Damask Stamping on Zoya Pixie Dust Sunshine

April 28, 2015 Setu 5 Comments

Hello Sugars, I have been waiting eagerly to try out each polish from my last haul of Zoya and Starrily before I get bored of seeing them in my wardrobe and they touch the dust of ‘Untrieds’. The first polish I picked was Zoya Pixie Dust ‘Sunshine’. I love Zoya polishes as well as their cute bottles.

Zoya Pixie Dust Sunshine Swatch

Though there is one thing I am confused about , why did they name a blue polish- Sunshine? I was expecting something yellow or atleast super bright; anything but blue. Anyways, that does not reduce the beauty of polish. It is lovely dark dusty blue with silver shimmers. The polish of course is textured like a Pixie Dust is supposed to be. The polish dries up textured, gorgeous and matte.

Damask Stamping on Zoya Pixie Dust Sunshine

I was quite confused on what to do over it. I could not use acrylic paints for freehand because if I did so, I would have to apply a Top Coat to protect it. This would have definitely killed the essence and finish of textured polish. So I needed to stick to polish only. I am horrible with tapes so that option also blew out.

Damask Stamping on Zoya Pixie Dust Sunshine

The only option I had was stamping. Now the next question what could I possibly stamp on this gorgeous base so that the show of the base polish isn’t stolen. And which colour to stamp with that could show up on this base? I tried Konad special pink but it died out on the base, just very faded.

Damask Stamping on Zoya Pixie Dust Sunshine

My husband suggested white but I am so done with white stamping over everything. And I wanted something to blend and look like a part of the base not like a super contrast. Then he told Silver and my eyes got stuck on Barry M silver Foil sitting in my stash.

Damask Stamping on Zoya Pixie Dust Sunshine

I quickly picked up the polish and a damask pattern from Pueen Buffet to stamp. I knew the image had to be bold enough to show. And I think the choice was wise. I love the nail art and silver looked married to the base.

Damask Stamping on Zoya Pixie Dust Sunshine

What do you girls feel? What kind of nail art you usually do on a textured base? Please leave your comments below.

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Starilly SuperNova and BPS Stamping

April 25, 2015 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Beauties, how are you doing? I am fine and will be even better while you read this post because I am off for a Vacation in Malaysia. Almost all my post in April is gonna be scheduled ones, so no real time posts. Eventually, out of my pile of untried I decided swatching ‘Starilly’ SuperNova. You remember the gorgeous sparkling ‘King Midas’ from the same brand? This is the second Starilly I am gonna try.

Starilly SuperNova Swatches

It is supposed to be multi chrome polish and it does look pretty multi chrome in the bottle. But when on nails, the multi chrome effect was not very prominent. I mean it’s not that the effect was absent, it was pretty much there and one could make out. But it was nowhere close to mind blowing. It did not distract me while working which means the attraction was low, unlike its friend ‘King Midas’.

Starilly SuperNova  Swatches

The polish is extremely beautiful and gorgeous, all my friends appreciated it. But did not touch the heights a Multi-chrome should have. The colours like purple, violet, pink and gold were quite visible and noticeable. But I struggled to get the yellow green colour shift which is main ingredient for contrast in this multi-chrome. It did look like multi colour sparkling polish for sure with violet-purple-pink base. But multi chrome is supposed to be more magical.

Starilly SuperNova  Swatches

The polish is gorgeous; you won’t regret it in your stash but multi-chrome aspect kind of lacked. I was literally on my toes to get it clicked, just struggled to get yellow green. After being upset for a day over it, I decided to do some nail art over it.Anyways, the motto of our life is- ‘Do a Nail Art, and Move on”. I had a difficult time choosing the design, pattern and technique. If base is gorgeous as this, obviously the nail art has to reach that level.

BPS Image Plate

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I swayed a long time in front my stash and plates, till I found this plate my BornPretty Store that they sent me for review. This is one of my favourite plates out of the lot. The designs are so pretty, curvy and delicate. There is a whole of stuff you can try with them- my top 3 would be Leadlight, Stamping Decal and then ofcourse traditional stamping.You can buy this plate here for 2.99 USD. And also enjoy 10% off sitewide with code HQBQ10.

Starilly SuperNova and BPS Stamping

I used this plate for stamping and the Barry M Silver foil for stamping. The image trasfer was neat and crisp, no retake. I am a sucker for decent etching and BPS nailed it.

Starilly SuperNova and BPS Stamping

Although the nail art looked pretty in itself , I went a step ahead and added gold round studs at the centre of the design. Its not that I did not have a Silver stud but the idea of silver stamping with gold stud attracted me more.

Starilly SuperNova and BPS Stamping

The nail art in all looks very classy and majestic. I am happy with plates, design and etching as far as those plates are concerned. And for strailly SuperNova I am a bit disappointed although it is extremly beautiful and gorgeous on its own. What do you guys say? Whats your take on Starrily and BPS plate or my nail art for that matter.

 

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Simple Elegant Stamping from Bundle Monster Secret Garden

April 22, 2015 Setu 3 Comments

Hello Girls, I am on roll these days doing one nail art after the other. And surprisingly they are all turning out decent. However, the one I am going to share today is nothing great but it’s kind of simple and pretty.

Simple Elegant Nail Art using Bundle Monster Secret Garden

I bought few (9-10 ) NYX Advanced Salon Formula polishes last week and I was very restless to try them. I wanted to try them before I forget about them and they go to my untried list (very dangerous list, polishes that made to there haven’t recovered to the tried list in 99% of the cases). So the window for any of my newly bought polish to move to the ‘Untried’ list is not more than a week or so. If I try it within 7-10 days of possession, chances of that polish being used in future (read at least twice in 1 year) is good. After the passage of these crucial 10 days , my polishes usually die virgin for the want of being tried.

Simple Elegant Nail Art using Bundle Monster Secret Garden

Ha Ha, I am mentioning this like it’s an achievement. Well no, I am definitely ashamed of myself doing this. And I hate myself for it. But truth is truth and often bitter. Anyways, enough ranting!!. Oh! I missed telling you guys, I won the Bundle Monster Valentine Nail Art Giveaway and that is how I have the Secret Garden Collection. They sent me not one but two sets, one for my friend as promised by them. I had tagged my friend Manisha while posting my entry in the competition so the second set of BM Secret Garden goes to her.

Simple Elegant Nail Art using Bundle Monster Secret Garden

Anyways, I was very keen on trying out the Secret Garden Collection, almost all images are pretty and different. I mean there is barely any plate you would consider not usable. And apart from eagerness to try this plate set, I was also restless to try my NYX lot. My favourite out of all the polishes I got from NYX is ‘Pistachio Green’. It is such a lovely green. The color of the polish is as true to its name as it could be. I am really wondering how come I didn’t have it till now.

Simple Elegant Nail Art using Bundle Monster Secret Garden

It is such clam and serene colour, you will never get bored of it trust me. In past 1 month I have used it twice, which is extremely high for a polisholic. But the colour is so pretty that I get naturally attracted to it every time I open my cupboard.

Simple Elegant Nail Art using Bundle Monster Secret Garden

So in double excitement of using my NYX Pastel Pistachio and Secret Garden plates, I picked up the first plate of the set and started stamping. I have always wanted to use pastel green and brown combination. But I did not have brown stamping polish earlier. Since I had the Konad Special Brown now I fulfilled my age old desire to use green and brown combo. And am yet not over it, I still want to get more of this combo. What do you girls say? You liked the color combination?

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Mermaid Nail Art

April 19, 2015 Setu 3 Comments

Hi Girls, I am sharing a nail art today which exceeded beyond my expectation. Very rare event though :roll:  Like usual, I had something in mind but I was also sceptical that the nail art always turns out to be a few notches lower than what our imagination made it look like.

Mermaid Nail Art

I had really worked and brainstormed on the effect I wanted depth in my work. I did gradient with three colors ( NYX Salon Formula Manhattan, Sinful Colors Nail Junkie and a purple gold glitter polish I got from Nepal). I so wanted to give an illusion of color shifting on the base of the nails, like how you see it when a mermaid swims, the color of her body reflects differently with each twist and turn she takes.

Mermaid Nail Art

In particular I love the tips of my nails; they actually look like there is bright sunlight on the sea water.

Mermaid Nail Art

I was actually not sure that the effect would materialise and just did this nail art as a random trial. Like all experimental nailarts I did it only on my left hand. I had not expected it to be a success you see. I wanted to wear the next day to work atleast. But later did not have the patience and energy to do on both hands.

Mermaid Nail Art

So I had to remove it before going to work the next day. It is not a heartless day in a nail art bloggers life when she does nail art, clicks photographs and removes the mani immedeatly. So we are pretty stone hearted there: P. But there are few nail arts that you definitely wish to wear and flaunt for longer. This was one of them.

Mermaid Nail Art

I used my newly arrived HeHe plates from Ali Express and I love it totally. It just makes me want to stamp more. I used Barry M Silver Foil for stamping and finished with Seche Vite. Do you girls also vision a mermaid like I did seeing my nails? If yes, then I think I was successful in passing on my imagination to you. Do let me know what you think.

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Neon Nail Art with Born Pretty Store Stamping

April 16, 2015 Setu 5 Comments

Hello Sunshines!! Yes literally sunshines….with the kind of shift in weather we are seeing these days in Mumbai. All of a sudden the temperature is rising high and there is lot of sun. Here in Mumbai we are not very used to high or low temperature, it kind of makes us jittery and cranky. We detest hot and cold, we are more used to moderate humid climate. Anyways, with summer approaching I decided to get some neons nails, to get the feel.

Neon Nail Art with Born Pretty Store Stamping

The original thought was to do a Lace Nail art, before the neon bug bit me. Initially, all I could think is traditional lace nail art on a delicate background. But after a while I got a thought why not try laces on neon? I mean what stops our imagination? And whenever I think neons, I am pulled towards 2 best neons in my statsh- Models Own Polish for Tans- Sunhat and Flip Flop. They are so happy neons. They make me feel like holiday when they are on my nails.

Neon Nail Art with Born Pretty Store Stamping

The stamping turned up pretty decent, it is actually looking like there is a neon pink pattern on my neon green base. I am not saying it is the best lace nail art but it is definitely different and happy. But I really faced challenge clicking them. The neons are without a doubt making my hands look very dark- maybe that is why they are polish for tans.LOL. To counter the darkness when I try clicking pics in brighter light, they make the stamping effect weaker. I am so stuck in achieving balance between the two.

Neon Nail Art with BornPrettyStore Plate

Trust me; in person it looks really cool. The stamping is quite crisp, and it is full on neon. As if the neon was not funky enough, I added some neon studs too to do the magic. I am really in love with this nail art. It is giving me a complete feel of vacation on my nails.

Neon Nail Art with Born Pretty Store Stamping

The polishes I have used are Models Own – Polish For Tans ‘Sunhat’ and ‘Flip Flop’. For stamping I used Nail Matinee Stamping Polish, which is started by one of my friends in India. The studs were purchased from Amazon. For stamping I used Born Pretty Store stamping plate which was sent to me for review. This is the first time I am laying my hands on BPS stamping plates and not only is their designs awesome, their etching has also impressed. Some of their designs are really cool and unique. You can buy these plates here for 2.99 USD. You can also get a 10% site wide off if you use my coupon code HQBQ10.

Neon Nail Art with BornPrettyStore Plate

What are your thoughts on my nail art and the BPS stamping plate? What do you do to click neon polishes? I am yet to figure that out, so a little help will be appreciated. Happy summers and welcome spring..till my next nail art!

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Pink and Yellow Bright Chevron Nails

April 14, 2015 Setu 1 Comments

Hi Girls, even after two years of my nail art journey I am quite surprised by number of untried techniques I have on my list. I have done one more than 200 nail arts yet not tried quite a few things. Anyways my resolution this year is to explore them. Nail That Technique Challenge is helping me too. So presenting today, my attempt with Vinyls.

Pink and Yellow Bright Chevron Nails

However, this nail art is not for Nail That Technique but this technique is new to me. I have never used Vinyls in my nail life, in my defence I never had them. But now since I had my friend Namrata in US to help me get them, I can’t use the same excuse.

Pink and Yellow Bright Chevron Nails

I must tell you using Vinyls are not very easy. It is not difficult but definitely not a cakewalk like it seems in most of the videos. I definitely got mislead by videos greatly underestimating the complexity and the trick required.

Pink and Yellow Bright Chevron Nails

My attempt is not very neat and crisp as the pros have. I was quite disappointed and on the verge of giving up on this technique when I thought, like any other technique this also will take time to master. So I have decided to make some more attempts hoping to get better results.

Pink and Yellow Bright Chevron Nails

The polishes used are Tip Top Angel Sherbet as base. I so love the Tip Top polish. They have great formula and glossy finish. I just love working with them. I simply wanted a bright fun nail art. So upon the Vinyls I used NYX bright yellow named 'Banana'. The finish may not be crisp but the nail art looks bright and happy. How do you find it girls?

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Lead Light Technique Nail Art

April 11, 2015 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Sugars, let me begin by saying it took huge effort to put this nail art together, in every way. I so wanted to do a Leadlight technique nails. I didn't own any sheer tints . The amount of gorgeous LeadLight Nails on net increased everyday making me feel more miserable. So I decided to pull up my socks and make some. And this is how I put them to use.

LeadLight Light TechniqueNail Art

I went pillar to pole finding out printer ink or stamp ink to make sheer tints. I had read somewhere on net that they can be used. Inspite of lot of legwork, I couldn't get it. All I could get was a Camlin Blue (more like purple which we use for stamping pad to stamp legal documents). One day while I went out to have some juice near my office, I saw a very small shop that sells printer cartridge. So I gulped my juice and walked in a running like speed to the shop.

LeadLight Light TechniqueNail Art

I saw that he also sold printer inks and I was so happy. But they were only available in packs of 1 litre. What would I do with so much ink? I can atleast make 15 liters of sheer tints with them.Upon a lot of requesting and persuasion (read puppy face) he agreed to give us few drops if we get our bottles. But he made it mandatory for me to answer what I wanted to do with them. I was literally stammering when I said I wanted to make polish out it. He was stone faced but didn't say a word to humiliate me further.

LeadLight Light TechniqueNail Art

Now my next challenge was to find small bottles that didn't leak, anyways I am going to details from where I got those bottles. I am just going to say it was a tough journey and finally I made my sheer tints.

LeadLight Light TechniqueNail Art

For this nail art I used Sally Hansen White On as a base. Its my favorite white.I used Konad Special Black to stamp the design. And the stamping plate is from BornPrettyStore. Have you checked their stamping plates lately? My god, they are a rage these days. Extremely pretty designs, very upto market, great collection and most importantly good etching.However, I wish they were priced a little lower.

BornPretty Store Stamping Plate

I got these plates for review and I am so glad to add them to my collection. All the designs on the plate are so pretty and usable. I feel this design and designs on other plates are very apt for leadlight. There are two most impressive things about these plates : Design and Etching. They are like heart and soul of a plate and BPS nailed it.

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I am  happy with the plates that I have reviewed so far. This is my first time with BPS plates and they are impressive without a doubt. You can buy these plates here for $2.99. Also as usual you can use my discount code HQBQ10 to avail 10% discount sitewide.

LeadLight Light TechniqueNail Art

What do you girls say, how is it? I definitely find them pretty and gorgeous but deep down I feel the finishing could have been better. I know where I erred this time, and I am sure my next one is going to be better.

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A Gold Mermaid Scales on my Nails

April 08, 2015 Setu 2 Comments

Hi Sugars, I am hoping your day is bright and lovely because I am going to share a bright and lovely nail art. I am quite pleased with this nail art. This nail art features two of my new possessions which make me even happier. I used Zoya Pixie Dust ‘Solange’ and the BornPrettyStore Plate L003 (I got for the plates for review).

A Gold Mermaid Scales on my Nails

I don’t have to say anything I guess to trap the divine beauty of Zoya Pixie Dust ‘Solange’. It is a stunning bright gold textured polish, if put in simple words. It is like gold crushed and sprinkled on your nails. I had a family function for which I could absolutely do no nail art (which happens mostly, I am nude nails on almost all important days).So I decided to apply Zoya Pixie Dust Solange to do the charm. It looked so pretty on its own. The next day just before removing the polish, I thought why not try some stamping on it with my new BPS Plates?

BornPretty Store Plate L003

I quickly laid down the BPS Plate L003 on table and my stamping kit. My mom was yelling to join for lunch and I kept on buying two minutes after every two minutes J. I picked up this image from the plate because it looked like scales of a beautiful mermaid. I thought this image would show so well on the gold crushed base and my judgement was correct.

A Gold Mermaid Scales on my Nails

I was pleased as I pulled my stamper away from my nails after stamping. It looked pretty. The BPS Plate L003 has a mix of such great patterns, I must tell you. I feel like using every single one. In terms of etching also they are on the mark. I was worried on the etching but when I swiped my fingers on the image plate, my worry went off. Also the size the image is big and wide enough for long nails. To give an idea of the size let me tell you, Moyou regular plate images are short for me. But these are perfect.

A Gold Mermaid Scales on my Nails

I am truly impressed by the Bornprettystore Stamping Plate L003 in all terms. The scales also looked so pretty and royal stamped on gold. But I needed them to look even more decorated. So I filled in the centre with Red Acrylic Paint. I am so glad I did so.

A Gold Mermaid Scales on my Nails

Tell me, doesn’t it look like the scales of a beautiful mermaid. With the scale like image I have on my nails, I can only imagine how beautiful the mermaid must have been. My mother was very happy with the nail art so she forgave me for joining the lunch late.

A Gold Mermaid Scales on my Nails

What do you guys have to say about the nail art? Isn’t Zoya Solange stunning? And the BPS Plate , isn’t image plate so complete? You can buy the plates here at $5.99 USD. Bornprettystore.com offers free shipping worldwide. And you can use my coupon code HQBQ10 to enjoy 10% off on all your purchases.

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Frills Pattern Nails and BPS Stamping Plate Review

April 04, 2015 Setu 6 Comments

Hi Girls, I am very pleased to share my nail art today because once in a while my nail art does turn out the way I want to  :razz: . Yes, this was one of those days. I had just got two Sally Hansen polishes the other day. Let me tell for all those who don't know, Sally Hansen is my dear loved brand. I love their polishes, consistency,  brush, packing and mostly everything.

Frills Pattern Nails and BPS Stamping Plate Review

So hell bend to use my new Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear I did gradient with both of them, since I couldn't pick one and leave one :wink: . The green I have used is Sally Hansen Green with Envy and the Blue is Blue me Away.

Frills Pattern Nails and BPS Stamping Plate Review

I did a base of Green with Envy and then gradient using both colors. However, at the tips where blue met green I feel color looks more like dark green or dark teal. Whatever it is, it makes it all the more beautiful.I used Sally Hansen Disco Ball to jazz it up. The mystic shine adds so much charm to the base, isn't it?

Frills Pattern Nails and BPS Stamping Plate Review

But here is the real elixir to the nail art which threw life to it, the Frill design stamped over the base. It looks so classy and royal how the frills overlap each other. It looks flowy and delicate.I was provided BPS Large 003 stamping plate for review. It was very difficult to chose from their plates because each one was so pretty. But this plate had each and every design that I would have loved to stamp, so I chose it.

BornPretty Store Plate L003

 

Frills Pattern Nails and BPS Stamping Plate Review

This is the first time I was used BPS plate. Now, we all have known BPS for great fashionable nail art accessory but quite frankly I was not sure about the stamping plate. The heart of the stamping plate lies in the etching. And I was so relieved after using this plate that BPS nailed it.

Frills Nail Art and BPS Plate Review

My next concern from a plate is whether it will fit my nails. My nails happen to be on the longer side and no one wants a design that only covers half your nails , allowing the base peeking out of the design.I face this issue with some of the other plate designs and great brands too. This plate wiped off the concern too. The images perfectly fitted my nails, infact designs were bigger and wider than my nails. So like me, all the ladies with with longer nails who find regular images an issue, will find peace with this.If you want details and comparison on size of image for your satisfaction, my friend Manisha has done an amazing review and comparison here on here blog.

Frills Pattern Nails and BPS Stamping Plate Review

In all, I am truly impressed with every design carved on it, its etching and size. The plate had been provided to me for my honest opinion. It can be bought here for $5.99. BornPrettyStore.Com offers free shipping worldwide. You can use my coupon code HQBQ10 to get 10% off sitewide. In my opinion you should definitely go for it.Do not forget to leave comments about my nail art too :)

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