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NAIL FILES: Chiquita Banana

And after a week of no posts, we meet again my sweet readers! Going back to Europe after a month in my beloved Mexico always means chaos. Between the jet lag, the cold and harsh Winter, a month’s worth of dust inside my apartment, cleaning, unpacking, school and yes, spending time with my gentle giant, I’ve only begun to adjust to my daily life (hence the lack of posts). But I am back, and since our last NAIL FILES post was all about X-mas and we are so over it right now, another one is in order. I’m craving Spring more than ever, not only because I am a S/S kind of gal, but also because I have returned to frozen hell (Italy) after many days in my warm heaven I like to call Mexico. So, while we long for the most beautiful season of them all, why not get our nails ready for it. What better way to do so, than with a little inspiration from the queen of bright and samba, Miss Carmen Miranda and her fruits!

Peaches & Cream

  1. Ivoire, Dior Vernis
  2. Peach Nacreè, Chanel Le Vernis
  3. Purity, Illamasqua
  4. Virgin Orchid, Essie

Come Mister Tally Man, tally me banana

  1. Mimosa, Chanel Le Vernis
  2. Big Yellow Taxi, Ciaté
  3. Yellow Brick Road, Deborah Lippmann
  4. Wayward, Illamasqua

Sweet Kiwi, your juice is dripping down my chin

  1. Mojito, Ciaté
  2. Crescent Heights, American Apparel
  3. Did it on’em, OPI
  4. Radium, Illamasqua

Tangerine trees and marmalade skies

  1. Meet me at Sunset, Essie
  2. Gamma, Illamasqua
  3. Speed Dial, Ciaté
  4. On the same paige, OPI

Got any grapes?

  1. Late Show, Topshop
  2. Poke, Illamasqua
  3. African Violet, American Apparel
  4. Sexy Divide, Essie

Do you remember lying on a grapefruit?

  1. Mango Bango, Essie
  2. Daytripper, Deborah Lippmann
  3. May, Chanel Le Vernis
  4. Rose Bowl, American Apparel

There you go! Some fruit and some color to cheer up the spirit and our hands on this cold January days!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis (fruits from google)

All texts are written by me, PLAGIARISM is not cool

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NAIL FILES: It’s Getting Hot in Here…

Summer is on and hotter than ever. The beach is the place to be right now. Picture yourself in a stunning and flashy bikini, your best sandals, a sheer and chic coverup, your classic Ray Ban aviators, holding a giant Mojito. What could be missing in this fabulous equation? The perfect mani-pedi. And since Summer is a synonym for fun, let your paws look like a beach ball! Bright colors and a killer tan are a match made in heaven. Wearing a hot pink tank top over your perfectly roasted skin (alway wear sunscreen) will always make you pop, and will make a lot of heads turn. So with your nails, same effect. Plus, bright hues are always much more fun and happy than a classic beige (leave that for a wedding) or the too serious crimson (leave that for a work meeting). Here at Sweet’n’Raw, we took the task upon ourselves to find the best nail colors of the Summer. So here they are:

WANNA BE MY FLAMINGO?

  • Come to Poppy, OPI
  • Collide, Ilamasqua
  • Super Bossa Nova, Essie
  • Steamy, MAC
TEQUILA SUNRISE
  • Rare, Ilamasqua
  • Lightening, Sally Hansen
  • Yellow Brick Road, Deborah Lippman
  • La Laque Surreal Yellow, YSL
ORANGE CRUSH
  • Braziliant, Essie
  • A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find, OPI
  • Gamma, Ilamasqua
  • Lara’s Theme, Deborah Lippman (with Lara Stone)
ELECTRIC WAVE
  • La Laque in Utopian Turquoise, YSL
  • Sephora by OPI
  • Bermuda, Forever 21
  • Neon Blue, American Apparel
COLOR ME GREEN
  • Lickety-split Lime, Sally Hansen
  • Radium, Ilamasqua
  • Gargantuan Green Grape, OPI
  • Neon Green, American Apparel
Sexy, fun and flirty fingers & toes, for a sexy, fun and flirty kind of girl!
From the lovely beach and hoping you are having a Summer blast,
Sweet kisses…
Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis Background: unknown

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