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 :)