Purple Leaf Stamping on Zoya Britta

February 28, 2018 Setu 0 Comments

Hello Girls, I have a simple nail art to share today in a combination that I would not have pick up usually. Inspite of the simplicity and the odd combination, the nail art impressed me.

Purple Leaf Stamping on Zoya Britta

Every time I walk down the lane of ‘Untried combinations’; I question myself, why didn’t try this earlier? I applied OPI Bubble Bath as base and then painted half nails with Zoya Britta.

Purple Leaf Stamping on Zoya Britta

I then used BornPretty Purple stamping polish to stamp and outline. These are quite opaque and show up beautifully on dark bases even. You can buy them here and get 10% off with code HQBQ10.

Purple Leaf Stamping on Zoya Britta

Purple Leaf Stamping on Zoya Britta

The stamping plate used is BornPretty Store BPL016. Hope you like it.

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Camouflage Nails

February 26, 2018 Setu 0 Comments

Hello Friends, today I have a little different kind of nails to share with you.Instead of routing to florals and usual colourful looks I did camouflage nails with origami dear head. I usually don't go for these, but here I am!

Camouflage Nails

Not that a camouflage or a jungle nails never crossed my mind, but since its not close to my heart I would always find a reason not to do it. Yeah, we do what we actually want to do mostly :)

Camouflage Nails

I got origami image plate from Bornpretty store for review few weeks back. I really liked the dear image on the plate and may be perfect setting with these image was camouflage, so I went with it.

Camouflage Nails

I used ColorClub I am not a Temp , Zoya Veruschka and Barry M Paprika for the camouflage. I then did a generous coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust for the spark.

Camouflage Nails

On my index and middle nails I did 2 coats of Essie hors d'oeuvre and then stamped the decal deer image. The image is from Bornpretty store BPL089. You can buy it here and use coupon code HQBQ10 to get 10% off.

Camouflage Nails

I hope you liked the little unusual for my taste nails.

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Inspired Nails : Van Gough Painting 'Almond Blossoms'

February 22, 2018 Setu 2 Comments

Hi Girls, I am extremely thrilled to share today's nail art with you. It is not because I think in anyway that they are my best, no I think I may have done better. And I can do better.

But these are my first 'freehand' and 'inspired' nails after my 4 months of delivery break. I am not sure how I can put this to relate-able words; but after seeing my swollen shivering fingers & aching back during pregnancy, chopped nails after delivery ,ugly figure and being a mother before a girl life; the confidence to do the usual, dress the usual, look the usual subtly vanished. I had long spells of depression thinking ' Will I be ever able to do this, wear that, feel this, enjoy that and lastly but most importantly 'Will I ever be able to be ME'?A large part of being me comes from the way I dress me and my nails. Its a no-brainer that these are the hardest hit areas after pregnancy.

Nails Inspired by Van Gough Painting 'Almond Blossoms'

In sometime, I slowly started shedding weight without practically doing anything.I also started doing nails on my usual grown claws when Smayan was 4 months old. That gave me some relief and confidence that I am moving towards 'Me'. However, the kind of nails I was doing inspite of being pretty were not very me. I was more onto stamping that freehand.

Inspired Nails : Van Gough Painting 'Almond Blossoms'

Now stamping is equally creative and there is no harm doing stamping only nails. And as a new mommy we have acute shortage of time. I always paint and do art on both hands making it further challenging. So stamping seemed the right choice, actually the best choice. Atleast I was doing decent nails almost twice a week which is in self is a miracle.

Inspired Nails : Van Gough Painting 'Almond Blossoms'

What hurt me was the real reason of switching almost completely to stamping -The 'loss' of confidence doing freehand. The moment I would hold the brush my hands would shiver. I don't know why. I would keep it back every time and pull out my stamping kits. This kept on happening for a couple of months. I know, I shouldn't have worried so much because even if I could possibly paint freehand there was no time . The mere thought of shivering fingers and brushes not taking my command shrank my heart.

Inspired Nails : Van Gough Painting 'Almond Blossoms'

One day a friend of mine, Mithila from Nailpolishplay.com; shared picture of actual Van Gough painting from her visit to museum. I was intrigued by the painting, I knew it was out of my league but still I saved the image. Without making any self promises of being able to do this correctly, I sat down one night alone with my brushes and paints. I told my self, if I am not able to do this today, I would quietly sleep and forget about the failure next morning. No sobbing absolutely.

[caption id="attachment_8340" align="alignnone" width="1744"]Inspired Nails : Van Gough Painting 'Almond Blossoms' Matte Version[/caption]

Maybe the release of pressure and expectation made me go easy with the brushes. And though they do justice in no amount to the original painting or what potentially I could have drawn, I am happy the way they turned out. It was sufficient to help me progress in baby steps towards 'me'.

[caption id="attachment_8343" align="alignnone" width="1771"]Inspired Nails : Van Gough Painting 'Almond Blossoms' Matte Version[/caption]

PS: I know the post speaks much more about me than my nails; but I needed to get this out. Sometimes we beat ourselves by over expecting from us. I would love to hear your stories or any such experiences. It feels good to know - 'I am not the only one'.

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Flowers on Wet and Wild Periwinkle Of An Eye

February 18, 2018 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Girls, I have a simple yet elegant nails to share with you today. It was one dull evening of boredom and unpainted nails. The only obvious color that could take me out of this blue is blue itself. Lol

Floral stampimg on Periwinkle Blue

I am a fan of cool colors, the blues and greens. They are so pacifying and calming. To do the trick here I picked Wet and Wild Periwinkle Of an Eye.

Floral stampimg on Periwinkle Blue

Oh, it was so satisfying to just watch the brush sweep through my nails and paint them blue. One Step Wonder Gel range of Wet and Wild is so glossy, shiny and succulent.As much as I wanted to just wear them on their own, I wished to do a nail art too. I chose pretty light on prints image for stamping so that I could still get a sumptuous peak of my periwinkle beneath.

Floral stampimg on Periwinkle Blue

I used Bornpretty Store plate BPL046 and stamping polish Ya Qin An for stamping. With a dotting tool, I gave a white centre to these flowers. Hope you like them.



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WaterColor Nails inspired by LeMooc iPhone Case

February 16, 2018 Setu 3 Comments

Hi Girls, I re-visited water color nails after more than year and half and I am so excited I went back to it. I love the effect of water color nails, it seems so fluid.

WaterColor Nails inspired by LeMooc iPhone Case

BornPretty Store had sent me an iPhone Case from Moo Moo in my review pack. Usually I am particular about any accessory I use on my phone, be it just a case. So I was sceptical if I would use it. But the cover was so pretty and of good quality, that I instantly switched to this.

WaterColor Nails inspired by LeMooc iPhone Case

I found it so pretty that I decided to do a nail art inspired by it. However, I was unsure on how to get closest the finish and color scheme of the case.

WaterColor Nails inspired by LeMooc iPhone Case

Which is when I thought, only water coloring would get the closest soft effect. With the fear of forgetting the already difficult water color nails, I picked up the brushes. You know there is a lot calculation that goes while water coloring, how much color, how much water, desired intensity, how many re-touches etc.It did seem difficult in beginning but later I regained my confidence.

WaterColor Nails inspired by LeMooc iPhone Case

On the accent I did an origami unicorn to match the case, but instead of advanced stamping, I filled in by water coloring. I am planning to an origami flamingo nails soon. I am smitten by origami images from Bornpretty store. This unicorn is from BPL089  , you can buy it here and get 10% off with code HQBQ10.

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Roses with A England Briar Rose

February 12, 2018 Setu 0 Comments

Hello Girls, I have some subtle rose stamping to show you today. I have had the gorgeous A England Briar Rose for long, but I barely used it once last year. Not only is the polish beautiful, but the formula of the polish is great for stamping too.

Roses with A England Briar Rose

I had been wanting to try that out for long and finally did a recent rose stamping with Briar Rose. I needed an image just as pretty and rosy as the polish to stamp.

Roses with A England Briar Rose

So I turned to Bornpretty stamping plate with plethora of floral images which I recently got in my review kit. The plate has some of the prettiest flowers and the etching of the plate is spot on like always.

Roses with A England Briar Rose

You can buy the plate BPL067 here and enjoy 10% off with code HQBQ10.

Roses with A England Briar Rose

The polishes used are A England Briar Rose (for stamping too) and OPI Bubble Bath. The beautiful sparkling rose on the sheer base looks just as  classy as I thought. What do you think?

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Simplistic Geometric Nails

February 08, 2018 Setu 0 Comments

Hi Girls, after lot of colors and sparkles I thought its good time to do mani detox with some nudes. Lol. I don’t know if that is thing. I felt little saturated with colors and brightness and wanted to see something soothing and minimalist.

Simplistic Geometric Nails

I picked my favourite sheer base which is OPI Bubble Bath and some simple geometric pattern for this mani.

Simplistic Geometric Nails

On my accent, I have Essie hors-d’oeuvres which is so fantastically gorgeous. Yes, in spite of promise to be nudish, I blinged it up a little. Yeah, old habits die hard.

Simplistic Geometric Nails

I went for a matte look so I used my Inglot Matte top coat to achieve the look.

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Advanced Stamping Florals with A England Briar Rose

February 04, 2018 Setu 0 Comments

Hello Mates, I am back with another floral nails. Don't judge me for diving into florals again and again . They are too beautiful to ignore.

Advanced Stamping Florals with A England Briar Rose

Yet again I used my A England Briar Rose which I recently remembered to have owned. Also I went back to floral stamping plate from BPS (BPL067) as using just one image from it wasn't enough. You can buy it here.

Advanced Stamping Florals with A England Briar Rose

I loved how these nails turned out, I am sure you do too.

Advanced Stamping Florals with A England Briar Rose

The other polish that I used after forgetting about it for 2 years is A England Fotheringhay Castle. Just gorgeous holographic moss green it is.

Advanced Stamping Florals with A England Briar Rose

So I combined the dazzle of A England Briar Rose, Fotheringhay Castle and Zoya Alicia. I loved wearing these nails, they made feel good and pretty :).

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