Showing posts with label Series. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Series. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pink Wednesday!! My Best Friend's Wedding Series Edition

Happy Pink Wednesday!!

  Today I have a special edition of Pink Wednesday for you guys. I was feeling "inspired" by one of my previous designs but I tweaked it and improved on it and now this is one of my favorite designs ever.
[HERE] You can see the original look that inspired this version. I just love it soo much! So what I did for this version: I inverted the color of the dots and the bow  and added rhinestones to the bows for a little flash and bling. As my base color I used one of my favorite Pinks ever Sinful's Forget Now. . Then for some extra sparkle I added a top coat of INM Northern Lights. Dots plate: BM19, Bow Plate: Konad M59.

Here is a swatch of the amazing Forget Now. It's a lovely Fuchsia Pink glassfleck shimmer. For this mani I used Three thin coats of color. 
For the next few designs I'm going to be doing some more traditional bridal designs. I have a few very soft and delicate ideas floating around in my head that should turn out pretty (I hope). 

What is on your tips today?
♥ Cristina

Sunday, July 3, 2011

My Best Friend's Wedding Series: Part 3


  Today I have another design idea to add to my [series] of manis dedicated to my best friends wedding. For this look I tried something I had never tried before. A half moon mani. I like how this turned out but it is definetely a look I would have to practice several times in order to get it to look as crisp as I would like.
For the half moon mani I followed [THIS] tutorial by PlasmaSpeedo. It made the process very simple and I really like the end result. I had a mishap with the bow stamp because I was using the Silver chrome pen by Sally Hansen. Those dry insanely fast and the design didn't transfer properly. The polka dot stamp is from plate BM19 and I used Konad Black special polish. The White is Zoya's Purity and the color I'm holding and on my tips is Essie's Jam 'n' Jelly, which I recently featured. I also think in the future if I retry this design I may do a different configuration of the colors or do a Black glitter stripe instead of Silver. This is not as crisp as I would like it to be but with practice I think this look could be a real winner. From a distance it looks amazing!

Happy Sunday!
<3 Cristina

Saturday, June 11, 2011

My Best Friend's Wedding Series: Part 2

Hi hello!

  Today I have another mani to add to my series of manis for the bestie's wedding. This one is pretty edgy. These I did with the Bridesmaids in mind. I think it would be cool for all the girls to have nails in the same color scheme but different designs for each girl.  These I am going to call "Tux Nails". I love the contrast between the Silver and Black sponging. 

For the sponging I used Zoya Raven and  Trixie. As my base I have Zoya Snow White and Dana. I really loved this alone. Zoya's Snow White is an amazing smooth White creme. This is Three coats of SW and Two coats of Dana. I will be focusing on Dana for my nails probably because my shoes for the wedding are pretty darn close to Dana. This is pre- top coat.
And there you have my Second idea for nail looks. I'm already working on ideas for the next one. I have so many variations of her colors and so many ideas for patterns and such I have to get the simpler ones out of the way first ;). But I will say, while simple, this does make a statement.

Thanks for stopping by :)
<3 Cristina

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Best Friend's Wedding Series: Pt. 1

Hi my lovely gals (and boys too :),

  I was re-organizing my stash recently and came across NOPI's Take a Stand. An awesome color that made it to my collection thanks to my awesome Mr. LTHP. Well I was sitting there with the funky bottle in my hand and loving the Fuchsia tone of it so much and this idea just hit me for my Besties Wedding nails series. You guys may remember me mentioning that I would be doing her nails on that day as well as the rest of the bridal party so I have two designs to come up with. I also have to convince her that CG For Audrey just HAS to be her pedi color.
  Anyhow, she has the best color palette to work with. Black, White, Fuchsia and hints of Silver. Her pattern is polka dots and her accents are bows! How cute is all that? She is going for a mix of traditional and edgy. Some of you may have seen my awesome polka dotted dress and pink heels I'll be wearing as her maid of honor on Twitter. So for this design I went pretty edgy. This could be the brides nails if she's feeling playful of the bridesmaids.
For this first mani in the series I used Take a Stand as my base and stamped polka dots with O.P.I Black Onyx (wanted to used Konad SP Black but it's such a pain to clean up sometimes and I didn't want to ruin this mani) from plate BM19 out of the original BM set. I find that this is also less "severe". Then I added bows in Konad SP White to my Ring Finger and Thumbs from Konad plate M59. I think a Pink or Black rhinestone would also be cute in the center of the bows for this.

For fun here is some swatches of NOPI Take a Stand. I looooove this color so much!
I really ended up loving this look. I would wear this any day lol. I'm going to be doing a lot of designs for this so I hope you are up to the task of picking my dear sister!! haha! But, I am so excited!! I'll be working on some traditional nails, some edgy, some girly, some simple and all that jazz. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy Saturday!!
<3 Cristina