Advanced Stamped Bright Floral Mani

December 31, 2017 Setu 2 Comments

Hello everyone, I have a vibrant floral mani to share with you today. I did advanced stamping after long with this one. It’s so much fun; I don’t know when I drifted away from it.

Advanced Stamped Bright Floral Mani

But now that I am acquainted with it again, so guess you would be seeing more advanced stamping manis in coming days.

Advanced Stamped Bright Floral Mani

I had the thought of doing nails using some contrasting colors. And after lot of Yays & Nays; I gladly settled with this one.

Advanced Stamped Bright Floral Mani

The base is Sinful Colour Black and stamping polish is MDU Gold. The stamping plate is BornPretty Store BPL046. I love this plate for its flower pattern. You can buy it here and get 10% discount with code HQBQ10.The other polishes used are Orly Window Shopping and Orly Hip and Outlandish. Hope you liked my mani.

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Vampy Rose Nails

December 25, 2017 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Guys, today I wish to share some roses in dark vampy flavor. I know Halloween has passed by for which Vampy theme would have ideally suited. But it’s something I wanted to do.

Vampy Rose Nails

I have done amply number of freehand roses in past and this is not my best one. Yet, I love the mystery and darkness behind them.

Vampy Rose Nails

I have used Zoya Pixie Dust and DIY Black sheer polish as base. On the black sheer polish, I did a coat of gold flakie polish ‘Treasure Chest’ from Barry M.

Vampy Rose Nails

Using acrylic paints, I made up a color matching Zoya Lorna for my roses and painted them using Bornpretty store nail art brush.

Vampy Rose Nails

Do you like them? Or I should playing around with softer tones of roses?

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Arabesque Nails in Purple and Gold

December 21, 2017 Setu 0 Comments

Hello Friends, how are you? Things are good this side. Today I have a vivid nail art exuding royalty. There is something with bright purples which make them look so rich and royal. And when I did read I found out the following:

Purple's elite status stems from the rarity and cost of the dye originally used to produce it.Purple fabric used to be so outrageously expensive that only rulers could afford it. The dye initially used to make purple came from the Phoenician trading city of Tyre, which is now in modern-day Lebanon. Fabric traders obtained the dye from a small mollusk that was only found in the Tyre region of the Mediterranean Sea. A lot of work went into producing the dye, as more than 9,000 mollusks were needed to create just one gram of Tyrian purple. Since only wealthy rulers could afford to buy and wear the color , it became associated with the imperial classes of Rome, Egypt, and PersiaIn fact, Queen Elizabeth I forbad anyone except close members of the royal family to wear it

Having known this, I am even happier saying ‘These are royal nails’

Arabesque Nails in Purple and Gold

I paired it with gold to do justice to ‘His Highness Purple’. I used Zoya Finley from their Urban Grunge 2016 Winter Collection and Zoya Solange from their Summer 2013 Pixie Dust Collection.

Arabesque Nails in Purple and Gold

I love love love Zoya. Did I tell you I am a Zoya fan? I love their colors, quality and even the bottle.

Arabesque Nails in Purple and Gold

Zoya has some of the most amazing purples I am telling you. They are spread across their various collections like Matte Velvet, Urban Grunge, Pixie Dust etc.

Arabesque Nails in Purple and Gold

You can buy the MILV decal I used MILV nail decals to achieve this look and this is my favourite decals out of the set they sent me. You can buy them here.

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Snowy Night Mani

December 17, 2017 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Girls, blogging after so long I have millions of ideas in my mind for a mani. My heart invariably leans towards florals and freehand, but I gotto to respect the weather that more than half the world is enjoying.

Snowy Night Mani

So, I have a snowflakes mani for you. The mani may seem simple but I have worked to get deep effects in background and some mystery of midnight.

Snowy Night Mani

The best pick for the base I had in my mind was my Masura Cobalt Damasse. It is perfectly created the desired lit moonlight night effect from behind the scene.

Snowy Night Mani

I topped it with China Glaze Fairy Dust which gave the sparky chilly night a life. For snowflakes, I used Mash stamping plate and Konad white stamping polish.

Snowy Night Mani

And then topped my frozen night mani with HK Girl topcoat. Meanwhile, I would also like to share the swatches of Masura Cobalt Damasse.

Masura Cobalt Damasse Swatch

It is so gorgeous, I am repenting of not using it over a year. Also, important thing that got me on it is the pen style magnet from Dance Legend that I got C4N last year.

Masura Cobalt Damasse Swatch

Before that, the effect I got from ordinary magnet left me wanting for more. And this pen magnet just filled the gap.

Masura Cobalt Damasse Swatch

I hope you liked the nail art and swatches.

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Vintage Rose and Caged Bird Nails

December 14, 2017 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Girls, how have you been? It seems like ages since I blogged, missed a lot. And as I type, I feel so naturally home in this happy space of mine. Today I got to share a soft vintag-y nail art that I did using MILV nail decals.

Vintage Rose and Caged Bird Nails

I have already mentioned in my posts before how I loathed the idea of using decals but then slowly fell in love with them. I discovered creativity and art behind using decals and it was a game changer.

Vintage Rose and Caged Bird Nails

The polishes used are Color Club Look Don’t Tusk and El Corazon Gold Stamping Polish. To get some old paper washed in gold look, I just sponged a little gold at places randomly. It gave a rich vintage painting kind of look to whole nail art.

Vintage Rose and Caged Bird Nails

You can buy these decals at here at MILV and they ship worldwide.

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Reptile Skin Nails with MILV Decals

December 09, 2017 Setu 1 Comments

Hi Girls, today I am sharing the kind of nail art which is unusual on my blog; a ‘Reptile Print’ Nails. They have been in vogue for a long time and do look sexy when flaunted correctly, but I never had the heart (read courage) to try them on my nails.

Reptile Skin Nails with MILV Decals

I am quite scared (read freak out) seeing reptile or anything near to that. So even after a lot of futile planning to do such nails, I failed.

Reptile Skin Nails with MILV Decals

When MILV asked me to select decals for review I could not help but select a reptile print too. It was the easiest and safest way to do reptile skin.

Reptile Skin Nails with MILV Decals

And finally when I got the review package, this was the first decal I tried. I was really excited and restless to have these on my nails. I am glad they look gorgeous, just as I pictured.

Reptile Skin Nails with MILV Decals

I used gold as the base instead of the said white because I wanted a little gold sheen. I am happy I took to take that call because my reptile skin seems to be glowing now. The quality of these decals is ace and you buy this one here.

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Stamped Florals on Soft Gradient

December 04, 2017 Setu 2 Comments

Hello Girls, I have pastel floral nails for you today. I am fan of pastels, they are so appeasing to look at. They give you a feeling of ‘calmness’ when you look at them. And icing on the cake is topping florals with pastels.

Stamped Florals on Soft Gradient

For this nail art, I did a gradient with NYX Pastel Yellow and China Glaze Too Yatch To Handle.  The base looked in good on its own.

Stamped Florals on Soft Gradient

Yet I went ahead with my plan of stamping neat floral vines. For stamping I used MDU Barbie and NM03 stamping plate from Nail Matinee.

Stamped Florals on Soft Gradient

I used a white nail polish and a dotting tool to give center for the flowers. It made the flowers pop a little. I topped this up with HK Girl top coat.

Stamped Florals on Soft Gradient

The weather was cloudy and gloomy when I wore this but whenever I would look at my nails it would give me a sense of freshness and brightness. What do you think?

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Hi, New Mommy is Back!!!

December 04, 2017 Setu 7 Comments

Hello Girls, so I have some news for you!! I am a mommy now, delivered a baby boy on March 31st 2017. Little did I know I could love someone so much :P.

That could have explained my absence from blogging. But NO, that’s not the real reason!!. If you know me, you would have known that I like to be extremely planned and organised (Read OCD). I have always hated being irregular about blogging, it shows poorly on one’s commitment. Repulsed by the idea of taking forced break from blog during pregnancy or after delivery, I did a rough calculation on how many blog posts would I require to schedule if I need the posts to go live regularly once a week till the month of December 2017, even when I may not be blogging/doing nails. I started thinking on these lines in February 2017 and my due date was 12 May 2017. I thought if I did enough manis in advance, I would be able to have posts up till December 2017. And by then I would be back with nails and may be health and time too.



Pregnancy is a phase of life is known to throw all plans topsy - turvy; and even most established bloggers fall flat on face. It makes you polish smell intolerant, impossible to sit for long and erratic health and what not. Still I tried doing multiple manis after office and on weekends. My mom, dad and friends would yell at me for straining. Slowly I started building up mani data base for advance posts. I would do nailart, click picture, shortlist & edit them and list down in excel with planned date for schedule post. Everything was going great, in control. Doing mani in advance seemed like a brilliant idea. On 11th March 2017 (7th month sonography), I came to know that I am losing and have lost considerable amount of amniotic fluid. It’s the fluid in your tummy in which the baby stays, it provides food and breath to the baby. Things got critical, I had been stopped going to office or anywhere outside by bed, was advised strict bed rest. Life came to a standstill.

Going to be Mommy

By now I had 32 nail art done in advance within a month and edited them as well, which is a great achievement I would say for even a non-pregnant girl. The only thing pending was blog posts for most of them and scheduling dates for written posts. Writing blog posts was never a stress for me, it’s like breathing. So once my nail art is done, pictures are edited and shortlisted 80% job is done. But now I was not allowed to sit also so no chance of looking at laptop, still I would try to write posts from mobile. My condition also worsened and eventually I delivered a pre-matured baby on 31st March 2017. My world changed and shook in these 19 days (11th Mar- 30th Mar)

Going to be Mommy

My life completely changed with a feeble pre-matured child to take care and feed. I had a C-section so my health was also no good. My edited nail art was ready so if I wanted I could still post them Instagram and other social media. But doing so leaving behind the blog did not seem right at all. Even with manis ready ahead for 4-5 months, I decided to wait till I could blog again.

Prince is Born

By the time my child turned 4 months, I was ready with my grown shaped nails and nail art. Oh, it felt like meeting your soulmate after long! I was back with my long nails and nail art. I was doing nail art once a week even with my four months old baby. But this time, I decided it do it for myself solely. I wanted to do nails so that I could connect to myself again but not for the blog/social media this time. Because you would agree, blogging adds so much pressure. Your nail art must be as neat and flawless as possible (adding to lots of takes and re-takes), you must click numerous pictures in various lights, shortlist and edit, write blogpost, add links to products used, post it on various social media and then reply comments.

My Prince

I love blogging, I really do. It is like talking to myself, pouring my thoughts effortlessly. I did not want to turn my love and passion to a cumbersome chore, so much so that instead of relaxing it begins to haunt me.



Some time has passed and by now I feel I am ready to blog again and connect to my nail art fraternity. I am ready to rekindle my commitment to blogging and regular posting. You should be seeing regular posts like before. Though a lot of nailart would be few months old. Thanks everyone for sticking along. I am so glad to connect to you all after all this while.

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