Sunset Nails

April 29, 2014 Setu 14 Comments

Hi Friends, I so wanted to do a sunset nails and finally I managed to do it. I am not keeping well so with low energy and negligible motivation I tried my best.

Sunset Nail Art

This is the longest a nail art has taken to finish, but the reason is not completely the complexity. I am having shaky hands due to body pain so I wasn't able to give my best. This resulted into a lots of mistakes and hence retakes.

Sunset Nail Art

Seriously, I have never been more exhausted after a nail art, but I am happy how it turned out, inspite of all ups and downs. I have not been to work today as I am not keeping well. So I thought lemme do some nail art to lift up my mood. But I am totally drained out. So, the learning is never try a nail art when your mind and body are not supporting you fully :( :( .

Sunset Nail Art

I will quickly just tell you how I did it.

  • Apply white polish on clean nails.

  • Take a sponge and get stripes of bright coral, light pink, yellow and purple colors polish on them in correct sequence and sponge them on your nails.

  • Repeat the above sponging process to get neat intensity of colors.

  • Using a clear golden shimmer polish, give a glow to your evening canvas. You can use silver too, but I prefer golden for evening and silver for morning.

  • Using a fine brush and black acrylic paint, draw trees, birds and twigs.

  • Seal it with a top coat, I used Seche Vite.


Sunset Nail Art

I hope you like the nail art. Does it not remind you of a romantic evening? Had I been well, I would have been rushing out to enjoy the evening after seeing the nail art :P.

Sunset Nail Art

Also, I am unable to post any pics of both hands like I usually do since my hubby is in office :(. Yes, he is my official photographer for all pictures which feature my both hands :P.Please let me know if you like my sunset nails, I wish you do.

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Mix and Match Summer Nail Art in Neon

April 25, 2014 Setu 18 Comments

I admit I am having a little (well, more than little) crush on Neons these days. God! they are so in and omnipresent. I had been to mall yesterday and displays were so colorful and full of life and neons. I was mesmerized, literally. The summer is on , so people are just not scared to show there ultra colorful side :P.

Mix and Match Summer Nail Art in Neon

And all the colorful gorgeous stuff that I saw yesterday, gave me an adrenaline rush to do some something similar on my nails. One thing I was sure was that I had to use Neon Studs from http://BornPrettyStore.com.

Mix and Match Summer Nail Art in Neon

Mix and Match Summer Nail Art in Neon

Anyways, I used Mayeblline ColorShow 'Black Out' for Black color on my nails. These are quite pigmented. I just used one coat and the results were opaque, which was surprising :). I used acrylic paints and fine brush to get the intricate tribal/aztec design. To get the neon studded nails, I used BornPrettyStore Neon Stud Wheels which they sent me for review last week. And I am so impressed by them. It gave a whole new life and neony edge to my mani :). I used nail glue to fix them on my nails. To get the matte contrast , I used mattifying Top Coat on all nails. The tribal nails were looking so washed out and the print looked lifeless, so I used Seche Vite only one tribal nails to gloss them. I think it was a wise decision.

Mix and Match Summer Nail Art in Neon

The Neon Studs are awesome!!!! If you can have only one 3D accessory, this must be it!! I swear a nail accessory wheel had never made me this happy. I have loads of fimos and rhinestones and caviars and stuff, but this one rocked them all! I got them for review, but I am honestly saying, they are too good. Just right assortment and choice of colors to get funky look on nails. You can use my coupon code HQBQ10 to get 10% discount across the store :). This is the link for the product at BornPrettyStore.com.

Mix and Match Summer Nail Art in Neon

Mix and Match Summer Nail Art in Neon

I am really pleased with my nail art and it makes me so happy each time I look at them. It's like a color splash. I have never worn something as loud to work, but this time it was irresistible. And yes, my nails got lot of attention (which I definitely wanted to avoid) and lots of compliment (which are definetly welcome :P ).

Mix and Match Summer Nail Art in Neon

Mix and Match Summer Nail Art in Neon

I was so tired yesterday after returning from the mall at 10 pm that I could have taken a pass had it been anything else. But since it was nail art, I got some divine energy to make me through :P :P. My maid was not there yesterday. My hubby cooked us a meal, so that I could do this nail art, although he was even more tired than me :( . After sweating for hour in kitchen when he came inside to see what I was doing with my nails, he was very satisfied with my work (which is not very common, he is the much required critic of my nail art and will honestly suggest changes if he feels so).

Mix and Match Summer Nail Art in Neon

Mix and Match Summer Nail Art in Neon

Hence with the lovely meal and colorful nail art, I was on cloud 9 last night. And I don't say this very often, but I wouldn't have moved half of where I am, had my husband not supported me. He not only supports but is equally involved in each of my nail art. Whenever, I am confused on colors or ideas, he picks up colors and guides me :) . He always encourages me do more, achieve more and take nail art more seriously, because it's a blessed talent. He wants me to pursue it as a full-time owner of Nail Spa, but I am not sure if I will ever quit my job :P .Anyways, it's truth, that behind every successful woman is a man!!

Mix and Match Summer Nail Art in Neon

And how do you guys feel about my nail art? Equally happy? Anyone else has a larger than little crush on neons these days?? Please share your thoughts here :)

 

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Easter Bunny Nail Art

April 20, 2014 Setu 4 Comments

I am happy with my colorful  nail art today which I did for Easter. There are so many lovely nail art floating around and being shared for easter , that I got smitten by one :P . I had been wanting to use my Bundle Monster Easter Bunny image for so long...and this was a perfect occasion. Had I missed this, I would have to wait until next year..phew!!!

Easter Bunny Nail Art

I have not done something out of world but I am pleased by how they turned out :). They are cheerful and happy. And I feel doing "Kuchi ku" to do the Easter Bunny.

Easter Bunny Nail Art

 

Easter Bunny Nail Art

I was really confused on what to do till I sat down to actually do it. Mom was pressurizing me to finish up soon, since she had guests coming and I was a mess and also made the drawing room mess with my polishes :P :P

Easter Bunny Nail Art

Nonetheless, with some quick stamping from Bundle Monster and water decal (I don't know if they resemble cat more or bunny more, but I knew it will go perfect for the look), I got this quite quickly :). I used NYX Pastel Yellow, Street Wear for Pink , Maybelline Color Show Blue Berry and Maybelline Color Show Mint Mojito.

Easter Bunny Nail Art

I used white acrylic paint to do the dots which added the cuteness and some green for grass and the pink belly my easter Bunny has :)

Easter Bunny Nail Art

 

Easter Bunny Nail Art

I hope you are equally happy with my nail art. Last but not the least "Happy Easter" :). Please leave your comments to make me happier :)

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Mermaid Nails

April 18, 2014 Setu 19 Comments

Hi All, I am not going to be a story teller today because I am sharing this nail art half heartedly :( . I was so very tired mentally and physically when I did this nail art. No wonder it didn't come out well :(

Mermaid Nail Art

I started off well and in the beginning it seemed like I will have something satisfactory to show. To begin with I used Maybelline Color show 'Miss You Blue' on all my nails. I was planning to give a metallic look to my nails , so I used metallic blue for sea water. Also I needed to capture the waves subtly so I decided to do a silver (again metallic) gradient for shiny surfs. The silver was not starkly visible though :( . I used Sally Hansen Disco Light to get some glitters on sliver gradient part for bling and it came very pretty. It was like a frosted look. But somehow the look drifted away from sea and surfs :(

Mermaid Nail Art

Mermaid Nail Art

This section is where I lost hope even further. I tried stamping the mermaid with white first, it was too light. I wiped off entire thing. I wanted the mermaid to be colorful so, I re-applied polish+gradient and stamped with Red, looked ugly so took off. Again, I re-applied polish+gradient and stamped with Orange and it looked disaster. Finally I stamped using black and it was tolerable. By this time I was pissed, tired and hopeless. I used Cheeky Beauty Plate Princess Charming for mermaid btw.

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I top coated other nails with Sinful Color glitter polish 'I miss you' and a local brand white matte glitter. I chose white glitter because it looked like subtle bubbles on blue.

Mermaid Nail Art

Anyways, whatever I thought in my mind definitely didn't come out. So here I am , please be kind and still leave some love and comments helping me to survive till next nail art :)

 

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Lazy Day on Beach Nail Art

April 15, 2014 Setu 4 Comments

Hi Polish Lovers, I am drenched in colors and beaches and ice-creams this summer (not literally but true for my nails). Yup, and thats the reason my nails are turning yellow :( :(. So I thought why turn someone else's nails yellow this time :P :P . Just kidding!!

I had been wanting to do some beach and sand nails for a while (along with the other untried gazzilion nailarts I had been aiming to do for ages :P ). One of my friends at work, was constantly amazed by my nail arts and had been wanting me to use my magic wand (read brushes and plates :P ) on her nals :). She also grew her nails longer this time. So I felt the urge to just throw some lovely nail art on her nude nails and one day I invited her for a nail art.

A Day At Beach Nail Art

The rest of the kitty party and fun that followed needs to explanation :) .Anyhow, she was excited to see my plates and was pointing out various images from different plates like a lost child in candy shop :P :P . So, coherently we put images picked up together to get a beach theme nail art. I am not sure how sucessful we were, its for you guys to decide.

A Day At Beach Nail Art

She was most excited to get the umbrella on her nails for some reason, and it was so much falling in place with the theme, so I blessed her thumb with it :P :P . Who can anyways imagine a beach without some sand , footprints, lying slippers and palm trees (and cocktails ofcourse :P)??

A Day At Beach Nail Art

I wanted to depict sand and water of the beach for sure. So here is a breif tutorial of what I did :

  • Painted nails with a very light orche yellow/nude using Envy Laminate.

  • I sponged the nails with ColorShow Shocking Seas to get the sea effect.

  • I used Konad Spl polish and Bundle Monster Plate 309 for slippers, Bundle Monster Plate 315 for palms & Cheeky Plate Home Sweet Home for Umbrella for stamping images on my nails.

  • My lovely beach still missed some bling :P . I needed to the sea water to sparkle and the sand to glitter. So I took help of sme loose glitters (Blue and Golden Glitter). I brushed the nails with a top coat so that I could give a medium for the glitters to stick. I picked up glitters with a wax pencil and placed them gently on nails.

  • Finally, when I was kinna satisfied with my work and the polish had dried, I sealed it with a Seche Vite Top Coat. :)


A Day At Beach Nail Art

My friend was very happy with the nail art so I was statisfied completely. Usually I feel a lot of pressure when I am doing some one else's nails but my friend said that I could try any thing on her nails , even if its a mess. I think that helped a lot and allowed me to think.

A Day At Beach Nail Art

I really can't do nails with lots of instructions and restriction. It blocks my creativity and imagination completly. Do you guys also feel the same? Does the nail art takes your mind off to beach, shacks and shots :P ? Please share your comments and thoughts on this nail art.

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Inspired by My Summer Dress Nail Art

April 12, 2014 Setu 18 Comments

This is one of the very few nail arts that came out the way I had imagined it. If I have decided what I want on my nails, half my job is done because I spend like hours sitting in front of my dressing table and gazing at colors and tools. I spend hours to finalize which polish, method, tool, accessory and technique to use; so by the time I am actually "On" the task of doing nailart I am exhausted and it's already 9pm :( :(.

 Inspired by My Summer Dress Nail Art

This was a rare time when I saw one of tops lying on bed which I fondly wear for with my pink shorts as summer dress (read round the year in Mumbai)  and decided this is what I want on my nails!!

The pink shorts I am mentioning is my fav and a relief when I can't think of what to wear (which is most of the times). Since Mumbai is not cold any time, I practically wear it anytime and every time, I want my dress to be comforting and least bothering. I am just attaching my flowy silk top in the post for you judge if I was successful in capturing it :P . I am not attaching the pink short because its soaked for washing past 3 days :P

My favourite Summer Top

Inspired by My Summer Dress Nail Art

And nature supported me, I just could take out the right colors, technique and plates to help me get them :) :) (Such a divine feeling). I really love the top since its brings traditional prints to my dressing. Its really a great mix of western and Indian. So did my nail art turn out to be.

Inspired by My Summer Dress Nail Art

Tutorial :

  • I painted all nails with Tip Top Angel Sherbet to begin with.

  • Then, I took some Colorbar Blue polish, Revlon Purple and Tip Top Angel Sherbet and sponged on the tips of my nails except small and fore finger.

  • On all the sponged nails, I brushed a coat of Sally hansen Disco Balls. This is a fine glitter polish I added to get some bling. I purposely did this before stamping because images would go hazy if I used it over stamped images.

  • Using Black Konad Special Polish and Moyou Stamping Plate Explorer 07, I stamped on sponged nails

  • I used some black square studs on noon stamped nails to get some edgy 3D look. Although my hubby said I could have survived without it :P

  • And brushed a layer of top coat.


Moyou Stamping Plate Explorer Collection 7

Inspired by My Summer Dress Nail Art

And got these nails flaunting around!! I am happy with these nails. They are colorful, Sparky and traditional. The Print on stamped nails is so Indian and rustic. This was one of very few occasions when I am not smothering myself with not accomplishing the nail art in my imagination :P.

Inspired by My Summer Dress Nail Art

I hope you liked this nail art as much as I did (I secretly wish you like even more !!! Shh!!). Please leave your comments and let me know. They motivate me and make me fool great!!

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Summer Fruit Kiwi Nail Art

April 07, 2014 Setu 7 Comments

Hi friends, I have participated (at least I am trying my best to) in Popular Summer NailArt Challenge and I am trying my best to live up to the theme. The theme I am going to cover is "Fruits". I know my nail art is something which was justified had I done it an year back when I was a novice.

Fresh fruit Kiwi Nail Art

But an year after I dived in nail art ocean, I know it's not great :( :(. I wanted to get a kiwi on my nails specifically because I am allergic to the fruits. If I have fresh kiwi, my mouth and tongue starts itching badly, so I never have it. But my nails aren't allergic :P :P .

Fresh fruit Kiwi Nail Art

So I parked few kiwis here. Actually, I had been wanting to use my green textured polish since ages. And kiwi would give me opportunity for that, so it was double tick :)

 Fresh fruit Kiwi Nail Art

I have used China Glaze Textured  In The Rough  , Faces White O White and the kiwi seeds are courtesy black acrylic paints :)

 Fresh fruit Kiwi Nail Art

I am not sure if you guys will like it, but I really wanted to try this out. And its kinna of refreshing every time look to it.

Fresh fruit Kiwi Nail Art

On the flip side it is tempting me to have Kiwi which I am allergic to :P. But I can live with that. Let me know how you find this nail art? Is there a kiddish nail art you want to do but are hesitant about being too simple to impress? Share your thoughts and make me feel better :) :)

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Fresh Fruits Ice Cream Nail Art

April 04, 2014 Setu 29 Comments

It's actually Summer in Mumbai these days and I am hating it!! I have lost my appetite, especially dinner :(. A few days back I had ice cream after dinner and it helped me retain food in stomach rather than puking it out like previous other nights. I am not an ice-cream crazy person but I realised the importance of ice-cream that day. I have started stacking ice-cream in my freezer since then and this may continue for the entire length of summer :P

Warning : Picture Heavy Post

Fresh Fruit Ice Cream Nail Art

Fresh Fruit Ice Cream Nail Art

Anyways, if ice-cream can cool my tummy, rest in my refrigerator then why not chill my nails?? Yes, I really felt like getting some fresh and cool look on my nails. So I decided on doing fresh fruit ice-cream nails. It not only is a like splash of water on my face but also overwhelms people who see my nail art with freshness.

Fresh Fruit Ice Cream Nail Art

Tutorial of Ice-Cream Nails:

  • I was very sure that I didn't want monotonous single colored ice-creams, whats the fun?? So, I sponged various popping colors on white base on my nails. This would make the colors distinct and real. I used Maybelline ColorShow on all five nails for sponging.


Fresh Fruit Ice Cream Nail Art

  • With Spl Black Konad polish and Cheeky Jumbo plate Home Sweet Home, I stamped these pretty Ice-cream on my nails.


Fresh Fruit Ice Cream Nail Art

  • To get the unparalleled freshness and tanginess of fruits, I decided to use fruit fimos on each nail. I dissected them to two to overlay them nicely. I used nail glue as adhesive.


Fresh Fruit Ice Cream Nail Art

  • I top coated my ice-cream with Seche Vite and Viola!!!


Fresh Fruit Ice Cream Nail Art

Finally, I had the chilling fruity summer nails. I got lots of compliment for these in office too. I know they did not turn as neat and miraculous but they are impressive (common don't be mean, say it). And since its summer every one loved gazing at it!!

Fresh Fruit Ice Cream Nail Art

Fresh Fruit Ice Cream Nail Art

Fresh Fruit Ice Cream Nail Art

How about you, are you too loving to gaze it and imagine melting dripping ice-cream? Let me know what you feel :)

 

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