Summer Turquoise Nails inspired by Satya Paul Saree

June 28, 2015 Setu 2 Comments

Hello Cupcakes, how are you doing? I hope great. As I have already mentioned countless number of times, I love doing nails inspired by something, and that something is just anything beautiful. I have done nail arts inspired by dress, flower vase, curtain, quilt, painting, designers dress and what not. And each time I happen to like it even more. So today I am presenting nails I did inspired by a Saree designed by none other than SatyaPaul.


Summer Turquoise Nails inspired by Satya Paul Saree


I just love what he does; they are designer yet wears yet appeal to masses. What I mean to say is, he picks out prints and colors that not only set fire on ramp but can set fire on streets too. One of such designs is of this saree. It is so fresh and spring. I love the turquoise color and gradient. And as if anything could make it more beautiful, he added flowers.


Summer Turquoise Nails inspired by Satya Paul Saree


I had saved the image of this saree for like 2 months on my phone and I so wanted to do it. I fell for it the moment I saw it on their IG profile.


Summer Turquoise Nails inspired by Satya Paul Saree


Onto the nail art, I applied two coats of white base polish which is Sally Hansen White On. I love this white, it’s my favorite. I did a turquoise gradient with Models Own HyperGel Turquoise. It’s my favorite turquoise polish too. It’s like in your face turquoise, bright and shiny. For the flowers I used BornPretty Store Stamping Plate BP L015. BPS is doing such an amazing job on plates these days. They are beautiful, trendy and have good etching. I have started suing them so often. You can buy them here and also get 10% off sitewide by using coupon code HQBQ10.


BornPretty Store Forest Plate BPL015


So, how do you find the nail art? Don't you think it just looks like piece of saree. I am happy with this nail art. It is beautiful, spring and fresh.

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Garden Scene Nail Art

June 27, 2015 Setu 0 Comments

Hello Friends, how are things at your end? On my side things are okay but weather is super gloomy. Its dark even in morning and its raining all the time. It casts such a dull atmosphere. I can't control the weather outside but definitely on my nails. I saw a nail art on NailStamping4Fun Youtube Channel on the recommendation of my dear nail buddy Manisha who blogs at ManishaManiMatters. I was so taken away by the scene she made on her nails. I so wanted to do it. And so did Manisha. We were equally spell bounded by this nail art. So we decided on recreating her work as our twin mani.

Garden Scene Nail Art

Now, as fabulous NailStamping4Fun's nail art looked, we knew at heart it would be as difficult. But it was so pretty we decided on taking a shot. Also, we had been intending to do a twin nail using BundleMonsters Secret Garden -plate for so long.

Garden Scene Nail Art

I had participated in Bundle Monster Valentine Day Contest and I was asked to tag my buddy. I tagged Manisha, because apart from being polish sisters we have a special bond. And you know what, I won the competition. So, Bundle Monster sent me two sets of Bundle Monster Secret Garden Plates ; one for me and other for the buddy I tagged. I can't tell you excited we were.

Garden Scene Nail Art

Anyways, finally we were able to pull off this twin mani, thanks to NailStamping4fun who inspired us. Te base of my nailart is Barry M Sky Blue which again Manisha helped me get through her friend in UK. She always does that for me. The stamping is done with various polishes. I have used Sally Hansen Insta Dri Snappy Sorbet, Sally Hansen Insta Dri S-Teal a Base, Konad Black Stamping polish, Konad Special Brown.

Garden Twin Nail Art

Now, we have tried our best to be as close to original nail as possible but still didn't get their completely. Nonetheless, both the nail art came out well. And they fill the atmosphere with freshness and beauty whenever I look at them. What do you say girls?

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Simple Floral Stamping Decal Nail Art

June 23, 2015 Setu 0 Comments

Hello Girls, I feel like writing a confession post rather than a nail art post today. I am hauling more and doing less of nail art these days. Even though these are the polishes that have been on my wish list for long, now that I have them in my hand I don’t seem to be as excited as I thought I would be. I think it’s just a phase. Anyways, I am trying to swatch new polishes as much as possible to deal with my guilt feeling. Today I used Essence Kiss Me Freddy for my nailart.

Simple Floral Stamping Decal Nail Art

Let me take a minute and talk about the base before I hop on to the nail art. For base I have use Essence Redvolution and Essence Kiss Me Feddy. Redvolution is my favourite red. I am not fond of ‘Red’ in any way. I rarely apply it on my nails too. But this baby can make a red phobic person like me to love it. It is not deep red but bright red with coral orange undertones. It is rich but not red in its extreme. It is very glossy and will catch your attention undoubtedly.The formula is simply great.

Simple Floral Stamping Decal Nail Art

Similarly, Essence Kiss Me Freddy is a light teal mint of color with lots of silver shimmer. It looks so chic and fun. Although it looks glittery it has more of shimmers hence removal isn’t as bad as it may seem. It may look grenish silver at times while other times it leans towards blue. Fun Colour, I will say.

Simple Floral Stamping Decal Nail Art
I always wanted to use a minty teal green with red and I am happy I finally did one. For the flowers I made a decal by Advanced Stamping method using plates I got from BornPrettystore for review. These days BPS stamping plates are so in. They have launched so many beautiful and chic plates lately. The etching as well as the choice of the images is great. You can buy this plate here at $4.79 . And also get a sitewide discount of 10% on using coupon code HQBQ10.

BornPretty Store Forest Plate BPL015

I just wanted to use a small pretty red flower on my nails so I chose this image. You can read tutorial on how make Decals using Advanced Stamping Technique here. Let me know if you have any doubt , also don’t forgot to leave comments about your feedback on nailart.

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Nails inspired by Manish Malhotra Summer Bride Dress

June 20, 2015 Setu 2 Comments

Hello girls, I am very excited to share my nail art today. I thoroughly enjoy doing nails inspired by dresses or prints or patterns or clothes, actually everything pretty on earth!!. I just feel like trapping all pretty things on my nails. I saw this dress on Manish Malhotra's Instagram and I fell in love with it.

Nails inspired by Manish Malhotra Summer Bride Dress

I saved this image over a month back in 'To Do Nail Art' folder. I seriously get an adrenaline rush seeing beautiful things and get crazy to capture them on my nails. And it gives me sheer immense pleasure to do this.I feel empowered when I am able to recreate something I see on my nails. I think that's the true super power of an artist.

Nails inspired by Manish Malhotra Summer Bride Dress

 

I loved the freshness of this Summer Bridal Dress. The first one hour that I spent doing these nails were a total failure. I was just about to give up on this when all of a sudden it started clicking. I was able to get some sensible roses on my nails finally.

Nails inspired by Manish Malhotra Summer Bride Dress

For base I used OPI Vampire is my Buff. I wanted some glaze on the base. After much thought I applied a coat of Essence Pixie Dust Holo Shimmer.It gave a decent shimmer to the base. I used acrylic paints to for all the work . I got an acrylic paint set from Bornpretty Store for review, which I used here. They are really good, well pigmented and easy to carry any where. You can buy them here for $16.99. You can use my coupon code HQBQ10 to get a sitewide 10% discount.

Spring Floral Nails Inspired by SatyaPaul Tunic

Tell me what do you think about my nail art? Also don't you think the Summer Bride Collection by Manish Malhotra is like a breath of fresh air to entire bridal range?

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Barry M Paprika with Tribal Print

June 17, 2015 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Girls, I got 3 new Barry M polishes in my kitty recently; thanks to my friend Manisha. I am a fan of Barry M polishes yet own a very of them (I think only 6 or 7). The new shades I have got are Barry M Mustard, Paprika and Sky Blue. It was such a difficult choice to pick only 3 polishes from the ocean of Barry M but after days brain racking we managed to pull out names of 3 polishes each. Today I am swatching and flaunting Barry M Paprika.

Barry M Paprika with Tribal Print

This is the least favourite of out of three Barry M I ordered. I will not lie, I was disappointed the moment I saw this. I was expecting it to be more of reddish brown than just brown. I am not a brown person. I have brown polishes but I rarely apply them. I feel they are sad colors and will not suit me.

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However, when I applied them my negative thoughts about this polish subdued. I was not happy but not as sad too. My husband was so impressed by this color that he kept on appreciating it. When I told him this is not my color; he said if you think this is not your color you don’t know what suits you! That was quite a strong statement and it made me believe that Paprika suited me.

Barry M Paprika Swatches with Tribal Print Nail Art

It is not as reddish brown as I thought it would be but it has decent hues of red. I must say it is definitely not some run of the mill lifeless brown. It is rich, glossy and warm with hint of red. I did not want to go big with nail art on this. So I decided to do a nail art not overpowering the Paprika.

Barry M Paprika Swatches with Tribal Print Nail Art

I used OPI My Vampire is a Buff to kill the monotony of Paprika and make it look brighter. I wanted to do a simple free hand design. Now, I am always attracted to tribal prints and I had a nail art fountain pen to review from BornPrettystore. I was very curious to know how helpful would a nailart fountain pen would be? They come with 5 types of nibs and I am yet to figure out the purpose of each.

Barry M Paprika Swatches with Tribal Print Nail Art

BPS also sells ink of these fountain pens for approx 9 usd per color. I did not get any because I was sure in my mind that I will be able to find a cheaper substitute here. I saw lots of videos and read that if we thin down acrylic paint to milk consistency it can be used as a fountain pen ink. Bamm! I tried it and it worked. In the beginning I struggled with this pen, but towards the end it got friendly.

Nail Art Founatin Pen

This is a great tool which gives you greater control than brushes and fine lines too. Yes, you will need to get friendly with it but it’s not a long process. And it is worth. You can buy them here at around $9 and also get a 10% discount sitewide with coupon code HQBQ10.This is not my best freehand work, I know. But I am honestly planning to use these fountain pens more often. I think they will make free hand and outlining easy. What do you think about the pen , Barry M and my nailart?

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Nail Art on Essence Glitz and Glam Swatches

June 14, 2015 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Girls, this post begins with a small note of information, which is my latest crush on 'Essence' Polishes. I own a few since last year, but there has been a surge of emotion for them lately seeing their colors and launches in India :) . While other brands have conveniently decided to launch all their left overs from collections launched worldwide, Essence throwing their latest collection in Indian Market. I bought close to 12 essence polishes. Hope to swatch them soon. Today it is only Essence Effects Glitz and Glow that I bought for Rs 229.

Nail Art on Essence Glitz and Glam Swatches

I am in love with these polishes, their colors, collection, brush, formula, brush, price. They are great at this price. Their regular 'Color and Go' Collection are at Rs 199 and 'Effect Polish' at Rs 229. I bought this at Rs 229. It is a sheer shimmery polish with lovely rose glitters. It couldn't be more delicate and girly.

Essence Glits and Glam polish swatch

It is a sheer polish but I just wanted to go with the polish instead of using this as a Topper. But as much as I wanted to use this on its own, I hate seeing VNL. So I sponged some Sally Hansen You're so Crabby which is a dusty rose pink on the tip of my nails and then applied two coat of this beauty.

Essence Glits and Glam polish swatch

I did no nail art on this for a day because I did not want to do injustice to this gorgeous by masking it with nail art. It felt so good to wear it on its own. Also I got lots of compliments for it at work.

Nail Art on Essence Glitz and Glam Swatches

Next day, I spent a very long time (read 2 hours) just popping things in and out of my polish wardrobe deciding on what I wanted to do on them. It was challenging because the nail art should live upto the beauty of the base polish.

Nail Art on Essence Glitz and Glam Swatches

After lotsssssss of ifs and buts I picked up the combination of blue and Bornprettystore Tribal Stamping Plate that I got for honest review. It is a beautiful plate of lots of tribal and bold prints. I have always been inclined towards to tribals and aztecs so this plate obviously impressed me.

Nail Art on Essence Glitz and Glam Swatches

You can buy these plates here and also get 10% off sitewide by using HQBQ10. The stamping polish is Konad Special Blue . On my Accent nail I am wearing the Gorgeous Glam Polish.

BornPretty Store Stamping Plate L010

Although I was not very happy with the nail art initially but when I finished it up with top coat and after clean, I kind of loved it. It looked very classy and royal. What do you think guys?

 

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Bright Tribal Nails

June 12, 2015 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Girls, how have you been? I am good and buried in my new and untried polishes and plates. God, I hate myself so much for just dumping polishes like greedy in my stash and then turning back to them. I am just browsing polishes and collections these days and then dreaming about them. And subsequently then buying them. Anyways, if I start pouring my guilt out in form of post, I guess you will have enough posts for a month so I am stopping here and sharing my colourful mani.

Bright Tribal Nails

I got China Glaze Mini Electric Nights Set, Colorclub Pastel Neon Mini set and few other polishes through my friend who was coming from US for his wedding. It was very sweet of him to get everything inspite of his heavy luggage.

Bright Tribal Nails

Anyways, I was very excited so I ripped off the packing of CG Electric Nights and picked out two of my favourite polishes from them. I find Tremble Maker and Ready to Rave the happiest colours of the collection. Also they seemed unique to the regular neon collection.

Bright Tribal Nails

Apart from Tremble Maker and Ready to Rave, on my middle finger I am wearing Starilly King Midas, it’s a gorgeous killing ultra holo polish. The stamping Polishes used are Bold Gold from Maybelline Colorshow and Konad Special Black.

Bright Tribal Nails

If you have anything good to say about the color combination or layout of colors, let me tell you this was an accident. I faced multiple failures on this nail art. Sometimes the combination won’t look, other times the stamping failed. After countless attempts of failure and some random trials, I ended up with this.I don’t know how I landed here because this was not the original idea remotely, but I am glad this happened because I love it more than original.

Bright Tribal Nails

For stamping, I used BornPretty Store Stamping Plate BPL010 which is a lovely Aztec Plate sent to me for review. I like these tribal Aztec designs. And somehow, tribal on bright colors have always fascinated me. I love these BPS Plates; they have some great designs and decent etching. The biggest plus is they ship worldwide for free. You can buy these plates here and also get 10% discount of you use coupon code HQBQ10.Also, the gold round studs are from BPS and can be bought here.

BornPretty Store Stamping Plate L010

Have these bright tribal nails managed to impress you too?

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Diagonal Chevron Nails

June 09, 2015 Setu 2 Comments

Hi Girls, I want to share one of my quickest mani in terms of conceiving the idea and implementing with very limited resources. Btw, Did I tell you my younger sister is getting married? No, I missed guess. We had been to her engagement last month. It was all done very quickly so it was all last minute flight and sloppy packing.

Diagonal Chevron Nails

And the evening prior to her engagement there were guests to surprise us and I had to get ready before they came. Now, I had just removed my beautiful mani and was running around the house nude nails; planning the mani for engagement next morning for me and my sis.I definitely did not want to go nude nails infront of them because these people were meeting me for the first time and I wanted to make nail impression.

Diagonal Chevron Nails

I just pulled out an off white and black dress and started wondering what possibly I could do on my nails. As a good practice I always carry Off white nail polish with me wherever I go. There is so much you could do with them.

fishnet pattern nail art
But I did not want to do same thing on all nails. I wanted some punch. I decided to use BPS Stamping Plate No BPL003 . This is a plate in my collection which has all designs that can be used, so rare na? Every pattern on this plate are worth trying so I don’t miss carrying it when in doubt. I was provided this by http://Bornprettystore.com for review. You can buy it here and also get a 10% off sitewide on using coupon code HQBQ10.

BPS Stamping Plate BPL03

I wasn’t carrying black nail polish unfortunately so didn’t know what to do except stamping on Off White with black. I did not want all nails to be same, so in my moment of despair I used Black Konad Stamping polish on my accent.  It was like opaque in one coat. But gave the necessary punch and contrast I wanted. What do you guys feel? Like my quick mani?

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Neon Vintage Decal Nails

June 06, 2015 Setu 1 Comments

Hello Girls, how have you been? The nail art I am sharing today was totally impulsive and unplanned. I knew I wanted to use Neon Colors on my nails but I was clueless how. I saw something on facebook and it just clicked. I did almost recreate neon nails I saw Nicky from NickyNailsLove.

Neon Vintage Decal Nails

I liked it and just went with the flow and created it. I wish I was not as impulsive as I am not completely happy with my color selection. The nail art turned out happy and bright, but it could have been better. I was meeting 3 of my nail buddies in evening and the theme was neon, so I am glad I complied with the theme.

Neon Vintage Decal Nails

This nail art is done by making Advanced Stamping Decal. I stamped the images on stamper and then filled in colors with nail polish one by one. Yes, One by one, this made it so tiring to do on all 10 nails. I made 10 decals on 10 different stampers. If you need to know how to make a decal you can check this post.

Neon Vintage Decal Nails

After filling in the colors ( Models Own Flip Flop, Salon Perfect Traffic Cone, Bloop Neon Pink and Revlon ColorStay Winning Streak), I allowed them to dry and then applied a generous layer of Clear polish. After the clear polish also dried, I used a fine tweeter to peel off the decal and placed it on my nails. Placement and cleanup of the decals is very tricky. It has to just wrap your nails correctly, while you need to get rid off all the extra part.

BPS Vintage Damask Plate

I used the stamping plate BP L016 sent to me by BornPrettyStore for review. This plate is a beautiful assortment of Vintage Damask patterns. I so love it. The etching is great too. These are some of the plates that I keep coming back to because each design is so usable. You can buy this plate here at $4.79 and also enjoy a sitewide 10% off with my coupon code HQBQ10. I hope you like the nailart.

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Leafy Summer Nails

June 03, 2015 Setu 1 Comments

Hello Girls, Its summer and the weather has started throwing its tantrums. Its hot and sweaty, sucking out every bit of freshness from life. Especially in Mumbai which humid through out the year, temparature rise causes uneasiness. Its not scorching heat killing you but that the feeling of stickiness makes you droopy. Anyways, this is not about weather bulliten but how I was feeling before I did these nails.

Leafy Summer Nails

I did a simple and quick stamping to squeeze some freshness to my eyes.We dont realise but we always notice hands & nails most as opposed to any other body part. Especially if you are working, your days pass by just seeing your fingers jump from one key to another on laptop through out the day (similar is the condition for people working at home). So it is very important to set the mood of nails right, if you want to feel better. So I threw in leaves and shimmery yellow to do the job.

Leafy Summer Nails

I used Zoya Veruschka which is from their matte velvet collection and 'Nails' Shimmery Yellow. I got the 'Nails' polish on my trip to Malyasia. I stamped using Konad Special Green Polish and Bundle Monster Secret Garden Plate.

Leafy Summer Nails
This is not my best nail art, design wise but it helped me beat summer till the time I had it on my nails( I wore it full 2 days). I loved the swirly green leaves and they always took my mind to some blossoming garden inspite of the heat outside.

Leafy Summer Nails

What do you do beat the dull summer feeling? Does waering something fresh on your nails do the same magic for you?

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