Hi everyone!! LLPT turns two years old today. I've had the opportunity to work with some awesome companies, I've been on a mission to improve my photo quality (a tremendous work in progress), and my nail shape's been in a constant state of flux. I've always said a blog is an organic thing and it's been a really fun year, full of growth and new friends. I feel my footing's a little shaky leaving my second year but I'm nonetheless excited about what the future holds, especially as I attempt to segue into more beauty and fashion. Here are some of my personal favorite manicure shots (for various reasons) of the past year.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Hi everyone!! LVX's spring collection is a gorgeous as usual but completely incongruent set of six creme lacquers. It's a hodgepodge of something for everybody, from a basic putty grey to a slightly out of its season coral to a dark and juicy berry. Each color is uniquely beautiful, but taken in as a whole, the set is a little challenging; even so, if I came across a dress or blouse in a print of these colors, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. The difficulty of this combination is part of what makes it so lovely.
First up is Truffle, the earthy, putty grey that bears no resemblance to its prolific taupe cousins because there isn't a trace of purple here. It's a pretty straightforward muddy cement shade and, while it's my least favorite, surprisingly chic. Why don't I own a pair of slacks or cargos in this shade? I used two coats and one layer of topcoat.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Hi everyone!! I've oohed and ahhed over Cult Nails polishes on Essie's and Christine's blogs, and just never pulled the trigger because sometimes you know that the last thing you need is to be hooked on another line of polish, lol. Well, Christine's posts on the Passionate Dreams collection pushed me over the edge. Kiss, a vampy shade of blue based red that dries to an envelope-pushing wax finish, had to be mine.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Happy Caturday, all!! I don't really tend to purchase a ton of makeup during any given month, and my polish buying has really tapered off, too, but I kind of went a little crazy during February (for me, anyway, lol). So, I thought I'd tell you what I've really been enjoying this month (reviews imminent!).
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Hi everyone!! Celestial Cosmetics makes some of the prettiest linear holos I've ever seen, and I'm continually impressed with creator Nicki's color innovations and spectrum. Today I get to share with you a veritable rainbow of rainbows. I used two coats of each color, and the formula on each is the same-- impeccably easy to apply. All six are jelly based. All photos taken in a lightbox because the sun is keeping its distance around these parts.
First up is Mrs. Claus' Jugs (really?), a bright spring green holo. I'm always happy to see a green holo, and one with lots of yellow-- too much blue in a green pulls all the red from my skin. It's a little on the sheer side. I could have/should have done three coats and it would have been just fine.