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Hi everyone, thanks for visiting and viewing my site... I created this blog for one particular reason... and that is "To express my affection for nail art design".. Anyway, I'm a nail art and nail polish fanatic... I'm fond of travelling, drawing, and handcrafting fashion accessories for my family and friends... I love gadgets... I'm also into digital photography and my favorite subject is my nail art designs, and of course my very cute, extremely photogenic, and genetically gifted kid. All comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance to all those who will visit my blog... P.S. Thank you for taking time to visit my site, and appreciating my designs... but please (if ever you will use my photos for whatever purpose, please inform me first...). All my posts are my original designs. Each design takes a lot of time, effort, and thinking... I'm sure all those who are into these stuff knows what I'm saying... Thanks again... GOD BLESS...
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Thank you very much.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Say Hello to Summer

Hi girls! Hope you are all doing great I miss updating my blog.. It's been 2 weeks if I'm not mistaken. I received a summer collection from Caronia Ph. Included are 6 colors of nail polish ( 2 frosted and 4 regular finished ). Caronia is one of the first nail polish manufacturer here in the Philippines, one of my favorite local brand.. So let me start with
"Sun Kissed" A pumpkin orange shade, which has a medium orange hue, proper balance of red, and has a light touch of yellow. It's a must have this summer! 2 coats and it's done! I used XIUYA 01 image plate. This was my friend's birthday present to me.. Thanks Jamie! She is one of my nicest friend. I love her! btw you can visit her blog HERE! It's a really good to read blog

"Sweet Surprise" A perfect yellow shade, love it! I applied 3 coats for full coverage but 2 coats is enough. it is thick for a frosted nail polish... You can combine any color with this color. So I decided to do a WM. This is only the 4th time I attempted to do water marble technique, inspired by my friend mia. she did a marble-lous water marble design, check her instagram...surely you will like it ( @NAILSBYMIAWRRR)

"On The Go" A pine green color and has a hint of blue shade, average dark green...Very unique.. 2 coats, opaque! I love this color. I did double stamping design, image plate from bornpretty BP- L007 and I put some rhinestones.. Love the outcome!

 "First Crush"
Iris a purple shade to be exact. I love this color, 2 coats and that's it! I also love the stamp design I used for this. White and pink flower also from Jamie (XIUYA 12) Thank you
 "Rainbow Tan"
At first, I thought this one would not suit my skin complexion. I don't usually wear nude shades not because I don't like it, but I prefer bright and lively colors more. I applied 3 coats for this, it has tiny shimmering glitters. It is simply elegant.. I used bornpretty BP - L004 image plate for this design...
Last but not the least..
 "Summer Fling"
Is a deep pink creme color, I did two coats, they're very opaque, I definitely like this one . I love it! In my design, I used Fab Ur Nails FUN 14 image plate ( advanced stamping technique )

Hope you like them guys!


Pros: Opaque Didn't easily chip Affordable Easy to apply
Cons: Some of them leave stains in nails..

And here are some of my late post using caronia nail polish I did last December










Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Born Pretty Image Plate

Hi guys! Sorry for being mia for a while... I've been busy because my son Jaem just finished their final exam..It's just now that I was able to find some time to write and make a product review for the items that I received from BORNPRETTY.. I stamped swatches on a bond paper and also tried them on my nails.. I love the outcome. The image plates are perfectly engraved I have no problem picking up the design..They also have different design to choose from, the rectangular image plate includes 18-21 assorted designs.. There are full designs and also small designs that are good for layering.. The round image plate have a nautical theme and is one of my favorite.. Actually, I love them all...

Born Pretty Image plate
* perfectly engraved * has unique assorted designs to choose from * has hard plastic board, to protect hands from sharp edges. * affordable

 "Kaleidoscope"
On my nails, I used BP-L004 image plate "kaleidoscope". I really like the design that I made on my nails...I got lots of compliments.. For the base coat, I used sponge technique then stamped it with different special polish to produce a kaleidoscope design...

 "Perfect Nautical"
I also did a nautical theme design... I think it is perfect for beach lovers and under the sea enthusiasts.. I used BP-33 nail art stamping plate from bornpretty.

And last but not the least, " Vintage Damask " I love blue and white combinations. Eye refreshing and best fit for jeans and short pants.. Just love it! I used BP-L 007 image plate

Vintage Damask Nail Art Stamp Template Image Plate BORN PRETTY BP-L007 12.5 x 6.5cm  USD $4.49


Flowers & Leaves Nail Art Stamp Template Image Plate BORN PRETTY BP-L001 12.5 x 6.5cm 

USD $5.99


Kaleidoscope Designs Nail Art Stamp Template Image Plate BORN PRETTY BP-L004 12.5 x 6.5cm USD $4.49


 

Sailors & Sea Sailing Theme Nail Art Stamp Template Image Plate BORN PRETTY BP33  USD $2.99



Monday, December 15, 2014

BLING NAILS

Hi guys, it has been a while since my last update.. I've been busy this past month. I celebrated my birthday in hong kong last November together with my relatives. And this month is the 3rd periodical exam of my son Jaem before their Christmas break..
Anyway.. Last week, I received a package from BORNPRETTY..


12Pcs/Box Nail Art Decoration Wheel Dazzling Opal Crystal Design (Random Pattern) $12.23 usd




First, I tried the QA88 nail art image plate, I really like the paisley design. I have no problem taking the design from the plate because of the clear and smooth engrave. I used some of the studs that I also received for the ornamentation. I really love them... :)
The clean up brush has good bristles that you can also use for onestroke..









 Here is how I clean my cuticle using the clean up brush.
You have to dip the nail art brush in acetone, and swipe the thin brush over the cuticle area to remove any nail polish and provide a clean and professional-looking finish for home manicures.


                          240Pcs/Box Mixed Blue Round Rhinestone - $3.28 usd 



Don't forget to visit their site HERE..
Avail a 10% discount by using my code SZL91
Thank you very much!

Hope you like them!


Friday, August 8, 2014

Caronia "Blue Moon Collection" (swatches and nail art)

Hi Guys,
Last week I received a new "BLUE MOON" caronia collection with a blue shawl included in the package!
( perfect for cold weather ) I wasn't able to post it because of my busy sched... I really love the collection eventhough I'm not a fan of frosted nail polish, this one is perfect.. The color is perfect for my skin complexion.. 

Here's what I recieved..
Caronia nail polish is a non toxic "big 3 free polish"
No Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, and Formaldehyde...


CHASSE - regular navy blue polish, the formula was good, 2 coats and its done.. Application is nice.. so easy to use..



AVANT - it's kind of a seagreen or darkgreen in color, very glossy with micro glitz i love it.. Good coverage with just 2 coats of application..
BOURREE - really suits my complexion.. love the color, metallic orangered. this color needs 2 coats of application.. Love it!



I added some stamp using pueen "encore" image plate.. I used seche vite for top coat! Hope you like them!!
Have a nice day!! Happy weekend everyone!!!

Conclusion: 4/5