Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Best of Precious Pearl Makeup 2013

Hi everyone! 
I had a fantastic year with lots of nail art, new polishes, beauty products and a few stamping plates.
This year my blog has seen a lot of ups and a few downs as well. 
Today, I am sharing some nail arts to sum up this year.  


 Here are the few highlights of the blog and a few manicures which stood out...

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Eve

This is the last post for the Crumpet's Christmas winter challenge. I wanted to use the Essie Luxe Effects again so, I did an easy bling look today..


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fling with Bling

My Christmas was really fun this year. All the family members got together for a nice dinner and then we exchanged gifts. I got crazy when I saw the Essie Luxe Effects and Nails Inc polishes in one of my gifts. I couldn't stop myself from playing with them yesterday and I came up with this look...


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Winter Characters

Today is the second last challenge of the Christmas Winter Challenge and I am happy this one was comparatively easy. All the winter characters which come to my mind are Santa, Snow man, Deer/Reindeer and Gingy the Gingerbread man. 
So here's today's nail art with all these characters...


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Gear up buddies : A Jabong.com and Puma Initiative

Jabong.com and Puma have tied up for a unique campaign called Gear Up Buddies. The campaign is a one of its kind unique initiative to promote fitness and introduce an engaging platform for its customers.
The campaign gives people in India an exclusive chance to become Chitrangada Singh’s Gear Up Buddy and shoot a fitness video with her. How cool is that!! 



Snow Everywhere

I wanted to use the gorgeous Water you waiting for a manicure and the idea of creating snowflakes nail art gave another change to try it on. :) Today, I created a simple snowflakes nail art for the Indian Lacquer Lovers challenge. 


Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Food

Today's nail art challenge theme was a pleasure to create as it includes food. For a person with sweet tooth all the food I can imagine is cupcakes, candies and lots of pudding. So here is my Christmas food nails...



Saturday, December 21, 2013

Festive Waterfall

It's weekend and this means, time to try a new technique. Today, I tried waterfall manicure for the first time and gave it a festive touch with the holiday colors.




Friday, December 20, 2013

Purple-xed

I know that's a crazy title, but trust me after reading the story behind it, you will say that it's PERFECT :) Today, I decided to do a lot of stamping and the result is in front of you. But, when I started taking pictures my camera played crazy tricks and all the pictures were blurry. Somehow, after taking almost forty pics I took a few pics which are somewhat clear. So, with the purple manicure and my perplexed brain, there this post has the perfect title.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Toys

For today's Christmas Winter Challenge theme, I created some good old toys on my nails. These are the toys which I asked from my parents, when I was a kid. :) 
I never thought I would recreate these on my nails.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lenovo Yoga tablet: A Betterway is here

I got a real nice laptop during my MBA, a laptop with wide screen and lot of good features. Problem occurred when I had to carry the big bulky thing with me around  my huge college campus and much bigger problem occurred with battery; it used to die after 1 hour of use every time. 

After MBA, I thought to get a tablet for myself many times. A tablet of my dreams should be the one with long battery life, fast processor, smooth touch experience, compact design and easy to carry around.
I went to the nearest Lenovo showroom to get an idea about tabs.

Yoga Tablet, a groundbreaking convertible tablet with three different usage modes.



Bling with Soft Gradient

Today, I am sharing a fashion inspired manicure. I took inspiration from a gorgeous saree with beautiful gradient. 

I had the pic for inspiration from over a moth now and I know I had to recreate the beauty on my nails. The beautiful gold accents of the saree took my breath away. After doing a lot of festive themed manicures this is a welcome change.  

                

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Katy Perry Unconditionally Inspired Nail Art

These days I am loving Katy Perry's song Unconditionally. I loved the way the video is pictured, So I though to create a look inspired from it. 
Here's the look... 


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions: The Christmas tree, gifts, stockings, mistletoe.... I created a mixed theme including these for today's challenge.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Wing Dust Lacquer Moonlight Sonata

It's weekend, that means time to try new things. Yesterday, I swatched a beautiful indie which I am sharing here today. My friend Awungshi gifted me this two months back and I was waiting for the right time to swatch it and winter is the perfect time!


Friday, December 13, 2013

Snowflake Nail Art and Tutorial

Christmas is perfect to try out various nail art designs. I love the colorful ones, but once in a while the black and white nail arts are a must to change the mood. 
Today, I have a such black and white snowflake nail art manicure and tutorial.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Colors

I love the Holiday season....the decorations, the food and specially the colors. For today's Christmas challenge I used the holiday colors to do an easy look.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Peek A Blue

During weekends I usually try some new nail art techniques. But this weekend went by really fast. I wore the same manicure for two days, which I hardly do. Yeah, I change manicures on my left hand almost daily. So if you ever meet me, you will find completely different manicures on both of my hands :)
Yesterday, I finally got time to try a new technique. 
It's the pond technique; the flowers looks floating in the pond. 



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Flowers with Holo

Nail art Stickers are the easiest way to achieve a flawless manicure. Today I am sharing such a manicure, I did this weekend. I used Born Pretty Store's cute Flower nail art stickers for it.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Ikat it is!

I am probably the last person on the nail art blogosphere to create an ikat design. For today's Indian lacquer lover's challenge theme, I followed Kayla Shevonne's ikat design tutorial to create this. 


Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel in Rain Forest and Fall Mood

Hey everyone, today I am sharing my views on the newly launched Colorstay polishes from Revlon. Last week, I went to pick a few more from Maybelline Colorshow collection and ended up picking these two instead. I selected two different finishes and loved them both.




Sunday, December 8, 2013

Winter Nature

For today's challenge, I tried to create a white landscape. I can't say that I am proud of what I created because I am really not good at creating trees, birds or mountains. But I tried...


Saturday, December 7, 2013

China Glaze Nail Lacquer Bermuda Breakaway

A few days back I was looking for a perfect blue to do nautical nail art. This gorgeous shade came to the rescue. I picked it and it's just what I was looking for. This is Bermuda Breakaway from China Glaze. 
Bermuda Breakaway is a rich navy blue creme.


Friday, December 6, 2013

#33DC Day 33: Freestyle

Yay!! This is the final manicure for the 33-day nail art challenge by The Crumpet. 
 For today's theme I created Ruffian with framed nails. I got inspiration of the Channel themed nails from The Nailasaurus. I mixed her style with mine and here's the result:


Thursday, December 5, 2013

White Christmas

Here I am on the first day of the Christmas Winter Challenge. I never tried doing Christmas themed manicures here, this is my very first. So, I am super excited for this challenge. 
Today's theme is white Christmas: Snow, Lights, decorations... 


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

#33DC Day 32: Shapes

yay!! finally I am on the second last day of Crumpet's nail art challenge. For today's theme, I created some geometric shapes.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Winterlicious Giveaway

Here is a small giveaway for my readers...


Open Internationally...

#33DC Day 31: Artwork featuring your three favorite polishes

It is really hard to pick only three favorites when you have a really large stash. The mint green I am rocking now a days made into the top three. The selection of pink was quite easy but the choice of third polish took almost one hour. 
I picked all three and created a simple look...


OPI Nail Lacquer Gargantuan Green Grape

From the last four days, I am wearing this lovely minty blue shade from OPI. It is a mix which I love most about this shade. It looks so soft and girly on nails. After wearing Plumtastic for a whole week this was a welcome change. 


Sunday, December 1, 2013

New Nail Art Challenge

New month and a new challenge...

The Crumpet's Nail Tarts Winter Challenge

This challenge is by Debbie from The Crumpet


This challenge is dedicated to Christmas, which means you'll see a lot of different Christmas manicures here.

Thanks for stopping by. Stay beautiful...

Edgy Chevron Tutorial

Hey everyone, today I am sharing an easy nail art tutorial for the Chevron look I posted yesterday. 


Saturday, November 30, 2013

Stencil Nail Art Tutorial

Today, I am sharing a Stencil Tutorial on Indian Beauty Journal. This tutorial will help to create different stencils for nails. Have a look...



Edgy Chevrons

This week went by very quickly and now it is weekend. I had a lot of work pending for these two days. Various Black Friday sales are going on online and I am deciding on what not to pick! 
Gah! I wish I had a money tree ; the life would be so much easy :D
Now on to the manicure I created today...


Friday, November 29, 2013

#33DC Day 30: Same Pattern, Various Shades

The Crumpet's nail art challenge is on it's last leg. Three more nail arts to go. But I am soon participating in a new one :)
For today's challenge theme, I created another Braid manicure using three different shades. 


INM Out The Door Fast Drying Top Coat

This month, I am testing a new top coat. When I ran out of Seche Vite top coat this time, I decided to try a new one. After reading a lot of reviews I decided to give Out The Door a try. 



Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Nails

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!! I am so thankful for all of you and your wonderful love and support :)

I did a fall themed pie nails today and also tried a new technique...
I will share a tutorial for this soon. The pie nails idea is from The Daily Nail's awesome Thanks giving nails. 



Wednesday, November 27, 2013

#33DC Day 29: Favorite pattern

When it comes to selecting a favorite pattern my mind boggles. For today's theme, I wanted to make a pattern which I created earlier, but never got a chance to recreate. This is one of my favorite. 
To give a little twist, I created a braid manicure with one-stroke technique.


Colorbar Quick Finish Nail Lacquer Plumtastic

Today, I am sharing another fall/winter shade. This beauty is from Colorbar's Quick finish Range. According to the company, this range gives Salon Perfect nails in 60 seconds. Earlier I had reviewed two other shades, Twisted Peach and Bubbly from this range.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Get Nautical!

Today, I am sharing a nail art which I planned to do almost two months back. This theme was in back of my head, but I was searching for the perfect blue to do this. 
Now, that I have found the perfect blue creme here's my Nautical nails...


Monday, November 25, 2013

#33DC Day 28: Stripes

The winter is really making the days smaller. Other chores take so much time that it is really difficult to squeeze in time for daily manicures. 
For today's theme "lines/stripes", I came up with a simple tape manicure.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bangkok – My dream destination with Air Asia

I love travelling and exploring new places. I have been to the US, Europe and many other places around the globe, but never got a chance to visit the beautiful city of Bangkok. 

AirAsia is offering great fares through “World Best Online Travel Fair” for travelers visiting Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.

For this contest, they asked my choice of dream destination in Asia. I picked up Bangkok without any second thought...


Textured Tips

Hey everyone, its Sunday and rather than experimenting with something new on my nails I am still wearing the three patterns manicure. My friends and relatives poured a lot of compliments for the gold and orange combination  :D 

Today, I am sharing a fancy manicure I wore for a day last week. 



Saturday, November 23, 2013

Fun and Framed

Hey everyone, today I am sharing the three technique manicure I was talking about yesterday. 

In this manicure I framed, saran wrap-ed and stamped. Yeah! a lot of work in one manicure. It took me almost two hours to create this.


Friday, November 22, 2013

#33DC Day 27: A manicure featuring three patterns

I got confused for today's theme. I created manicure using three different techniques. Then I realized that the challenge is three patterns and not techniques. Finally I created this...


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Delush Polish Cirque Fantastique

Hey everyone, today I am sharing a beautiful indie polish. I love the neon glitters in the milky base. 

Delush Polish Cirque Fantastique is a milky crelly (creme+jelly) with neon pink, teal and yellow square glitter and pink & blue micro glitter.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

#33DC Day 26: Inspired by Pinterest

On to the twenty sixth day of the crumpet's challenge. Today's theme is to create a manicure inspired from Pinterest. I saw a geometric manicure few weeks ago and I decided to create it today. I changed the colors though.


Sally Hansen Nail Lacquer Plum's the Word

Today I am sharing a beautiful polish from Sally Hansen's complete Salon Manicure range. This is my second bottle from this range and I must say that I love the formula.

Plum's the Word is a muted plum-mauve creme. This shade is very flattering for fall/winters. 


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Born Pretty Store Round Square Fluorescent Lighter Colors Stud Rhinestones

Today, I am reviewing another set of colorful rhinestones from Born Pretty Store. These are the pastel ones, they look so adorable on the nails. I reviewed the bright fluorescent ones here.



Monday, November 18, 2013

#33DC Day 25: New Technique

This is a very late post for today. The whole day I was busy making my new light box. Yes! I replaced my old clumsy one. But I am still confused between the black and white backdrop. I like white but the pics look more clear with black in the back. Now for the bigger light box I have to search new lights. 

For today, I decided to do a Fimo manicure. I never used Fimo for my manicure so this is my new technique :)