Tutorial: Tie Dye Nail Art

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(Image source: www.tiedyehighs.com)

Have you tie dyed your shirts? Shorts? Scarves? Towels? Or even your socks? Why not tie dye your nails! Yes, it’s possible!

LET’s BEGIN!

What you need:

1. Nail Polish (3 or more colors-choose the bright ones for this Summer)

2. Nail art Brush

3. PATIENCE

4. Electricfan 🙂

5. Acetone

5. Cotton Buds

Steps:

1. Loosen your nail polish caps to facilitate faster work since you need to spread the paint right away. (Since Caronia launched their Expressions Collection, I chose to use them on my Tie Dye tutorial.)

Tie Dye Nail Art

2. Apply your desired colors GENEROUSLY. It could be on a horizontal, vertical or diagonal pattern.

Tie Dye Nail Art

3. Using your nail art brush, carefully spread the paint in the direction that you want. (Sorry for the blurry brush)

Tie Dye Nail Art

4. Do steps 2 and 3 to each nail.

Tie Dye Nail Art

5. LET IT DRY! Your electric fan would be your buddy this time!

6. Clean the excess nail polish using your cotton buds dipped on acetone.

7. Tada! You’re done! Hello Summer-ready nails! 🙂

Tie Dye Nail Art

TRY IT NOW! 🙂

Feel free to comment/suggest!

Thank you for viewing!

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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

Caronia: Miss Mystic Collection

Merry Merry Christmas to everyone! Gifts here and there! Speaking of gifts… The people of Caronia Philippines were too generous and gave me samples of their new holiday collection. The collection was released last September 2012, which features 3 mystifying shades that work well with any outfit. Perfect for the Christmas season!

Caronia Miss Mystic Collection

For the sophisticated socialite, there’s Rogue, your basic red in a not-so-usual elegant shade. For those that want to get edgy this holiday season, try Moss -a deep-green shade with a hint of frost. Lastly, for the fashionable girl who wants her nails to match her ever-changing party outfits, Taupe (THIS IS MY PERSONAL FAVORITE!) is a great nude shade to complement this season’s hottest colors and trends. (source: Caronia Philippines)

Caronia Miss Mystic Collection

I was never a fan of brownish nail polish that’s why the result of Taupe really surprised me! When it’s just in a bottle, it is not that attractive, but when you start applying it on your nails… Love at first sight! It compliments fair skinned women. See? It has a classic vibe into it! Makes your nails look clean too. Hence, I’m now a fan of brownish nail polish! 🙂 I love it!

Caronia Miss Mystic Collection

You can never tell that a color is good until you tried it on your nails.

On the other hand, I advise you to shake the bottle well before applying it. If you don’t, you’ll get this result. You don’t want to have that don’t you? So shake shake shake!!

Caronia Miss Mystic Collection

The nail polish dries about 15-20 minutes, so hands off to household chores first! 🙂 PATIENCE IS A MUST! (Two coats will do)

Lastly, you don’t need to apply a topcoat since the polish itself is glossy. Great huh?

Caronia Miss Mystic Collection

But if you want to protect your nails, top it off with Caronia Fast-Dry Top Coat.

You could also try the Moss, which has a metallic tinge into it.

Caronia Miss Mystic Collection

Lastly, another must try is the Rouge. You could match it with Moss to have a Christmas vibe. (sorry for the dry skin)

Caronia Miss Mystic Collection

Who wouldn’t love them right?

The Mystic Collection is available in leading supermarkets, department stores and drug stores nationwide!

CLICK HERE to see my Christmas Nail art using the Miss mystic collection. Another Christmas inspired nail art before the year ends. 🙂

THANK YOU CARONIA PHILIPPINES! 🙂

Tutorial: Gingerbread Man Nail Art

Just a few more hours ’til Christmas! At this time, everyone’s busy cooking/buying their favorite Christmas food for Noche Buena (in the Philippines)! And speaking of food, one that reminds me of Christmas is the Gingerbread man! Since it’s not common here, let’s put it on our nails! 🙂

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I chose the Gingerbread man design since Caronia Philippines gave me samples of their Holiday collection, which I will be reviewing soon. Thank you so much for your generosity.

LET’S START!

What you need:

1. Nail Polish (White, Green, Brown/Taupe/Nude, Red, Creme)

Caronia Miss Mystic

2. Dotting tool/Toothpick

3. Cotton Buds

4. Acetone/Nail Polish remover

5. Christmas songs! 🙂

Steps:

1. Apply your base coat. I used Caronia in Taupe. Two coats will do. LET IT DRY.

Caronia in Taupe

2. With your dotting tool/toothpick, apply red (Caronia in Rouge) dots vertically. This will serve as the Gingerbread man’s buttons.

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3. To make a ribbon, use your dotting tool/toothpick as well. Apply two green (Caronia in Moss) dots vertically on the upper portion of the nail, leaving a small space in between them. Apply a smaller dot on the space.

Christmas Nail Art4. Apply steps 2 and 3 on your pinky, middle, index and thumb. Leave your pinky finger because we’ll be making the Gingerbread man’s face there. 🙂

5. Make a smiley using you white nail polish and your dotting tool on your pinky finger.

6. With your Creme nail polish, (Caronia in Joy) make an outline using a toothpick/dotting tool. This will highlight the head part. (Sorry for the gold tinge on my cuticle part. I originally used that color for the outline and it didn’t work.)

Gingerbread man Nail Art

7. Top coat if you want to protect your design.

8. Voilà! A yummy nail art for the Christmas season!

Gingerbread man Nail Art

Gingerbread man Nail Art

I hope you liked my tutorial and design. Feel free to share your thoughts about nail art! 🙂

THANK YOU!!

Merry Christmas! God loves you!