Thursday, November 21, 2013

New: HD and BuNa Stamping Plates

Hello dear readers:

If you are stamping plate fanatic like me and you have tried my previous HD A-D plates, then I hope you all will be excited to know that I just released HD plates E & F which features mostly Christmas designs and a few for Thanksgiving and New Year. Also, I'm thrilled to show you my new stamping plate series BuNa. BuNa plates A & B feature non-holiday related designs. Perfect for your everyday nail art needs ;)

Without further ado,here are the images and pictures of these 4 new plates:
(Scroll down for details and ordering info)

(All pictures can be enlarged)
BuNa A & B
 HD E & F

Plates are available for purchase now
*Please note this is a pre-order. I am expecting to get the plate shipment on my hands by Nov. 29th and I will start packaging and shipping your orders by then.
You can purchase through my online store: or directly through this link:
The price for each plate is 17.99 USD and free worldwide shipping on these plates.
The size of the plates is 14.5cmx9.5cm and the full nail patterns measure 2.5cmx2cm. All patterns and designs are sized to fit on both, short or long nails.


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Thursday, November 14, 2013

China Glaze - When Stars Collide

Hello dear readers!

Today, I'm going to show you swatches of China Glaze - When Stars Collide. I wore this color last month but couldn't post it because I wanted to post Halloween manicures... so here it is.

 When Stars Collide is a maroon color holographic nail polish. It was part of the China Glaze Hologlam collection.

Here you can see the holographic shine. The holo effect is not as strong as on previous collections but I like the subtle metallic finish.

I experienced a bit of difficulty in application such as bald spots and dragging when I applied a 2nd coat. Not too bad but still, not a perfect application.
Here I posted swatches for CG Strap on your Moonboots, another nail polish from the hologlam collection.

What do you think of this nail polish?
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

2x1 Día de Muertos Nail Art

Hello dear readers!

Today I will be showing you two different Día de muertos (Day of the dead) nail art in the same post ;)
I wanted to try a more traditional one and a simpler one, but with a similar theme.

More detailed pictures and details below....

As I wrote on my día de muertos post from last year, Nov. 1st (children) and Nov. 2nd (adults) are days for Mexicans to remember our loved ones who are no longer with us. We prepare an altar with elements such as fruits, food, and other elements that are supposed to guide the spirit of our loved one to us and then back to the afterlife.
(A  traditional día de muertos altar)

Now, this theme translated to nail art...

*I added the dead lovers as the center of this nail art as a symbol of love after death. 
Absence does not mean forgetting.
There will always be a very special place in our hearts for those who have gone before us.

For this manicure, I started with China Glaze - Howl you Doin' as the base. Then, I stamped the lover's skeletons, papel picado (cut paper) pattern, crosses and candles from HD C and HD D plates.
I painted the skeletons using the stamping decal technique.
On my thumb, I applied a combination of stamping sugar skulls and added flower stickers for extra decoration.
*In Mexico, calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls) are given as a treat for this celebration or as part of the altar. When given to a friend or relative, the name of the receiver is usually written on the skulls forehead. 

Now, the 2nd nail art theme is death as part of life itself.
It is a fact that many people don't like to think about because it may sound gruesome or sad.
The day we are born, we have started a journey that will finish with death.

A part of a dancing skeleton stamped on my nail...
The skeleton is probably mocking us, saying "Cómo me ves, te verás"
(The way you see me now, sooner or later you will look like me).

I hope you liked any of these two nail art that I made for this very special post.
I had to take some time to write something meaningful for this day because this festivity is very close to my heart. So, if you took your time to read through this post, I hope you've learned a little bit about día de muertos.

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