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I Hate Winters Nail Art

Hi Friends,

Recently I shared my 'I love coffee Nail Art.  I enjoyed doing it a lot as it was like opening a page of a personal diary to you. I thought it was great if we know each other more and what better way than using few nail arts to share these thoughts :P :P



Skittlette Nail Art - Guest Post by Daphne

Hi All,

Remember, I was asking for guest posts few days back. Daphne from the Daisy NailArtwas the first to respond :). We shared a few emails quickly and I expressed my desire to see what a Skittlette Nail Art is. I had no idea and it was making so much noise around. But unfortunately even Daphne was not aware :(. But you would not believe the lightening speed with which she dug around , researched and came up with what this Skittlette Nail art is!!!Not only that, within few hours she sent me her nail art along with the post. So sweet of her to that. Please visit her blog Daisy NailArtto check out her work, I am sure you will love it :)

Skittlette Nail Art - Guest Post by Daphne

Setu was asking on here blog if someone was interested in a guest blog. She asked this because she is a little bit busy. I was excited about it so I send here a email.

She asked if I've ever heard of skittlette mani. I had really now clue.  After surfing on the Internet I found it.
If you want to know more a…

Nail Art Basics - What are Rhinestones and how to use them?

Hi Fellas,

I am going to take you through another cute nail art accessory today. They are called Rhinestones.They are small, colorful and blingy nail art accessory that beautify your nails instantly. They come in various shapes (round, hearts, drops, diamond, stars, bow knot etc) ,sizes (1 mm on wards) and finishes (blingy , pearl etc). Basically there is a vast variety of choices that you can exercise as per your taste and nail size. There is also 'Studs' that I see getting very popular these days. I have a few studs that I won in the Nail Art remake challenge. I have used them in a nail art I did for my sister's friend. I am yet to post it and then you can check for yourself :) These are great for creating 3D Nail Art.

This is the Bride's Veil in Blue Nail Art I did using Flower rhinestone ( I got them from Thailand).



I have a huge pack of round rhinestones (mix of pearl and blingy finish) and I love them. Whenever you feel you nail art is looking dull or not as excitin…

My PRIZE for the Nail Art Remake Challenge is HERE!!!!

Hi Ladies,

My prize that I won in the Nail Art Remake challenge at 365 Days of Nail Art hosted by Margriet. The package arrived sooner than expected so I was super excited!!! And since it had nail polish and nail art stuff, I was so restless. So finally on Friday my dad gave me a call that a Netherlands package has arrived!!! So I went to dad's place at 11 pm to collect it :) :) :)

Anyways, I have to show what I got:). This is what the package looked when I opened it :) :). Can you see the cute bow like Styrofoams??



Here is every thing on display :). Cool, isn't it??. I am so happy to look at these pictures again, they remind me of the joy I felt while clicking them :)



These are the caviars, glitters and hearts and sequins and other accessories.



Can you notice the cute 2 ml stamping polish bottle?? Its so cute as if it had been carved for a barbie doll.





I am so excited to see how well I can use them. I have so many ideas already floating around in my mind. What say Girls?? Lovely Pr…

Traditional Indian Lehenga Inspired Nail Art

Hi Friends, I did this nail art for a guest post at Short and Sweet in Texas. Julie had given out a shout for guest post on her blog and I knew I was sending mine. :)

I chose this nail art in particular because it kind of describes my origin and country. The Nail Art is inspired by a traditional Indian outfit called ‘Lehenga’ which are bright , colorful and glittery long skirt, coupled with a designer blouse (Choli) and long feminine scarf (Dupatta) to wrap around and flaunt. I have added some tribal nail art appeal to it to make it look more of traditional than modern. I am very fond of a ‘Lehenga’ although I only worn them once for my wedding. They are bright, colorful, shiny and extremely elegant.

Easy At Home Nail Art 25 - Shades of Grey Nail Art (Ombre without Sponge)

Hi, I was actually writing this nail art post when strong feelings embraced me and I ended up writing 'The Story behind The Nail Art and Beauty Diaries'. But I am so glad I actually wrote it and shared my story. It is lengthy but I am sure you will relate to it :)

Let me ask you a quick question before the nail art: Do you sometimes feel contempt and happy with what you have at present?? But immediately after this good feeling sinks in and you look towards future you think there is still so much left to achieve!!!You thought you will be able to complete this wish list by this age but there is still so much undone :( :(. I got similar feelings while drafting this post.

Guest Posts Required!!!

Hi Lovely People.

As some you might be already aware, I am joining my new office from 4th July 2013. And so that I don't get aged and die travelling to my new work, I am shifting to a new place also :). So I have to manage packing, unpacking , clearance from my current employer and joining my new job starting this month end :(. I know it is going to be crazy :( :( :(

I may even be off internet for a few days :( :(. So giving you a background of how topsy-turvy my world will be in the coming days, I am gonna ask if anyone is interested in a 'Guest Post' on related topic (nail art, beauty and likes). This help me take time to settle and get in frame of mind where I can be creative again :)

The Story behind -'The Nail Art and Beauty Diaries'

Hi Fellas,

I am not sharing any nail art or product reviews or beauty stuff today. I feel like sharing some of my random feelings today. I am not sure if we all feel the same way or if you will relate to it. :(. I agree the post is longer than usual but I would request you to go through it. It not tells my story but also share few realities of life that I learnt. At the end you would have a feel good factor and probably answers to a few questions.



Actually, I started this article to write a tutorial for another nail art of mine. But as I started penning down a few words saying how much I have been wanting to do this nail art for so long, these thoughts started rushing in like breeze and I could not control the urge to vent them out to you.

Do you sometimes stumble upon your past randomly but end up getting engrossed in some deep thoughts, trying to figure out how you reached here?? Do you feel wonder like  had that not happened I would not have been here??I thought it was the worst of my…

I Love Coffee Nail Art

Hi Coffee Lovers, I have a very cute and very 'Me' Nail Art today to share. It is an Ode to my irrevocable love for Coffee. I can literally imagine the aroma of coffee around me as I write this :).

Avene Skin Care Travel Kit Giveaway @ Beauty Expression By Luchessa

Hi Friends,

Luchessa from Beauty Expression By Luchessa is having another awesome giveaway. This is Avene Skin Care Travel Kit Giveaway!!!!

The kit contains Thermal Spring Water (50ml), an Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion (50ml) and a Skin Recovery soothing Cream/Mask (5ml).  And these products come in a fun little pouch, that’s just perfect size to fit in our purse.



The giveaway is international and will run until June 23th 2013. So click here to enter and keep you fingers crossed!!!
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My Second Versatile Blogger Award

Hi Amigos,

Today while writing this post I am recalling the days when I just started blogging (not long back) and I would see lots of awards on sidebars of bloggers. I used to often wonder what are these and how does one get these?? I was so curious for days together, that I did a Google search to find out which "fairy" gave this award and I definitely wanted to be the chosen one :) .

And today I am writing the second post on my second Versatile Blogger Award :D :D. Time flies by and hard work pays is all I can say. It is not some award given by serious nerd jury but by a fellow blogger who thought your blog worthy of it. Does it decrease the value of these awards, because it is not given by a jury, there is no trophy and it is not announced on a national television???

Well I think NO. We blog for readers and we exist because of them. And if they think you deserve this, the purpose of our existence is achieved. Without 'Likes', 'Comments' and of course readers; …

The Crackle or Shatter Nail Art

Hi, I will be doing a quick post today since there is nothing much to explain for the crackle or shatter nail art. I have already covered on what these nail paints and where to buy them here. So today I will be showing the results I obtained when I used them finally.

Easy at Home Nail Art 24 – The Caribbean Ice Berg

Hi All, I have another cute and easy nail art to share today. I did this nail art for my younger sister again; she is my canvas when I am short of mine :). I was getting late for movie and she was too tired after work but we managed to get a pretty nail art. I went to her place and she was wearing only solo colored nail paint. How could she? The base color was so pretty that I could not resist splashing some designs on it. Now my sister isn't very comfortable with loud colors and noticeable nail arts so I tried my best to use colors of similar hues to keep the tone down.

The Laces and Bows Nail Art

Hi Beauties, I am sharing a simple, neat and feminine nail art with you girls today. I feel I am more into pink these days :P. I am planning to focus on softer tones these days. The nail art I am sharing today is a modified version of French Manicure. I have just added a little pink and feminine touch to it :D

I WON the Nail Art Remake Challenge !!!!!!

Hi All,

I guess these days either I am getting lucky or I am working hard :D. First I won  the Nail Art Competition hosted my Nail Artisan where I submitted my Cookie Monster Nail Art :) :). And now I am here to celebrate and share another win :) :)



Few days back I participated in a Nail Art Giveaway which not a raffle copter entry (Thank God) but a nail art remake entry :). This was hosted by Margriet from 365 Days of Nail Art.  I guess my hard work favors me much more than my luck. I have participated in quite a few giveaways but never ever won :( :( :(. I only won where criteria was nail art :) :). So with this hope I did send a couple of nail art remakes to enter the Giveaway :). And guess what, I WON!!!

Margriet wanted to make sure the give away to go to a person who is serious or passionate about nail art. Through out our communication, this was very evident. How sweet!! I wish all the giveaways are in form of some competition (I don't think luck will ever make me win-- I hate …

The Men in Black n Blue Nail Art

Hi All,

I am up with a very easy, simple yet stylish nail art today. When I was about to leave for work last friday, I had bare black painted nails.And my regular readers and friends know how much I hate plain painted nails. So while I had like 10 minutes to go. I decided that I must do something on my nails. But it had to relate to blue since I was wearing blue :) . So with limited choices that blue and the 1 minutes gave me, I came up with this. This is not the best and prettiest nail art but c'mon you don't expect to change the world in 10 minutes :wink:

My Experience with Zee TV Connected HumTum IndiBlogger Meet

Hi All,

This post is to share my experience in the 'Zee TV Connected IndiBlogger Meet' which I had been wanting to do since the second I stepped in the event :) :)For all those who are not aware what I am talking about, here is the kick start:

What is Indiblogger : It is a platform which brings all bloggers from India together, gets them interacting with each other, share experiences, make friends and network . It brings you readers, acts as motivator, brings Indian Bloggers together (IndiMeets), brings blogs and brands together and is a warm family. It also assigns rank (the higher the score, the higher ranking you have) based on various parameters, which is a reality check for us. My score is 80/100 which is not bad for a 4 month old blog :D :D :D :D . Read about them in media here.

What is Zee TV Connected HumTum : Six courageous women of different ages and at different stages in their lives, have dared to bare it all - their hopes, worst fears, insecurities, mistakes, trium…

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Night Cream Review

I got this night cream as a sample with ‘Elizabeth Arden Pressed powder (reviewed here). I also got the ‘Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion SPF 15’ (reviewed here) along with it. In my opinion it’s a good idea to use the same product range to see maximum benefits. So I started using this night cream along with the day lotion hoping to witness a ‘Visible difference’.







Product Claims:Works while you sleep to deliver balanced hydration for a radiant, luminous look. Clinically and dermatologist tested. Non Comedogenic.

Usage Instruction: Smooth onto cleansed face and throat at night.

What it contains (Ingredients):Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Tridecyl Salicylate, Caprylyl Methicone, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Peg-100 Stearate, Isododecane, Cetyl Alcohol, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Sodium Hya…