Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bettina Cotton Candy

Hello lovely ladies (and boys too :),

  Today I have another color from my new obsession, Bettina. This is probably my new favorite soft Pink. No, wait, it is my new favorite soft Pink. It's creamy, it's delicious and it's making me hungry for a Strawberry milkshake just looking at it... BTW, have you entered my 500 Follower Giveaway yet? You totally should!
  I really wanted to do something really striking and different with my stamping for this one. For this I used Little Drummer Boy by China Glaze. I am madly in love with this manicure. There is something Old Victorian looking about this look and I am really stuck on this look right now :).
  How pretty is this Pink?! It is a soft, creamy Pink but with the slightest bit of Purple in it so it is not a washed out tone. Is is similar in tone to O.P.I's Mod about You but this has more Pink in it and also the formula on this is way more pigmented and creamier. I am madly in love with Cotton Candy. My best friend who sent me this was super excited to see me wear it and I think I will be doing a lot of that because it is so flattering and easy on the eyes. Like I said, the formula is sooo smooth, creamy and very well pigmented. I only needed Two coats to get this coverage. I become more and more obsessed with this brand with every color I try! Just amazing. Puerto Rican women are lucky to have access to these all the time. I also think it's so cool that such amazing polish comes from my tiny island!!!

Do you have any international brands you love?
<3 Cristina

Colors:
Bettina Cotton Candy
Stamp: CG Little Drummer Boy
Plate: BM20
TC: Seche Vite

30 comments:

  1. I love this combo and your nails! It's such a classy looking manicure!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That really is beautiful, plain and simple. Amazing stamp job!

    ReplyDelete
  3. A very elegant combo... I love this mani!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi, I'm from Puerto Rico, and I love Bettina, i have some of the swatches in my blog, the best of it is the price $1.99 at Walt-Mart. I have Cotton Candy and Grape, greats colors and formulas!
    Btw, I follow :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love it!

    I don't think I have or tried any international brands of nailpolish before.. lol

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous stamping, this looks so lovely xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ooh, sooo pretty! And so elegant. I love this, that's a beautiful pink.

    ReplyDelete
  8. It looks so cute! Love the stamping! I want cotton candy!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a pretty color! Love the stamp, too!

    ReplyDelete
  10. love this, now i want a strawberry milkshake tooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful mani! That really is the perfect pink.p

    ReplyDelete
  12. I absolutely love this mani!

    ;*****

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is so beautiful! <3 Absolutely great color combo. :) I wish BM would be larger, they're too small for my nails. :(

    ReplyDelete
  14. this is such a beautiful mani! i <3 ur blog, xo!

    ReplyDelete
  15. This looks like the pink that I've been searching for. Only two coats? UGH! :x WANT! <33

    ReplyDelete
  16. @heidi- Two effortless coats I might add. Pastels can be such a PITA to apply but this was easy as pie.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Yea, the closest shade I have to this takes a good 5 coats, and even then the tone just isn't right. Looks rather washed out. I have about eight polishes that I thought were going to be -the- perfect soft candy pink, but they all disappointed me. Too pale, too dark, not blue enough, too blue.

    I've heard a couple online mention something about Bettina being too thick (borderline goopy), but I guess your bestie got you nice fresh stock! :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Heidi- OPI's Mod about you is like one step down from this shade. Unless you already have it and know it not it lol. As far as the formula goes, Ive tried three colors so far that could be a potential pain, a glittery black, a neony green and this pastel pink and the formula was soooo easy and smooth on all three. I'm really impressed. The pigmentation on these is really amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  19. This colour is really pretty and that nail art is stunning! I really love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. This colour is really pretty and that nail art is stunning! I really love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Heidi- OPI's Mod about you is like one step down from this shade. Unless you already have it and know it not it lol. As far as the formula goes, Ive tried three colors so far that could be a potential pain, a glittery black, a neony green and this pastel pink and the formula was soooo easy and smooth on all three. I'm really impressed. The pigmentation on these is really amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  22. this is such a beautiful mani! i <3 ur blog, xo!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I absolutely love this mani!

    ;*****

    ReplyDelete
  24. It looks so cute! Love the stamping! I want cotton candy!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking your time to comment! I read each and every single one!!
♥ Please be respectful and DO NOT post links in comments. Comments with links will not be published. If you would like me to check out your site send me an email to cristina@letthemhavepolish.com please. Comments with LINKS will NOT be published. ♥