Evening in Jungle Nails

February 27, 2015 Setu 2 Comments

Hello Friends, you know sometimes when get an instinct and do something impulsive? And the cherry on the cake is when that impulsive decision is just right!! Yeah I am feeling that now  :lol: .

I was just imagining some holiday watching a movie; an evening out amidst nature and tress and star.Which is when this idea struck me with lightening speed!!And I thought, if I cant go for a holiday right now, I sure can have it on my nails!! That's the super power I have- I do Nails...Beat that!

Evening in Jungle Nails

Now I tried to put together colors that were in my imagination of an evening by Jungle. I don't know if a sky with this color combination exists but it sure does exist in my mind. I would have loved such a sky anyways.

Evening in Jungle Nails

Since I had evening in mind, I used a glitter topper on my gradient. The sparkling glitters would give illusion of rising stars which were an important part of my imagination. And I think the glitter topper just did this job right.

Evening in Jungle Nails

I used gradient of Models Own Corn Flower Gleam (blue), Salon Perfect Flamigo Flair (neon coral) and Street Wear Emerald Eyes (green). The glitter toppper I used is from Sally Hansen Disco Balls. The stamping plate which gave structure and figure to my imagination is Moyou London Explorer Collection 23.

Evening in Jungle Nails

How do you find my nails? Does it look like an evening in Jungle. I am quite satisfied with my nails right now. But your appreciation will surely add to the thrill.

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Love Thy Polish 'Space Ghost' Review and Nail Art

February 23, 2015 Setu 1 Comments

Hi Girls, How are you doing? I am trying to swatch some of untried – untouched ‘Virgin’ polishes these days as you can see. I am drenched with guilt till my neck for ignoring all of them so long. I was crazy mad to get them before and now when I have them I am not using them like crazy. But that’s how ‘Crazy’ life of polish frantic is.

Love Thy Polish 'Space Ghost' Review and Nail Art

Today I am swatching and enjoying ‘Space Ghost’ from ‘Love Thy Polish’. This was one of those polishes that was the first one to go in my cart. I love such polishes with white base and multi colour matte hexes and dots. They look so cool.

Love Thy Polish 'Space Ghost' Review and Nail Art

Price and Quantity: I bought it from Femme Fatale at 11 AUD. The quantity is 12 ml.

Love Thy Polish 'Space Ghost' Review and Nail Art

Colour and Formula : The base of the polish is white but not very dense white. It has assorted size matte hexes and dots floating in it which totally took my breath away. There are Yellow, Red, Blue, Orange, Green and Purple floaties of various shapes and sizes in it. The matte glitters or dots are totally opaque and matte in nature. They lean more towards bright neon so the contrast is bang on.

Love Thy Polish 'Space Ghost' Review and Nail Art

To get the effect pop out I used a thin coat of white polish as an undie and then two coats of ‘Space Ghost’. I did fish a bit for glitters because I wanted different colours on each nail. Otherwise it has decent glitter pay off but honestly I wanted more. You will not feel tired picking each on up but if you have colour choices be prepared for some work.

[caption id="attachment_4660" align="alignnone" width="550"]Space Ghost Filigree Stamping Some Filigree Stamping On Space Ghost[/caption]

The polish alone looks so stunning and unique that you won’t feel like stealing the show with a nail art. It is a definite ‘Head Turner’. I did get a lot of nail attention.

Overall Rating : I think this kind of polish is a must have. It’s the first indie polish one should own. Because of white base and neon matte glitters contrast the polish looks very unique. My suggestion is - ‘Grab it if you get it’ .I wish the polish was a bit opaque so that I could avoid an undie plus I wanted more floaties. So I would go with rating it 4.5/5.

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Lacy in Teal Nails

February 21, 2015 Setu 1 Comments

You know the feeling when you do something very random , half -hearted and it turns out good? I have recently been that feeling when I did these nails. I was sure in my mind that this would be a flop and I would have to remove them eventually.But at the end, being lenient to my efforts I decided that it is worthy of being shared with you all.

Lacy in Teal Nails

I had just applied this gorgeous dark Teal polish from Miss Claires the same day morning. I feel like kicking myself seeing so many untrieds on my shelf. So in morning before going to work, I had some spare 5 minutes and I decided to paint my nails.

Lacy in Teal Nails

This polish had been resting on my shelf untouched since months an finally I decided to shake it up  :lol: .I was all dressed ready to leave the house when I started painting my nails. As soon as I finished polishing I rushed back in the room and changed my dress for work to match the polish. I ended being late for work :oops:

Lacy in Teal Nails

 

Seriously, we polish addicts are impossible. I pity for our husbands and parents and boyfriends who have no choice but to put up with us.

Lacy in Teal Nails

The same night, before removing the polish I thought of using my new brushes I got from http://Buyincoins.com/. The brushes were good but my white acrylic paint turned goopy so I struggled doing this pattern.

Lacy in Teal Nails

I am not sure if my struggle is evident in the design or you would have not known, had I not told you. I added a pearl white rhinestone to give my design a centre. I like it how it looks like the beginning of the design, like the patterns begins from centre and flows out. What do you guys say? Please share your half-hearted effort story where output pleasantly surprised you.

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Nails Inspired By My Dress

February 18, 2015 Setu 1 Comments

Hi Girls, I am in surprisingly fertile mind set these days. I see inspiration in everything around. Even the slightest glimpse of things around seamlessly push me to envisage them on my nails.

Nails Inspired By My Dress

Fortnight back I bought few Kurtis(dresses) and in my opinion their prints charmed me and propelled the fertile mind. I have decided to do nail art inspired by each one of them. So after this damask print nail art inspired by first Kurti and my shirt ; here is another one.

Nails Inspired By My Dress

I wore this Kurti for Makarsakranti for which we were supposed to wear something Black to work. Actually it was 'Black Saree' which was the dress code but I am little hesitant to wear Saree to work so I stuck to Kurti. The only enhancement I did to my attire was I wore a Bindi, which is quite rare.I am sharing my picture also which again is not very common. It was one of those days when I am looking more traditional than I am courtesy Attire+Bindi.

Face behind NailArt and Beauty

Onto the nail art now. I used NYX Nude White as the base for the polish. I love Nudes and Off Whites as base. Also the special thing about this nail art is that I used my age old Konad Plate.

Delicate Nails Inspired by Dress

It was my first stamping plate when I thought of Stamping which around 1.5 years back. But eventually used it now. So I am glad I used it and also quite satisfied with how the print matched my Kurti. It was like screaming 'Made for Each Other'.

Delicate Nails Inspired by Dress

I used loose glitter on my accent finger. I am contempt on how they blended with each other. I am not sure how it looks in picture but in real it looked it it was a piece of my Kurti. What do you think girls? How do you find my nailart?

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Delicate Stamping on Sheer Base

February 15, 2015 Setu 0 Comments

Hello Girls, It’s the valentine’s month and pink is in the air. Although I did this nail art last month(ie January), I saved it for Valentine Month. I am not very keen on celebrating Valentine’s Day; neither in the real world nor on my nails. So you may not come across may V day manis here.

Delicate Stamping on Sheer Base

But this was so soft and delicate that I felt putting it under V Day Mani. It was an experimental nailart but I am glad how they turned out. I am happy as the base looks like a glass (I hope I am not imagining and it looks like glass to you guys too ).

Delicate Stamping on Sheer Base

The polish I used for base is Envy Polish------ . It is sheer pearl white with golden shimmers and silver hexes. The mix itself is so beautiful and serene. The golden shimmer along with silver Hex gives such a royal look. The shimmer isn’t gritty at all. You won’t feel it’s there. And the silver hexes are just right it amount.

Delicate Stamping on Sheer Base

I applied 3-4 layers of this polish to get the glass like finish. There was some VNL (Visible Nail Line) but the stamping covered it.

Delicate Stamping on Sheer Base 1

For stamping I used Moyou London Tourist plate and the stamping I used Konad special Pink polish. Somehow my friends feel that the nail polish gives a pinkish shine but I want to clarify that the base is sheer translucent pearl white with Gold shimmer and Silver Hex. It may because of the pink stamping that polish reflect pale pink.

Delicate Stamping on Sheer Base 4

I also added baby pink rhinestone to add that girly curve to my nail art. It made nail art look all the cuter. What do you think? Have you done any V day mani?

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Love Story Nails for Valentines Day

February 13, 2015 Setu 17 Comments

Hello Dolls, Valentines day is knocking at the door and I am having an eye sore seeing all pinks around in market, shops and whatnot. There is only place that I enjoy pink seeing as many number of times is nails. Its lovely to browse through Valentines Day Nail Art that every one has put around.I am having a visual treat. Anyways, this is the time I am doing a V Day mani and I wanted to do something different than Hearts and I Love you. So I decided on narrating a story through my nails.-"A Love Story".

Love Story Nails for Valentines Day

The story starts from the thumb. I hope you interpret it in the same sense that I made it with. Still, I am going ahead and sharing my view.

Love Story Nails for Valentines Day

 

Thumb : The Thumb has a Typewriter which created this Love Story, on which the story is written. There are hearts popping out of the Typewriter as the writer writes this story.

Fore Finger : Here is the first chapter of my story, where I take you back to the time when this happened. The story tradionally begins with -'Once Upon a Time'.....

Love Story Nails for Valentines Day 5

 

Middle Finger : Here is the era where the boy and the girl met. In between of a park ,amidst of tress and beautiful evening they meet. They meet, hold hands and look into each others eyes.

Accent Finger : Already madly in love with the girl, the boy proposes the girl here, by giving her his heart full of Love and Promises. If you see the heart carefully it is full of promises and Expression. It says - you and me together, take my breath away, forever love, miss you etc.

 Love Story Nails for Valentines Day

Pinky : This is where the girl is taken by boys love, promises and committment. She says 'Yes' and they Kiss.They get married and live happily ever after.

For the nail art I did an sponge gradient using Peach (Essence Color and Go First Romance) and Pink (Wet and Wind Crushed Pink). I think i did a good job with gradient, I love the colors and natural blending.

 Love Story Nails for Valentines Day

I really spent a lot of time browsing all my plates, trying to pick images to narrate my story. I started with Moyou Scholar Plate 02 which I used for Thumb, Fore Finger and Middle Finger. On my accent nails to make a heart full of promises I used Winstonia Second Generation Plate.On my pinky the kissing boy and girl are from Cheeky Plate- Home Sweet Home. The heart that pops out in the air while they kiss, is a separate image from Cheeky plate itself that I stamped to make the kiss look tradional and complete.

 Love Story Nails for Valentines Day

Trust me, I spent hours just to put this story together in most coherent and complete way. It was a real effort to shortlist just 5 images that make a sequential story when placed one after the other.How do you find my nail art? I am totally satisfied with it but your words will make it more enjoyable. Please do share your thoughts. Also, is my story clear? Are you able to draw out the story?

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Patch Work Nails in Valentine Mood

February 10, 2015 Setu 1 Comments

Hello Friends, Its time for third prompt and it is 'Sheer Base'. There are a lot of designs that instantly crossed my mind for sheer base theme. I love working on Sheer Base, they make all designs look extremely delicate and gorgeous.

Patch Work Nails in Valentine Mood

But since it is Valentines Month, I am smartly steering the theme to Mr Valentine Zone. Smart Move....Hmmm. This nail art also solves a third purpose, I finally did a Patch Work Mani I have been intending to do for a very long time. So one item striked off my Nail Art Wishlist.

Patch Work Nails in Valentine Mood

For this nail art I used Zoya Maddison, which cute baby pink sheer base. I prefer using it as a base for my french manis. I have enjoyed working on it always.

Patch Work Nails in Valentine Mood

The rest of the work on my nails are all acrylic paints. I was not sure of what I wanted in the end except that it has to be a patchwork. I kept of moving the brush and went with the moment.

Patch Work Nails in Valentine Mood

Now I think, I should have rehearsed the designs I wanted on my patches. Guess my patches would have been prettier.But I am glad I eventually did it. And the results are not ugly either. Infact, I like them.

Patch Work Nails in Valentine Mood

If you also want to participate in the challenge then post your nailart as per the theme with #NailThatTechnique.

Patch Work Nails in Valentine Mood

What do you think about these nails? Did you do any VDay Mani?

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Valentine Syrup Gradient Nails

February 07, 2015 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Cupcakes, I am in good mood today. Why? Because I had an off today and I did two successful nailarts, both dedicated to Valentines Day Mood. I am not too much into Valentines Day but sometimes its good to be in festivity when everyone is celebrating.

Valentine Syrup Gradient Nails

Anyways this nailart isn't for Valentines Day but I am pulled up it in a Valentine like mood. I tried out the Syrup Gradient for the first time and since it is February -The Valentine Month , I did it in Pink.

Valentine Syrup Gradient Nails

As I mentioned earlier I have participated in a Challenge which is all about trying New Techniques. And this is the right kind of Challenge, the type of challenge that push you to something new. And its not too much with only one theme per week. You can participate on IG by using #NailThatChallenge.

Nail That Technique Challenge

For this nailart I used Models Own Pink Veneer as the base and a DIY Sheer red Polish. Syrup Gradient is a great technique which is getting a deeper glossier gradient without sponges with help of Sheer Tints.

Valentine Syrup Nails

In the simplest words, you need to get a base color first which is Cotton Candy Pink in my case. Start painting a thin layer of Sheer Polish from the place where you want the gradient to start.So in case you want half-half gradient(two color gradient occupying almost equal space on nails) which is nothing but when we do a two color gradient nails with sponge. Now continue painting subsequent coats with sheer polish 1mm-2mm away from where the previous one. And continue doing this till you reach the end of your nails. In short this flow has to go away from your cuticles.

Valentine Syrup Gradient Nails

I don't know if gave you clarity on Syrup Gradient or confused you even more :wink: .But my intentions were honest.

Valentine Syrup Gradient Nails

I found this gradient work literally syrupy, glossy and pretty. I think the gradient is deeper than sponging. I have kept the gradient as is because they were pretty on their own but let me what you feel.

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Traditional Indian Print Inspired Nails

February 04, 2015 Setu 43 Comments

Hello Girls, how have you been ? I am doing good. My left hand nails are in pink health and right is almost grown. Looks like I should be able to paint my right hand in a week or so.

Traditional Indian Print Inspired Nails

The inspiration for today's nail art is not one thing is specific. It is a mix of prominent colors and prints I have seen in and around at various occasions /festivals and weddings.

Traditional Indian Print Inspired Nails

In India, we enjoy wearing bright bold colors with glam and glitters on special occasions.The attire itself oozes festivity and celebration of the occasion. I totally love it.

Traditional Indian Print Inspired Nails

This was a quick design and print which I fabricated in my mind mainly picked up from my memory of our festivals. It also got me thinking, if I had a 'Saree' (our traditional dress) of this color combination and print, it would look stunning.

Traditional Indian Print Inspired Nails

The base I used for this polish is 'Absolutely Yours' from Faces Hi-Shine Range. I love this polish. This brand pleasantly surprised me and this polish exceeded my expectations.It is a warm orange color with copper tones and shimmers. It also has distinct pink shimmer in it which is what makes it different. I adore this color and its very different from all oranges I have in my stash.

Faces Hi Shine Absolutely Yours

I sponged a glitter pink-golden polish at various random places on my nails.I stamped using Sinful Colors Black and Mash plate.

Faces Hi Shine Absolutely Yours

I got a thing for glitters so I did some border glitter placement on my accent nail. I am not sure whether it doomed my nail art or made it pretty. But here it is.

Traditional Indian Print Inspired Nails

What are your thoughts on it? Does it help you recollect colors and prints of Indian Festival or attire?

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Colorful Blobbicure Nails

February 01, 2015 Setu 2 Comments

Good Morning Lovely Ladies, the nail art I have to share today may be not be exiting but the post in itself is (atleast for me). Remember I said in previous posts, how challenges kill your creativity and no more Challenges for a while. But I also said the right kind of Challenge brings the best in you. It pushes you out of your comfort zone and forces you try something new. One similar Challenge I participated was ‘STN Challenge’ hosted by my dear friend Anita.

Nail That Technique Challenge Prompts

With the same intent we (Indian Lacquer Lovers) have put together a Challenge which will put us through a lot of techniques which many of us may have never tried. It’s called the ‘Technique Challenge’. We have jotted down almost all the techniques and keep unfolding them as ‘Weekly Challenge’. Thanks to my friend Dimpal for putting everything together.

Colorful Blobbicure Nails

So there will be one prompt for a week, which is quite doable. It should not be a strain or a task; so they have been kept well spaced out. We hope to run this through this entire year because the techniques numbers to around 52.There are so many techniques which I heard for the first time itself.Similar is the Technique today called ‘Blobbicure’. I am not very fond of the results but I am glad I tried something new. I removed the nail art within 2 hours. It was not that bad I know, but I couldn’t connect with it.

Colorful Blobbicure Nails

However, had it not been for this challenge I wouldn’t have forced myself to try it. I wanted to try it once for sure but I know left to myself I would have just kept postponing it for etrenity.The base of the nailart is Sally Hansen Wet Cement. For the blobs on my nails starting from thumb I have used NYX Pastel Yellow, Enchant Orange, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, Models Own Flip Flop and Street Wear Pink.

Colorful Blobbicure Nails

This technique is basically laying a blob of polish on wet polish base. The blobs spread out on wet base and take a new shape pushing other blobs. I am not very good at describing it, but this is shortest explanation of what Blobbicure is.

Colorful Blobbicure Nails

What do you guys think? Both about Nail Art and the Challenge. If you wish to participate in the Challenge you can do so by following at Instagram @IndianLacquerLover and using hashtag #nailthattechnique. Let me know if you face any issue.

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