Colorful Abstract Nail Art

May 30, 2015 Setu 4 Comments

Hi Friends, how have you been? I feel like I am talking (or writing whatever!) to you guys after long. Although I have been regular in my posts, I wrote them like 15 days back and scheduled them. So I am writing one today after half a month or more. I must say, I missed it. I am having crazy busy days at work so I return home in half senses. Anyways, I don’t want to rant here. I am writing this post on a happy note today because finally I did my twin nails with Anita. We chose an abstract intricate colourful design.

Colorful Abstract Nail Art

Anita blogs at Stylethosenails and I have not only been her friend for more than a year but also her fan. I adore her freehand and her honesty to nail art. We decided to do a twin nail long back but our busy schedule kept us from doing it. Bearing in mind that my twin nail had to be with Anita, I chose an intricate detailed design that I saw on Pinterest. I think I went a bit far because it was challenging indeed.

Colorful Abstract Nail Art

It took quite long to do all the detailing in the nail art, but I enjoyed it. I don’t know if I have been able to recreate the pattern but it was an honest attempt. I have tried to pick up elements from this design and recreate it on my nails.

Colorful Abstract Nail Art

The nail art is totally freehand with acrylic paints. The base is Sally Hansen White On. It is one of the best intense white I have. I used Pure Color Brush No 9 for all the detailing work. The acrylic paints were sent by http://BornPrettyStore.com for review. They are a pack of 12 colors and come in tube. There are two things I like about these acrylic paints. One is that they are well pigmented, so colors don’t die out when I dilute them. And secondly, they come in tubes so it very easy to work with them. I just have to squeeze a little to get them out, as opposed to digging from the bottled acrylic paints with brush.

Colorful Abstract Nail Art

On top of that they are light weight and easy to carry. I got them for review but you can buy it here. If you use coupon code HQBQ10 you can enjoy a sitewide 10% off.

Colorful Abstract Nail Art

Colorful Abstract Nail Art

Do let me know your thoughts on my nail art and also head over Stylethosenails to check out some great work by Anita.

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Fishnet Pattern on Black Nail Art

May 29, 2015 Setu 1 Comments

Hello girls, how have you been? The nail art that I am going to share today is done solely to reduce the guilt feeling of my ever growing Unsued Pile. I have used a black Indie polish which is made in Thailand but I bought in Nepal and also my Models Own Chrome I got few months back.

Fishnet Pattern on Black Nail Art

So you get it, I am trying to kill two birds with one arrow. Lets see if I am successful. I wanted to try out each of these polishes for long, and I am happy I finally did.

Fishnet Pattern on Black Nail Art

For the base I used Wet and Wild Black Creme because I did not want to put multiple coats of my black Indie to get opacity. Usually opacity is an issue with crellies. So I did one thin of black polish. On the balck base I applied the black indie. The Indie is like a black jelly polish with lots of multi colored glitters. I got an opaque look two thin coats.

Fishnet Pattern on Black Nail Art

The polish in itself looked gorgeous. The combination of smooth black with colorful sparly glitters looked very funky and complete in itself. But I had a strong urge to do stamping on it with one of the glitter colors of the crelly. So I chose Models own Mauve from there Liquid Chrome Collection. They are great for stamping, trust me. The entire collection is great.

Fishnet Pattern on Black Nail Art

Since the polish in itself was gorgeous, so I wanted to pick a design which would allow maximum of the base polish visible. I did not want to overshawdow the brilliant base. So I picked up a fishnet pattern from BPS L003. The pattern is like a fishnet so allows maximum peek-a-boo for the base polish to be evidently visible.

BornPretty Store Plate L003

Did you like the nail art? I got the stamping plate from BornPrettystore and you can buy them here for  . You can get a 10% discount on your order of you use coupo code HQBQ10.

 

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Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradient with Roses Nail Art

May 25, 2015 Setu 2 Comments

Hello Girls, as I said in my previous post, the summer record is just stuck in my head. I am turning to everything bright, fresh and summer these days. One of my favorite summer shade is orange. So I picked up 'Juicy Cocktail' from the Gradient Collection- Etude House on my Malaysia Trip. Actually I didn't buy it, hubby gifted me lots of Etude House products there.

Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradient with Roses Nail Art

Anyways, with so many polishes in our stash we actually didn't need a gradient set to make  gradient nails. We practically have all versions and hues of every single color to pull off a gradient like this. Yet this set attracted me. The orange base, shimmers and the entire mix was literally a splash in the pool of some orange cocktail.

Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradient with Roses Nail Art

I am so glad I picked this baby. I enjoyed doing the gradient . It was so easy than the traditional sponge method. All you need to do is correct layering.

Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradient with Roses Nail Art

It was so soothing and refreshing to look at it. I kept staring my gradient nails for all day long :).

Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradient with Roses Nail Art

The next day I did some roses on them using Black Sharpie. I also added a rhinestone at the center to finish it.

Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradient with Roses Nail Art

I had got a Top Coat from Skin Food from Malaysia which I tried out to finish my work. It is pretty decent.

Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradient with Roses Nail Art

 

How do you find my summer juicy cocktail? And the quirky roses on top? If you happen to come across a store selling 'Juicy Cocktail' from Etude House, my suggestion is grab one.

 

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Colorful Doodle Pattern Nail Art

May 22, 2015 Setu 0 Comments

Hey Girls, as I said in my previous post I am loving freehand these days and I intend to try more of intricate patterns and doodles. I know it is a relatively tiring and straining method as opposed to stamping.But freehand has its own charm.

Colorful Doodle Pattern Nail Art

It is quite easy to get patterns by stamping and I love it. But at times you want to be the master and take the brush in your hands. I am having one of those moments.I had such an awesome bright nail art in my mind when I began this. But the work neared towards the end , I knew I am not gonna reach there  :-( . I did try though but I guess I had set the expectation too high.

Colorful Doodle Pattern Nail Art

Also the fact remains, I am not perfect in freehand so I am accepting the flaws. Again, I intend to do more of these till I fair.

Colorful Doodle Pattern Nail Art

The base I used is Health and Glow - Pearl Snow. It is a very soft off white. I love using it as a base. I didn't want a sharp contrast for colors so avoided white.

Colorful Doodle Pattern Nail Art

I used Pure Color Brush 09 for all the work and acrylic paints. I am satisfied with this but not happy. I am kicking myself that I could have done better. I am planning on being a bit more proud in my next attempt. What do you guys have to say about this meanwhile?

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Spring Floral Nails Inspired by SatyaPaul Tunic

May 20, 2015 Setu 2 Comments

Hello Girls, I am so happy sharing this post today. Sometimes you work really hard, uncertain of the outcome but it is exhiliarating if it is successful at the end. I had similar feeling doing these nails. I was exhausted and tired but contempt. I always love doing Fashion inspired nails. I cannot tell you how victorious I feel when I am able to slave a design from the surrounding on my nails.

Spring Floral Nails Inspired by SatyaPaul Tunic

Anyways, its not the first time I have done SatyaPaul Inspired Nails. I often browse their Instagram to refresh my vision with the beauties they design. I feel like getting everyother of their design on my nails. Really, I get a high to do nail art seeing all lovely designs.

Spring Floral Nails Inspired by SatyaPaul Tunic

The print of dress is very refreshing and soft and spring. I loved the free flowing colorful petals. And the blending of the petals took it to another level.

Spring Floral Nails Inspired by SatyaPaul Tunic

Which clearly means it was as difficult to recreate it. There was no way I could get the colors of petals flowing one into other seemlessly, other than watering my acrylic paints so much so that they flow and blend into each other. I could not use the paints as they are or as we use otherwise because then the colors will not flow.

Spring Floral Nails Inspired by SatyaPaul Tunic

So I thinned them down to watery consistency and made them flow on my nails blob by blob. You may not be able to get what I say, so check out a You Tube video on Water Color Nail Art. I used Acrylic Paints set from BPS and thankfully the pigmentation of these acrylic sets are good. So when I diluted them they did not dull out. You can buy thesse Acrylic Paint Set here at $16.99. I think color assortment is great and it is easy to carry as opposed to the colors in glass bottles that I have been using. You can get a 10% discount site wide by using coupon code HQBQ10.

Spring Floral Nails Inspired by SatyaPaul Tunic

I spent a lot of time and permuation combination to get the petals right, so I hope you like it.

 

 

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Pretty In Pink Nails

May 17, 2015 Setu 2 Comments

Hi Girls, how are you all? Happy and Colourful? I don’t know it’s the weather or me but I only feel like wearing bright and happy colours. Dull and Vampy Colors are eyesores for me in the phase that I am going through. I just feel like seeing happy and bright and fun colours on my nails. Ofcourse, any shade of pink is an exception because Pink in any form makes me happy. So I decided to blindly apply the Pink in my latest possession Sally Hansen –Sea Shore Collection which has 4 dusty pastel colors. It is called – You’re So Crabby.

Pretty In Pink Nails

I was not sure at all of what I am going to do them; I just wanted to apply them. And they sure made my looks happy and delicate. I spent considerable amount of time thinking what nail art would go with it, technique, polishes etc will compliment it. After wasting a lot of time, I impulsively picked a HeHe plate I got from AliExpress sometime back.

Pretty In Pink Nails 4

The web kinna design just caught my attention. It looked webbed as well as lacy. I liked the ambiguity and grabbed it. I did not want to use any dark colors for stamping because I did not want to let go the delicacy of the pink. So I chose Konad Special White for stamping.

Pretty In Pink Nails 4

I am a fan of half moon designs; yes I know it will come as a surprise to most of you because I do it rarely. I wonder why don’t we do more of what makes us happy?? Anyways, I did use Vinyls by my friend Veeral , who is venturing into the Vinyls business in India. I have other pretty designs from her as well, that she sent me for review. I will be trying them in subsequent nail arts.

Pretty In Pink Nails

Coming back to this nail art (You see how easily I get digressed and drifted along!). I used my new white striping polish to outline the half moon. I think I did not do a fair job here. My half moons have lost their shape at places.

Pretty In Pink Nails

But overall, I am happy with the nail art. It made my hands look pretty and chic. What do you think?

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Traditional Wedding Anniversary Nails

May 15, 2015 Setu 1 Comments

Hello Girls, how have you been? I hope bright and sparkling like the weather. As I mentioned earlier, I am hit by a bug that directs me to do only bright and summer nails these days. I think it’s the glaring sun that has done something to me. LOL. Anyways, it was my 4th Marriage Anniversary on 12th May and I did this late mani for it.

Traditional Wedding Anniversary Nails

I did try a mani from Moyou Bridal plate on 11th May, well in time for the anniversary. But when I showed it to my husband, he said instead of ‘I Do’ images and English wedding vows, I should get something near to our Hindu Wedding so we could relate more to it.

Traditional Wedding Anniversary Nails

However, we were getting late for the Surprise Candle Light- Champagne and Cake Cutting by me hubby (He thinks I was surprised, but I had a faint feeling about it already  :P). So I chucked changing my nails but did not chuck the idea.

Traditional Wedding Anniversary Nails

Now, after 3 days after Anniversary I did this. It is so close to the colors and prints of our traditional Hindu wedding. Red and Yellow are very auspicious for Hindus and are perfect color combination used for ages for all wedding attires and decoration.

Traditional Wedding Anniversary Nails

My dad and Husband both liked it. Infact, my dad said me, my mom and my sis should do such a mani for the ‘Haldi’ function (one of the rituals in Hindu wedding) of my sister scheduled this year. And I am game for it.

BPS Vintage Damask Plate

As far as the details on mani goes, the gorgeous neonish coral red base is Bloop Polish (Australian Brand I bought in Malayasia) and the Yellow polish is the bright NYX Salon Formula - Banana. The Yellow stamping Polish is from Nail Matinee, run by my friend Nisha and red is stamped with the same Bloop Polish. The stamping plate is from BornPrettyStore.com . They are a great mix of Damask patterns of various kinds. I intend to use so many of them. As mentioned earlier, the etching of BPS plates is good, which is the first must-have for any stamping plate, even before choosing the designs. You can buy these plates here for $ 4.79 and also enjoy a 10% off site wide with coupon code HQBQ10.

How do you find the nail art? Does it remind you a Hindu Wedding? It looks very rich and festive to me, but I would love to hear your thoughts.

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Colorful Holiday Nails

May 13, 2015 Setu 2 Comments

Hello Girls, I am back from my vacations and I did miss talking to you guys in form of blog.All the posts you may have read for this month were written in Mid March and scheduled for April. So yeah, long time since I wrote one :). I had been to Malaysia for 11 days and it was a hell of vacation. Me and my husband had a blast. Oh..not digressing, todays post is to share the nails I wore for my trip.

Colorful Holiday Nails

Please do not keep any high hopes, I am mostly nude nails on all special days so considering that history I would say it was commendable to not only be wearing polish but also some decent amount of art on it. LOL

Colorful Holiday Nails

It was a very quick nail art but I am happy it turned out decent. I was running short of time. And still I managed to do an average nail art nail art on my hands and also a matching work on my feet.

Colorful Holiday Nails

I barely paint my feet so nail art on them is far thing. But this time I did paint them to match my hand. Although my feet are tiny and its embarrassing to share them here, I will take an exception and share today. Please pardon me for the horror.

Colorful Holiday Nails

The polishes I used are Models Own Polish For Tans - Sunhat and Sally Hansen Pacific Blue. I did a gradient of both the colors and then stamped them with a pattern in Pueen Buffet plates. I am sure there are misses and flaws in the nail art but trust me with the kind of time I had this was best I could. I also mattified them with a Matte Top Coat. Are you spotted nude nails too in most of the important occasions? Or am I the only one. Let me know , I am in interested in hearing.

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Mothers Day Nail Art

May 11, 2015 Setu 2 Comments

Hello Girls, I am a bit late in posting my Mothers Day Nail Art, but bettter late than never. I did my nail art on time though, but could write a post for blog on time. I am not a firm believer of these days usually, but yes I didn't want to miss the opportunity to dedicate a nail art to my mom.

Mothers Day Nail Art

I spent a lot of time (read a llloooottt of time) to decide what to do for mothers day but none of the ideas seemed satisfactory.

Mothers Day Nail Art

I made lots of decals from an image of a girl from Pueen Buffet Plate. But the face looked more on bitchy side. I defiently didnt want such an expression on the face I wanted to represent my mom.

Mothers Day Nail Art

I wanted it to be an angel face , like she is. And then it suddenly struck, that I should get fairies on my nails to best describe her. I used Moyou Fairy Tale Stamping Plate for it. It looked better. I was still not completly satisfied but it was near to what I felt. The reason may be that there are actually no words or images on earth to describe what I feel for my mother. She is truely my Fairy best freind.

Mothers Day Nail Art

Back to the nailart, I used OPI Vampire is my Buff and Sally Hansen You're So Crabby for gradient base. On my middle nail I used 'I Love Mom' image from BornPretty Store plate that I got for review. They have such an amazing collection of images. I can use each one of them gladly. Also, I felt that the etching of this series of plates is better than the last lot of I got for review. I am satisfied with them in all terms. You can buy these plates here for $ 5.99 and get 10% discount sitewide if you use my coupon code HQBQ10.

How do you find the nail art? Did you do Mothers Day Nails?

 

 

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Summer Paisley Nails

May 09, 2015 Setu 0 Comments

Do you know the feeling when a song gets stuck in your head, and keeps on playing in your mind like a record wether you like it or not? It happens with me often. But this time it is with my nail art, I am just stuck to Summer theme and everything that I can imagine is to do with summer. I just feel like using bright and refreshing color & different color combinations.

Summer Paisely Nail Art
I had been wanting to do a traditional Paisely for so long. With strong determination for the same, I pulled out my Moyou Paisely Plate. But with summer stuck in my head, I couldn’t turn to traditional colors .

Summer Paisely Nail Art
So picked my latest proud possession – Sally Hansen Sea Shore Collection. I wanted blue for sure and not just any blue , a semi bright fresh blue. I picked up ‘Wet Suit’ out of the collection. It is a summer pastel blue with a dusty hue. Since my blue was anyways mellow, I decided to go bright with my pink.

Summer Paisely Nail Art
I picked a Neon Coral Fuchsia Pink in Malaysia which is from an Australian brand Bloom. Oh Boy! It was a heart melting moment when this color touched my nails. I was on my knees, I so loved it. It is so bright and neon, yet very coral and feminine. I can speak so much about it but I zipping up.

Summer Paisely Nail Art
I used the same pink coral neon for stamping on my blue. It looked beautiful to me, I was impressed. But I felt something missing on pink nails. So I sponged some golden chunky glitter on the tips of my pink nails. I am so glad I did it. It gave a phunk to my nails.

Summer Paisely Nail Art
After completing my nails with top coat, I feel I got complete summer party elements on my nails. Bright colors, bold prints and glitter. Whats do you say? Did I succeed?

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My Latest Makeup Haul and Experience with VoucherCloud

May 07, 2015 Setu 4 Comments

Hello Friends, How have you been? By now you must have known if I have any spare money I just splurge into polishes. Even if I do not have additional money, I splurge into polishes.LOL. But this time I did a makeup haul. I wanted to do this for long, experiment in some makeup products. I love dressing up, dolling up and getting ready. But I am not very experimental with makeup like I am with nails. Reason is ofcourse my confidence in trying out experimental makeup plus I guess the cost of makeup products these days.

So basically, if you just want to try out something like that with a fair chance of rejection later, the cost would pinch your pocket. I definitely wanted to buy some makeup before my big 11 days vacation to Malaysia. So I was into browsing sites, but with so many sites and clutter I lost interest.Anyways, few days back I happened to come across http://VoucherCloud.co.in. I don’t know if there are any portals on this model but this is what they say about themselves:

Vouchercloud is here to help you make big savings on big brands. We make it our mission to find you coupons and coupon codes for all your shopping needs. Whether you’re buying electrical items, or simply want a new outfit, we’ve got it covered. So let us help stretch your budget further with the hottest offers updated every day. To find your coupon simply search for your favourite brands, or browse across our categories where you could find something new. We have fashion coupons, home and garden coupons, electronics coupons, food and drink coupons, plus many more for you to choose from.

Voucher Cloud

So I browsed their site with low expectations, but the left me impressed. They provide you a neat and crisp list of offers from all around the shopping/services portal world (which is huge world to get lost). It is so difficult to keep a tab of what site is having which offer, what is code to be used, what is expiry of those deals, offers are on which brand etc. VoucherCloud collates all this information and presents it to you in meaningful and useful way. But this was not enough for me to get sold. I like it; thought of using it but then missed it. One day while browsing my Google Play store I saw they have an app too. I immediately downloaded it and browsed it instantly. I was definitely sold now. They have such a neat and uncluttered layout that you will feel seamless to browse.

My Latest Makeup Haul and Experience with VoucherCloud

Within no time, I hit some cool deals on Purplle.com. I was very thrilled and I definitely wanted to experiment on makeup now because they were on a discount. Who doesn’t love discount? I was bowled when I saw Revlon has flat 20% off. I definitely was eyeing on some lippies from them but the price was on a higher side for experimenting. But with 20% it seemed reasonable.

My Latest Makeup Haul and Experience with VoucherCloudNot only that, while on the same page of VoucherCloud, I could see more deals from Purplle.com. There was Flat 15% off on Matrix Biolage products. It took me no time to land to Purplle.com portal and place my first order within half an hour. I was so glad I saved 20% on my 3 lippies and 15% on my hair products with free home delivery. With that I got few Faces Canada Products for me too. I got Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain Lip Gloss Shanghai Sizzle (Mrp Rs 725,after Discount Rs 580), Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain Lip Gloss  India Intrigue (Mrp Rs 725,after Discount Rs 580), Revlon ColorBurst Matte Lip Balm- Shameless (Mrp Rs 890 , After Discount Rs 712), Matrix Biolage Color Care Shampoo(  Mrp Rs 205, After Discount Rs 175) ,Faces Eye Pencil Solid Black(Rs 449)  and Faces Eye Shadow- Stackable Wild(Rs 699).

My Latest Makeup Haul and Experience with VoucherCloud

The best thing about this haul was I could experiment on makeup with lesser guilt due to my discount. I am saying this point blank, had I not seen these deals I would have never ordered those things. Yes, I would have still ordered the hair products even though at a higher price but definitely not Revlon lippes. I would love to flaunt lipsticks but, I feel extremely conscious thinking they don’t suit me. I go for extremely safe bets in lippies.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Lip Balm- Shameless

But with this haul I could not be happier with the Revlon Lippies .I was so content with them; I could not have got a better lippe at a better deal. I am enclosing my pic wearing the most experimental and unsure order of the lot, Revlon Matte Lip Balm- Shameless. You tell me if it is suiting me or not? They were for Rs 890 but I got them for Rs 712. I just can’t wait for another deal/discount to get some more of these. I will be browsing VoucherCloud.in because I know I won’t miss any deal there.

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