Monday, 31 August 2015

Stay Quirky Nail Polish Review : Winnie Pooh Nail Art

There's a new brand of polishes in India and they are called Stay Quirky. Of course got me curious to check them and they sent over some polishes for review.

First up is the quirky nail art that I did.
Base: Stay Quirky Sunny side up (link)
Hex nail Vinyl on the ring finger with Sally Hansen Black heart sponged on 
Stamping plate: OB-3
Stamping polish Konad black

Heres a plain swatch of the polish!

Initially I wasnt sure of the shade..thought it was a bit too bright on me. Neither golden nor yellow.
But after a bit it grew on me and I quite like it! Its really bright and good to lift up your mood on a dreary rainy day! 
It has a nice satin finish..dries decent (say 5-7 mins)
This shade is sheer..what you see above is 3-4 coats and VNL is there.
Price: Rs250/- for 8ml!! its a bit steep if you ask me...but usually the brand has some kind of promotions going on and these are priced between Rs.80-120/- mostly.

They have a wide range of finishes..something that other brands in India need to catch up to. Satin/Leather effect, Sand effect, gel finish, some glitters, usual cremes, pastels etc. I found the jersey effect and the duo chromes to be most interesting. Although this satin finish is also quiet nice and not easily available here in most brands in India.
The brand has listed shade names on the site but there is no name on the bottle, which makes it a bit difficult to remember the shade or finish. Most nail addicts I know can see a shade and recollect the name so that is a tad inconvenient if you ask me to go back to check it online or have to make my own label and stick it on. They have various shades in different sizes like 6ml, 8ml and 11ml. Though that seems odd. Some have shade names mentioned and some dont. The brand has communicated to me that they are working to change this and will get names on the bottles soon. This one in the review is blank, doesn't have anything written on it. So while I am off to make my label, You can check out the other shades here: Link

Have you used this brand yet? Let me know how you like it.

(Discailmer: Polish sent for review. Opinions are honest and unbiased)

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Crelly Mania

A simple but colorful mani for a weekend break outta town

Base: Funky Cold Patina from KB Shimmer
Middle finger: Maybelline Denim Dash, topped with Miss Claire 64
Ring Finger ChG Unplugged topped with BK holo 04
Stamping plate: Uber Chic 1-02
Stamping polish: Maybelline Bold Gold

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Dreamy metallic swirls

Mostly I use metallics for stamping but this time around I used it as a base and I really liked how smoothly this one goes.

Base: 105 tutti fruity from NewU
Stamping polish: dancing in the streets from M-polish (really nice metallic sheen)
Stamping plate: BP L-003 (purchased by me link)
Top coat SV

Here's a swatch of the base in its own:

Goes smooth and not as streaky as I thought this would be considering its a metallic base.
Most streaks settled down on their own. One coater!! Should stamp well on dark bases.
Might get a few more of these newu metallic polishes. A couple of friends had success doing watermarble with their cremes too. Definitely worth getting at Rs.75/- a bottle.

(polish sent by newu for review. Opinions are honest and unbiased)

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Indian Independence Day Nail Art

My I-day Nails

Base: Maybelline Porcelain Party
Orange and Green Dots with Lakme Fast and Fabulous Flaming Orange and Going green
Used a dotting tool for the dots
For accent I stamped with an unbranded plate from Aliexpress. This was a wheel in a horse carriage
Topped with my fav HKgirl

Another shot:

Have a fun day!

Friday, 14 August 2015

Pastel Gradient

Just a simple gradient in pastel shades.

Base: China Glaze White out
Gradient: China Glaze For Audrey, PP Chillax and ChG Secret Periwinkle
Topper with China Glaze Fairy Dust

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Elegant Bridal Lace Nail Art

Here's a simple and elegant one, suitable to everyday too. One can add rhinestones to give it a glam/bridal look.

Base: Sheer pink unnamed local brand
Stamping plate: BP L-020
Stamping polish: Konad white

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Happy International Nail Art Day : Twin Nails

On the ocassion of International Nail Art day on 1st Aug.. me and my nail bestie Dhara from ( decided to do a bestie twin mani. All we had decided was that it had to show our special love (read obsession with polishes and nail art) so here's our manis: 

and heres my solo shot: 

Thats supposed to read Certified polish addict! yep me or rather us!

Base: Orly Mirror ball on pointer and small
China Glaze glow with the flow and home sweet house music on gradients
Gradients are topped by ChG fairy dust
Decals made with uber chic 3-01 and filled with same as gradients
Stamping plates: Fun 2 and JQ 32
All topped with hkgirl

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Purple Illusions

Some stamping nail art using 2 colours. Created a very 3-D effect on the nails.

Base: Funkey Dunkey
Stamping plate: Uber Chic 1-03
Stamping with m-polishes Hottie and I Need A Vacation (both from the polish of my people collection link)
topped with hkgirl