Friday, 21 March 2014

Vintage Nail Art

Of late all I get in my head is girly cutesy nail art ideas. So well..

Base: ChG Secret Peri-winkle
Stamping plate OB-M and Cheeky 6
Stamping colors: konad pastel pink and white
Highlight : Acrylic colors
Top Coat SV

I stamped the bouquet from OB-M and highlighted the flowers and leaves by free handing some acrylic with the guidance of the stamped design. The effect came out quite nice.

Hope you liked it?
Is there any idea that keeps coming to your mind?

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Holi Nail Art: Neon Grunge Nail Art

Happy Holi!!

Holi is a color filled Indian festival where people put colored powder dry or mixed in water on each other and drench them in water. So the end effect is people so colourful that they are barely recognised. Also it has a mythical story of good winning over evil as most Indian festivals have.

I am just using this day as an excuse to paint my nails WILD!! 

I first saw this grunge nail technique on Chalkboard Nail by Sarah. And I was smitten by the effect on her nails. 

It hasn't come out so well in the pics I think but it's an eye catcher in real.

Base: an unbranded white polish
For the grunge effect I used: color bar neons and a black nail art polish with a stripper brush.

For the accent I stamped colorbar neons using BM 416 stamping in different directions for each polish. And topped it using a black white glitter topper.

Here's the mani before the topper.

Happy Holi! Play safe!
And Save Water!

Friday, 14 March 2014

Lakme Fashion Week'14 and swatches of new polish collection


Couple of days ago I was able to attend the Lakme Fashion Week at Grand Hyatt. I was mostly keen to see the new collection of polish and of course the fashion shows.

They had a salon right there at the event where you could get a complete makeover by their artists and a nail bar as well.

I went there with a couple of my cousins and we had a great time taking selfies (like really loads!!!) and gawking at some of the celebs there.

This was the display of their newest collection "illusion". On the lines of a metallic theme.

Here's a swatch of the polishes on my cousins hand.
(Pinky to pointer: fantasy, ethereal, illusion and desire)

The polishes are quite sheer but had loads of shimmer. The shades weren't really interesting to me.

On the other hand I swatches their eye crayons and was quite impressed by them.

(From top to down: white, grey, Purple, Olive, Dark green (not too sure of this shade name), Copper (not too sure of this name either) and blue. There were a couple more that I saw later on an MUA's table, one in a light pink too.

They are very smooth awesomely pigmented and non smudging. But at 750/- a piece I am not running to buy them coz rimmel has them at 400/- I think. 

We attended 2 shows and some of them had really nice collection for the spring season. A couple of the new lot of young fashion designers focused on pastel hues which I think might be a hit this season and a refreshing change from the neons.

So it was a day well spent with loads of fun and laughter.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Lava Flow with Matt Glitter

Another Quickie till I get my next breather.
Base W7 Lava Flow
Accent Sally Hansen Black heart topped by Kleancolor glitter matte I do, Romeo 

I am digging these poor woman's glitter toppers from Kleancolor. Priced at $1.79, the base is a squishy jelly and might not dry fast if u are dabbing and making layers of glitter. But one coat of SV and I am set to go. 

Needless to say I wouldn't have bought just one. 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Simple Spring Nail Art

It's starting to get hot here and I have a new shade I wanted to try.

The coral/orange accent is Maybelline Colorshow Orange Fix and the blue is Denim Dash from the same range. Yes the blue is a matt with fine shimmer.
I bought it after I saw swatches from blog by my friend Dhara.

The dots on the blue nail were done by the faces sand polish and then again by orange fix so they seem a little embossed! I like the effect.

Here's the mani without the dots. I left it plain for 2 days..couldn't stop myself from doing something on it.

How many of you can't stand plain polish on your hands?