Friday, October 14, 2011

Guest Post: Carolina from Colores de Carol

Today I have a guest post from Carolina over at Colores de Carol. I LOVE her blog and her creativity, she's so sweet and gave me tons of pointers when I went to her with questions when I first started my blog :) . She was also one of my first followers which was so exciting because you don't expect a blog that you are crazy about and that's very popular to be one of your first followers. Here's the lovely mani she sent over:

Hello gentle readers,
When Marketta asked me to do a Guest Post for her I couldn't deny because she is a very enthusiastic girl. She's always looking to learn and improve her skills. Today I'm showing you a manicure I did specially for her readers. For this manicure I applied two coats of Nicole by OPI Green Up Your Act!, a creamy army green, then I applied one coat of Sinful Colors Green Ocean, a clear base with green glitter and larger green flakies. For the design I used Bundle Monster plate BM 210 and China Glaze Cherish.

Thank you very much for letting me share my manicure with you. I hope you like it.


Don't you love what she came up with? I sure do, Thanks Carolina! 


My First Red EVER - Bettina Garnet!

Good Morning Babes! Today I have my first red mani, like EVER. Red has just never been a color that I have cared for, but I figured that hey I'm 27 and I noticed that if the nails are short or not to long its actually sexy! What I have for you today is the first Bettina that I'm cracking open, Garnet from the Metallic Collection. I used two coats but its very pigmented and could have done with one, and the formula is the best I have used to date. Garnet is very dark red, like it maybe has just a splash of burgundy in it with red micro shimmer. I just love the metallic foil like look it has! It dries very fast to a very pretty glass like finish. It drug a little on my middle finger (you can see the slight dent) so I would suggest a little wait time between coats, which isn't much because they dry lightning fast. I topped it off with Seche.

Taken with flash so you can see the micro shimmer.
The micro shimmer isn't gold, but that's just what the flash did. What do you think of Garnet? I LOVE it and think I chose perfectly for my first red mani!

Base Coat: Nubar Foundation Base Coat
Color: Bettina Garnet
Top Coat: Seche Vite