Showing posts with label Black and White. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Black and White. Show all posts

Thursday, November 3, 2011

31 Day Challenge! Day 25- Inspired by Fashion

Hi darlings!!

  First thing is first: A BIG Happy Birthday to my bestest friend EVER!! Miss Lizy!! I love you and I can't wait to see you in a few weeks!!! ♥

  Today's challenge task is a really fun one. The list called for nails inspired by fashion. I immediately knew what I wanted to use as my inspiration. I used to be really big into Project Runway and the last season I remember had one of my favorite contestants ever, besides Christian Siriano that is. I am speaking of Mondo Guerra. His work is unique and colorful. I also love his play with colors and patterns. The dress I chose was from what should have been his Project Runway winning collection.
 I love the crap out of this dress! I would wear it any day lol!

 For this look I started with Three coats of Maybelline Colorama in Cupid's Wing. Then I dotted in Zoya Raven in varying sizes in a random pattern. Once that was dry I used strips of tape I had cut with a wavy craft scissor and did the Black corners in the wavy pattern to simulate the side panels of the dress. I intentionally inverted the colors of the Polka dots to have a bit more contrast. I topped it all off with a two coats of Hard Candy Matte-ly in Love.

These are fun and funky and I think Mondo would be proud! <3 Don't forget to check out Sam and Rie's blogs to see their Fashion nails!


Thanks for stopping by :D
♥ Cristina

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

31 Day Challenge! Day 23- Inspired by a Movie

Hi loves!!!

  Today's nails are supposed to be inspired by a movie. I had a million ideas for this and then I ran out of time. I got wrapped up in swatching a bunch of stuff and it got late in the day and I just wanted to be done loool! So what did I do? I went with my "safe choice": Black Swan. Now, don't get me wrong. I love the crap out of this movie, but there have been so many Black Swan manis out there... That said.. I hope you like my take on it.
  For this mani I started with bases of Glitter Gal Light as a Feather and Zoya Raven. Then for my middle and Ring fingers I used Bundle Monster plate BM214 and Black and White Konad Special polishes. For my Index and Pinkie I used Konad plate M77. I topped off my Pinkie and Middle Finger with some INM Northern Lights because I have a fetish and at least One nail per mani has to have it hahaha! 

I think it's pretty even though it's so simple. Don't forget to check out Sam and Rie's blogs to see their Movie nails!


Thanks for stopping by!
♥ Cristina

Sunday, October 16, 2011

31 Day Challenge! Day 7- Black and White

Hi loves and happy Sunday!

  Welcome to day 7 of the challenge. Today the list calls fro Black and White nails. I was really excited to get to work on this look. I love working with Black and White. It's just such a sophisticated and simple color scheme. Never fails! For today I just went with a random assortment of patterns and such... I had a lot of fun with this challenge :D!
  So there is quite a bit going on here lool! As my base colors I used Bettina Art Deco Onix, Zoya Purity and China Glaze Frosty. For the stamps I used Konad Plates M73 and M63, I also used Bundle Monster plate BM19. As for the stamping polishes I used Konad Black and White special polishes. On my index finger I water marbled with Onix and Frosty. On my thumb I have a base of Purity and my favorite franken (which was sent to me by an awesome gal) called Midnight's Master.

Wooo randomness!! :D!! Don't forget to check out Sam and Rie's blogs to see their Black and White nails!


Happy Sunday!!
♥ Cristina

Thursday, February 17, 2011

China Glaze Lightning Bolt Crackle

Hello ladies,

  Short and to the point today. I was really loving the Bettina polish I showed you guys yesterday so I decided to keep it for one more day but adding one of my new China Glaze Crackle to it.
  The effect turned out a bit Halloween but I really like this. For a white crackle this has pretty good coverage. Lightning Bolt has kind of a thick formula but it crackles pretty well. For this mani I did all 10 nails in a straight up and down brushstroke. I'm really loving these CG Crackle polishes so much!

Yay Crackle!
<3 Cristina

Colors:
Bettina Midnight
CG Lightning Bolt
TC: Seche Vite

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bettina Midnight

OMG do I looove this!

  At first glance I thought it wasn't going to be so awesome on the nail but man am I swallowing my words and fast. This is amazing! I didn't even want to stamp it ir decorate it any further.
  I know what you're thinking.. "This looks like Orly's Goth". Yes, however I love the glitter thats in Midnight much more. This has a very very fine micro Silver glitter packed in black creme base. Orly's glitter is a bit larger and in different sizes. The formula is amazing and well pigmented. I only needed Two coats to get full coverage and a nice pitch black shade. Dry time is very quick. The brush was similar to that on China Glaze so it was easy to work with. I am absolutely in love with this polish and the awesome sparkle it has. It really does look like a starry night sky. Lizy you are amazing! I hope you like what I sent you!

It's love! Need more Bettina in my life!
<3 Cristina

Color:
Bettina Midnight.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

China Glaze Frosty + Midnight Kiss

This is just amazing...

  Also, I cannot believe it's already December!!!

China Glaze Frosty
'Tis the Season to be naughty or Nice
Silvery, white goodness
 

  "Frosty" is a pearly White base with White and holographic micro glitter. This is an amazing polish. It is very opaque at two coats but at Three it was perfection for me. The formula on this is great, very easy to apply. I really love the finish of this polish, it's classy and beautiful. I love that it is not a bright white and that the finished product is not milky. If you are familiar with O.P.I's "Princesses Rule!", this would be like a White version of that. Just lovely.

Frosty + Midnight Kiss Ruffian
  Then as you can see I attempted a ruffian.... I need some practice. "Midnight Kiss" is a standard bright Gold foil finish polish. Application of this is amazing you could easily get away with one coat. That was all I needed for my Ruffian. The color combo is sooo amazing in person. I want to try this again sometime but with the addition of a third color maybe and hopefully it will turn out better. I cannot get over how amazing this collection is as a whole.

Thanks for reading :)
<3 Cristina

Colors:
CG Frosty
CG Midnight Kiss
Top Coat: INM Out the Door

Thursday, November 18, 2010

B & W Week: Scrolls and Lace

Hello pretties!

  I'm posting my last Two looks today because tomorrow is a special day for LTHP and I have a special mani planned for that so without further delay:

This one reminds me of the patterns I used on my for my wedding.
Simulated Lace.
  I really loved these two looks. The one with the little scrolls in particular. I really love stamping Black on White but it can be a real pain. When stamping Black on white wait a while before applying the top coat to prevent smudging, especially if using the Konad polishes.

  I'll see you lovelies tomorrow with a special post. Oh and if you have not yet, you should check out My Giveaway, and enter it! 

Thanks for reading :)
<3 Cristina

Colors:
OPI Black Onyx
CG White on White
Konad B & W Special Polishes
Plates: 
look 1: BM12, 21
look 2: M57

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

B & W Week: Urban Jungle


 This is my favorite look so far. Mostly because the stamping turned out so good for once! haha. 

<3 Cristina

Colors:
OPI Black Onyx
CG White on White
B & W Konad Stamping Polish
Plate: M57
Seche Vite Top coat

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

B & W Week: Harlequin Randomness


I'm kind of regreting the Red dots :( but I like the look overall.

<3 Cristina

Colors:
OPI Black Onyx
CG White on White
B & W Konad Stamping Polish
Plates: bm,11,16, 20
Seche Vite Top Coat

Monday, November 15, 2010

Black and White Week

Muffin is taking a break this week :)

  I've had this idea for a while of doing Black and White designs for a week. I really love these two colors together so why not dedicate a week to them?

That junk on my Pinkie is thanks to my Seche Brush.. :-\
   I have to mention this.. French Tip stamping is pretty hard. This was my first time using this type of stamp and as you can see I had some trouble :). I think these will get better as the week goes on. 

Thanks for Reading :)
<3 Cristina

Colors:
OPI Black Onyx
CG White on White  
Black and White Konad SP
Plate: BM17

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tickle my Ivories

I was feeling musical today...

  Besides nail polish, I am also obsessed with music and the piano. The second I saw this Konad plate I had to get it and do this design...

China Glaze White on White

 I really like the outcome of this idea... However I will say that working with a white base while doing stamping with black polish was a better idea on in my head. I had a hard time cleaning around the nails and Keeping the white base clean and white. The finished look is pretty good. I'm sure with more practice my stamping will be better :). I did get some compliments at work with this design which is nice!

Thanks for reading,
<3 Cristina

Base: CG White on White
Design: Konad Black SP
Plate: M73