Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Random Hard Candy Glittah Swatches!

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Nails!!!

  So, I found these random Hard Candy glittery swatches sittin in my drafts folder... So, I figured, what good are they there? Let me just go ahead and post these.. Since it has only been about Three years since  I posted about nails. K, I may be exaggerating a bit on the Three years, but it definitely feels like it. So, yeah, GLITTER!! 
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 All swatches are shown with a top coat of KBShimmer Clearly on top to smooth the surface and bring out shine. 

Hard Candy Fireworks over O.P.I In the Cable Carpool Lane 
  Hard Candy's Firework is from the Crystal Confetti Collection. This pretty  glitter topper is made up of bright Red Bars and Hexes in varying sizes. As well as Blue, deep Fuchsia and Violet glitters. For my layering I chose a deep that kind of matched the glitters itself. I believe the base on this glitter is slightly tinted Pink. I used one generous coat of Firework over my base color. 

Hard Candy Fire Flash over O.P.I First Date at the Golden Gate
 Fire Flash is a beautiful glitter topper that I was, pretty much, convinced I would hate. This pretty comes from the Glitteratzi collection.  Well, surprise surprise.. It is just amazing on, and really unique. This pretty is made up of all Copper glitter accented with Red hexes. The Red hexes are fairly sparse and for the most part you only get smaller bits of densely packed Copper glitter. Turns out this pretty is also very unique in my collection. I found the Copper glitter to have no dupes in my collection. 

Hard Candy Glamour Girl over O.P.I Lost on Lombard
 Glamour Girl is part of the Glitteratzi Collection as well. This cute topper is made up of micro Pink sparkles accented by vibrant pink hexes. I think this polish could also be worn on its own as the small Pink sparkle was packed really densely in the clear base. I used one generous coat of glitter over my base color. 

  So GLITTERRR!!!! Speaking of which... The Holidays are a-comin, which means you will be seeing A LOT of glitter and sparkle. Which means I need to keep up on my moisturizing so that my fingertips don't fall off with all the sparkly goodness I have to show you guys!! 

Are any of these pretties speaking to you? They are awesome-o!! I know Hard Candy just released some new nail polish shades, and doing away with some of their current shades. I *think* these Three are still a part of their lineup though. Hard Candy polish is available at Walmart stores. 

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Amazing Times at The Make Up Show Orlando #TMSOrlando

Hi guys,

  As many of you know, I'm blogging out of my parental units house and have very little material to work with. Sad Panda... Anyways.. I did want to share with you some of the amazing artistry and random good time photos from The Makeup Show in Orlando. One of my favorite parts of the trade shows is seeing the artistry all around. Seeing normal gals transformed into incredible creatures by uber talented makeup artists... So here are some of my fave pics from TMS Orlando
 The Makeup Forever Academy ALWAYS blows me away with their creations. They literally take ALL day to complete, and are always AMAZING.
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 I could have never "out-fierced" her.. but I sure tried haha!
 DAT SPARKLE!! This was my fave "creature" out of the whole show.
 For more awesomeness just keep on reading ♥. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

LTHP Style! Burning Artists Collective Geode Designs 'Ello Scratch Leggings- A Story of how Mr. LTHP and I Tried to Meet Aliens

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'Ello Lovely readers!!! 

  Today I have a story for you. A story about how the husband and I went to Cali and back, saw some awesomeness, and tried to meet some aliens. As you guys know I have an affinity for all things nylon, shiny, tight and quirky. So.. coming across the awesome indie clothing company, Burning Artists Collective, was an awesome thing for this nylon addict. I absolutely adore their awesome designs and the part where they embrace indie artists... I scored their awesome Piano Score dress, and fell in love with their clothing. I've been very lucky to form a friendship with Teagan Tyze, who created the piano score dress. We loved each others vibe, and they were kind enough to send me a pair of kick ass leggings by Geode Designs called the 'Ello Scratch legs to have some fun with.  
  So, I wore them in an attempt to be friendly to any visitors we might have encountered... Just in case we met any aliens while at the Petrified Forest in Arizona. This was easily one of the most amazing and beautiful places I have ever been to. So husband and I decided to do a little shoot in featuring my neat-o leggings and document any alien encounters that might have happened ;). We had a ton of fun working on this little story so I hope you guys enjoy this post. Something a little different for funsies ♥.  
 There are a few pics so just keep on reading to find out what happened. Oh and... I just had to "meme" this pic lololol! I'm having fun with this whole "blogging thing" from now on! I want to share all of my creativeness with you guys. I always welcome a new challenge and transitions. But, oh yes... There will be nails.. and makeup... and fashion.. and kitties and nonsense. Afterall, my "tagline" does promise all those things hahaa. Let them have Polish!!! From head to toes!!!
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Zoya PixiDusts in Arabella and Sunshine and Catching Up

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Good evening!! 

 LTHP is officially in Cali-land!! I wanted to do a quick post to share with you this pairing I did with two of Zoya's newer PixiDust shades. I went with Arabella and Sunshine. I rocked this mani for about Five days and my nails still looked perfect come removal day! I have said it a million times before and I will say it again.. Zoya has this texture thing DOWN!!! They make such beautiful shades. I love how they play with "metallic matte" bases and plain shimmering matte bases. These pretties have amazing formulas and could have almost been one coat each. I did Two thin coats to get a really sparkly effect. 
  Arabella is a beautiful Raspberry toned textured polish. The base almost appears matte metallic and the shimmer in this pretty compliments the base. Meaning, the twinkle is Pink and lights up the deep, saturated Raspberry base beautifully. Sunshine is an amazingly saturated shade of Navy Blue matte base with tons of Silver Sparkle to light up the dark base. These are just beautifully executed and looked amazing together.  In the photo above they were fully dry so you guys can get the full effect of the matte/ sparkle goodness.

 Here about 20 minutes has passed after application, as you can see there is still some shine to them here, but still beautiful as ever.

 PS: I've been rocking Carter and Dhara on my toes for about four weeks now and they are still looking amazing! I think out of all the textures the Pixi Dust line has to be some of my faves. They are just beautiful and the wear is incredible!! 

  The move from Florida to Cali was very smooth, long, but smooth. We are now in Big Bear Lake, California. For the next few weeks I will be blogging out of a small cabin in the woods, and have NO nail stuff with me. The rest of out stuff is being shipped here and then will go into storage until we find a home. I has a sad.. However, I do have a few fashion-y, make-up-y posts that I can share.. So I'm thinking of doing an "LTHP Fashion week" since I don't have much nail material to blog with at the moment. I hope you guys bear (bare?) with me during this transition period. LTHP will dabble in all things girly and awesome while I wait for the rest of my nail babies to get t me. There is a lot that Mr. LTHP and I have to get done to start our new lives off right in Cali. SO, yeah... LOTS of changes, bit changes. 
 I'm excited and nervous, I really want things to go well for us out here in California as it is an area we have been wanting to be in for years. 

Thanks for stopping by today loves!