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I believe in manicures & wearing lipstick! (Audrey Hepburn)

Ce a fost in mintea mea cand am scris acest articol? Simplu: daca tot folosim oja cel putin o data pe saptamana macar sa stim de unde provine! Cine a inventat cea mai ceruta manichiura ever?! Care au fost primele nuante?! De ce “alb”?! De ce “nude”?! s.a.

Am scris articolul acesta si pe www.arenamall.ro/blog/frumusete insa, aici va voi arata ce tip de manichiura si ce nuante prefer.

DE CE? In vremurile demult apuse, atat barbatii cat si femeile au folosit diverse artificii cosmetice pentru infrumusetarea fetei și corpului. Ceea ce a deosebit secolele din acest punct de vedere au fost natura materialelor folosite si intensitatea cu care erau aplicate cosmeticele. De-a lungul timpului, in acest procedeu au fost utilizate substante periculoase pentru sanatate, chiar letale, cum ar fi fondurile de ten pe baza de plumb sau mercur.

CAND? Abia in 1917 a aparut, oficial, pe piata lacul de unghii, desi era deja folosit sub diverse forme si cu cativa ani inainte. Manichiura frantuzeasca a fost inventata in anul 1975, cu piesa de rezistenta chiar lacul de unghii. Acest tip de manichiura este apreciat si in ziua de azi si cu siguranta nu se va demoda prea curand intrucat, nu numai ca este o manichiura “curata” (cum o numesc eu), ci este si eleganta, clasica si se asorteaza cu orice (oja alba pe varful ungiilor + lac de unghii transparent). Ba mai mult, o poti reinventa dupa bunul tau plac sau in functie de tendinte. De exemplu, eu am ales sa aplic pe deasupra oja roz sau beige si chiar am inlocuit albul din varf cu portocaliu, verde neon sau rosu.

In principiu, te poti juca cum iti pofteste inima! In galeria foto vei regasi modelele pentru care am optat eu in ceea ce priveste acest tip de manichiura, dar si cum am deviat de la ea.

CINE? Jeff Pink, creatorul brandului ORLY (numit dupa sotia sa) este cel care a inventat ceea ce numim astazi “manichiura frantuzeasca”. Motivul: in anii ’70, actritele isi doreau o nuanta a unghiilor care sa mearga cu fiecare articol de imbracaminte, la orice ocazie, in fiece anotimp. Acesta a inventat nuanta “nude” integrand-o in manichiura frantuzeasca prezentata pentru prima data la Fashion Week in Paris.

Ulterior, CHANEL a prezentat acest tip de manichiura intr-o nuanta de roz pal in primavara lui 2013. In toamna aceluiasi an, RACHEL ROY a reinventat acest tip de manichiura, lasand nude pe “semiluna” fiecarei unghii si colorand restul unghiei intr-o nuanta tare. Ulterior, RODARTE introduce in manichiura de zi cu zi auriul si argintiul pe varfuri, in loc de clasicul alb. WES GORDON si NICOLE MILLER, in sezonul primavara-vara 2014, prezintă french-ul “pudrat” doar cu sclipici, pentru un efect wow.

Ce-i drept, m-am chinuit mult timp sa imi fac acasa acest tip de manichiura, insa ma cam chinuiam singura si, din cauza diferitelor activitati domestice (ex. spalatul vaselor), imi sarea oja si seara o luam de la capat cu “pictura”. De aceea, ma duc lunar, cu constiinciozitate, la Simona la Salonul de infrumusetare JOLIE, o adevarata maestra in mani-pedi si plec tot timpul multumita de la ea. Ce-i drept, isi pune mainile in cap cand ii spun ce culori si ce modele vreau, insa e rabdatoare cu mine si ii iese de fiecare data.

In principiu, nu ii cer fluturi sau flori intrucat nu imi place sa fiu prea girlish la mani-pedi, ci mai degraba modele abstracte cu linii, puncte si forme geometrice ce te duc cu gandul la manichiura azteca, insa mai vorbim noi altadata mai pe larg despre asta!

Manichiura cu gel este cea mai buna investitie lunara pe care o fac!

What was I thinking when I wrote this article? It’s very simple: if we use the nail polish at least once a week, the least we can do is to know where it comes from! Who invented the most wanted manicure ever?! What were the original colors?! Why “white”?! Why “nude”?! And so on.

I wrote this article on www.arenamall.ro/blog/frumusete but, here, I will tell you what type of manicure and what colors I really prefer.

WHY? Back in the days, men and women often used different cosmetic products for their face and body. What distinguished one century from another were the ingredients and the amount of product used on face/nails/body. Long ago, people used beauty products that contained dangerous substances for their health, even lethal, such as the skin foundation made of lead or mercury.

WHEN? In 1917 the nail lacquer became an official product, even though it was already used in different forms and situations. The French manicure was invented in 1975, in which the piece of resistance was the nail lacquer. This type of manicure is highly appreciated even today and it’s not going to fade away too soon because it’s a “clean” manicure (as I like to call it), elegant, classic and it matches with everything (white nail polish on the top + transparent nail lacquer on the full length). Furthermore, you can reinvent it as you wish or according to the trends. For example, I chose to replace the nail lacquer with the pink nail polish, and the white with orange, neon green or red.

Basically, you can play however you want! In the photo gallery, you will discover the shapes I chose for the French manicure lately and how I extended it.

WHO? Jeff Pink, the founder of the brand ORLY (named after his wife) is the one who invented the so called “the French manicure”. The main reason: back in the ’70s, the actresses wanted a manicure to match every clothing item, in every occasion, no matter the season. That’s why he invented the shade called “nude”, presenting it during the Fashion Week in Paris.

Afterwards, CHANEL changed the nude with pale pink in the summer of 2013.  In the same year, RACHEL ROY put nude on the half-moon of the nails and a strong color on the rest of the nails. Then, RODARTE introduced the shades silver and gold during the daylight manicure, instead of the classic white. WES GORDON and NICOLE MILLER, in the spring-summer season of 2014, introduced the powdered French only with glitter on the top. Simply wow!

I struggled at home to do the French manicure, but I always managed to ruin it during the domestic activities (e.g. washing the dishes). That’s why, on a monthly basis, I find myself at JOLIE Beauty Salon, at Simona because she is the true master of mani-pedi. I torment her with my ideas regarding the shades I want, but she gets me every time and #shenailsit.

Basically, I don’t ask her to draw butterflies or flowers, because I’m not that girlish when it comes to my nails, I just want stripes, dots and geometric forms for an Aztec manicure. We’ll talk about it later on, in other articles!

I really think that the gel manicure is the best monthly investment I do!

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Love, A.

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START: 16 octombrie 2010, h 01:00

STOP: 17 octombrie 2010, h 03:30

LOCATIE: ROMEXPO, BUCURESTI

Guetaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Spre fericirea mea, pe lista locatiilor in care artistul isi promova cel mai recent album (la vremea respectiva) – “One Love”, se afla si Romania. Eu am fost prezenta, evident!

Mult asteptatul show a fost deschis in jurul orelor 22:00 de catre DJ Almud si Muzzaik, un warm-up atent ales si binevenit, mai ales, pe fundalul cocktail-urilor si a vizibilitatii sporite de care am beneficiat la SILVER VIP.

Setul a inceput in forta cu Gettin’ Over You si a continuat in acelasi stil pentru doua ore si jumatate, timp in care a mixat nu doar piesele de pe ultimul album “One Love”: MemoriesSexy Bitch sau When Love Takes Over, dar si melodii mai vechi care l-au facut celebru: Love Is Gone sau The World is Mine”.

Guetta nu a exclus din lista nici featuring-urile cu Kelly Rowland (Commander) sau Flo Rida (Club Can’t Handle Me), nici hituri ale altor artisti: I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas), Smack My Bitch Up(The Prodigy), Hello (Martin Solveig), Around the World (Daft Punk), One (Swedish House Mafia), “Memories” (Kid Cudi) si chiar Rhythm Is A Dancer (SNAP!).

Un moment special a fost anuntarea noului sau single, Who’s That Chick (feat. Rihanna), mixat de Guetta pentru a doua oara la nivel mondial, chiar dupa premiera din Spania de pe 10 octombrie.

Show-ul a fost completat de animatii / versuri din propriile melodii pe ecranul led din spatele sau, de un robot dansator cu o inaltime de 3 metri, care “impusca” persoanele din public cu lasere, imprastia fum si arunca artificii. N E B U N I E!

Concertul s-a incheiat in jurul orelor 03:30, cand Guetta ne-a surprins inca o data cu noul sau single Who’s That Chick, iar apoi distractia s-a mutat in Kristal Glam Club, cu Patrick Bodmer si Philipp Jung, aka M.A.N.D.Y.

Imi pare sincer rau ca nu am facut mai mult fotografii cu outfitul, insa vedeti la finalul articolului ce am purtat!

“All the crazy shit I did tonight,
Those will be the best memories.
I just wanna let it go for the night,
That would be the best therapy for me!”

(David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi, “Memories” – #myfavourite)


START: 16-th of October 2010, h 01:00

STOP: 17-th of October 2010, h 03:30

LOCATION: ROMEXPO, BUCHAREST

Guetaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! To my happiness, on the list of locations where David Guetta was promoting the most recent album (at that time) – “One Love”, Romania was included. Obviously, I was there!

The long-expected show started with the mix of DJ Almud and, around 10:00 PM. The warm-up was carefully selected and welcomed by the crowd, especially after the cocktails and the good view of the SILVER VIP, the ticket I chose for the concert.

The set began  with Gettin’ Over You and continued in the same manner for two and a half hours, in which he put not just the latest songs of his new album “One Love”: MemoriesSexy Bitch or When Love Takes Over, but also the songs that made him famous: Love Is Gone or The World is Mine”.

Guetta included the songs recorded with Kelly Rowland (Commander) or Flo Rida (Club Can’t Handle Me). He also played the hits of other artists: I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas), Smack My Bitch Up(The Prodigy), Hello (Martin Solveig), Around the World (Daft Punk), One (Swedish House Mafia), “Memories” (Kid Cudi) and even Rhythm Is A Dancer (SNAP!).

A special moment was the announcing of his new single, Who’s That Chick (featuring Rihanna), who was played for the second time worldwide, after the premiere in Spain on October, 10th.

The show had everything: animations / written lyrics on the back screen behind the stage, a 9 feet robot with LEDs all over his costume, who “shoot” the crowd with lasers and tease all of us. He also would spread smoke and throw fireworks. I N S A N E!

The concert ended around 03:30 AM, when Guetta surprised us once more with his new single Who’s That Chick. Then, the crowd went in Kristal Glam Club at the after-party with Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung, aka M.A.N.D.Y.

I am sorry that I didn’t take as much photos I should have regarding the outfit, but here’s what I wore:

ANKLE BOOTS | SIMILAR HERE

SKINNY JEANS | SIMILAR HERE 

SLIM BOYFRIEND WHITE SHIRT | SIMILAR HERE


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Who’s that chick? A.

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