Friday 31 October 2014

Gothic Nail Art


Finally the day is here,Halloween that too on friday, spooky right. This is my last manicure for halloween this year. I havn't done anything crazy halloween-y stuff nails this year, but i opted for subtle halloween looks and continuing it, I am sharing a gothic nail art which i will be wearing tonight. 

I used purple and black combination for my gothic mani. Though the polish looking more blue-ish  but if you have china glaze creative fatasy, then you know its more of grape purple. 
gothic nail art

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Halloween Series: Gothic Damask Pattern Nail Art!!


Buying new polishes is the most exciting thing to do for nail polish addicts. We sleep late in night, waiting for new restocks, wait for mailman like crazy and nothing in the world gives us as much happiness as getting a nail mail. We buy and buy and sometime when we casually go through nail storage, we find hidden untried polish gems.  Well, that is what happened with me yesterday. I was looking for my clean up brush and i went through my a-england polishes row to see if the brush fall down there somehow. I couldnt find thr brush there but A-England Jane Eyre caught my eye and i remembered that i loved this polish and was so excited to get it but never tried it.  So, that's how i chose the base for today's manicure. 
a-england jane eyre

Monday 27 October 2014

Halloween Series- Mummies and Candy Corn Inspired Dry Marble!!!


Today, I have two Halloween designs to share. I did mummies with googly eyes using black and white water marble design last week. I wanted to do it last year but the googly eyes delivered after halloween so couldnt do it on time. I also shared a quick video tutorial on instagram(check here).
halloween nail art- mummies
Second manicure is a dry watermarble nail art inspired from the colors of candy corn.
candy corn inspired nail art

Thursday 23 October 2014

Happy Diwali !!!


Today is Diwali, a very auspicious and most celebrated Indian festival. Diwali is also called "festival of lights" and is celebrated for victory of light over darkness, good over evil.  We also worship goddess lakshmi on this day and light up oil lamps to welcome goddess. Fireworks are also important part of the Diwali.  I remember the whole neighborhood gather outside their houses and burst firecrackers for hours. It was so much fun, this was the second best part which i use to love as kid, best part was getting gifts. Anyway, what i want to say is that, I love Diwali and miss celebrating it with family in India.  

Here, I am sharing my Diwali nail art , featuring some of the aspects of Diwali. 
indian festival nail art- Diwali

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Spooky Graveyard- Halloween Nail Art


Halloween is just around the corner, and  social media is full of spooky Halloween manicures.  Though I dont celebrate halloween(i didn't even know about it till the age of fifteen, we don't celebrate it in our region) but i really like it, specially dressing up, i wish i could also go for trick n treating when I was a kid :D :D. I love to see halloween manis and creating them too. So, today I am sharing my first halloween manicure of this year.  

I decided to do a nigh time graveyard nail art with spooky tress and moon and bat. So, here it is:
spooky graveyard nail art

Friday 17 October 2014

Pink Dry Marble Nail Art for Breast Cancer Awareness


Its friday again,  a day to share a pink manicure for breast cancer awareness. Today, I have a dry water marble nail art to share. I saw a instagram tutorial from Sveta Sandars on dry marbling. It looked so beautiful, so i thought to create it with different shades on pink.
picture polish sizzle- pink mani for breast cancer awareness

Wednesday 15 October 2014

1960's Inspired Nail Art


Today's manicure is 1960's inspired nail art which is my challenge nail art for this week's pick n mix challenge. Two prompts for this week are 60's inspired and matte/texture. I have moyou back to 60's 01 stamping plate, so i decided to attempt that prompt. 
inspired by 1960s nail art
 It took me a while to figure out exactly what i want to do on my nails even though I had a stamping plate for it. I knew about "flower power" because i did a manicure for this laqst year(check here) but i wanted to include few more 60's elements to this mani. 

Friday 10 October 2014

Cirque Kontiki Collection "Dear Dahlia" Review + Breast Cancer Awareness Nail Art


As I mentioned earlier, I am doing pink manicures on all Fridays this month and also(check my first mani here), this week's second prompt for pick n mix challenge is Pink. Today, I have Dear Dahlia from Cirque Kontiki Collection. 

Dear Dahlia is hot pink jelly with green shimmer. At certain angle it also reflect hints of purple violet shade. Formula is very nice and even. It requires two to three coats depending upon how opaque you want it. It dries semi-matte so definitely need a top coat. I applied 3 coats of the polish and top coat for following pictures. 
cirque kontiki collection dear dahlia- direct light

Monday 6 October 2014

Geometric Gradient


Today I have a geometric gradient nail art to share with you, which I did for this week's pick n mix challenge prompt. Two prompts for this weeks are, three colour gradient and pink. I am gonna do one manicure for each of them this week. So today, I am sharing three colour gradient challenge. 
geometric gradient nail art

Friday 3 October 2014

Pink Friday- Breast Cancer Awareness Nail art


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  have been doing breast cancer awareness inspired manicure from last few years and I hundred percent support this cause. That is why I decided to do pink manicures on all fridays of this month. To know more about breast cancer awareness and how to take a self exam at home click on this post

breast cancer awareness pink friday nail art

Wednesday 1 October 2014

52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge - 2 Colour Gradient and Teal


So, yes as name suggests, I am participating in this new challenge organized by a facebook group, I am part of. In 52 week pick n mix challenge, there will be two challenge prompts(one technique and other color) for each week. one can either do two different manis for each of them or can combine both and do a single mani. Another rule is to try oldies or untried polishes to create manis, which i really like as i have lots of untried polishes. 

This week's prompts are "2 color gradient" and color "teal". I decided to combine them and do a single mani. Here's my manicure.