Monday, December 7, 2015

ULTIMATE EASY NAIL ART GUIDE FOR CHRISTMAS

Hello guys! I'm super excited to share this with you, not only because Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year (yes it is!), but also because here I have 11 easy and fun designs that I'm sure you can do by yourself or if you do your nails on a Salon you can ask your manicurist to paint them for you!


Here is the complete list of the designs and the nail polishes I used in each and every one of them.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Owl Nail Art

Hoot-Hoot It's Christmas!

It is finally here! The best season of the year and I'm welcoming December with this cold black and creamy white, sparkly mani!


I used Powder Puff by Orly as my base color, Black On Black and Snow Me White by Sinful Colors for my nail art and Set In Stones by Essie for my accent nail.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Fly little bird...


Hi guys! So my mom got me this beautiful nail polish (Exotic Encounters by China Glaze) for my birthday and I couldn't wait to try it!  It is a perfect shade for fall!  I pair it up with Five Rules from The Giver Collection also by China Glaze.

On my middle finger I draw a little bird and wrote the word Fly on my ring finger. 

If you wish to watch my tutorial for this nail art click right here ↓


Don't forget to Share this tutorial with your Friends and to Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven't ❤︎

See you pretty soon,
XOXO,
-A

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Cactus Love


Last week I had the pleasure to do a #bestiestwinnails with one of my bestie from my Nail Crew, Ivy (@simple_short_nails). 



This design was very fun to do because we both got some very funny and painful stories regarding a sharp cactus.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Swirls, Floral & Rhinestone

Hello guys, thank you for stopping by! :) 
Today I bring you a simple yet eye-catching mani.  I sat down to do my nails and my mind went completely blank! I had no idea what to do! So I just started doodling on my nail and this is what it came out.  As you may see on my video, I'm just making swirls and leaves around a flower I easily painted with a dotting tool.  To glam it up I finished the flower with a rhinestone on the center and that's it!


For my ring finger I did a Moroccan pattern using Vinyl Quickies stencils, which you can get at a very low price and she always ships very fast so I totally recommend her.  

Friday, November 6, 2015

Simple Rhinestone Placement

How gorgeous is this nail polish??!!
I love how cream and rich it looks.
This is Electropop by Orly


Monday, November 2, 2015

Lil Bird - Watercolor

 I hope you guys love this lil fella as much as I do! 
He's so cute!


First I outlined the birdie on my nail with a detailing nail art brush and then I did a watercolor effect on top of the nail as my background.  Since the bird is in black polish (Black On Black by Sinful Colors) I could do the watercolor last and it still look as if I did it before I draw the bird.  The reason I did it this way is so I could repair any mistakes on the bird, if I  made one, without messing up the background.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Black & White Stripes

Hi guys! Our #pinkforoctober challenge its almost over!  How fun it's been to have our nails pink for the whole month?  Some may think it is pretty tedious, but pink is my favorite color so I actually enjoy having my nails pink at all times!


This time I went pretty simple with just one accent nail, and I love how it came out.  I'm loving the combo of Black and White with a touch of gold!! I even redecorated my family room this week and that's the color combo I chose for the decor and I have to say that's my favorite room of the house at the moment.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Gold Hearts

"Only those with a Heart of Gold are truly beautiful, for true beauty after all originates in the heart"
-Kushandwizdom

This #pinkforoctober design I used Tea With Mrs.Potts by Orly
Tender Love by Colorina Nail Lacquer and Hit The Goldmine by Pop-Arazzi

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Half Moon Nails Clouds

Still keeping it #pinkforoctober


And this time I did Half Moon Nails Clouds.
I used La-Paz-Itively Hot! by OPI as my base color and for the clouds I used Fiji by Essie.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dopamine (love) formula

Is there really a chemical formula for love?


Well, not actually, but the characteristic signs of being in, or feeling as if, you’re “in love” are caused by the chemical Phenylethylamine (C8H11N) which is released from the brain. It also acts as a releasing agent for Dopamine and Norepinephrine (a chemical which stimulates adrenaline production…and makes your heart race!)


Dopamine is an endogenous brain chemical that has been linked to producing feelings of pleasure and personal satisfaction.  It is also thought to play a major role in directing attention, addiction, romantic love and movement.


Watch my tutorial for this cute nail art right here ↓


Don't forget to Share and to Subscribe to my channel for more nail art tutorials :)

Till next time dears,
XOXO,
-A

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

#pinkforoctober

For this month all my manis will be pink! Dedicated to all the Warriors fighting against Breast Cancer.  I've been doing this for two years already but this third year is more meaningfull  than ever because now I'm experiencing it from another perspective.  My aunt was diagnose for Breast Cancer a couple of months ago, so this month is dedicated specially to her and to all the beautiful ladies out there that are in the same situation as her.


If you like to join me on this challenge you just have to upload your pink manis to Instagram and use the hashtag #pinkforoctober.
Can't wait to see all your gorgeous pink manis! Let's paint Instagram PINK 💟


Monday, October 5, 2015

Dr. Seuss-The Cat In The Hat

“Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
But you have to know how.” 
― Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat



I'm totally nuts about Dr. Seuss and his books and my dear friend Sheily Mae and I, among other things that we have in common, also share the love for Dr. Seuss.  So we just had to do a Besties Twin Nails inspired by one of his stories so we chose The Cat In The Hat.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Black & White Watercolor Flowers

I totally love the theme for this months's collage with my nail crew for our monthly #bestiesquintupletsnails


The theme was Black & White!
I have an obsession for black and white nails so this suited perfectly for me!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Personail Nail Polish Strips

It's Personail!


I received straight from Australia some amazing new nail polish strips called Personail.  They have beautiful nail art designs as well as solid colors strips. They are durable, easy to apply, you don't to wait for them to dry and they literally look as if you've spend hours on a nail salon.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Nightmare Before Christmas Nail Art



"Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it!"
 -Jack Skellington [singing]


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Easy wartermarble design?!!

Love watermarble designs but watermarbling just doesn't love you back? Well my friends I present you the perfect solution! Watermarble vinyls by Vinyls Quickies.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Floral Aquarela

Can you tell that I love watercolor flowers? 



Sweet gifts from my boy ❤︎



Thursday, September 3, 2015

Pin-up Girl Inspired Nail Art

This week I had the pleasure of doing some amazing twin nails with the lovely @maagsdinwiddie (be sure to check her up on Instagram).  We decided to make a Pin-up girl inspired look, which turned up very lovely!


I used Ready, Set, Action! from Pop-Arazzi as my base color.


And here's another solo shot!


If you would like to know how to achieve this look you can just click down below to watch my tutorial on my YouTube channel and don't forget to Subscribe and to share it with your friends!!! :)


Till next time loves,
XOXO,
-A

Monday, August 31, 2015

Inside Out's Disgust

"The grape touched the ground. It's poisoned." 
"You know what else barely touches the ground? Stray dogs, toenail clippings, road kill, hippies, dung beetles..." 
-Disgust


We took the kids to the movies to watch the movie Inside Out by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and I have to confess, I enjoyed it even more than my babies. I even cried! 
 And most of all I loved the character of Disgust.

Disgust is one of the five emotions controlling Riley's mind and helping her.  Joy and another emotion, Sadness, literally get lost in Riley's mid, she and the other emotions have to keep Riley's head on straight until Joy and Sadness get home. But as you can imagine, with Disgust, Fear and Anger on they're own to control Riley's mind, well everything gets upside down.



Thursday, August 27, 2015

Neon Watermarble

So right now there's a storm going on and here I am blogging about watermarble lol...


Monday, August 24, 2015

Floral Nail Art

Hey guys! Today I bring you the classic red mani with a simple and easy to do floral nail art.


I used as my base color Essie's Really Red and for the glitter accent nail I used Make a Spectacle by China Glaze.

  
I have to say I'm totally In Love with this glitter!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Connect the Dots...


"Connect the dots la la la la, connect the dots la la la..."

A couple of days ago I found Pee-wee's Playhouse TV show on Netflix and I was so excited to show it to my babies (actually they're toddlers) cause I used to love that show when I was a kid.... was then when I discovered I was one weird kid! OMG that show is so creepy! 

But anyways I always remember the show had a segment where he sang with his creepy high pitch voice "Connect the dots la la la la, connect the dots la la la..." and he would complete a drawing connecting dots.



I don't have to tell you that I couldn't get the song out of my head while making this mani.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Behind the Scenes-Tutorial for Walgreens

I wanted to share with you guys my experience recording for Walgreens a tutorial on alternative options to gel nails on a more economic way that you can do at home. 

I was contacted by GFR Media to make this tutorial that would be featured in El Nuevo Dia's online newspaper, which is the biggest newspaper on Puerto Rico. 



It was my first tutorial where I talk in front of a camera and although it was nerve wracking and it wasn't perfect at all, I had lots of fun and I loved the experience and I hope to do it again and maybe start doing my own youtube tutorials that way.


This was one of the look I did for the tutorial using products by Sally Hansen.


If you want to see the article and the tutorial here's the link:




XOXO,
-A


Tiny Watercolor Flowers

Hello guys! Today's post is one of the easiest nail arts ever! You don't need any specials skills or anything like that.  So be sure to watch my tutorial below and to try it on your own! 


 I used Plum Sugar by Orly as my base color.



Friday, August 7, 2015

Elephant Plaid Nails

"I meant what I said,
and I said what I meant;
and Elephant's faithful
one-hundred percent"
-Dr. Seuss


 Base color is Week-End by Colorina Nail Lacquer

Monday, August 3, 2015

Pineapple Half Moon Nails


Through Instagram I've been so blessed to have met a special group of amazing ladies who I can now call my friends. We've been friends for a year and a half now and we talk to each other every single day! They have become a special part of my life and I love them dearly!

Every month we make a collab of different themes. This past month of July we decided on Tropical Fruits and I choose to make Pineapple Half Moon Nails.


Base color is Risky Behavior by Orly.  A gorgeous pink magenta!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Airplane Nail Art


For this fun nail art I used the following products:

Blue La La by Sinful Colors (blue base)
Snow Me White by Sinful Colors (white)
Black On Black by Sinful Colors (black)
Five Rules by China Glaze (gray)
Fairy Dust (Glitter accent)


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hawaiian Nails

Aloha!!!  
"All we need. really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind" 
-Marjory Stoneman Douglas


For this manicure I used Orly's Key Lime Twist, from the Sugar Rush Collection, which is so perfect! It is like a neon light green but you don't need any white base to make the color pop like this. I only applied two light coats and a top coat an voilà! Perfection!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

If you like Piña Colada!

I refuse to think that summer is almost over!! So let the tropical nails keep on coming! 

For this design I used the beloved Solar Flare by Nina Ultra Pro which is one of my ultimate favorite neon colors! It it so bright and gorgeous!! I used a white coat (Super Star by Pure Ice) as a base and the two coats of Solar Flare. 


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Manicure Routine 101

Hello Lovelies! Welcome to my first blog post. I thought it would be very appropriate if for my first post I share with you guys my manicure routine.  Other girls may do it differently but this is how it works for me and my nails stay healthy and pretty so I hope this works for you as well.

To get started you'll need:

  • Cuticle remover
  • Cuticle pusher
  • Nail File
  • Nail Clippers or Cuticle Cutter
  • Cuticle Oil
  • Cotton balls
  • Nail polish remover
  • 100% pure acetone
  • Flat nail art brush or concealer brush
  • Buffer
  • Base Coat
  • Top Coat
  • Nail polish


Start off with clean nails. Remove any residue of nail polish with nail polish remover.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Welcome!


Thank you for coming over and take a peek around my blog and get to know a little bit about me. I hope you guys like what you find in here and that it motivates you to keep visiting me on a regular basis. 

My idea for this blog is to share with everybody that wants to be a part of it a little bit of me, the nail designs I love and live to create, how to create them, review products to help you decide which is right for you and much more!

So, once again, thank you so much for stopping by and I hope I get to be part of your life too!

XOXO
- A