Tuesday 30 October 2012

Brand Review: Tip Top Nails

Hi Girls, 
I hope many of you know about Tip Top Nails for those who doesn't, Tip Top Nails is a South African nail polish brand. Tip Top Nails stocks variety of polishes including creams, metallic, crackle, glitter etc. and also has many Nail Treatments like Cuticle Treatment,Anti-Fungal, Quick Dry and the one which amazed me most is Nail Bitters which is a bitter taste top coat that helps in stooping nail biting habit :D

When i come to now about Tip Top polishes, I was quite curious as they say that these polishes are vegan, Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP (Dibuthyl Phthalate) and Camphor FREE – and made in South Africa with the best raw materials.In addition these polishes are not tested on animals. Isn't it tempting enough.

I got a package to review which included some polishes and their base and top coat too and i am quite impressed with that. Polishes came well packed in a black shopping bag inside a cardboard.

I decided to swatch polishes in parts. Formula is neither runny nor thick.. i like the brush most.. its good in quality and cover my whole nail just in 2 strokes which is a bigg plus. 

First polish is "Cherry's in the Snow" its a blood red cream polish which is opaque in 2 coats. Tip Top Nails has 2 range of polishes Tip Top Nail Chic Polish which are exclusive to Clicks Stores and Nail Addict by Tip Top which is exclusive to Foschini Stores Nationwide in South Africa.
gorgeous.. isnt it?? Application was smooth and they really dry quickly.

I also got U Crack Me Up Rikki Brest crackle polish in gold.
this polish is a duo bottle. one side has crackle polish and other side is topcoat. I thought to do a crackle notd on my red nails.
polish application is smooth and an included top coat really a big help for people like me who paint their nails in tube for instant notd for a party .. :D. 

I further added some rhinestones to complete the look. 

Finally i am very impressed with the polishes specially the brush and the drying time. They have variety of colors and some very interesting shades.  One thing i like about the brand is that they are very interactive on social media always doing some challenges, tips ans trick for nail art , tutorials etc.

You can check their range on the website Tip Top Nails.
You can also contact them on Facebook or Twitter

*** this product was sent to me for review but that doesn't effect my views.

Saturday 27 October 2012

Halloween Challenge: Day 9- Inspired by a Scary Movie

today is second last theme mani for the Halloween Challenge from CNT..  theme is Inspired by a scary movie.. 

I recently got my HD plates and stamps on the plates are so tempting tht i decided to stamp some of my fav from these plates i hope they may be belong to some scary/horror movie.  Here's my mani:
base: rainbow glitters layered over Barry M black
stamping polish: Born Pretty stamping polish white, barry m silver foil
acrylic colors
stamping plates: HD01,HD03, HD04
my vampire doesnt have nice teeth :D. I actually didnt paint them accurately.
i wanted to see the matte version of this mani so i applied a matte coat. 

Hope u like this. You can get HD plates from HERE.


Friday 26 October 2012

Halloween Challenge: Day 8- Blood/Gore/Splatter

Hi gals, 
i am one day late for the 8th manicure of Halloween Challenge..i am feeling very lazy these days maybe because of weather or smthng else i dont know. 

So today's theme is Blood/Gore/Splatter and i did:
i created this manicure using spun sugar technique which i first saw at Chalkboard Nails. This technique is very easy. Here are the steps:

1. Prepare your base: i applied a base coat and then 2 coats of Barry M peach melba. you want your base can apply the top coat here(read below why). I applied 1 coat of poshe quick dry top coat.
2. for creating thin/thick strings put few drops of your desired polish on a rough paper and let it dri for few mins making the formula thicker(you can blow on the surface to speed up the process).

3. Using a toothpick or dotting tool check if there are lil strings forming in the polish or not like this:

4. now dip the tool in the polish and  lift it over your nail and go in a circular motion around your finger  without touching your nail(this will put the string on ur nail). Again dip the tool n the polish and repeat the process till you achieve your desired look.
 5. This is the complete look. Now as I said i did try to apply a top coat here but that makes my spun sugar polish bleed hence messing the art. Anyway without top coat it gves a nice 3D look to the nail.

Hope i am understandable here. Please do comment if you have any queries about the technique.


Tuesday 23 October 2012

Halloween Challenge: Day 7- Pumpkins

Hi chickas, 
how you all doing... this post is really late today... today's theme in CNT challenge is pumpkins.
I got my HD plates just today and i luv the designs.. i will probably post them here or on Facebook soon. 

Here's my mani:
base:  gala of london 
stamping polishes: Moyou black and Konad pastel orange
stamping plate: HD 01 and HD 03
these plates are designed and selling by our fellow blogger Bunny Nails and u can buy these plates from HERE.

i am not very much pleased with the orange stamping polish as its looking very light.. i am still  searching for good stamping polishes over darker base.
i like the HD plates and this tree is my fav. I honestly didnt put more effort in this mani coz when i was doing this mani i got some good news from my bestie and i left the mani as it is and started chatting with her :)

hope tht u like this mani.
stay tuned for my next theme mani.. i have a new technique to share with you all.


Monday 22 October 2012

Lush Lacquer "Sugar Daddy" Swatches and Review

Monday Mornings!!! I dont know why but these days i am loving weekdays more than weekends.
Weekends are kinda boring same routine watching movies, eating and sleeping. i need a change. Anyway as weekdays cheering  me up these days and today morning was so beautifully foggy and with wintery feeling I loved it as i didnt have to go to work  unlike hubby :D.

Today i am showing you another Indie.. you all must know by now that i am in love with indies these days so here is Sugar Daddy from Lush Lacquer

Lush Lacquer is custom blended polishes by Karin and Lexi, mother-daughter duo :).

What Karin & Lexi says about their polishes:
"our polishes make perfect party favors for Halloween parties, baby showers, birthday parties, events, x-mas parties (secret santa gifts) and just because..........they are perfect gifts for your hairdresser, doctor, manicurist, mail lady, secretary, best friend, teacher, school administration.....etc.....the list is endless...we have something for everyone!

All of our polishes are custom- blended from existing colors, lacquer bases and have loose cosmetic-grade glitters. They are 3 free~~NO Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)~~NO Formaldehyde
and NO Toluene."

 Sugar Daddy is 2 coat opaque white base polish with yellow, red, green, blue, purple, orange medium hex and bar matte glitters.  This is a perfect rainbow glitter polish in white base. 
 here i used 3 coats of the polish. 
 this polish is so so beautiful and now my most favorite white base glitter polish. 

Lush Lacquer have wide range of glitters and their polishes costs $8.75 for 15ml bottle. They also stock minis and pack of mini polishes. They do ship internationally. 

Lush Lacquer now also available on Harlow & Co. and soon will be available on

You can also contact them on their Etsy Shop and on Facebook Page

Hope you will like this polish as much as I do. 



Thursday 18 October 2012

Halloween Challenge: Day 6- Things that Goes Bump in the Night

how you all  doing..  I hope many of you know that i have participated in Bundle Monster Halloween Nail Art Challenge. Please vote for , the voting is ending on 19th Oct and  after that the top voted entries will go to the judges who finally decide the winners.. Please vote for me today and tomorrow, I have added the link to the sidebar. 

coming on to today's mani ..Today is day 6 and the theme is "Things that goes bump in the night-monsters etc."  For this i decided to do a devil mani: 
base: Orly Iron Butterfly
stamping polish and plate:  barry m silver foil and BM 305
please excuse my cuticles..  they are going thru their bad days :(
Iron Butterfly is a shimmery matte polish and here's when i applied top coat
just few more themes are remaining for completing the challenge. 
  so that's it. Dont forget to vote for me. 


Tuesday 16 October 2012

Halloween Challenge: Day 5- Freestyle Halloween

today truly very short post :)
It's day 5 at halloween challenge and tht's call for freestyle Halloween nails and i decided to make Frankenstein on my nails. Here's

 base: models own toxic apple
free hand with black and white acrylics,
topped with poshe.
 please check out what other girls created.

and please do comment i luv reading ur comments :)


Monday 15 October 2012

F4 Polish Midnight Circus and Bubble Yum Swatches, Review

Today, i am here with another Indie swatches and review.. F4 Polish is handmade polishes created by 3 sisters. I have been sent 2 polishes to review, they are Midnight Circus and Bubble Yum. 

Midnight Circus and Bubble Yum

 First of all i like the label, it's hand written and a big rhinestone accenting for O.
Came to me well packed.

Here's the close swatch of the formula:
 pretty, isn't it..

First Midnight Circus, the name is so accurate. This polish have tiny matte black glitters with medium square white and red, purple, blue, yellow,orange, green hex glitters suspended in a clear base. 
This polish is so beautiful that it will go great with any base. 

Here i applied 2 coats of polish over a white base:
and this one over models own aciiied.
i didnt use any top coat and the glitters were easy to apply.

second polish is Bubble Yum which is really yummy :).. bubble yum is also clear base polish having various sized matte white and pink hex glitters ,and fine dark pink glitters. 

i layered 2 coats of bubble yum over black,
also over models own true blue ( sorry the blue base swatches are taken in flash as i applied it and slept for like 5 hrs :D and when i woke up it was dark outside.. )

both of the polishes just need a little bit of swirling around before application and you are good to go.

all F4 polishes are big 3 Free!!!
These polishes costs $8 and also available in minis($4) upon requests.
Shipping to US and Canada $3 and $5 respectively, and for intentional orders PM them on their FB wall. 

F4 polish is now included in my favorite indie brand  and  i definitely recommend these glitters. :)

you can contact them on their Facebook Page and their Etsy Shop.

*** these polishes are sent to me for review however that doesnt effect my thoughts.

Friday 12 October 2012

Review: Stamping Polishes from Born Pretty Store


Today, I got some stamping  polishes to review from Born Pretty Store

First of all i hope all of you familiar with Born Pretty store for those who doesn't know yet, Born Pretty Store is an online nail art, beauty and life style store who sells both in retail and wholesale. Born Pretty Store ships free worldwide. I personally like the store very much for the variety and price.

I got these stamping polishes:
L->R Stamping polish in Red, Yellow,  Blue, White and Black

each bottle contains about 5ml polish. 
The polishes arrived well packed and in perfect condition. I  always get very excited to see new stamping polishes :D... these polishes costs $6.93( can you believe that) and here's the link to product.

I stamped with these polishes over black and white base. i wanted a real feel so stamped them right on my nails.
red is little more vibrant than whats is actually looking here.. yellow, blue and black are great on white base.
i  did applied the top coat a lil early hence messed the red a lil bit. 

the polishes worked great over white or light shade base. 

then i stamped them over black base:
 ok so as you can see they are not as vibrant as white base. Red is okiesh but i wish yellow and blue should be bit more sharper. white stamping polish is good.

Overall i think even if  yellow and blue doesn't work great on black base, they are still good buy  for the price and of-course very good for  practicing.

Born Pretty Store is celebrating 2nd Anniversary whole October and having lots of daily and monthly discounts. 
You can also get 10% discount using CPL91
i have put a banner is sidebar with code.
Do check them out.

** these polishes were sent to me for review however that doesn't effect my opinion.


***Drum Roll*** And the 4 Winners Are

First of all thank you very much for participating in my first giveaway.. Welcome new Followers and I love you all so much for making this giveaway worth :) 

You must be thinking that i mistakenly write 4 winners in the heading but SURPRISE... i have chosen a 4th Winner who gained maximum points(i.e. 59).....If you follow me on the fb you must know that i shared if i cross 500GFC than i will put a surprise in the giveaway and that is it. The 4th Prize is:

Brand New 1 bottle each of Barry M Ruby Glitter and Pink Sapphire Glitter(more swatches here)
Finally the winners are:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

and the 4th winnner is:
Radi Dimitrova
all the winners have been contacted and claimed their prizes. 
I will pack and post your parcels asap.
Thank you all for participating. 
Hoping for more big Giveaways in future :)