Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Milani Bedazzled Fall 2014 Collection Swatches and Mini Review

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Haaay! Before I get into the makeup babble; I want to say THANKS! Thanks to everyone for the lovely comment on my post yesterday. You guys are too kind, and your words mean a lot to me.

And now, let's chat about the Milani Bedazzled Collection for Fall 2014. This was a limited release by Milani which consists of jewel-toned themed eye, lip and nail products. The official release was back in October, so I feel like a tool for posting these now... but.... PRETTY MAKEUP PICTURES YAY!

Milani Constellation Gel Liners 
Black Opal- super shimmery graphite gel liner.
Enchanted Lapis- rich, shimmering navy blue gel liner
Enchanted Emerald- deep forest green shimmering gel liner.

These suckers look beautiful in the pan. Once applied they are not quite as shimmery as they are in the pan. I've not had many chances to actually wear these. I will say I was a bit disappointed when my arm swatches would not "set". I was able to smudge these up pretty good after a good while of waiting to see if they would "dry".  So... I'm not sure how to feel about these. They are beautiful to look at... But I'm not sure how well they will work in their actual application.

Milani Lip Art Lipsticks
This release also included Three new matte lippie colors.
Enchanted Ruby- a most magnificent shade of deep, matte ruby red.
Enchanted Topaz- a wonderful balanced neutral matte shade. In my photo it comes off more peachy, IRL it was much more beige and neutral.

These feel amazing on the lips, even though they are mattes. Enchanted Ruby has quickly become my go-to color this Fall season.

Milani Color Statement Nail Polish in Enchanted Garnet- How stoked am I to have a beautiful nail color to match my birth stone?! This shade is a deep plummy-maroon with a rich micro shimmer which catches the light beautifully. This shade feels so luxurious, and looks amazing on every skin tone! Shown are two easy coats. 

I do sooo love the theme behind these. I've always been a sucker for rich, jewel-toned cosmetics. Were you able to snag any goodies from this release?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Swatch Spam! Growing out my Nubs Edition

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Click it to find out what I've been wearing while my nubs grew out 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Radio Silence


 I just wanted to take a quick second to apologize for my lack of posting in these past few weeks. I've been having the most awful luck with my nails. It has been break nation up in here lately. I honestly can't really say why as I've not really changed anything in my nail care routine. The moment they start looking remotely decent, one goes and breaks.
 As a result of the constant breakage I have been so down and just "not feeling it". I've been aggravated and cranky and just plain uninspired. Basically, I am in a FUNK that has been quite challenging to kick. My nails have been "naked" (nothing but a base coat), for weeks and the saddest part is that not even looking at my mountain of polish inspires me at the moment. I just get... well... really sad... It makes me sad to look at my polish and feel nothing. But, it goes deeper than polish... I don't want to get into it, but basically my "demons" have spilled over into my blogging. I'm trying really hard to separate those two... I feel bad because I don't feel like polishing, which then makes me feel bad because I am so far behind which then makes me feel useless, pointless.... I feel like I need to be honest. It is not all sunshine and rainbows as much as I'd like to believe that some times.

  I miss interacting with you guys, but for now I need to focus on myself. I need to get my head straight. I hope to feel well again soon so I can get back to posting and creating.

Monday, November 3, 2014

LTHP Quickies! Cirque Colors NYFW Stamped Look

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Monday, and November, already?! While I was cleaning out some folders I stumbled upon this quick look I did using Cirque Colors NYFW. The stamp was done with a Pueen stamping plate and Konad white special polish. The plate was Pueen 24.

 This look was finished off by a coat of Seche Vite followed by a coat of Twee & Honey This is Mateness. 

Thanks for coming by today! 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cirque Colors Metropolis Collection Swatches

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 Cirque Colors is known for making exquisitely beautiful hand blended nail colors. They have  created some of the most beautiful holographic shades I've ever seen. Their new range of cremes is no exception.  Cirque's Metropolis collection is an on going monthly release of creme shades- which kicked off on September of 2014 with the spectacular cobalt NYFW. More after the jump.

Monday, October 27, 2014

China Glaze Apocalypse Halloween 2014 Collection Swatches

 Hello wonderful readers! Today's post is all about the awesome Apocalypse collection by China Glaze. When it comes to Halloween themed collections, China Glaze always gets it right. This years release is all about zombies, unique shades and beautiful glitters. They have also brought back their popular Ghoulish Glow- glow in the dark top coat. To find out more about these shades, just continue reading.

Now for the giveaway!! 
 This giveaway is for all Five shades as well as the Ghoulish Glow top coat. Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Must be a follower of Let them have POLISH! (on social media platform of choice) to win. Must be 18 years of age or older, or you must have your parent's permission to enter. Due to the hazards and difficulty of shipping nail polish internationally, this giveaway is open to US residents only. Giveaway closes on November 7th, 2014 at Midnight, EST. Prize will be shipped by myself. The winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize, after which new winners will be chosen as necessary.  Please be sure to provide with a current email.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween Mish-Mash with KBShimmer Shades

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Hello beauties! Today I have a playful Halloween themed mish-mash with shades by KBShimmer.

KBShimmer Jack- Jack is a KBShimmer classic which Christy has brought back for a limited time this Fall. This cool shade is a black jelly base packed with burnt orange hexes and micro bars as well as black glitter. The black jelly base is is "sheer" enough to allow layering this shade to create cool effects. It is also opaque enough that the shade can reach opacity on it's own as seen here. I wore Three thin coats of Jack. The shade has a great and easy to work with formula. I also love how shiny and smooth it dries.
KBShimmer Kiss & Spell- Kiss and Spell is a playful Halloween-ie glitter topper. This blend is the most perfect mash of green, orange, yellow, purple and black hexes accented by star shapes in green, purple and orange. I really enjoyed this topper and the awesome effect it creates. I found it fairly easy to work with and was surprised at how easy the stars were to place. I chose to layer it over KBShimmer Chick me Out
All of these shades are available now from KBShimmer.com and retail for $8.75. You may also head to the KBShimmer website to find international e-tailers.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GlitterDaze Flashback Collection Swatches

Hello beautiful readers! Today is all about neons, 80's music and glitter. Say hello to the wonderfully playful Flashback Collection by Glitter Daze. To find out more about these fun and colorful toppers just keep on reading. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

O.P.I DS Tourmaline & O.P.I DS Titanium for Fall 2014

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 Hello beautiful readers!! Check out these beautiful new additions to the O.P.I DS line of polishes!! Every year O.P.I release Two new shades in this range, usually around time for Fall. While last year was all about textures, this year is all about twinkling sparkle.

O.P.I DS Tourmaline- This beauty is a dense, shimmering and almost metallic vibrant Pink accented by small holographic and opalescent hex glitter.
O.P.I DS Titanium-  This shade is an amazing graphite grey based version of DS Tourmaline. The small hexes really jump out in this shade because of that beautiful darker base color.
Both of these shades have marvelous formulas. They are both very dense and easy to apply. I had great coverage at Two coats. I finished them off with a generous coat of Seche Vite as they have a bit of a texture when they dry.  These shades are available now at O.P.I retailers.

Friday, October 10, 2014

KBShimmer Mint-al Vacation & You're so Shellfish

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Happy Friday lovely people!! Today is all about simplicity, down to this very post :D.

KBShimmer Mint-al Vacation- beautiful mint holographic.
KBShimmer You're so Shellfish- amazing neon Coral creme with slight pink undertones.

The glitter details were freehanded on using Inglot ProPerfection glitter stipers in #52 (silver holo glitter) and #66 (gold holo glitter). It was all sealed off with a coat of Seche Vite.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!! I will be hula hooping it up at Florida Flow Fest :D! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How I Wore It: The Cirque Burlesque Collection

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 Happy Wednesday beautiful readers! Today I want to share this look which features Four beautiful new holographic shades by Cirque Nail Polish. This release is inspired by all things Burlesque. It was an absolute must to do something sexy and to find a way to wear all Four of them at once. They are entirely marvelous, and insanely beautiful. 

Cirque Boudoir- This beauty is a classic Fall plum with the added twist of a beautiful holographic finish. 
Cirque Harlow- A lovely shade of antique gold with an amazing holographic finish. 
Cirque Josephine- An unique shade of deep evergreen with an amazing holographic finish. 
Cirque Trocadero- A classic royal blue with a holographic finish.

  For my Index and Middle nails I brought all Four shades together in a four-way gradient by using [THIS] method.  My Ring finger was stamped using a Bundle Monster plate and some Konad Black special polish. I accented my Pinkie and Thumbs with simple touches of Black stones. 
  All of these shades have a perfect formula. They were all opaque in Two easy and perfectly smooth coats. The Burlesque collection is available now from CirqueColors.com and each shade retails for $13.
Is this not the sexiest little collection you've seen in some time? It definitely is for me, I just love them!

Monday, October 6, 2014

How I Wore It: Zoya Ultra PixieDust Collection- Fall 2014


Happy start of a new week my beauties! Today is all about the new Zoya Ultra PixieDust shades for Fall 2014. This release is made up of Three new, Red- based, textured and glittery pretties. These shades are classic for the Fall season, with the added twist of texture and sparkle. For my look I brought them all together in a swirly freehanded design.  This design was painted over a base of Zoya Sari. 
 Although you can mainly distinguish Two shades, I did use all Three colors. I was slightly disappointed that the contrast between Zoya Ariana and Zoya Oswin was not greater. However, if you look pretty hard you can see that Oswin is slightly more matte and textured than both Ariana and Noir. I dig this look though. It was fun to work on :D. 

Zoya Oswin- Zoya describes Oswin as a true red textured PixieDust with crimson Mega Hex particles. She is the densest and more textured of the Three. For me, she was also the only one to dry fully matte. 
Zoya Arianna- Zoya describes Arianna as a true red textured PixieDust with crimson Mega Hex particles. She is more berry-toned and jelly in finish. The texture particles are not as dense in Arianna
Zoya Noir- Zoya describes Noir as deep, vampy plum textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex particles. 

The crimson hexes make an appearance in all Three of these shades and tie them together. The formulas were easy to work with and packed with sparkle. I only wish there was a bigger difference between Arianna and Oswin. That said, they are all lovely shades and I am happy to see more textured vamp shades. 
These pretties are available from Zoya.com and retail for $10/ shade.

What are your thoughts on these PixieDusts?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

YouNique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Review

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Happy Thursday lovely readers! Today I am sharing my thoughts on the YouNique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes mascara. I was able to review this product thanks to a lovely co- worker. She was wondering if I was familiar with the brand and what my thoughts were. I mentioned that I had indeed heard of these products, especially this particular mascara. It seems that people have a very strong opinion about this product one way or the other. Those who love it, swear by it; and those who hate it.. well they REALLY hate it. So, I jumped at the bit to try this out to see why people love it (or hate it) so much. Keep on reading to se my results and read out my thoughts on this unique mascara. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

O.P.I Pink of Hearts 2014 Duo

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 In the midst of getting ready for work, I have also decided to get a quick post up for you guys :D. Todays quickie is all about O.P.I's Pink of Hearts release for their breast cancer awareness duo, 2014. Every year O.P.I comes up with beautiful Pink themed shades to support the breast cancer cause. This year was no exception with the introduction of a new crelly glitter shade and the revival of an old favorite. 

O.P.I The Power of Pink- This adorable shade is a creme-jelly based polish. The base is a soft, milky shade of Pink. This beautiful squishy base is accented by matte white and fuchsia glitter. The glitter varies in sizes, there are chunky hexes and small hexes that create an almost floral look. I experienced absolutely NO problems when working with this color. The spread of glitter is great and the base is perfectly smooth and buttery. I used Three thin coats.  

O.P.I Mod About You- Long time O.P.I fans will recognize this name. Mod About You is an O.P.I classic. This shade of soft, white- based Pink has been a favorite of mine for years. The formula is fantastic and does great in Two coats. I did notice that the new version is a slightly different shade than the original shade. I'm not sure if or when O.P.I might have reformulated this color, but my older bottle is definitely a more White based Pink, where the new one is slightly warmer and more vibrant (my camera hates photographing pinks so it muted this one a bit). 

Here is a quick comparison I did on Instagram of the old Mod About You and the new one.
 Along with these two beautiful shades the duo also includes an adorable, small glittery nail file with a BCA ribbon charm. This duo is available now at professional salons including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, Ulta.com and Ulta as well as a lot of other retailers and online. Retails for $16.95.

What do you guys think of this years duo?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall Nail Art with Shades from the Zoya Ignite Collection

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 Ahh Zoya. You and your perfect Fall collections will forever have a special place in my heart. This look features shades from the amazing Ignite collection for Fall 2014. I am just blown away by the richness and opulence of these shades. For this look I wanted to incorporate Three of the shades in a slightly Steampunk- Boba Fett fashion. This look features Zoya Yuna and Zoya Remy in a gradient, and Zoya Autumn as the freehanded accent.

Zoya Yuna- Zoya describes Yuna as  a full-coverage warm grey with copper and gold liquid metal. This shade is stunning and so unique. I love the strong golden shimmer that gives it an almost duochrome look. 
Zoya Remy- Zoya describes Remy as a  a brilliant indigo with copper and gold liquid metallic shimmer. This shade is MAGICAL. If you were a fan of Charla you will absolutely LOVE Remy. She is so saturated and richly pigmented that she practically jumps off the nails. 
Zoya Autumn- Zoya describes Autumn as  a varnished copper liquid metal. I was on the fence about this color until I saw her in action. She has a beautiful glowy quality and is just spectacular. 
 I really love these ultra reflective shades. These beauties are bold and beautiful and so very unique. I am definitely thoroughly enjoying the Ignite Collection by Zoya. These beauties also coordinate so well, they are beautiful as nail art. The Ignite collection is available now from Zoya.com.

Did you pick up any of these shades? Also, thoughts on glam Boba nails? 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eye Shadows

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 Happy Tuesday! Today I am so excited to share my swatches and thoughts on this new line of eye products from my beloved Milani. Say hello to the new Bella Eyes Gel Powder eye Shadow collection. For this release Milani has created 30 new beautiful eye shadows ranging from gorgeous neutrals to striking metallics and beautiful brights with the most wonderful gel-powder formula. To see swatches and find out more about these beauties keep on reading!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Good Grief! It's the O.P.I Peanuts Collection for Halloween 2014

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  Good afternoon beautiful people! Today I have one of the most adorable releases by O.P.I to date! It is the Peanuts Collection for Halloween 2014! This release consists of Two new creme shades, and Two awesome new glitter toppers.
 Of course! Of course I HADDDD to do this design on my nails with these shades. How could I resist? More after the jump. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Delushously Fashionable

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 Happy Friday everyone!! Today I am Delushously Fashionable in this latest duo from the, always wonderful, Delush Polish. These Two beauties were created for the Luxury Gift Lounge in Honor of New York Fashion Week 2014! What is the Luxury Gift Lounge you ask? It is an invite- only event is hosted by GBK Productions and takes place at an exclusive location in New York City. All attending celebrities and top media and press received Delush's "Fashionably Delushous Duo Set" that also includes beautiful commissioned artwork created by the talented Cristina Alonoso. She has brought to life the idea of a Delushous Goddess.  
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 To find out more about these fabulous beauties just keep on reading after the jump!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Zoya Entice Chocolate Drops Look

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 Happy Thursday beauties!! Today's look is all warm and delicious. For this look I brought together Four of the shades from the Fall 2014 Entice collection by Zoya. The Four creamy beauties definitely represent Fall very well. I love how rich this palette is and how great these shades look when brought together. These really do make me wish the weather was cooler already so I could sit out back with a nice hot chocolate... Alas, I live in South Florida.... it will never happen lolol. But I can at least enjoy the warm fuzzy feelings on my nails :D. 

Zoya Nyssa- Zoya describes Nyssa as  a milk chocolate brown in the flawless, full-coverage cream formula. Nyssa is the base color on my index and pinkie nails. She is also the accent over my thumb, middle and ring nails. The formula is absolutely amazing and does well in Two easy coats. 
Zoya Claire- Zoya describes Claire as a warm, rich burgundy with a flawless, full-coverage cream finish. Claire pulled a tad bit more to the rich Brown side, rather than Burgundy on myself. Claire is the base color on my thumb. I used Two easy coats for this color as well. 
Zoya Veronica- Zoya describes Veronica as a full-coverage brilliant red wine. Veronica is the base on my middle nail, and the accents over my pinkie nail. I used Two easy coats of this color. 
Zoya Margo- Zoya describes Margo as  a modern red plum in a flawless, full-coverage. I really enjoyed this shade as it was not so dark of a plum shade that it went black in dim light. Margo is the base on my ring nail, and the accent over my index nail. I used Two easy coats of this color. 

  All of these shades have amazing formulas and apply like butter. They are also very glossy on their own, adding a top coat makes them glassy and wonderful.

Did you pick up any shades from the Entice collection?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anime Grunge

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 Circle lenses make me feel like a cool anime babe and that is all there is to it. I love wearing them and I love, essentially, to create characters based solely on what my eyes look like on any given day. On this particular day I decided I wanted to rock these dramatic light blue lenses. I was not sure what to expect from this pair, as I usually tend to go for lenses that are more "natural" looking. Surprise, surprise... I LOVE these! What are these you ask? These are the Princess Pinky Eclipse Blue lenses, and they are available from Pinky Paradise. More after the jump.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Jordana Playful Pastels Cotton Candy Gradient

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Happy Tuesday beauties!! Today's look is a sweet pastel rainbow gradient I just had to do with the Playful Pastels collection by Jordana. I don't have much info on this collection.  They just showed up at my place, like a yummy little treat :D. I know it is available online from the Jordana site and they retail for $1.99. I'm not sure if it is limited edition or not, but something about this collection does feel LE. As you may have guessed, this cute release is made up of pastel shades, Six of them to be exact. These macaron- inspired shades have got me craving all things sweet.

Jordana Whimsical White- You guys can see this one here, because it is being used as the base for my gradient. Whimsical White is a lovely shade of marshmallowy white creme-jelly. The formula is wonderful and the finish is just adorable. I only needed Two coats.
Jordana Baby Blue- This shade is a classic, true baby blue creme-jelly. The formula on this pretty is definitely crelly and has a perfect squishy finish. I love how the crelly texture functioned in the gradient.
Jordana Merry Mint- This shade has the same type of formula as Baby Blue. Merry Mint is a perfect shade of pastel mint green. It is not a "vivid" pastel. It has a very delicate feel to it, just lovely.
Jordana Sunsational- This shade is a primary pastel yellow creme. It is a very warm shade of yellow and could be hard to pull off for some. In this gradient it shows up more as a more vibrant shade of pastel yellow. This shade has one of the denser formulas in the collection. I think it would do well in Two coats.
Jordana Pink Petunia- This is your classic pastel bubblegum pink creme. This shade also leans on the warmer side of pastel. The formula on this color is also fairly dense, and a true creme.
Jordana Lively Lilac- This pretty is another creme- jelly shade. Lively Lilac is slightly more pigmented than the baby blue and mint shade. The name say it all for this pretty shade of lilac crelly.

 I topped my gradient off with a coat of Seche Vite, followed by a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust. Then I sealed it off again in some Seche Vite to help with dry time. I love how soft and dreamy this gradient turned out. The sheerness of the mint and blue shade were bothering me at first, but the finished result changed my mind.

Thanks for coming by today!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Preppy in Zoya Ryan and Genevieve

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 Hello my beauties and happy start of a new week. Today I want to share this preppy look I did using some of the new shades in the Zoya Entice collection for Fall 2014. I am so enjoying this Fall release from Zoya. The shades are so classically beautiful, and perfectly coordinated. The Entice collection by Zoya has done a great job of reminding me why it is that I LOVE Fall collections so very much. To find out more about this girly Fall look just keep on reading.