Thursday, May 22, 2014

Kiko Cupcake

Hola niñas! Hoy les traigo un post cortito solo para mostrarles estos esmaltes efecto Cupcake de Kiko. La verdad a mime gustan más los esmaltes texturados con glitter brillante, y no me convencían mucho estos con glitter matte. Pero una amiga encargó algunos y apenas los vi en la vida real me enamoré. Así como quinceañera jajaja Los esmaltes que usé hoy (gracias a mi amiga Ann que me los prestó) son: 655 Mint, 656 Pistachio, 648 Pineapple y 647 Jasmine. Todos los tonos fueron opacos en 2 capas si mal no recuerdo y secan muy rápido. La verdad es que a pesar de que el glitter es "plano" al ser de colores contrastantes con la base como que le da su toque y que de verdad parezcan glaseado de cupcake. Me dio antojo asi pero terrible de algo dulce jaja. Desafortunadamente Kiko no está disponible en Chile, por lo que tienen que encargar con alguien de Europa.
Hey girls! Today I bring a quick skittles/swatch mani I did with these new -to me- Kiko cupcake shades. I wasn't very into these polishes but a friend of mine ordered some and when I saw them in real life, man I fell in love with them. So. Hard.
The Cupcake Collection by Kiko consists of 10 shades of pastel textured polishes that are speckled with contrasting shades of tiny matte glitter. They DO really look like cupcake frosting, yum. The shades I'm wearing today are, from left to right are: 655 Mint, 656 Pistachio, 648 Pineapple and 647 Jasmine.
The application on all these shades was very easy and all of them were opaque in 2 coats, from what I remember. I love textured polishes because they make for an easy, quick mani because they dry so fast. Just basecoat, two coats of color and they're ready to go.

I was on the fence about these polishes because I prefer my textures sparkly, but I have to confess that these are quite charming too. Even though the glitter is matte, the contrasting colors add something really cute to them.
So, after I tried these I went and asked a friend in Spain to get me some of these shades lol. She got me 647 Jasmine, 651 Strawberry and 654 Anise. I look forward to getting them and play a little.

Speaking of playing, I used my thumb as a base for my first attempt on the leadlight technique for stamping, using China Glaze Sunsational Jellies. The leadlight tecnique consists on using sheer or jelly polishes on top of stamped images to add color (kinda like the reverse of the decal technique).
I think using a textured base kinda added something to it. And even though pastels and neons is not something I normally would mix, I do think it makes for an interesting effect. So what do you think, is it a fail or a yay?

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