Friday, 21 July 2017

Knocked Up Nails: French Pink

This cute pink polish is from a brand called Knocked Up Nails.

Knocked Up Nails (link) is 5-free maternity safe nail polish formula does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate (dbp) or camphor. It also does not contain triphenyl phosphate (tphp). They are long-lasting and chip resistant.


Base: Knocked Up Nails : French Pink 

I earned a little blue box is a cute light pink shade. Applies streak free but needs 3-4 coats to go opaque.
Dries fast in 5-7 mins. 

For a detailed review of this brand click here: link


Each polish is 15 ml/0.5oz and retails for $10.
Knocked up nails (link) is not only safe for pregnant women but also safe for allergy sufferers, cancer patients and children.


*polish sent for an honest review

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Mandala Gradient

A vibrant and bold mani to turn away the monsoon blues!


Base: Knocked up nails I earned a little blue box and Orly Glowstick
Stamping plate: BP L053 (link ; #36311)
Stamping polish: Essence Black Stampy polish


Here are some other designs on that plate:


Stamping plate is from Born Pretty #36311 with mandala type designs in floral motifs. They show off the base colour and yet give the nail a full designed look. The whole plates is filled with design but not like a buffet style. There are distinct borders to identify each design.
This plate retails for $2.99 in a promotion going on at the moment.
I had no trouble picking up the images from this plate even during very humid conditions in the monsoon season here. 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Knocked Up Nails Swatch: I earned a little blue box

This pretty polish is from a brand called Knocked Up Nails.

Knocked Up Nails (link) is 5-free maternity safe nail polish formula does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate (dbp) or camphor. It also does not contain triphenyl phosphate (tphp). They are long-lasting and chip resistant.


Base: Knocked Up Nails :I Earned A Little Blue Box 

I earned a little blue box is a muted aqua shade. Applies streak free and goes opaque in 2 coats.
Dries fast in 5-7 mins. 

For a detailed review of this brand click here: link

Each polish is 15 ml/0.5oz and retails for $10.
Knocked up nails (link) is not only safe for pregnant women but also safe for allergy sufferers, cancer patients and children.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Knocked Up nails : Coral Cutie swatch


Recently when just aimlessly surfing about I came across this brand of nail polish that is safe for use during pregnancy. I was quite intrigued since I had refrained from using polish during pregnancy. So I wrote to them and they sent me a bunch for review. 
Knocked Up Nails (link) is 5-free maternity safe nail polish formula does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate (dbp) or camphor. It also does not contain triphenyl phosphate (tphp). They are long-lasting and chip resistant.

There are really very few brands in the market that are 5 free and cater to people who are chemically averse. People using cosmetics and polishes need to know in order to a choice suitable to them.
This issue tends to get importance when the risk is unknown for example: how much does it effect an unborn child when the mother uses these chemicals? how much is safe?

These are some of the few questions that plagued me when I was pregnant. I would have felt much at ease using nail polish during those nine months had I known about these 5 free options and got easy access to them. 

In India there is virtually no awareness of this concept unless one is a nail geek and reads up a lot of nail and beauty blogs. None of the commercial brands here give the option of using a safer alternative to chemical laden polishes and cosmetics.




Base: Knocked up nails Coral Cutie


This shade is called Coral Cutie, it's a very bright pink-coral shade in glossy creme finish. I am pleasantly surprised to say that it lasted on my nails almost 6-7 days without chipping. 
It doesnt have a strong smell either. Most polish tends to chip on me after 3 days of wear. 
Quite impressive.


Each polish is 15 ml/0.5oz and retails for $10.
Knocked up nails (link) is not only safe for pregnant women but also safe for allergy sufferers, cancer patients and children.



*polish sent for an honest review



Monday, 17 July 2017

Tangle Triangles

I have almost finished my lot of unposted manis, barring a few swatches.
Will try and catch up now on a few review packages still left.
This one turned out quite nice me thinks.


Base: Essie Lounge Lover (coral) , Essence Gossip Girl (lavender)
Stamping Plate: BP L040 (#34589 link)
Accent: Twinkled T spiral nail vinyls sponged with Krizia Purple Haze
Stamping Polish: Mdu nabu
Here are some other designs on this plate:


I really like this stamping plate from Born Pretty #34589 with geometric full nail designs in diamond and triangle shapes. They show off the base colour and yet give the nail a full designed look.
This plate retails for $2.59 but one can get this cheaper during their discount promotions.
I had no trouble picking up the images from this plate even during very humid conditions in the monsoon season here. 


Sunday, 16 July 2017

Milv Decal with Masura Oliva Branch magnetic polish

Hello! Been busy with editing and posting lots of my unposted manis. Feels good to get back on track a bit with the blog. Hope to maintain a steady and slow pace this year. 
This mani took me by surprise. Its one of those things that came out much better in person than in my head. And I attribute it to these Milv decals.


Base: Masura Oliva Branch (magnetic)
Accent: Milv Decals (Design F 069 gold Link)


I have a bunch of these decals sent to me for review and I couldnt review them earlier due to renovations at my place. hope to get on with some more of these now.
They are an absolute breeze to use. Super Easy. 
Just dip in water, peel of the back, place them and file them form the free edge.
I thought they would wrinkle up or shrink once I apply top coat, but to my surprise they did not at all.
They are also an easy peasy way to spruce up your mani in a jiffy. Did not take ages to put on.
Its quite simple almost like putting a sticker but the end result is much more pretty.
They are reasonable for around $2. I could get one use from one sheet for both hands.

Will soon use a few more and post here.
Hope you like it.





Saturday, 15 July 2017

Friday, 14 July 2017

Lace mani

Base: Miss Claire (A9)
Accent: Fun lacquer 24K diamond (H)
Stamping plate: Major Dijit 06
Stamping polish: MDU cream and black


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Holo on holo

Seriously couldnt stop staring at this one! 
Holo base +holo stamping= gorgeous!


Base: Cupcake Polish Water you doing
Stamping polish: Color Club Eternal beauty
Stamping plate: Harunouta L010 #30341 (link)



Loved this plate from harounouta; its a sister brand of Born Pretty. This plate is very versatile has lots of designs and very useable with any combination of polish. I loved all the checked design here! it easily shows off the base polish as well as the stamped design. The plate is well etched and I didnt have any trouble picking up the design with their clear stamper. I could also very precisely place the stamping on my nails to make them look all uniform.

This plate retails for around $2.6 and they usually have lots of promotions going on so you can always keep a look out.

Hope you like the mani!


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Starry Nails

A cute starry mani with nail vinyls


Base: Zoya Sunshine; Miss Claire E135
Nail vinyls: Unbranded Chinese ones




Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Bright Abstract




Base: Orly Vintage, Maybelline blackout, unbranded local gold shimmer polish
Stamping plate: Holy shapes 04
stamping with mdu black and white

Monday, 10 July 2017

Glam Nails

Another mani from my bank of unposted ones. Trying to get back into making regular posts but am not getting too worked up about it. Things get hectic for no apparent reason when you have a toddler prancing about. For now hope you like this one. 


Base: Fun Lacquer Cheers to the Holidays
Stamping plate: BM XL-205
Stamping polish: Polish M guilded

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Festive nail art

Another festive mani I did some while ago during a cousin's wedding. This looks really cute and goes well with the festive atmosphere too.



Base: Models Own Cornflower Gleam, BarryM indigo
stamping: maybelline bold gold
Stamping plate: Moyou flower power 02
All topped with hkgirl

Friday, 7 July 2017

Vinyls and Nails

Another one.
In love with Dance Legend polishes! They are super awesome..the holo flakie is awesome, they dry super fast. Its just difficult to get hands on them directly from russia. I managed to get quite some needless to say the effort was worth it. hehe.

Base: Dance Legend Behind the scenes
Gold polish: Barry m gold foil
Vinyls: Thorn stencils from Whats up Nails