Negative Space Floral Nails

April 29, 2016 Setu 1 Comments

Hello Petals, I am obsessed with flowers and bright colors this season. What can I do, it’s my natural call .LOL. So be prepared to see a lot more florals and neons/brights around on the blog. When I get bitten by the heat, I feel like Neons and if the weather is pleasant I think pretty much floral!. Hence with that logic, it was a breezy night when I did these nails.

Negative Space Floral Nails
I have done a number of florals but I wanted to combine them to compliment some other form this time. So I chose a negative space to be wrapped by tiny flowers.

Negative Space Floral Nails

I chose Zoya Maddison as the base since it’s a very sheer pink, perfect for Frenchs or negative space. I did a half nail of Glam Silver on them. The colour isn’t silver actually, its metallic glistering steel silver.

Negative Space Floral Nails
Now to beautifully define and decorate the border, I decided to go with floral wreaths. I used acrylic paints to draw all tiny flowers. The nail art I blindly turn to all detailed work these days is BPS Liner brush. You can buy them here and get a 10% off with coupon code HQBQ10.

Negative Space Floral Nails
I finished them with Seche Vite. The flowers looked like tiny Christmas lights at times. Do you feel the same?

 

 

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Coachella Nails

April 27, 2016 Setu 1 Comments

Hello Girls, How have you been? The temperature is rising and so is the urge to counter them with blaring colors!. I am all set to do colourful manis drenched in bright colours inspired by the scorching sun, colourful flowers, beach wears and what not! Today I am posting the missed Coachella Themed Mani. I did them last week but a little late in posting them though. Although the design is inspired by Coachella , the colours are inspired by the Golden Glow of the sun in summer.

Coachella NailsFor all those who are not aware , The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The event features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well art installations and sculptures. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. Coachella showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited groups. Coachella is one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the United States. The 2015 festival sold 198,000 tickets and grossed $84.3 million, both records.

Coachella Nails
I had read about this earlier but I actually got to do a nail art when I got my much awaited Bundle Monster Stamping Set- Festive Collection. This is one of my favourite stamping sets from BM.

Coachella Nails

The base of the nail art is white on which I did a gradient of NYX Banana, Barry M Mustard and Salon Perfect Traffic Cone. The gradient looked so fresh and summer. To give a golden glow to the base I did a generous top coat of Starilly King Midas. It’s an ultra holo gold glitter packed polish suspended in clear base.

Coachella Nails

I am pretty impressed with the brightness and festivity of these nails. The base looks like molten sun and the prints on nail gives a visual of the world drenched in festivity and sun. How do you find them guys?

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Outrageous Bright Yellow and Purple Nails

April 24, 2016 Setu 3 Comments

Hello girls, wish you a very bright day ahead (or night depending on your time zones) because I have an utterly bright mani for you. It’s a no brainer I love bright colours. They make my spirit feel happy and lively. So, with the sole intention of churning out a colourful mani I took a chair to sit and take time to run through my stash trying to hunt an outrageously vivid colour combination.

Outrageous Bright Yellow and Purple Nails

But all I could think of is Neons! My imagination seemed all partially blocked. As if there were no other freaking bold colours. And just then it hit me that we are so blinded by all recent launches being neons, pastel neons , neon stamping polish, neon holos and everything neon; that Neon has becoming an extended meaning of ‘Bright, colourful, vivid’. It’s no one’s fault but if we keep getting similar inputs and visuals from all directions, very soon we develop our biases and our perception and meanings changes.

Outrageous Bright Yellow and Purple Nails

I realised something similar may have happened here. So I decided to go for an outrageously bright nail art without using neons. After some thinking I picked up ‘Enchanted’ from Sinful Colors. It’s such a beautiful aubergine colour which is so bright and intensely pigmented. It’s a true bright Blurrple. And I never used for 2 years, what a Shame!

Outrageous Bright Yellow and Purple Nails

It dried up glossy and rich. Oh Boy, it looked so luscious and vampy. I had decided to pair it with another bright yellow which is ‘Banana’ by NYX. The stamping polish is ‘Yellow’ by MDU. And the stamping plate is from UberChic Set 06-02. I am not in a self praise mode but I was blown away by the contrast and vivid colours.

Outrageous Bright Yellow and Purple Nails

Now it was just a teeny meeny little touch up I wanted on them. So I got my brightest pink neon stud which just completed the look. Finally, I succeeded in accomplishing a super bright mani without using traditional neons. It would be such a lovely combination, but I never realised. With this I have come to a conclusion, I need to experiment more of color combinations. The right pair may just be lying in front of my eyes and blinded by traditional combinations, we ruthlessly ignore them. Or is it only my case of selective vision? Share your thoughts girls, would love to read your comments on this on.

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Wild Spring Flowers on my Nails

April 22, 2016 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Girls, its spring so I am on my flaunting spree for some of brightest colours paired up with lots of florals. Spring a bliss; the spring wind brushes your cheecks , flowers are blooming outside, birds are chirping, its all green & lively and a bright mani keeping your high in the crowd.

Pheww,what I wrote above is just an excuse. Beacuse I dont need a reason for brights and florals. They make me weak in my knees. I can just pull up a floral or bright color in any damn weather.lol

Wild Spring Flowers on my Nails

With nothing particuar in my mind , I sat down to do a mani when I saw this sweetest neon pink on my rack. Its from El Corazon.It is blissfully bright yet not a redicouous neon for work. All I wanted was this pink on my nails and whatever mani I do should be in sync with this.

Wild Spring Flowers on my Nails

Either as a rule or forced by habit or just biased you may say; when in doubt I go for florals. They never let me down. So I loaded my favourite fine brush from Bornprettystore (you can buy the brush here and get 10% discount sitewide with code HQBQ10 ) and started thining on what kind of flowers I want.

Wild Spring Flowers on my Nails

I definetly wanted a different variery of flowers, somthing that I havn’t tried. So I decided to go with tiny flowers and twigs which look wild and random road side flowers. I made flowers of different small shapes and small bushy leaves too.I think it paisred well and itlooked very refreshing.Well, I was able to acheive the look I wanted paired with pink. What do you think?

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Spring Bridal Nails

April 15, 2016 Setu 0 Comments

Hello Roses, spring is already in and summer is fast approaching! All I feel like seeing on nails is either florals or neons. I am just shunning nudes and lights for a while. But I wanted to do a delicate and feminine mani yesterday before that.

Spring Bridal Nails

I decided on doing a Spring Bridal Nails. So that it is elegant, delicate yet gives me some flowers to look at. Actually I was going to stop at stamping on glitter base French nails. But I just felt they looked naturally incomplete and barren without a twig running on the French border.

Spring Bridal Nails

So I took out my paraphernalia (brushes & Acrylic Paints) and just started painting, like literally without planning. I decided to let the designs flow spontaneously on its own. After half an hour of various color mixing an dirty brushes around; I had this on my nails.

Spring Bridal Nails

To be frank, I was very pleased because I achieved an utterly feminine nail art with a swirl of floral vine. It looked re-freshing. It’s delicately tasteful with a hint of fun and spring; feels so good to conceive something exactly out of mind and you want.

Spring Bridal Nails

The base of the nail art is a dusty pink/mauvy chunky glitter polish in very sheer pink base. It was just what I wanted. The polish is from a local brand.The white french is from Sinful Colors. I then stamped webbed flowers on them with BPL028 from BornPrettyStore and Konad Special White. You can buy this stamping plate here. For the freehand drawing I used my favourite fine brush from Bornpretty store which you can buy here. You can get 10% off sitewide of you use coupon code HQBQ10.

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Red and Blue Swirls on My Nails

April 13, 2016 Setu 2 Comments

Hello Girls, I have bright nail art for you today. I had been thinking on trying out this color combination for a long time. Red and Blue combination, no rocket science yet I was always doubtful about it. Eventually, while I was swatching Orly Melrose Collection, I got the opportunity.

Red and Blue Swirls on My Nails

The base is Orly Window Shopping which is an amazing luscious neon pink red with coral undertones. I can’t quite perfectly describe the color but it is a mix of dark neon pink which leans towards red and has coral undertones. I love this color so much. It is looks so glossy and phunky on drying up. It is such a summer color.

Red and Blue Swirls on My Nails

I wore this a day on its own and then did this nail art finally. Now the challenge of a beauty like this is that the nail art should be able to match it. I did not want to try any usual combinations for this unusual polish.

Red and Blue Swirls on My Nails

And just when I was clueless it occurred to me, I have always wanted to try blue and red. Strictly speaking,’ Window Shopping’ isn’t red but it was near so I decided to pair it with blue. After lot of useless thoughts and ideas on what to do, I picked up UberChic 03-03 and stamped with MDU Iris. On the end of the swirls I attached gold rhinestones (Item Code 7529) that I got from Bornprettystore. You can buy them here and get a 10% off sitewide with coupon code HQBQ10.What do you think on the nail art?

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Gold Waves on Fun Lacquer Midnight Nocturne

April 09, 2016 Setu 2 Comments

Today I am sharing a month old nail art with you girls. Usually this is the fate of a nail art that I am not very fond of. But this is an exception. I liked but it somehow got missed due to sheer laziness. Lol.

Gold Waves on Fun Lacquer Midnight Nocturne

Now just to tell you my little story behind this, I did them at my moms place. I usually plan on wearing holos which are best clicked in sunlight when I go to my Mom’s place. They have a pretty balcony which gets surplus sunlight and is well beautified with colourful flowers and plants. I just love that green and colourful corner of house. I can spend hours there. Its so peaceful out there.

Gold Waves on Fun Lacquer Midnight Nocturne

So I wore my Fun Midnight Nocturne before leaving for my Mom’s place. I got great shots of it in balcony as expected. Then I was feeling a bit barren with no nail art, which is no surprise. I was carrying some basic stamping supplies for my mom and I decided to use them.

Gold Waves on Fun Lacquer Midnight Nocturne

The stamping plate is Uber Chic 06-01 and stamping polish is Bold Gold from Maybelline Colorshow. I liked the simple curvy wave pattern. Anyways I did not want a busy pattern wasting the base.

Gold Waves on Fun Lacquer Midnight Nocturne

At the centre of waves I did put a gold rhinestone just pull the design together. I think it was a right call. These rhinestones are from BornprettyStore.com. You can get them here and also enjoy 10% off sitewide with coupon code HQBQ10. Overall, they looked festive and glittery. How do you find them fellas?

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Fun Lacquer Cheers to the Holiday (H) and Midnight Nocturne Swatches and Review

April 06, 2016 Setu 1 Comments

Hello Girls, I have two polishes from the Bling King ‘Fun Lacquer’ to show you today. These are my first Fun lacquers and I am excited. The first one is ‘Cheers to The Holiday (H)’.

Fun Lacquer Cheers to the Holidays Holo Swatches 1

Cheers to the Holiday(H) is my favourite out of my latest haul. It is multichrome holo polish which is insanely beautiful.

Fun Lacquer Cheers to the Holidays Holo Swatches 1

It easily shifts from purple to raspberry to reddish to orange. It’s a visual delight.

Fun Lacquer Cheers to the Holidays Holo Swatches 1

And as if the colorshift wasn’t enough there are tons of gold holographic glitters which glow up like rainbow in light. The polish is a two coater and evens out beautifully with a Top Coat.

Fun Lacquer Midnite Nocturne Swatches 2

Next up is ‘Midnight Nocturne’ which is from their Summer 2015 collection. This is one of brightest and most colourful collection from Fun Lacquer in my opinion. Midnight Nocturne is a near royal blue holographic polish with purple undertones and zillions of blue and gold holo glitters.

Fun Lacquer Midnite Nocturne Swatches 2

Because of the color and bling this polish looks ultimate royal. However, it’s not magical as CTTH when the lights are not bright. Nonetheless, it’s still blingy and royal even at its worst.

Fun Lacquer Midnite Nocturne Swatches 2

I applied two coats and a top coat and it looks like a holographic galaxy packed in a bottle.

So which one is your favourite?

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Blue and Silver Nails

April 02, 2016 Setu 3 Comments

Hi Friends, today I have a simple yet pretty nail art to share with you. I had just got a polish parcel from Nailsupplies that my friend carried for me from US. I was swatching polishes frantically on my swatch wheel because I had ordered so many polishes. Just while swatching I thought let me let try out some colours on my nails too. And that is when I did these.

Blue and Silver Nails

I am crushing on Orly past some months now so my every order necessarily has lots of Orlys. I am trying out Orly Indie today and Orly Mirrorball that my friend ordered. But since I had both of our polishes, I took liberty of applying Mirroball even though it’s not mine.LOL. The stamping plate is from UberChic Set 03-02.

Blue and Silver Nails

Indie was difficult to capture on camera because it looked a different muddy blue in lighthouse pics. If I turned on the flash/under direct light it looked electric blue again not close to what it actually is. This is the closest I could get. After swatching and using so many Orly I feel there is some thing in Orly Blue &Greens, they are just never captured correctly on camera. But this doesn’t make them look any less pretty. Which are your favourite Orly Polishes and do you also feel the pinch in capturing their blues and greens?

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