Wednesday, August 31, 2011

awesome gift

I got these cool acrylics as a gift by Shanell Moreno my brothers girlfriend and i love them can't wait to do some crazy 3D nail designs with these, and the wonder bond glue is supper strong.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Blingalicious Nailzzzzzzzz

Who loves bling? I love bling on ma Nailzzz that is. I've been checking out Japanese magazine online like Nail Max (i wish i could have them) but their way to prizey anyways. This next nail design is inspired by the Japanese nail art. Hope you like my attempt at Japanese nails oh and the bow i actually did it 3D bow.

Used: OPI 'Your Villa or Mine?', Essie 'Master Plan' and Rimmel 'Black Satin' 
with my very own hand made 3D Bow

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sharpie Love

Sharpie has these really cool commercials with actual drawings that people have drawn using sharpie's. My sister Andrea has the creative idea for me to do a nail design using sharpie and send it over to them. 
Hope they like.Did a very simple design of he loves me he loves me not Sharpie Love.

Used: Nicole by OPI 'Positive Energy' OPI 'Need Sunglasses and Sharpie

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dressed to Impress Nailzzzzzzz

My sister was invited to a wedding. She bought this really cute dress and shoes. Wanted to give her a nail design related to the colors of her dress. Came up with the half moon up and down and a simple 3D bow. I personally  think it looks supper chic, hope you like.

Used: OPI 'Honeymoon Sweet',  and two other OPI's that are very nude but can't seem to find their names

Bows and polka dots

Simple design consisting of polka dots and 3D bows hope you like.

Used: Nicole by OPI 'My Lifesaver' and 'Never Give Up'

MMMMM Donuts

I've been practicing this whole Japanese 3D nail art because quite frankly I'm completely obsessed. I love how it looks and i keep trying to teach myself some other things. But anyways I wanted to do a donuts design, because right now i feel that donuts are what i do better. I started thinking and the one cartoon character that loves his donuts is non other than Homer Simpson. So hope you like my Homer and donuts inspired design featuring 3D donuts and letters.

Homer Simpson

Used: OPI 'Need Sunglasses', Nicole by OPI 'Brilliant Idea', 'One Less Lonely Glitter', 'Positive Energy'

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lets travel through the safari!

Haven't posted in a while which i feel completely bad about, but i've had so many things on my plate (not that i'm complaining) i will definitely try to do another country design ASAP. Anyways i've been researching a lot about Africa and the wonderful safaris they have. So today's design is inspired by safaris hope you like used very neutral warm colors which i love how they look together. Tried doing a very sponged gradient look. 
Hope you like.

Used: OPI 'Stranger Tides', 'Get in the Expresso Lane', 'Legs Celebrate', 'Symphony in Gold', 
Nicole by OPI 'Bonfired Up', and Essie 'Mink Muffs'

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

3D nail design's

I've always admire the Japanesse 3D nail art, and for a long time i've been trying my best to try and do it. Until now that i finally bought all the materials started practicing and i was finally able to get something. It looks supper cute and adorable hope you like my very first 3D nail design.

Used: Nicole by OPI 'Brilliant Idea', 'One Less Lonely Glitter', 'My Lifesaver' Essie 'Little Brown Dress', and Milani 'Disco Lights'

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I missed yesterdays country design, i have just a little bit too much on my plate right now but can't complain. Its all very positive and exiting. New challenges, and an incredible opportunity that i just can't wait to tell everyone about. So next stop around the world is in the continent of Africa it's a country about the size of Texas called 'Zambia' I dedicate this design to a very special person in my life. Hope you like.

On the thumb i did sort of  a landscape of sun set with the river flowing by, Index i did cheetah, zebra, and giraffe print to symbolize Zambia's wildlife, Middle i tried to do the Victoria falls which are in Livingstone Zambia, Ring finger i did a patter of a hand woven basket, and on the pinky i did Zambia's national flag.

Used: OPI 'Jade is the New Black', 'Cabana Bana', 'Flint Island Flicker', 'Cool in the Pool', 'Moon over Mumbai', 'How to Jamaica Mil', 'Symphony in Gold', 'Daffy Dill', 'Rumba Romance', 'Run with it', Orly 'Haute Red', 'Flagstone Rush', Essie 'Sweet Talker', 'Mink Muffs', 'Little Brown Dress', Sally Hansen 'Blue-away', 'Lightening', and Milani 'Bijou Bronze'

Wish i would of gotten more information from someone who's actually been to Zambia but didn't have time to collect information on it. But while i was searching what important aspects to draw from Zambia i found a very interesting article check it out.

Countries and their Culture on

So like i said Zambia is about the Size of Texas. Its completely rich in wild life, and gorgeous landscapes.
 I found this too be so interesting of where the countries name is derived from.

Zambia derives its name from the Zambezi River. The river runs across the western and southern border and then forms Victoria Falls and flows into Lake Kariba and on to the Indian Ocean. 

 the flag of Zambia

The background of the national flag is green, symbolic of the country's natural beauty, with three vertical stripes in the lower right corner. The three stripes are: red, symbolic of the country's struggle for freedom; black, representing the racial makeup of the majority population; and orange, symbolic of the country's copper riches and other mineral wealth. A copper-colored eagle in the upper right corner symbolizes the       
           country's ability to rise above its problems.

Zambia is noted for its rich wildlife and landscapes, using those resources to promote tourism with the slogan, "the Real Africa." The most notable landmark is Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means "the smoke that thunders." It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and even though it is shared with Zimbabwe, it is a source of great pride for Zambians. 

Hand Woven baskets

Check out those beautiful patterns (I want one) 

I also read that Zambians are know for also doing one of the best hand Woven basket design's like the one above with cool patterns.

 How magnificent is this too actually see wild life before your eyes.
 Well you can if you go to Zambia because it has a lot of safari's

This is the landscape i tried to do on my thumb hopefully i succeeded at catching such beauty.

Well thank you for joining me on another journey stay tune for the next country.

Monday, August 8, 2011


Next Stop Israel this one is specially dedicated to my friend Liat Nosrati

Used: Nicole by OPI 'Respect The World', 'My Lifesaver', 'The Next CEO', OPI 'Jade is the New Black', 'DS Vintage', 'Stranger Tides', 'Flint Island Flicker', 'Turquoise Shatter', Sephora by OPI 'Rumba Romance', Orly 'Flagstone Rush', Essie 'Coat Azzure', 'Geranium' and Sally Hansen 'Lavender Cloud', 'Nude Now'

Top Ori, Felafel humus and tomatoes, Flag/Camel, Dead Sea, Wailing Wall

 Liat has her on very cool online magazine 'Tini Zine' check it out and join me in learning about Israel.

A Day in Israel

By: Liat Nosrati

Tini Zine has found a way to combine our love for Israel with our love for outrageous nail art! We have teamed up with nail artist and blogger, Karla Sorto, to create the ultimate portrayal of “Nail Art: A Day in Israel.” Each nail features a different aspect of Israel that we feel is important for non-Israelis to be exposed to. We will describe each hand-drawn image that is adorned on each nail and explain why it’s important or interesting. Here we go!
Thumb: The image drawn on the thumb nail is the Israeli flag with a camel peeking in on the side and the word “Israel” spelled in Hebrew just under that. The Israeli flag is very well known and can be spotted in places across the world. Although camels do not roam all over the country, they can be found in the Negev Desert in Israel and yes, you can totally ride them. Camels are actually working mammals, they work for the Bedouins who, a majority of them, live in the Negev Desert.

Index: One of Israeli’s favorite dishes to eat is Falafel, and that’s exactly what you’ll find on the nail of the index finger, a nice big plate of Falafel Balls. Falafel balls are made of chickpeas that are ground up, rolled into balls and then fried. Falafel is usually served in Pita Bread with pickled veggies and drizzled with Tahini sauce. It is a very popular street food but it can also be found in restaurants all over Israel as it is considered the national dish of Israel.

Middle: The face of our favorite Israeli Comedian, Ori Hizkiah, can be seen on the nail of the middle finger. Hizkiah gained increased fame in the past few years for being on the popular Israeli television show, “Hardly Working.” He is very well liked among the younger generation yet still highly recognized among the older generation because of his ability to joke about every-day situations that most people will find themselves in. The majority of his jokes are in Hebrew, however, many Americans are attracted to his stand-up acts because of his knack for utilizing body language to execute most of his jokes.
Ring: The Wailing Wall is one of the most important parts of Israel and that is why you will find a drawing of the Wall on the nail of the ring finger. The Wall, known in Israel as the Kotel, is located in Jerusalem and was constructed at approximately 19 BCE. It is one of the most sacred places in Israel and it is said that the Wall is warm to the touch, even in the dead of winter. The Kotel is a very prominent prayer site and thousands of people write letters to God each year and roll them up to stick them in the cracks of the Wall. Although you will find many Jewish people at the Kotel, people of all races, colors, religions and genders visit the Wailing Wall.

Pinky: The Dead Sea is a common tourist attraction and is also the drawing on the nail of the pinky finger. The Dead Sea, also recognized as the Salt Sea is located on the border of Israel and Jordan. It is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, which is why you won’t find any living sea creatures in the Dead Sea and also why you shouldn’t go into the Sea with any cuts or scrapes. The surface of the Dead Sea is about 423 meters below sea level, making it the lowest elevation on Earth. It is also the deepest Hypersaline (body of water surrounded by land) lake in the world. Various cosmetics companies actually use the minerals found in the Dead Sea as a main ingredient in their products. Well, that just makes the Dead Sea all kinds of interesting, doesn’t it?

 We hope that you learned many things about Israel that you find fascinating. Israel is a beautiful place full of life and whimsy so we recommend that next time you find yourself in Israel you go to, see and visit all of the attractions that were mentioned in this article. A trip across Israel on a group of nails is fun but nothing’s quite like the real thing. Happy Traveling from, Karla Sorto and the Tini Zine Team.

Belt tops

Needed a quick mani hope you like these color combinations although i believe i've done them before except for the silver leopard print.

Used: Nicole by OPI 'The Grape Debate', Orly 'Dazzle', Revlon Top Speed 'Lily' and Minted

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Brazil is our next stop around the world.

Did the flag, The Fifa World Cup 2014 logo,Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), Girls dancing samba in the festival, and Brazil

Used: Nicole by OPI 'Dandy Lion', 'Love me Love the Earth', 'I'm a Belieber', 'You're S-Teal the One', OPI 'Jade is the New Black', 'Stranger Tides', Essie 'Absolutely Shore', 'Aruba Blue', Orly 'Dazzle', 'SnowCone', Milani 'Hi-Tech', 'White Canvas', 'Black Sketch', Sally Hansen', 'Lavender Cloud', and 'Lightening'

Brazil, Brazil, Brazil I love Brazil i want to travel and explore the beautiful country some day.
I'm a big soccer fan and Brazil has always been my favorite team (except when they loose lol j/k) I just Love how Brazilians cheer their team on. I was reading that the Brazilian government supports their country by allowing all employees to take the day off when Brazil has a soccer match. The government even encourages their people to celebrate with friends and family and enjoy the day off. (How cool is that) and for those that have to work the company makes sure a t.v is present so that their employees can watch the game while they work. Next world Cup will be hosted by Brazil in 2014 hopefully i can save some money to be able to go (wish me luck).

I also want to be able to go to to the booty shaking carnivals. Where girls and guys dance almost naked around the streets of Rio. 

Check out what had to say about it.
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For four days prior to Ash Wednesday each year Rio lights up and literally no-one is spared! The commercial aspects of Carnival at the Sambadrome we've all seen on the box - the Parade of Schools where multi-million dollar floats and scantily clad locals (and tourists) compete to the rhythm of their baterias but Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is much, much more than what goes on in the Sambadrome.

Follow the bloco scene and party all night long to live music, local processions and Brazilian samba fuelled by plenty of the local poison, caipirihna - available from just about anyone, anywhere, anytime. For recuperation during those hazy daylight hours relax on some of the most magnificent beaches that grace God's given earth (Copabobana, Ipanema), then, prepare to do it all again. Carnival in Rio is in the streets, it's in the people, it's rhythmic and it's incessant. If you're body can handle it, you've just got to experience one Rio Carnival before your time is up!

Cristo Redentor
By: Latin America History

the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil is one of the most instantly recognizable South American images. Perched atop the Corcovado Mountain and overlooking the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, the statue is visited daily by thousands of tourists and pilgrims alike.

Here is a brief history of Christ the Redeemer, from the conception and construction of this Brazilian icon to its selection as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Hope you have enjoyed my Brazil design as well as some of their main attractions

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Next stop around the World is India, when i think of India i imagine colors, glitters, sheer fabrics and exotic women adorned with gold jewelery.

I incorporated a henna tattoo with the words India, an Indian woman, The Taj Mahal (at night to make it more romantic), a festival elephant, and the Indian Flag hope you like.

Nicole by OPI 'One Time Lime', 'Shop Around the Clock', 'Dandy Lion', 'The Next CEO', Sephora by OPI 'Rumba Romance, OPI 'DS Mystery', 'Jade is the New Black', Orly 'Dazzle', 'Snow Cone', 
'Moonlit Madness', 'Turquoise Shatter', Essie 'Russian Roulette', 'Little Brown Dress', 'Meet me at Sunset', Milani 'Gold', 'Bijou Bronze', Sally Hansen 'Cafe Au Lait', 'Nude Now', 'Lavender Cloud'

I'm a sucker when it comes to Bollywood films. The locations in India are magnificent. I particularly enjoy watching the colorful/festive custom dresses (Gaghra Cholis) and the make-up these characters have on (Specially during the wedding ceremonies which i would love to go to one some day)

My little sister Brigitte loves everything about India (ever since she was little) i don't know if its the bold colors, or the bright gold jewelery that catches her eye; but she simply goes crazy when she sees a Hindu in her beautiful coordinated dress. Therefore Indian is at the top of my list of countries to travel too.

I don't know much about India. But in the films that I've watched the festivity that always catches my eye is 'Diwali' hope to someday be able to witness this beautiful festival in person. has the perfect explanation of what Diwali is: 

"Diwali is one of the biggest festival of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or 'Festival of lights'. Different colorful varieties of fireworks are always associated with this festival. On this auspicious day, people light up diyas and candles all around their house. They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth. The festival of Diwali is never complete without exchange of gifts. People present diwali gifts to all near and dear ones. 
The exact day of the festival is decided by the position of the moon. According to the Hindu calendar, Amavasya or 'no moon day' is considered as the perfect day to celebrate Diwali. This dark night comes after every fortnight and in the month of Kartik, it marks this festival of lights and diyas. As per the English calendar, the festival generally comes in the month of November and December. For all Hindu people, the festival holds an imperative meaning since the festival is reckoned with Lord Rama's victory as the King of Ayodhya after his return to the kingdom from 14 years of exile along with his wife Sita & brother Laxman after killing the demon, King Ravana. The festival is celebrated by lighting diyas and candles to drive away the darkness of Amavasya"
How intresting can't wait to go on Diwali to India and almost forget i want to visit the beautiful Taj Mahal such a beautiful story. Wonder where ill find my own Mughal emperor Shah lol.

Anyways hope you have enjoyed this trip through India check out the pictures below.

The Taj Mahal

Chittorgarh so beautiful

Festival of Lights (Diwalli)

Friday, August 5, 2011

El Salvador

Used: Nicole by OPI 'Shop Around the Clock', 'Daffy Dill', Orly 'SnowCone', Essie 'Coat Azzure', 'Aruba Blue', 'Sweet Talker', Sally Hansen 'Blue Away'

 First stop around the world is my country El Salvador. Republica de El Salvador (The Saviors Republic a.k.a Pulgarcito de America) Is located in Central America and is by far the smallest country in the region, and it borders Honduras and Guatemala. The weather is tropical and humid even when it rains. I unfortunately haven't visited in a very long time and can't remember much of it.

But 'Lonely Planet' sums it up pretty good check out what they have to say about it at

"El Salvador sneaks up on you: in lefty lounge bars in San Salvador, at sobering museums and war memorials, and along lush cloud-forest trails; it's a place of remarkable warmth and intelligence, made all the more appealing for being so unexpected. Travelers tend to skip El Salvador, wooed by marquee destinations such as Guatemala and Costa Rica, and unnerved by stories of civil war and gang violence. But the war ended almost 20 years ago, and crime, while serious, is almost exclusively played out between rival gangs; tourists are virtually never involved. And though El Salvador has fewer protected areas than its neighbors, you get them practically to yourself – including pristine forests, active volcanoes and sparkling lakes. The only place you might find a crowd is on Punta Roca, El Salvador’s most famous surfing spot – it happens to be one of the best right point breaks in the world, yet is a ghost town compared to lesser swells in Costa Rica and elsewhere. And when it comes to cities, none in Central America is smarter or cooler than San Salvador, with first-rate universities, museums and galleries, a vibrant bar and live-music scene.
So there you have it, if your trying to find the best waves to surf book your next flight to El Salvador and make sure to enjoy delicious traditional 'Pupusas' curtido and red sauce etc... 

Active Volcano
El Salvador's highest peak, the Santa Ana (Ilamatepec) Volcano, erupted in 2005.
If you want to get your grove on while surfing check out these popular sites in El Salvador
El Zonte, Sunzal, and La Libertad

Pupusas anyone? So basically Pupusas are like Tortillas except better you might say Tortillas 2.0

I don't remember much but i do remember that during Holy Week the locals would do these beautiful decorative carpets out of sand or flowers (guess its our Rose Parade lol) 

Thank you fro traveling along with me.

Buenas Noches Salvatruchos