Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top 5 Manis from 2014

Hey girls! As you know, I'm on a kind of hiatus because of my short nails, but I saw someone on Instagram posting their favorite manis of 2014 and thought it'd be a great idea for a post, so here we are. Today I'm going to share with you my favorite manis from this years that is almost gone now, some are here because of the skill put into them and the result and some were added because of sentimental value. So, in no particular order, here we go!

Summer Nails (November 2014)
I loved this mani because of the combination of colors and the matte neon glitter just scream summer to me, which is probably my favorite season. It's also the first mani where I used my new Topa Topa plates and loved how they stamp, plus Freckles by Polish me Silly is one of my favorites glitters ever.

Watercolor Birds (October 2014)
During this year I experimented a lot with stamping, using the decal and leadlight techniques, and here is my favorite experiment from the year. The background stampin sandwiched between a sheer polish and the OPI Sheer Tints made a beautiful watercolored kind of background for the black stamping, done with Moyou London's Mother Nature 02 plate, that I had been "lemming" for so many months.

The Color Run Splatter Mani (August 2014)
This is one of the mani I included because of sentimental reasons, although I do love the final result too. I did this one to conmemorate my first 5k participation, which was The Color Run. Since then I've been constantly training for the 5k (still can't run the whole way, but getting there!) and I've attended a few more running events. Picking up running is one of the best things that happened to me during this year, it's a great stress reliever :)

Nailart Inspired by a Pen (August 2014)
 I think this one is my favorite mani because of the level of skill it required, as it was all handpainted. Also because it combines two of my biggest hobbies currently: nail polish and fountain pens :) I love writing letter and journaling with different combinations of fountain pens and ink, there's something just so charming about those pens. I love the colorful ones, which can be hard to find, and this one with the bunnies is one of my favorites ever.

Happy Easter! (April 2014)
Finally, another one that was included for sentimental reasons. This was my Easter Day mani and it wouldn't mean so much if it wasn't because I did this one of my first meet-up with my nail polish buddy Ann. We found eachother by chance on a Facebook group ad quickly became close friends due to our mutual interest in nail polish, specially indies. She's been a constant inspiration and support and made my 2014 more awesome, so yay for friendship :)

And that's it! I hope you liked my little recap and I look forward to sharing more new mani with you in 2015! (I have an old one programmed to publish in a few days, but after that, I'll be posting new manis)

Thanks for reading and have a happy and safe New Year celebration! :)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Pudding Nails

Hey girls! I didn't mean for my christmas nailart series to only consists of two post but sadly, things happen. And the thing that happened to me was that I got a temporary position for a department store that just finished yesterday :) It was a great chance for me since I've never worked retail before and I learnt a lot, but my nails took a real hit, now I'm sporting super nubs and waiting for them to recovery a little before sharing manis again. Until that happens I have one last Christmas mani to share with you.

For this nailart I wanted to use all or most of the shades from the Lime Crime Les Desserts collection, which is one of my favorite collections of all time, and since those remind me of sweets I thought of doing a drip nailart combined with some mistletoe for a kind of non-traditional Christmas pudding look.
From my index to pinkie we have, as base: Parfait Day, Once in a Blue Mousse and Lavendiary. For the drip part I used Milky Ways and for the mistletoe Pastelchio and China Glaze Strawberry Fields.

I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas Days with your loved ones and hopefully Santa brought you lots of nail polishes to play with :)

Thanks for reading!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Nail Mail: Julep and stamping plates

Hey girls! How are you doing, getting into the holiday spirit yet? Today I have some nail mail to share with you. These are small buys that I did with some friends from a local group within a span of a few weeks. We live in different cities so when we do group buys we pile it up a bit and then the other girls ship us our stuff (which is cheaper than paying separate international shippings). And look who's making another appearance on the blog, my Pom named Puchi (pronounced Poo-she)
We are big fans of stamping in my group so when the girls wanted to order Sugar Bubbles and Vivid Lacquer I jumped at the opportunity to try some myself. I got SB022 and SB025. You know I love japanese patterns and the kokeshis were so cute! I also want to do a mani with the lady blowing the dandelion seeds, it was really popular on stamping groups a while ago. Then we ordered Vivid Lacquer of which I got VL024 and VL028 (steampunk patterns!)
And then I got some polishes too. These are my first Julep plus a new addition to my Butter London collection. The polishes are (L-R): Kimberly, Love, Kayla and Chuffed (the new version).
Anyway, I look forward to sharing these with you soon, maybe for January since I already decided to dedicate December to winter/christmas nailar :)

Thanks for reading!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Moyou 30k Recap

Back in the first week of November Moyou London announced yet another nailart contest on their Instagram account in honor of hitting 30,000 followers. The challenge was to upload a nailart inspired by a character from Alice in Wonderland, each week during November. This obviously seemed more manageable than the Rainbow Challenge, which was a daily thing, so of course I had to try my hand at it.

Today I'll be sharing with you my four entries for this challenge (which you might already seen if you follow me on Instagram).

First week was inspired by the Queen of Hearts. I was inspired by the design of the character from the classic Disney movie and added some partially painted white roses. I used mainly the Pro 04 plate with a little addition of Fashionista 05 and Topa Topa 04. As bases I used OPI My Vampire is Buff, Sparitual Spellbound and Colorama Amarelo Sol. For stamping I used Konad Black, White and Spellbound,

The next week was dedicated to the White Rabbit. I don't have any rabbit or clock images from Moyou so I had to get creative to get close to the theme. I used an image from Kaleidoscope 02 and free handed some arms to turn the image into a clock. I also used Hipster 02 for the bowtie and patterns from the Tourist 07 plate as backgrouds, everything else is freehanded.

Third week was dedicated to the Mad Hatter. I drew inspiration mainly from the character from the Tim Burton film portrayed by Johnny Depp by representing different parts of his outfit on my nails.  On my index I depicted the hat, with the baroque pattern and peacock feathers, on my middle nail I represented the bowtie. Then I added the famous 10/6 by hand painting and a hat pattern. For this nailart I used Tourist 07, Artist 02 and Hipster 02 plates.
And finally, we have Alice! I used mainly pastel yellow, light blue, black and white for this soft and cute nailart. I represented Alice herself, her outfit and parts of her journey in my entry. I used Artist 02 for Alice's face (which I painted in as a stamping decal) and for the backgroud swirls on my ring finger, Hipster 02 for the bow and hair in my index and the tea cup in my ring finger and Pro 04 for the roses.

Overall, I'm not really happy with how many of these turned out. Even though I had some nice ideas (like turning the Kaleidoscope image into a clock) my execution wasn't the best as I kinda rushes my manis because I didn't get any inspiration until the last minute. Honestly, at some times it felt more like a chore than a fun thing. However, I love my Alice mani because of the color scheme and how the stamping turned out, I think I did well in representing the character too.

Do you participate in nail art competitions? I try to participate in Moyou's contests whenever I have the chance, even though I haven't won anything -so far- I like that it makes me *really* look at my plates to come up with ways to acommodate the theme. 

Thanks for reading and see you on my next post!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cardinal and jerseys

Hola niñas! Hoy les traigo un nailart invernal para ponernos a tono con las fiestas (aunque hace un calor de locos jaja). De bases usé Barry M Gelly Elderberry y Sparitual Spellbound y estampé los copos de nieve con la placa QA58 y para el diseño de jersey ocupé la placa Naliz Craze NC02, ambos estampados con Konad White. El glitter blanco con rojo es OPI Bearest of Them All. Y el pajarito cardenal fue pintado a mano. Y eso, simple y sencillo :) Espero les haya gustado y nos leemos en mi próximo nailart navideño!
Hi girls! Today I have my first Winter/Christmas nailart of the season. Where I live it's hard to get into the holiday spirit because Christmas for me it's in summer and instead of hot chocolate all I want to drink is icea tea.
NOT that Ice T
So I usually don't even think of Christmas until the day before when it's too late and too hectic to think of nail art, so this year I'm dedicating the whole month of December to wintery and jolly manis.
I knew I wanted to do light blue, red and white so I started with two coats of Barry M Gelly Elderberry which is a beautiful dusty medium blue that goes on perfectly and is opaque in two coats. To my pinky and ring fingernails I applied OPI Bearest of them All which is white micro glitter with red hexes in a clear base and Lynnderella Love Lace & Lilacs to my middle nail. On my index I used Sparitual Spellbound, a red microglitter jelly.
Then it was stamping time! I used QA58 for the snowflakes and Nailz Craze NC02 for the jersey print, both stamped with Konad Special White.

For the cardinal I did a nail art decal. Basically, I applied some topcoat on a ziploc bag and hand painted my design over it. Then, when it was fully dry, I carefully peeled off the design from the bag and stuck it to my nail, finished it off with a layer of topcoat and you can't hardly tell it wasn't painted directly. I loved this technique for doing free handed art, no more worries about painting with my non dominant hand!
Overal, I'm really happy with how this turned out, the color combination is cute and feels very winter-y to me. I don't know if cardinals wear jerseys, but these two images looked good together to me, so I went with it lol. Anyway I hope you liked it too and see you on my next post!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Nail Mail: ILNP Sale

Hi girls! Today I want to share with you some polishes I got from ILNP but I want to share it with you in a special way, in the style of Polish Hound Cait's Mail Time posts, where she takes pics of her incoming mail with her dog, Ham. I've been reading her blog for a while now and her posts with Ham are some of my favorites so I tried to do the same with my Pom (which didn't like to sit still for pics, so this was a real challenge LOL).
I placed this order during the last ILNP sale which happened around the first week of November. Some days later I got the shipping notice and from there, it was only a matter of patience. My polishes arrived finally on November 30th (which was odd, I never get mail on a Sunday). My new polishes came wrapped in the ILNP tissue paper and bubble-wrapped together inside.
I ordered mostly holos since I could never set my mind on the multichromes, but it's OK I already have some of them and I've been wanting a light blue and medium blue holo.
I ended up ordering (L-R): Music Box, Peace (H), Summer Stargazing and Atomic Sherbert. I'm in love with Music Box and Summer Stargazing, and look forward to wearing those. I'm a bit disappointed with Atomic Sherbert as I thought it'd be a bright orange holo, but it's still pretty.

I look forward to sharing with you manis featuring these shades in the future. Also, did you like the inclusion of my pup in these posts?

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Graduation Nails

Hola niñas! Hoy les traigo un nailart simplecito que hice con motivo de mi titulación profesional, la que se llevó a cabo el pasado Miércoles. Sí, oficialmente, soy Diseñadora Gráfica :D Para empezar usé dos capas de Essie Chinchilly y agregué un degradado con Essence Galactic Black para luego añadir finalmente unos triangulitos metálicos en la base de la uña. La verdad debería haber usado cintas pero estaba apurada asi que lo hice a mano y por eso mis líneas no quedaron muy rectas, pero se ven bien de lejos jajaja.
Hi girls! Today I want to share with you a simple freehanded nailart I did for my graduation, which was this past Wednesday.

I started with a base of two coats of Essie Chinchilly (one of my favorite neutrals ever) then added a small gradient with a makeup sponge and Essence Galactic Black and to finish it off I aded a triangle at the base of my nails with Wet n' Wild Steel the Spotlight, which I also used as an accent on my pinky and thumb.
I really liked how this came out, it's very simple and elegant and it went well with my dress. Speaking of, here's a picture of me from that day
Thanks for reading and see you in the next post! :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Summer Nails

Hola niñas! Hoy les traigo un nailart estampado un poco adelantado a la estación jajaja. De bases usé Barry M Gelly en Green Berry y Emily de Molly Setting Sun (un precioso coral con efecto holográfico). Luego sobre la base de Green Berry agregué una capa de Polish Me Silly Freckles, un topper surtido de glitters neon en distintos tamaños y colores. Luego agregué el estampado con los esmaltes Mundo de Uñas Aqua y un coral que mezclé usando Geranio y Rosa Mexicano. Los dos diseños estampados son de la placa Topa Topa TP01, una marca francesa indie que hace placas con diseños preciosos y que encargué hace poco. En fin, espero les haya gustado y muchas gracias por leer!
Though we're in the middle of spring where I live, I have summer on my mind. Specially since I recently received my new Topa Topa plates, one of which features some fun and summery designs. I took like a million pics of this mani and loved them all, which hasn't happened since I lost my old softbox. I had the hardest time narrowing down the pics for this post. After months of struggling, it seems like I finally found a setting that works for my pictures, yay! Anyway, on to the mani.

I started with a base of Barry M Green Berry on all my nails, except for my index. Green Berry is a very bright blue-green (slighly leaning toward the green territory) creme that was easy to apply and opaque in two coats. I really love this shade of green and it kinda reminded me of Picture Polish Chillax.

For my accent I used two coats of Emily de Molly Setting Sun. This is a coral shade with a soft holographic effect. It goes on very well and is opaque in two coats.
Then I added a coat of one of my favorite glitter polishes to the Green Berry base, Polish me Silly Freckles which is an assortment of neon hexagonal glitters in different sizes and colors in a clear base. It's a great topper for neons and neutrals alike, love it <3 br="">
Then came the stamping part. I used my Mundo de Uñas stamping polishes, but I didn't have a coral color to stamp with, so I mixed my own with Mexican Pink and Geranium to create a shade similar to Setting Sun. On my accent nails I simply stamped using MdU Aqua.

Both the hibiscus image and leaves are from the Topa Topa TP01 plate. The plate is very well etched and picking up the image was no problem.
Overall, I'm extremely happy with how this turned out. I seriously can't stop looking at my nails. The combination of coral and aqua looks so bright and summery it just makes me happy. Althoug I really prefer how my accent nail came out so you'll probably see that as a full mani at some point.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Hare Flight of the Flamingos

Hola niñas! Hoy les traigo el segundo Hare que adquirí en mi último pedido de Etsy y que aún no había compartido con ustedes. Este es Flight of the Flamingos y es una base jelly de color beige llena de glitters rosados neon y un toque de glitter dorado (además hay un shimmer dorado que aparece en la foto macro). Es muy fácil de aplicar, con 3 capas finas logré que fuera totalmente opaco. Simplemente, me encanta! :)

Hi girls! Today I bring you the second Hare I got on the latest restock of Nicole's Etsy Store, of which you already got a peek of from my BCA mani from a couple weeks back,
Fligh of the Flamingos was part of the Tropics are Calling collection from Summer 2013. It is a light beige crelly base, that leans slightly pink with my skintone, filled with neon pink and gold glitters. It was very easy to apply, with good glitter pay off and opaque in 3 thin coats.
The assortments of glitters is interesting and balanced, neon pink is the predominant color with large hexagonal and square glitter and medium hex, which is complemented by a sprinkle of tiny hexagonal gold glitter and a golden shimmer that I noticed only in the macro shots (nice surprise though!).
Overall, I'm really happy with this one. The gold and neon pink glitter go so well together and the light base just ties in everything together so beautifully. I'm looking forward to what she'll be releasing next to add to my collection :)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween Stamped Nailart

Hola chicas! Hoy les traigo un nailart de Halloween que usé la semana pasada. En general no hago nailarts para las fiestas y menos para Halloween porque no es muy popular donde vivo, pero tuve un chispazo de inspiración así que hice uno rápidito. De base hice un degradé con holográficos (como no tengo un holo naranja hice uno mezclando Zoya Arizona, Hits Hefesto y OPI I'm never Ambarassed). Luego estampé con Konad Special Black y la placa Cheeky Happy Holidays y ta-dá! Nailart de Halloween. Se supone que son murcielágos, pero más parecen rayas de zebras jajaja.

Hello girls! Today I have for you a quick Halloween nailart I put together. I usually don't do seasonal nailart, specially Halloween because it isn't very popular in my country, but I had a spark of inspiration and decided to go with it.
I wanted to do an orange to magenta holo gradient, but since I own no orange holos (I know, blasphemy!) I decided to franken-layer one. So, I started with a base of two coats of Zoya Arizona, added Hits Hefest for the holo sparkle and then finished it with a thin coat of OPI I'm Never Ambarassed. Then I added Smitten Polish's Radiant Orchid to the tips using a makeup sponge.
The mani up to this point was already very Hallowen-y to me, but I decided to add some black stamping to it. So I went to browse through my plate collection, and choose the bat print for the Cheeky Happy Holidays jumbo plate.

Overall, I'm happy with how it turned out even though it's not really obvious these are bats, because my nails are so tiny, this looks more like halloween zebra print, lol.

Did you wear any Halloween nailart this past weekend? Would love to read about it in the comments :)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Watercolor Birds

Hola chicas! Hoy les traigo un nailart estampado que hice con dos de mis placas nuevas: la Moyou London Mother Nature 02 y la Konad Square 01 (que mi hermana me envío desde Santiago). Para empezar apliqué dos capas de un esmalte rosado pálido y luego estampé con un diseño de la placa Konad con esmalte Konad Blanco. Añadí color a este estampado con los OPI Sheer Tints y para finalizar, estampé distintos pajaritos con la placa Mother Nature. Me encanta como ha quedado, es muy primaveral en mi opinión. Espero les haya gustado a ustedes también, gracias por leer! :)
Hi girls! Today I have a stamped nailart to share with you, using some of my newly arrived plates. I was inspired by some manis I found while browsing Pinterest that used stamping under layers of jelly polishes to create a sort of watercolor effect and when from there.
I started with two coats of a very soft pink polish (from a local brand, not the OPI pictured) and left that to dry. Then I stamped using the Konad Square #1 plate using Konad Special White and added some splashes of color with the OPI Sheer Tints mini set. This gave me a base with a subtle effect to finally add my stamped birds from the Moyou London Mother Nature 02 plata, stamped with Konad Special Black.
Overall I'm really happy with how looks. I am super happy the birds on the plate are tiny so they can fit my nubs. Double stamping is such a fun technique, though it can be a bit time-consuming (waiting for all the layers to dry and everything).

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hare Bisbee 2.0

Hola niñas! Hoy les traigo una mani que hice con uno de los esmaltes Hare que recibí el otro día. Este es Hare Bisbee 2.0, es un jelly turquesa que está imbuido de un surtido de glitters verde-dorado de distintas formas y tamaños. Es muy fácil de aplicar y es opaco en 3 capas finas. Los esmaltes Hares los pueden encontrar en tiendas especializadas en indies, como Llarowe o directamente en su tienda de Etsy. Espero les haya gustado y gracias por leer!
Hi girls! Today I have the first of the Hares I received a while ago to share. As I've mentioned a couple times, Hare was one of the first brands of indie nail polish I tried and to this day, I look forward to Nikole's new releases and restocks on Etsy to keep my collection growing :) Anyway, onto the polish!
Bisbee 2.0 is a reinterpretation of one of the first polishes Nikole originally released when Hare started. It's a turquoise jelly base filled with green golden glitter in different shapes and sizes. It was easy to apply and opaque for me in 3 thin coats. Glitter pay off was also great, I didn't had to fish for larger glitter, though I did applied them with the dabbing method.
I really like the assortment of glitter in this polish. We have medium square and hex glitter golden green complemented with smaller glitter and a golden shimmer. The original Bisbee only had large hexagonal glitter.
Overall, I'm really happy with this polish. It looks amazing and applies easily. Personally, I think I prefer this revisited version because the glitters blend more easily in the base and is more complex.

Do you ever regret not getting a polish? I certainly thought I'd forever regret not getting the Original Bisbee, but I'm super happy with this new version. Thanks for reading!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Mani

Hola niñas! Hoy les traigo un nailart que hice por el Día de la Prevención del Cáncer de Mamas, el que se conmemoró el pasado 19 de Octubre, y por la Corrida por la Vida a la que asistí ese día. Como inspiración tome una de mis mas recientes compritas, el Hare Flight of the Flamingos, que usé en mi meñique. En mi dedo medio y anular hice un jelly sandwich con un rosa pastel y un glitter dorado sobre el cual estampé usando la placa BM-321 y un esmalte Mundo de Uñas (Mexican Pink, que misteriosamente cambió de color cuando le puse topcoat jaja). En mi índice (y pulgar, que no se ve en la foto) hice una "pond mani" que es básicamente un jelly sandwich repetitivo, usando You Drive me Coconuts de China Glaze y Papier Maché de Finger Paints (inspirado de este post de Adventures in Acetone). En fin espero les haya gustado, al final les dejo también una foto de la corrida, estrenando mi nuevo look. Gracias por leer!

Hello girls! Today I have a Breast Cancer Awareness to share with you, that I did recently for the BCA Running event that I attended on Sunday Oct. 19th. Let's go to the mani, then.
My new Hare was the inspiration for the mani, which I used for an accent on my pinkie. On my middle and ring finger I did a jelly sandwich with a sheer pastel pink and a gold glitter then stamped using BM 321 and Mundo de Uñas Mexican Pink (which interesting enough turned into a neon pink when I topcoated with Gelous). Finally on my ring finger I did a pond dotticure inspired by this one from Adventures in Acetone, using China Glaze You Drive me Coconuts and Finger Paints Papier Maché.
Overall, I'm really happy how this turned out. At first I was a bit bummed I didn't have a matching stamping polish, but then my MdU suddenly changed color with Gelous and it was a perfect match. Happy accident :) I haven't noticed this change of color with my usual topcoat (Essence Better than Gel Top Sealer).

The Running for Life event was my fourth 5k event. I'm still struggling to run the whole way, but getting better everyday. This was the first event I managed to convince a friend to attend with me, so yay for running buddies! Also new haircut, you like?
Anyway I hope you enjoyed today's post. Thanks for reading and see you in my next post!

Friday, October 17, 2014

My first Colors by Llarowe

Hola niñas hoy les traigo un esmalte de una marca indie nueva para mi y que tuve la gran suerte de ganar en un sorteo de la página de Facebook de la tienda. Es el tono Toga Toga Toga de Colors by Llarowe, un morado medio con un espectacular efecto holográfico. Es muy fácil de aplicar y opaco en dos capas, aunque aquí muestro tres. Ahora que se viene el verano y los días soleados usaré los holográficos más seguido :) Espero les haya gustado, gracias por leer!
Hi girls! Today I bring you my first Colors by Llarowe shade, which I was super lucky to win at one of the giveaways they had on their Facebook page a while ago. I hadn't worn this shade earlier because I was waiting for better weather, and now that spring is well upon us, we have more sunny days to enjoy wonderful holographic polishes.

Also, you'll notice I shortened my nails. I am going though a rough time, now being unemployed and recently single and the stress had really started to show on my nails, so I decided to start over. Anyway, onto the mani.

This is Colors by Llarowe Toga Toga Toga which was part of the August version of "A box, Indied". It's a beautiful medium purple, maaaybe slightly leaning to the cool side of the spectrum, with a strong holographic effect.
Here I'm showing three coats of Toga x3 with one layer of topcoat between the 2nd and 3rd layer (which is usually known as a "topcoat sandwich" and supposedly helps improve wear time for holo and other chiptastic polishes). It was very easy to apply and it is completely opaque in 2 coats.
Overall, I really liked wearing this polish. The holographic effect is very strong and it was fun to look at it while out running lol.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Nail Mail: Moyou London

Hola chicas! Hoy les traigo otro post de Nail Mail, esta vez son mis nuevas placas Moyou London, que es una empresa británica que hace las placas mas bellas que he visto (con esta, ya son 11 en mi colección!). Este pedido se demoró unas 3 semanas en llegar y pedí 3 placas: Fashionista 05, Kaleidoscope 02 y Mother Nature 02 (a esta le venía echando el ojo hace rato jiji). Espero poder compartir con ustedes manis estampadas con estas placas muy pronto.
Hi girls! Today I have another nail mail post, this timemy new Moyou London stamping plates. Moyou London is a british company that designs the most amazing and beautiful plates and have quickly become one of my favorite brands (with currently 11 plates in my collection).

For this order I chose some of their newer plates and an older one I had been eyeing for a while. The new ones are Fashionista 05, Kaleidoscope 02 and the oldie that I had my eye set on was Mother Nature 02.
As you can see I favor the standard sized plates, I have really tiny nails so I only get the XL version when there is no small design alternative, but still make it work well. You can tell I went to play with my plates as soon as I got them, except for poor Mother Nature.

I look forward to sharing with you some stamped nailart manis done with these plates. Thanks for reading!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hare Rad Cloud

Hola niñas! Hoy les traigo uno de mis Hares más viejitos, un bello glitter rosa llamado Rad Cloud, que fue parte de la colección 2012 (ahora descontinuado). Rad Cloud es un jelly rosa imbuido de un colorido surtido de glitters: hay glitter cuadrado y hexagonal en distintos tamaños de colores morado, verde, naranja y magenta. Me encanta mucho la combinación de colores, me recuerda al frosting de los cupcakes. En esta mani lo he combinado con OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI. Espero les guste, gracias por leer :)
Today I have one of my older Hares to share with you. Rad Cloud was part of the Cumulus Excellence duo for Spring/Summer 2012, and it was one of the first indies I ever tried. On today's mani I paired it with OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI for an accent mani.
Rad Cloud is a pink milky jelly base filled with an assortment of glitters in different shapez, sizes and colors. It's kinda sheer on its own so for this mani I used 3 thin coats. There is a reasonable amount of glitter so I didn't need to fish for any and distributed evenly. I only laid my bottle upside down for a few minutes before I did my mani, because this bottle had been in storage for a while.

So let's see. We have purple and green square glitters, medium magenta hex glitters, orange and purple mini hexagonal glitters and a tiny bit of magenta micro glitter to complement it all.
I really love this polish, the pastel base and the bright glitters go so well together, they almost look like they're glowing, or cupcake frosting yumm. I have no idea why I hadn't shared this before on the blog but oh well, better late than never!

Do you have a favorite indie nail polish brand? Hare would be mine, would love to hear about yours. Thanks for reading!