Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine's Day Mani

Here's my Valentine's Day mani. Sweet & simple; not so crazy & not too boring. 

Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy
Tips: NYX Hot Pink
Silver Lining: Milani Nail Art- Art of Silver
Design: Konad Image Plate m73 w/ Orly-White Tips
Konad Image Plate m56 (small heart) w/ Orly- White Tips
Top Coat: CND Effects-Sapphire Sparkle & Seche Vite 

Thanks for looking! Have a LOVE-ly Valentine's Day!

♥, Kristine

Monday, February 7, 2011

Milani Digital & M57

Milani Digital, a medium holographic pink stamped with Konad's m57 image plate.
Base Color: Milani - Digital
Konad IM: m57 with Essie Licorice 
Top Coat: Seche Vite

I also used this design on Pure Ice Kiss Me.
Ps, I finally made a page for facebook and signed up for bloglovin. Like & follow for love & support! 
Thanks for looking! 

♥, Kristine

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Wow, how long has it been??? a month, a year? ok, three months. But it feels like it's been at least a year. I've pretty much abandoned polishedloveaffair AND my nails all in all. For a while there I've been feeling a bit "eh" about my blog and my style of blogging. I was trying to change it up but didn't know how to approach it and it started feeling like a job almost (which i started to hate). I've made promises that I didn't follow through on and that just made me into a liar. I'm not sure if anyone really even reads or pays attention to this blog, but if you do, thank you and I'm sorry.

I would however though, like to get back into blogging because I love to polish my nails and try new things out and also sharing it with other polish lovers like me...but I think I need to take this one step at a time. I miss blogging and I miss playing around with my nail polish. With all that said, I'm sorry for disappointing anyone who expected more from me and Thank you to all those who stuck around =).

Here's to a new year and a new expectations, and no promises...I will just be here to share and do what I can. =)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Mani: "I Wanna Suck Your Blood"

Vampire teeth and that even considered to be a part of Halloween? Not sure, but since those things are scary, why not? 
You might be asking, what's with the falsies? Well, the other day, I finally decided to chop my nails off. They were tearing at the edges, breaking one by one...I admit I've been lazy to clean my nails properly and not to mention moisturize at all because my cuticles look hideous! Oh, and should I even speak of yellow, stained nails? (I've been really bad to them --tisk.tisk)

So now, my plan is to not wear polish for a while and let my nails get some fresh air and let them grow healthy again. And in the mean time, I'll just do my nail arts, swatches and what-nots on falsies just like these.

Now, on to the nail art...
Blood drops and splater everywhere and fangs on the second nail.

(pic above are the products used)

1. Essie Licorice as the base color (don't forget your base coat if applying on real nails).
2. Color Club Yachty Yachty Yada for the gum line.
3. White Acrylic Paint & A small detail brush to draw the teeth and fangs.
4. Sally Hansen Rapid Red for the blood (scattered in all directions).

Hope you liked it! I'm really wishing they were on my nails right now though :(.
♥, Kristine

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Nails

I did this mani a few weeks back but I somehow lost the pictures, but thank God I finally found them trying to organize all the pictures on our computer.

Thumb: Spider web; Pointer: simple spider; Middle: "Boo!" Ring: Random dots (which ended up looking like some kind of scary face =)); Pinky: Bats

Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy
Base Color: Orly White Tips
Design: Black acrylic paint
Top Coat: Seche Vite

♥, Kristine

Monday, October 25, 2010

Giveaway Winners

And the winners for the Hello Kitty water decals are:
ANSTAH from Nailstah
Asami from Nails by Asami
Kelly from Konad and Polish

Congratulations Ladies!
You'll be recieving an email from me shortly; please respond within 24 hours or another entry will be chosen.

Thanks everyone who participated! I always have fun having these giveaways and I'm looking forward to more in the future!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hi gals! I know I'm a little late for this but it's still the month of October and it's still within the time frame ;) I don't know anyone who's ever had breast cancer but my mother had cervical cancer and this is my reminder and to be aware to always get check ups when I need to for prevention of cancer.

Re: Hello Kitty Water decals giveaway--I'm almost done tallying all the entries, I hope to announce the winners in another post tonight so stay tuned...

Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy
French Tip: NYX Hot Pink & NYX Ink Nail Art in Black & Silver Glitter
Ring Finger: Essie Licorice, NYX Hot Pink
Top Coat: OPI RapiDry Top Coat

♥, Kristine

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hello, Hello Kitty: Tutorial & Giveaway (pic heavy) [CLOSED]

Yes, you read it right. This post is a tutorial and a GIVEAWAY! Yay! So read on...

With all the hype today with "Hello Kitty" this, and "Hello Kitty" that, I was subdued by it's cuteness and couldn't resist on doing a mani, a tutorial, and a giveaway (my second one!) for all you lovely readers. =)

Base Coat: Nail Envy
Base Color: NYX Fierce Purple
Nail Art: Hello Kitty Nail Art Stickers
Top Coat: Seche Vite

The application for this mani was sssooooo easy, I'd like to show you how I did it...

Prep your nails prior to the fun part: on clean nails, 
- apply your base coat; allow to dry
- apply your base color; allow to dry

and then the fun part...
These are the nail art stickers/tatoos I used.

I selected the image I wanted to use

Using  tweezers (or your fingers--it doesn't matter),
I dipped the image into water for 5-10 seconds.

Remove from water and slide the image off the paper

Apply carefully on desired nail(s) and gently force out the
water between the sticker/tatoo and you nail. Add your
favorite top coat and you're good to go!

See how super easy that was!
So easy that I'd like to give THREE lucky followers a chance to win
ONE of these Hello Kitty Nail Art Stickers.

-(1 winner = 1 Nail Art Stickers Pack)
-You get to choose which one you want.

-Winners will be chosen through

(*Images are clickable)

Here are the rules:
- You have to be a follower; New readers welcomed
- Blog (one entry); tweet (one entry)
- Tell me one fun fact (anything! sky's the limit!) (one entry)
- Open to all!
- Giveaway ends Sunday, Oct. 24 11:59pm HST

If for any reason, the winner(s) do not respond within 24hrs after being contacted, I will choose another winner through


♥, Kristine

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween- Inspired by...

Hello ladies...I have nails here inspired by Asami on her "Pepo the Halloween Spider". Super cute and super easy design. If you don't know Asami yet, you need to check her blog. she has some pretty neat tips and tutorials that are easy to follow. I need to also mention that if it weren't for Tara at For Your Nails Only I wouldn't have been inspired to do free hand nail art. Tara has tremendous talent when it comes to true nail need to check her out; her designs never ceases to amaze me! So on to the design...

This is my take on Asami's Pepo the Halloween Spider. I have no idea what lured me to do black and red stripes but I'm starting to regret it doing it now. Ha! it's one of those things where "you should have left it the way it was but you insisted it needed something more".

Base Coat: Nail Envy
Base Color: Orly White Tips
Design: NYX Ink Nail Art in Black & Red Glitter
Top Coat: Seche Vite

Note: Sorry for the poor quality photo. I only had my phone at hand. 

I also have to apologize for not posting for a few weeks. I've just been super swamped. 
I started an online class in mid September and just recently started a non-credit class two weeks ago which I have to say, is kicking my butt! It's only once a week but the class is 7 hours long! Talk about your brains being fried! To top all that off, I've been helping out with parties that involve me doing party invitations, party favors, tags, etc...
Yep, I had my plate really full lately.
So I hope you understand why I've been MIA (missing in action).
Until next time, Thanks for looking! =)

♥, Kristine

Friday, September 17, 2010

For the love of DS Glamour

I've got another blue for those who love blue as much as I do! I love OPI DS Glamour so much, I couldn't resist on using it for this design. A simple chevron french; blue on blue with a touch of glitter.
Indoor, Flash
Indoor, Natural light, no flash
Indoor, Flash

Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy
Base Color: NYX Ink Heart
Tip Design: OPI DS Glamour & NYX Ink Nail Art in Crystal Glitter
Top Coat: OPI RapiDry TopCoat

Note: NYX Ink Heart is a creme finish but because I used OPI RapiDry when my mani wasn't completely dry yet, the brush picked up some of the holo glitters from DS Glamour making Ink Heart look like a glitter/shimmer polish which sorta gave it a nice effect on the overall mani.

**Images are clickable**

Have a great weekend everyone!
♥, Kristine