Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Untried Indies - Pahlish An Caisteal Ruadh

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I totally got this idea from Moni's Manis, she has a series where she posts swatches of her untried polishes in between press samples and nail art. I've been trying to make a dent in my untrieds by wearing a new one everyday. So I thought I would start posting some of them since I have quite a few. I started with Pahlish An Caisteal Ruadh from last year' fall collection. I'm shamed to say it sat untried for about a year until I finally wore it a month ago. Check below for more swatches and a short review.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Beige to Black Gradient Tutorial

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Hi guys! A few weeks ago my best friend posted in a FB nail polish group asking for help with a gradient. I did this video to help her out. It's a little longer than most of my usual videos because I go over more steps. Her original design was black to beige, I meant to do it the same way but ended up reversing the colors on accident. Check below for more pictures and the video tutorial.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Orange Rose Fall Stamping

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Hi guys! Apologies for the lack of posts this week, just life stuff preventing me from blogging. I wish I had more time in the day. Today I'm showing some simple fall themed rose stamping I did a few weeks ago. I used Kiko Pineapple from the Cupcake collection as the base, followed by M Polish Hottie, with a rose pattern from Dashica Beauty Infinity Nails 106.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Essie Leggy Legend & Frock N' Roll - Swatches and Review

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Yeah...I know, a lot of you have seen these already. I've had these swatches done for at least 2 months now. About 2 weeks after I posted the Bell Bottom Blue swatches, I went back to the store to get these two and swatched them the next day. But press samples and nail art took precedence so I'm only getting around to sharing them now. Anyway, here are my swatches and review of Essie Leggy Legend and Frock N' Roll.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hispanic Heritage - Puerto Rico Nail Art

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Hi guys! Today I have a special post. Monica of Moni's Manis came up with the hashtags #latinanailbloggers and #latinanailgirls on IG as a way of supporting fellow Latinas and having a way to quickly look up swatches and nail art done by ladies with skin tones similar to our own. Since October is Hispanic Heritage month, we are doing special manis in honor of our countries and cultures, and tagging them with #mynailsmyheritage. Read below to see how I did this look, and they'll be a video tutorial in a bit.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Gradient Lace Nail Art

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I'm working my way through some old nail art I had saved but never got around to uploading and posting on the blog. This was a simple red to gray gradient with SinfulColors Professional Sugar Sugar and Orly Crossroads, stamped with Wet n Wild Black Creme with images from Messy Mansion plate M44.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ocean Sunset Nail Art

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Hi guys! Back in April I was a bridesmaid at a friend's wedding. Another one of my friends designed the invitations. The back of the RSVP card had the most beautiful ocean sunset watercolor that I had to do some nail art inspired by it. I've had these pictures stored in my computer since then, for one reason or another I wasn't able to share them until now.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Twin Nails - Purple Holo with Black Swirls

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Hi guys! I teamed up with my actual twin sister (@tiranaki on IG) for "bestie twin nails" so I'm calling it "twin nails". After some back and forth we settled on "purple holo with black swirls". My nails are on the left and hers are on the right.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pretty & Polished - Petal Pusher

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Pretty & Polished is one of my favorite nail polish brands for lots of reasons. One of those is the fact that they really care about their community and will occasionally have special polishes whose profits go straight to help out local charities or people in need. Keeping in mind with that, they wanted to do something special for October, being Breast Cancer Awareness month, that went beyond simply donating money to a charity. They wanted to do something to help out actual patients. One of their loyal fans suggested the marvelous idea of putting together a care package box to hand out to chemo and radiation patients. I for one, love this idea. Not a lot of people know that chemo can destroy your nails, they might not fall out but they can become extremely brittle, and your skin becomes severely dry and sensitive. I know this because of my mom, I've talked about her breast cancer journey before. She's always painting her nails now and using cuticle oil because it really helps them not look as bad. In short, it helps to feel just a little pretty and polished when dealing with cancer. It might seem trivial to some, but in my experience, it lifts morale. And so the idea for the Cancer Care Package was born.

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