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Hi all! It’s that time again for us to share with you our favorite fall nail colors. Hope you enjoy ūüôā

Cat’s Favorite Fall 2013 Nail Polish:

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Essie – Smokin’ Hot (pictured darker than actual color). According to the Essie website this is, “a stone-cold fox gray that burns hotter than any flame.”¬†¬†I absolutely fell in love with the color when I saw it at my local Target.

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Wet n Wild – Through the Grapevine. A beautiful fuchsia almost like a dark red wine color with a hint of pink. I love the Megalast line of nail polish, they last a long time, they are inexpensive and the colors are awesome. View more of my collection here.

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China Glaze – Dress Me Up. Is a brownish mauve color, very neutral and great for fall.

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NYC (New York Color) – Fashion Safari. Is a beautiful milky tan color. Once again, a beautiful neutral color great for fall and perfect for the office.

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Julep – Florence. Is a creamy milky ivory, once again, perfect for the office. This is part of the “Classic with a Twist” Julep collection. To learn more about Julep and to become a Julep Maven click here.

Cristy’s Favorite Fall 2013 Nail Polishes:

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O.P.I. – Malaga Wine.¬†What can I say, I’m a fan of the reds, so it’s super fitting that one of my favorite fall colors is a deep wine red.

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O.P.I. – Skip the Gift Wrap – Green is not typically a color I gravitate to, but this polish is so rich and deep that I’m a bit addicted to it.

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O.P.I. – A-taupe the Space Needle – Ahhh the good ol’ brown fall color. Always a favorite of mine. This might look very similar to one of my favorites from last year, but this one is much deeper and reminds me of cocoa milk :).

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O.P.I. – Suzi Takes the Wheel. Last but not least and probably my favorite for the season. A gray with a slight brown/rustic undertone.

 

Welcome to C to C Friendspirations! We’re really excited to share our favorite summer nail polish, thus far, with you all.

Check out Cristy’s:¬†

Sinful Colors РInnocent. A lime green polish with a close resemblance to DID IT ON EM from the OPI, Nicki Minaj nail polish line. I typically use this one on my toes, but whenever I feel like being a bit wild, I definitely break out my Innocent polish.

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L.A. Girl Disco Brights – Dance Craze. The picture does not do this polish justice, Dance Craze is more of a peach color with strong orange undertones and¬†it is by far my favorite of the four. I’ve been rocking this most of the summer.

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Orly – Crush on You.¬†A muted tangerine color. Typically I avoid orange polishes as they remind me of Halloween, but this one hits the spot for me. It’s a muted orange and it has a very fresh and summer feel.

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ORLY РPassion Fruit. A bright,  borderline highlighter pink polish. Not only does it dry super fast, but the color just makes me feel happy, not to mention it does not chip easily.

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Cat’s faves:¬†

Sally HansenBarracuda, a beautiful milky blue. Barracuda is definitely one of my top 5 favorites of all time.

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Essie’s- In The Cabana,¬† a deeper teal. I recently purchased this one and I absolutely love it, but be sure to wear a base coat because it stains.

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Rimmel London РMintilicious. The picture does not show its true color, it dries to a gorgeous teal leaning more on the green side.

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Orly’s – White Tips. A¬†plain white, nothing super special about it, except for when I wear it I feel crisp, clean, and tan. It would not be summer without a little white polish in the mix.

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As you can tell, we’re polar opposites!

Feel free to share your favorite summer colors with us.

– Cristy & 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 ūüėČ

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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.

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– CRISTY

 

 

Thank you for coming back and taking a peek at our 3rd day of 4th of July nails !

Today’s design is what I like to call Patriotic Tye Dye. I came across a similar design (with different colors) on Pinterest and I thought it would be an awesome effect to try for 4th of July. The design is messy and fun.

You’ll need:

  1. White nail polish
  2. Royal blue nail polish
  3. Bright red nail polish
  4. make-up wedge (latex-free)
  5. Flat, angled paint brush
  6. Nail polish remover

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Step 1: Take your wedge sponge and dab a drop of each polish on a corner of the wedge sponge ( I recommend you used a latex-free sponge, as it is less porous). Allow the colors to overlap each other.

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Step 2: Take the sponge and start dabbing it on your fingernail until nail is completely covered.

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Step 3: Allow polish to dry and then take the angled paint brush, dip it in nail polish remover and clean up any messy edges.

Step 4: If you wish, add some subtle glitter, if not go ahead and add some top coat and walaaah!

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Thank you for stopping by and stay tuned for the final 4th of July post tomorrow!

– Cristy

Hi there, welcome back to day two of our 2013 4th of July Nails series!

Today’s design is easy and festive.

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Here are the products I used:

(Red) China Glaze ‚ÄúCranberry Splash‚ÄĚ

(White) Orly ‚ÄúWhite Tips‚ÄĚ

(Blue) Julep ‚ÄúAlly‚ÄĚ

(Glitter) Julep ‚ÄúFireworks‚ÄĚ

Small fine brush

I started off by painting my nails a solid white.

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Then I painted on Red and Blue stars.

Finally, I add a tiny bit of glitter on the edges. I could not help myself; ‚ÄúFireworks‚ÄĚ by Julep is like Fourth of July in a bottle! I LOVE it!

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Well, here’s the final design. Remember to top it off by using a clear top coat.

Come back tomorrow to see Cristy’s design.

Thank you for your visit,

CAT

P.s. the design was inspired by Miss Jen Fabulous, check out her YouTube channel.

It’s almost that time again – 4th of July!!!

Last year we did a 4th of July Nails Series, this year we continue with the tradition. However, before the new 2013 series goes up, here’s a quick look at last year’s designs:

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Fireworks

Sparkler

Freedom and Liberty

Stars and Stripes

Check back each day before 4th of July for a new design inspired by the holiday.

Enjoy,

C & C

 

Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to participate in a fall tradition Рvisiting 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.

 
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