Monday, March 18, 2013

Ways to Keep Up with LTHP!!

So...

  Google reader is going bye-bye on July 1st... ... But don't worry!! Here is a list of ways to keep up with the LTHP nonsense!

*Bloglovin'- http://www.bloglovin.com/letthemhavepolish

*Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/letthemhavepolish

*Instagram- @L_T_H_P #officialletthemhavepolish

*Twitter- https://twitter.com/L_T_H_P

*YouTube- http://www.youtube.com/user/LetThemHavePolish

*Pinterest- http://pinterest.com/lthp

*Tumblr- http://letthemhavepolish.tumblr.com/

*Beautylish- http://www.beautylish.com/letthemhavepolish

Ok, I'm pretty sure those are all the major social media outlets I whore myself out on lolol! Make sure you are following me on at least one (or all) of them so come July 1st you are good to go on your LTHP fix!!

Good night my loves!!

Muffin Monday! O.P.I Eurso Euro- Mixed Texture Nail Art

(**O.P.I Products provided for review consideration.**)

Hello and happy Muffin Monday!

 Look at me getting a Muffin Monday out on time!!! I won't even blab much and get straight to it! This week Muffin picked me a most amazing shade of vivid Cobalt Blue by O.P.I called Eurso Euro. This shade is from the Euro Centrale collection. I wanted to keep the look simple, but interesting. So I did a mixed texture look featuring some of O.P.I's Liquid Sand shades as well as Muffin's pretty pick. 
 For this look I started with a base of Three coats of Eurso Euro and Oy Another Polish Joke(Golden shade) by O.P.I. I LOOOVE these Two shades together. I've had a soft spot for Blue and Gold since they were my High School colors. Plus, there is something so regal about the combination. Anywho, I did my base colors and top coated them with some Seche and waited to make sure they were dry enough to move forward with the Half-moon details. For the half moons I used Get your Number and What Wizardry is This? liquid sands. I waited a good 45 minutes before photographing this look to make sure the texture polish had dried enough for there to be a good contrast between the shiny bases and the textured sand polishes.

Look at Muffin go!

 And because I also loved these polishes on their own... Here are Eurso Euro and Oy Another Polish Joke. Both were an easy Three coats of color to reach full opacity. I ran into no issues with the formulations. OAPJ was a little sheer but did well in Three coats. It can also be layered.
 What do you guys think of the mixed- texture moons? I really liked the look of the shiny and "rough" together. I'm sure this type of mani would hold up well, these textured polishes have been wearing like iron on me! I've been really enjoying this O.P.I Spring Collection. I think it's one of the best Spring collections by O.P.I in a while!

Would you try a mixed texture look?

 (**O.P.I Products provided for review consideration.**)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

LTHP is on Vampy Varnish Today!!!

Good morning darlings!!!

  I have some very exciting news!! Kelly from vampyvarnish.com and I are starting a little collaboration today!! Strating today, LTHP will be on VV every other Wednesday morning with a little nail art instalation. I am SOOOO honored and happy to be working on this continuing series with Kelly. I look up to Kelly and her blog and I aspire to be among the ranks of her awesomeness someday.
 I really hope you guys will head on over to Vampy Varnish to see what I came up with for my very first (of many) How -to pictorial!! I came up with a really cute look for Spring, complete with step-by step photos. I really think you guys will like it a lot!!

  I really cannot thank Kelly enough for having me on her amazing website and for embracing the shorties!!  See you on Vampy Varnish!! 


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Zoya PixieDust Godiva and Dahlia

Good morning lovelies!! 

  I'm sorry about the gaps between postings. I seem to be on a upswing and I've been really taking advantage of this surge of "good-feeling". I actually went out this weekend and had a good time with the husband. Yesterday I was catching up on a ton of emails, doing some swatches, working on a little project I'm pretty excited about and did not get a chance to work on a Muffin Monday. 
  But anywho... last Friday I finally got a chance to wear some of my Zoya PixieDust polishes. These are Zoya's take on the textured polish trend. I've decided to wear them in pairs since they compliment each other so well. For my first go I went with Godiva(nude) and Dahlia. 
 These both have amazing formulas and they apply easily and evenly. They are both somewhat sheer, but they build up very easily. For both of these shades I used Three average coats. With these polishes it is best to wait a few minutes between coats to avoid "the lumps". Both Godiva and Dahlia have a beautiful Silver sparkle that seems to float on the surface of the texture. These are beautifully executed by Zoya and the sparkle makes them so chic. These were fully dry (on me) within 45 minutes of application.
 The texture on these is not distracting to me, and I am a picker. More good news, there was absolutely zero snagging of clothing. The wear on these was amazing, I polished my nails with them on Friday and just took them off yesterday! I had minimal chips on the corners of my nails. To remove I placed small bits of cotton soaked in acetone on each fingernail for a few minutes, then slid them off while applying some pressure. This got about 90% of the polish off and the rest came off very easily.

  I really, REALLY like these and I am so excited for the Summer Pixies!! I can't wait to try the rest of the shades in this collection. I kinda wanna try some nail art with them. Not sure how, or what yet but I'm sure they will look awesome in some nail art. There is something delicate, yet edgy about these and that makes me love them even more! 

 Have you tried the PixieDust polishes yet? What are your thoughts?

**Zoya products provided for my honest review. For more information please see my disclosure policy**