Sunday, September 30, 2012

French tips

I am not a big fan of French tips, mainly because I am never able to center them, but today's challenge at Adventures in Stamping was French tips, and I had to participate! I first put two coats of Barry M Denim (I love it!) and then I added the tips using my XL stamper (I got it last week, and stamping is so much easier), Konad White and BM-325. I removed it really quickly because I don't like this type of design, but I am very proud of myself because I was able to center them!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Let someone else choose

Today, the Sunday Challenge in Adventures in Stamping was to let someone else choose a stamp for your mani, so I let my boyfriend decide and he did a great job! He chose BM-314 and Konad White for the stamp and a red polish as a base, OPI The Color Of Minnie. He knew I would love it! Also, I just got a XL stamper and I don't how I lived without it, it makes stamping so much easier and in my opinion it works better that the Konad one. I hope you all enjoy the last hours of the weekend.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Love nails

I got my first Sally Hansen Insta-Dry polish because I found it on clearance and everyone says that they are awesome for stamping, and they are right! I used two coats of China Glaze White on White and then I stamped it with BM-317 and Sally Hansen Sonic Bloom. It is great to have a cheap alternative to Konad, but I think I prefer them.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Flower power

It's Friday! And this weekend I will finally have some time to do my nails properly. I've been wearing a simple blue matte polish for almost the whole week, I can't wait to change it and make some nail art! But today I wanted to show you the mani I wore a few weeks ago. I used Passe Nati Confidente, and incredibly beautiful red metallic red. I tried to stamp with it and it doesnt't work, but as a base color is amazing, is so vibrant. Then I added a few flowers using Essence Stamp Me! Black and BM-12. I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Candy timeee!

Classes started again, I am back to the routine, homework, meetings, long days... But I refused to let my nails fall into the routine and be boring... So I stamped candy on them! I used Hits Afrodite, which a very beautiful pink holographic polish. I made a mistake, I added Poshé top coat and the holo effect disappeared, lesson learned! I usually use Seche Vite and the holo effect is always very strong, I will have to see what happens next time. Then I added BM-306 with Konad White. I hope you like it!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Chalkboard Nails contest!

Chalkboard Nails is doing a contest, and the theme is Cool Colors & Warm Colors. I really wanted to participate, so I looked through my stash and I found that OPI If You Moust You Moust and Julep Blake were perfect for warm colors. I didn't have any idea of what I wanted to make, but finally I decided to mix different techniques. I used the Saran wrap technique, stripes, flowers and tape. I did that center of the flowers with a black polish from Andrea Fullerton. I hope you like it!

Julep Blake and flowers

I received my 1 cent Julep Maven box a few days ago and I've been playing with Claire, Morgan and Blake a lot! I love Julep polishes formula, and I got three polishes for 1 cent, perfect! I started with Julep Blake, a pastel yellow. I just needed two coats for full opacity, which is great for a pastel polish. Then I added a few flowers with BM-310 and Essence Stamp Me! Black. I don't know what happened but I wasn't able to make it stamp as well as always, but it looked pretty anyway!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Casino holo nails

I want to show you a beautiful holo: Jade Vermelho Surreal, one of the beauties I got on my trip to Brazil. It is a red polish which is stunning, but it chips terribly fast. I know you are not supposed to wear any top coat with holographic polishes, but I couldn’t stand the idea of just wearing it during a day or two, so I added a coat of Seche Vite, and it looked great after that! I also added a stamp using BM-19 and Essence Stamp Me! Black. A perfect mani for a day in the casino!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Guest Post

Today I did a guest post at Mandy's Polish! She gave me the opportunity and I am very happy that I could contribute in her blog. I am just going to tell you that there is very beautiful polish and a few bows involved! Go check her amazing blog and my mani :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Urban Outfitters Sea Dust

Today I want to show show Urban Outfitters Sea Dust, a Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream dupe. I don't own the DL one, because I find them quite expensive, but I can tell you that his one is pretty! It has a lot of glitter and microglitter. I was in love with my mani! I used the foil method to remove it and it wasn't very hard. I hope you are all having a great week!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

It's college football time!

I have a quick post for you today. I want to show you the mani I wore today to a football game. Can you guess which team I am cheering? I'll give you a hint: GO BLUE! I used Barry M Yellow, and then I stamped it with Kiko 336 (not a good idea, it is not opaque enough) and BM-301. Then I added a few dots and top coat. I had always used Seche Vite, but my supply store didn't have it the other day, so I got Poshé, I like it very much for now! Have a great rest of the weekend!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Aztec print?

After a little break after finishing the 31 day challenge, I'm back! Today I want to show you a mani I did during the summer. I used Colorama Abre Alas (part of the Carnival Collection) as my base color. It didn’t look as beautiful in the bottle, and I thought it was going to be a simple grey, but it has a very special shift between grey and pink. Then I stamped it using Konad Lilac and BM-219. It is a French tip stamp, which I find very difficult to use, but I tried to place it diagonally and it looked great. I wished the Lilac was a little bit more bright, because it was very difficult to see it. 
Después de un descanso tras el reto de los 31 días, ¡estoy de vuelta! Hoy os quiero enseñar una manicura que hice durante el verano. Utilicé Colorama Abre Alas (que es parte de la colección Carnaval) como mi color base. En la botella no parcía un color muy bonito, yo pensaba que era un gris simple. Pero tengo que decir que en la realidad es bastant especial, tiene un cambio de color entre gris y rosa precioso. Lo estampé con Konad Lila y BM-219. Me hubiera encantado que el lila se viera un poco más.