Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pink Wednesday!! Pink Bettina Sponged Gadient

Happy Pink Wednesday!

  Today I have a simple Pink gradient using all Bettina colors. I am kinda really happy to be back to my old angle of photos!
 For this look I started with a base of Two coats of #190. I wanted to do something a little different by doing the gradient with the lighter colors layered over the darker ones. I sponged with Cotton Candy and then the very tips were sponged in Marshmallow. I then topped the whole thing with one coat of Orion for a sparkly blend of the colors.

 Here is a swatch of my base color #190. This color has one of the best formulas I have ever used. I really love this Magenta shade of Pink. This was two very easy coats.
And 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)

What is on your tips today?
♥ Cristina

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

China Glaze Brownstone + Midtown Magic Sponged Gradient

Hi loves!

  Today I have a really different combo. I don't usually rock the browns but today I was feeling adventurous. Also, today is the last day with this style of picture. My nub has grown out enough to go back to my straight on shot. I miss it and it really shows the detail of the designs better. Maybe I'll do a mix of both styles of photos who knows... Ugh I'm being so fickle about this lol. I think I'm just going to stick to my old style. A lot of you expressed your missing of the old style and I miss it too!!!

 So for this simple look I did Two coats of Brownstone as my base and then I sponged the tips with Midtown Magic. The contrast is very subtle but the sparkle on the tips really made this a rich look.

Here is a swatch of Brownstone. This is such an odd color. It's Brown, it's Red... It's Maroon? It's a creme and it applies really well. I don't know how often I will wear this because Brown and I ... We just don't mesh well. I think this is one of the more interesting Browns released this Fall.
That is it for today :). Short and Sweet! Oh! Have you entered my giveaway yet?
♥ Cristina

(**CG Brownstone sent for review**)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Muffin Monday!! China Glaze Papaya Punch- Kitteh Pics and my First Freehand Nail Art!!

Happy Muffin Monday!!!

  Muffin missed you guys last week!! Anyways I am so glad to be on time this week!! Yaay!! Today I have a Kitty- full post!!
  She was so smitten with the color that she played with the bottle for like 10 minutes lool!  She would rub herself all over it and paw at it.. It was SOOOO CUTE!!!

She picked one of my favorite releases from this Summer, Papaya Punch. This color was also my first venture into Orange nail polish. OHH AND.. ANDDDD... I did freehand for the first time ever for this post. It was so much fun!
Fiyah!!!!!! For the flames I used CG Solar Power and  Phat Santa. I did the flames just using a small detail brush. I found this brush pack at Wal Mart in the craft section and they were perfect.

Here is a re-swatch of Papaya Punch. Almost neon, candy corn Orange. This is Two coats. I really love this color!

 And because it's been a while here is a picture of my princess Truffle. She likes to keep me company in the polish room. Whenever I am taking my pictures she always lays right by my side. Sometimes she even gets in the way lol. Muffin likes to hang out with Mr. LTHP in his office and Truffle likes to hang out with me in mine :).
Happy Kitty Monday!!!
♥ Cristina

(**Some of the products featured in this post were sent to me by CG PR**)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

China Glaze Urban Night

Hi loves!!

  Today I have a simple mani. I went back to one of my favorite combinations. Purple and Graphite. Since I am rocking the shorties this colo really was singing to me. You guys know how much I love vampy or darker shades when my nails are short. IDK why that is but I just love the look of short, dark nails.
So I kept it super simple and just went with one of my all time favorite stamps from the old Bundle Monster set, plate BM20. For the stamping I used CG Avalanche. I kept that color with the purpose of stamping only becuse I hate how frosty it is.. BUT it works, and looks amazing when used for stamping.

And this is Urban Night all on it's own. It's a pretty, Plummy Purple creme. Nothing terribly unique. Well, it is actually unique in my collection. But you guys know what I mean right.. Anywho, I like it and it is a great Fall color. It is flattering and Purple so a lot of people will be able to pull this pretty off. It's a great classic, core color to have. I don't know how it compares to any of the other Purple cremes released this Fall.
What are your thoughts on Urban Night?
♥ Cristina

(**CG Urban Night sent for review**)