Wednesday, October 26, 2011

31 Day Challenge! Day 17- Glitter (Swatchy-Spam)

Hi loves!!

  Today the challenge task is Glitter! I was going to do a "look" for this day but I decided instead to do some swatchy spam because these colors had been sitting on my table for some time and I REALLY wanted to swatch them. I had intended for this post to be huge and full of glitter swatches but the skin on my hands was flaking and I had to stop at Four colors :(:(.
This is the amazing Blue Mosaic by Revlon. This pretty is made up of small light Blue glitter and larger hex glitters in Blue, Green and Silver. The glitter is suspended in a clear base. For the pictures I did Three coats and it was pretty close to full coverage but this would do really well layered as well.

 I'm interested in seeing how this compares to O.P.I's Gone Gonzo.

Starry Pink. A soft, milky light Pink base packed full of small round Silver glitter and larger Silver hex glitters. This is really beautiful and delicate, girly.. Just dreamy. This is also a Three coater but it dries fast. This really applied great.

I need this on my toes soon!

Facets of Fuchsia. Yaaaaay for dupes of expensive polishes!! This one is a Black jelly base packed full of small and larger Hex Purple glitters. This one is also a Three coater and applies really well. I had issues getting it to wrap around the tips of my nails so I think I will be layering this over a Black creme next time I rock it...

Deborah Lippmann, eat your heart out!

And finally is Glamrock from Nina Ultra Pro. This is my one and only Nina and I'm really happy with it. This one is a dark Grey jelly base uber packed of small Silver glitter and larger round Silver glitters. It was pretty opaque and even at Two coats but I added a Third thin coat just to give it a little extra sparkle. Once it's built up it looks Black with Silver bits and it's totally amazing. I can't complain at all. It's a super dense glitter and pretty unique. 

And there you have my glittery spamalamadingdong! Don't forget to check out Sam and Rie's blogs to see their Glitter nails!

Have a sparkly day!!
♥ Cristina

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Upcoming Bettina Collections!!

Hi guys!!

  So I saw these promo pics on Bettina's Facebook and I had to share with you guys!! I don't have really any info on release dates and such but I'm so excited about all of these!!!
Above is the Disco Collection!! OMG OMG OMG!! I die.... I realy can't wait to see these in person because Bettina's Metallic shimmers are AMAZING!!!! Also these are Limited Edition. "Our Disco Collection brings back the fun of the '70's when sparkle flash were all the rage. It's a unique collection made up of intense and bright colors. The fun is made up of color shifting glassflecks in these amazing colors that change depending on the angle you look at your nails."

I don't know a whole lot of this collection but I'm excited from looking at this promo pic. I love that they are doing different finishes.

These will be out early next year I believe. They are an extension to their classic colors and so freaking pretty.

  So like I said I don't really have any specifics on these collections but I am so excited non the less.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)

I'm so excited to see these beauties in person!!
♥ Cristina

31 Day Challenge! Day 16- Tribal Print Nails

Hi loves!

  Ok so I was dreading today's challenge. I just don't care for the Tribal trend... not in nails, not in clothes and not in accessories. I find the trend dated, busy and garish.. It's just not my thing loool... Can you guys tell? That being said, I threw my temper tantrum about it and then went on to settle on stamping since I can't freehand for sh*t. The results are not as bad as I had envisioned and I could see me wearing a design like this again, perhaps in a different color scheme.
 So this is MY take on tribal. The simpler the better IMHO. For this I started with Two coats of Bettina's #193. Then using Bundle Monster plate BM204 and Konad Black Special Polish I stamped on the Black design on my nails. I finished it off with some Golden dots in Bettina's Celebrate. For the White dots I used China Glaze White on White. All in all.. I'm pretty happy with the end result...

Thanks for putting up with my whining today... Don't forget to check out Sam and Rie's blogs to see their Tribal nails!

Monday, October 24, 2011

31 Day Challenge! Day 15- Delicate Print Nails

Hi Guys!!!

  Ugh... Monday.... That could explain why I just wasn't feeling this challenge task at all... Shall we get on with it?
 I wanted to play with bold and delicate.. Well, that, and Phoebe stained the crap out of my nails so I had to go for a very pigmented and full coverage color that wouldn't need more than Two coats because I was finding my patience running thin with this particular task. "Delicate Nails" are just not my thing. For this look I started with Two coats of SpaRitual Running with Wolves and using Bundle Monster plate BM201 and Zoya's Austine I stamped this swirly and pretty design on. All topped off with a coat of SV.

And there you have it! It's a Monday and I am just not feeling it today.... lol... Hopefully Sam and Rie are having a better Monday than me :)... Don't forget to check out Sam and Rie's blogs to see their Delicate nails!

Ok, see you guys maybe later... but definitely tomorrow (which I am also dreading!!)
♥ Cristina

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