Friday, 6 December 2019

Mod Florals

Another Floral Mani but more MOD

Zoya Fern
Stamping Plate: Moyra 32 Nature ; Nicole Diary L-04 #46229
Stamping Polish DL Gold

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Autumn Nail Art

Long time no Mani. Been busy as usual.
Its finally started to get a bit cooler and dry here in Mumbai. I willed myself to finally sit down and use something from my stash.

Base: DL Peace Pipe - Smoky collection
Stamping Plate: UCB Lovely Leaves 2
Stamping Polish: MDU Black

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Modern Nail Art

Base: Kb Shimmer Funky Cold Patina
Stamping Plate: Nicole Diary L-07
Stamping Polish: Miss Claire one coater

This very versatile plate (Nicole Diary L-07 #46770; link)  is from Nicole Diary brand from the Bornpretty website. This plate has only full nail designs and lots of textures. it has many themes from florals, abstract, geometric and textures. The plate sells for $3.99 and even the fine lines and images print crisp and neat.

PS: Plate was sent for an unbiased review.

Fall Nail Art : Orange Plaid Nail Art

Hello! I am trying to be back to posting after a long break. Moved houses and kiddo appeared for 1st school exams, lots of work, tons of house warming parties and what not in between. So yeah been busy.

Starting with a fall mani today. Love these fall combos even though we dont get any fall season as such in Mumbai. The rains are thankfully over and the heat is already unbearable.

Base: Different Dimension Boo Felicia
Stamping plate: Nicole Diary L-04
Random stamping polishes

This very versatile plate (Nicole Diary L-04 #46229; link)  is from Nicole Diary brand from the Bornpretty website. This plate covers a lot of basic lines, patterns and chevrons for a very creative mani. I was looking since quite some time for a plate to make plaid designs using my own patterns and this plate helps me do just that. Most other plates already have a plaid pattern and you cannot make the plaid using different colours. The max you can do is add a couple of lines here and there on an existing basic plaid. But this gives you lots of rooms to play around with colours.

The plate sells for $3.29 and even the fine lines and images print crisp and neat.

Ps: Plate provided for an unbiased review. 

Rainy Day Nail Art

Base: @nugelnonuvgel white linen and cyan blue; 
gradient using Nugel cyan blue and traffic blue; 
Stamped using JQ-46 and @el_corazon_shop kaleidoscope st-17 turquoise; 
drops of @bornprettyofficial no-wipe top coat

Here's a short Video Tut:

Friday, 28 June 2019

Cupcake Apple-y Ever After

Been hunting for a red linear holo polish for a looong looong time (in peppa pig's accent; thats what you get when kiddo is hooked to peppa all day). Anyways I got a couple of red holos by now. You see I tend to go overboard with one lemming incase I dont find it again. Next on my list is a linear holo orange.
Base: Cupcake Polish Apple-y ever after
Stamping Plate: ZZ Abstractos 2 (from MDU)
Stamping Polish: MDU white

I need to add that though I did buy a bunch of plates from MDU I am not happy with the quality at all. They dont transfer well and when you rub off polish in between stamping the cotton seems to get stuck in tiny corners of the design. This is based on using a couple of plates now. so read a few reviews before you buy some (or more if you are trying to economise shipping costs like me)

Here's a swatch of CC Apple-y Ever After on it own. Gorgeous isnt it?

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Soft Summer Nail Art

Base: Zoya Avril
Stamping Plate: Moyra Florality 3 (plate 41)
Stamping Polish: Kaleidoscope St-84 Manatee

 Tried to put some rhinestones for a bit of glam.

Swatch Of Zoya Avril.. soo soothing!

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

BPS Gel stamping Polish - Waning Moon

I used to never do gel polish as I mostly need to change my polish every 2-3 days. But when I am travelling that doesnt work. I dont like to end up lugging around all my nail stuff plus mostly you dont get the time to sit and do manis. Thats when I got interested in gels and since then have gathered quite some gel stuff. Earlier I have done manis with normal stamping polish on gel but I was quite interested when I saw gel stamping polishes. I finally got around to trying one and its quite nice. 

Base: BPS 1 step gel 6051 (item # 40881-6051)
Stamping Polish: BP-GS03 Waning Moon (#45881)
Stamping plate: Nicole Diary Overprint plate L-03 (#46228)

The stamping polish is in shade Waning Moon. Its a very light gold and stamps really well. Pickup is much better than a regular stamping polish 😲
It comes sealed in a small round box priced at $2.59 after discount (link) and they have many colour options to choose from. I am really impressed how well they stamp as these are gel they do not dry off immediately like normal polish and so pick up is really good. If you do gel nails I'd definitely recommend using these instead of normal stamping polish. 

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Born Pretty Overprint Plate L071

Since quite some time I had wanted to do a layered mani but didnt have a good plate. So when BPS sent me this layering plate L-071 I was quite pleased. This plate can be found by searching #45858 on the site or you can click this link

This plate retails for $2.99 and there are many combinations of natural leaves, trees, butterflies birds and flowers on the plate. It is very versatile in the sense you can layer 2-3 things on a nail to create depth and colour. Below I have tried a few combinations and swatched them on paper you give you an idea of how other images look like.

Base: Models Own Turquoise Sea

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Born Pretty Rainbow Handle Holo Stamper

Hello Hello -wello! 
I love all things shiny and holo-ey! And when BPS came out with this stamper I had to have it in my collection. So I called for it as soon as I could. The stamper is available of the BPS site (#45934; link

The stamper body has a nice tapered cylindrical body which is easy to hold. The stamper head is medium soft. Not too squishy. It comes with option to have clear head or holo head. I choose the head with holo flakies in it. These flakies however do not bother the function of a transparent stamper; though one might have slight difficulty if trying to do layered stamping. Stamper retails for $2.99 and is a reasonable buy at this price.

As you can see below the image pick up is very sharp and crisp. 

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Indian Brocade Nail Art

Recently a few plates have caught my eye again after a dull lull in the nail art world. One of them was this Nicole Diary L-03 from the born pretty store. The main draw is layered stamping or over print as they call it. I love stamping the most and the idea of getting a few colours to go in together and come out like a print is exciting to see. You can find this plate on the born pretty store here (link) and it retails for $2.99 after discount. You can also search for it by item no. 46228.

Base: Nugel Candy Apple
Stamping Plate: Nicole Diary L03 (#46228)
Stamping Polish: M-Polish 

I tried to recreate a design like that seen on silk Indian brocade print. Usually such brocade sarees are worn during wedding seasons. They look really beautiful.

Base used is from Nugel called Candy Apple. Slightly sheer even after 2 coats as you can see the nail line yet. The formula was like jelly but not as sheer. I guess another coat would have covered it full. Dried to touch in 10 mins. And took another 10 mins to get fully dried. The formula is self levelling and easy to apply. So far most of the polishes I've tried have a nice formula. 

(Polish and Plate sent for review)

Monday, 20 May 2019

Born Pretty 1 step Gel Polish

I had chosen a few 1-step gel polishes from Born Pretty Store for review as I was very intrigued to try them. I usually do gel manis when I travel or if there's a wedding with closer ties wherein I need to attend a few functions over the course of 2 weeks. And I get bored to doing gel base-cure-colour coat-cure-another coat-cure- nail art-top coat-cure. 😅 so was really keen to try these.
these are available on the site here (link) and you can also search for item no. 40881. They retail for $3.29 (after discount; original $3.99) for 5ml of gel polish. There are almost 40 shades available under this item. Some have shimmers and glitters as well. The shade I am reviewing here today is 6007. Its a cute blue-toned pink. Goes smooth. Took 2 coats for this. Needs only 30 secs to cure under led light. and doesnt need any base coat or top coat. 

Base: BPS 1-step Gel Polish 6007
Stamping Plate: BM + Lucy's stash BM XL 209
Stamping Polish: MDU black

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Moroccan Nail Art

Base: Nugel Traffic Blue and Honey yellow
Stamping Plate: Moyou London Arabesque 04
Stamping Polish: MDU Aqua
Topped with G&G tc and then Inglot matte tc

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Brights and Pastels

Base: Nugel Honey Yellow and Boujoris Beige Distinction
Stamping Plate: Frenchy 11 and Flower Power 04
Stamping Polish: MDU White

Friday, 10 May 2019

Bright Floral Nail Art

Base: Nugel White
Stamping Plate: Moyra 45 I fill you
Stamping Polish MDU Black
Filled in colors from Fevicryl stain glass kit

Friday, 3 May 2019

Holo On Holo Nail Art

Bling it on!
Base: Cupcake Polish Blood hound
Stamping Plate: Uber Chic Beauty 1-01
Stamping Polish: CC Miss Bliss

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Bright Plaid Nail Art

Feeling the heat!! got too hot too quick! need a break! 😓

Base: Models Own Flip Flop
Stamping Plate: Lina Feeling Shapely and Cool ---01 from AE
Stamping Polish: Mdu Blue and DL Silver
All topped with hkgirl

Here's a closeup:

Monday, 29 April 2019

Negative space Nail Art using Zoya NYX

Very edgy and cute no?

Base: Zoya Nyx and Chambor White
Stamping plate: Moyou Minimal 10, Holy Shapes 14, Frenchy 11
Stamping Polish: MDU white and Street wear Golden mirror

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Mint Fresh Nail Art

Felt like doing a minty fresh mani. Generally I dont pick greens fast.
But this base certainly deserves the attention.

Base: Zoya Vespa
Stamping plate: Moyra Footprints 67
Stamping polish: MDU Bones and Black

Below is swatch of Zoya Vespa 

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Plaid Nail Art

Base: Masura Breathe
Stamping Plate: Harunouta L010
Stamping polish: MDU blue, reddish
Zoya Trixie using stripping brush
All topped with HK girl

Swatch of Masura Breathe

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Modern Floral Nail Art

Base: Masura Paisley
Stamping plate: Moyou Trend Hunter 12
Stamping polish: DL Silver
all topped with hk girl ; which I need more of!!

Friday, 5 April 2019

Spring Nail Art

Summer's here and I wanted to do something bright and fun.

Base: Masura Redhead Shameless
Stamping Plates: Moyou Frenchy 11 and Flower Power 22
Stamping Polish: MDU White
Filled is some details using a striper brush and dotting toolin SH black hear

Masura Redhead Shameless
Really Pretty Polish!

Thursday, 4 April 2019

BPS Chameleon Holographic Magnetic Polish Starry Star

Another much delayed review. I used this polish back in December but never got around to editing pics. This beauty is from Born Pretty Store (#43679; link ; starry star shade)
Its a holographic, magnetic and duochrome polish. 

Under direct Sun light

BPS recommends you use it over a black base polish so I did.
Base: Sally Hansen Black heart
Topped with BPS Chameleon Holographic Magnetic Nail Polish shade Starry Star

As you can see the magnetic and holo effect are very strong. However unexpectedly the magnetic effect also has a very strong duochrome effect which I was pleasantly surprised with.
The polish dries fast and lasted on me for 4 days. I am totally in love with how it looked in direct light. All the things I love in one polish. This retails for $5.99 for 6ml after discount.
I have posted a small video to show the dazzling effect in light on my Instagram @nailartnthings (will link it below too)

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Nugel Nail Polish Swatch Traffic Blue

Today I have a swatch of Nugel Traffic blue

Nugel is a recently launched brand in India. Polishes retail for Rs.99-120/-. 
 Traffic blue is a very vibrant shade. Shown here is 3 thin coats. The polish applies smoothly and dries quite fast. It lasted on me for 4 days but then again it depends on your own chemistry.

I have used a few other shades from this brand and overall they are quite nice. I have seen some of their matt shades online too and they look pretty too. Might try those sometime. All in all its a good brand of polish and worth the doh. Lemme know if you try it.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Born Pretty Store Universe Series Stamping Polish

Hello Readers!
Today I have on the blog a beautiful stamping polish from Born pretty store for review.
This polish is from their universe series called Leo (#42851 Link
There are a total of 8 duochrome polishes in this series and the color shift is quite visible and strong.

It shows well over dark polish. Here you can see it is a very bronze gold color.
But when the angle shifts you can see it has a very prominent green/olive toned shade.
The polish is very opaque and stamps smoothly. It retails for $5.99 for 6ml bottle after discount (original price is $6.99).
Love stamping with this polish. Would like to try this with different base colours too.