Tuesday, October 2, 2012

#AwesomeNailsAreAwesome Guest Week! Featuring Marta of Chit Chat Nails

Good Evening!! 

  Yeah.. I have A LOT of awesome posts lined up for you. I really wanted to make sure you were kept really good company while I was away. As always these girls DELIVERED! I scheduled Miss Marta of Chit Chat Nails on the same day as Carolina of Colores de Carol because these girls are SUPA close and they always do all these cute twin posts so I figured, why not pair them on LTHP?

**EDIT** Both Marta and Carolina have been with me since, pretty much, the beginning. This guest week would not be complete without them.
Hello Lovely Ladies!!!
I have been asked to do a guest post by one my very first nail-art gurus whom I started to follow when I first learned about nail art/nail stamping; back in the day when I first started my little blog!  This is unreal!!!! *jumps up and down to relieve just a little bit of tension and nervous excitement*
My name is Marta, and I run a little Canadian blog called ChitChat Nails.  When Cristina asked me to do a guest post for her, I nearly fell off my rocker (and having just turned 31 years old, it is not so unfeasible to imagine me on a rocker ;) ).  I asked Cristina if there was anything she would request/like for this guest post, and - with her good sense of humour (we spell humour with an "ou" in Canada ;) - she joked "do a manicure that reminds you of me".  Well, joke it may have been but I do not turn down a challenge ;)  

Cristina's designs continue to be bright and playful and many of her manicure have made me want to embrace shades other than my comfort-zone nudes ;).  At the risk of sounding overly cheesy (though who doesn't like cheese,... really!) I will stand firm and say that many of Cristina's manicures helped me discover the wonders of nail-art/nail-stamping, gave me inspiration AND  helped me build my own 'wings' to fly in this wonderful realm of nail-art.  These butterfly wings are symbolic of that :D Thank you Cristina... I hope you, and your Lovely Readers, like this look.

I started out with two coats of NFUG "Fantastica" over an aqua base.  I wore this manicure for two days and when the tips started to show wear I added onto it ;)

Using the saran-wrap method I added  Color Club "Edie" and Revlon "Sassy"
I then stamped using Mash Nail Art Black and Nail Craze plate NC-1.
For the final touch I added some green glequins (as dubbed by the Nailasaurus) from the Born Pretty Store... because who doesn't like a little bit of glitter ;)
I then stamped using Mash Nail Art Black and Nail Craze plate NC-1. For the final touch I added some green glequins (as dubbed by the Nailasaurus) from the Born Pretty Store... because who doesn't like a little bit of glitter ;)

I hope you all liked this look.  I am happy to have met so many wonderful Ladies (and sources of inspiration) in this blogging community.  Cristina continues to be one of them!


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Marta is fearless when it comes to trying nail art techniques and I cannot get enough of her amazing photo spreads. Not only can this girl bust out some amazing nail art, she juggles Three little ones, a hubby and some UH-AMAZING style! You can clearly see that in her amazing photo spreads. I love her aesthetic and her writing style. Marta is just awesome!! Thank you so much for this beautiful nail art!!! 

#AwesomeNailsAreAwesome Guest Week! Featuring Carolina of Colores De Carol

Good morning!

  Rolling on right with the awesome is my very good friend Carolina of Colores De Carol.. This girl is a gem and I love her to bits and thank her so much for taking from her time to come up with this beautiful nail art for my awesome readers. This is classic Carolina. She always does great combinations of stamps and techniques. 

When Cristina invited me to do a guest post for her blog I couldn't believe it,  I love her blog, she's so talented and has a great imagination doing nail art.
I love Cristina, so much, we started blogging almost at the same time and we were sharing our passion for nails since we met online  two years ago.
 Today I have for you this manicure, I used a-england Perceval, a gorgeous metallic red. I applied two easy coats. On my ring finger I use a black creme nail polish and applied red hex glitter over the entire nail.
 I stamped the rest of my nails using an image for a plate QA16 I got from eBay. 

I hope you all enjoy what I did for you, 
Cristina, I wish you the best, feel better soon!
I just love this, and those of you who have been following Carol for a while know what I mean what I say that is just just SOO Carol! She's amazing at what she does!! Thank you soo much Carolina♥. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

#AwesomeNailsAreAwesome Guest Week! Natalie of HeartNat

Hi Guys!!!

  The title says its all! This first guest post to kick of a week of fantastical-ness comes to us from the lovely Nat of HeartNat. When I saw her post, I just knew she had to go on first! Natalie is a stamping queen and her manis are always perfection! I just had to have her on!

  Hey LTHP fans! I'm Natalie from http://heartnat.blogspot.com. When Cris asked me to do a guest post I flipped out, had a total fangirl moment, and of course said yes. I wanted to do something especially for her and I decided to do a mani inspired by the Kidrobot Misko Owls she collects. It was either that or mermaids, but this is much more meaningful ;] Here are the colors I used for this:
Base colors--China Glaze: Flyin' High, Happy Go Lucky, Sugar High, Recycle
Stamping colors--Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Presto Pink, Konad special polishes: Red, Black, Yellow, White, Sky Pearl, Image plate--MASH 37
I'm glad these turned out as cool as the idea I pictured in my head. Hope you all enjoy these adorable little owls and hope you get well soon Cris!
 How awesome right?!!!! That stamp is adorable and I love how perfectly PERFECT Nat's nails always turn out. Thank you so much for the #awesomenails Nat!!! As I said, you guys are so in for a treat this coming week! 

Dollish Polish This is Halloween Collection Swatches

Good Morning and happy Monday! 

  Today I have a little treat for you and them I'm outie for another week while some UH-mazing ladies fill in for me so I can hurry up and get better( not feeling so hawt today.)

  I cannot express just how much I love the Dollish Polish's Halloween Collection. This collection is inspired by the cult Disney movie "A Nightmare before Christmas". I remember when this movie came out. I remember seeing it in movie theaters and thinking it was pretty much the best thing ever. The movie still has a special place in my heart to this day. SO, when Dolly contacted me about reviewing this collection I could not reply with "YESSSSSSS!!!!" fast enough. This is collection Halloween perfection. 
 To see close up's continue reading ♥.