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Hello, my name is Cat and I am a nail polish addict. I love nail polish. True story.

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In past Cristy and I have shared our favorite nail polish by season, check them out:

Fall 2013

Summer 2013

Fall 2012 part 1

Fall 2012 part 2

As I said, I personally have a minor obsession with nail colors, still don’t believe me? Check out #TipsyTuesday  or #Beauty.

Okay, I think I’m making point clear. I even shared an Easy at Home Manicure and a DIY Nail Strengthener.

Recently, I stumbled upon an article that totally supports my addiction. The article is available on Cosmopolitan.com and was retweeted by Huffington Post, check out the full article, click here.

Here’s a quick recap of “21 Things You Absolutely Must Know About Painting Your Nails.”

  1. Three strokes are all you need.
  2. Always use base coat.
  3. Repurpose your old lip brush to help tidy up the edges of your nail.
  4. Find the right white (I would also include the right nude).
  5. Stay away from quick-dry nail polish.
  6. Swipe on cuticle oil religiously.
  7. Hold your hands under cold water post-paint job.
  8. Make your neon polish pop.
  9. Apply thin, not thick coats of polish.
  10. Keep your paint in a cool, dry, dark place aka your fridge.
  11. Thin out too-thick nail polish with thinner.
  12. Never shake your nail polish.
  13. Never cut your cuticles.
  14. Only bust out the nippers when you have a hangnail.
  15. Never saw your nails back and forth when you file them.
  16. Stay away from hot water.
  17. Use non-acetone nail polish remover whenever possible.
  18. Go for glitter.
  19. Use a cotton ball to help remove your glitter polish.
  20. Always use three-free polish.
  21. Always use a top coat.

What’s nail polish color(s) are you currently addicted to? Lately I’ve been all about greens! Greyish greens and earthy hues.

Thanks for visiting C to C,

CAT

 

Happy 4th of July and welcome back to our 4th day of 4th of July nails!

For our final nail art post I decided to go with something simple yet fun, I like to call it Party in the USA. There is no need for any fancy artistic technique for this design, simply have fun with it. The picture of the final product is self explanatory, but just in case you want to know what strategy I used, read below.

What you will need:

  1. Red nail polish (Sally Hansen)
  2. Royal blue nail polish w/blue glitter undertone (Sinful Colors at CVS)
  3. Glitter polish with red, blue and silver sparkles (Off Brand)
  4. Angled paint brush + nail polish remover
  5. Miley CyrusParty in the USA playing in the background 😉

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Steps:

I have this horrible habit of applying too many colors and too many layers at the same time and then simply ruining my polish.  Since I knew I would be using three different colors this time around, I decided to take it one color at a time.

1. Painted my thumb, middle and pinky fingers with the red polish and let the 1st and 2nd coat completely dry before moving on to the next color. Once these were completely dry I took my angled brush, dipped it in nail polish remover and cleaned around the edges. I chose to go with the red first, because it has been my experience that red polish is the messiest…especially when it comes to cleaning around the edges.

2. I went ahead and did one coat of glitter on my ring and pinky fingers.

3. I then applied two coats of the blue polish on my index finger. While that dried I applied two more coats of glitter on my ring and pinky fingers.

4. When the blue was completely dry I cleaned around the edges, applied top coat and wallahhh!

Like I said, the design is pretty simple, but I love it and I will definitely be rocking it at the 4th of July block party.

4th nails

 

– CRISTY

 

 

Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to participate in a fall tradition – visiting a pumpkin patch. Lemos  farm is located in Half Moon Bay, Calif., not too far from San Francisco. The farm is ideal for little ones because it offers pony rides, it has a mini train that goes on a short ride, and there’s also a hay ride, but we were unable to make because the little ones had a melt-down. Oh, and for those who are a bit older there’s also a haunted house on-site but that was not an option for us. The farm also has goats, chickens, and a little duck pond, which make a fun feeding experience for children.

Like I said, they have a pumpkin patch and they have plenty to choose from. These pumpkins inspired today’s tutorial:

Start off by using an orange nail polish to make a semi wide line through the middle of your nail, start from the mid section to the edge. Then you will follow with two semi wide lines on each side of the middle, start a little lower so you have one tall and two shorter lines.

Then with a dotting tool (or a small fine brush) dip it in a dark color, I am using a forest green, to outline the edge of your pumpkin.

Once the outlines have been defined, add a stem on top of the taller orange line.

Now you should have something similar to this:

I added color to my other two nails without a pumpkin so I would not have naked nails. You can choose to leave then are they are or add color. Depending on how creative you want to get you can also add faces or make them with different colors, totally up to you, let your creativity flow.

Products used:

  • Mad About Mango by Revlon
  • Tough Art to Follow by Finger Paints
  • a small tip dotting tool
  • a medium tip dotting tool

Let me know if you re-create these nails.

Hope you enjoy, CAT

Keeping with the theme of last weeks post and Halloween a few weeks away, here is another nail tutorial.

This one is a simple and easy to do, all you need are an orange and a black sparkly polish.

As you can see, this one is way easy, simple and perfect for any halloween party or gathering.

Once again, let me know if you decide to re-create the look.

Thank you for visiting, CAT

Here in the U.S. we have this interesting “holiday” called Halloween which we celebrate on Oct. 31. Halloween is fun for all ages. When I was little we used to go out Trick-or-treating where we would dress up in our costumes and go around the neighborhood asking for candy from our neighbors. As I got older, especially in college, we dressed up in more “elaborative” costumes and attended Halloween parties where we no longer asked for candy, but perhaps something on the rocks with a splash of something (aka adult beverages).

Moving on, over the next few weeks before Halloween I will be featuring some themed nail tutorials. Here’s the first of them.

I started with a black base color by Milani.

Then I added an orange color to the edge of my nails to make it a Halloween manicure.

Here you have the final look – a Halloween take on your average French Manicure. I think this look is very cute and simple, perfect for the office.

Products used: “Mad About Mango” by Revlon and “Black Magic” by Milani.

Let me know if you decide to recreate this look.

Thanks for visiting, CAT.

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”
— Charles Caleb Colton

A few days back I saw a featured mani on @Julepmaven (Julep, a monthly nail polish and other beauty products subscription) on Instagram and I loved it so much I had to recreate the look. The original design was created by @libedon (aka The Polished Fox).

The design is pretty simple and easy to recreate, but I specially love the color combination. The polishes I used are: “Natural” by Love & Beauty (Forever 21 nail polish line), and “Man Hunt” by China Glaze.

What do you think, you like?

Also. feel free to follow me on Intagram @Kitty5289.

Thanks for visiting, CAT.

 

Welcome back to Tipsy Tuesday! As you may know, last week Cristy shared her Fall Nail Colors, this week I will be sharing mine. Added bonus, if you are anything like us it will help feed your nail polish addiction.

I am a little sad to say “good bye” to all my bright pinks, corals, and minty greens, however I am very excited to rock dark polishes. I am a huge fan of dark polishes!

Below are some of the fall colors I am looking forward to rocking.

Tough Art To Follow:  a deep, dark, matte green. This reminds me of seaweed.

Purr-Fect Plum: a deep, matte plum.  I really love this color and I think it is great for a date night out.

Naughty: a purpley, grayish, and slightly pearlescent. Once again, I love this color and I will definitely be wearing throughout the fall.

Nirvana: a grayish milky chocolate. Cristy and I both loved this color!

Let us know what fall colors are your favorites or which you plan to wear often, use the hash tag #TipsyTuesdayCtoC.

Till next time 🙂

-CAT

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Welcome to Tipsy Tuesday! No, no, not that kind of tipsy. The tipsy I’m referring to is nail tips. You see Cat and I have a bit of an obsession (I like to think of it as passion) for nail polish and anything nails, so we decided to start this weekly segment…Tipsy Tuesday! We are super excited to share with you a tip or two of what drives our nail obsession!

With Fall right around the corner I decided that our first segment will be a Fall nail polish color preview. So here it goes…

Time to put away the summer brights and break out the Fall palette.  I recently went to Walgreens and fell in love with the large selection the Sinful Colors line had to offer for only $1.99!!!! Definitely a steal! Below are a few of the fall colors I purchased.

Kissy – A deep, glittery, turquoise. Perfect for a night on the town. This one is by far my favorite, it reminds me of a mermaid!

Nirvana – A matte grayish chocolate. I plan on using this color on the regular. It’s very simple but elegant.

Slate – I’ve never been a fan of grey polish, but this one just called my name. I am so glad I bought it.

Burgandy – The name says it all. It’s a very deep burgundy and I loooove it! I think this color is classic and can go with anything.

Stay tuned for our next segment next week 😉

**Cristy**

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