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December 30, 2012

Pastel Lines

Happy New Year in advance!!! :)

Sorry for the blog title. I have no idea on what name to give this certain design. I'm a bit busy today so no babbles for now. hehe. Probably on my next post. PROMISE! :)

God Bless everyone! ♥


December 27, 2012

Caronia - Lounge

A belated Merry Christmas and advance Happy New Year everyone! ♥

When I first saw Caronia's Lounge (from their Bright Nights Series) on the shelf of a local supermarket, I immediately got a hold of it. As you may have known I'm now very fascinated with polishes that has a "FOIL'' type effect. Plus Lounge has this Christmas-y color that I love! :)

Lounge in my opinion when applied on its own is a bit on the sheer side. So you may have to put more than 2-3 coats to achieve a nice effect. But what I did was layered it over Moss, another Caronia polish (swatches from a previous post CLICK HERE ) I really liked the outcome of my little experiment. hehe :)

I will certainly buy the other shades from this collection!


2 coats of Caronia's LOUNGE
over 1 coat of Caronia's Moss without top coat

Caronia - Lounge is available in leading health & beauty shops, department stores, supermarkets and drugstores nationwide. (P31.75/ 8ml SRP) I personally bought mine at Robinson's Supermarket. :)

God Bless everyone! ♥

December 22, 2012

Ombre Christmas Nails


I have tried the so-called ombre/gradient/sponge technique before. Using my finger! Yes, my thumb! :) But after watching a tutorial on youtube, I finally learned the correct way and things to use for the particular technique. Wouldn't you know it, I am loving it!! :)

Eeekk I need more sponge!!!

Here is my ombre nails. Hope you all like it. :)

God Bless everyone! ♥


December 21, 2012

Bobbie - Weng Weng (HOLO)

This post is dedicated to ALL holo polish lovers out there! ♥

As you may have known, I'm not really a fan of holographic polish though I have a few in my stash. But since I wanted to show everyone some really awesome local polishes, I bought Weng Weng from Bobbie another well known brand here in the Philippines. They actually have I think 6 shades from the collection which all are holos. But for me, WengWeng was the most outstanding of them all. No worries, I will try to get ahold of the other shades and show it with you all. :)

Some added info.,
when I do swatches for my blog I don't put top coat. And I usually take photos outdoor on natural light. I only edit my photos to crop it and add watermarks.

Moving on with Weng Weng, I hope that you are ready for some HOLOness!!! :)

2 coats of Weng Weng with out top coat.
photo taken under direct sunlight

God Bless everyone! ♥

December 20, 2012

Snowman and Heart Nail Art

Happy Holidays in advance!

Christmas is just around the corner, I'm excited to be celebrating it with my family. ♥
I haven't done nail art for a long time and when I did this two, my hands were literally shaking! :( I don't know why. Plus, my top coat sucks to be seen with the smudges on mr. Snowman. I really need to buy Seche Vite.

With the hearts, it was just a random design I did in like 15mins. but still with my hands shaking. It is really nice having a blog, cos eventhough I'm not that good I still get to share my passion for nail art and polish. I realized that I shouldn't be affected with what "OTHER" people will say about my creations. As long as I have friends that appreciates me, then I'm satisfied. ♥

God Bless everyone! ♥

December 18, 2012

Caronia: Miss Mystic Collection

Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la la. :)
It's a good thing Caronia, one of the leading local nail polish brand, released their new holiday collection: Miss Mystic. This new collection features 3 mystifying shades that work well with any outfit. For every girl should compliment an outfit with a well-manicured nails painted with a dashing color for that perfect cherry-on-the-top amazing outfit! :)

Moss - Rouge - Taupe
Caronia nail polish is available in leading supermarkets,
department stores and drug stores nationwide.


For the sophisticated socialite, there is ROUGE,
your basic red in a not-so-usual elegant shade.

For the fashionable girl who wants her nails to match her
ever-changing party outfits, TAUPE is a great nude shade
to compliment this season's hottest colors and trends.

For those that want to get edgy this holiday season,
try MOSS, a deep-green shade with a hint of frost.

Don't forget to apply a coat of Caronia's Nail Hardener and Base Coat (a personal fave of mine!) before applying your preferred shade to fill out ridges and protect your nails and top it off with Caronia Fast-Dry Top Coat and a drop of their award winning Kwik Dry and Cuticle Conditioner.
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***disclosure: Miss Mystic collection was sent to me as a GIFT by Caronia...

December 16, 2012


Thank you so much for all the love and support. ♥

I'll be sharing with y'all a nail art I did a few weeks back. I'm sorry for the photo quality. The time I made this my camera's memory card was lost so I was only left with my camera phone. But my cam is now ok so I already did a couple of new designs to be posted soon! :)

God Bless everyone! ♥

December 5, 2012

Am I Not Good Enough?

Hello sweethearts!
I know that I haven't been posting for a long time. And I'm really sorry for that.
It's just that I have been feeling down. I feel that I am not good enough for this art. That I am worthless. Yes I did feel all of those things at the same time. My self confidence is really really low now. :(

To boost a bit of confidence, I always listen to a Demi Lovato's song,


I wish that I can BELIEVE IN MYSELF too.. *crying*

Zarina ♥

November 12, 2012

Greens (UPDATED)

Hello ladies! ♥
Just a quick post for today. Just wanna share some previous nail art using BM image plates.

Hope you all like it! (^__^)

Things used:
- Caronia Nail Hardener (base coat)
- LIME GREEN from Elianto (base color)
- BM-215
- OH BABY! from Pure Ice (top coat)

Things used:
- Caronia Nail Hardener (base coat)
- No Namer franken glitter polish (base color)
- BM-04
- Acrylic paint
(for dots)
- Oh Baby! from Pure Ice (top coat)

God Bless everyone! ♥

October 31, 2012

Halloween Nails

Happy Halloween everyone!
Here is what I have on my nails right now. (^__^)

I know that they're NOT scary.
But don't they look so cute?! (^__^)

God Bless everyone! ♥

October 29, 2012

Random FreeHand Designs

Hello ladies! Sorry for the lack of post this past month. I will try my very best to visit your blogs within the week. Mwaah! :)

Here are a few nail art I did using the freehand technique. Most of them were done a few weeks back taken using my camera phone. Hope you all like it! (^__^)

One of my favorite design ever. hehe. :)

I saw a video tutorial of this design online. :)

God Bless everyone! ♥

September 18, 2012

Adventure Time Nails

Hello girls!
SORRY if I have been missing in action for a long time!
Thank you much for all the BLOG AWARDS!!! I will make a post soon. *^__^*

I now have short nails. YES! I had to chop off my long nails.

The reason? It is kinda getting in the way with my household chores. But having short nails won't stop me from doing nail art.

My 8year old sister loves watching Adventure Time.

Who doesn't?! I'm 25years old and I love it!
I only did Jake and Finn since they're a lot easier to do. hehe. :) It is messy since my top coat sucks! But who cares. hahaha.

Hope y'all like it! *^__^*

God Bless everyone! ♥

September 2, 2012

Strawberry Candies

It is officially now the start of the "BER" months! Plus my birthday next month(OCTOBER 8) haha. :) I'm excited coz I'll get to buy some nail thingys again. :)

I know to some of you nail STAMPING is an easy technique. Plus another nice way to get instant art on the nails. Right? :) I have been doing nail stamping for quite some time now. In my experience it can be messy. Well actually depending on my mood. hahaha. It is just frustrating when you are doing the right way, but still can't get all the design on the stamper! But hey as I have been saying just keep on practicing!! :)

My inspiration for my "STRAWBERRY CANDIES" design 
was the Strawberry Kreme shake from krispy kreme! :)

My inspiration :)

God Bless everyone! ♥

August 26, 2012

Musical Notes

Hey! Hey! Hey!
Ladies, I have a few posts in line for you all. 
Just haven't had the time. :)

Since my previous blog post was a polish swatch,
it is now time for some nail art! YEY!!! :) The story behind this was when I was
helping my little sister do her homework in music. She is in grade2 by the way.
While browsing her book I saw musical notes. I then got the idea to do a design that
same night. :)

The particular design is VERY common.
So I gave it a lil twist and instead of the usual black musical notes, I did it in
different colors! :) Isn't it obvious that I really like RAINBOW colors? hehehe.
I'm sorry if my musical notes isn't perfect.

I so suck at freehand!!! :(

God Bless everyone! ♥

August 21, 2012

Color Club - Wild At Heart

Hey hey I'm back! :)
Oh my gosh! I can't believe that I actually have 112 lovely followers!!!

For today's post, I'll be showing some photo swatches of Wild At Heart from Color Club. I'm not a big fan of holo polsihes. The only thing I like about with this particular shade is that it kinda looks really nice on my nails! hahaha. Please agree with me! (^__^)

For added info. I got Wild At Heart from a nail swap about a year ago! ♥
Oh and it also works good for stamping. Don't you just like polishes with double
purposes? I do!!! Saves me money. haha. :)

You're probably asking, WHY THE HELL DON'T I LIKE HOLO POLISHES??
Well it's because in my opinion, you only get to see the beauty of it when under the
sunlight. Am I right? Please don't get me wrong. I love ALL kinds of nail polishes. 
But I love the glitter ones more. :) Specially those indi polishes I have been seeing on
other blogs. Oh they are to die for! Too bad I can't have one. But it's ok! :)

SORRY if you get to see lots of smileys on every post.
It just shows how happy I am with blogging. :)

Away we go with the swatches!

***I did a facebook page.
Hoping you ladies could like my page***

August 17, 2012


Hello ladies!
Here I am again with a quick post. I promise to babble on my next post. :)

So here is a simple freehand design that I did a few days back.
My petals aren't perfect! But it still kinda looks like a sunflower right???
Hope y'all like it! :)

things I used:
- Caronia Nail Hardener (base coat)
- Elianto in Racing Green
- Reeves Acrylic paint (yellow, white, light brown)
- Nail art brush
- Cherry (top coat)

God Bless Everyone! ♥

August 12, 2012

So-Called-Peacock Nail Art

Hello beautiful ladies!
Thank you so much for all of your love and concern. ♥
It is really appreciated!

This is a quick post for now.
Here is my SO-CALLED-PEACOCK nails. hehehe. :)

things I used:
- Caronia Nail Hardener (base coat)
- BM image plate 212
- Revlon in OPULENT PINK
- Milani in TOTALLY 80'S
- Jessica in KING TUT'S GEM
-  Nail paint (blue/for the stamp)
-  Reeves Acrylic paint (white, yellow, orange)
- Dotting tool or toothpick
- Beauty UK Matte (top coat)

God Bless everyone! ♥