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

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Color Club Beyond the Mistletoe Holiday 2011 Press Release

Hi loves,

  Please enjoy the following Press Release from Color Club.

You Better Watch Out, Here Comes the Most Festive Manicure in Town

New York, NY – August 2011 - What makes us happy: mistletoe, Santa Claus, candy canes, sparkle, having the best manicure at the company Holiday party. From New York-based Color Club, the new Beyond the Mistletoe holiday collection—bright sparkly fine glitter nail polishes that are sure to dazzle everyone on your holiday list - naughty or nice - and even those who are not. From glittery turquoise to pink and gold—each color perfectly captures the holiday spirit. Seven formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, and paraben-free shades celebrate the holiday season with names including: Sugarplum Fairy, Beyond the Mistletoe, Holiday Splendor, Jingle Jangle, Candy Cane, and Gingerbread (as shown below left to right).

Ready for the most festive manicure in town? Beyond the Mistletoe, coming this Holiday, on

Sugar Plum Fairy, Beyond the Mistletoe, Holiday Splendor, Jingle Jangle, Candy Cane, Ginger Bread

Color Club is a nail polish brand developed by Forsythe Cosmetic Group.  Founded in 1979, the Forsythe Cosmetic Group is a New York-based cosmetic company widely regarded worldwide as a pioneer within the professional beauty industry. A global brand with products represented in more than 95 countries, Forsythe was one of the first companies to recognize and address the needs of the professional nail salon, a new phenomenon at the time. Rather quickly, the Forsythe name became synonymous with excellent, performance-proven products available in a diverse range of eye-catching shades. Today, more than three decades later, the Forsythe Cosmetic Group remains a vanguard in the beauty business by constantly introducing new concepts and elevating industry standards. Forsythe manufactures every product it offers, a practice that ensures superior color-matching quality control and the ability to respond quickly to consumer demands for the latest and most exciting trends in nail color, nail treatments and lip color. Color Club products are available at


Exciting stuff!!! I've seen preview pics of these and they look soo amazing!!
♥ Cristina

Bettina Art Deco Collection Swatches

Hi hello!

  Today I have swatches of Bettina's Art Deco Collection. This is an older group. I'm not really sure when it came out or for what season but it has some of my favorite colors ever. All of the colors are vibrant, bold and totally awesome!! 

Just a reminder for Bettina purchases!!! Lovelies wanting information on pricing, shipping and purchasing Bettina polishes please shoot an email to (Rosama Distributors-authorized distributors Bettina cosmetics)

I could only fit Four in my collage :( loool... Nice sneak peak right?!
Aqua. This is a bit Greener in person but this is sooooo AMAZING. Everyone needs to see this in person. It's not neon but it is extremely vibrant and Summery and just beautiful. This one is a Two coater.

Orange. This one is an amazing Red based Orange creme/jelly. I flipping love this color. It's like Florida on my nails. Three coater.

Green. The most amazing, shiniest creme/jelly Green ever. It's not quite as Yellow as my picture makes it seem. It's a very "Old San Juan" (Puerto Rico reference, Google it :) building type of Green. Three coater. Lovee!!! 

Yellow. One of my favorite Yellow cremes ever It's the perfect True Yellow. I love this color. It's so bright and cheery. Three coater.

Purple. Lovely, medium toned Red based Purple. Freaking love this as well. Purple. Creme. Perfection.

Brown. True Brown creme. This one is a one coater. ONE COAT! Amazing formula. Great for stamping as well.

  My final thoughts on this collection is that EVERY SINGLE COLOR is AMAZING. They are all vibrant, clean and cheery. The formulas on every single color is amazing. Even though some are Three coaters they dry very fast and they glide on so perfectly smooth. They all dry so shiny all of these pics were taken without a top coat. My top picks are Yellow, Aqua and Orange. Total Must haves!!!

Which are you loving?
♥ Cristina

Monday, August 8, 2011

Muffin Monday!! China Glaze Electric Pineapple

Happy Muffin Monday!!!

   And I'm running late... Yet again... Buuut! Here is Muffin with her pick for the day!

 I had been really wanting to wear this color again since I had first reviewed it. It's just an awesome "on the verge" of neon Yellow with some Green tones in it. I really just love this. The formula on this color is just a bit temperamental but not terrible. This is Three coats of color and no top coat. I had all kinds of grandiose ideas for this color but when I was done it just did not look good so I won't even show you guys that fail lool.
And there you have my simple Muffin Monday mani! 
♥♥ Cristina

(**Product sent for review**)