Monday, January 30, 2012

Early Valentine's Day Manicure Idea

Hello dear readers!
I am showing you one of my V-Day mani ideas for this year. At the same time, I came up with and entered a love themed nail art contest by TotallyCoolNails from YouTube. The inspiration for this simple design comes from Victoria's Secret. I remember walking in there and looking at the 'Noir Tease' perfume bottle... Light pink with a black lacey detail. I loved the femininity of it. I tried to duplicate that image I had in my head, I made a simple "lace"on three of my nails and on the other two, I did some simple stripes with different details. I am still working on my free-handed skills, therefore the unevenness of my details. Finally, when I think of love, I think of femininity, pink, and why not sexy ;)
Ésta vez les estoy mostrando un diseño para uñas del  día de San Valentín para éste año. Al mismo tiempo, ésta es mi entrada al concurso con tema del amor de TotallyCoolNails de YouTube. La inspiración para éste diseño simple viene de Victoria's Secret. Recuerdo entrar allí y ver el frasco del perfume 'Noir Tease'... Rosado claro con un detalle delicado de encaje. Me gustó mucho la femininidad de el frasco. Quise plasmar la imagen del encaje en tres de mis uñas y en las otras dos, hice simples líneas con dibujitos fáciles. Aún estoy trabajando en mis habilidades para dibujar, así que nada es perfecto. Finalmente, cuando pienso en el amor, imagino algo femenino, rosado y por qué no sexy?
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Week 5: Newspaper Nails

Hey :)
Here are the nails I came up with for this week. They are my first attempt at newsprint nails. For this design I used black and white base nail polishes, the small red hearts are from the plate Konad m3 with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Rapid Red and the other stamp is from the plate SE20.
For a list of the previous and upcoming manicures, as well as the other ladies doing it, please click HERE
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Bunny Nails 1st Giveaway

Hello my dear readers! This post is to announce Bunny Nails 1st giveaway.
I do not want to get to into the details, but I must tell you that it is a mega-generous giveaway. Do not forget to check it out and please, look around her blog, she is amazing.
This giveaway ends on February 17th, 2012.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Silver Sweep + BM-203

Hello again :)
As you may know, I had been sick during the past few days and I did not do my nails during that time. The day right before I started feeling bad, I did this manicure. It is really simple, but it I love how intricate it looks. For these nails, I used one coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Silver Sweep and BM-203 using Konad Special White polish.
Como han de saber, estuve enferma hace unos días y no me pinté las uñas durante ese tiempo. El día antes que me empecé a sentir mal me hice éste manicure. Es muy simple, pero a la vez me gusta que se ve intrigante. Usé una capa de Sally Hansen Insta-Dri en Silver Sweep el platillo BM-203 usando el esmalte especial de Konad en blanco.
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Holly and Polish OPI Giveaway :)

Holly from Holly and Polish is giving away the OPI's Best of the Best set. 
This set includes the polishes: Alpine Snow, Bubble Bath, Tickle My France-y, Strawberry Margarita, Cajun Shrimp, Big Apple Red, I'm Not Really a Waitress, You Don't Know Jacques, Russian Navy, and Lincoln Park After Dark.
Giveaway ends on February 18th, 2012.

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The Trace Face Philes 2800 Follower Giveaway!

Traci from The TraceFace Philes is giving away the COMPLETE Zoya 'Feel' collection. 
The prize includes the following: Kristen, Carey, Megan, Kendal, Kennedy, Avery.
Giveaway ends Friday, March 2nd 2012.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Week 4: Plaid Manicure

I am SO terribly sorry I did not post my weekly mani for this challenge on Sunday as I usually do. I have been really sick and I did not feel like doing my nails. In addition to my horrible flu, headaches, body-aches, coughing and nose congestion, one of my nails broke and I was just not in the mood. I am not 100% recovered, but I am feeling way better and here is my plaid manicure.
I thought plaid was easy... Well, not so much for me. I think it looks a bit Christmas-y and for some odd reason my top coat (INM Out The Door) dried matte!? I am a little confused...
What did I use?
  • Santee 'Brown Silk'
  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 'Rapid Red'
  • Kiss Nail Art Polishes in Silver Glitter and White

For a list of the previous and upcoming manicures, as well as the other ladies doing it, please click HERE
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Polished Perfectionist Giveaway

The Polished Perfectionist is having a more than fantastic giveaway. The prize consists of the entire Hits No Olimpo Collection (by Speciallita). Stop by this awesome blog and if you wish, check out her giveaway.
Good luck to everyone!
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Glitter Obsession: 100 Follower Giveaway

GlitterObsession is hosting a giveaway. Congrats on reaching 100 followers :)
This giveaway is open internationally and it will last until Feb. 17th, 2012. The prize is a bottle of China Glaze 'Fairy Dust'and Sephora by O.P.I. 'Just A Little Dangerous'.
Good luck to all!
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell Swatch

Hello there!
This is to quickly show you a swatch of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell. I am wearing 2 coats of it over 1 coat or WnW Black Creme.
Have you tried Kleancolor's holos?
(BTW, I also submitted this picture to Jen's Wonderland Giveaway. I just did the watermark differently)
Natural Light

With Flash

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Week 3: Color Block Mani

For Week 3, I was a little unsure on how to take on color blocking. I took my favorite bright pink, a bright purple and yellow acrylic paint. I know, I know, it is simple, but it is bright and quite odd for me. The colors I used are: Flower Pink by Santee, Wild Thing by Jesse's Girl and Bright Yellow by Craft Smart. I have no idea why my purple is showing up differently, I was so stressed out because I could not get the right colors for the picture...
    For a list of the previous and upcoming manicures, as well as the other ladies doing it, please click HERE.
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    Friday, January 13, 2012

    Pink and Flowers (Plate m02)

    Hello my dear readers!
    What I am showing you today is a nail design I AM IN LOVE WITH! I love pink, flowers, shimmer, and I miss spring time. Also, this was my first time trying out BornPrettyStore nail plates. If you read THIS POST you know that I received a prize from one of Marta's giveaways ( I am so happy with the quality and the design variety, I just jumped in with one coat of Freshcover 851, one coat of Sinful Colors Forget Now. Then I stamped with plate m02 using Konad White polish... I love this manicure, I think pink is my color :)

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    Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    I'm Still Thinking: 300+ Follower Giveaway!

    Jenna has reached 300+ followers and she's having a generous giveaway. It is open INTERNATIONALLY. You get a chance to receive 5 mineral shadows and a BB Couture polish.

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    Monday, January 9, 2012

    Lindsey's Lacquer: Konad Starter Kit Giveaway (and more!)

    Lindsey is doing a giveaway courtesy of Nail Polish Canada. The main prize is a Konad starter kit (3 mini special polishes, double-ended stamper, scraper and plates m2 and m3) and the Konad plate of your choice. Additionally, the winner will get the chance of winning $200 worth of Konad goodies :)
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    Valentine Kisses: Mega Giveaway!

    A couple of months ago when I started getting obsessed with nail polish and blogging, I came across Crystal's blog aka Valentine Kisses. She owns a well rounded beauty and nail blog... It is just great. I would like to recommend you her blog because she reviews just about anything you have heard of and she has generously put together a 65-ITEM MEGA GIVEAWAY! Keep in mind that her blog has much more to offer than the giveaway.
    Thank you Crystal (and thank you for reading this)
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    Sunday, January 8, 2012

    Week 2: French Tip Mani

    For week 2 of this challenge, I kept it really simple and classic. I did not go crazy with colors because a memory came to mind about french tips. I was about 14 years old and my cousin who was 20 (or 21) took me to a nail salon. That was my first time ever and I got a french mani. I had stubbies back then and it sucked because I could not grow pretty nails... I had brittle and plain ugly nails. I went back memory lane 9 years and now, I have the nails I thought I could never have. I am really happy and I am glad I could bring that memory and say that now I love my nails and that I did them myself :)
    I used:
    • Glass Pink by Sinful Colors
    • White by Kleancolor
    • Silver Glitter and White Stripers
    • Black (acrylic paint) by Craft Smart
    Make sure to check out Jenna's blog and the other ladies doing this challenge :)

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    Saturday, January 7, 2012

    Liebster Blog Award :)

    Tonight, as I was updating my blog and catching up with the blogs I follow, I came across a comment on one of my posts and it was from Jenna from I'm Still Thinking... She nominated me to obtain a Liebster Blog Award! My Lord Heavens! Thank you so, SO much Jenna! It truly means a lot. I am barely starting with this blog and I feel that I am doing something right. Thank you for making my night and the rest of my weekend even better. I really appreciate it :)
    (Jenna's blog link HERE!)
    The rules are:
    1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
    2. Reveal the five blogs you have chosen and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
    3. Copy and paste the award onto your blog.
    4. Request that people you have sent the award to forward it on to their favorite bloggers.

    "Liebster is a German word, meaning dearest or beloved, but it can also mean favorite. The idea behind the Liebster Blog Award is that it is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to create new connections and bring attention to these wonderful blogs!"

    There are so many people who come to my mind when thinking about who I want to nominate, here is my list:
    1. My World 
    2. The Polish Diary 
    3. Yamiidoesnails
    4. grape fizz nails
    5. fyeahilovenails
    I hope you enjoy this as much as I am doing so and pass it on :)

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    Sinful Colors 'Gorgeous' and BM-213

    This is a very simple, yet cute manicure. I applied two coats of Sinful Colors 'Gorgeous' and stamped with the plate BM-213 using the polish Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 'Silver Sweep'. It took me no time and I was happy with the result.
    Éste es un diseño de uñas muy simple pero que a la vez queda muy lindo. Empecé con dos capas de Sinful Colors 'Gorgeous' y para la imagen, usé el platillo BM-213 con el esmalte plateado Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 'Silver Sweep'. No me tomó mucho tiempo conseguir el resultado y me quedé muy satisfecha con el.

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    Thursday, January 5, 2012

    I'VE GOT MAIL! - Prize from Giveaway!!!


    If you follow the blog ChitChat Nails by Marta, you might know that she had a giveaway a few weeks ago. I WON! I don't think I had won anything, ever... But well, I received my package today and here are some pictures :)
    1. 12 nail stamping plates
    2. 1 stamper 
    3. 1 scraper
    4. *Bonus: Water decals
    I am SO excited! Thank you Marta and the BornPrettyStore <3

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    Wednesday, January 4, 2012

    Week 1: "Make It Sparkle" Mani

    I recently became aware of the "A Year's Challenge" and I am really excited because I have never been part of a challenge or anything. I saw it first in Jenna's blog I'm Still Thinking. Let me tell you I wore this mani on New Year's Eve/Day and it is one coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Co-Bolt Blue and one coat of Starry Silver Glitter by NYC. Enjoy.
    Hace pocos días me dí cuenta de la existencia del reto de 52 semanas, "A Year's Challenge" y estoy muy emocionada porque nunca he tomado parte de un reto asi. Éste lo ví en el blog de Jenna I'm Still Thinking. Éstas uñas las llevé para año nuevo y es una capa de Sally Hansen Insta-Dri en Co-Bolt Blue y una capa de Starry Silver Glitter de NYC.
    For a list of the previous and upcoming manicures, as well as the other ladies doing it, please click HERE
    Carol Pin It