Caronia: Expressions Colletion

Hottah hottah! Can you feel the heat? I’m sure you do ‘coz summer is here! Goodbye classes/work, hello vacation! And when we say vacation, it’s the perfect time to paint our nails! Right? (Yes, I’m talking to the girls! Haha!)

The people form Caronia Philippines launched their latest collection called “Expressions” last March 2013, and they were generous enough to send me samples!

Express yourself through colors this summer with Caronia expressions – an assortment of light and cool colors that you can mix and match.

Caronia Expressions Collection

First off is Rosy Glow, a soft pink shade with just hint of violet for a subtly sexy naughty-or-nice appeal. Then there’s Fresh Mint, a light green polish that makes you look refreshingly cool and sporty. And lastly, there’s Blue Chill in a pale blue shade for that mysterious yet classy look.

Caronia Expressions Collection

“We believe that we can use colors to express our moods and personalities. It’s not always about what’s good for your skin tone, or if it matches your outfit for the day. Sometimes, it’s also fun to step out of your comfort zone once in a while and try a new shade on. You just might be surprised how well it suits you,” says Olive Bolico, Caronia Brand Manager.

Since it’s my rest day today, I tried them all! My personal favorite is the Fresh Mint! See? It has a happy vibe into it. Makes your nails look yummy too!

Caronia Expressions Collection

Here’s the Rosy Glow, which I recommend for the “girly girls” out there since it has a Barbie-ish feel. Agree?

Caronia Expressions Collection

Lastly it the Blue Chill. The title says it all, it gives you a cool/frosty feel, perfect for this season! (I recommend that you apply 3 coats. I applied 2 coats here that’s why there are still “uneven shades”)

Caronia Expressions Collection

So what are you waiting for? Let’s MIX AND MATCH those colors! TRY THEM NOW THIS SUMMER before you head to the beach! To make it more exciting, paint your nails with your best bud!

For more selections of Caronia Nail Polish shades, visit their website at http://www.caronia.com.ph. You may also follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CaroniaPhilippines and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CaroniaPH for nail care tips, product updates, fashion tips, plus a chance to win prizes in their contests and promos.

Caronia Expressions Collection

Valentine Nails

Yes, it’s been a month since I posted something. Boo! I miss doing my nails every single day. Oh well, I promise to post at least once a month. This is to keep me entertained as well. 🙂

Voila! I present my Valentine’s Day inspired nails.

SPREAD THE LOVE. CHEERS!

valentine's day nail art design(Caronia in Joy and OPI in Ridiculously Yellow, Riotously Pink and Seriously Purple)

valentine's day nail art design

(OPI’s White Base and Revlon’s Fire Fox)

Share your Valentine’s Day inspired nails as well! 🙂

P.S. I will TRY to make a tutorial about my Kisses Nail Art.

Tutorial: Christmas Lights Nail Art

A few days ago, I went to Ayala Triangle Makati to witness the Musical Christmas light show. Hence, it inspired me to look for a Christmas lights nail art.

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Photo from:  Adventures Of A Lady Explorer

I chose this design by Polish and Konad since I bought a gold nail polish last week. Thank you for inspiring me. 🙂

ImageIn this tutorial, I used two nail art tools which were new to me. It’s my first time to use a nail art brush and an acrylic paint! So.. yey congratulations! If you’re ready, let’s start! 🙂

WHAT YOU NEED:

1. Glittery/Red/Green/White Nail Polish

2. Black acrylic paint

3. FIne nail art brush

4. Top Coat

5. Patience

6. Motor skills! 🙂

Nail Art materials for Christmas Nail Art

STEPS:

1. Apply your base coat with your Glittery nail polish. Two coats would do. LET IT DRY.

Caronia in Golden Sun

Caronia in Golden Sun

2. Using your fine nail art brush, dip the tip into your black acrylic paint.

Black acrylic paint for nails3. Draw lines. You could do wavy, diagonal or even straight lines. It’s better if you make them look connected to each other. This will serve as the wire of your Christmas lights. (BTW, my lines are too thick.)

Christmas lights nail art4. With the same kind of nail art brush (fine), dip it into your red nail polish. Make a circle and add a pointy part that would resemble a bulb.

Christmas lights nail art

OMG crystal sand nail polish in citrine

5. Do the same with your green nail polish (you could use orange/yellow/blue too!).

Christmas lights nail art

Caronia in Kiwi

6. Using your brush and a white anil polish, add small lines to the sides of your christmas lights to make it more realistic!

Christmas lights nail art

7. Top coat. TADA! And you’re done!

Christmas lights nail art

What do you guys think? Comments/suggestions are most welcome!

(I still need practice in using my nail art brushes! Agree?)

Modified Let it Snow Nail Art

Have you read my Let it Snow Nail Art tutorial? If yes, let’s try modifying it by simply adding another nail color! If no, CLICK HERE to see my post about that.

Caronia Golden Sun

Caronia Golden Sun

I am talking about this ‘addition’ to my Let it Snow Nail Art! Caronia in Golden Sun caught my eye while I was in Landmark Makati. I just felt the Christmas Vibe when I saw it. Weird huh?

Caronia is one of the popular brands and also the pioneer in the nail care industry here in the Philippines. What’s also interesting is that their products are very AFFORDABLE! I just bought this Nail Polish for only 27Php = 0.66USD. Cheap huh?

TADA! I added a touch of Gold to make it more alive!

Let it Snow Nail Art

(Caronia in Joy for the base, White Satin for the snow and Golden Sun)

What do you think? Thoughts?

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Which is better?

Comments/Suggestions are always welcome! 🙂

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Dotting Tool Substitute

Yes, you read it right! There are substitutes available in your own home! You don’t need to buy a dotting tool right away, especially when you’re still a beginner (like me!).

In this post, I will be comparing and contrasting three dotting tool substitutes that you can use  on you nail art.

 

 

If you’re game, let’s start!

1. Toothpick

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If you’ve been reading my nail art tutorials, you’ll notice that I use toothpicks a lot. From drawing lines to making dots, that toothpick can do the work! So don’t underestimate that tool. 😉 It is most convenient if you cut the pointy tip. This will make your dot flatter, just like what I did on my Let it Snow Nail Art . Thus, faster for the dots to dry.

2. Hair Pin/Bobby Pin

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For most girls, this is more accessible and it’s hassle free since you don’t need to cut the tip since it’s round enough.

3. Sewing pin

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For our safety and convenience, stick it into an eraser.

Now let’s try using them!

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1. Toothpick

Toothpick as Nail Art Tool

This tool is handy and can give you a satisfactory outcome, especially if you cut the pointy part (right side sample). If the toothpick isn’t cut, it will give you smaller dots (left side sample).

2. Hair/Bobby Pin

Hair Pin as Nail Art Tool

More similar outcome with the dotting tool and it’s handy too!

3. Sewing Pin

Sewing Pin as Nail Art Tool

In this tool, you need to dip it on your nail polish every now and then. Not very convenient for me.

4. Dotting Tool

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 What do you guys think? Similar outcome right? Try it for yourselves! 🙂

(Pardon me, it’s my first time to use a dotting tool)

Christmas Dots Nail Art

(OPI for the white base and Caress in Neon Red and Green Minded for the dots)

Now you could do your own Christmas dots Nail Art! 🙂

Suggestions/Comments are most welcome! Thank you!