Monday, September 28, 2015

Geometric Diamond Nail Art + Tutorial

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Hey lovelies!
Today I have a pretty cool geometric design nail art to share with you!

Geometric diamond nail art

Yesterday when I was thinking about the fall colors, I immediately came up with this three color combo. The moment I got the combo, my mind started thinking about the design.
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AFTER 1 HOUR
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I was still sitting at my desk with no ideas. Then I took my vinyl box out and saw the Deep single chevrons vinyl on top! And Bingo!! I got the idea!!

And it was these diamond nails! I am happy to say that it looks exactly what I had in my mind ;) unlike the other times when my mind gives me good ideas and my mani comes out ugly! :/

Geometric diamond nail art

Geometric diamond nail art


Polishes I used: (With their respective links to buy from)
- Azature 'Camel Diamond'
- Azature 'Cream Diamond'
- Madam Glam 'Tiger Balm'
- UNA 'Speed Up' Top Coat

Tools used: (With their respective links to buy from)
- Deep Single Chevrons Vinyls from www.snailvinyls.com

Let's move on to the Tutorial now! :D

Geometric diamond nail art tutorial

Method:

  1. Start off by painting your nails with the base color (Azature camel) and top it with fast drying top coat.
  2. Place the 'V' Vinyl pointing towards the edge like shown. 
  3. Using a dotter and the other darker nude polish(Azature cream), cover the gap in between the ' V' vinyl.
  4. Remove the vinyl while the polish is still wet and top the design with a fast drying top coat.
  5. Now for the tricky part, place two 'V' vinyl making a diamond on top of the triangle we just created.
  6. Now take the dotter out again and with the orange polish(Madam Glam Tiger Balm) fill the gap in between.
  7. Remove the vinyl while the polish is still wet and apply a fast-drying top coat. 

Hope you all liked it!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cheerful Dry Brush Nail Art

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Hey lovelies!
It's been a week since I  blogged and I feel awful about that! Well now I am back and will be posting often.
For today, I have this Pinkalicious Dry brush Nail art to share with you.

Pink and Purple Dry brush Nail art

Pink is my favorite color when it comes to Nail art because Hey! who doesn't love pink!!?
Usually, I don't do something which is out of my comfort zone, but when I do I always go with the colors which I believe goes very well with each other. So here Dry brush technique is totally out of the box for me and to save myself from the #failuremode I took the best combo in the world out Pink And Purple!!
Well, It's the best for me LOL!


One of the best thing about this technique is that anyone can do it!! No skills needed!!
And it makes a great background for further nail arts like Stamping, Tribal patterns, or maybe some freehand flowers.

But because I was quite sick when I did this so I just added a little blingy bow to the accent nail and did not do anything further.

Pink and Purple Dry brush Nail art

What do you think ??Looks good With or without the bow?

Polishes I used: (With their respective links to buy from)

Tools used: (With their respective links to buy from)
- Simply Peel  (Liquid Barrier)

Method:
  1. I started with a plain white base polish from Azature.
  2. I applied Simply Peel around my nails to ease up the cleaning process. 
  3. Once it was completely dry, I opened the cap of the pink polish and wiped all the polish off the brush, only when a tiny bit was left on the brush I randomly applied brush strokes on top of my base.
  4. Continuing with the other two colors one by one.(I.E Purple and Dark Violet)
  5. When I was satisfied with how my nail look, I peeled off the simply peel liquid barrier off my skin.
  6. Add a bow to the accent nail using nail glue/fast drying top coat.(Optional)
  7. Applied my favorite fast drying top coat. And Done!
You can find a video tutorial (Here)

Pink and Purple Dry brush Nail art


Hope you all liked it!

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Abstract Polka Dot Nail Art

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Hey, lovelies!
How is everyone doing?
Today I have a very unique yet easy nail art to show you and I named it Abstract Polka Dot Nails (Fancy right!?)

Abstract Polka dot nails
Excuse my middle nail again, it always ends up being messy:D
Polka Dots are the simplest and fun design to do on nails, it always looks cute no matter how big or small your nails are right!?
While Abstract patterns are the new trend in the nail industry so I combined abstract with polka dots!
I was inspired by an apron I saw on TV. It caught my eyes so I took a picture quickly so that I don't forget the design.(Who else finds inspirations while watching TV LOL?)
 I know it's not perfect, but I really like creating new things on my nails which nobody has done before(Call me crazy if you like lol)

Abstract Polka dot nails

Polishes I used: (With their respective links to buy from)

Tools used: (With their respective links to buy from)
Acrylic paints from Bornprettystore (You can use code RAGQ10 for 10 % off on your entire order)
A toothpick

Method:
  1. I started with a pink colored base polish from Color alike.
  2. Then with a thin brush started painting random boxes using mustard and black acrylic paint.
  3. Once done sealed it with fast drying top coat.
  4. With a toothpick made polka dots on top of the boxes using different colors for each colored boxes( White for black base, Black for mustard and Brown for pink)
  5. Finally sealed the design with fast drying top coat.
You can find a video tutorial (Here)

Abstract Polka dot nails

Hope you all liked it!

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Fall Colors Inspired Morrocan Nail Art

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Hey, lovely people!
Fall is almost here and I am totally ready for some amazing and fun fall manis to show you!
NOTD is Fall colors inspired Moroccan Nail Art. :)

Fall Moroccan nail art
Oh, I love these colors together!

I have loved Moroccan pattern from a very long time even before vinyl and stencils existed in our nail world. It's such a fun, but an intricate pattern to do especially if it's on your tiny little nails. So that's when Nail stencils come in the spotlight to help you out!
Honestly, Vinyls and Stencils have made everything so easy to do!
I love TECHNOLOGY :D

According to me Fall colors have always been the color of the falling leaf, see I am a color dumb lol:D
only recently I have started researching more about fall colors, so for today let's just say I am still a color dumb and look at my old fashioned fall color Morrocan nails.

Fall Moroccan nail art

Excuse my middle finger, I didn't know what I was doing when I did it lol. (Is it weird I always practice nail art on my middle finger first? :D )

Polishes I used: (With their respective links to buy from)
Azature Light Gray Diamond (for the base)
Azature Ruby Diamond
Azature Blackberry Diamond
Azature Gold Diamond
Bella Reine Lemon Yellow Zest
Bella Reine Raging Orange
HK Girl Top Coat

Tools used: (With their respective links to buy from)
Moroccan Stencils from WhatsUp nails
A Dotter
Simply Peel (Liquid Barrier)
A Tweezer

Fall Moroccan nail art
:D

Enough with the picture spam? Okay I will stop lol
Hope you all liked it!
Let me know if you want me to add pictorials of the manis I do:)

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Random Dance Legend Swatches And Review

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Hey, lovely people!
Today I am back with another 5 random Dance legend swatches to share with you! This post is all about special effects more like magical effects :D, these stunning polishes show!
Excited!!? Me too!!
So Let's have a look!

Dance legend swatches

Dance Legend -194: First one is 194 from the Sun Shine collection, a gorgeous off white pink crelly with medium and tiny hex glitters. I spotted Fuschia, Gold, orange and light blue with no fishing needed for the glitters. Its formula was a bit on the thicker side so applying the polish does give a bit of a trouble, but I didn't mind because of its stunning special effects;) It also Dries semi-matte.  Shown here is 2 coats with top coat.
Special effects: This stunning polish changes its color from off-white pink to dark magenta pink when exposed to Sun(UV lights).

Dance legend 194 swatch
Under Artificial Lighting (Indoor)

Dance legend 194 swatch

Dance legend 194 swatch
In Natural Daylight (Shade)
Dance legend 194 swatch


Dance legend 194 swatch
In Direct Sunlight

Dance legend 194 swatch
I just loved this color!!<3
Dance Legend -Robots Vs Humans: Next we have Robots vs Humans from the New Prism collection, a stunning chestnut brown strong linear holo. Its formula is beyond amazing being opaque in just one coat. Yes! one coat!! It's awesome right!? Shown here is 2 coats though (because I am crazy) with a top coat.
Special effects: It shows strong linear holo when exposed to direct light or natural light which is a very common effect now though, but I still love it because I am a crazy holo lover. :D

Dance legend Robots vs Humans swatch
In Direct Sunlight

Dance legend Robots vs Humans swatch

Dance legend Robots vs Humans swatch
Holo!!!<3

Dance legend Robots vs Humans swatch
Under Soft Artificial Lighting (Indoor)

Dance legend Robots vs Humans swatch


Dance Legend - Sun Still Sleeps: Next is Sun still sleeps from the Candy Flakes collection, its a dark blue jelly base with multichrome flakies mainly showing orange/ green/ gold colors. The formula was sheer but not difficult to work with despite abundant flakies. Shown here is 3 coats with top coat. 
Special effects: It shows pretty multichrome flakies when the light hits it from different angles.

Dance legend Sun still sleeps swatch
In Direct Sunlight

Dance legend Sun still sleeps swatch

Dance legend Sun still sleeps swatch
Under Artificial Lighting (Indoor)

Dance legend Sun still sleeps swatch
Gorgeous right!?

Dance Legend - 02 Reptile: Next is Reptile from the Mortal Kombat collection, a lovely green thermal polish with lots of gold flakies and a subtle shimmer which shifts from teal blue to green. Formula wise it's good with full opacity in 2 coats. It dries semi-matte so a glossy top coat is very much needed by this beauty. Shown here is 2 coats with top coat.
Special effects: It shows its color as light algae green in warm temperature and vampy green in the cold. The change in color is so fast that before my camera could focus on my nails the effect changes. So in the end I realized that iced water helps the dark color to stay for longer.


Dance legend reptile swatch
In warm temperature

Dance legend reptile swatch


Dance legend reptile swatch
The changing effect when dipped nail tips in cold water

Dance legend reptile swatch


Dance legend reptile swatch
In cold temperature

Dance legend reptile swatch
So perfect for Halloween!!:D


Dance Legend - Creep: Last one is Creep from the HammeRing collection, a unique polish in my stash indeed. It's a lovely metallic blue polish with a very unusual effect. The formula was very smooth but stayed on the thicker side yet it is a perfect one coater <3 Shown here is 1 coat without any base or top coat.
Special effects: The moment the polish touches your nail, this metallic polish gives a hammered effect instantly. It's almost like crackle polishes, but its effect is much faster.


Dance legend creep swatch
Under artificial Lighting

Dance legend creep swatch

Dance legend creep swatch
Overall I loved all of them because each one of them has some fun effect. But if I have to choose a favorite it will be Reptile because of how adorable and vampy the color looks in different temperatures.

You can get these beautiful polishes at Dance Legend online store or with their stockists.


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Friday, September 4, 2015

Spell Polish "Revenge of the Duds" Swatches and Review

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Hello everyone!
Today I have 3 out of 10 colors from the Spell Polish Fall collection " Revenge of the Duds" to share with you, duds being all those frogs we date before we find our prince. All the Spell polishes come with a collectible spell cards with original and creative writing by Heather, She wrote limericks for this collection to mirror the comic and sometimes ridiculous nature of duds.

Spell Polish Revenge of the duds collection


This is the first time I am trying this brand and I must say I am in love with it, be it the classy bottle shape, stunning logo or the spell cards. Heather, the genius behind this brand has outdone herself with this collection. 
Enough with the talk, let's begin with the swatches Shall we?

Old Fogey: A gorgeous multichrome which shifts from gold to burgundy to orange and green. Perfect formula with opacity in one single coat. It's so perfect for fall season. Shown is 2 coats with top coat.

Spell Polish Old fogey swatch
Under Direct Sunlight

Spell Polish Old fogey swatch

Spell Polish Old fogey swatch
Under Artificial Lighting

Spell Polish Old fogey swatch
Just look at that color shift!!<3
Nitwit: A beautiful Periwinkle polish with subtle pink shimmer and iridescent flakes in it. In this the formula was a bit thin as compared to the Old Fogey so it was a bit sheer in its first coat, but covered really well with its next coats.Shown here is 3 coats with top coat.
Spell Polish Nitwit swatch
Under Direct Sunlight
Spell Polish Nitwit swatch


Spell Polish Nitwit swatch
Under Artificial  Lighting

Spell Polish Nitwit swatch
You can see that pink shimmer so clearly here <3
Curmudgeon: Its a stunning turquoise multichrome which shifts from aqua to teal to green to violet. Its formula was again perfect one coater for me. Shown here is 2 coats and top coat. 

Spell Polish Curmudeon swatch
Under Direct Sunlight

Spell Polish Curmudeon swatch

Spell Polish Curmudeon swatch
Under Artificial Lighting

Spell Polish Curmudeon swatch
A Beautiful and strong shift of colors right!!:D I feel like a mermaid!
Overall I loved all of them because they have amazingly smooth formula and the opacity in both the multichromes stole my heart. The rest of the collection is also to die for. If I have to choose one single favorite out of these 3, it will definitely be Curmudgeon cuz Hey who doesn't love mermaid colors.

This collection has already been launched on Spell Polish official website.



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