Tuesday, 30 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 26: A Pattern

Hi there,

I need to buck up and finish the challenge on time. So please excuse short posts ! So, for the patter I chose houndstooth. I love 'em but doing houndstooth alone would be so boring. See what I did here...

Hello Kitty Nail Art - Guest Post

Hi friends,

I have a very cute nail art for a very special occasion. Manisha of FollowManiMatters completed 2 years of blogging & also celebrated her birthday past weekend. So she requested a guest post and I gladly obliged because she is a wonderful human being and a dear friend :)

To view the mani and its details, go here

I am coming up with a couple of challenge manis later in the day today !!

Monday, 29 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 25 : Inspired by Fashion.

Hey guys,

It's time for a new mani in the 31 day challenge and I can't be happier that it's nearly over !! Anyways, so I was looking up pictures of all high fashion clothes online from Vera Wang to Versace and Manish Malhotra to my wardrobe haha !! At last I decided upon this gorgeous mint & pink lehenga worn by Bollywood Actress Nargis Fakhri by designer Anushree Reddy at the Lakme Fashion Week last month !!

It's sooo pwetty !! And here is my recreation...

Friday, 26 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 24: Inspired by a book

Hi there,

Today's theme was the 1 that I was most clear about what I wanted to do on this day. In fact, I had wanted to do a mani on this book ever since I had finished reading it; but just never got around to doing it. It's none other then Fifty Shades Of Grey :D Yes, go ahead...ridicule it and label it as porn; but you know you secretly wished for your own Christian Grey probably minus all that emotional baggage !! Anyways, I liked the book covers of all 3 books and decided to incorporate them in today's mani. Have a peek...

Dun dun !! Yes, those are real handcuffs !!

So you have the eye mask on the index (using BM 420), the silver tie on the middle. It may not look like it because I free handed it LOL.

On the ring nail are 2 handcuffs (using BM 416) and the key (using BM 301) on the pinky.

Base is Sally Hansen XtremeWear 'Black Out' and stamping polish is Barry M Silver Foil Effects.

On the thumb, I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 'Celeb City' and wrote the phrase "Laters, Baby" using a permanent marker !

Here's a better picture sans the cuffs :p

This isn't too neat but I absolutely loved it !! Hope you guys liked it too :)

Thursday, 25 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 23: Inspired by a Movie

Hi guys,

It feels awful to take breaks between a month of daily challenges. But it was for a genuine reason and I am going to make sure I complete this challenge even if I have to take the easiest way out.

So, if you don't already know by now, I am extremely awful at drawing so themes like these tend to freak me out. So I chose a movie which I could do a mani on without any hassle.

And the movie is 'OMG- Oh My God'. The apparent 'God' in the movie kept twirling a peacock feather shaped key ring like this...

And here's my mani using peacock feathers as the inspiration...

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 22: Inspired by a Song

Hi guys,

I am feeling so bad that I am lagging behind in the challenge even if I am just 1 day behind. In the rush to cover up the next challenges, I made a big goof up and did a mani that was required 2 before from today !! My days and mind are total chaos right now. Hence no urge to do nail art :(

After a lot of brain wrecking for some song which I could draw on my nails, I came up with nothing !! Asked some friends but still nothing !! Finally I decided to slap on a simple mani with white base and neon glitter. It made a perfect base for a Holi based song and immediately 'Balam Pichkari' from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani came to my mind.

For the base I used Maybelline Colorshow 'Porcelain Party' and slapped on one coat each of Polish Me Silly 'Clowning Around' and 'Freckles'.

Stamped some musical note symbols over them using Cheeky CH31 and Konad special black polish, which it seems has gone bad because every time I use it for stamping, it messes up the images. Time to get a new bottle I guess.

I didn't really like this mani but oh well !!

Monday, 22 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 21: Inspired by Color


The next theme is to do something inspired by a color. Now, I am not sure about how this is to be interpreted; by the shade of the polish or the name. So I went ahead and did something with the name of the polish. My inspiration is Sally Hansen Sugar Coat in 'Sugar Fix'...

#31DC2014 Day 20: Watermarble

Hi guys,

Again a break from the challenge !! Not actually because the mani was done n clicked but I didn't have time over the weekend to even start up my computer.

Anyways, so watermarble is a huge challenge for me and I did this mani around 6 times but it just wouldn't turn out right. So I gave up and what you have here is...

This is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 'Pacific Blue' and 'Black Out' with Dandy Nails 'Colorblind squared' on pinky and index.

Please don't be too critical of my water marble just yet...I promise to improve :)

Friday, 19 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 19: Galaxies

Ahh the horror starts from today !! Seriously, it's going to be just that for me till the end of the challenge now. Themes that I wouldn't do on my own and some are sure to give me nightmares !

Anyways, this is my 2nd attempt at galaxy nail art and I am pretty happi with how it turned out :D Have a look...

#31DC2014 day 18: Half Moon

Hi guys,

Today's theme is half moons i.e. leaving/highlighting/mis matching...basically showing a small semi circled area at the base of the nail bed, near the cuticles. Have a look at my take on it...

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 17: Glitter

Hi guys,

Today's theme was soo confusing because I have a LOT of glitter polishes and there were so many ideas running in my head. But finally, I decided to do a simple swatch of a cool glitter topper by KBShimmer !!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 16: Geometric

Hi guys,

I am soo upset with today's design :( It started so well and went down the drain at the last leg with the top coat.

#31DC2014 Day 15: Delicate

Hi there,

Can you believe it? It's Day 15 already which means we are half way done !! Haha this seemed like a cake walk. All the troublesome (for me) themes are yet to come !!

Soo for the delicate theme, I decided to do a lace on a sheer base !! Let's see if I got the look correct...

Sunday, 14 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 14: Flowers


Time for some flowers. I completely cheated with this one !! Look how...

#31DC2014 Day 13: Animal Print

Hi guys,

I am sorry for the delay but it was Saturday night and I came home late from dinner with friends :p Anywho, here are my animal print nails. Mind you I am not entirely happi with them but I couldn't find time to redo them.

The base is China Glaze 'Refresh Mint' and the pink is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 'Shrimply Divine'.

Studs are from BornPretty Store !

Friday, 12 September 2014

#31DC2014 day 12: Stripes

Hey guys,

So for the 12th day today we have got stripes !! Well I took the easy way out and stamped on some lines :p

Thursday, 11 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 11: Polka Dots

Hi there,

Today's theme polka dots sounds so easy, right ? It actually is easy but at the same time, I get confused about what sort of design to do with 'em dots !!

I dunno what I was thinking when I did this mani...

Started out with a white base using Sally Hansen 'White On', stamped with Barry M 'Silver Foil' and Bundle Monster plate BM 310 and put on the dots using Orly 'Beach cruiser' (neon pink) and 'Glowstick' (neon yellow).

Hope you liked this simple polka dot mani :)

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 10: Gradient

Hi there,

I am early today haha !! Soo it's gradient time...I did a sweet girly gradient using 3 pink polishes !

I used Barry M Gelly 'Rose Hip', China Glaze 'Dance Baby' and Orly 'Beach Cruiser' for the gradient. Then went on a layer of China Glaze 'Fairy Dust' and finally some stamping using Pueen 15 and Konad special black stamping polish.

Hope you guys liked this gradient :)

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 9: Rainbow

Who doesn't like the site of a rainbow ? I surely do !! And to recreate it on the nails is super fun... you get to use so many colors and even nail art duffers like me can come up with something interesting.

I decided to do a dry marble using 6 Lime Crime pastel polishes...

Monday, 8 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 8: Metallic

Hi there,

Today morning, I realized that my blog completed 2 years on Sept 1st !! How dumb of me to not remember my own blog's birthday !! So here's wishing myself and my little blog a very happi birthday and a huge thank you to the readers who find my posts good enough to comment and also the silent readers...hope you have benefited from my swatches !!

Moving on, today's theme is metallic nails. I did a dry brush skittle using 3 foil textured polishes by Orly and a different type of glitter !!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 7: Black & White

Hi guys,

I can't I have been consistent with the challenge for a week :D I really hope I can complete this challenge successfully !!

Anyways, for the 7th day, I present to you b/w mix match nails...

On my index and pinky fingers are Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 'Black Out' , middle finger is O.P.I 'Emotions' and the ring finger is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 'White On' stamped with Cheeky 11 and Black Konad Special Polish.

That's all folks...see ya'll tomorrow :)

Saturday, 6 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 6: Violet

Hey there people,

Honestly I am not too fond of the whole purple color family, especially for nail polishes !! That is why full violet nails was out of question. So I attempted real nail art today and came up with purple roses !!

Friday, 5 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 5: Blue

Hi friends,

Happi Teacher's Day to everyone out there. Teachers are such an important part of our life, even years after we have moved on from our schools and colleges. Respect them and show them love while you can :)

Today is Blue nails day. I kept it simple with a stunning blue holo polish and gave it a metallic tip !

under artificial light

#31DC2014 Day 4: Green Nails

Hi there,

It's time for some green nails...

This is Essie 'Mint Mojito', a bright grassy green creme with O.P.I.'Honey Ryder' on the ring finger, stamped with Pueen 31 from their Love Elements set, using Maybelline ColorShow 'Bold Gold'.

That's all for today guys..lete me know how you liked my green nails :)

Thursday, 4 September 2014

#31DC2014 Day 3: Yellow

Hi there,

So it's time for some yellow nails. I did something fancy for this prompt !! Have a look...

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

#31DC2014 day 2: Orange

Hello there,

The prompt today is orange nails. I took it very literally and did an orange-white gradient and stamped some orange slices on it !!

31 Day Challenge, Day 1: Red

Hi guys,

Yess, I am about to take on a huge nail challenge. As the title says, it's a 31 day challenge which means, a new nail art every day of September !!