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: