Saturday, November 24, 2012

Week 1: Snow

One of the things I fell in love with when I went to Yosemite National Park a few years ago was snow. It does not snow here in Southern California but it does in the mountains. I remember people would say that each snowflake had a very intricate pattern; just like the ones in cartoons. I did not believe it until I saw it myself... Tiny snowflakes with very delicate lace-like patterns; I fell in love.
I was kindly invited by Nail Polish Canada to join their Holiday Nail Art Challenge and I gladly accepted. For week 1 the inspiration is snow everything! Here is my manicure.
I hope you like it and please do not forget to vote for me!
I hope you are having an awesome Thanksgiving weekend (I am off to write a paper, yay! - not!)
Gradient: WnW French White Creme, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue By! and Co-Bolt Blue
Glitter: Jordana Lunar Lights
Stamping Plate:  m59
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Week 47: Thanksgiving Manicure

It is again that time of the year; family gathering, a scrumptious dinner followed by a delicious slice of homemade pumpkin pie... Hmmm... Speaking of which, I made 2 delicious pumpkin pies today and they are the reason why I am showing you a tropical-ish manicure for Thanksgiving. You see, I opened a can of condensed milk and I was trying to get all the yummy sweetness out of the can with a rubber spatula and there was a sharp edge... I don't dare to do my nails with the cut I have, I don't want to risk getting acetone in it...
 Here is my manicure for which I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Lickety-Split Lime as a base and I stamped with BM215 using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Blue By!. I am wearing naked nails for Thanksgiving, it's cool, I will survive :)
Owie :(

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Week 46: Movember Manicure

I am the worst blogger of them all; I know it and I am really sorry. I do not want you to feel like I am lazy or that I always make up excuses...
For my Movember manicure I decided to go with Neon Aqua and Mocha by Kleancolor and I topped them off with Sinful Colors Pearl Harbor. On my accent nail I drew the Movember logo as it is on the website.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bridal/Romantic Manicure

Hello :)
In this quick post I am showing you a manicure that I wore to a formal-ish meeting. I did not want to draw too much attention to my nails so I just went with something simple. To my surprise, I received many nice comments on my nails.
I used Sinful Colors Glass Pink as a base color, I had neglected that polish for so long I needed to use it again. I stamped using BM224 and Konad White. I really liked this manicure because of the romantic/bridal feel it has :D
I hope you like it!
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Friday, November 9, 2012

My Prize from Jordana Cosmetics

I posted a couple of weeks ago my submission to Jordana Cosmetics Halloween Nail Art Contest on Facebook. Here is the link to my submission :) I came out as one of the 10 runner ups and they kindly sent me a prize. Here are pictures of what I got!

Picture overload ahead!
Funky Gold Town, Red Flash, Gemstones, Lunar Lights, Fairy Dust, Magenta Magic
Boy Oh Boy, Holiday Red, Tender Coral, Pink Romance, Sweet Rose, Yellow Dazzle
Black, White Pearl, Silver Glitter, Island Fuchsia, Pink Lemonade, Hawaiian Flower
Cabaret, Hypnotizing, Ruby Slippers, Soft Pink, Orangesicle, Good Luck Charm
Quick Shine Topcoat, Rhinestones, Smooth Blue, Silky Purple, White
The Artist, Contemporary White, Black Mark
I am in love with all my polishes! I have almost doubled the amount of polishes I own but I am so happy!!!

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October: Sassy Saturday Manicure!

In case you did not know, Shelly from Shelly's Sassy Nails on Facebook hosts Sassy Saturday the first Saturday of every month. For the month of October, the theme was black and white, here is a picture of what I came up with:

I was the winner with that manicure and here is what Shelly sent me:

Thank you so much, Shelly!  I love the tiny crackles. The rose stickers are gorgeous and the brush came in handy because mine had just gone bald!
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November 8 for No H8

I admit it. My manicures are many times sloppy, smeared, and everything but perfect. Does that make it okay for others to bully me or anyone else because we don't do something a certain way? NO. It is quite sad to see people hating on others at this time and age. Hate was/is/will never be acceptable under any circumstance. As a member of the nail polish community I am also saying STOP THE HATE.

I read this on Amandalandish's blog:

Most of us are, thankfully, residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the internet.

As members of the nail polish blogging community, we all share a love of beauty, color, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair color...even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people's view of "normal" dictate how I behave, believe, and blog.

In solidarity with a multitude of bloggers linked below, my purple manicure represents my proud commitment to the No H8 movement. Today, November 8, I dedicate my post to ending bullying of any kind and to encouraging diversity and imperfection among our colorful community. (Original post here)

I chose Zoya Carly and the stamp is from BM210 using Maybelline's Color Show Bold Gold.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Week 45: Tribal Manicure

Hello :)
I am just in time for this week's mani, finally!
I have been quite busy with life, tests, lab practicums, etc... I have a couple of posts to share with you. One is the prize I got from winning October's Sassy Saturday on Facebook over at Shelly's Sassy Nails page. The other one is my prize from Jordana for being runner up for their Halloween contest. SO FRIGGIN' EXCITED!!!!
This manicure is a tribal design that I DID NOT think of myself. I got the general idea from ProfessionalDQ's Tribal Owl Nails tutorial. Go subscribe to her insanely mental channel, you won't regret it. So, let me tell you a little story of how this manicure came about. My intention was to recreate her manicure, just using blue instead of pink. I was Skyping with my boyfriend and it was turning out okay... A little sloppy but just fine. I did the owl and I showed him; he said, "Is that a bear? Because if it isn't, it looks like one". *Facepalm, big fail, get the acetone now*. I did it without the owl and I used only one pattern. Please take into consideration that I am not that great with stripes and fine brushes.
I used Kleancolor Pastel Blue and a coat of Chunky Holo Blue Bell over it. The rest are just acrylic paints. I hope you like this and go check out Professional DQ!

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Nail Art Challenge: Slime!

I am sorry I am late with this post... I have been under a lot of stress and almost sleepless nights because I had a lab practicum today and I was really studying my heart off. Test is over, so here is my take on slime nails. I started with a base coat and then with some green and white paint I got a minty color which I used to make drippings with. I topped the slime with NYC's Starry Silver Glitter.
I hope you had a spooky Halloween! I am glad this challenge is over and I did it :) Thank you girls for sharing your manis and coming to my page to see mine!<3 i="i">

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Week 44: Halloween Manicure

I know you have seen this manicure before because it was my entry to Bundle Monster's Halloween Nail Art Contest. I didn't win *tears* but I had lots of fun doing it. Here are my good pictures of this manicure :D
I used Kleancolor Neon Yellow and Neon Purple as well as WnW Club Havana for the gradient; I topped it off with Covergirl Goddess. The plates I used were BM213, BM224 and BM225. Pin It