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Saturday, June 9, 2012
Pink Friday Roses
Smart , Talented,
girl Woman Power is much appreciated at my house. So, Nicki Minaj is always on heavy play rotation while I'm painting my nails. A few months ago, OPI teamed up with Nicki Minaj to create a hot selection on nail polishes. Although, my bottles are almost empty ( ugh) I was able to squeeze a little out for these cute nails. I used Pink Friday for the roses and Did it on Em for the leaves. I used a blue Stripe Rite to fill in the sky and Out of the Door top coat. I think this manicure would be really cute if clouds or dots were added to the sky. I think rhinestone's or glitter would be nice as well. I may even try this set with a variation on rose colors.
Take Care, The Princess of Polish
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
In May, Ciate released the Caviar Manicure System. I received a kit for my birthday and was excited to give it a try. OMG! this manicure was so cute and easy to complete. The kit comes with easy to read directions in several languages. The kit included a bottle of Ciate Paint Pot shade, Caviar pearls , tilt try and miniature funnel. I really appreciated that the directions were illustrated on the back of the box. I am a visual person. The steps are very easy, apply the Paint Pot Shade ( 2 coats) sprinkle "caviar" over the wet nails, press down pearls and let dry for 15-20 minutes. The included mini funnel is used to pour unused caviar beads back into the bottle. Ciate's Caviar Manicure was very easy to do yourself and looks so neat and professional. I love it . The pictures don't do this manicure justice. The box says that this manicure last 48 hours. I will update the post after that time. I know that its not cool to ask how much someone paid for a gift but, I had to find out for this blog. The Ciate Caviar Manicure is available at Sephora for $25.00. I am not sure how many manicures are in one bottle but, I know its well worth the price. To have a professional looking manicure you can do on your own.
Let me know what you think...the Princess of Polish.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Get Your Strip On!
This week,I decided to dust off my Stripe Rite nails polishes and draw some fun multi- colored lines. When I looked a the pictures, I decided that they didn't do the nail design justice.These nails look HOT ( if I do say so myself)! The nails were super easy to paint using the Stripe Rite nail polishes. If you have not see these before they are nail polish with a long brush so you can draw lines. These polishes are available at Sally's Beauty Supply in tons of cute colors.
Nail Tip: when using nail strippers , I always take a piece of paper to swipe the brush on before applying the lines directly to my nails. Often when using various strippers the line will not be consistent. If you stripe on the paper first you will be able to test the thickness of the polish and strip.
Go ahead...Have fun.....Get your stripe on!
Hugs from the Princess....
Saturday, May 12, 2012
I love my flower printed Coach Shoes.I get so many complements when I wear them. So, I thought it would be cool to pay homage to the shoes by painting these Coach inspired nails. I used China Glazes white on white and liquid leather nail polish( I use a bottle of black and white each week). I painted the words and the flowers using a thin nail brush.
Manicure Tip: Painting your nails daily with clear polish will make your manicure last longer and look brighter.
Hugs, from the Princess of Polish.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Betsey Johnson inspired Nail Art
So, who doesn't love Betsey Johnson ? She is soooooooooo amazing. I like her use of bright colors and exotic fabrics. I especially love her jewelry and handbags. I recently purchased a Betsey Johnson necklace for my daughter at Macy's in San Francisco. She adores it. I have been so inspired by this necklace. I thought that a Betsey Johnson inspired manicure would be really cute.
the manicure and the polish...
Thumb:I love Betsey nail ..I used China Galze's Liquid Leather & White on White. The Heart was painted using Pink Pearl by Entity. Index Finger: I used China Glaze's Liquid Leather on the nail plate and Classic Camel ( one of my new favorite colors)
for the heart. I used rhinestones on the heart as well ( B.J loves her bling). Middle Finger: I used China Glazes Liquid Leather and Pink Pearl by Entity for the Big Pink Lips. Ring Finger: I used Pink Pearl on the nail plate, black stripe rite and Spontaneous by China Glaze for the funky leopard print. I used Spontaneous again on the nail plate of the pinkie and the black Stripe Rite for the zebra printed nail.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Dia de los Muertos
November 2nd is the Day of Dead a holiday is typically celebrated in Mexico or by Mexican Americans in the US. The holiday focuses on friends and family members who have passed. Typically, the family will construct an alter with pictures of their loved one. The alter will also include things that the person liked such as beer or a picture of their favorite pet. I painted these nails to honor my favorite Mexican artist Frida Kahlo who died in 1954.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
( Eye) C U.
The Princess was at the mall, looking for something to do...
when the handsome young frog said I C U.
( oh, how the princess wished the frog would stop following her!)
I don't know whats going on with my camera but, my pictures keep looking like crap. Anywhoo...
This mani looks so much better in person. The base color a bright neon PINK called Pool Party by China Glaze. The color is amazing. I am going to add it to my list of cool colors. I used stripe rite black, white and for the eyes.
Why does my thumb color looks ?
Its Shellac!!!!The other day, I painted my thumb with Shellac by Creative Nail Design. Shellac is a UV color coat the company says will last at least 14 days without chipping! Shellac has no drying time and is supper shinny. I been seeing Shellac ads in the Nail Magazines for a while. I've had a hard time getting my hands on the stuff due to the high demand for the product. I know a lot of do-it-yourselves have stopped going to the salon but, this may be the reason to find your way back. I am going to do a detailed post soon but, until then if you want to learn more about Shellac you can check out the CND website. FYI, I painted the eye balls on top of my Shellac. I removed the eyeballs and the Shellac Gel coat is still as nice and shinny as the day I put it on ( so cool).