Monday, January 2, 2012

Evolution of a Mani with China Glaze Celtic Sun and my New Nubs- A Must Read

Good morning loves!!

  So, here's the dealio... I usually work on Muffin Mondays on Sundays..... Well Saturday night became extremely eventful when womanly things lined up just right not 26 minutes into the new year... Needless to say I feel like crap and I am in a lot of pain and the last thing on my mind is doing my nails. I decided to do a live Muffin Monday so I will be back later with a Muffin post. In the meantime please enjoy this awesome and totally accidental mani... It's a funny story...
 So it all started with me really wanting to try Celtic Sun. Which is a freaking awesome neon highlighter Yellow. I just got it recently at Sally's. It's an older color but it's still totally awesome and new to me. My camera will never do neons justice.... I started with a base of Two coats of Julep's Holly , which is a light White with just a touch of Pink and it has a pearly shimmer. This color turned out to be a perfect base for this neon Yellow. I then layered Two effortless coats of Celtic Sun over the Julep, topped it off with some SV and it was awesome... Also... Thoughts on my new nubbies? I'm kind of enjoying them....

So then I decided that I wanted some totally Rock 'n' Roll nails and the checker stamp I just got was the perfect choice so I did just on my Ring finger as a cute and chic accent nail. Total love for this look. So I was pretty sure this would be the final look for the night and I was just rocking out with the hubs celebrating New Year's eve when suddenly...
The plate is SE22 and I used Konad Black Special Polish
  I totally jacked up my pinkie nail!!!!!!! Apparently it had not fully dried... So I re- did it and not 10 seconds after applying my top coat (literally) on the newly painted pinkie I jacked it up AGAIN! So I decided I was not going to re-do it a Third time...

   What did I do? Glitter will cover ALL our sins loool!!! I added a coat of my new favorite layering glitter that I found at Charlotte Russe and the pinkie was good as new. And then I was thinking my hand was looking uneven so I did on my Index finger as well... BUT THEN.. I thought my Middle and Thumb nails were looking out of place being naked so I added some awesome star stamps from Bundle Monster plate BM05. And voila! A whole awesome and accidental look was born! I wish this looked as awesome bright as they do in person...
The contrast of the Black against the neon Yellow is just so much fun!! And also I am freaking LOVING this checkered stamp! Ladies!! Salon Express kits at CVS "As Seen on TV" section. It was only $10 and it comes with this plate that has the checkered stamp.

And this was THE final look of the night. I am so in love with this look. It's fun and edgy and I am so shocked at how much I love this shade of neon Yellow. I also love how the CR glitter looks over this bold shade. It is just the perfect contrast.

Thanks for stopping ladies and see you later!!!
♥ Cristina

27 comments:

  1. What an amazing colour and you totally rock short nail too! I am always looking for shorter-nail inspiration so thank you!

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  2. Putting on the sunglasses...hot hot yellow...it's gorgeous!! :)

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  3. Best. Accident. EVER!!! OMG I need that checker stamp AND the star stamp!!! And come to think of it...I need that glitter too! Next time I wear Celtic Sun I'm going to be more thoughtful of my underwear. It makes such a difference! <3

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  4. I really L.O.V.E. love, love this mani!! The colors look great together and really makes the designs POP!
    One question for you, I ordered the MASH nail stamping plates for my daughter for Christmas, our first foray into stamping. I didn't know what to expect...They work great for her and for the most part me.
    However, for the full nail designs, they are too small to cover my full nail. I don't have huge man hands or anything...what brand or brands have you found to work best in this situation??! Or if anyone else wants to reply....any help is appreciated. I've just started my nail obsession....so I've lots to learn!!!!! THANKS!!!

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  5. Love the mani, and love checkers, and that yellow is amazing :D

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  6. I enjoyed this Story of the Yellow Nails :P Black and yellow never fail to look awesome.

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  7. LOVE! Yellow and black just ROCK! And I hear you on the jacked nails and giving up lol. The short nails look very nice on you! I may have to do that myself, lately longer is just not happening on my nails, esp my thumbs. Short for 2012! lol

    Sorry about the Red Fairy paying you a visit. Happened to me like 2 days before Xmas and I'm like NO FAIR! Seriously look into getting some Herbs Etc Cramp Tincture, it can make you sleepy but I swear by it for cramps, one dropper and I'm happy! (I should also plug organic products as well--my cramps are far far less since switching, email me if you want more info).

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  8. I love this!! It's so bright and fun!!

    Feel better.

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  9. love this! ur camera must be awesome it takes such good shots! i can never get my pics as good as urs!! XXX

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  10. I LOVE that yellow! What a great fun color to spice up the blah winter (at least for me, who's stuck in snow, blah)

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  11. What a fun mani! It reminds of NYC. I also like your shorter nails. I have to keep mine short because I teach. So I guess I am a little biased toward short nails - but yours really do look great!

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  12. I really like this polish AND the stamps. I am not great at doing my nails but I love to, and you are really an inspiration to me.

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  13. Cute nubbies. :D I like your mani. Isn't it weird how some of the most awesome manicures happen by accident? :D

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  14. I love how this look evolved!! :D It looks seriously badass!! :D

    Aw, I hope you feel better soon!! *Hugs!*

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  15. OMMGG! This is amazing and TOTALLY my thing! I love the stamping and the colour is FAB! Nice job xx

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  16. Those are so cute I smudging nails it sucks!!!

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  17. Look at those supersexy nubs! LOVE them! And this mani is pretty awesome too :).

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  18. I LOVE the yellow! A lot! And both stamps rock! I need to get this yellow I think.

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  19. LOVE IT. I'm wearing my own yellow now, and it's still a favorite. And totally dig the short nail length! You've got much more nicely-shaped nails than I do, so that works great on you. One of these days I'll get into the whole stamping thing...SO fun!

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  20. Sometimes accidents create amusing things! Super cute mani! Kudos for rocking that neon yellow, it looks great on you!

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  21. This mani turned out amazing! I love it when fun things happen by accident. I like how your nails look when they're short or longer. You're lucky enough to look good with both.

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  22. Love Et!! I love different nails and the colors look great and bright!

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  23. What black polish do you use? I'm still having a hard time finding a good black for stamping.

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