Friday, August 31, 2012

Week 33: Galaxy Manicure

Hello :)
My intention on doing a galaxy manicure turned out to become glitter bombs... My inspiration was the nebula nail that Sammy from had in her Show Off post. I think mine are a fail, LOL, but I tried. So here are my galaxy bombs, I mean, nails.
Mi intensión de una manicura galáctica se convirtió en unas bombas de brillantina... Mi inspiracioón viene de una uña que Sammy de tiene en su entrada llamada Show Off. Mi intento fue fallido, pero lo intenté. Aquí están mis bombas galácticas...
 For a list of the previous and upcoming manicures, as well as the other ladies doing it, please click HERE
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Week 32: Needle Marble Manicure

I am trying to catch up now... I always say that!
I had done a similar manicure to this a few months ago, you can CLICK HERE to see my previous version, which was a pink manicure. For this one, the base polish is On a Trip by Wet n Wild. For the marbling, I used Lacey Lilac by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear and 2 stripers: white and silver glitter. I hope you enjoy this and try it out.
Estoy tratando de hacer los manicures que me faltan, siempre digo eso!
Anteriormente publiqué una manicura como la de hoy, AQUÍ está el enlace para ver la versión rosada de éste diseño. Hoy utilicé On a Trip de Wet n Wild Megalast como base. Para el marmoleado usé Lacey Lilac de Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear y dos pinceles de arte delgados, blanco y brillantina plateada. Espero les guste :)
 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, August 24, 2012

Review for KK CenterHK: Stamping Plate, Half Pearls and Hexies

Hello there!
A few weeks ago, Maggie from contacted me because she was interested in my opinion about some of theri products. She kindly sent me a few samples and I am sharing with you my experience with these products.
Hace un par de semanas, Maggie de me contactó para que yo le diera mi opinión sobre algunos productos. Amablemente me envió unas muestras y hoy les comparto mi experiencia.

First of all, customer service with is first class. Prompt responses and top notch products. Shipping was fast. My package arrived within one week. (It was shipped from Hong Kong to California).
Para empezar, el servicio al cliente de parte de es de primera. Las respuestas son rápidas y su calidad en cuanto a productos es buena. El envío es inmediato también, mi paquete llegó en término de una semana (de Hong Kong a California).

I got plate B65 (found here) and it has 7 designs. It is listed for $5.05 on the website. It does not have a protective cover on the reverse side, but the edges are not sharp. The plate has intricate and fine lines and they stamp well with any polish you may use for stamping. I used Finger Paints Black Expressionism and it worked amazingly. My stamps were crisp and complete. The large whole nail image was a good size for me, but then again, I have narrow nail beds.
Obtuve la paquita B65 (encuéntrala aquí) y tiene 7 diseños. Tiene precio de $5.05 en la página web. No tiene una base protectora al reverso, pero las orillas no cortan. Los diseños tienen líneas muy finas y detalladas y es fácil de usar y transferir con cualquier esmalte que se use para estampado. Aquí usé Black Expressionism de Finger Paints. Mis sellos fueron muy completos y nítidos. La imagen para toda la uña me vino bien en cuanto a tamaño pero mantengan en mente que mi lecho ungueal es angosto.
Plate B65
Here is the manicure I came up with for this plate:
He aquí la manicura que hice con ésta plaquita:

Next, I also tried the 3mm half pearls (here) which come in handy for 3D Asian inspired manicures or just something classic and feminine. These come in packs of ~100 pieces and their price is $4.50. These are easy to apply and although they may seem big, they do not get in the way of anything. You do not need a special adhesive for them, just regular topcoat will act as glue.
También me mandaron las medias perlas de 3mm(aquí) las cuales son útiles para hacer diseños inspirados en manicuras asiáticas o 3D, o simplemente para darle un toque clásico a cualquier manicura. Los paquetes de ~100 unidades tienen precio de $4.50. Son fáciles de aplicar y no estorban para nada. No se necesita adhesivo especial ya que cualquier sellador de esmalte actuará como pegamento.

3mm Half Pearls

Last but not least, I wanted to try the 2.5mm neon glitter (here) which comes in a 10g container for $6.73. I was really excited about this product because it adds dimension to any manicure. The hexies work well with any color because they are an iridescent pink shade. They add depth to a manicure as well as beautiful shine. I picked them up with a dotting tool and applied them over some tacky top coat. Do not forget to add a top coat to finish it off.
Por último, tenía muchas ganas de probar la brillantina neon de 2.5mm (aquí)  la cual viene en un contenedor de 10g a un precio de $6.73. Éste producto agrega dimensión a cualquier manicura. Los hexágonos van bien con cualquier color porque son rosados iridiscentes. Dan profundidad y brillo a cualquier manicura. Los tomé con un puntero y los coloqué sobre sellador que estuviese ya pegajoso. No olvides agregar una capa de sellador para protegerlo.
2.5mm Neon Glitter

My opinion/Mi opinión
I was really happy that I obtained 3 different nail art decorations that I am sure will be useful for a really long time. I can mix and match them and create many variations of a manicure.
  • The quality of the KKCenterHK products is really good, I was impressed with the products and I really recommend them. 
  • As I mentioned, keep in mind that the full image designs on the plates may be small for you if you have long or wide nail beds. Also, the 2.5mm hexies may be too big if your nails are too short or narrow.
  • The prices seem reasonable given that the quality of the products is high. Also, you will be getting a good amount of product for the price you pay.
  • The product selection available on the KKCenterHK store is very wide, ranging from nail art supplies to make up and other cosmetics.
Estaba emocionada de obtener 3 tipos de decoraciones para uñas que puedo usar de diferentes formas y variar combinaciones para obtener manicuras diferentes.
  • La calidad de los productos de KKCenterHK es muy buena y me impresionaron mucho los productos.
  • Como mencioné anteriormente, las imágenes para la uña completa pueden resultar pequeños dependiendo que tan largas y anchas sean tus uñas. Asímismo, la brillantina de 2.5mm puede resultarte grande si tus uñas son muy angostas o cortas.
  • Los precios son razonables acorde con la calidad de los productos. De igual manera, puedo decir que obtendrás una cantidad justa de producto por tu dinero.
  • La selección de productos disponibles en KKCenterHK es muy vasta, tienen decoraciones para uñas, maquillaje y otros cosméticos. 
 If you are planning to purchase anything from the store (which you should), they have provided me with a 10% discount coupon which expires on Jan. 31st, 2013.
Si estás planeando comprar algo de la tienda (lo cual deberías), me han enviado un cupón de 10% de descuento el cual expira el 31 de enero, 2013.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Week 31: Crackle Manicure

Here is my crackle manicure. As you can see, my nails are very short and I am not sure if I like them this way. For the manicure I started with 2 coats of Fresh Green by Santee followed by one coat of Nail Junkie by Sinful Colors. The white crackle is by Nabi and the gold glitter is by Kleancolor. I think this whole manicure came up to $5, cheap huh?
He aquí mi manicura de efecto craquelado o crack. Como ven, mis uñas están demasiado cortas y no sé si me gustan así. Para la manicura usé 2 capas del esmalte Fresh Green de Santee seguido por una capa de Nail Junkie de Sinful Colors. El craquelado blanco es de Nabi y la brillantina dorada es de Kleancolor. Creo que toda la manicura me salió en un precio de $5, productos baratos :)
Are crackle polishes out of style? / Están los craquelados fuera de moda?
For a list of the previous and upcoming manicures, as well as the other ladies doing it, please click HERE
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Week 30: Water Marble

I haven't been around in the longest, but I am back! This is an old manicure that I hadn't had the chance to post, the colors were 'inspired' by the latest Batman movie. The colors are Insta-Dri Lightening and Silver Sweep as well as WnW Black Creme.
For a list of the previous and upcoming manicures, as well as the other ladies doing it, please click HERE
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

"Por tu Naturalidad" Blog Award

If you are one of Laura's followers at Clothes, Cosmetics and Chat, you might know that she gave me a blog award a couple of days ago. I was really excited because Laura has followed my blog for a while now and I have followed her blog as well and it is quite rewarding to realize that I have followers that truly appreciate what I do. Thank you so much Laura, you are a lovely blogger and a wonderful nail artist. I really appreciate
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This award goes to you ladies for being natural and inspirational. I am glad I stumbled upon your blogs :)
The rules of the award are:
Post the award photo on your blog
Link back to the person who nominated you for this award
Nominate 10 bloggers
Tell me what makes you hooked on following a blog

The bloggers I'd like to nominate for this award are:
A Plethora of Nails
Bunny Nails
Jugando con mis Uñas
MaquiClub Girl
My Nail Journey
NailArt and Things
Sekhmet's Purple Castle
Shelly's Sassy Nails

Thank you once again Laura and I hope you ladies claim your awards :)
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