Showing posts with label Colorama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Colorama. 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

Friday, September 16, 2011

Maybelline Colorama Cocoa Motion

Hi loves!!

  Today I have an oldie! Like so many of us I was addicted to Coloramas. I remember buying them up like they were little candies haha. I loved/ love the little bottle and the little gnome hat caps :). They had the cutest color range and great formulas. Well, I was visiting with my mama the other day and we were going through some of my stuff that was still at my parents house and we found this little gem hiding and in perfect condition so I had to show you guys!
Cocoa Motion is a deep Maroon shimmer with rich Chocolaty undertones. It's a very pretty, classic color. Not something I would normally go for so I was surprised to find it in a hidden stash lol. Apparently at some point in my life I was actually attracted to Brown tones. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike the color, it's just not something I would go for currently. The formula on this was still spot on even though it had been stashed probably since like 2006. Two effortless coats :).

Don't you guys just love finding hidden treasure?
♥ Cristina

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Maybelline Colorama Swatches and I won!!

Yay! Remember Coloramas?

But First! I want to thank everyone who took the time to vote for my entry in the Bundle Monster Facebook contest! I was one of the winners! I placed 6th!!! (WOW!) I am super excited because I never win anything and you guys made it happen for me so it means a lot!! Thank you everyone!

  I remember buying Coloramas soo much back in like 2005 or 2006. Back when I only had a few bottle of polish and actually used them up until they were gone. I have a soft spot for Coloramas. On my wedding day I remember ruining one of my nails and it was an old Colorama that my mom had saved that saved my wedding day mani. Stephanie from Imperfectly Painted sent me these Four pretties and I am so happy to have some Coloramas in my collection again.

First is the pretty Coral Reef. I am almost certain I've had this color before. I think this may have been my very first venture into bright colorful polishes. So this is pretty self explanatory lol. It is a pretty Coral-y Pink with a great creamy formula. This is two coats.

 Up next is Fuchsia Fiesta. This one is a pretty bright Pink with a slight Purple Flash throughout. This one also had a great, Two coat formula.

 This is Emerald Frost. The name really throws me off for this one. 1. It's not actually frosty at all, just very sparkly and shimmery. 2. It's not Green lol! This is a light Blue shimmer with some slight Seafoam undertones and lots of Holo Sparkles. This one needed Three coats.

 Hello Cupid's Wing. This one is a White creme with lots of Silvery Sparkle. This one is really pretty and makes me think of Christmas time. The formula was slightly thick but not terrible. For this swatch I used Two coats of color.

 And just for fun here is a swatch of Pure Ice Splash, also a gift from Stephanie. This one is a light Dusty Sky Blue foil with a somewhat sheer formula. This one took Four coats for full opacity. I still really like this color. Great for Summer!

Did you guys partake in the Coloramas? I miss them They always had the cutest colors and they were so cheap. I remember I looved these little Colorama bottles and I'd find myself buying them because the bottles were so darn cute lol. I still kind of do that. Do any of you guys do that too?

What old school polishes do you miss?
<3 Cristina