Flowers on Mesh Pattern

February 26, 2016 Setu 0 Comments

I got thinking about something girls, doesn’t it so happen that you consciously try to skip something and every time you do so, it sub consciously creeps into your life. As if every attempt to keep it away is a destined failure. Such is strong relationship with ‘Floral Patterns’. I just can’t have enough of them and even when I try to avoid them, they slip in somehow.

Flowers on Mesh Pattern

After the floral overdose of Valentine week, I really wanted to take a break from them. I was clueless of what to do on my nails. Like really clueless, I was even confused on what polish to apply even after gazing my stash for an hour.

Flowers on Mesh Pattern

So I asked my husband to pull out something for me. I don’t know how he managed to pull out a weird combination. And he pulled polishes from different corners of my rack. So I had Models Own Pink Veneer, Chambor Mustard Brown, Zoya Pixie Dust Solange and Zoya Pixie Dust Carter. You see how unrelated they are from each other. Unknowingly , I just worked on lines of #HeChoseMyPolish.

Flowers on Mesh Pattern

After lot of thinking I pulled out the Chambor because I bought them 2 years ago and there could better reason or time to use it. But I was utterly confused to on pairing with any of the above stated colours. With heavy heart and dicey mind I decided to let Models Own Pink Vineer in.I cannot put in words the time I spent in the attempt to make the combination look cohesive. Just when I gave up putting the Pink Veneer back on rack, I had an idea which could pull this combination off. After a few attempts and redo I got what I wanted.

Flowers on Mesh Pattern

I created a mesh like pattern with MDU Cream and QA girls 97 plate. On the mesh I delightfully created flowers and leaves with Acrylic Paints. I made it a point to match the pink with MO Pink Veneer so that it looked related. I think I did a good job in colour mixing. I applied a Barry M Limited Edition Pink Holo Glitter to give some phunk and bling. At the end of everything, I slept satisfied with my nails. What do you think girls?

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My Last Winter Nails

February 24, 2016 Setu 3 Comments

Although winters may be just receding off; I realised I missed a few of my winter ideas for nail art. And I did not have the patience to wait for another winter to do them. It would too long and idea would have been stale. To be true, it could be a second last winter mani because I am trying to buck up for another one.

My Last Winter Nails

Strangely this winter I did not do any freehand Snow/Winter mani. I guess my general repulsive feeling towards chilly weather forbid to take that much effort. Lol.

My Last Winter Nails

This was one of the Cute Winter mani that got stuck in my head as soon as I got UberChic Set 06. I so loved the “Love you Beary Much”. I don’t know if it’s an obvious winter mani but I have never been able to imagine anything else out of these images since I have seen them.

My Last Winter Nails

To prep the base I used CornFlower Gleam from Models Own HyperGel. I did not want a traditional blue so went for Periwinkle kind blue. Now there needed to be some glistening snow, some sparkle to give the snow feel. So I did a generous coat of Sally Hansen Disco Ball. My background looked so real and sparky now.

My Last Winter Nails

I made a decal out of the bear image and stamped everything. I am taken by the simplicity of this mani. It looked far more pretty and sparkly than in pictures. What do you think?

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LuxaDerme Gloves - Hand Spa Review

February 23, 2016 Setu 2 Comments

Hello Girls, I have an interesting Product Review for you today. In the clutter of numerous skincare products that claim to re-incarnate your face and skin; I have a product that promises something for hands. Yes, being a nail blogger the wellbeing of my hands and nails is of acute importance to me. I was contacted for LuxaDerme Hand Hydration Glove review and I said yes in no time.

Luxa Derme Gloves - Hand Spa Review

This is the time of the year when the weather is dry and your hands suffer worst. Trust me they become more dry and lifeless as opposed any other body part because we bathe only once (atleast in winters) but we wash out hands multiple number of time which strips off the moisture and makes them dull. Lot of my nail blogger friends had this concern, as for us hands are what we show off.

The following is what the Company Claims on ‘Deep Moisturizing Treatment - Hand Hydration Gloves’.

Luxa Derme Gloves - Hand Spa Review

Retail Price : Rs 200, available on various portals like SnapDeal.

Website: Luxaderme.com

Now let’s proceed to Instructions for Usage

Luxa Derme Gloves - Hand Spa Review

The moment I opened the entire packing I found a thin pair of gloves which claimed to have the elixir serum for hands. I could also smell a refreshing fragrance which I guess was of Eucalyptus oil coming from gloves. The fragrance just made me feel ‘At Spa’. Holding gloves in my hands I said to myself, the gloves are so thin that there will be barely any serum. I gradually moved my hands in glove and sealed them from sides with the help of adhesive patches provided within. To my surprise there was so much serum that it felt very slimy inside in the beginning. But later it settled down.

Luxa Derme Gloves - Hand Spa Review

I was thinking I won’t be use my hands for next 30 minutes. But the gloves were tightly sealed just like any other gloves so you can easily push & hold things. Yes, you cannot tame a touch phone obviously. After 25 minutes when I removed the gloves, I had all white translucent serum over my hands and the prominent fragrance. I enjoyed the fragrance . The instructions suggest rubbing the serum on your hands and nails instead of washing or wiping. So I did the same. In no time the serum vanished leaving my hands fragrant, soft and deeply hydrated. It did not leave slippery feel at all, which I feared. As I hate butter fingers. There was no need to wash hands either.

Luxa Derme Gloves - Hand Spa Review

My hands and cuticles felt so nourished and fresh. It deeply moisturised and left a supple feeling. I specifically wore a nail art before this spa because I wanted to test adverse effect if any, on the underlying nail art. And it did not spoil the nail art a bit. So I can say it’s safe to use these gloves even after a mani .

Final Verdict: I would totally recommend these. For Rs 200 it’s worth every penny to try them.

 

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Intricate Geometric Nails

February 21, 2016 Setu 2 Comments

Hi Girls, After a lot of pinks and reds for Valentine’s Day I am turning to other colors. So my pick today was Purple and I wore plain El Corazon Matte & Shine Range for a day. It’s a gorgeous matte shine polish, as you can see for yourself below.

Intricate Geometric Nails

After a day when I got bored of plain nails, I decided to do some stamping. I was too lazy to a double stamping or a gradient base or just anything. So I just picked a Pink from the same range and did a little bit of dry brush to get a hint of pink on places.

Intricate Geometric Nails

I am not sure but I think I killed the beauty and phunk of the purple base by doing so. Anyways, I proceeded for nail art. Whenever I want some delicate or intricate designs, I always turn to UberChic without fail. So I grabbed UberChic 06-03 for some cool intricate geometric patterns.

Intricate Geometric Nails

I stamped using Barry M Silver Foil which is one hell of a silver stamping polish for me. The nail art yet looked flat to me.

Intricate Geometric Nails

So to get on some elements I made dots of pink polish which did the trick. Now, it really looked more festive than geometric. A risky effort, that didn’t back fire; thank God!

Intricate Geometric Nails

I did not use any top coat on them, neither matte nor Seche Vite because they stole the grace of my nail art. I tried both on practice wheel but glossy would kill the frozen shine of purple and matte just mad the silver stamping dull cloudy. So I left it as it is and it rocked. What do you guys think? What do you do in a situation like this, when you base is matte and stamping polish is metallic?

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Freehand Roses Inspired by Jaunty Juli

February 19, 2016 Setu 1 Comments

Hello Girls, I am really taking a long shot today by recreating Jaunty Juli’s detailed freehand roses. Let me tell you she is a gem at detailing. Her work is always very crisp, neat and delicate. I have done 2 nail art inspired by her in the past, this is my third one. I spent 4 hours on this still I am 1/3rd of what she did.

Freehand Roses Inspired by Jaunty Juli
Well, may be independently I am not displeased with what I did. But I stand it to comparison of the nail art I was trying to recreate, it makes me ashamed. I think if I just did another trial on this, I could be better. I am getting a little hang of it.

Freehand Roses Inspired by Jaunty Juli

But trust me I am running out of patience to see me fail. I re-did the roses 8 times before I could get any near. I know it takes time to learn and pick up. Each time I would redo, I would feel a tiny step closer and better at it. However, the 4 hours of drill of not knowing if it turns out worthy or not drained me.

Freehand Roses Inspired by Jaunty Juli

I promise I am gonna come up with a better version of this soon. How soon? Well, till I gather courage to go through the anxiousness all again.lol

Freehand Roses Inspired by Jaunty Juli

The polishes used are Colorclub Look Don’t Tusk as the base for roses and Zoya April on the rest. I coated the Zoya April with Essence Glitz and Glam. The freehand is done with Acrylic Paints and detailer brush from BornPretty Store. You can buy the worthy brush here and use HQBQ10 for a 10% off sitewide. I already feel like getting a back up of this brush.

[caption id="attachment_6432" align="alignnone" width="600"]Dress matching Freehand Roses Inspired by Jaunty Juli Jacket to Match My Nails[/caption]

Do not forget to tell me how did you find my nail art? Also if you have any hacks or tricks to sail through a detailed nail art as this.

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A England Sleeping Palace Review and Swatches

February 17, 2016 Setu 0 Comments

Hello Peeps, how are you all? I have been befriending dark colours off late. Either it’s a change in my taste or the weather which is making me fall for all dark colours in my stash. So I did swatch an extremely beautiful and my favourite A England from my stash: Sleeping Palace.

A England Sleeping Palace Review and Swatches

“Sleeping Palace” represents the slumbering palace that awaits the prince as he journeys to wake sleeping beauty. “An unnatural twilight has fallen upon the land” says the description for this polish on the official A England site. This polish is from the “Burne-Jones Dream” collection.

A England Sleeping Palace Review and Swatches

It’s a scattered holographic polish like most other A Englands. The colour I would say is dusty plum. However in sunlight it looks dirty or muted Aubergine with silver/steel like finish.

A England Sleeping Palace Review and Swatches

It glows beautifully in Sunlight, like they literally glow from within. It looks like there are little gold/copper fireflies inside.

A England Sleeping Palace Review and Swatches

These polishes are totally one coaters and real smooth in application. They stamp too! . And it flatters any skin tone. I don’t think there is a hand it will not suit. This is there official site, I bought it from Color4nails .

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Valentine's Day Nail Art

February 14, 2016 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Girls, finally with all the Valentine Day quotes and elements floating on my nails for over a week, I have the V Day mani for you. After a lot of thought and after thought I settled for a relatively simple V day mani.

Valentine's Day Nail Art

The reason being, I have already toiled a lot for putting together a V Day themed mani for you this week. I almost did 7 Valentine themed mani this month. So I am exhausted. Lol. The base of the nail art is China Glaze Ruby Plumps, which I wanted to use for long. I actually bought it for Christmas but by the time it reached me, Christmas was long gone. So here I am making the most of it this Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day Nail Art

Really, this polish is so vibrant and brilliant. The base is definitely maroon-ish but the endless red and gold glitters make it look sparkly Red. I will swatch the polish to show you what I mean. The stamping plates are from Nail Matinee NM04 which is an Indie stamping plate from India. I used Maybelline Bold Gold for stamping. And that’s it. I think it is a quick mani that turned gorgeous. What do you think girls?

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Heart Vine Nails

February 13, 2016 Setu 1 Comments

Hello Lovelies, It’s not news that love is in the air with Valentine Day round the corner. Although I am not into V Day celebration and likes at all, but this month it’s going to be majorly about hearts and love nails on my blog. Why this change? Because I realised even though I may not be a V day fan but my readers would want to see ideas on V day nails. So I owe it to you.

Heart Vine Nails

Too much hearty stuff puts me off generally, so all my heart stuff is mostly buried in dust. For today’s nail art I pulled out a Cute Heart Charm I bought 2 years a ago thinking I would use it for V day. But never felt like.

Heart Vine Nails

I was totally clueless for 2 years on how could I possibly use it in a non cheesy way; but got no luck. Last weekend I just pulled out the box and kept on my table and stared it, till there was a flash moment and an idea struck.

Heart Vine Nails

I decide to do Heart dangling on plant vines. I was so thrilled by the idea that I immediately removed the mani I was wearing and started upon this. As time passed and the mani started unfolding during execution, I started falling in love with it. The base is Zoya April and rest everything is freehand with Acrylic Paints and the Heart Charm ofcourse!

Heart Vine Nails

I am really proud of this idea and execution also went fairly well. What I hate is the how pictures did not justify the beauty. Trust me; they look 10 times prettier in person. The challenge in clicking pics was how to click without glare on the plastic heart charms. In most of the clicks light would fall on hearts making them look pale or invisible due to glare, yes even in light house. Out of literally 100 clicks I could zero down to 4. I hope they are good enough. Are they good enough to turn you on to Valentine mood?

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Love Letter Nails

February 12, 2016 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Girls, as promised I am throwing around Valentine nails on my blog throughout this week. I am not a Valentine day believer by any measure, infact I find it Cheesy. But this is only for my lovely readers out there.

Love Letter Nails

And trust me, although I may not like the concept I am enjoying thinking through and doing Valentine Theme nails. Today I have Love Letter Nails for you. Now, I had something completely different in my mind for this theme. But when I started browsing my plates and polishes for this, my mind took a U turn to this.

Love Letter Nails

And I am quite glad it did. The kind of Love Letter nails I had in mind was prettier but it was something already done by some nail artists. This one seemed fresh and new. The design and color combination looked like a new treatment to the theme. I may be wrong, but I haven’t come across something very close to it.

Love Letter Nails

The base is SinFul colors Black Out stamped with Hot Pink Stamping Polish #15 from Ya Qin An from Bornpretty Store. The color options they have and their pigmentation is totally mind blowing. You can buy them here and get a 10% sitewide with HQBQ10. The stamping plates I used are Moyou Scholar 02. I am so glad I remembered I had this plate and used it just right. What do you say girls?

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Easy Roses with Tooth Pick Tutorial for Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2016 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Pretties, I am doing Valentine’s Day manis in full swing these days. It made me think that may be I should churn out an easier mani with tutorial for my readers. So here I am to give away a simple tutorial which can enable any one to rock a V day with matching nails.

Easy Roses with Tooth Pick Tutorial for Valentine’s Day

The only tool I used for this nail art is “Tooth Pick” which is very household item. So you don’t need any special tools. Neither do you need any expensive polishes, you can achieve the look by Acrylic Paints too (the base should be nail polish though). The base polish I used are Sally Hansen You’re Crabby and Wet Suit, from their limited edition Sea Bloom Collection.

Easy Roses with Tooth Pick Tutorial for Valentine’s Day

I have made a Pictorial which is quite self explanatory of the steps. Still, to make life easier let me make an attempt to scribble a sentence for each.

Easy Roses with Tooth Pick Tutorial for Valentine’s Day

  1. Paint your nails with given colors (or any color combination). On the blue nails just make a rough blob/circle with Pink (acrylic paint/nail polish).

  2. Pick up a darker shade of pink on toothpick and start outlining the circle by drawing ‘C’ around.

  3. Now, on your tooth pick pick up some white color and further draw smaller ‘C’ highlighting round the circle. This will give effect of folding petals.

  4. Take dark green color on your toothpick and start making leaves lightly around your rose.

  5. Like we did in Step 3 with roses, pick up a lighter shade of Green and start highlighting your leaves. This way they will look real.

  6. Now, take a breath and just apply the top coat. And you have your roses.


Easy Roses with Tooth Pick Tutorial for Valentine’s Day

Isn’t it easy? I am sure you will be able rock them if you took an attempt. Do let me know your thoughts and experience.

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Webbed Heart Nail Art

February 09, 2016 Setu 2 Comments

Hi Peeps, I am back with another pinky valentiny nails. I guess that’s what everyone is looking for this season.

Webbed Heart Nail Art

It started with when I wanted to apply some pink holo on nails. I did not want to apply my ColoClub Pink holo but something more full bodied and different. Aahh! Cut the chase, to be precise I wanted to apply A England’s Briar Rose which I don’t have! So I started looking for close enough dupe for it and found El Corazon Prisma.

El Corazon Prisma Pink Holo

It seemed quite like A England Briar Rose (atleast in a moment of despair, it will solve the purpose). I enjoyed the polish for a day but then slave of my habit I got an itch for nail art on them. I wanted to do something.

Webbed Heart Nail Art

So I picked up my UberChic Set 06-03.Whenever I think of a combination of chic and feminine design I pick up UberChic. They are masters at it. I stamped the webbed heart with Black Polish from NailMatinee.

Webbed Heart Nail Art

And then finished it with Seche Vite; ofcourse. Now I am not proud of it so much but it looks pretty and simple. Doesn’t it? Let me know.

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Simple stamping on Fun Seductive Marmalade

February 08, 2016 Setu 2 Comments

Hi Girls, I have a simple mani to show you today. Just to clarify, it is not an accidentally simple but was planned to be simple. The reason being the beauty of the base polish was not supposed to be hijacked by stamping! Lol

Simple stamping on Fun Seductive Marmalade

The base polish ; Seductive Marmalade from Fun Lacquer is beautiful orange bronze polish full of ultra holo gold and red glitters. The color of the polish looks so ethnic yet the holo bling makes it look modern at the same time. Strangely this polish looks red in direct sunlight. I may need to re-swatch it and figure out a way this doesn’t look red.

Simple stamping on Fun Seductive Marmalade

For stamping, I did not want to use contrast color as it looks very off and non cohesive, if you know what I mean. The color needed to stand apart yet not be a harsh or a mismatch contrast. Just when I could not think of anything, I saw grey stamping polish that BornPretty had sent for review. It offered contrast yet not intruding.

Simple stamping on Fun Seductive Marmalade

So I picked up the Grey stamping polish (No #16) and a delicate curly pattern from UberChic Set 06. The stamping polishes from this line of BPS are so amazing. They are deeply pigmented and stamp on any base. Also the quantity is huge, 18 ml. You can buy them here (Item Code #21282) and get 10% off with coupon code HQBQ10 like always.

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Soft Mauve Nail Art

February 07, 2016 Setu 1 Comments

Ever since I swatched Zoya Whisper 2016 (here), I have transitioned to like neutrals all the more. I always loved neutrals for the peace they bring to my heart. Zoya Whisper seems to have brought Joy too! These colors are so wearable to meetings and office too. Today’s nail art is on my favourite color from this set, Zoya Eastyn.

Soft Mauve Nail Art

I am not a purple person at all. I have always been far from purple or its cousin mauve too. But Zoya Eastyn made me head over heels over this earthy mute mauve.All I wanted to do was a simple delicate stamping and an accent nails.

Soft Mauve Nail Art

The polish looks so delicate that any bold work could have just killed it. So I chose a simple interwoven heart pattern from UberChic. I am so happy I did choose this because it just looks as delicate as I had in my mind.

[caption id="attachment_6374" align="alignnone" width="600"]Soft Mauve Nail Art In SunLight[/caption]

On my accent is the super blingy Ultima (an Ultra holo silver polish) from Starilly layered thrice on Barry M Silver Foil. Although Ultima has decent coverage but I just wanted to make sure there are no bald spots so I wore a silver undie.

[caption id="attachment_6375" align="alignnone" width="600"]Soft Mauve Nail Art In SunLight[/caption]

I cannot tell you how pretty and blingy the nails looked in sun. The nail art is simple but it made my hands look extra ordinary. What do you girls think?

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