Friday, August 09, 2013

Úsalo Ya - No.1

... is the motto to this new weekly challenge I decided to embark on :))
*excited*

It was all Silvia's idea - I'm sure you know her blog, Toxic Vanity - and I gotta say it's a damn good one at that! :D





For those of you not comfortable with Spanish, the idea around this 'challenge' is to post, every Friday, either a swatch or a mani (or both if you feel like going crazy), using a virgin polish from your stash (one you haven't yet used on your nails or posted on your blog).


I decided I'd do both, so here we go! :)






A litte story about this baby. Although it's my first time wearing it, I actually bought it last Summer.
*excuse me?!*
Yep, true story. And I bought it from a pseudo-polish stand (FAKE!). This polish is from Essence's September/October 2011 limited edition!!
I mean! The lady was selling one-year-old polishes announcing them as new!





Of course back then I knew nothing about the polish world, except that I liked painting my nails :)
*ah! so young and innocent!*
And I had no other polish like his one - I had a couple reds and pinks, even some blues but no nude, grey-ish shades. So, I brought Skyscraper home with me.
Just... never actually got to wear it. Oh, well! Guess that's solved now ;)



And now, onto the manicure I did with it.
Some weeks ago I'd seen Nailed It Camo Nails and thought they were lovely <3
As this shades fit the purpose perfectly, camo nails it was! :D





Can I just say I L-O-V-E them?!
Not to brag or anything but I think they're the cutest camo can ever be!





I'm not a camo person and I wouldn't say my nails depict the pattern perfectly - they're like a mix-match of a desert camo pattern and an animal print! haha
But that bow there... it just wakes up the freaky girly girl in me ;)




I mean, it shares the same pattern! Could I ask for anything more?!
It's perfect! <3





I bought an assortment of these cute bows, so expect them to make more appearances in the next couple manis ;)


And just as a bonus, because we want to start «Úsalo Ya» in a kick-ass way...




CH makes another appearance! :D
This time she's using Kiko Sugar Mat True Red (632), my newest purchase!
You know sales season is the one responsible, right? I've been a good girl and have been buying zero polish bottles...
*cof cof*


ANYWAY.... hope you enjoyed this idea - I'll be showing you many more of my 'virgin polishes' every Friday.
Check out who else is participating down below and join us if you like - you can read all about it in Silvia's post here


Come back later for my last post on the Black & White Challenge! *snifs*
And, meanwhile, have yourself a kick-ass Friday, will ya? ;)


Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *

28 comments:

  1. Acabo de encontrar tu blog y ya te sigo
    Encontre tu blog por el reto yo no participo pero tu esmalte me llamo la atencion asi que decidi mirar la entrada tu blog me gusto y ya te sigo
    Es un esmalte precioso y la manicura te quedo genial
    Saludos desde www.aindriuu.blogspot.com

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    1. Muchas gracias aindriu, por tan precioso comentario :)
      (apologizing in advance for my really bad Spanish ;))

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  2. Acabo de conocer tu blog por el reto, tienes unas uñas preciosas y el color tanto como la decoración son increíbles.

    Besitos mil!!

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    1. Sonails me ha quedado con un sonrisa por tu comentario - muchas gracias e besos tantos!
      (again, my Spanish is really terrible - I'm sorry if it sounds too terrible ;))

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  3. What an interesting shade. And your nail art looks really stunning, well done!

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    1. Thank you, sweetie! It's a gorgeous shade really - can't believe I waited so long to actually give it a chance!

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  4. acabo de encontrarte gracias al reto y me encanta lo que estoy viendo!

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    1. Scherezade, muchas gracias y espero ver-te por aqui mas veces :)

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  5. un color precioso!
    te sigo porque me ha encantado tu blog
    un beso

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    1. Es mui amable - gracias, Esther! :))

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  6. What a neat challenge! Great virgin polish too, haha.

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    1. hehehe - thank you, Lisa. I should've tried it earlier! ;)

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  7. I really love this color, and amazing idea on this nail art, animal print is always a good idea.

    Thank you for your lovely words Mina ♥

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    1. Thank you!!!!! **
      And no need to say thanks - you absolutely deserved all of the lovely words :D

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  8. Urban Messages! I see I'm not the only one who lets go ages before trying any polish XD
    It's a nice one this pearly white, though. And you nail arts are always amazing, the animal print-like fits perfectly the base!

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    1. hahahah - I know, right? ;)
      So happy you liked both the polish and the nail art - thank you for such an awesome comment, sweetie :D

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  9. This manicure is wild and girly, I love it Mina :)

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    1. Exactly what I was aiming for! Thank you, Irmak; your comments always make me smile! :D

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  10. Oh I love this! :) The animal print is lovely and I love how you made a little heart on your middle finger. Was it on purpose or accident? :)Also, loving the matching background! Looks amazing.

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    1. heheheh - you have a sharp eye indeed! I was feeling romantic, what can I say ;)

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    1. Thank you, Marieta, you're too kind! :D

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  12. Te he conocido gracias al reto!! Que uñas más bonitas y el estampazo con el lazo me ha encantado eres toda una artista!!

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    1. Mevyko, no sé qué decir pero muchas gracias! :D

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  13. He conocido tu blog gracias al reto. Tienes una uñas maravillosas y la decoración es preciosa.

    Ya tienes una nueva seguidora ^_^

    Un besote

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    1. Awwwww... que me emocionas - gracias, fama rey! :D

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  14. Hey, another foreigner in the Usalo ya challenge! ;)
    I love how the essence suits you, you could have totally kept it on just as it was! Not something everyone can afford :)

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    1. Foreign indeed, although Spain is right next to me! ;)
      And thank you so much for your sweet comment - it really made me smile! <3

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You just made this girl smile! Thank you for your comment and for sharing your thoughts with me! :)

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