Saturday, June 30, 2012

New Essie Luxeffects Stroke of Brilliance first swatches

Hi! Just a quick post to show you that I found the new Essie Luxeffects Stroke of Brilliance.
I don't know when it was released, I saw a promo picture online yesterday and today I could find it. I bought it in a small beauty supply in Lexington Ave & 62nd St (NY). I didn't see it at Duane Reade or any big drugstore yet.
Stroke of Brilliance is a blue glitter top coat. It has hexagonal glitters and microglitter too.




Friday, June 29, 2012

American Apparel Sheer in Manhattan Beach & All That Glitters Spotty Dottie Dark

Hi! I can't believe it's already Friday!! Today I have a great polish from American Apparel. They have a new collection called Sheer, and as you can imagine, they are not 100% opaque. The good thing about these polishes, is that they're not the usual light pink (aka french manicure) sheers, they are bright and fun Jellies!!The collection has 6 shades and I picked three of them. I might come back for the other three!
Hola! No puedo creer que ya es viernes! Hoy tengo un esmalte de American Apparel para mostrarles, Sacaron una nueva colección que se llama Sheer y como su nombre lo indica, no son 100% cubritivos. Lo mejor es que no son los típicos claritos translúcidos de French manicure, son jellies brillantes y divertidos!La colección tiene seis colores y yo elegí tres. 

Manhattan Beach is a bright coral red/pink. It looks more red in my pictures, I did my best but my camera wanted to see it like that. So keep in mind it's a little more pink than my pictures. I used two coats for the pictures and you can still see some visible nail line. A third one would give total coverage. Let's see it!
Manhattan Beach es un rosa/rojo coral brillante. En mis fotos se ve más rojizo, hice lo que pude pero mi cámara se empeñó en sacarlo así. Tengan en cuenta que es un poco más tirando al rosa de lo que ven. Usé dos capas y pueden ver un poco de la línea blanca de la uña. Con una tercera quedaría opaco. 



Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My picks from Essie Bikini so Teeny collection

Hi! Today I have two shades that I picked from the latest Essie collection, Bikini so Teeny. It's me or Essie released a lot of new collections lately?
Hola! Hoy tengo para mostrarles dos colores que elegí de la última colección de Essie, Bikini So Teeny. Soy yo o Essie est'a sacando muchas colleciones últimamente? 



Off the Shoulder, Bikini so Teeny

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Quick post with OPI Ulta exclusives dupes

I went today to Ulta because I saw in the weekly add that they were releasing 12 new shades (2x$12)... but I think they are ALL dupes of previous collections!!
I think these are the dupes, if you think any of them is wrong, please leave me a comment! I saw them in the store and I didn't buy any... So I couldn't compare them side by side (only Guy meets Galveston that was in the store too). Use this list only as a guide. I will update the names if you tell me any of them is different or if I see swatches later!


Meet me at the Bonfire = Guy meets Galveston (Texas) Coral, jelly

Your Palapa or mine? = Don't mess with OPI (Texas) Green, Creme

Oh, Waiter! = Skull & Glossbones (Pirates of the Caribbean) Light Grey, Creme

Where's my Bikini top? = Stranger Tides (Pirates of the Caribbean) Light grey-green, creme

Passport and a smile = Sparrow me the Drama (Pirates of the Caribbean) Pink, creme

Talk about an Upgrade! = Planks a Lot (Pirates of the Caribbean) Purple, creme

First names only = Steady as She Rose (Pirates of the Caribbean) Light pink/Lilac, creme

Do my back please? = Mermaid's Tears (Pirates of the Caribbean) Light Green, creme

In a Flirtationship = Excuse Moi (Muppets) Pink, Glitter. UPDATED Thanks reader Kelly!!!

He's my Surfer Instructor = Last Friday Night (Katy Perry) Blue, Glitter

See you next Summer = Not like the movies (katy Perry) Grey Duochrome (Green, violet), Metalllic.

No time for postcards = (?) The one that got away (Katy Perry) or Pepe's Purple Passion (The Muppets)  Dark Fuchsia, golden shimmer. Not sure!

In the offer you could buy also some shatters (please don't lol)

I hope it helps! Please let me know in the comments if you think anything is mistaken!! I just saw them today! And don't forget to enter my OPI Black Spotted Giveaway!! ;-)

Zoya Pinterest Collection: Myrta, Zuza & Kimber

Hi! A while back, Zoya made a Pinterest contest among the new Beach & Surf collection and they made a mini set with the three shades with more repins... 
The winners were Zuza, Myrta (a surprise for me) and Kimber. All from the Surf collection!
The minis were free (I only paid shipping) and they sold out really fast!! They're a little bigger than regular minis, they are 0.25 fl. oz which is half of a full size bottle (instead of the 0.16 fl. oz of the minis). Great promo Zoya!!!
Hola!! Un tiempo atrás Zoya hizo un concurso en Pinterest entre los colores de la colección Beach & Surf y los ganadores con más repins fueron Zuza, Myrta (una sorpresa para mi) y Kimber. Los tres de la colección Surf!. 
Los tres minis eran gratis y sólo pagué el envío, por lo que se agotaron rapídisimo!!  Son un poco más frandes que los minis habituales, tienen 7,5 ml en vez de 0,5ml, o sea, la mitad de una botellita de tamaño normal. Promo genial!



Myrta, Zuza & Kimber

Thursday, June 21, 2012

OPI Black Spotted... Giveaway!!!

I'm so excited today because I'm going to show you OPI Black Spotted, which is a Limited Edition release in France only as a part of the Amazing Spiderman Collection! As you know, I lived in France for two years, so I had to ask my dear friend Marblin if she could buy it and send it to US for me. We went to Sephora together so many times!!
Hoy tengo para mostrarles un esmalte OPI edicion limitada que se lanzó en Francia como parte de la coleccion Spiderman. Como saben, viví dos años en Francia, así que le pedí a mi amiga Marblin si podía comprarmelo... fuimos tantas veces juntas a Sephora!!

Black Spotted is an effect top coat. Your polish has to be dry, like when you use a crackle/shatter. The formula is very different, very thin and watery. It's like trying to paint plastic or metal with a water based marker. The polish contracts, but doesn't make cracks, just "holes" like wet drops.
Well let's see the pictures, because I don't know how to explain it!!
I use it over Chanel Peridot and a-england top coat to finish...
Black Spotted es un top coat de efectos, el esmalte de base tiene que estar seco para usarlo y funciona muy parecido a un craquelado. La formula es muy distinta, es como aguada, la mejor comparación que se me ocurre es el efecto de escribir con un marcador de base acuosa sobre un plastico o metal. El esmalte se contrae pero no se "rompe", sino que queda el efecto de las gotas mojadas y los "agujeros". 
Mejor pasemos a las fotos, porque es bastante dificil de explicar! Lo use sobre Chanel Peridot y lo sellé con el top coat de a-england. 



Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dior 401 Saint-Tropez from Summer 2012 Croisette Collection

Hi!! Today I have my first Dior polish to show you!! Dior Saint-Tropez (or St. Tropez) was launched last year as a very limited edition and sold out very fast. When I saw it in the new collection, I didn't think it twice!!
Hola! Hoy tengo para mostrarles mi primer esmalte Dior! Saint-Tropez (o St. Tropez) fue lanzado el año pasado en una edición super limitada y se agotó en seguida. Cuando lo vi en la nueva colección de este año, ni lo pensé dos veces!

Saint Tropez is a very beautiful aqua blue creme, with a hint of green. You know how much I love this kind of color!! The formula was perfect and very easy to work with. I used two coats but I think you can even wear only one thicker coat! The brush is like all Dior polishes, wide, flat and with a tappered point. Either you love it or you hate it! I find it very easy to use.
The main problem I had was trying to capture the color... it turned greener or brighter, so I'm sorry for the quality of the pictures, I did my best but my editing abilities are very limited hahaha!! I think next time I wear it, I'll shot a few more pictures to see if any turn up better than this and I edit the post...
For now, here is St Tropez, two coats, no top coat...
Saint Tropez es un celeste cremoso con un toque de verde. Ustedes saben cuánto me gustan estos colores! La fórmula es perfecta y muy facil para aplicar. Usé dos capas, pero con una más gruesa yo creo que también puede andar. El pincel es el típico de Dior, ancho y chato, con la punta redondeada. Es de esas cosas que aman u odian. A mi particularmente me gusta mucho. 
El principal problema fue tratar de capturar el color real, en las fotos salía o más verde o más brillante, así que desde ya les pido disculpas por la calidad de estas fotos. Hice lo que pude pero mis habilidades de edición son muy limitadas jajaja! La próxima vez que lo use voy a sacar unas fotos más a ver si el color sale un poco mejor y actualizo el post...
En fin, por ahora, Dior Saint Tropez, dos capas sin top coat...



Dior 401 Saint Tropez

Monday, June 11, 2012

OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection Part 2 & Comparisons

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend, I'm finally feeling better from that bad cold I had!! Today I have the last polish from the Minnie Mouse Collection, which is an awesome glitter!
Hola a todas! Espero que hayan tenido un buen fin de semana, yo finalmente empiezo a sentirme mejor de este resfrío! hoy tengo el último esmalte de la colección de Minnie Mouse para mostrarles, el famoso glitter!


Nothin' Mousie 'bout it

Thursday, June 7, 2012

OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection for Summer 2012 Part 1

Hi there! Today I have the first part of this cute little collection OPI has just released. It has four shades in total and I'm going to show you three now. The fourth one is the glitter top coat, that deserves a post on its own!
Hola a todas! Hoy tengo  la primer parte de esta pequeña colección que OPI acaba de lanzar al mercado. Son cuatro colores y ahora les voy a mostrar tres. El cuarto es un top coat con glitter que merece su propio post! 



L to R: The Color of Minnie, I'm All Ears, If You Moust You Moust

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My picks from OPI Too Haute to Handle, Ulta exclusive collection

Hi friends!! I hope you're enjoying your week I have an awful cold so I'm just surviving! Anyway, I wanted to show you these new Ulta exclusives because I got it from a great promo... All the details after the pictures!
Hola amigas! Espero que estén teniendo una buena semana, yo estoy con un resfrío horrible, así que más que nada estoy tratando de sobrevivir! Igualmente quería mostrarles estos esmaltes lo más rápido posible porque los conseguí en una promo buenísima... todos los detalles después de las fotos! 



The Flowers are Blue-Ming, Sand in your Own Feet

Monday, June 4, 2012

Mini H&M haul: Lady Luck, No Mambo Jambo and Bella's Choice

Hi polished friends! I hope you liked my guest post at Colores de Carol! Now I'm back here and I have three new (to me) polishes to show you. It's the first time I bought polishes in H&M, actually I never enter the store, but I was curious and I'm so glad I did it!
I saw several nice shades, but I picked three greens that I thought I was not  going to have any dupes... well, maybe two without sure dupes and a turquoise! I couldn't resist!!
Hola mis amigas de los esmaltes! Espero que les haya gustado mi post como invitada en el blog Colores de Carol! Ahora ya estoy de nuevo acá y tengo tres nuevos (para mi) esmaltes de H&M. Es un negocio al que casi nunca entro, pero me dio curiosidad ver sus esmaltes y por suerte lo hice! 
Había varios colores lindos, pero elegí solo estos verdes de los que pensé que no iba a tener ningún dupe... bueno quizas el turquesa si podría haber tenido algún dupe, jaja pero ya saben que no lo puedo resistir!

 

L to R: Lady Luck, No Mambo Jambo, Bella's Choice



Saturday, June 2, 2012

Guest Post at Colores de Carol!

Hi!! I hope you have started a great weekend, mine is awesome, because today I'm having a guest post at Colores de Carol!! Woohoo!!!
I love her blog and I find her design always flawless and elegant. So when she offered me the possibility of doing a post for her blog I felt so honored!!
So if you want to see my review of Deborah Lippmann's set for Snow White and the Huntsman, go check Carolina's blog today... wait a minute, go check her blog anyway, because her blog rocks!!!
THANK YOU Carolina for giving this new blogger such a big opportunity! :-)))))


Hola! Espero que hayan empezado bien el fin de semana, el mío es espectacular porque hoy estoy teniendo mi primer post como invitada en un blog!!! Hoy pueden verme en Colores de Carol!!! Woohoo!!!!
Amo su blog y sus diseños son siempre impecables y elegantes. Así que cuando me ofreció esta oportunidad de hacer un post para ella, me sentí totalmente honrada!!
Si quieren ver mi review del nuevo set de Deborah Lippmann para la película Blancanieves y el Cazador, ya saben que me encuentran en su blog... en realidad, vayan igual, jaja, si no lo conocen su blog es increible!!
GRACIAS Carolina por darle a esta nueva blogger una oportunidad tan grande! :-)))))))