Monday, August 20, 2012

Cha Cha Covers + Giveaway

Good morning! Today I would like to introduce you to my friend, Ana Guajardo, owner of Cha Cha Covers, a beauty and accessory business featuring nail decals that pridefully derive inspiration from Latino and global cultures.

About Ana: She is a creative entrepreneur, a professional in the arts and a single mama. She began crafting about ten years ago making light switch covers with similar images to those she uses on her nail decals (Cha Cha Covers). I guess you can say she likes to cover things with bold and beautiful images that celebrate her culture.

She also has line of decorative mirrors and earrings. Her latest creation, Cha Cha Covers came to her as a whim of inspiration as she was surfing the web with her 5 year old daughter checking out nail art. She realized there was something missing in the images she was seeing (the awesome art of Mexico, Africa, India and the Middle East)- and that there was a huge space to fill in the nail art world. It took her some months to engineer her idea, working away on late nights like a mad scientist after long hours at her day job and being on mommy duty. Ana is so grateful for all the out pour of love and appreciation she has received through  her Etsy store, Cha Cha Covers

"I especially love when people thank me for making something that resonates with their culture. It makes me proud."-Ana Guajardo.
About Cha Cha Covers: Ana celebrates the feminine with products that express from the inside out and resonate with roots and the cultural landscapes we reign as queens!

I think women love any opportunity to make a statement through fashion, make-up and clothing and nails seem to be the new canvas where identity and style can be expressed. As a Mexican-American woman, I love bringing to this craze images that draw inspiration from global and ethnic cultures and seeing iconography on people's hands that resonates with me as a Latina! Some of the decals I design are very subtle, but have very significant cultural and historical messages. The sugar skulls nail decals I design are not only visually compelling but they carry meaning and speak to the very beautiful Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead. I make Frida Kahlo decals as well, because she is such a universally loved Mexican artist who inspires and provokes.

All of that captured in the tiny canvas that is a woman’s set of nails, AND on one of the most expressive parts of our bodies- our hands! Considering this, it makes sense why the nail art trend is so prevalent. It’s a very exciting trend and I love being a part of it. - Ana Guajardo, owner Cha Cha Covers

Ana is giving away 6 sets of Cha Cha Covers to ONE lucky Nina on the Moon reader! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

79 comments :

  1. these are super fun!! Ana Guajardo... you are one talented Lady! Love it! awesome post Nina!!

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  2. Colorful and fun! Makes me want to try manicures again.
    Marissa

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  3. Thanks for introducing me to this shop! Amazing!

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  4. Love the covers!! My daughter is very into these.

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  5. I follow you via GFC. BohemianBabushka@gmail.om

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  6. Such cute covers! I already follow you and love your site!

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  7. These really are beautiful - and I love that you're supporting friends, women, business owners, and empowering us all! Way to go girl!

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  8. I love the donuts too, very cute. And the rest are wonderful. It feels pretty amazing when I find something that exactly like you said, speaks to my culture and who I am. This is a great Etsy find, and she is based in LA!! awesome.

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  9. For me, it's hard to choose because there are so many cool designs on her Etsy page. I love Etsy so much for this!

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  10. My favorite are the aztec prints! So beautiful!!!!

    HippieChicPao

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  11. I like the leopard print ones :)

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  12. I want those Frida nails lol, love them all. :)

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  13. Favourite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/97884002/mexifabulous-nail-decals-mix-and-match

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  14. I love these!! how cool is it to express art on your nails? nice!

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  15. These are soo cute! I would love to have La Loteria themed nails!!

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  16. My favorite covers are the clear skulls, and the colorful skulls.

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  17. I like the skulls, and the prints! Great ideas!

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  18. This is a great contest. My eye is on the yellow, red, black, and green striped set. Love these!

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  19. LOVE the Frida Kahlo cha cha nails.

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  20. Me encantan! Necesito comprarme los diseños de la lotería!

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  21. gfc: agnieszkazg
    Agnieszka
    agoooooosia@gmail.com

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  22. My favorites are:
    Nail Decals African lollipop summer tribal stripes to dance and fall in love in

    Regal Morelia Mexican Monarch Clear Nail Decals

    rawr PINK LEOPARD PRINT

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  23. I love Cha Cha Covers!! I already bought 2 pairs!!

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  24. Nail Decals African lollipop summer tribal stripes to dance and fall in love in! :D

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  25. Beautiful artwork. Funny, I haven't tried using nail decals.

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  26. I like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/101076406/calavera-clear-nail-decals-mexican-day

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  27. Love the aztec inspired ones in the first picture!

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  28. My favorite are the leopards print!

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  29. My faves are the Regal Morelia Mexican Monarch and Oshun Nail Decals River Orisha of Love Peacock Feathers!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/100731193/oshun-nail-decals-river-orisha-of-love
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/101117039/regal-morelia-mexican-monarch-clear-nail

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  30. I like the mermaid! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  31. I love the Graffiti Nails Decals in Turquoise

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  32. these are my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/102184114/red-papel-picado-mexican-cut-paper-nail

    <3 Melissa
    melissa.lynn.amaral@gmail.com
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  33. Pink Donuts with sprinkles is too cute!!
    eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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  34. This is my favorite by far!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/107716385/grateful-dead-psychedelic-sugar-skull

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  35. Amazing! Thanks a lot for this wonderful giveaway!

    I love the Colorful Sugar Skull Nail Decals Mexican Day of the Dead
    awesome!!!!

    GFC: Irene(Josslight089)
    name: Joss Alvarado

    lines2005(at)hotmail(dot)com

    (i'm Joss on Rafflecopter)

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  36. The El Sol and La Luna Kissing Eclipse decals are my fave!

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  37. Loving the RED Papel Picado Mexican Cut Paper and the peacock feather nail decals!!!

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  38. These are cool! My favorites are the Mexican cut paper and Magic Carpet Ride

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  39. I didn't see the name but I like the ones inspired in a flower... >.< <333333

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  40. I adore the Colorful Sugar Skull Nail Decals Mexican Day of the Dead!!

    Gloria-Joanna, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

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  41. I like Oshun Nail Decals River Orisha of Love Peacock Feathers.

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  42. I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/97329997/zarape-mexican-textile-nail-art-decals

    alessandra lalla on form

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  43. i love the Nail Decals African lollipop summer tribal stripes to dance and fall in love in :)

    GFC Name : Hana's Clay
    Name : Hana
    Email : hana_clay@yahoo.com

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  44. I like these ones best: http://www.etsy.com/listing/100731193/oshun-nail-decals-river-orisha-of-love
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  45. I love the Aztec prints!!

    -Liz Rice

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  46. I like the peacock covers!

    marymichelotti(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I like the Colorful Sugar Skull Nail Decals Mexican Day of the Dead.

    Nury
    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  48. I like the Oshun Nail Decals River Orisha of Love Peacock Feathers
    niuniuzheng at yahoo dot com

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  49. love these http://www.etsy.com/listing/100731193/oshun-nail-decals-river-orisha-of-love

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  50. Oh my god do i love these !!!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/108146132/como-la-flor-selena-quintanilla-tex-mex

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  51. Absolutely love love love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/100731193/oshun-nail-decals-river-orisha-of-love

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. I love the FRIDA KAHLO in her RED shawl decorative light switch cover

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  53. I like the Papel Picado nail decals! Thanks for the giveaway!
    maria.the.uncommon at gmail dot com

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  54. Oshun Nail Decals River Orisha of Love Peacock Feathers
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  55. my favourites are the Nail Decals KALI Hindu Goddess in Pink Lotus Flower!
    carizzatabobo@gmail.com
    x

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  56. My favorite is the African Lollipop design

    GFC: Danielle/See Shop Love!
    Email: dhsauers(at)gmail.com

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  57. my favorite is the Regal Morelia Mexican Monarch Clear Nail Decals

    GFC: Celine
    email: celine_qm at yahoo dot com dot ph

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  58. i adore african lollipo and the striped :)
    joxy88@gmail.com
    :)

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  59. The papel picado nail covers are my favorite! I'm wearing them right now! :D

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  60. Love the Colorful Sugar Skull decals

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  61. Colorful Sugar Skull Nail Decals Mexican Day of the Dead are amazing!

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  62. follow gfc-polly
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  63. i like their pink greatful dead skulls

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  64. my favourite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/102185079/papel-picado-mexican-variety-pack-red

    rinei.martiani at gmail dot com

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  65. I work with kids all day so I think they would laugh at the Pink Donuts with Sprinkles yummy for my tummy. ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

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  66. My favorite is African Lollipop :)

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Thanks for leaving the positive vibes! Many besos,bendiciones and buenas vibras. I will be sure to send them back!xo