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Sweet n’raw’s Xmas Gift Guide: HOT LIPS


It’s the thrid post from our Xmas Gift Guide and today it’s all about fun and color. Need a gift for that sassy firnd of yours? For the lipstick lover? For the fuchsia junkie? Well, you’ve come to the right place. The hot lips chick is all about the brights, the colorful metallics, bubbly vibes and berry lips. I have put together two selections, the splurge and the steal, so you’ll find something for everyone here! Let’s start!

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  1. Jumper, Stella McCartney
  2. Scarf, DVF
  3. Sweatshirt, Stella McCartney
  4. Lilac loafers, Del Toro
  5. Party dress, RED Valentino
  6. Nail polish set, Tom Ford
  7. Glitter sunnies, Miu Miu
  8. Pink wallet, Mulberry
  9. PVC Pumps, Sophia Webster
  10. Lip Surgence Collector’s Set, Tarte
  11. LP No.9, Penhaligon’s
  12. Metallic clutch, Saint Laurent Paris

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  1. T-shirt, Markus Lupfer
  2. Lip tar set, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
  3. Lips sweatshirt, Ajourlejour
  4. Mini lip trio, Sugar Kisses
  5. Color-block dress, Topshop
  6. Amber Mystique, Estee Lauder
  7. Hugs + Kisses journal, ASOS
  8. Stacy flats, Alice + Olivia
  9. Kisses iphone case, DVF
  10. Ankle strap pumps, Zara
  11. XOXO pillow, H&M Home
  12. Red sunnies, ASOS
  13. Nail polish set, Essie
  14. Perspex lip clutch, Lulu Guinness

Need more gift ideas? There are still a lot of posts coming up in the next few days!

It feels like Christmas already…




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Sweet n’raw’s Xmas Gift Guide: MISS KITTY

MISSKITTY96The countdown has officially begun, only two weeks until Christmas! I better get moving because I am a little behind with the Gift Guide. Today I have for you the second part, a gift guide devoted to all of those cat lovers out there. Maybe real-life cats, maybe printed ones (I am one of those), but there’s a little something for everyone here. Are you ready for it?


  1. Embellished top, P.a.r.o.s.h.
  2. Kitty beret, Eugenia Kim
  3. Catwalk jumper, Moschino
  4. Family pillow, K Studio
  5. Animal print clutch, Serpui Marie
  6. Long-sleeve dress, Jenni Kayne
  7. Spotty sunnies, Stella McCartney
  8. Noir de Noir Parfum, Tom Ford
  9. Wallet, Dolce & Gabbana
  10. Kitty flats, Charlotte Olympia
  11. Kitten plush, Nikoki
  12. Lips and nails set, Tom Ford
  13. PVC pumps, Gianvito Rossi

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  1. Mean kitty tee, Wildfox
  2. Fuzzy hat, Oysho
  3. Fuzzy jumper, Topshop
  4. Leopard booties, Zara
  5. Sleeveless dress, Alice + Olivia (The Outnet)
  6. Pour Femme Intense, Dolce & Gabbana
  7. Sleep mask, Zara Home
  8. Cat slippers, Urban Outfitters
  9. The Catwalk Cats by G. Coddington, Amazon
  10. Leopard to-go cup, G.B. Gibson Lolita
  11. Cocoa lipstick, Laura Mercier
  12. Cat-eye sunnies, ASOS
  13. Nail polish set, Essie
  14. Calf hair pouch, J.Crew

And we are done! I still have a lot to show you so keep checking back!


Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Images: Zara, Net-a-porter, Topshop, Polyvore, Sephora, Selfridges, 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: NAKED


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!


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!



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



  • 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


  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


  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


  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


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

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


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

raspberry pink


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



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

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: The Jungle Book

jungle book

Good morning, my sweet readers! It’s been a while since our last Nail Files post so it’s only fair to publish one right now. I’ve had this sitting in the oven for some time. Right now I am leaving for a mountain holiday with my bf’s family, I have my posts armed and ready, so I won’t leave you without reading material (I promise). For all you nail enamel addicts, here it is, wild and fun: THE JUNGLE BOOK!


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Sweet kisses…

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Sweet n’raw’s X’mas Gift Guide: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS

queen of diamonds

It’s almost Friday and as days go by, X’mas is getting closer and closer. Office parties, dinners with friends, family get-togethers are filling up our calendars and gifts to buy are seriously piling up. We still have 10 days to finish shopping and wrapping our presents. And since Christmas is not the time to browse and look around (more like pushing and elbowing fellow shoppers in search of the perfect item), it’s better to go shopping knowing exactly what to get and where to get it. This is the fourth part of Sweet n’Raw’s X’mas Shopping Guide and one that will help you a lot on your gift quest.

There’s a princess inside every girl and most of us have a weakness for all things glittery. That is why today I’m giving you, wait for it… the Queen of Diamonds. So if you have a friend that’s lusting over those pretty, shiny  phone cases… If you have a friend that owns more sequin jumpers than she does shoes… If you know someone who is a sucker for all things embellished and embroidered… If powdery shades and nude are your colleague’s favorite… If a chignon and a delicate skater dress make up for the perfect holiday party outfit, this is the list you are gonna need to check out.

queen splurge

  1. Lingerie set, Stella McCartney
  2. Nail polish selection (Silver Smoke, Gold Haze, Naked), Tom Ford
  3. Jewel clutch, Marchesa
  4. Glitter oxfords, Miu Miu
  5. Bow dress, RED Valentino
  6. Sequin jumper, Haute Hippie
  7. iPad cover, Dsquared
  8. Reflection eau de parfum, Amouage
  9. Crystal ring, Lanvin
  10. Statement necklace, J. Crew
  11. Clear pumps, Gianvito Rossi

diamonds steal

  1. Mirror box, Zara Home
  2. Nail polish selection (Yogaga, Beyond cozy, No place like chrome), Essie
  3. Jewel clutch, Miss Selfridge
  4. Two-tone flats, Vince Camuto
  5. Glitter iPhone cover, J. Crew
  6. Escale aux Marquises perfume, Dior
  7. Sequin dress, Topshop
  8. Embellished jumper, Topshop
  9. Statement necklace, Zara
  10. Le Petit Patisserie travel set, Laura Mercier
  11. T-bar heels, Zara

I hope you can get some great gift ideas from here. Let me know how that shopping trip goes!

Sweet kisses…

Sweet kisses…


Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Zara, My Theresa, Selfridges, Polyvore, Topshop, Net-a-porter

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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Sweet n’raw’s X’mas Shopping Guide: THE COUNTRY KID

country kid cover

Happy Wednesday, my sweet readers! I’m back with the third part of our Christmas Gift Guide. So far, I’ve given you ideas for the flower lover and for the french obsessed. Today it’s all about the country girl. No, you don’t have to be a Miranda Lambert to love this style. No, you don’t have to wear cowboy boots and bustier to school. No, you don’t have to watch Bonanza reruns (leave that to me) while lusting after “Little Joe” Cartwright (I’ve always been an odd kid, I liked Adam better). The country gal is much more than that. So if you have a friend who enjoys weekends in the country, wrapped in a heavy-knit shawl… If you have a sister who has more fringed boots than a Minnetonka storage facility… If your colleague enjoys musky scents, fireplaces, hot cups of tea and broderie anglaise, you’ve come to the right place. So if you have to buy a gift for a very stylish country beauty, this is the list your are going to want to read!

splurge country

  1. Nail polish selection (Minx, Mink Brulee, Naked, Tom Ford
  2. Deer necklace, Boticca
  3. PS1 satchel, Proenza Schouler
  4. Suede fedora, Eugenia Kim
  5. Cream lace dress, Malene Birger
  6. Cable-knit sweater, Isabel Marant
  7. Bella Bellissima parfum, Arabian Rose Essence
  8. Leather cuff, Givenchy
  9. Arty ring, YSL
  10. Ankle boots, Rag & Bone
  11. Floral cushion, Liberty London
  12. Platform slingbacks, Chloé

country steal

  1. Hat, San Diego Hat Company
  2. Nail polish selection (), Essie
  3. Country wooden box, Urban Outfitters
  4. Daisy perfume, Marc Jacobs
  5. Cream dress, Topshop
  6. Heavy-knit cardigan, Topshop
  7. Tan messenger bag, Zara
  8. Fringe booties, Zara
  9. Cookbook bath set, Philosophy
  10. Deer ring, Wildfox
  11. Platform heels, Topshop

Three down, a bunch more to go! X’mas is two weeks away! How’s that shopping list going?

Sweet kisses from a cold (and cruel) Milan…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis

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SWEET TROUBLE: Pink gets me high as a kite…

When it comes to pink nail polish, I admit it, I am a compulsive shopper. But I am not the cheese who stands alone in this one, I know that for sure (my sister is to nail polish, what Berlusconi is to Viagra).

How many times have you had to explain le boyfriend that the pink Dior is creamier than the Chanel one (even though they look almost the same) and that’s why you need them both.

How many times have you stood before the impressive nail polish line-up at drugstore aisle, trying to decide between barbie pink, candy pink or mauve. After a 30 minute deliberation (the security guard walking around you, eyeing you suspiciously, as a potential shoplifter means you’ve been in there for too long) you decide to take them all along with that neon pink that just caught your eye (even though you promised you would only buy one).

You feel the need to gift yourself Tom Ford’s Private Blend Nail Lacquer set this Christmas (click HERE if you wish to see it, at the risk of feeling greedier than Gollum). You are willing to pay 400 pounds for the box, only if the sales lady agrees to substitute the 16 shades inside with 16 bottles of Indian Pink.

You get your Essie parcel at home, only to discover you bought 15 shades of pink and one coral.

Your Instagram account could easily be mistaken for an OPI catalogue (the pinks and roses section, of course).

Does pink get you high as a kite? Is pink your favorite crayon? Yes, I’m kinda quoting Aerosmith.

If the answer’s yes, I rest my case.

A girl can never have too many bottles of pink nail polish.

Sweet kisses…

Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis

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: Farmer’s Market

Good morning my sweet readers! It’s finally Friday and Friday calls for a fun and simple post. Each month, around the 24th, I publish what has become a regular on Sweet’n’Raw, the Nail Files. If you are new to the site, it’s a themed nail polish compilation that includes the hottest shades of the moment from your favorite brands. Ans since we always give this posts that cute twist (think rainbow, berries, candy and macaron), this time I wanted to go fresh. What’s fresher than fresh produce (pardon the redundancy), right? So here it goes, Sweet’n’Raw’s veggie-inspired, nail enamel selection. Enjoy!


  1. Bossy Boots, BUTTER LONDON
  2. Navigate her, ESSIE
  3. Celtic Mix, SCOTCH
  4. Green Flash, MODELS OWN


  1. Coral Blame, TOM FORD
  2. Atomic Orange, OPI
  3. Paisley attention to me, SEPHORA by OPI
  4. Meet me at the sunset, ESSIE


  2. Beetlejuice, MODELS OWN
  3. I come in peas, SEHORA by OPI


  1. Holiday, CHANEL
  2. Pom Pom, CIATÉ
  3. Clambake, ESSIE
  4. A roll in the hague, OPI


  1. Macbeths Dream, SCOTCH
  2. Tentation, CHANEL
  3. Disco Biscuit, BUTTER LONDON
  4. Super Bossa Nova, ESSIE


  1. Chelsea, NAILS INC.
  2. Purple Rain, ESTEE LAUDER
  3. Damsel in a dress, ESSIE
  4. Flo Viper, TOM FORD


  1. Amazing Grace, DEBORAH LIPPMANN
  2. Marshmallow, ESSIE
  3. Highland Mist, SCOTCH
  4. Attraction, CHANEL

Ready for a night out? It’s Friday, time to let our hair down! So, which shade is your favorite one? I think I’m gonna go Red Beets today, you?

Bottoms up and sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: Deborah Lippman, Sephora, Selfridges, Essie, Scotch Minerals, Nails INC.

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SUMMER GETAWAYS 2012: The City Blonde (daywear)

Good morning, my sweet readers! Getting ready for the weekend to begin? Sure hope so! Since we are in the middle of Summer and just in time to escape to a sunny destination, the Summer Getaways series might be just what you need. Remember, we are in the middle of our Daywear round (I already gave you beachwear and evening is coming right after this) and this time it’s the City Blonde’s turn. If you want to find more about Anita, click HERE and HERE. So if you, like this city lover, are planning to spend what’s left of your Summer on a New York roof top pool, shopping on 5th, brunching on Sundays or sightseeing around London, you’ll need the perfect ensemble for it. Here’s what I came up with:

  • Silk, button-down shirts are great Summer-in-the-city. A white one is a must-have and a must-pack.
  • Smart shorts (like this leopard ones) are just the thing to pair up with the shirts. You’ll look summery but always clean and dressed up.
  • Large leather handbags make the correct statement in an asphalt jungle. Phillip Lim’s Pashli is the best investment one can make.
  • Wedges will make your legs longer and they are also easier to walk with.
  • Always pack a pair of flats inside the tote, wishing you’d brought them with you is the worst feeling on Earth.
  • Burgundy nails are the perfect match for leopard and tan


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

Just one more Daywear post and we are done! What do you think of today’s look. Are you a City Blonde gal? If you are more of a Free Spirit, check back tomorrow!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: Equipment, Farfetch, Selfridges, Nordstrom, ASOS, Max and Chloe


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