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Nail Files: NAKED

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It’s finally Friday and the first day of Summer (I am ignoring the storm outside the window) , it really doesn’t get better than this! To celebrate it, I have some Nail Files for you! Last one was all about the different shades of pink, this one is just the opposite: naked nails are this season’s hottest trend. Almost every designer had their models sport neutral nails on the runway on the Spring/Summer catwalks. And while you might think: “Oh, how boring!”, milky shades are clean, fun and guess what? They make nails appear longer than they are. You don’t like the classic French manicure shade? There’s mocha, there’s caramel, there’s even latte. Don’t nag and don’t neglect until you have experienced some perfectly painted, ivory nails. I’ve put together some of the prettiest shades out there, so if you are ready, let’s start!

NAKED SEL

I wanted to make thing a bit different so I made a chart first, now I will introduce each shade with names and brands. Hope you like it this way!

IVORY

IVORY

  • Scorch, Illamasqua
  • How Many Carats, Sephora by OPI
  • Cream Tea, Butter London
  • Pearl Drop, Chanel Le Vernis
  • Beige Milk, Kure Bazaar

LATTE

LATTE

  • Miss Porcelaine, Lancome
  • Cuppa, Butter London
  • I need space, Sephora by OPI
  • Brooch the subject, Essie
  • Corso 22, Kure Bazaar

BLUSH

BLUSH

  • Nude Shot, Sephora Collection
  • Monogamous, Illamasqua
  • Give Peach a Chance, Sephora by OPI
  • Lingerie, Guerlain
  • Charnelle, Dior Vernis

peach

PEACH

  • Purity, Illamasqua
  • A Crewed Interest, Essie
  • Malaysian Mist, OPI
  • Peche Nacree, Chanel Le Vernis
  • Pink Porcelain, Dior Vernis

sand

SAND

  • Quiet Time, MAC
  • Sand Tropez, Essie
  • Did y’ear about Van Gogh?, OPI
  • Diabolique, Estee Lauder
  • Roza, Bobbi Brown

caramel

CARAMEL

  • Safari Beige, Dior Vernis
  • La Petite Robe Noire, Guerlain
  • Glamour Purse, Essie
  • Caramel, Dolce & Gabbana
  • Quartz, Chanel Le Vernis

honey

HONEY

  • Bath of Campagne, ANNY
  • Bumster, Butter London
  • Neutral Beauty, Sephora by OPI
  • Bittersweet, Estee Lauder
  • Beige, Chanel Le Vernis

mocha

MOCHA

  • Heather Blush, Scotch Minerals
  • Mucho Dinero, Essie
  • Leotard Optional, Sephora by OPI
  • Dusty Rose, Pierre Hardy for NARS
  • Sienna, Dior Vernis

That’s it for today! Let the Summer games begin!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Selfridges, Sephora, Dior, Chanel, Essie

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

 

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NAIL FILES: Pretty in Pink

lady in pink

Good evening, my sweet readers! I’m catching up as fast as I can with my posts and my articles and today, after more than a month without them, the Nail Files are back. Some people say Emerald is the color of the season (ok, Pantone said it), but I dare to disagree. This season, it’s all about pink. It doesn’t matter if you go for hot pink, baby or salmon, the important thing is taking advantage of the prettiest color from the bunch. That’s why I made a selection of the best shades of pink polish you can find right now. Keep those nails girly and pretty, keep ‘em pink!

tutu pink

TUTU PINK

  1. Ballerina, Chanel Le Vernis
  2. Skin to Skin, ANNY
  3. East Hampton Cottage, Essie
  4. Rose Milk, Kure
  5. Before he cheats, Deborah Lippmann

peony pink

PEONY PINK

  1. It’s a Girl, OPI
  2. Poppy Art Pink, Essie
  3. Dear Diary, Sephora by OPI
  4. Wishful Pinking, Loreal
  5. Less is More, ANNY

flamingo pink

SALMON PINK

  1. Princess, Dior Vernis
  2. A Crewed Interest, Essie
  3. Rose Abstrait, YSL
  4. Frisson, Chanel le Vernis
  5. Kensington Place Gardens, Nails INC

rosey pink

ROSEY PINK

  1. Ballerina Pink, Estee Lauder
  2. Pink Crush, Tom Ford
  3. Mad Men, Estee Lauder
  4. Sakura, Kure
  5. Spaghetti Strap, Essie

macaron pink

MACARON PINK

  1. May, Chanel Le Vernis
  2. Seeing Pink Elephants, Sephora by OPI
  3. Chack-up, Essie
  4. Macaron, Kure
  5. Rosy Bow, Dior Vernis

barbie pink

BARBIE PINK

  1. Saint Germain, MAC
  2. Cascade Cool, Essie
  3. Harem, Illamasqua
  4. Pink of Hearts, OPI
  5. Brompton Place, Nails INC

raspberry pink

RASPBERRY PINK

  1. Rose Exuberant, Chanel Le Vernis
  2. Fuchsia Irresistible, Givenchy
  3. Anardana, Nars
  4. Fabulous, Kure
  5. Arm Candy, Sephora by OPI

fuchsia

FUCHSIA

  1. Obsess, Illamasqua
  2. Paisley Martini, Scotch Minerals
  3. Secret Stash, Essie
  4. Passione, Dolce & Gabbana
  5. Ate Berries, OPI

bloody pink

BLOODY PINK

  1. Graphic Berry, Dior Vernis
  2. Rose Boudoir, Lancome
  3. Keys to my Hybrid, Sephora by OPI
  4. Big Spender, Essie
  5. Fuchsia Cubiste, YSL

That’s a wrap for today’s post! And remeber, a girl can never have too many bottles of pink nail polish!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Selfridges, Chanel, Sephora, Essie, Asos

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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NAIL FILES: I’ll take you to the candy shop…

CANDY SHOP

Hello, hello, my sweet readers! It’s that time of the month, Nail Files time! Once a month, for those of you who are new kids on this block, I like to put a together a themed nail polish selection. It has nothing to do with beauty novelties or trends, it’s just fun to put together and fun for you to read. A little break or detour from all the fashion overdose I’m always giving you. For this Nail Files edition I wanted to do something cheery and colorful, the snow and the terrible weather we’ve been having these days call for some serious pick-me-ups. What’s more colorful than candy? In a very “Willy Wonka gone cute” kind of way, I have put together a sweet, sweet selection of nail enamel, guaranteed to give you a sugar high. Let’s start!

PEPPERMINT CANDY

peppermint candy

  1. Alpine Snow, OPI
  2. Rouge Pop Art 1, YSL
  3. Highland Mist, Scotch
  4. Snap Happy, Essie
  5. Attraction, Chanel

CANDY CORN

candy corn

  1. IM Beauty, Sephora by OPI
  2. Distraction, Chanel
  3. Ivory 108, Dior
  4. Meet me at Sunset, Essie
  5. Lemon Highlander, Scotch

COTTON CANDY

  1. cotton candyTutu, Dior
  2. Havana Dreams, Sephora by OPI
  3. Strawberry Milkshake, Ciaté
  4. Bikini so Teeny, Essie
  5. Tendresse, Chanel

BUBBLEGUM

bubblegum

  1. May, Chanel
  2. Rosy Bow, Dior
  3. Groove is in the Heart, Deborah Lippmann
  4. Jolie Rosalie, Lancome
  5. Seashell Pink, Nars

CANDY HEARTS

candy hearts

  1. Fiver, Butter London
  2. Morning Glory Fizz, Scotch
  3. Blanc Symboliste 26, YSL
  4. Check-up, Essie
  5. Mimosa, Chanel

LICORICE

licorice

  1. Licorice, Essie
  2. Dragon, Chanel
  3. Dark Side of the Moon, Deborah Lippmann
  4. Jungle Red, Nars
  5. Noir Primitif 27, YSL

CHOCOLATE (dark,milk & white)

  1. chocolateChocolate, Dolce & Gabbana
  2. Dune 715, Dior
  3. Load, Illamasqua
  4. Glamour Purse, Essie
  5. Vertigo, Chanel

RUNTS

runts

  1. Tentation, Chanel
  2. Rose Romantique 25, YSL
  3. Yellow Brick Road, Deborah Lippmann
  4. It’s totally Karma, Sephora by OPI
  5. Action, Essie

candy shop

That’s it for the day! The countdown for NYFW has officially begun and we couldn’t be more excited. As always, we are gonna be holding a very special coverage, but this year, it’s gonna be a little different from what I’ve been doing for the past seasons. Are you ready for fashion month?

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: Selfridges, Sephora.com, Essie, Chanel, YSL Beauty

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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NAIL FILES: Sweet’n’Raw’s Olympic Fingers

As much as I hate the classic “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ve been really busy” lines, this time I’m gonna give you the “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but I was in NYC and the wonderful W Hotel charges $20 plus tax for 24 hours of Wi-fi”. Anyway, I’m back and with a lot of posts lined up (that I prepared previously) and almost ready to be published. My NYC trip is something I’m gonna be saving for later, but since nowadays all we talk about is the 2012 London Olympic games, I just had to do this! It’s been a while since the last Nail Files series and what better inspiration than this huge sports event. I’m a sucker for the Summer Olympics, so here for you today, nail polish, London 2012 style!

THE RINGS

Colorful, versatile and bright, like the continents they represent. Wanna paint your nails, Olympic rings style? Here’s what you’ll need:

BLUE IS FOR EUROPE

  1. Lagoon, DIOR VERNIS
  2. Warwick Way, NAILS INC.
  3. Coastal Surf, REVLON
  4. Blagger, BUTTER LONDON

BLACK IS FOR AFRICA

  1. Nocturnelle, MAC
  2. Black Satin, CHANEL LE VERNIS
  3. 27 Noir primtie, YSL COUTURE
  4. Fade to Black, DEBORAH LIPPMANN

RED FOR AMERICA

  1. DEBORAH LIPPMANN
  2. TOM FORD
  3. Calypso, DIOR VERNIS
  4. Rouge Pop Art, YSL COUTURE

YELLOW FOR ASIA

  1. Big Yellow Taxi, CIATÉ
  2. Acapulco, DIOR VERNIS
  3. Carnaby Street, NAILS INC
  4. Sunkissed, MODELS OWN

GREEN FOR OCEANIA

  1. Posh, REVLON
  2. Green Tea, MODELS OWN
  3. Going Green, SALLY HANSEN
  4. Ditch the heels, CIATÉ

THE COVETED

They all want to win them, they all want a place in the podium. You don’t need a medal to give your nails that precious metallic twist! You just need a couple of bottles of polish and a killer top coat (hey, the shinier, the better).

GOLD MEDAL

  1. Klondike Kooler, SCOTCH NATURALS
  2. 29 Dore Orfevre, YSL COUTURE
  3. Gold Haze, TOM FORD
  4. Good as gold, ESSIE

SILVER MEDAL

  1. Fit for a Queen, CIATÉ
  2. Birthday Babe, OPI
  3. Silver Smoke, TOM FORD
  4. Charmer, SCOTCH NATURALS

BRONZE MEDAL

  1. Bronze Rage, MODELS OWN
  2. DS Glow, OPI
  3. Nails in Gilted, TOPSHOP
  4. The Old Bill, BUTTER LONDON

Well, I hope you enjoyed this NAIL FILES as much as I’m enjoying those hunky sharks (hello, Ryan Lochte) that are swimming everyday for me (at least I like to think they are swimming for me). Tomorrow we’ll resume our Summer Getaways. Brace yourselves for some killer outfits!

Happy Sunday!

Sweet kisses…

llustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis (photo booth, google)
Image sources: Selfridges, Ciate, Essie, OPI, Harrods
 

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

 

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SUMMER GETAWAYS 2012: The City Blonde (beachwear)

Good Sunday y’all! I rarely go four days without posting, this time, I blame it on my sucky internet connection (ok, and some booze ingestion). Since time is of the essence, I’m gonna make things quick. This is the fifth and last post from our Summer Getaways, beachwear round. This next week we’ll be entering into the Daywear round and I’ll be reporting to you from the one and only NYC. Tomorrow I’m flying out to New York and I couldn’t be happier (it’s been three years since my last visit). Perfect timing huh? Since it’s the City Blonde’s turn…

So if you are, like me, planning a NYC getaway, if you are heading out to rainy London for the Summer, if you are ready to breathe in the concrete and take over the asphalt jungle, then this is the pool ensemble you are gonna need with you,

  • Bright solid swimwear always makes a statement
  • Chiffon, silk or sheer shirts make perfect cover-ups
  • Color-blocking is always more fun than matching it all
  • Satchels are the perfect alternatives to beach totes (and since your are probably gonna hit the pool rather than the beach).
  • Ray-ban Wayfarers are classics with swag
  • Make Summer the perfect excuse to buy Dior Vernis Summer Mix collection, it’s a must-have

WHAT ANITA IS WEARING

  1. Bikini top, THOMAS MAIER
  2. Bikini bottoms, TARA MATTHEWS
  3. Neon chiffon shirt, NASTY GAL
  4. Pink shorts, MONKI
  5. Studded sandals, ALDO SHOES
  6. Neon bag, PROENZA SCHOULER
  7. Wayfarer sunnies, RAY-BAN
  8. Mixed bangle set, ASOS
  9. Spiked bracelet, KARMALOOP
  10. Neon pendant, SHOUROUK
  11. Summer Mix collection, DIOR VERNIS

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

I’m off to run some errands, then some packing, then some post planning. See you tomorrow New York City.

Wishing you a lovely Sunday, sweet kisses…

llustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: ASOS, River Island, Monki, Polyvore, Farfetch, Dior
 

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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NAIL FILES: Berrylicious baby!

With only one post waiting in the oven about PFW, a non-runway one is just what the doctor ordered! It’s been a while since I gave you some nail files, I hope it is as fun to read for you as it is for me to prepare it. Since my color obsession du jour is red (all shades of red) and those “Frutti di Bosco” hues look smashing with all fall clothes and tonalities, it’s all about the berry nail polishes. 5 wild fruit inspired categories, one crust inspired one (when thinking about berries you can’t help but think about pastry) and 24 different nail polish shades from the top nail companies: Deborah Lippmann, Essie, OPI, Nails INC and more! Let’s start!

RASPBERRY SCONES

  • Rouge Carat (Winter Collection), Chanel
  • Do you think I’m texy, OPI
  • Sweet Pea, Estee Lauder’s Pure Color
  • Size Matters, Essie

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

  • Animal-istic (Muppets Collection), OPI
  • 5th Avenue, Essie
  • Timeless Parisian Red, Deborah Lippmann
  • Ruthless, Illamasqua

SWEET CHERRY PIE

  • Wocka Wocka (Muppets Collection), OPI
  • Aspen, Nails INC
  • Lady is a Tramp, Deborah Lippmann
  • A-list, Essie

BLACKBERRY MUFFIN

  • Good Girl Gone Bad, Deborah Lippmann
  • Carry-on, Essie
  • Lincoln Park Minight, OPI
  • Endless Night, NARS

BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

  • Bobbing for Baubles, ESSIE
  • Blue Denim, Dior Vernis
  • 44 La Laque, YSL
  • I know what boys like, Deborah Lippmann

CRUNCHY CRUST

  • Quiet Time, MAC
  • Satin Doll, Deborah Lippmann
  • Case Study, Essie
  • Cadogan Square, Nails INC
Are your nails hungry for berries? Mine certainly are! Time for some very, berry delicious paws!
Tomorrow’s post, the last from PFW and then Sweet’n’Raw has in store a big Halloween surprise! Check back with us!
Sweet kisses…
Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Photos: Internet
All texts are written by me, PLAGIARISM is not cool

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