NYFW Inspired Nails DIY

If any of y'all have been reading online and on Instagram, you might have noticed that it was New York Fashion Week. I loved most of the fashion, but I also loved how the models had their nails done.

I'm a little obsessed with nail art and manicured nails to begin with ( I own around 50-ish nail polishes give or take) so of course I noticed the nail designs. From the classic red nails to the outrageously colorful nails there was a style for everyone. One particular stye that I really loved was the nail art on models for Kate Spade and Erin Fetherston. The nails are a solid color with a gold or silver stripe on the nail where normally the white tip of French Manicure would end.
Kate Spade (Left) and Erin Fetherston (Right)

I took this look and recreated, but with a twist. I added more lines to certain fingers and chose a dark color. I felt like this made the line pop more. I do however love the shockingly white nail color.

NYFW Inspired Nails -- My spin on this nail look


The products used for this look (all items purchased by me):

  • Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy- #500 in Ace of Spades (Target)
  • Cina Nail Creations - Nail Stripping Tape 1/64" in Silver (Sally Beauty Supply)
  • Small Scissors for cutting the tape (It came with a manicure kit, similar)
  • Nail clippers (Bath & Body Works) to cut the excess tape that hangs to the side of the nails
  • Orly Polished Topcoat (Sally Beauty Supply)- This is seriously my favorite topcoat, actually any orly topcoat is my favorite. 

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You will want to add a basecoat to your nail bed. Honestly I just put a coat of my topcoat.
  1. Color your nail your desired color and let it completely dry. You seriously don't want to have smudged nails for a look like this. The silver nail tape is very flashy and draws attention, seriously.
  2. Make sure you don't have any kind of lotion residue on your hands. I learned the hard way that this will mess with the tape bonding to the nail. You can prevent this by taking some hand sanitizer right before you being and put it all over your hand and nails like you normally would. The alcohol in the hand sanitizer will reduce the moisture and oily residue.
  3. Take the tape strip and cute enough to cover the width of you nailed. Don't be afraid to over estimate the length. This is why we have our clippers to trim the excess off. Think of how a manicurist usually cuts your cuticles, well it's similar, but you're just cutting of the tape, no cuticle here. Press down really well on the tape to make sure it stays on. 
  4. Once you've finished all your nails, add a coat of the topcoat of your choice, wait to dry and your DONE!
Will you be trying this look? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,
Felipa xoxo





Polaroid Inspired iPhone Prints

Hey there readers! I recently wrote a post on my top 5 photo apps, well now I'm taking those edited photos and printing them. I have a couple of Apps that I use to print photos directly from my phone.

Today, I'm sharing one of the print apps that I used recently to make some cute Polaroid inspired prints. That app is called Foxgram available on the Apple App Store, I'm not sure about Android.

When you first open your app, it will take you to this screenshot pictured to the left, and then from here you select the type of prints you want and the size. I chose the 3"x4"prints, which are the equivalent of small polaroid prints like the new Fujifilm Instax Share printer that has been making the rounds on Instagram.

You save $199 + paper costs. These prints are only 35 cents with a minimum of 10. You can also pay with your Apple Pay as form of payment. You can also choose directly from Instagram or your camera roll.

The paper is matte and the image it's self is a 2"X2" compared to my other prints. I like it, it seems like the images aren't really coated with anything to avoid aging, but for the price and turn around, I'm pretty happy. For the record, I still have a POGO (Polaroid to Go) printer from years ago, that uses Zink paper, which is similar to Fuji film where there's no ink involved in the printer, but rather on the paper. Those also tend to fade. Unfortunately, I don't use it anymore because it's not compatible with iPhone's bluetooth, I used to use it way back when I had a Blackberry Bold. Yeah THAT long ago.

Below are some of the pictured I received yesterday. It only took 3 days to receive and came in a little letter package strong enough that it wouldn't bend in my mailbox, which I'm lucky because I tend to not check it for days.
Obviously I take a lot of pictures of my dog :). What do you think? Will y'all be ordering some for fun and adding them to fun scrapbooks or clip them on a piece of twine and hang them? Let me know in the comments below :).

Until next time,
Felipa xoxo


Calligraphy & Lyrics

I have previously written about my calligraphy and how would show you guys my calligraphy skills. Well, I've finally had the courage and much needed improvement in my writing skills that today I'm going to show y'all some pieces I've been working on.

If you take a good look, you'll notice that they are Fifty Shades of Grey inspired. Yes, I did read the books, and will be watching the movie with my bestie. We're single so it's basically our Valentines, ha! And you have to admit, the soundtrack is really really good!



Tools used:



I Know You by Skylar Grey Inspired Print:


The Scientist by Coldplay Inspired Print:


Haunted by Beyoncé Inspired Print
I think my calligraphy finally came together, maybe I'll offer this in a digital file for screensavers. I was always frustrated how mine didn't look like others, but then someone told me everyone has their version of calligraphy, mine just so happens to be very bold.

Have any of y'all tried calligraphy? Anyone going to see Fifty Shades of Grey? Let me know in the comments :).
Until next time,
Felipa xoxo