Purple Heart Explosion

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hola amigos!

Here I have another mani I did using the plastic bag method... also known as The Saran wrap method.  I hope you like it!

Purple Heart Explosion:

Ingredients Used:

1.  Base Coat:  Rimmel Wild Orchid
2.  Rimmel Posh Pink
3.  Rimmel Violet Metal
4.  Rimmel Gold Silk
5.  Bundle Monster Plate 317
6.  Sinful Colors Black on Black
7.  Top Coat:  Seche Vite


Groovy Neon Mani

Monday, January 14, 2013

Hola amigos! 

Here is another mani I did using the plastic bag method.  I love neon colors so I used some polishes from the China Glaze Summer Neons 2012.  

My secret ingredients for this groovy Neon Mani are:

1.  Base coat:  China Glaze Sun-Kissed
2.  China Glaze Flirty Tankini
3.  China Glaze I'm with the lifeguard
4.  China Glaze Splish Splash
5.  Bundle Monster Plate 205
6.  Sinful Colors Black on Black used for stamping
7.  Seche Vite Top Coat

Enjoy and have fun painting your nails!

Different Take On The Saran Wrap Method

Friday, January 11, 2013


Espero que esten bien! I hope you are all doing well.  Here I have for you my take on the Saran wrap method.  I call it the Plastic Bag Method! lol

I wanted to write about the saran wrap method.  Its a nail technique that kind of looks like marbling or even sponging.  Saran wrap is a thin plastic wrap typically used for sealing food items in containers to keep them fresh over a longer period of time.  You can use this plastic wrap to add color to your base color and give them that marbling effect.  Unfortunately or fortunately at the time I heard about Saran wrap technique I didn't have any in my home, so I  had to improvise.  I took a ordinary grocery plastic bag and used it the same way you would use the Saran wrap.  It became my favorite way of achieving this effect!  Below is the picture with the steps I use in creating my designs.


1.  Let your base color completely dry.
2.  Cut plastic bag in small pieces.
3.  Crumple your piece of bag.
4.  Place some polish on cardboard or paper.
5.  Softly Press the crumple plastic piece on the polish.
6.  By pressing the crumple plastic piece on the paper you check if you like the design it creates.
7.  Now you repeat on your nails.  If you wish you can add more colors or even glitters.
8.  Seal in with a top coat, and you are finish!

Polishes used:
1.  Zoya Bevin as my base color
2.  Zoya Evvie
3.  Zoya Ray
4.  Zoya Song
5.  Color Club Snow flake

I hope you understood my method in creating this fabulous manicure! If you haven any questions leave them in the comments below!

Here I add some stamping over my manicure.  I used Mash plate 43 and Essie No Place Like Chrome. Enjoy! ;)

Colorful Circles Mani

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hola amigos!

Look what I found!  My first Color Club polishes!  I went to my local Sally Beauty Supply and found this special box on clearance.  It has four mini Color Club polishes inside.  They where priced $4.99 but they where having their additional 50%  off clearance sale making them $2.50, and I can't say no to a good sale! lol  They where part of  their Christmas Collection.

(left to right:  Berry and Bright, Ho Ho Holly, Gift of Sparkle & Snow Flakes) 

So what could I do with these colors...  I asked my self.  A colorful mani! 
Here is My Colorful Circles Mani!  

1.  Color Club Berry and Bright
2.  Color Club Ho Ho Holly
3.  Color Club Gift of Sparkle
4.  Bundle Monster plate 322
5.  Sinful Colors Black on Black
6.  Seche Vite Top Coat

China Glaze Tranzitions

Hola amigos!

This will be my first post for 2013.  With the new year comes new nail polish collections! Yay!

Here I have for you The China Glaze Tranzitions Collection.  They are fun polishes that change color with just applying a top coat.  This collection has six colors.  After searching online, seeing some swatches and reviews I decided to just get these colors four colors:

1.  Split Perso-nail-ity

2.  Duplicityy

3.  Shape Shifter

6.  Modify Me


China Glaze recommends you using their Fast Forward Coat, but honestly you might be able to use any top coat.  I tried and compared Beauty Secrets Top Coat, Seche Vite & China Glaze Fast Forward Coat and they all work the same, so its up to you.  

These are all one coaters and look beautiful without a top coat.  It was very fun to play with them.  My tip is to follow the instructions and apply two coats, let the polish dry and create your designs.    I wouldn't recommend covering the whole nail with the top coat because it does make the polish look streaky.  I prefer making dots and heart with a dotting tool.  My opinion is that it look way better than brush strokes.  Remember it does take practice but hey practice makes perfect!