Grumpy Cat Nail Art

January 23, 2014 Setu 14 Comments

I am going to share an ancient nail art I did long back. I dont know why I missed sharing it :( :( . My brother is a big fan of Grumpy Cat. And he has shared so many hilarious Grumpy Cat jokes with me , that now I also enjoy it whole heartedly :) . Intially I did only the cat but then the trade mark 'No' of the cat was missing.

Grumpy Cat Nail Art

So me, my sis and my brother were sharing some Grumpy Cat jokes on whatsapp and sharing laughs. My brother suddenly asked me why dont I do a grumpy cat nail art?? And I didn't see a reason why did not do it yet :P :P . Since this request came from my little brother (not literally little because he is 21 but he is youngest so he will always stay 'little' for us) :) , I had to do it.

Grumpy Cat Nail Art

Anyways I did this free hand nail art in a fun mood. I am not good at making faces and precison may be. But I attemped this nail art just with the correct spirit (although the face of grumpy cat may not be correct :P ). And the No! written on nails is just what grumpy cat always has a ready answer to all questions n situations.

I hope you like it and hope you don't make a grumpy face at my grumpy cat :P

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Envious Neon Green with Stamping on White Nail Art

January 21, 2014 Setu 2 Comments

I am here with a neon nail art, just wanted to make some head turns :P :P . I had been keeping nails unpolished and dull for long. Obviously I had come to back with a bang and  neon matte was a perfect tool for the bang.

Envious Neon Green with Stamping on White Nail Art

But it was looking much more neony than I wanted it to be. I wanted to break the neon monotony so I painted my accent finger white. The color scheme looked more balanced now and not entirely greeny and neony. I wanted a decent contrast to pull down the drama from neon. And white did a fair job. I wanted to get some serious colors with fun neon on my nails. Like you know naughty and desciplined at the same time. I used the Faces Neon Matte 'Greed'and Faces 'White O White' .

Envious Neon Green with Stamping on White Nail Art

So I decided to stamp with Konad Balck using Plate No 72. I did use a matte top coat on white to get a coherent finish. Also, I used faces Neon Matte 'Greed to draw studs like dots on the accent nail to make it look like related and the connection seemless. I have never liked random patterns but for the kind final look and feel I wanted, this pattern made sense. I did not want any girlie or cutie stuff, just very straky jumbled pattern. I am new to stamping but this stamping was so random and erractic that I didnot fear for miss of precision. It was easier to hide my shaky hands with this pattern.

Envious Neon Green with Stamping on White Nail Art

Envious Neon Green with Stamping on White Nail Art

I liked the end result and the complexity. It is fun yet steardy. It is wild yet decent and cluttered yet sorted. I hope my feelings about the nail art makes some sense to you. I have never mixed such contrast shades earlier, and I a glad I tried it atleast. How do you feel about this nail art? Did you enjoy it?

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Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet Nail Polish Review

January 19, 2014 Setu 4 Comments

I have been always a fan of mint color and pastel shades. Ohh, my heart melts seeing pastels till date. They are too sweet not to imprint your mind. Similar was my feeling when I saw this polish, love at first sight!!! I got my friend from US pick it for me. Also, this was my first Sally Hansen Polish, so it is special to me. Although I had with it me with for an year now but I swatched it for the first time recently. Lets see the swatches and review of this one.

Product Claims: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear  Nail Color offers xtreme shine and protection. Match your manicure to your mood  with fun, trendy shades. Easy grip, easy glide brush is designed for complete  control.

  • Xtreme shine and protection

  • Easy grip, easy glide brush for control


Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet Nail Polish

Price and Quantity : I bought it for $3 last year but I guess in India it is around 350 (not sure) for 11.8 ml.

Packaging : It comes in a long cylindrical bottle which is different from other polishes. It gave me a feeling of owning a luxury. I loved the bottle. I totally admire the long polish brush they have with this. This makes application so very easy. I felt a lot more control over my brush while application. This has one of the best application experinces by far in terms of brush and length.

Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet Nail Polish

Color : All words fall short to describe the sweet and classy pastel color. It is such a fresh minty color. Its like fresh early morning dew drops to eyes. The second I opened the lid , I felt the push to apply them asap on my nails. The color is faboulous pastel light minty green. I am sure it is a color which will be enjoyed by all the girls. I find it as an amazing base for nail art too. You can work with whatever color on this and it will not fail you. I did a very pretty vintage rose nail art on this, which I will share later.

The finish is smooth and shimmer free. It is more a creme nail polish. It doesnt have intense shine too which kind of gives subtleness and frozen look to the nails. The polish isnt streaky or goopy,but just right!!. Gorgeous spring color I must say (although I feel it will rock the entire year) :)

Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet Nail Polish

Pigmenation : As I said it is more like a creme polish and the pigmenation screams of that. It gives lovely opaqueness in one coat itself but I prefer two coats for perfect finish. It glides like a dream on nails, such is the smoothness of this beauty.

It does seem chalky after appliaction due to lack of shine that creme polsihes have. Now one may dislike this, but I feel it gives kind of a calm and scerene look to the polish. The color and finish both are very soothing and appeasing. It literally feels like you have applied a fat free smoothie on your nails :) . It has a quick dry time also.

Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet Nail Polish

OverAll Rating: It is undoubtedly a lovely, gorgeous and girly polish. It does make your hands look delicate and will suit all complexions. I will rate it 4/5 .

Have you tried any of Sally Hansen Xtreme nails? Are you too a fan of pastel shades like me? Do let me know what you feel about the color and review :)

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Faces Matte Nail Polish 'Greed' Shade 73 Review

January 15, 2014 Setu 2 Comments

Hi Girls, you know how sometimes we feel low and nothing seems to work or fall in place. That's the time when we either switch to praying or shopping :P :P

I had not been feeeling myself for days together and I was sulking on a christmas holiday. I decided to try the shopping therapy to lift up my mood. Now, this therapy never fails :) . And it was christmas so even if santa did not gift me anything, I decided to be my own santa :P :P . I told my hubby that I just needed a couple of polishes and we moved to Beauty Centre . Now obviously I did not pick up a couple of polishes, I picked up around 12 :P :P . I did purchase 3 of Faces Neon Matte Collection. Such an edgy mix "Neon" + "Matte".  Lets see how the first polish faired.

Faces Neon Matte Greed Polish Review Shade 73

About Faces Neon Matte : Flaunt your bright side with FACES Neon shades...

Price and Quantity : Rs 229 for  9 ml (I think I got it in Rs.180 at Beauty Centre)

Faces Matte Nail Enamel Greed: Review and Swatches

Color : There could not be a more apt name than "Greed" for this shade. It totally reminds of envious green color. The color is very bright and fun. The neon effect is not too over the top to make it very loud or cheap to wear. Neither is it underplayed that will go unnoticed. My friends at work did notice it and asked a lot about this polish. It did look popping out but I thouroughly enjoyed the attention :).

The matte finish is just like a cherry on cake and may be more than that. It is a very intelligent combo that faces came with. The lovely matte look and smoooth finish is totally admirable . One one side it is edgy, naughty and a die-hard attention seeker 'Neon' while on the other side it is subtle, shimmer free and gentle 'Matte'. The marraige of this two aspects makes it a total hit. Even girls who are non enamel lovers complemented about the finish and uniqueness.

Pigementation : After going gaga over color and finish, the pigementaion was a bummer. The consistency is fine but pigmentation is weak. I had to do four coats to get the oapaqueness. If you dont do so, your dead nail boundary will be visible. Although the appliaction wasnt messy, no pulling and pushing but no one likes to apply 4 coats of polish!!! I would have painted 20 nails in the effort I put for 10.

The appliaction was smooth though, no streaks and gentle. Removal was not big pain either considering the heavy 4 coats. Because it was 4 coats, it did take some time in drying and I do have a patch on my nail paints because I hit my wet nail paints towards something I dont remember :P :P

Faces Matte Nail Enamel Greed: Review and Swatches

Overall Rating : There is no doubt that the shade is gorgeous, tthe finish is amazing, the color is a head turner and the matte look is classy. But I cannot ignore the 4 coats too. Overall I would still recommend this polish to all. It will suit all complexions and looks too trendy to ignore. So I will rate it 4.8/ ( -. 2 for 4 coats).

I hope you enjoyed the review and swatches. Did you get a chance to lay hands on any of these. Do share your thoughts. Did you also end up with 4 coats or its just me ??

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Wild Flower Nail Art

January 11, 2014 Setu 4 Comments

Hi Sweets, I feel like I am talking to you after long long time. Though I managed to be regular in posting my articles last month but mostly all of them were scheduled. So practically all of them were written in November, so I kept on feeling disconnected to you entire december :( :( . I really cannot explain how terrible that made me feel. Being honest, I missed connecting to you more than I had anticipated. I was and am hell like busy lately , family issues, health issues and office issues and what not.

Wild Flower Nail ARt

Anyways, I don't want to share a depressing story here. I just want to share a happy nail art. I was totally about to skip doing a nail art due to the loss of control I am having on my schedule and health. But then day before I made it a point to leave office on time and zoomed to a parlour to feel sane again. I got a head massage and foot massage done. Trust me it helped me so much not only phyiscally but also mentally. I felt so light and relaxed and 'human' after that. I came home and created this nail art.

Wild Flower Nail ARt

Its a freehand nail art and I am happy with I did. I have not been able to create any pleasnt nail art for long time. And it was killing me internally but this was a breath of fresh air :)

Wild Flower Nail ARt

I decided to a tougher nail art than this but eventually wanted to do something which I could do for both hands. And here I am. A quick tutorial for benefit of all those who would want to try it.

Wild Flower Nail ARt

Wild Flower Nail Art Tutorial

  •  I used a NYX "First Dance" for first two coats.

  • Using nail art brush I painted some random leaves here and there on my nails.


Wild Flower Nail ARt

  • Using a light lemony yellow acrylic paint I highlighted those green leaves at places.


Wild Flower Nail ARt

  • Next is the fun part where I just made blobs of orange, pink and blue where you can envisage flowers.

  • Now I really cannot explain in words the next step because there is none. I just kept on mixing and dropping colors on the blobs till it looked liked flowers :)

  • Finished it with top coat and made myself happy :)


Wild Flower Nail ARt

I hope you enjoyed the nail art, beacuse its something I enjoyed after LONG. Pls let me know how you feel and sher your thoughts.

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Inglot Gel Eyeliner AMC Shade No 83

January 08, 2014 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Girls, there are two make up product I love the most. One is obviously nail polish and the other is kohls. I have been 'awwed' by beautiful pigmented kohls since ages. When I read Inglot has range of colored gel liners, my heart started pounding faster :) . But I wanted to buy it after trying and not online. So I waited to visit an outlet on my own. Finally when I went to Delhi I pestered my  hubby to visit Saket Mall where I could both shop Sephora and Inglot outlet :) :) . What happened after that is not a mystery :P :P

Inglot Gel Eyeliner AMC Shade No 83

What Company Claims : Long-lasting, waterproof formula.Can be used as an eye shadow or body painting gel.Brush number 30T is recommended for eyeliner application. PARABEN FREE FORMULA . NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS

Quantity and Price : Rs 850/- for 5.5 gms

Ingredients : 

Inglot Gel Eyeliner AMC Shade 83

Packaging :  It comes in transparent sturdy plastic packaging. It comes in a tub as you can see. A brush doesnt  come with and needs to be purchased.

My Experience:

After Maybelline gel liners I was totally gaga over these gels and would always sulk about non availability of other vibrant colors in India. So when I saw Ingot with so many colors, I felt my prayers were heard.The color of the liner is so gorgeous that I totally fell for it at first sight. This is an a bright a bright indigo color with purple undertones. This will suit any Indian complexion. After purchasing this, I kept it unused for  a month approx since I couldn't find an occasion to put it on. I was waiting for a perfect occasion to try them but later when it became irresistible, I wore it to work :) :) . Needless to say, I received lovely compliments.

The consistency of the gel is bit thinner or wetter than the Maybelline gel liner. It is a bit easier to get on the brush and work with. I feel more convenient giving shapes to my eyes with this. But one has to be careful while picking it up on brush since a lot may come out with a little effort. You need a bit more of the inglot gel than maybelline to get the same opaqueness. The reason is that the consistency is not as thick/hard as Maybelline. So when you get more gel on brush there is a risk of not all the gel getting evenly spread. And the places where the gel is more will get slightly lumpy. But this is not a major problem as the probability is not high and impact of this is quite low to be notice.
The gel dries quickly so you don't have to sit stoned after application :) .

Application as Eyeliner : It is perfect to be applied as an eyeliner. There is vast variety of color you can play with. And the consistency allows to you do lot of creative work. The drying time is quick also. The finish of the gel liner is matte which adds to the classy appeal. It stays 6 hours or so. The sad part is , it doesn't fade away but crumbles away.

Inglot AMC Gel Liner Shade 83 without Flash
Application as Kohl (on waterline) : I bought this with the sheer greed to apply it as a kohl. The color was intense and consistency was workable which overwhelmed me. But due to the wetter (sorry I do not know a better word to describe this) consistency as compared to the Maybelline gel liners, the major part of drying happens after application. So when I applied it on waterline, the drying part irritated me. I wear contact lenses so I have to be extra careful. Occasionally the dry crumbs would into eyes and irritate me. Although the problem is not very major but any discomfort with an organ as delicate as eyes gives you tears (pun intended) .
Pros :

  • One of the very few colored gel liners people in India can lay hands on

  • Softer consistency compliments creativity

  • This color will suit all Indian Tones

  • Although it is from the "Blue" family with which the market is flooded these days, the 'indigo-purple' shade is a rare find.

  • The quantity is more as compared to other gel liners available in the market.

  • Matte finish distinguishes it from the crowd and makes it looks classy

  • Perfect for both office wear and party wear.

  • Long Staying

  • Doesn't smudge at all.

  • Doesn't bleed through corner of your eyes

  • Very little is required so will be on your side for very long time


Cons:

  • A bit pricey (Rs 850 exclusive of brush) if you want to try experimenting colors

  • Gets flaky and crumbles after 6-7 hours (I mean it comes off in small patches and doesn't fade evenly)

  • Micro particles may fall in eye occasionally if you apply on waterline

  • The gel cracks over a period of time (as seen on other beauty blogs)

  • You may need to invest in "Duraline" which will revitalize the gellish consistency (the SA told me the 'Duraline' can be used to turn eye shadow to similar gel to be used as gel liner :))

  • Doesn't come with a brush


Will I repurchase Inglot AMC Gel Liner Shade 83 ?

I don't see it getting over for another year, so no question of repurchase till then :P
Will I suggest others Inglot AMC Gel Liner Shade 83 to others? 

Yes, if you are bored of black then this line of colored gel are a must have. It may be a bit pricier but quantity and color range justifies it.

Overall Rating : 4/5 (-1 for drying out on eyes)

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Sweet Geisha Nail Art

January 04, 2014 Setu 7 Comments

Hi Girls, nail decals are very in these days and so I went ahead and got a lot of them :P . Ya more than possibly I could use :P . I had a terrible nail accident the other day (I exaggerate  anything when it comes to nails) . On my way back from work, I boarded an auto rickshaw, now you know how bumpy our roads are and how Schumacher our auto drivers are . The driver took a steep turn and to save myself from falling, I pounced on the bar ahead of me, when I hit my nail on the stupid drivers seat :( :( :( .

Geisha Nail Art

I was almost was heart broke when my nail art friends 'Tea bag Method' to save the split nails. And after 5 minutes of 'Operation Tea Bag' in ICCU, my nails were on 'Ventilator' . Atleast now I wont have to trim down all nails, I shortened them though. Its a life saviour, Google it interested. Anyhow  with short nails I could not do better than this. I was also feeling a bit low and was in no mood to do lot of artistic work here.

Geisha Nail Art

So here I am using Geisha Nail Water Decals on all my fingers. And Color Show Constant Candy on my ring finger . I did 2 coats faces 'Hollywood' which is multi color glitter polish in transparent base. I will review it soon :) . Ohh and I forgot to mention the bright yellow is 'Sunshine' from Maybelline Colorshow.

Geisha Nail Art

Let me know how you feel about the nail art. I did this early morning before going to work!!! It really is quick and fun :). Do you feel the same???

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Maybelline Color Show Keep up the flame Nail Polish Review

January 01, 2014 Setu 18 Comments

With new year just beginning, I want to start with a party and bright color nail polish review. And with this dashing red, I hope you paint the town red. I have another gorgeous edgy nail polish swatch to share today. The name keep-up-the-flame is true to what you can expect out of this color. It is indeed fiery and flamy. I am not a 'Red' person but this is a different red. It is loud, ofcourse but that it is what makes this color stand out in crowd.

Maybelline ColorShow keep-up-the-flame Polish

 

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