Saturday, January 30, 2016

NailMatinee Nail Art Stamping Plates Review

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Hello, beautiful people!
Today I have a very different review to share with you! I will be reviewing two different stamping plates I received from the new to me brand NailMatinee.



 NailMatinee is a brand which is owned by one of my nail buddy Nisha, she created this brand keeping Indian people in mind, who struggle to get international Stamping plates at a very high price , so she thought to create variety of plates at a very reasonable prices so that our Indian fellow nail artists can get their hands on them more easily. She not only has wide variety stamping plates(including Indian festive ones) but also stamping polishes, Squishy stampers as well as the new NailMatinee Nail Decal Mat which is perfect to create stamping decals/ swatching.

I got two plates NM07 and NM13 for review, one includes 12 different illusive images and the other one has candy crush and angry birds images in it respectively. I will be creating 1 Nail art design using each plate. These both plates have very nicely etched images. These plates measure exactly the same as Bundle Monster or Born Pretty Stamping plates.

So first, I used the plate NM07 and I created a simple Illusion nail art using Dance Legend Luxy Glam as a base. The stamper I used for picking up the crispy image is also from NailMatinee (PURCHASED BY ME), it's super squishy and picks up the image without any need for priming it. I also used white stamping polish from NailMatinee.

Nail Matinee Review

Squishy right!?

 The look I created is this classy textured illusive nails. Luxy glam from Dance legend is a beautiful pinkish coral textured polish with a gold shimmer in it. I just love it!

Illusive Nails

Illusive Nails

Illusive Nails

A video tutorial will be up on my Instagram page, so if you need it you can visit my page here.

Next look is created using the NM13 which contains angry birds and candy crush images, I used angry bird images for this look.
I used Azature light blue diamond as the base, blue stamping polish from Urban nail art, Kaleidoscope black stamping polish and many other colors for filling the birds. The stampers I used here is from Bundle monster and Faburnails, the reason I didn't use the NailMatinee stamper for this look is because the smaller the stamper size, more conveniently I can line the image because HEY! I am just a beginner(Lining the image is very hard!). Experts can use any size stamper to line the images because they are experts duh!

Angry Bird Nails

Angry Bird Nails

Well, Excuse my imperfections in filling the birds. I tried my best to color them properly.

Angry Bird Nails

Here is how it looks in a close up! Not bad huh!?

Angry Bird Nails

Tutorial for this look will also be up on my Instagram page here.

Final Verdict: I loved to play with both the plates, the images are etched deep enough that makes it easy to pick it up and transfer (IMPRESSED!). My favorite out of both was Illusion one because I don't like cartoons much lol, but if you do, it's perfect for you or your kiddos, if you have one!

You can get NailMatinee products by directly messaging Nisha on her facebook or Instagram page. She will soon have her website up and the good news is she is also taking International orders now!



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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Madam Glam Nail Polishes - Swatches And Review

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Hey, lovelies!
Today I have swatches of 8 new polishes from one of my favorite brand Madam Glam to share with you!

Madam Glam Swatches

This is my second time reviewing Madam Glam polishes and I am already impressed with them. Thier are many things which have improved from the previously released polishes which include wide brushes which cover the nail more conveniently, solid one coater formula and off course more sexy color range. The only thing that bothered me a bit was the logo fading which happened in few of my bottles, but it didn't matter much after I saw the beautiful colors and their wonderful formula.

Well, this time, I got 3 crellies, 4 solid cremes , and 1 holographic glitter polish.

Let's start with the crellies shall we?? Do excuse my dry cuticles here , I was not well at that time:)

Pretty as hell - A beautiful baby pink crelly with different sized glitters in it. I spotted tiny and medium sized white hex and medium and large sized black hex glitters. The formula in this was unexpectedly wonderful despite all the glitters in it. Shown here is 3 thin coats plus top coat.

Madam Glam Pretty as hell

Madam Glam Pretty as hell

Madam Glam Pretty as hell

So so so glamorous - A gorgeous minty green crelly with different sized glitters in it. this one is exactly same regarding the glitters as Pretty as hell. Again the formula didn't disappoint me at all. Shown here is 3 thin coats plus top coat.

Madam Glam So so so glamorous

Madam Glam So so so glamorous

BFF - A lovely baby blue crelly filled with tiny round black glitters in it. This one is so unique , I just love it, the best part was its formula which was super smooth to work with. Shown here is 2 thin coats plus top coat.

Madam Glam BFF

Madam Glam BFF

Madam Glam BFF

Aqualicious - A stunningly bright minty green creme with a bluish tint in it. I just love how bright it looks, super hard to capture on the camera but I think I did a good job here. Shown here is 2 thin coats plus top coat.

Madam Glam Aqualicious

Madam Glam Aqualicious

Madam Glam Aqualicious

Just a flirt - A pretty and soft lilac creme. Its formula was a little sheer for the first coat but it covered really well in the second coat. Shown here is 2 thin coats plus top coat.

Madam Glam Just a flirt

Madam Glam Just a flirt

Madam Glam Just a flirt



Caribbean Island - A light mint green creme opaque in just one coat but still I used 2 coats because I like it that way. Shown here is 2 thin coats plus top coat.

Madam Glam Caribbean Island

Madam Glam Caribbean Island

Madam Glam Caribbean Island


Your majesty - Super bright royal blue creme. It was super hard to capture the real color so it looks quite similar to the picture shown below. The formula in this was a weird one, there was some dark color in the polish which was not mixed properly even after I shook the bottle 2 times maybe it was just a problem with my bottle. The color is super pigmented so it would definitely stain your cuticles if you won't apply the polish properly, but it didn't stain my nails even though I applied it for 2 days. Shown here is 2 thin coats plus top coat.

Madam Glam Your majesty

Madam Glam Your majesty


Holo Fever - A gorgeous eggplant colored  base filled with pink and red micro glitters along with silver holographic micro glitters. It's not a super sparkly polish but it does satisfy all the needs of the holographic lovers:D Shown here is 2 thin coats plus top coat.( The reason my nails are little longer than the other in this swatch is because I swatched it after few days of swatching the rest)

Madam Glam Holo fever

Madam Glam Holo fever

Madam Glam Holo fever



Overall I loved all the new colors I received except for the Yours majesty because of the fault in my bottle, otherwise, the color looks really great. If I have to choose any one or two, my picks will be BFF and Aqualicious.


*Good News* 
Madam Glam was so nice to offer my lovely followers a 30 % discount code which is great right! after all the good quality they provide in their products. Use " lifeisnails30 " to get a discount on your entire order. Plus they offer free WORLDWIDE SHIPPING over 40$ purchase.Isn't it like a cherry on top.

You can get all these beauties and other stunning products at their online site


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Friday, January 22, 2016

Cupcake Polish Unicorn Collection - Swatches And Review

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Hey, Beautiful people!
Happy new year!! How is the new year treating you?

I know I am late and was so busy with my studies that I didn't get time to either swatch or do nail arts, but now that I am finally free from everything, I am gonna start sharing swatches and other stuff with you!

To start with, I have swatches of Cupcake Polish Unicorn Collection to share with you!

Cupcake Polish Unicorn Collection

When Sara, the mastermind behind this brand contacted me to swatch for her, i was on cloud 9 because not only this brand focuses on beautiful polishes to fulfill your holo needs but also it gets partnered with the best of best bloggers and Instagrammers, since I don't categorize myself in either of these, I feel pretty honoured to be swatching for her.

Now let's talk about this collection, The unicorn collection consists of 5 beautiful deeply concentrated holographic glitter polishes in jelly bases. The formula in all of these are somewhat same and is "AWESOME" because you can get almost full opacity in just 2 coats (1 thin and 1 thick), you can either directly apply it or use the sponge method, both ways it achieves the opacity. The glitters don't poke they all lie flat which is again great. These show gorgeous holographic effect both indoors and outdoors even in low lighting conditions like my kitchen light which is just a 3 w LED. :D These don't dry fully textured so you only need a layer of top coat to make it super glossy.

Let the Swatchathon begin!!

Wish - A gorgeous light pink jelly base filled with pink and silver micro holographic glitters. The moment I apply the first coat, I felt like a barbie princess, This color was looking so pretty on me which usually doesn't happen because pink is not some color which goes with my skin tone. Shown here is 2 coats with top coat.

Cupcake Polish Wish

Cupcake Polish Wish

Cupcake Polish Wish
Wow!!

Imagine - A stunning light turquoise jelly base filled with light turquoise and silver micro holographic glitters. This color is all about mermaids and their gorgeous scales. If they do exist, they  should be wearing this polish because it's MESMERIZING:D . Shown here is 2 coats with top coat.

Cupcake Polish Imagine

Cupcake Polish Imagine

Cupcake Polish Imagine
Mermaids are gonna be real jealous!!

Believe - A beautiful purple jelly base filled with purple and silver micro holographic glitters.I love purple and I loved this polish, and when I was flaunting my nails after wearing this polish, Mom said she want to apply this color on her nails too which is very very rare trust me!! Shown here is 2 coats with top coat.

Cupcake Polish Believe

Cupcake Polish Believe

Cupcake Polish Believe
Holooo!!



Magic - A super awesome green jelly base filled with green and silver micro holographic glitters. I have always said that I don't like green on my nails but I am gonna change the words a tiny bit and I am gonna rephrase it, "I LOVE GREEN". Shown here is 2 coats with top coat.

Cupcake Polish Magic


Cupcake Polish Magic

Cupcake Polish Magic
Love this so much!!!

Dream - A lovely blue jelly base filled with blue and silver micro holographic glitters. I just love how it looks on my skin tone, not so bright and not so dark. Shown here is 2 coats with top coat.

Cupcake Polish Dream


Cupcake Polish Dream

Cupcake Polish Dream
Beauty in blue!!

Overall I loved the entire collection, none of the colors disappointed me. The formula in all of these was super good like I said in the beginning of this post. Glitters lay completely flat on your nail and these are super sparkly, no picture can do justice with how beautiful these look personally.


This collection launches on January 25th at 8 pm (Central). Polishes are 13$ each, but if you buy the entire set within the first 24 hours you get all of these for 60$ which means you get 5$ discount. 
Cupcake Polish ships WORLDWIDE.

You can get this collection at Cupcake Polish online shop.


Did you liked this collection?? If you do, which ones are you gonna treat yourself with? Let me know in the comments below:)