Thursday, July 3, 2014

My Blog is moving!!!

If your still interested in following me, I've started a new nail blog due to blogger issues:

www.nailsbylatoya.wordpress.com
Thanks!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum for sale!!!

Hi ya'll! Today I'm selling my Jimmy choo.. I'm asking $45 shipped. It's 97% full and it comes with original packaging. I bought it from Nordstrom and I just have too many perfumes lol..


Monday, June 30, 2014

Flower Decal Nail Art!!!

Hi ya'll!  Today I decided to try out some decals I made the other day, and I have to say, they turned out great!!! Just let me know if your interested in a tutorial and I'll gladly put one up!>


Hope you enjoyed this post!!! What's some other nail techniques I should try?>

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

NOTD- Rosy Nails!

Hello lovely ladies!!! Today I used my new cici&sisi stamping plates for this nail look! The quality of them is ah-mazing!!! I used Revlon's Rich Raspberry for the roses and the detailing on the other fingers and custom mixed 3 polishes to get the color on my two middle fingers. I think it looks super cute and vintage! What's some of your favorite nail art looks?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cici&Sisi Stamping plates set 2 Review and Swatches!

Hey ya'll! I'm so excited about what I got in the mail! I got my new stamping plates from Amazon.com. The brand is called cici&sisi stamping and I cannot believe the quality of these plates and the amazing deal they are!  You get 6 large plates with 36 images on each plate for $29.99. That's $5 per plate! It's such a super deal.. Anywho I only have one gripe about them.  The backs of the plates have www.ciciandsisi.com on the back along with their logo and the ink came off all over my hands and the packaging.  Here's a couple of pictures of what I mean.

The ink on the back of the plates stuck to the sleeve and left marks.
Acetone removes the words from the back. When I have time I'm going to do this to all of the backs of the plates.

Also the ink stained my hands black. I've found that acetone does remove the ink from the backs of the plates. This is the only issue I've had with these so far. All the images stamp perfectly for me.

As you can tell my hands got filthy from handling the plates, so whenever I change my manicure I'm going to use acetone on paper towels to remove the ink from the backs of the plates.

Okay, when you first get the plates they arrive in a clam shell case and already in their cute little boo
k: 


Also included is a scraper and a stamper (I had issues with the scraper and stamper so I may not use them). The stamper is super squishy!!!

And then once you open the book you can see the beautiful plates themselves. These pictures are going to show the plates and a couple of swatches from each plate.
Cici&sisi plate 7



Plate 08






cici&sisi 09





cici&sisi 10



cici&sisi 11


I want to make note that a lady on YouTube had issues with the corner images and I had no issues whatsoever. This particular image is from a corner and came out perfectly!


cici&sisi12



Overall I have to give this stamping set a 9/10! I had no issues with the corners of the plates and the quality of the etching. The quality of the plates is awesome!  The only issue I had was with the backs staining my hands and the logo coming off.  What's your favorite brand for nail stamping? I'm always looking for new companies to try!!!










Syrup Nails!


Howdy ya'll! Today I wanted to share the "Syrup" technique. It's relatively simple to do and is mess free! Let's get to the pics!

 Oh, and I used China Glaze "Be more Pacific" as my base coat. I then used LA Colors "Atomic" for the gradient. Make sure your polish your using for the gradient is a jelly and sheer so you can build it up on your base coat.>



And voila! As  you can see I added some stamps to make the effect look more neat.. you could even add glitter or whatever you want! Here's the finished manicure: 




Thursday, June 19, 2014

Poppy Nails!

Hey ya'll! Last night I sat down and stared at my polishes for about 10 minutes trying to figure out what to do for my nails. I then decided to try some flowers! Poppies seemed to be the easiest to do at the time, so I grabbed my dotting tool and came up with this look:



It's super easy to do! Just make three red dots close together and let dry. Then add a black dot in the middle, and some green dots in the free space. I hope you enjoyed this and don't forget to comment! I love comments!