Nail Art inspired by Purse

July 30, 2015 Setu 2 Comments

Hello Girls, How have you been? You know how few things just don't occur for a very long period of time and one moment suddenly its comes like a lightening. Now, I have been seeing my sister's clutch purse for an year now, but yesterday something clicked when I saw it. And I ended up getting it on my nails.

Nail Art inspired by Purse

I am participating in $omd3nails and Theme for Day 30 is 'MeandMyBag' but I had no idea on what should inspire me. I mean, I was just not getting the feel seeing any of the bag/purse/clutch.

Nail Art inspired by Purse

Until when my sister drew out this clutch of her purse and paid the rick. That's the moment I decided to do a nail art inspired by it.

Nail Art inspired by Purse

I used Models Own HyperGel 'Pink Veneer and Glam Polish Silver Shimmery Polish. I scanned through the entire plate stash I won to figure the nearest lace pattern. I got it in one of the QA plates. I must say they are amazing plate with great design and etching. I got them from Ali Express and they are a steal.

Nail Art inspired by Purse

I used Konad Special Black polish for stamping and finished up the nail art with Seche Vite Top Coat. I had 2 failures before this one actually. So I was disappointed but my husband suggested the current way of execution and I sailed. What do you guys think about my nail art now? I am glad I am not posting pictures of failures here . LOL

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Review of Essence Colour and Go – Glitz & Glam,Pumpkin Orange and Walk on the Wild Side

July 28, 2015 Setu 1 Comments

Hello Girls, lately I have been indulging in Essence Nail Polishes quite a bit. I must say I am really glad I spotted them here. Trust me, they great for their price. I bough around 12 Essence Polishes and I don’t regret it. I will be reviewing them gradually for you. Today I have ‘Pumpkin Orange’ , ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ from ‘Essence Colour and Go’ and ‘Glitz and Glam’ from ‘Essence Effect Nail Polish’.

Swatch of Essence Glitter Jewel Glitz & Glam 1
First Up is ‘Glitz and Glam’ from ‘Essence Effect Nail Polish’. I bought this from an outlet in Mumbai stocking Essence but you can it online too. The price for this is Rs 229 and it is a ‘Glitter Jewel’ polish from this line. Essentially, it is a clear base with pink metallic hexes and lots of shimmer. The shimmer shifts colour in sunlight but overall gives a pink feeling if worn nude.

Swatch of Essence Glitter Jewel Glitz & Glam 2

The polish is sheer and difficult to be worn alone without having VNL visible. Either it can be used a Glitter Topper or used the way I used if you have an itch to see how good this beauty is on its own. I did not want to as a topper for sure because I wanted to give it a free stage. But I hate VNL so I sponged some pink polish from Sally Hansen – You’re so Crabby at the edge of my nails like a Pink French. On that I applied two generous coat of this polish.

Swatch of Essence Glitter Jewel Glitz & Glam 2

I was so right with this and I am happy I used it alone with barely visible pink sponged French. It made my nails and hands look so delicate and girly. I fell in love with it, it’s so dreamy pretty.

Swatch of Essence Glitter Jewel Glitz & Glam 2

Now, we move towards ‘Pumpkin Orange’ which would just be my description if I have a word limit of two. This polish is from their ‘Colour and Go’ range, priced at Rs 199 and sticks true it name. It’s a very bright orange but not neon or outrageous. It dries up very shiny.

Swatch of Essence Colour and Go Pumpkin Orange

It looks like cream polish to me with a shiny, juicy finish. This one definitely lifts up your mood. It is like a Perfect Halloween Orange if I may say so.

Swatch of Essence Colour and Go Walk on the Wild Side

The Last polish of the day is – Walk on the Wild Side and would definitely not have been my first pick. I love bright and happy colours and this was green and dark. But I could sense it to be a different Green. It is like dirty algae green which sounds repulsive but this polish has beautiful green shimmer and glass flakes like particles in it.

Swatch of Essence Colour and Go Walk on the Wild Side

The polish looks different and rich on application. The shiny green flake and shimmer make this polish stand apart. It kind of gives dark mysterious look to the polish. So if you are a person who likes green, I would suggest going for this one. Otherwise, you can skip.

Well, out of the three of I had to pick one I would go with ‘Glitz & Glam’. Although I do not repent buying any of these beauties, they are all good. Which is your favourite?

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My Nails and my Drink

July 26, 2015 Setu 3 Comments

Hi Girls, these days I am putting a tick mark against few mani ideas that I conceived in my mind long back. But never got chance to do it, due to lack of time or may be other mani ideas outweighed them. The theme for Day 29 is My Nails and My Drink. Every morning I have milk in this cup (I know so boring, but calcium is good for nails). On Saturdays I have Coffee in this (because it’s my off and I love coffee and on Sundays I have Tea (because it’s my husband’s off and he loves Tea).LOL

My Nails and my Drink
Back to nail art, the moment I read this theme I was very sure of what I wanted to do. I had bought these cups at least 1.5 years back. I really loved the print on them. So even though we are just 2, I bought 4 of these. The day I bought it, I wanted to do nails inspired by them. But it never made it from my list to my nails.

My Nails and my Drink

So when I saw the theme, I knew it was time to shake this off my list and finally do it on nails. I am so glad that I did this.

My Nails and my Drink

For the base I used my new addition into Off White Club- ColorClub Look Don’t Tusk. I am a sucker for Off White and I don’t know how many I have collected till date. Nonetheless, I liked this one too. All the drawing on the nails is freehand with acrylic paints from BornPretty Store which I was sent for review. You can buy it here and get a 10% discount if you use my coupon code HQBQ10.I used Pure Color Brush 10 for detailing.

My Nails and my Drink

My mom said I should have more red than blue, since the Cup has more of red. But she was proud of the nail art irrespective. I am quite pleased with the nail art too. What do you guys say?

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Happy Blossoms Nail Art

July 24, 2015 Setu 12 Comments

Hi Girls, today I have a very pleasant nail art to share with you. I was clueless on what I wanted to do on my nails for Weather Theme of OMD. I was thinking Rains, I am still thinking rains but then Blossoms caught my fancy when I saw this beautiful wallpaper.  I don’t know if the period of blossoms qualifies as Weather or Season or None but I loved the idea.

Happy Blossoms Nail Art

I picked up a very old polish for this nail art.  I had bought this polish on my trip to Thailand in 2013. It is from a renowned Thai Brand ‘Beauty Buffet’. I picked up quite a few of them.

Happy Blossoms Nail Art

This is a beautiful bright turquoise polish with dusty hue. I used this polish as a base and did everything freehand. Since this design has a lot of element s and colours, it took a lot of time to do them.

Happy Blossoms Nail Art

I had to change brushes for various detailing and make so many colours to match the print. I used Pure Color Brush 09 for detailing and Acrylic Paints from BornPretty Store. You can buy these acrylic paints here . You can get a 10% discount if you use my coupon code HQBQ10.

Happy Blossoms Nail Art

I topped this nail art with Seche Vite. I was in two minds if I should use a matte top coat instead but my husband suggested matte, so I went with it. I don’t know what would have been better, but I so love this nail art. It is so bright, happy and serene. I can literally imagine the fragrance of the flowers. What do you think?

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Travel to China Nail Art

July 21, 2015 Setu 4 Comments

Hello Girls, I know the heading of this nail art may be confusing. I don't know why but off late I am craving to go to China and travel, roam & shop there. A lot of my friends have been there off-late and its even more tempting now. I may not be able to go very soon now, but my nails sure can. So got these on my nails.

Travel to China Nail Art

As I told you , here lies the super power of an artist. My nails with the help of my art can travel as far as my mind can go. They can be anywhere, anytime till my imagination can fuel them.

Travel to China Nail Art

I have just tried to get images on my nails which one can relate with China. For the base I used a lovely dark mysterious polish from Beauty Buffet, from a Thai brand that I picked up from Thailand.It is lovely maroon black color with grape like hues. In simplest words I can say that I poured some dark red wine on my nails.

Travel to China Nail Art

For stamping I used images on Mash Stamping plate and Maybelline BoldGold. I then used Wet and Wild Matte Top Coat to make it look even more mysterious. My mom wanted me to use glossy top coat but I still went with matte. Now you tell me, was it a correct call? Let me know in form of your comments.

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Bright Stamping Nail Art with Orly Adrenaline Rush

July 19, 2015 Setu 4 Comments

Bright Stamping Nail Art with Orly Adrenaline RushHi Girls, How are you all? I am doing well and I am sailing in a pool of new buys. I have indulged a lot this month and I am happy about it (Guilty too). I have just bought whatever I liked. Also, I got 2 opportunities lately to get stuff from US since someone was travelling. So in today’s nail art I have tried two colours from Orly ‘Adrenaline Rush’ Mini Set.

Bright Stamping Nail Art with Orly Adrenaline Rush

I used 2 colours on this nail art which are Orly Risky Behaviour and On the Edge. Both of them fiery bright and I so loved them.

Bright Stamping Nail Art with Orly Adrenaline Rush

I tried a simple stamping on them with HeHe Plates and my latest possession –MDU Stamping Polish – Nabu.  On my accent I used Risky Behaviour while on other nails is On the Edge. I did a magenta glitter top coat on my accent for the punk.

Bright Stamping Nail Art with Orly Adrenaline Rush

How do you find the nail art? I sure did enjoy wearing such bright colors.

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Review and Swatches of Barry M Mustard, Paprika and Sky Blue

July 17, 2015 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Friends, how have you been? Its getting rainy out here in Mumbai, whats the weather like on your side? The good news is now teanperature will be dropping but the bad news is there will be water every where. Pheww!! there is no perfect weather, is there?? Anyways, my agenda is not to discuss perfect weather but my perfect polishes. I truely and deeply love Barry M polishes. They really are bang on in terms of both colors, new launches and ofcourse formula. I specially love them for Jellies.

Review and Swatches of Barry M Mustard, Paprika and Sky Blue

I got 3 polishes from Barry M to swatch and share today. They are Barry M Mustard (Autumn 2014), Paprika (Autumn 2014) and Sky Blue (Spring 2015 ). First up is Barry M Mustard, which was the prime reason for this purchase.

Barry M Mustard Review and Swatches
It is a unique color truley. I do not own any thing like this and quite frankly I have not coome across this shade in any brand. Its is a true autumn colour rather than just dumping dark shady colors, Barry M actually tried to give us colors more relatable to Autumn. For Mustard, I would just say the name is self explanatory. It is literally a mustard color. The formula is impeccable and self leveling like most Barry M. It complements my skin tone and will suit every one. My hubby instantly said, this new polish suits you!!

Barry M Mustard Review and Swatches
Next up is Barry M Paprika, again from their Autumn Collection. I would not lie, I was very upset when I saw it. I ordered it expecting it to be reddish brown and some thing far from brown. But when I got it in my hand it looked brown; just a different kind of brown. With a heavy heart I applied the polish. Bamm! the next moment my hubby is in love with it. Mind it, I had not asked his opinion for Mustard or Paprika at all. I barely told him that these are new polishes. But because of the unique colors, he told in seconds that these are new and they suit me.

Barry M Paprika Swatch and review

If I have to describe this color I would say it definelty belongs to Brown family but in a unique and classy hue. It does have a hint of burnt red which is what separates it from other run of the mill browns. Again, I think it will suits every comlexion. It looks glossy and rich even without top coat.

Barry M Paprika Review and Swatches
The last one for today is Barry M Sky Blue. Now there is no polish lover who doesn't own a light blue. But the question is, can we ever have enough blues?? NO!! I love blues and I can't have enough of them. However, this blue is a bit different than other light blue I have in my stash. It is literally fresh sky blue. And the color is very refreshing spring blue.

Barry M Sky Blue Review and Swatches

It looks so elegant and graceful when applied on nails. I got so many comliments when I wore it. It is pleasing to eyes and gives a cooling effect. The formula is just like Barry M Jellies, which is self leveling and dries up glossy.

Barry M Sky Blue Review and Swatches

Which is your favourite out of these? I can't pick up one out of these so if I have to pick two , it would be Mustard and Sky Blue.

 

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Cat Nail Art

July 15, 2015 Setu 2 Comments

Hello Girls, How have you been? I am going to keep today’s post short and just share a simple nail art. Yes, I know I always say that I am going to keep it short and end up telling stories. LOL. But today I am going to contain my words. I did a simple Cat and Fish Bone mani. I always saw cat and fish bone images and thought they were cute. I am not a cat person though.

Cat Nail Art

I had ordered some (Read 40 :P) plates from Aliexpress of both HeHe and QA. One of the plates had this image and I was flat the moment I saw them. I must say I am very impressed with HeHe and QA. The designs and etching is so worth the money.

Cat Nail Art

Now moving to nail art, I did a White Base for this using Sally Hansen White Out and then did a gradient with Sally Hansen Wet Cement. It is my favourite grey. It’s the cutest grey I have seen :).

Cat Nail Art

Then I used Konad Special Black to stamp the cat paws, cat and fish bone. As usual Mr Seche Vite was the top coat. I decided on doing the pending ‘Cat’ mani when I saw “Cat” as theme on OMD Challenge. I had some other nailart planned for cat but due to my impulsiveness and lack of time, I settled for this.

Cat Nail Art

However, I happen to like this simple but cute nail art. What do you say guys?

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Fresh WaterMelon On my Nails

July 13, 2015 Setu 1 Comments

Hi Girls, How are you doing? I am posting more than my normal frequency these days because I am participating in OMD3 challenge. I am doing more, succeeding more, failing more and enjoying more tooJ. I did this Watermelon Nail art for Day 11.

Fresh WaterMelon On my Nails

I spent quite a lot of time in planning this mani in my head. Initially I thought I will only make the edible fruit part of Watermelon. I have seen a lot of black seeds in red background manis for watermelon with green ruffian type pattern to begin with. But I was so bored at looking at them, that I decided to change my plan. I wanted to do a Watermelon skin now. And I was very particular of this part, the skin should look real.

Fresh Water Melon On my Nails

I took all my stamping plates and browsed each one of them to figure out any image which would be near to wavy kind of pattern for doing those stripes which are there on Watermelon skin.After being buried under all my plates, I found Winstonia Generation II, Plate no 202. It had similar wavy random vertical stripes. I tried various other wavy patterns of similar nature on my practice wheel but this came out the best.

Fresh Water Melon On my Nails

Also, I was very particular about the color of the skin, it has to be exact Green. When I was almost convinced that I don’t have that exact Watermelon Skin Green and that I would have to buy one to do a successful WaterMelon Skin, I saw Sinful Colors ‘Calypso’ lying there. Just the kind of green I wanted and then everything fell in to place. I then stamped the Winstonia plate 202 along with freehand touches for desired effect.

Fresh Water Melon On my Nails

I used Models Own Polish For Tans- Sunhat and freehand drawing for seeds. If you are thinking that the watermelon fruit part should have been red instead of pink, please note this is a watermelon created by me and I would love a pink watermelon more than red. LOL. Jokes apart, for an artist any thing that you can imagine and conceive in mind is reality. So we should not be afraid to bring it on nails. If you think it, you can draw it! There lies the power of an artist.What do you guys say?

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Colourful Lead Light Fish Nail Art

July 12, 2015 Setu 6 Comments

Colourful Lead Light Fish Nail ArtHi Girls, I am very excited to share a happy and colourful nail art today. I might have mentioned in my previous post how desperate I have been for a good lot of sheer tints even after lots of failed/passed experiments. Eventually when I tried Glass Paints, my thrust was satiated. And now I just love the “LeadLight”.

Colourful Lead Light Fish Nail Art

I am participating in the OMD3 Challenge with all my might. Obviously I cannot commit to a nail art a day but I am trying to make my presence twice a week. Remember, we had a post on challenges and its pros & cons? I found this challenge constructive in that way, except that it asks for a daily participation.

Colourful Lead Light Fish Nail Art
I forgot to mention in my previous discussion, the intention to participate also matters a lot to evaluate what you get out of a challenge. How strongly are you willing to learn, participate and enjoy? I have all the intention to have fun and do more.

Colourful Lead Light Fish Nail ArtFor this nail art I used Envy White base. I wanted some blue waves beneath my fishes so I stamped some wave pattern with Nail Matinee Light Blue stamping polish. Now I could have used a darker blue for waves to be more prominent. But then, there was a good chance dark wave killing the phunk of the fishes. So I decided to take the risk.

Colourful Lead Light Fish Nail Art

I did a coat of Essence Pixie Dust which is a duo-chrome/holo kind topper so that the lustre of the sea beneath is present. I stamped cute fishes from BPS Plate 66. You can buy the plate here and get 10% discount sitewide on using coupon code HQBQ10. It is such an adorable plate and I so love the fishes in them. Over the fishes I used Glass Paint for Leadlight. I am so impressed with it.

BPS Fish Plate 66

I am really happy with the end result. The fishes are so colourful and lively, it feels like I am peeping into a colourful aquarium. Do you feel the same? Let me know your thoughts on it leaving comment below.

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Tropical Leaves and Flower Nails

July 11, 2015 Setu 1 Comments

Hello Girls, You can't get enough of tropical nails, can you? I was just thinking the other day on how important leaves are to any tropical nails you can think of. I couldn't conceive any tropical design without leaves popping in between. So I came up with these.

Tropical Leaves and Flower Nails

I used Stamping plate BP19 from Bornprettystore.com. This plate is a great collection of various leafy patterns. For some reason I am obsessed with leaf images these days, I am just collecting them big time. You can buy this plate here and also enjoy a 10% discount sitewide using coupon code HQBQ10.

BPS Stamping Plate 19 Leaf Pattern

I did a gradient stamping with Nail Matinee Light Green Stamping Polish and Konad Special Dark Green. Over the gradient stamped green tropical type leaves, I did some freehand flowers. Initially I was quite doubtful about the nail art but later gained confidence over it after my sister praised it.

Tropical Leaves and Flower Nails

I applied a generous amount of Seche Vite Top Coat over it. I love my SV and keep back up of my back up SV bottle :P.

Tropical Leaves and Flower Nails

What do you feel about the nail art? Does it take you to a tropical forest nearby?

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