Monday, January 2, 2012

Muffin Monday!! Pure Ice Rio

Hi again loves!!

  As promised I am back with a super late Muffin Monday post. I think it is so cute and awesome that you guys ask about Muffin when she is out for some time :D. She just celebrated her 6th B-day last Monday and is laying right by my side as I type this. She really gave me a hard time with this pick... As she would not pick one loool! And when she would pick something, I was not fast enough with the camera... So finally I just made a little pile on the floor and sat her in the middle and this is what I got...
Close enough lool...

 Pure Ice Rio
I kept it really simple because it is late and I am tired and feeling lazy.. Plus Rio is really beautiful on its own and I didn't want to "clutter" it. I used one of my new Red Angel plates. I was really curious about the half- moon stamps that are a part of this set. I believe it is plate RA110. It is a really smart concept and I really like the idea of these half moon stamps. The look is really cute and simple to achieve.

This is Rio on its own. I used Three coats. This color applies really well and dries really fast. I am a fan of Pure Ice polishes. They have some really pretty colors and they are super inexpensive. This one is one of my faves. It's an awesome magenta pink jelly base with a soft Purple microshimmer. 
I hope you like this simple but cute look!

Thanks for stopping by!
♥ Cristina

Evolution of a Mani with China Glaze Celtic Sun and my New Nubs- A Must Read

Good morning loves!!

  So, here's the dealio... I usually work on Muffin Mondays on Sundays..... Well Saturday night became extremely eventful when womanly things lined up just right not 26 minutes into the new year... Needless to say I feel like crap and I am in a lot of pain and the last thing on my mind is doing my nails. I decided to do a live Muffin Monday so I will be back later with a Muffin post. In the meantime please enjoy this awesome and totally accidental mani... It's a funny story...
 So it all started with me really wanting to try Celtic Sun. Which is a freaking awesome neon highlighter Yellow. I just got it recently at Sally's. It's an older color but it's still totally awesome and new to me. My camera will never do neons justice.... I started with a base of Two coats of Julep's Holly , which is a light White with just a touch of Pink and it has a pearly shimmer. This color turned out to be a perfect base for this neon Yellow. I then layered Two effortless coats of Celtic Sun over the Julep, topped it off with some SV and it was awesome... Also... Thoughts on my new nubbies? I'm kind of enjoying them....

So then I decided that I wanted some totally Rock 'n' Roll nails and the checker stamp I just got was the perfect choice so I did just on my Ring finger as a cute and chic accent nail. Total love for this look. So I was pretty sure this would be the final look for the night and I was just rocking out with the hubs celebrating New Year's eve when suddenly...
The plate is SE22 and I used Konad Black Special Polish
  I totally jacked up my pinkie nail!!!!!!! Apparently it had not fully dried... So I re- did it and not 10 seconds after applying my top coat (literally) on the newly painted pinkie I jacked it up AGAIN! So I decided I was not going to re-do it a Third time...

   What did I do? Glitter will cover ALL our sins loool!!! I added a coat of my new favorite layering glitter that I found at Charlotte Russe and the pinkie was good as new. And then I was thinking my hand was looking uneven so I did on my Index finger as well... BUT THEN.. I thought my Middle and Thumb nails were looking out of place being naked so I added some awesome star stamps from Bundle Monster plate BM05. And voila! A whole awesome and accidental look was born! I wish this looked as awesome bright as they do in person...
The contrast of the Black against the neon Yellow is just so much fun!! And also I am freaking LOVING this checkered stamp! Ladies!! Salon Express kits at CVS "As Seen on TV" section. It was only $10 and it comes with this plate that has the checkered stamp.

And this was THE final look of the night. I am so in love with this look. It's fun and edgy and I am so shocked at how much I love this shade of neon Yellow. I also love how the CR glitter looks over this bold shade. It is just the perfect contrast.

Thanks for stopping ladies and see you later!!!
♥ Cristina

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Bringing in the New Year in Butter London Jaffa

Good Morning!!!!!! And to those of you hungover *whispers* Good Morning.....

**NOTE** Yesterday I broke my middle nail on my photographing hand. As a result I decided to start the year off fresh since I had a broken nail on my other hand as well and cut all 10 nails down to nubbins. THIS is what they look like now :D. I kinda like them :D. I will have a post about this look soon.

  I hope everyone had a safe and happy NYE. I had an awesome night just chillin' with the hubs. Today's  post is my very first ever butter LONDON polish and I am loving it! I know Orange isn't the color one normally thinks of when it's cold and gloomy out in a lot of places, but this baby will brighten any one's day. So, I'm thinking now... That I need some more BL's in my life after trying this awesome Orange beauty!

butter LONDON Jaffa
Isn't this the yummiest looking color you've ever seen? I love this shade of Orange. It is like an Orange popsicle melted on my nails. The formula on Jaffa is AMAZING! It is somewhere between a creme and a jelly which gives this color a perfect, juicy and shiny look. The brush on these is amazing and it glides so smoothly and perfect. Jaffa requires Three coats for full opacity but it is the easiest Three coats you will ever apply. A Jaffa, BTW is a type of seedless Orange. How fitting right?!

Just for fun here is a shot of Truffle, who likes to think of my ligh spot as her own personal sunning place. She will literally shove me out of the way when I am taking pictures just to lay there and look back at me like "look mommy, I'm so cute". She was talking to Mr. LTHP :D.
I'm hoping 2012 is a great year for my family and I and everyone out there. I am so excited to see what this year brings. Hopefully more amazing colors like Jaffa.

Have a great day loves!
♥ Cristina

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Zoya True and Fleck Effects Collection Previews

Hi loves!!

  Please enjoy the following Press Releases from Zoya!

2012 SPRING NAIL COLOR by ZOYA
TRUE
HONESTLY, BEAUTIFUL COLOR
A fresh bloom of dewy color. Inspired by the runway looks of top designers
this collection features slightly muted and unexpected spring shades in six easy to wear,
full-coverage creams and metallics.

·           Cho (ZP585): Full coverage, vanilla shimmer metallic
·           Farah (ZP586): Full coverage, latte beige cream
·           Bevin (ZP587): Full coverage, pale sage green cream
·           Skylar (ZP588): Full coverage, silvered slate blue metallic
·           Tru (ZP589): Full coverage, gilded purple orchid metallic
·           Lotus (ZP590): Full coverage, light lotus purple metallic

and
FLECK EFFECT
MYLAR FLECK TOPCOATS
Zoya Nail Polish presents - three new mylar fleck glazes that can be worn alone or layered
over the new ZOYA TRUE collection colors for a unique and beautiful nail look!


OMG!! How exciting!!! I seriously cannot wait to see these beauties in person!
♥ Cristina
·           Maisie (ZP582): Blue tint with mylar green fleck effect
·           Opal (ZP583): Green tint with mylar green fleck effect
·           Chloe (ZP584): Pink tint with mylar green and gold fleck effect


Zoya is the new color of fashion...
Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are free of harmful industrial
chemicals like toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Sug. Retail $8.00 per 0.5 fl.oz. bottle (US)
Available January 13, 2012

Find Zoya TRUE & FLECK EFFECT as well as over 300 other ultra high-fashion Zoya shades at www.zoya.com.
As always, each and every Zoya color is made for women so we name them after women.

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Yaaay!! More flakies!!! And tinted flakies!! <3<3!! I am so excited about these Two collections. Zoya's Spring Collections are just epic!!
♥ Cristina