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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! 

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82 Comments

  • Reply alejandra ramazzini

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

    August 21, 2012 at 6:19 am
  • Reply Artologist's Studio

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

    August 21, 2012 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Mandy Crandell

    Thanks for introducing me to this shop! Amazing!

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

    August 21, 2012 at 11:12 am
  • Reply bloggingbabiesandthebayou

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

    August 21, 2012 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Bohemian Babushka

    Pink Donuts w/sprinkles is fun!

    August 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm
  • Reply Bohemian Babushka

    I follow you via GFC. BohemianBabushka@gmail.om

    August 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Helen Troncoso

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

    August 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Miss Amy

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

    August 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply Gitanas

    they are really original!!

    August 21, 2012 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Smash Bravo

    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.

    August 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Alex

    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!

    August 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm
  • Reply Pao

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

    HippieChicPao

    August 21, 2012 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bee

    I like the leopard print ones 🙂

    August 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply designitgirlblog

    I want those Frida nails lol, love them all. 🙂

    August 21, 2012 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply DailyCurlz

    I love them all..

    August 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply Jersey Fashionista

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

    August 21, 2012 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply ill say

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

    August 22, 2012 at 1:17 am
  • Reply ill say

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

    August 22, 2012 at 1:20 am
  • Reply LoSiNg My MiNd

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

    August 22, 2012 at 3:30 am
  • Reply Desiree

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

    August 22, 2012 at 3:40 am
  • Reply Isabel Garcia

    Outstanding work of art!

    August 22, 2012 at 6:06 am
  • Reply Norah

    LOVE the Frida Kahlo cha cha nails.

    August 22, 2012 at 7:18 am
  • Reply Veronica Glam

    Me encantan! Necesito comprarme los diseños de la lotería!

    August 22, 2012 at 8:09 am
  • Reply agnieszkazg

    gfc: agnieszkazg
    Agnieszka
    agoooooosia@gmail.com

    August 22, 2012 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply agnieszkazg

    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

    August 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Yesi

    Leopards print

    August 22, 2012 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply Ruth Guajardo

    so proud of my sister! You rock!

    August 22, 2012 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Patsy Corrales

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

    August 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Nie Yile

    Nail Decals African lollipop summer tribal stripes to dance and fall in love in! 😀

    August 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply BellaVida Letty

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

    August 22, 2012 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Chelsea Lennox

    Love the aztec inspired ones in the first picture!

    August 24, 2012 at 12:43 am
  • Reply Comiendo en LA

    My favorite are the leopards print!

    August 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Szappanbubi

    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

    August 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply Adriana Martin

    Very cute, nice option!

    August 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply MaryBT

    I like the mermaid! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    August 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm
  • Reply megan

    I love the Graffiti Nails Decals in Turquoise

    August 29, 2012 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    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

    August 30, 2012 at 12:31 am
  • Reply eclairre

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

    August 30, 2012 at 1:57 am
  • Reply Irene (Josslight089)

    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)

    August 30, 2012 at 3:19 am
  • Reply NGS

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

    August 30, 2012 at 3:50 am
  • Reply Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys)

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

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

    August 30, 2012 at 3:50 am
  • Reply Stephanie Y.

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

    August 30, 2012 at 4:30 am
  • Reply Alba

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

    August 30, 2012 at 6:46 am
  • Reply Joanna-Gloria

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

    Gloria-Joanna, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

    August 30, 2012 at 8:45 am
  • Reply Veronika

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

    August 30, 2012 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Sofia

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

    alessandra lalla on form

    August 30, 2012 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Hana's Clay

    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

    August 30, 2012 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Hana's Clay

    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

    August 30, 2012 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Hana's Clay

    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

    August 30, 2012 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Hana's Clay

    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

    August 30, 2012 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Shooting Stars Mag

    I think the pink leopard are fun!

    August 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm
  • Reply gibberish

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

    August 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply elizabeth

    I love the Aztec prints!!

    -Liz Rice

    August 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm
  • Reply marymichelotti

    I like the peacock covers!

    marymichelotti(at)gmail(dot)com

    August 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply chris z

    i like the donuts

    August 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply daer0n

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

    Nury
    Nury77 at live dot ca

    August 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply KarenZ

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

    August 30, 2012 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply MaeveBe

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

    August 31, 2012 at 1:07 am
  • Reply liz

    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

    August 31, 2012 at 4:34 am
  • Reply hybridkarma

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

    August 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Maria D. @ DownrightDomesticity

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

    August 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Anonymous

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

    August 31, 2012 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply carizza

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

    August 31, 2012 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Lacy Rakestraw

    I really like the striped decals.

    September 1, 2012 at 12:41 am
  • Reply Danielle S.

    My favorite is the African Lollipop design

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

    September 1, 2012 at 3:34 am
  • Reply Celine

    my favorite is the Regal Morelia Mexican Monarch Clear Nail Decals

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

    September 1, 2012 at 11:04 am
  • Reply Joka

    i adore african lollipo and the striped 🙂
    joxy88@gmail.com
    🙂

    September 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply fal00la

    The papel picado nail covers are my favorite! I’m wearing them right now! 😀

    September 1, 2012 at 11:28 pm
  • Reply Hilary

    Love the Colorful Sugar Skull decals

    September 2, 2012 at 12:00 am
  • Reply Arie Rich

    i love them all.

    September 2, 2012 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Pickled Pandas

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

    September 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply polly

    follow gfc-polly
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    September 3, 2012 at 3:31 am
  • Reply polly

    i like their pink greatful dead skulls

    September 3, 2012 at 3:33 am
  • Reply Rinei

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

    rinei.martiani at gmail dot com

    September 3, 2012 at 4:15 am
  • Reply AmbreRose

    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)

    September 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm
  • Reply Marina

    My favorite is African Lollipop 🙂

    September 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply Genie Vohalis

    i want to win! i love all of them

    September 4, 2012 at 4:00 am
  • Reply marlita on the run

    adoro todo!!! 🙂
    xoxo
    Marla

    April 25, 2013 at 2:09 am
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