :D. I think I could wear this w/o a base color as well. For this look I layered my Glitter, Bitch over Catrice's Dirty Berry(SWOOON). This combination actually does remind me of one of Effie's fantastic costumes. Jenna did such a beautiful job of bringing my vision to life. I cannot thank her enough for putting all the time and effort into making this happen.  You may remember me posting about one of the prototypes in  [THIS] post.
  Right now Jenna's shop is open and she has her Fall collection up. Her polishes sell like hot cakes :D. And why shouldn't they? They are AMAZING and unique! I don't know if Glitter, Bitch will be a part of Jenna's perm line-up as it was kind of a spur of the moment colab between Jenna and I ♥. Either ways  I hope you guys enjoyed this post and this beautiful glitter combination. 

THANK YOU JENNAAA!! You are a gem! 

(**GB provided by Jenna**)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Etsy Mania! Rockstar Nails Punk Rock Barbie and an Update

Good Afternoon and happy Monday,

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

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

Miss you guys so much!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

LTHP Quickies! Milani Pressed Powder Shadows for 2012

Morning loves and happy humpday! 

  Today I have another installment of my quickie posts. This time I will be featuring Milani's new Pressed Powder Shadows. I received 11 shades for review and I am a HUGE fan of each and every one. I've shown you guys some looks I did with the Neutral tones from these shadows. I love working with these, they have a great texture and color payoff.
To see some close up shots and quick swatches just continue reading!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

wHet Nail Polish in Wanderlust and Megalomaniac

Hello hello!! 

  Sorry I've been a bit absent these past few days. My health has not been cooperating and I've been pretty out of it. This week will be a slow one here at LTHP because working up the energy to type up a post seems just as daunting as a Three-mile run right now. That being said, I do have Two swatches to show you today from a new-to-me company: wHet Nails. 

wHet Nails Wanderlust
This is Wanderlust. A deep Midnight Blue shimmer. This color has a great formula. I find that shades like this one tend to have rather thick formulas that can be a bit goopy. This is a beautiful shade but I can't help but feeling like I've seen it before. Wanderlust has a nice- flowing formula and does well in Two coats.

wHet Nails Megalomaniac
 Megalomaniac is one of those popular Fuchsia shimmery bases with intense Violet shimmer. I can't place my finger on it but for some reason this color seems dated. On the plus side, it has a great formula and it could have done with just one coat, I did Two.

  wHet Nail Polish can be found on their Website and retail for $15. In my honest opinion, that seems pretty steep. Their color range is extremely limited(11 shades).  According to the site these are all limited edition colors. I have countless, far more economical, dupes for both of these colors I showed today. For $15 I expect a bit more uniqueness and range from a brand.


(**Whet products provided for honest review**)