Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happi New Year & NOTD 'Cold Bling' #ILL Nail Art Challenge

Hey guys,

Can you believe it ? Another year gone by !!

So much work done, so much left to do... 
No regrets for the things I did, when people asked me not to do!!
The new year, I wish...brings days better than the last, 
May there be happiness, forever to last.

(some lame lines I came up with just now:p)

So now onto a mani fit for New Year's Eve...who's going to the partyyyy :D

(btw, I no partying :( 1st jan is my daughter's 7th birthday and I leave for Mumbai on 2nd, so no blog posts till probably 25th Jan:p)

Saturday, 28 December 2013

KBShimmer 'Teal Another Tail' & 'Would Jubilee It ?' swatches & review

Hi guys,

I told you to look forward to some more KBShimmer goodness in my last post and here I am with 2 beautiful polishes.

First up, 'Teal Another Tail' is a satin matte teal with pink/blue duochrome shimmer. I am not too high on duochromes but I kinda like this one, mainly because it's not a dark shade.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

#ILL Weekly Nail Challenge Theme: Art over Glitter 'KBShimmer You Autumn Know' review & swatches

Phew that is one long title lol.. I am so glad to do the weekly challenges again :D No daily pressure and it leaves me with more time to swatch the new stash which, by the way, is growing by leaps and bounds :/

For last week's challenge, we were required to have a glittered base. I got smart and took out a glitter crelly :p Presenting to you, a very beautiful and very autumn-y 'You Autumn Know' by KBShimmer :D

Monday, 23 December 2013

#ILL Christmas Nail Art Challenge Day 7: 'Holly'


It's day 7 and I only have two words to say about this experience- 'Never Again' !! I was being unrealistic when I thought I could do this, now I want to scream " I have a life damnit !! " I have gotten through the challenge but not really how I would like to, mani were lousy (see day 6 :p) some didn't shape up like how they did in my mind but whatever, let's get to the last Christmas of 2013.

I stamped on some holly ...I have always loved this thing, its soo cute...

The white is O.P.I 'My Boyfriend Scales Walls', stamped the holly with BM402 and Konad special polish in green and added the dots with Kleancolor 'Metallic Red'.

I am so glad the last mani of the challenge turned out good enough :p

See yo all tomorrow with the next dose of the #ILL Weekly Challenge :)

Sunday, 22 December 2013

ILL Christmas Nail Art Challenge Day 6: 'Ornaments'

Hi guys,

Yes, yes I am late but I didn't have my laptop with me so...

For today I tried my hand at making Christmas Tree Ornaments on my nails which looked super easy but I managed to mess them up :D Shows how much I suck at free hand :p

For the gradient I used, O.P.I 'Funny Bunny', Kleancolor 'Metallic Green', China Glaze 'Running In Circles' and LA Girls Glitter Addict 'Purge'. The ornaments were made of Kleancolor 'Metallic Red' and 'Metallic Blue'. For the lil strings, I used Sally Hansen 'Gilded Lily'.

Go on, temme it's crap !! I know it already :p

Thursday, 19 December 2013

#ILL 7 Day Christmas Nail Art Challenge Day 4: Christmas Floam Gradient.

It's Day 4 of the 7 Day Nail Art Challenge already guys, which means, we are more then half way done :D

And in all honesty, I have done really simple nail arts :p But that's how I roll guys...I don't like complicated things, be it nail art or anything else in life. And to top that, my nails broke just prior to starting the challenge so even that put me off. But I had committed to participate and so I did.

So here is another super simple looking mani I did another christmasy indie polish I had, 'Festive Floam' by Ninja Polish.

#ILL 7 Day Christmas Nail Art Challenge Day 3: 'Holly and The Ivy' by Smitten Polish

Hey guys,

I know I am late but I was unwell so couldn't sit up and type a post. But I am here now and will be posting Day 4 today itself.

For Day 3, I used an indie polish called 'Holly and The Ivy' by Smitten Polish. Now this bottle was purchased way back in February this year and it was still untried. So now was the best time to use it.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

#ILL 7 Day Christmas Nail Art Challenge Day 2: 'Gifts'

Hello polish lovers,

It's day 2 of the Christmas Nail Art Challenge and my theme for today is gifts !! Christmas is all about giving so a mani cannot be complete with depicting that factor of Christmas.

Monday, 16 December 2013

#ILL 7 Day Christmas nail Art Challenge Day :1

Candy Cane Floam, China Glaze Hey Sailor, LA Girls Animate,  stripes with konad white BM423, Candy Cane with red konad OB19

This is craziness. Someone who struggles to get one post per week up, is doing a 7 day challenge :O But my friends already know that I am crazy and tend to do crazier things once in a while. This is that 'crazy' phase and I am not lying when I say I want it to be over asap :p

So for the first day, it's gonna be 'Candy Cane' :D I don't think I have seen them around here but Kiran sent me few last year for Christmas and boy, they were so cute looking. My daughter had jumped on them the moment I took them out from the gift wrap :D

Here's my version of the traditional candy canes...

Thursday, 12 December 2013

!! Blog Sale !!

Hi girls,

I am sorry for the Facebook fiasco. The pictures just wouldn't upload. I had been on it since 9 pm :/ Since I am short on time, I have been unable to put in the links to the swatches :( Please bear with me !!

Anyways, the conditions for the sale are:
  • Sale for Indian residents only.
  • Send me an email at thehappitherapy[at]gmail[dot]com to place your order.
  • Shipping charges are Rs.100 for courier through DTDC and free for orders above Rs. 1500.
  • Payment to be sent within 24 hrs of emailing me with your order.
  • Payment preferred through NEFT. Cash deposit fee is Rs.100. That's how much HDFC will charge me :/
  • Payments once received will not be refunded.
  • Parcels will be sent within 4 working days after complete payment is received and tracking no will be given to you.
  • In case of non payment, the items will be put back on sale or sold to the next person who asked for it.
  • I will pack each item very carefully and do everything I can, to ensure the package reaches you safely but unfortunately once it leaves my hands I cannot be responsible if the package gets lost or damaged.
  • If I missed out anything, or if you are not sure about something, drop me a mail. 

Kleancolor Chunky Copper (unused): Rs. 300
Kleancolor Tiara Gold (unused): Rs. 300
Kleancolor Green with Envy (used once): Rs. 300
Kleancolor Blue Eyed Girl (unused): Rs.300

Barry M Texture Ridley Road (mint) ( used twice): Rs.300
Barry M Texture Kingsland Road (pink) (used once): Rs. 300

Jordana Purple Punch (used once): Rs. 100
Jordana Hot Pink (used twice): Rs.100
Jordana Magenta Glitter (unused): Rs. 200

O.P.I Jade Is The New Black (used once): Rs. 350
O.P.I Kiss Me At Midnight Liquid Sand  MINI (unused): Rs. 300
O.P.I It's Frosty Outside Liquid Sand MINI (unused): Rs.300
O.P.I Pirouette My Whistle MINI + Don't Touch My Tutu MINI (both used once): Rs.350

Butter London Union Jack Black: Rs.700 (Unused)
Butter London Matte Top Coat: Rs.700 (Unused)

If bought together, will cost Rs.1200.

L'Oreal Color Riche Lush Tangerine, Cafe St.Germain, So Chic Pink: Rs. 125 each (all used once)

Funky Fingers Mrs.Mint, Taffy Town: Rs.200 each (used once)

Colorbar Pro Lacquer Blue Web, Rosie: Rs.225 each

Colorbar Exclusive 40, 14: Rs.90 each

Maybelline Express Finish Khaki Green, Turquoise Lagoon: Rs.100 each (both used once)
Colorama Coral Chic: Rs.50 or free with both the Maybelline Express Finish.

LA Girl Glitter Addict 'Uninhibited' (unused): Rs.350
China Glaze It's A Trap-Ese (used once): Rs.350
Miss Claire no name (used once): Rs.100

Invogue Feather Effect (used once): Rs.250

Faces Matte 'Phoebe Blue' (used once): Rs.175

Lakme Fast &Fabulous 'Purple Fix' (used once): Rs.125

Bourjois So Laque 'Beige Glamour' (used once): Rs.325

Nicole By O.P.I 'Here We Kome A-Karoling' (used once): Rs.400

China Glaze 'Haute Metal' Metallic Crackle (unused): Rs.300

Sinful Colors 'Green Ocean' (usage as seen): Rs.300

'One Sweet World' by Amy's Nail Boutique(indie) (used once): Rs. 450
Zoya 'Madison' (used once): Rs.250
NYX Advanced Salon Formula 'Be Jeweled' (used once): Rs. 200
Inglot 318 (used once): Rs.250

Happi shopping :)

Monday, 9 December 2013

#ILL Nail Challenge: Inspired from a tutorial : Epic Fail

Hello polish lovers,

Last week's nail art challenge was to do a mani inspired by someone's tutorial. I over estimated my drawing skills and decided to do a 'Waterfall Mani', originally done by Sammy of The Nailasaurus.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 'Pink Satin' review, swatches & 'Mushy' NOTD

Hi girls,

Really sorry to say that the blog sale has been postponed to the end of next week because I am waiting for a few polishes to arrive from a friend so that they can be included in the sale too. She's selling off a Sinful Colors flakie :o yeah so it's going to be worth the wait.

Moving on, I have this pretty light pink frost/metallic nail polish from the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear range.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

♥ Zoya Pixiedust in 'DHARA' ♥

If you have paid even a tiny bit of attention to the names of Zoya polishes, you would know that 99% of the shade names are names of girls. Sometimes it would make me wish that there be a Zoya bottle with my name on it, in the future. Who knew this silly wish would be fulfilled :D Honestly, what are the chances that a really typical Indian name could be the name of a shade from Zoya ?? But now that this had happened, I knew I had to get this shade, however tacky it may be or whoever I had to beg to get it for me. Thankfully, it's not tacky or anything on the negative side and I didn't have to beg lol.

 Zoya 'Dhara' is a really gorgeous bright orange with golden shimmer shining out, almost like the sun. And oh, it's a pixiedust, meaning it's a textured polish ladies :D