Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lucky Lacquer Swatches And Review

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Hello, my fellow Nail addicts!
Today I have a quick post to show you the swatches of a very new to me brand polishes known as Lucky Lacquer.

Lucky Lacquer Swatches

Lucky Laquer is an indie brand owned by Aruna. She creates best 5 free Cremes for every season. She also creates polishes other than cremes but her cremes are the best, They are water marble Friendly, Formula wise they are great, the application is easy with its wide brushes. Overall they are great <3

She sent me these 3 distinct shades to try and I have, to be honest, I am not a huge fan of these type of shades but the formula made me fall in love with this brand. She obviously has more stunning shades which you can get from her shop.

So let's not waste any more time and jump onto the swatches.

Mild Cienna - A beautiful Light lilac creme, opaque in 2 coats. This color looks like it will be sheer but it's not! Formula wise super smooth. Shown here is 2 thin coats plus topcoat.

Lucky Lacquer mild cienna

Lucky Lacquer mild cienna

Lucky Lacquer mild cienna


June Sapphire - A light cobalt blue again opaque in just 2 coats, formula wise it was smooth and easy to apply. Shown here is 2 coats plus topcoat.

Lucky Lacquer June sapphire

Lucky Lacquer June sapphire

Lucky Lacquer June sapphire


Luna - A dark wood brown and also can you believe it's my very first brown!? I was surprised to see I have never bought any brown like ever. Welcome, baby brown to my stash family. :D
Shown here is 2 coats plus topcoat No staining at all.

Lucky Lacquer Luna

Lucky Lacquer Luna

Lucky Lacquer Luna



Overall I loved this brand due to its formula and variety of colors it has! For all those people who asks which polishes are best for water marbling, here is your answer right here!!

You can get these polishes as well as her new collections on her Etsy shop.



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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Born Pretty Store Stamping Plates And Squishy Stamper Review + Nail Art

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Hey, lovely ladies!
I am really sorry for being MIA for so long. I was admitted to hospital for typhoid and I just got back home a couple of days ago and I am still recovering. Today I have another stamping plates review and this one is from Born Pretty Store. I will also be reviewing Born Pretty Store Squishy stamper (which comes separately and not along with the plates).


Born Pretty Store is your one-stop destination for all your nail art needs. They also carry stuff for makeup, clothing, jewellery needs and much more. You get all the stuff in a pretty affordable price range. They also provide FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING. 

I will be showing you 1 nail art using each of their plates, their squishy stamper, but before I show you them, let me tell you a bit about the products shown above. 

Stamping Plates - The plates comes in a rectangular one side opened envelope cover whose material is thick so it's good to store your plates if you don't have a case for them. Each plate comes with a blue film for its protection from any scratch which you need to remove before using the plate(which I removed earlier). Each plate measures 12.5 * 6.5cm. Both the plates image were properly etched for easy and clean pickup.


Squishy Stamper - This stamper comes in 2 different colors, one is Translucent and other is red. I chose red because I heard good things about it. It comes with a plastic scraper. The stamper picks up good, but it misses some spots here and there(which can be because mine came with a tiny dent, on which they agreed to send a replacement head ) which is totally avoidable with the given price range. The holder of the stamper is plain steel which I covered with black glitter for better hold. It didn't need any priming, I just washed it once with warm water and soap.

Teal Green Stamping Polish - The stamping polish comes in a 15ml bottle. It's very pigmented and transfers onto the nail really well. The only drawback I found was that it has a very strong smell, so you better use it in a well-ventilated room, otherwise it's a complete win-win.

Okay so now let's look at the nail art looks I created using the products.

BPL024 Pink Gradient nails with stamping

BPL-024 (Floral themed images) - For this look, I first created a gradient using Dance Legend 540, El Corazon 423/263 Cream and Absolute New York Pure White over a white base. Then I stamped the diagonal floral image from the BPL-024 Plate using NailMatinee White stamping polish and Red Squishy Stamper from Born Pretty Store. Then finally topped it with the glossy HK Girl Topcoat.

BPL024 Pink Gradient nails with stamping

BPL024 Pink Gradient nails with stamping
This plate has a lot of floral theme designs!<3

The Pickup is really good.Right!?

BPS-008 (Arabesque themed images) - For this look , I started with Dance Legend 538 as my base, Made a decal of this beautiful garnish/border image from BPL-008 using the stamper and the teal stamping polish , and applied a thin layer of top coat over the image on the stamper, once dry peeled it off from the stamper and placed it onto my base polish near the cuticle and sealed it off with a glossy top coat. 

BPL008 Neon summer nails

BPL008 Neon summer nails

BPL008 Neon summer nails

BPL008 Neon summer nails

It picked up real nice again!

Overall I loved the plates etching and designs in them, The squishy stamper and the polish. The best thing about them is that they are super affordable and perfect for beginners as well as others.

*Use my code "RAGQ10" for 10% off on your entire order*

You can get all the Born Pretty Store products used above from the store links below:


You can get many varieties of stuff at their website.






Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bundle Monster Fundamentals Gel Polish Collection - Swatches And Review

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Hello, lovely people!
It's super cold out here today and I am sitting here with a cup of hot coffee getting super excited to share with you the swatches and review of the Bundle Monster Fundamentals Gel Polish Collection today. To those of you who's wondering what's so special about this post, let me tell you these are the first gel polishes I have ever used. Special right!?

Bundle monster Fundamentals gel collection

This set comes with 1 UV/LED flashlight, 3 essential colors which are Red, Black, and White. For the flashlight, you will need 3 mini batteries to make it work unless you are an idiot like me who thought it doesn't need any batteries and start pushing the button to turn it on!

Bundle monster Fundamentals gel collection

I always thought gel polishes must be really difficult to apply and curing and wiping and every other term that professionals used made me go crazy because I never understood a single word what all those things meant and how difficult the process was. So when I saw this Fundamentals collection with a cute little LED Flashlight, I had to experiment with them and explore new levels as an artist.

With this set in hand, there is no need for that bulky led curing lights or those Base and Topcoats and especially that wiping the tacky layer that everyone used to talk about. NO NEED!! All you need to do is Take off your polish, clean your nails completely, push your cuticles back and apply the polish like you usually do, clean the cuticles and skin around the nails using acetone and a brush, once it's all cleaned, Cure the nails with the LED flashlight for about 30-60 seconds. What's the benefit with gels? Let me tell you gels are the best because you can go on and on with the application until you are satisfied with the coverage because until you cure the gel with the Led light, it doesn't get dry. YAYY for GELS!! Well off course this info was only for the beginners like me who are just getting into gels for the first time.

For all my swatches I used a peel off base coat under the gel colors because I had to remove them right after I click pictures for swatching purpose, so you don't need to use it.:) I did 2 coats for each polish, Let's get into the swatches shall we!?


 Rouge Lipstick - Its a gorgeous tangy red creme, almost a one coater. The formula looks thick and gloopy but when you apply the color on your nails, it's super smooth to work with. Trust me, guys, I was so scared that it might flood my cuticles but NO! not a single nail cuticle was messed. LOVE GELS!!

Bundle monster Rouge lipstick

Bundle monster Rouge lipstick


Button Down - A lovely white creme, was a bit sheer for the first coat but it covered really well in the next coat. It's the most basic color for a nail artist. You need white!! And this one is awesome!! (I didn't cover my nail tips properly because this was the first color I applied and was scared if the gel will get removed from the tip or not. (SILLY ME I KNOW!!)

Bundle monster Button down

Bundle monster Button down

Cocktail Dress - A lovely black creme, it was way too sheer for its first coat, which was a bit disappointing for me but it covered well in the second coat. But I truly think black should have been one coater anyways its application was smooth and easy to work with.

Bundle monster Cocktail dress

Bundle monster Cocktail dress

Overall I loved this must have Gel kit from Bundle Monster, The application was super smooth and the formula was great to work with, covers the basic/ necessary colors and the best part it comes with a handy Flashlight which you can put in your bag and travel day long. SO FUN!! 

This Bundle Monster Fundamentals Gel Polish Collection is available at their website.


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Kiara Sky City Lights Collection - Swatches And Review

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Hey, lovely people!
In today's post, I will be sharing swatches of a new collection called City Lights from Kiara Sky with you.

City lights collection consists of 5 micro glitter toppers with holographic micro glitters in it. The holographic glitters are present in the polish in a very limited quantity giving a very less holographic effect to the polish, but not too less to disappoint me. Since these are glitter toppers, these look best when used as toppers which mean using it over some base color may it be dark or light, but here I swatched them without any base and used 3 thin coats for each of them and topped with Glisten N Glow HK Girl Top Coat for a glossy finish. The consistency of glitters in these polishes is less which is the reason for bald spots on the nail, but that's okay since you can use them on top of any base color.
Let's look at the swatches now!

Vegas Strip (N517) - Turquoise micro glitter polish in a clear base with Holographic micro glitters in it.




V.I.Pink (N518) - Pink micro glitter polish in a clear base with Holographic micro glitters in it.





Strobe Lights (N519) - Silver micro glitter polish in a clear base with Holographic micro glitters in it.





Out on the town (N520) - Purple micro glitter polish in a clear base with Holographic micro glitters in it.





Sunset BLVD (N521) - Gold micro glitter polish in a clear base with Holographic micro glitters in it.





Overall The collection is pretty good, perfect for those who like toppers and especially for those who likes micro glitter polishes with holographic effect. The formula in each of them was smooth and the application was easy too. The only thing that bothered me was that the glitter consistency is less which makes it difficult to wear on its own. Other than that it's a good collection.

My Top picks are Vegas Strip and Sunset BLVD!
Which one is yours?

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


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