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Showing posts from September, 2015

Colourful Rainy Nails

Hi Girls, I am sharing a nail art today that I would rather not want to share. I had such a brilliant plan in my mind about Rainy Day Nail Art but it shattered the moment my ideas encountered reality. It happens so many times to all of us.

I had envisaged a black matte base and rain drops of glossy polish on pointed and pinky. Rest of the nails would have white stamped umbrella which I would leadlight.It looked so pretty in my head. But the raindrops just refused to look like rains. The glossy clear polish fell like ugly blobs on my matte black.

So after redoing the thing for 3 times, I decided to stamp some drops instead. I tried that with glossy clear polish again but impact was negligible. So after 4 unsuccessful attempts I stamped with colourful Mundo De Unas polishes (Mexican Pink and Yellow) for colourful raindrops.

The base polish is Tip Top Black Forest, stamping image of Umbrella from Born pretty Store Plate BPL22 and raindrops from UberChic Set 03. As intended I lead lighted ea…

Minty Floral Nails

Hi Girls, although it’s no spring but I am all floral these days. They make me feel so happy and awake. Really there is nothing like the view of blossoms.

The base polish is a Satin Mint Polish – Mean Dean from Stay Quirky reviewed here. I am not particularly fond of this polish. I find Satin Polishes very general and run of the mill. But since the colour was very fresh and minty, it could make an exception.

I decided 2 things; firstly to do a nail art overpowers the base. And secondly, matte finish to my nail art because this satin pearl finish was killing me.

I did freehand floral and blossoms with Pure Color Bruch 10 and Acrylic Paint from Born Pretty Store that they sent too me for review. You can buy this portable set of 12 acrylic paints here. Don’t forget to use my coupon code HQBQ10 to get 10% off sitewide.

After finishing my flowers, I mattified the nail art as intended. I am kind of happy with the result. Especially with the fact that the base looked so much better now. What do …

Webbed Floral Nails with BPS Ya Qin An Stamping Polish

Today’s nail art is one which re-iterates on the merits of improvising and impulsiveness. Usually a thought through plan and neat execution is bound to fetch you a perfect end result. But moments like this simply make you feel lucky because the only ingredient you put is impulsiveness and yet the results are pleasant. I was feeling very lazy with little time when I did this.

I had just done clicking my ‘I am Bored Nails’ and was about to remove the mani when I realised that I has only used up my ring finger and middle finger for design. Rest of the three fingers were just plain blue. So I decided to recycle the mani by just removing the polish work on 2 nails and painting them blue again. The blue base is sweet dusty blue from Sally Hansen Limited Edition Sea Shore Collection called the ‘Wet Suit’.

I just had one thing sure in my mind that I wanted to use Born Pretty Store’s new range of stamping polish from Ya Qin An. I am really impressed with the numerous option of stamping polish th…

Vampy Roses Nailart

I was thinking of doing some pink roses on my nails and I was surprised that instead of looking soft and sweet, it ended up looking vampy. Hence I named it Vampy Roses. It is really shocking how different your nail art looks in your mind and your nails. LOL. It’s every nail artist’s story.

Look for yourself and tell me whether it is sweet pink roses or vampy roses? The base is Stay Quirky 897 No Rules from Polish Dry Line. I have reviewed it here. It is textured mauvish rose pink glitter gritty polish.

The roses are stamped from Moyou London Pro Collection Stamping Plate and stamping polish is Konad Black. I think the fact that I used black polish and the image I chose for stamping shows more of stamping polish makes the polish look less of pink and more of wine colour. But I am fine with it. It’s good to see something different, isn’t it?

Ganesh Chaturthi Nails

Hello Girls, I am very happy with the nail art I am sharing today. I did them with a lot of devotion and effort. It is for the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the god Ganesha, who has an elephant-head.

A Little history for my readers : A traditional legend about Ganesha's birth is that Parvati, Shiva's wife, created Ganesha out of mala (dirt) off her body while having a bath and breathed life into the figure.She then set him the task of guarding her door while she bathed. Shiva, who had gone out, returned and as Ganesha didn't know him, didn't allow him to enter. After the combat between Ganesha and Shiva Ganas, finally angry Shiva severed the head of the child. Parvati seeing this became enraged and Shiva then promised that her son will be alive again. The devas searched for the head of a dead person facing North, but they found only the head of an elephant. They brought the head of the elephant a…

I am Bored Nails

This post is about one of the odd nail arts that I know did not come out as neat and still I find it cute. I hate clumsy work but this one I will just accept for its cuteness. And also for simple reason that it was screaming out my mind!! I was feeling terribly bored!

I saw this nail art on IG in Ane_Li’s account; I was so amazed to see this. These are cute, pretty and simple. I knew I had to try it someday. She is a genius, so my work is no way parallel to her. But it’s an attempt.

The base of the polish is Sally Hansen Wet Suit from their Limited Edition Sea Shore Collection. I love that collection and each polish of it. I have drawn everything with nail polish as opposed to acrylic paints which would have been so much easy. Don’t know why but I am beginning to like Nail polishes too for freehand. It’s far more difficult, but I am learning.

The black outlining and message is with BPS Nail Art Fountain pen which I have previously used here. This time I got the black ink also from BPS. T…

A England Saint George - Swatches and Review

Hi Sugars, how have you been? I am doing very good because I am drenched in my new buys. It is like an in-satiating thirst that just doesn’t get quenched with any magnitude of haul you do. The only impact that it has is a dent in your wallet. To add to the existing dent, I recently got attracted to A England Polishes. They are seductive to the T. I ordered 3 of them from Color4Nails during sale. Now I am kicking myself for not buying more. Actually I wanted to, but a couple of shades were OOS so I got only 3. Today I am showing you the first one I tried called ‘Saint George’.

There is always a history and a legend behind the name of all A England polishes. The bottle says “Crown Yourself” which is so true. You feel really special to own them. The bottle, the name and packaging, everything exudes elegance and class. I did a little reading on what was Saint Gorge and this is what I came up with -St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is …

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Swatches and Review of Stay Quirky Nail Polish No Rules, Mean Dean and Sane No More

Hello Girls I have 3 polishes to show you today from a new brand in India called “Stay Quirky”. To begin with I love their name, it’s funky. Luckily now we have a lot of choices in Indian market for nail polishes which is a very good thing. We are getting colours, textures and variety. Stay Quirky has launched a lot of polishes in various ranges, so you are spoilt for choice. Their pricing varies depending on the line of polish. The three polishes I have are 897 No Rules from Polish Dry Line (Rs 200 for 8ml), 816 Mean Dean from Silk Effect Shades (Rs 190 for 8ml) and 607 Sane No More from Glitter Line (Rs 240 for 10ml)

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So let’s begin with the first one called No Rules from Polish Dry Effect Shades. It is a glitter bomb in itself and a textured polish too. I feel they are on similar lines of Maybelline ColorShow Glitter Mania. This is almost a dupe ‘Matinee Mauve’ from ColorShow …

Colorful Poppies on my Nails

Hello Girls, How are you doing? I have been able to rekindle my love with freehand these days. I am shocked why out grew freehand, I just love it at heart. And now that I am again hitched to freehand, I feel stamping is silly. Oh God!!Give me a fair and flair for both. Anyways, I did these poppies on my nails last weekend.

I was blank after I applied the base- OPI My Vampire is a Buff. Ideas were zooming in my mind with lightening speed but seemed good enough to settle down.

I was going from scenery to birds to Aztec to doodles and what not. But finally I got stuck where most girls do, Florals. But this was not the end of my mental misery.

Now I was thinking yeah flowers, but which ones?? I just picked up my brush and started painting hoping my heart will guide me and I stopped at Poppies. I had been wanting to do poppies forever but not like these. I wanted to do traditional bright red poppies on white base. Well, I will be doing them someday, for now I did this lively colourful poppies…

Simple French NailArt with Neon Flowers

Hello Girls, My Mantra these days is - Simple can be beautiful. I have always loved to be entangled in complex techniques and looks and execution. But off late I have been thinking and seeing a lot of accomplished nail artists that simple is beautiful too. The execution has to be taken care for a masterpiece, of course. So this is one of the nail arts I did from same Genre.

This nail art is inspired by Yagala. I happened to be browsing her account last week and took few screenshots to do inspired manis later. I am glad that ‘later’ is now. I am just trying to do what she did. And it was so quick and simple, yet I loved the result.

I have loved French nail arts since time immemorial. However, I always avoid doing it because I love wearing nail art on both hands. But my right hand French tip goes for a toss the moment I dip my fingers in Turmeric rich food that we have. It is such an irony. And I hate seeing yellow French tips!!

Anyways for this nail art, I just did a French tip with Sally…

Coral Tribal Nails

I am beginning to feel that at times (read mostly) some magnetic forces pull you towards it, whenever you are standing neutral. And you unknowingly get drifted along. I always get pulled towards Neons when I am blank about choosing colours and Florals/Tribal patterns when I am clueless on Patterns. I don’t know, it’s like when in doubt I pick up neons as colours and tribals as patterns.  Today I did not pick neon because I was reviewing NewU polish – Carmine Pink (See swatches and read review here).  Ready with the pretty peachy polish, I was wondering on what on to do on them, when a gust of wind took my mind to Tribals. Lol.

My heart instantly agreed to my brain because I wanted to do a freehand.  Tribals need precision because you are working with lines and they ought to bestraight, clean and crisp. Having known the downside of tribal patterns, I still plunged into it. With nothing specific in mind, I picked up the brush and continued painting. I had to do couple of redos because th…

Stamping NailArt on BPS Chameleon Polish

Hello girls, I recently reviewed BPS Chameleon Polish in this post where I told how this polish exceeded my expectations. It is a brilliant Mutli Crome polish which can steal the show on its own. I wore this polish for 2 days without nail art after which I got an itch.

So just the day I was about to remove this polish, I did a simple stamping nail art. I was confused as what color stamping would do justice to the pretty base as it is. Silver, Gold, Pink…Urhh I was so confused.

Eventually I picked up white. I would not say it was the best choice but it was decent.

I chose a simple web kind of pattern which would show good amount of base polish. I did not want the stamping to kill the base. I succeeded on this one may be. Let me know what you feel about it and you can buy this beautiful multi-chrome Chameleon Polish from here. Don’t forget to use my discount code HQBQ10 to avail a 10% flat discount across the site.