Monday, May 30, 2011

My friend said it looks like Hawaiian stuff

This was one of those mani that you start with a color and just go playing around with things. And I like it. I was trying for the first time the color Sand Tropez by Essie and then I thought I could use some color on it. Decided then to pratice a little more with the designs and tried some other polishes until I found the Barielles one Wool You Marry Me that worked on the stamp just wonderful. My friend Cris says it resembles Hawaiian stuff but I think it reminds me of capuccino - even though I am not a coffee drinker.

BC: Essie All in One
Color: Essie Sand Tropez
Design: Barielle 5101-Wool You Marry Me

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Gradient Zebra

Decided to attempt a gradient zebra mani. I've seen tis on a tutorial on Tried to link it back here but it's seems like the owner has block visitors cause it asks for a password now :( But just want to let you know it wasn't my creation. Thought it was very nice to see tat sponge tecnique. It was a total mess but at te end I tink I got it ! If you ave seen a mani like that and now of a good tutorial on how to do that please send the link to

BC: Essie
Gradient: NYC 114-Taxi Yellow Creme/ NYC 112-Times Square Tangerine Creme/ Pure ICE Creme Siren
Design: M57
Stamping: Wet n' Wild 424A-Black Créme 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Blue Aluminum

Base: Essie All in One
Color: Maybelline Express Finish - Blue Aluminum

Friday, May 27, 2011

A Dollar Tree find

My cuticles are a little dry. But nothing that a good oil doesn't fix the problem. But anyways, I wanted to show off this cute nude shade I found at the dollar store. That brand retails for $4 at and I paid only a dollar plus tax for it. They have really cute colors but I got just two to give it a try. The application is super smooth, the brush is ok, but the formula needs 3 coats to achieve an opaque look. I always apply 2 coats for every polish I use unless I tell otherwise. But anyways, I'm pleased with that color and just wanted to give you a shout out about a good unexpensive polish if you are on a budget.

What's your opnion?

Base: Essie All in One
Color: L.A. Colors BCC577 Mega Watt

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This is the first time I did red tips. And guess what? I think I like it. I decided to play again with the stamping thing and different colors of polish and I made that little flower on my thumb and ring finger. I am in love with it. It's a good choice if you are running and has no time for a full mani. You can definetely play with different colors. Do you like this one?

Base: Essie All in One
Tip Color: Maybelline  180-Red Comet ( old one - not sure if you can still find it. I bought it back in 2007 in Montana. It's such a beautiful red. It's a dupe for Risqué Maça do Amor)
Stamp: M25

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A lilac from Sally Hansen

I found a coupon for Sally Hansen polishes on and during my visit to AZ I headed over to a Target and found out that Sally Hansen Xtremes were on clearance. When I spotted this Lilac Color I instantly grabbed a bottle. It's just way cute!!
But, besides the color being so cool I gotta tell you the formula was a little to thick for my taste and I had a hard time cleaning off the edges. Plus it took forever to dry off. I love the color but I'm nt sure about the apply part of it.

Base: Essie All in One
Color: Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pink Polish

I am not a pink type of person but some pinks catch my attention.This one is one of them. Plus it's a NYC polish. I attempted another stamping design and I gotta tell ya: I'm doing a lot better and faster with it. That makes me happy.

Base: Essie All in One
Color: NYC 258- Prospect Park Pink
Stamp: SH InstaDry  230 - Silver Sweep M73

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A shimmer brown

There are some nail polishes that don't look good on pictures or even close ups. That is one of them. i love the color much better in person. It's such a subtle and chique color than it appears in pictures. Do you still like it though?

BC: Essie All in One Base
Color: Rimmel London Lycra Wear 308-Power House ( such an old one)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blue with Sparkles

Simply love love that blue.

BC: Essie All in One Base
Color: Essie 768-Lapiz of Luxury /NYC 105-Starry Silver Glitter

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mint Sorbet

I love this color but such a hard formula to apply with. My husband says that I am now using tooth paste on my finger nails lololo What do you think?

BC: Essie All in One Base
Color: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 340-Mint Sorbet

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A bright RED

I absolutely love this bright red from NYC. I am starting to be a big fan of  NYC polishes. Their formula is great and the brush is super good and makes the application easy. I'm glad I stumbled on such a good and cheap brand of polish. For those who are on a budget this is a great choice. Trust me you will like them.

BC: NYC 203
Color: NYC 248-Manhattan ( if you don't find this color look for Time Square, they are identical in my opnion)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Funk French Butterfly

I just love non traditional french manicures.They can be fun, unique and super stylish. I tried a curved tip using tape and I kinda like it. Stamped a butterfly and voila. Me gusta! Do you stick with traditional french tips or do you risk on other shapes and colors?
 For the tips one I used a brazilian polish Risqué Carmen. It's a very dark opaque purple. I'll do a swatch wearing just it one of these days.
I just apologize for my grown cuticles. I got in a challenge to not nip them off and so far I am holding myself back with my tools. It's been a month already. They don't look horrible in my opnion but they also don't look great. But oh well, it's just been so easy to change nail polish colors without having to take your cuticles off every time you do them. One more month and I'll share w/ you guys my own experience with it.

Base: Wet n' Wild 237C-Gray's Anatomy over NYC Walkers
Tip/Stamp: Risqué Carmen
Design: M25
TC: Revlon 965
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