Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year (Special Thanks & New Facebook Page)

I did this manicure using Finger Paints 'Black Expressionism' with a coat of Sinful Colors 'Secret Admirer' on top and then I stamped it with BM-206 and Konad special white. I just want to wish you all a great 2012 filled with happiness, love, success and nail polish! I would like to thank all my viewers and subscribers. I look back to June '11 and I remember uploading my first post, I never thought I would get feedback and viewers from all over the world... It really makes me happy inside. I hope you stick with me next year, and the year after, and after, and after...
In order to give this blog a new start, I created a Facebook page, please, go visit me there and like my page!

Hice éste manicure usando Finger Paints 'Black Expressionism'con una capa de Sinful Colors 'Secret Admirer'encima y después estampé con el platillo BM-206 y con el esmalte blanco especial de Konad. Quiero desearles un año nuevo lleno de felicidad, amor, éxito y muchos esmaltes de uñas! Me gustaría agradecerles a todos mis visitantes y seguidores, recuerdo en junio de éste año cuando publiqué mi primer entrada y no imaginé recibir tanta aceptación de tantas personas de todo el mundo. Me hacen realmente feliz. Espero sigan conmigo a través de todos los años que vienen...
Para empezar éste año, hice una página en Facebook y les pido por favor que me visiten y que le den click a 'Me Gusta'!

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sally Hansen Gem Crush 'Lady Luck' Swatch

The name of the line says it all GEM CRUSH. Many glitter shapes and sizes, gorgeous holographic effect with tons of shimmer and shine. The only concern I have is that it chips easily even with a base and top coat. I don't mind that because it is really worth it and I love it regardless of the chipping aspect :).
El nombre de ésta línea de Sally Hansen se llama GEM CRUSH (Gemas Quebradas). Tiene muchos tipos de brillantina y tamaños variados también, tiene un efecto de holograma demasiado brillante. La única queja que tengo es que empieza a caerse/pelarse con facilidad, inclusive con la protección de un sellador. A mi realmente no me importa eso, vale mucho la pena tenerlo :)

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas! / Feliz Navidad!



I just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I hope your homes and hearts are blessed with joy and happiness. I wish you find peace in your hearts and that this day is spent with your loved ones.
I apologize for not having a recent nail post, but I had been busy with my family and today I did not have time but to only do a 5 minute manicure. Anyway, thank you so much for stopping by!
Únicamente quiero desearles una feliz navidad! Espero que sus hogares y corazones estén llenos de felicidad y armonía. Deseo que encuentren paz en sus corazones y que éste día sea muy especial en compañia de sus seres amados. Pido una disculpa por no haber tenido más diseños de uñas pero he estado ocupada con mi familia y hoy solamente pude hacerme un manicure de 5 minutos. De igual forma, Muchas gracias por visitar!

  •  Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Rapid Red
  • Kiss Nail Art - Silver Glitter
  • Green rhinestones

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lindsay's Lacquer Giveaway

Visit Lindsay's blog to enter her giveaway! Regardless of your interest for the prize (let me tell you there are 3), just go there to look around at what she does with nail art :) You won't be disappointed!
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Candy Canes and Holly Nail Design

This is my first festive and holiday related manicure. I remember when I was not into nail art, I attempted some candy cane design and I failed miserably. This year is different because now, I feel a passion for nails. Let me tell you that I LOVE peppermint candy canes, it is my favorite candy. Here is what I accomplished this time to get into the whole Christmas celebration this year.
For this manicure, I used the following polishes:-For candy cane nails:
     *Freshcover #369
     *Kiss Nail Art Polish White
-For holly nails:
     *Freshcover #369 (for berries and tips)
     *Kiss Nail Art Polish White (for outlining tip)
     *Sinful Colors Happy Ending (for leaves)
     * Jesse's Girl Firefly (background)

It took me about 20 minutes to get this done and I just love how it came out. Here are some more shots:

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Friday, December 16, 2011

BM-201 Red and Blue

Hello! Here is a manicure using Freshcover 369 and Ruby Kisses Blue's Clue. I used the plate BM-201 and Konad White to stamp. 

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Flowers on Cement with BM-221

Today, the nail design is using one of the full nail stamps from the Bundle Monster plates. I used Santee Perfect Gray as a background and I stamped with the plate BM-221. For the stamping polishes I used Wet n Wild Black Creme and Kleancolor White. I loved the turn out!
Hoy, el diseño para uñas que traigo es usando una de las plantillas de Bundle Monster. Usé Perfect Gray de Santee como fondo y el sello es de la plantilla BM-221. Para los sellos utilicé los esmaltes Black Creme de Wet n Wild y White de Kleancolor. Me gustó mucho como quedó.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

BM201 Swirls and WnW Buffy the Violet Slayer

My Bundle Monster plates arrived a few days ago and here is my first mani using one of them. I used plate BM201 over two coats of Buffy the Violet Slayer by Wet n Wild. For stamping I used Konad White special polish.
Mis plantillas de Bundle Monster llegaron hace unos dias y este es el primer manicure que hice con una de ellas. Use la plantilla BM201 sobre 2 capas de Buffy the Violet Slayer de Wet n Wild. Para los sellos use el esmalte especials Konad Blanco.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

My First Half-Moon Manicure

I attempted a half moon manicure for the first time today. I really like the outcome and I hope you do too.
I used hole reinforcements for paper as stencils (I bought them at a local discount store). The polishes I used are Figure of Art by Finger Paints and Lincoln Center by NYC. For embellishments I used a 2mm yellow rhinestone and copper beads from Michaels. The video tutorial will be at the end of this post.
Hola! Éste es mi primer intento de unas uñas de media luna. Me gustó mucho el resultado y espero que a ti también te guste. Usé protectores de hojas de papel como guías (los compré en una tienda local). Los esmaltes que usé son Figure of Art de Finger Paints y Lincoln Center de NYC. Para adornar usé una piedrita de 2mm en color amarillo y microcuencas cobrizas de Michaels. El video de éste tutorial estará al final de ésta entrada.
PS: I had to file down my nails once again because I had a door accident over the weekend.
Tuve que dejar mis uñas un poco más cortas porque tuve un accidente con una puerta.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Polka Dots and Hearts


This manicure is a way to say thanks to all of you who have visited my blog and those of you who have supported me from the beginning. I really appreciate your comments and visits :) This mani looks more like a Valentine's Day look but there is not a set date to express love right? When I was doing my nails I was on the phone with my boyfriend and he said that he wanted me to add hearts... And so I did, once again thank you so much!!!
Éste manicure es una manera de agradecerles sus visitas y apoyo a mi blog. Gracias por sus comentarios y por tomarse el tiempo de pasar por aquí :) Éstas uñas parecen más de día del amor y la amistad, pero el amor no solo se muestra durante una fecha cierto? Cuando me estaba pintando las uñas, hablaba por teléfono con mi novio y me sugirió agregar corazones a éste manicure... Y así lo hice, una vez más infinitas  gracias!!!

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Rainbow Animal Print


These are pictures of one of my favorite manicures: rainbow + zebra print = perfection! I cannot stress enough how in love I am with my mani right now. It is also one of my mom's favorites. The list of products I used is below and also I left the video tutorial on how to achieve this manicure. Check it out please! I hope you try it!
Estas son fotos de uno de mis manicures favoritos: arco iris + estampado de cebra = perfección! No puedo realmente expresar cuánto me gustan mis uñas ahorita. Éste es también uno de los manicures favoritos de mi mamá. Abajo encontrarán la lista de productos y el video de cómo lo hice. Véanlo e inténtenlo!
  • Kleancolor: White
  • Sinful Colors: Happy Ending
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: Mellow Yellow
  • Freshcover: 369
  • Ruby Kisses: Blues Clue
  • Nabi: Baby Pink
  • Finger Paints: Lavender Highlight 
  • Wet n Wild: Black Creme
  • Jesse's Girl: Firefly 
  • Salon Expressions Plate SE22
  • Cosmetic Sponge 

 PS: One of my nails broke a few days ago, that is why I had to file them all down ;)

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sinful Colors 'Easy Going' + Nail Art

I wore this manicure for a couple of days and I really loved the simplicity of it. I started with 2 coats of Easy Going by Sinful Colors. Then, I drew some simple flowers using Flower Pink by Santee. I added dots as you see, using my dotting tool and Glorious Gold by Americana (acrylic paint).
I hope you try it.

Éste manicure lo tuve por un par de días y me gustó mucho la simplicidad que posee. Empecé con 2 capas de Easy Going de Sinful Colors. Dibujé unas flores sencillas utilizando Flower Pink de Santee. Agregué puntos usando mi puntero y la pintura acrílica Glorious Gold de Americana. Espero lo intentes :)

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Vivid Autumn

This is a manicure I did because I wanted to use the glitters I recently bought at Michael's.
Este manicure lo hice porque queria usar las brillantinas que compre hace poco en Michael's.
  • Blazed by Wet n Wild
  • Black Creme by Wet n Wild
  • Gold glitters


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kleancolor: Catch Me + Bridal Shower

Here is a quick mani with 2 of my new favorite nail polishes EVER. The turquoise color is called Catch Me and the glitter is Bridal Shower both by Kleancolor. I just needed 1 coat of each. I loved it <3
Este es un manicure rápido con 2 de mis esmaltes favoritos más recientes. El turquesa es Catch Me y la brillantina se llama Bridal Shower, ambos de Kleancolor. Con una capa logré lo que ven aquí.
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Rocker Girl

The polishes featuring in this manicure are:
Los esmaltes utilizados en este manicure son:
  • Flower Pink by Santee
  • Black Expressionism by Finger Paints
  • Secret Admirer by Sinful Colors
  • Microbeads from Michael's

My inspiration came from wanting to use a bright pink and black. I really like how it looks and makes your nails look interesting. It is funny because when I had my hands on something dark, my nails looked short, it is very playful.
Mi inspiración vino porque quise mis uñas con rosado fuerte y negro. Me gusta como se ve y le da un efecto interesante a las uñas. Es chistoso porque cuando ponía mis manos sobre algo oscuro mis uñas parecían ser cortas, es versátil.

Take care,

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Kleancolor Top of the World Swatch

This is just a quick swatch post. I am loving this polish by Kleancolor named Top of the World. It is a beautiful gold. Very shimmery and opaque with 2 coats.
Ésta es solo una muestra de un esmalte de Kleancolor llamado Top of the World. Es un dorado muy bonito. Tiene demasiados brillitos y queda opaco con solo 2 capas.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Winter Leopard Print

Hi again!
This time I am bringing a spin on a typical leopard print. This is my second post with animal print, to see the original leopard print I did, click HERE. This time around, I used silver and teal polishes and I followed the same procedure as I did on my other leopard print mani. 
Hola de nuevo!
Ésta vez les traigo un manicure de estampado de leopardo un poco más moderno. Ésta es mi segunda entrada con estampado animal, para ver mi estampado animal anterior haz click AQUÍ. Ahora, usé plateado y turquesa y seguí los pasos del proceso anterior.
  • Pearl Silver by Kleancolor
  • Teal of Fortune by Wet n Wild fastdry
  • Kiss Nail Art Polish in Black
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

omgnoodles Giveaway!

Hello there!
Today I am announcing this giveaway hosted by Pauline from omgnoodles :) Make sure you are following her and just to give you some motivation, here is a picture of the prizes.
All that Hello Kitty stuff ^^
Just so that you are clear, there will be 3 winners and the contest will close on November 23.
Hurry up and check it out!
But first, subscribe to my blog :)
Thank you!!!

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Nails for Autumn - Fall

Hello :)
Today I am bringing a fall/autumn manicure that I saw on Raquel's channel. The link to her YouTube channel is here, she is awesome with free-handed nail art. As a base polish I used Love is Battle by Freshcover and to do the flowers I used a Glorious Gold by Americana (acrylic paint). I added rhinestones as well. I was truly happy with the end result.
Hoy les traigo un manicure de otoño que ví en en canal de Raquel. El enlace a su canal de YouTube está aquí, ella es simplemente maravillosa haciendo detalles para las uñas. Yo utilicé Love is Battle de Freshcover como base y para las flores usé Glorious Gold de Americana (pintura acrílica). Agregué piedritas también y el resultado me gustó mucho.

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