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Tie and Dye Nail Art

Hi Fellas, its practically the end of this month and I have signed up for so many challenges. I am trying a 'Tie and Dye' nail art for the first time today.I am not sure how it came out but I happy I attempted. See that's what happens when you participate in a 'sensible' challenge or participate in a challenge 'sensibly':). You try so many things which you wouldn't have otherwise.

This is basically for STN Challenge where the theme is 'Tie and Dye'. And I am also gonna use this for "Finnishable Challenge" theme 'Familiar Pattern'. This is a very familiar pattern in India and also across.

I have taken inspiration from "Jaunty Juli" on how to do this nail art. There may be various ways to do this nail art but this one appealed me most, so I am gonna go with this.

Its basically lining few favorite polishes side by side on a nail and the immediately re-apply another coat of same polish on them.Yes, the polishes will be prett…

Paint it Red!

Hello Sugars!! It’s the last week of September and the beginning of a lot of challenges that I have signed up for. Pheww!! I have tried a lot to participate in challenges in past but have never been able to do so in full spirit. I have always left them midway. But this time I am trying to be a bit more planned and structured. Let’s see how much I succeed.

This Nail Art is for:

Week 1 of “Autumn Nail Art Challenge” on Blogger Bragger – Theme “Red”
“Finnishable Challenge” - Theme “Play that Song”. So I picked up an all time happy song from movie “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” – “Paint It Red!”

I had been longing to try this color for some months now and finally I was happy to see the theme “Red”. I am not a “Red” person, nope...not even near it. But a pretty gorgeous crimson red never hurts :P. It does make your hand look fancy.

The red polish I used for base is Essence –‘Redvolution’. It’s is bright red jelly polish. It leans a bit towards orange and has a shiny lustrous finish.

I used my 2 year…

First Attempt-Scaled Gradient Nail Art

Hi Girls, I am jittery to share my nail art today because neither I am very fond of this nail art technique nor I am fond of the result :(.

Its the Scaled Gradient Nail Art first done by SimplyNaillogical. She did an awesome and I am no where near to it or anyone. But I have made an honest attempt, only you can say if I succeeded.

I used a nude base color from 'Collection' (a UK brand). I was so happy to be trying out a nude after so long. I always loved them, only I don't know why did I stop wearing them :P. I was so impressed by it that I did a few clicks and here they are.

I also got a thought in the hind side of my brain that chuck the nail art, the nude in itself is ravishing. And after seeing the end result of my Gradient Scale, I got a strong feeling I was correct earlier :P

For the neon green gradient I used Models Own Flip Flop. I am on my knees for this polish. Its so deeply pigmented, a lively color and it screams "Neon" from the top of its voice.I have ma…

Neon Animal Prints and Flower Nail Art

Hi Fellas, I am sharing a month old nail art with you today. Well, this is no surprise I have too many nail arts to share with you at times and the frequency of posting doesn’t match up with the frequency of doing nail art. I was wearing this nail art on my way to Nepal.

Anyone who is regular here will know how I miss all the events to do my nail art for. On all the celebration days, important dinners, trips, even my birthday; I am caught either nude nails or with worst of nail art. I don’t know why my nail art shies away when I have audience. So being true to my nature and history, I was again wearing an average nail art on my trip to Nepal. I so wanted to flaunt my best work but somehow with the turn of events I ended up with this.

I wore a neon green polish for base, I am forgetting the brand. I think it was Miss Claires. I made zebra stripes with black acrylic polish and fine brush. Gosh! I did them after long and the results scream ‘out of practice’. I am not very happy with the st…

Back to School Nail Art

Hi Friends, September is ‘Teachers Day’ Month so I thought why not get some school memories on my nails. There were lots of ideas that crossed my mind but I was confused. I asked my dad to chose the image for my nail art. I lined many plates with school like theme and asked him to pick one. He went with this image from Moyou Scholar Plate 02 caught my fancy.

It was just what I had in my mind. Only a book would have been an untrue depiction of school days, as if we were always buried in books. This image had books opened and birds flying out of it. Yes, it was so appropriate to what we did in school. We would flow to our own world of imagination the moment we would open books.

We would spend hours in our dream land with books open to bail us out in case we are caught :) . I miss those days :).

I used Models Own Blueberry Muffin for the base colour. It’s lovely and creamy. I loved the colour, faint blue colour in light. This is the lightest blue in my statsh or probably available in market…

Half Moon Filigree Nail Art with Marker Pen

Good Morning Sugars!!I re-experimented the technique of Paisley Nail Art that I did with Gel Pen. The merciless smudging of the design I did yesterday had really depressed me from within. My designs were  pretty nice as per me. I was kinna happy with it, but ruthless smudging killed it!! Anyways, I was thinking about it over and over again at work.

After Office I rushed to a stationary shop and took another pen which had fibre tip and was permanent. It was a DVD/CD marker. I did a trial on my nails at my shop and it didn’t wipe off on touching like gel pen. So with lots of hope in heart I bought a black and red pen. I also bought some medium sized rhinestones from the shop in various colors.

With my newly acquired nail art paraphernalia, I sat down at home to try something out. Also, I had bought Nubar ‘Purple Mania’ few days back. And I am totally awestruck at that polish. The finish and color is amazing.

I did a one coat base of Wet and Wild 2% Milk on my nails. Then I used circle rein…

Free Hand Paisley Nail Art

Hello Everyone, I am a bit jittery today sharing this nail art with you today. I did an experiment to do this nail art and I am really not sure on how did it turn out. Prima facie it looks pretty but I think it’s not as great on detailed level.

The nail art I am sharing now is the second attempt I made. The first attempt was impressive but I smudged the designs badly. In the second attempt I was tired and somehow the results were not as great.

I used Models Own Coconut Cream for the base of this nail. It’s an awesome base for all kind of nail art. With my new Nubar “Purple Mania” I did a gradient sponging. I tell what an awesome bright colour it is!! It is like dark neon pink. I forgot to click pictures of the gradient base but trust me it looked pretty.

Here comes the experiment part, I used something different to do the design the paisley. Yes I did not use a fine brush but used a gel pen to design those paisley. The gel pen was black silver in colour. I guess I should have used plain …

Water Color Nail Art

Hi All, I did my first Water Color Nail Art  finally.Its not that I was procrastinating to try this technique or something but I never had enough motivation to try them. I have never liked them as much to make me try.

But here I am finally with a Water Color Nail Art. After completing the nail art I was not sure why I hated it so much? They are not as bad :P . Having said that, it doesn't mean by any chance that I have started liking it.

I used Models Own Coconut Cream as the base. It smells like dream, so yummy. Over them I used some thinned down acrylic paints. I used water to thin them.

With a flat brush, I tried making random strokes on my nails with different colors. I used a tissue to blot down excess water from nails.

After the nails dried off, I top coated them with Sally Hansen Disco Ball. They are gorgeous shiny holo-ish glitter top coat.It made the nailart seem prettier to me.

But I still felt the nails looked somewhat naked. I don't know may be it is the Watercolor effe…