Thursday, October 31, 2013

My Halloween Nails

Happy Halloween everyone!
This is the manicure I did for tonight's Halloween party.

KKCenterHK Butterfly Flower Water Decals

Hey everyone, today I am reviewing some pretty Butterfly Flower water decals  I received from the KKcenterHK. These water decals are very easy to apply and look quite stunning on the nails in just a few minutes.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

#33DC Day 17: Artwork featuring your favorite brand

One of my all time favorite brand when it comes to creme shades is China Glaze. The formula of their cremes is one of the best. To use China Glaze for this theme was a no brainer for me, but to create an "artwork" with it made me wear my thinking cap again. I searched and searched a lot of artwork patterns and finalized this beautiful artwork.

Funky French for Festive Season

Hey everyone, today my nails have traveled to another blog, by special invite from Indian Beauty Journal. I am honored to a guest post for lovely Preetha's blog.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Purple Drip

Today, I am sharing a very simple drip manicure I did this weekend. I wanted to wear pink on my nails but after wearing pink for a few hours, I decided to add the drips. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

#ILLnailchallenge : Tribal Nail Art

I created a few tribal nails earlier herehere and here. This time I was out of ideas. I didn't want to make the same patterns so, I made a festive tribal manicure this time. I love how vibrant it came out.

#33DC Day 16: South America

For today's theme, I took the inspiration from South American poison dart frog. It is such a beautiful and colorful creature.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lakme 9 to 5 Nail Lacquer Coffee Break

These days various companies are releasing metallic shades.  But as always I am inclined towards earthy tones. I prefer cremes over metallic shades. Today, I am sharing another beautiful shade from Lakme. Coffee Break is a warm beige creme.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Magical Green Lines

Sometimes, I do two to three nail arts in a go, click pics and forget to post them. Today, I am sharing a one such nail art I did 2 months back (when I had no lightbox). This is inspired from a pic I saw on Pinterest (by Chitachat nails). The reason behind the title is the magic which sparkly L'oreal Copper Cuff adds to the manicure.

OPI Nail Lacquer Teal the Cows Come Home

I swatched this beautiful shade a few days back. I have this polish in my stash for really long time. Bluish shimmers aren't what I naturally gravitate toward but this shade is beautiful. Teal The Cows Come Home is a blue shimmery shade and not teal.

Friday, October 25, 2013

#33DC Day 15: Animals

Today's theme got me into thinking. I am really bad in creating faces and animals, so this was tough. I tried creating some animal prints, but I wasn't happy with that. I created some cute hippos...

Fall Leaves Tutorial

Today, I am sharing the tutorial for the Fall manicure I posted yesterday.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fall Leaves

I tried a freehand manicure today. This manicure is inspired by a Fall manicure I saw in Nail-it magazine last week.

Fall Dotticure

Now a days I am seeing a lot of beautiful fall and Halloween manicures on the blogosphere. I am starting my fall manicures with a very simple look. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

#33DC Day 14: Abstract: Stained Glass Nails

Day fourteen is of the Crumpet's nail art challenge is here and the theme is abstract. For today's challenge, I tried different version of Stained glass nails. Earlier I did a stained glass look using Shimmer Julie . This time it is more colorful.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Karwa Chauth Nails

Happy Karwa Chauth to all my Indian friends :) I did my Heena (mehendi) last night. It is still getting dark. As I had to do the same manicure on both of my hands, I opted for an easy look. I kept it simple with some flowers and metal stud rhinestones.

Monday, October 21, 2013

#ILLnailchallenge: Festive Themed Nails

The festive season in India has already begun and tomorrow is Karwa Chauth (an annual one-day fast celebrated by Hindu women for the safety and longevity of their husbands). Today's Indian Lacquer Lovers nail challenge is "festive" which is very apt. I got a change to explore my nail art wheels more closely and I did a colorful bling look...

#33DC Day 13: Chinese

I was so happy when I got my Cheeky Mega image plate D. It has a lot of flower and chinese patterns. So, today's theme was a no brainer for me. I knew what I had to do for this theme.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Colorbar Quick Finish Nail Lacquer Twisted Peach

My love for coral-peach shades was on a rise this summer. I got a lot of coral shades for my stash. Today I am sharing my views on a beautiful shade from Colorbar.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Born Pretty Store Round Square Fluorescent Dark Color Stud Rhinestones

Today, I am reviewing the funky fluorescent stud rhinestones from Born Pretty Store. I am in love with these bright rhinestones. Trust me, these are eye catching.

Friday, October 18, 2013

#33DC Day 12: A pattern in your home

For today's theme I searched my home for different patterns. The search got over when I was having coffee in my favorite Coffee Mug. Yeah! you guessed it right. The pattern on my big Coffee Mug is perfect for this theme.  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bling with Pink

Today I am sharing a manicure  that I did last month. I never got a chance to post it, till now. This look is inspired from a Pinterest pic.

Budget Buy: VOV Polishes

Last month when I was at my mom's place, I found these beauties in the local market. VOV polishes are the cheapest polishes with decent formula in Indian market. I picked up a few shades to show you. VOV has a mixture of metallic and creme shades. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

#33DC Day 11: 3D Polka Dot Nails

The day I started this challenge I was clear about what to do for today's theme. I saw these 3D polka dot nails on Pinterest and decide to recreate the same. 

Flower Cutout Nails

The festive season has started in India with a full swing. I did two festive looks earlier so today, I decided to do something subtle yet attractive. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Tomato Tango

Today, I am reviewing a gorgeous shade from the Lakme's Gel Stylist range.  Tomato tango is a bright tomato red creme with a gel like finish.

Monday, October 14, 2013

#33DC Day 10: Flowers

I did a bronze and blue look for the 31 day nail art challenge I participated last month. I loved the bronzed base so much that I decided to do another look with the same combination. For today's theme I made some Blue flowers. This theme is common for both #33DC and #illnailchallenge.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Festive look with colorful Triangles

Happy Dussehra to all my Indian friends :)  A few days back, I reviewed Color Club Holo Worth the Risque. After wearing the holographic shade for two days I decided to do  a colorful manicure. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

#33DC Day 09: Indian

The theme of today's challenge is Indian. I thought about this theme for the whole day due to which I am posting this a day late. I decided to create a manicure inspired by one of my traditional dresses.

KKCenterHK 2.55mm Round Glitter in Purple Indigo

Today, I am reviewing 2.5mm Circle Glitter in purple indigo form KKCenterHK. These glitter are unique, fun, and a welcome addition to my arsenal of nail art supplies. I love their shiny, foil-like appearance.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquers in Fiesty Fuschia and Sweet Sunshine

Maybelline recently launched their Color Show range in India. Today, I am sharing my views on two shades from this range.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Color Club Nail Lacquer Worth the Risque

Color Club Worth the Risque was launched with the Femme Fatale spring 2009 collection. Worth the Risque is a gorgeous silver holographic polish. It looks absolutely stunning on nails. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

#33DC Day 08: Chevrons

Chevrons are one of my favorite patterns. Numerous looks can be created with it. Earlier, I tried freehand Chevron pattern nails here. For today's nail art challenge theme I thought to combine Chevrons with gradient nails.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

#33DC Day 07: Art with your oldest untried

For the seventh day of the Crumpet's nail art challenge, I used the prettiest pink-lilac from my stash. I bought this beauty almost two years back and swatched it once then. After that, I forgot that how beautiful this polish looks on my nails. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Halloween Nails

This week started real busy for me. Somehow, I managed to do the Halloween nails for the third week of ILL nail challenge today. Halloween is a time for fun spooky nails; spider webs, ghosts, witches, bats...I tried to make my nails spooky with a freehanded skeleton.

Two Years and Counting... + A Giveaway *Closed*

Hey everyone, I am excited to start this new week because two years ago Today I started blogging…

Yes, already two years since I have ventured into this new world! I enjoy sharing with you the things I love and that inspire me. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

OPI Nail Lacquer My Very First Knockwurst

Yesterday was a much needed break for me after posting 35 nail arts without a break. Today, I am sharing a beautiful polish from OPI. My Very First Knockwurst was released with Germany Fall 2012 collection. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

#31DC2013 Day 31: Honor Nails you Love

I can't believe that this is the final post for the 31-day nail art challenge. I am so satisfied and proud of myself that I have done this. I enjoyed doing manicures and loved seeing the manicures, the other talented bloggers did for this challenge.

Breast Cancer Awareness Nail Art

October is all about Pink, as it is the Breast Cancer Awareness month. I created a Pink manicure for this cause. You can find all the information about the treatment, self examination and cure here.

#33DC Day 06: Texture

Blue shade is ruling the blog right now. I have a few more nail art ideas All in blue. Today, I am sharing a textured look for the crumpet's challenge. I combined it with an easy Tape manicure.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

#31DC2013 Day 30: Inspired by a Tutorial

The day I got this challenge I knew I wanted to do a fun and colorful look. I am super excited for today's post as I am sharing the nail art inspired from a tutorial done by the very talented Lucie of (Lucy's stash). She did this super cool water color manicure inspired by a colorful dress.

#33DC Day 5: Mexican

This is the fifth post for the Crumpet's nail art challenge. Today's theme is Mexican. I decided to do a colorful Mexican based freehand nail art for this. To my surprise, I am getting more confident in drawing freehand; thanks to all the nail art challenges. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

#31DC2013 Day 29: Inspired by the Supernatural

Today's nail art theme is Supernatural. I was so confused what to make for this theme. Then I ran to Google and searched for supernatural creatures. The most colorful and beautiful creature that attracted my nail art eyes is Unicorn. Remember "It's so fluffy, I am gonna die". Yeah I too love Unicorns, not the way Agnes did, but still. So I present you my Unicorn nails...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

#31DC2013 Day 28: Inspired by a Flag

Today's post is inspired by the colorful Flag of Seychelles. Thanks to this nail art idea, I increased my general knowledge :) . When I was searching for an inspiration, I came across flags of several Islands and Union Territories I didn't even know. 

#33DC Day 4: Tribal Nails

This is the fourth day of the challenge. Today's challenge is Tribal Nails. I love doing Tribal Nails as they are so colorful! I have done two versions earlier here and here