I got to attend my first ever Quinceanera this last weekend. For those who are unfamiliar as I was here is a definition from Google
What is a Quinceanera Party?
One of the most important celebrations in Mexican culture is the tradition of the quinceañera. This constitutes a ceremony on a girl’s fifteenth birthday to mark her passage to womanhood, to give thanks to God for his blessings, and to present a young woman to the community.
There is a lot of work involved in getting a Quinceanera together. Kind of like planning a wedding actually. There are gowns to be bought, dances to be rehearsed, meals and cakes to be planned and people to invite!
Here is our “Quince Girl” from this weekend.
And the nails that I did for her special occasion!!!
I especially like the middle finger that I did in two different colors of dark blue but created a smoky negative space and then added celophane for a shattered glass effect.
Happy Birthday Aliya …..xoxo
Here is some candid shots of the event.
Yummy, yummy Pazole!
Her little sister, Layla’s shoes!!!
A beautiful gift after the rain!
Her cake. Plus the shoes to take her into womanhood!
New, seriously opaque nail lacquer in Soft Shade collection is being released from OPI.
I really like this collection. It is soft and feminine but it packs a good amount of punch with the opacity level.
6 colors (also available in Gel Color) that gives all us nail color enthusiasts a good choice for our own skin tones.
Here they are. Each nail tip has 2 coats of color and a top coat.
It’s In The Cloud
A soft creamy white. This would also work well with a sheer pink for a softer French Manicure look.
Stop, I’m Blushing
Exactly as the name implies, a soft blush of a color. I think it will be great for office work situations that require demure colors. It still has a bit of “punch” factor because of it’s opacity though.
This Cost Me a Mint
A soft whitish mint color. It would be very pretty on people with olive skin or even darker skin tones.
One Chic Chick
This is a really fun color. It makes you smile even to apply it! Also great with darker skin tones! And nail art!
I Am What I Amethyst
A very pretty Easter color for certain. I like it because it makes me think of pretty feminine clothes that come out in the Spring time.
It’s A Boy
Another good color for nail art, on toes or for the playful ones in the crowd. This soft blue also reminds me of Easter candies!
I feel like all the colors have a good amount of white in them so you get true solid color from them.
I think you will really enjoy them for the Spring season. Either on their own or used in nail art.
Available at fine salons and authorized distributors.
Go to www.opi.com for other color selections and to see great nail art techniques.
So I was messing around with some of the CND Vinylux that I got as a PR sample of the new colors for Art Vandal Spring Release.
Pictured here are (top) “Mauve Maverick” (bottom left) “Irrelevant Rose” and (bottom right) “Magenta Mischief”
Working with the weekly polish while they were all still wet, I got to create a fade that has a cool effect but takes very little technique. My suggestion is that you use two cream colors on the bottom and then use a shimmery or sparkly one for the middle to blend it. Also the middle color should be applied sparingly so it has that faded out effect. And so that it will pull the other colors into it. Almost a dry brush technique.
Since it is just working with polish you can use this to create a super quick nail art effect.
I also like how the finished look is with top coat. I applied the top coat when the others were fairly wet as well. It helped blend the colors together even more.