Sunday, August 19, 2012

NYC Sidewalkers

Hey lovely readers! Hopefully you all had a fantastic weekend. I sat down in the living room this morning with every intention of painting my nails leisurely. Because I am a nail art newbie, it takes me a while to do my nails. I didn't think that would be a problem because it is Sunday and I had no plans. So I gathered my supplies and headed to the living room. As soon as I paint on my base color, my mother informs me that we are leaving to a party in a couple of hours. Yikes! I decided to go ahead with my manicure, and as a result, the final product is not even close to how I wanted it. Oh well, here it is anyway:

I started with my usual base coat-Essie fill the gap! I then added my base color which was Santee Plus in Baby Pink. It is a very soft and lovely pink. It was a bit on the thick side, but nothing that my thinner couldn't take care of. I then placed striping tape, trying to space them evenly (trying being the key word there lol). I then painted NYC Sidewalkers over the pink.Then, as accent nails, I tried (lol) to freehand some hearts using Sinful Colors Snow me White. Finally, I topped the whole thing off with a thick layer of Seche Vite. 

As you can see, it is far from perfect but I still loved it! I am consoling myself by thinking that if I had had more time, this would have probably turned out better lol. 

As always, I hope you enjoyed it and thanks for reading! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Georgio plus flakies plus matte top coat!

Hey all! Hope you are all doing just lovely. I meant to put this up days ago, but I've been a bit absent-minded lately. Oops. Anyway, remember this from my last post?

Base coat: Essie Fill the Gap
Base color: Sinful Colors Georgio
Flakies: Nubar 2010
Top coat: Seche Vite

Weeeellll, I decided that it needed something else after a couple of days so I added a matte topcoat (Essie Matte About You). I just love matte flakies!

As always, I hope you enjoyed it and thanks for reading!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Georgio plus flakies!

Hi all! Hope your week is going by smoothly and quickly :) I just received my Latina VoxBox from Influenster! It's so exciting! I will be reviewing these items in more detail in an upcoming post, but look at all the goodies:

Have you guys heard of Influenster? It's an awesome program that sends you free products to test and review. You should definitely check it out, it's free to join :)

Anyway, you might remember this mani from my last post: 

Well, as much as I loved the color, I got a little bored after a day or two lol. So I decided to add a little something:

Nubar 2010! (over Sinful Colors Georgio) 

Flakie heaven! I love this polish, it's like having fall on my fingertips :) 

As always, I hope you liked it and thanks for reading! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sinful Colors Georgio

Hello fabulous readers! How are you all doing? I've been spending a lot of quality time with this gorgeous girl here:

This is my beautiful niece Alexis. She is eight months old and is the absolute love of my life! Look at that can anyone not love that smile? Plus, she is obsessed with nail art and stares at my nails all the time! A girl after my own heart lol. 

Anyway, back to polish lol. I picked up a few polishes during the 99cent Sinful Colors sale at Walgreens. The first I tried out is Georgio, a gorgeous brown-ish red (or reddish brown lol) color: 

The two pictures above were taken indoors. This is the color that shows most often

Flash-this is the color you will see in direct sunlight

Isn't it gorgeous? The formula was fantastic and required almost no clean-up! Two easy coats for full opacity. I love darker colors like these :)

As always, I hope you enjoyed it and thank you for reading!