nail art

Delayed

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This is from a few days ago. Around Easter. I have couple more manis in drafts and then I think it will be break. I am moving house next month. Our new house is almost ready. That is where I have been busy, choosing door handles and curtains and what not. It has been tiring but I am really happy with everything. The worst part begins now though. Packing everything and then the unpacking. Ugh!

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Now to this mani, it was copied (badly :P) from the very talented Thecraftyninja, whom I follow on Instagram. Actually I like this mani, just that I think I overdid the dots. I was going for a clean-er look. I absolutely love the colors though.

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Categories: Cremes, Dotting, Freehand | 1 Comment

Black Illusion

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I am back. The nubs are back .Saran wrap marble is back too. πŸ™‚ What’s absolutely new is LA Girl Black Illusion, a gorgeous black holo. I wish I had taken better pictures because this mani was really lovely in person.

Categories: Barry M, Cremes, Holo, LA Colors, Lakme, Saran Wrap | 1 Comment

Negative

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The negative space nail art is definitely my favourite at the moment. If only I had little more time , I’d be playing with tape and polish all day. Its so much fun!!

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The blue polish in this mani is Bourjois 1seconde Bleu moonlight. Its a gem. A true one coater. I have just one coat here. It dries fast and glossy too. The other is Corail magique. Another favourite of mine.

Categories: Bourjois, Cremes, Dotting, nail art, Pastels, Shimmer, Taping | 4 Comments

Oatmeal raisin love!

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This is Faces sand coat Oatmeal Raisin. I do not like the name. I love the rest of it. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and unlike any polish I own. I did three coats here. Now, going by Faces Cosmetics history I’d say its their take on OPI’s very famous Alcatraz Rocks. Not that I am complaining. πŸ˜‰

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I am mostly pretty meh about polish fads/trends. Like I dont own any shatter or magnetic polishes. But the textured polish trend has all my attention.

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This is the first mani I have ever done with striping tape. All courtesy the lovely Kejal. She sent me the tape and my first set of nail art brushes! ! Thank you Kejal! I need to break open the brushes now. πŸ™‚

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This one is with topcoat. So if you dont like textured polish its still just as stunning with a topcoat.

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And this is a very thin coat of Jessica Gingersnap over Faces Oatmeal raisin. Fascinating!!!

Categories: Faces, Glitter, Jessica, nail art, Stripes, Texture | 4 Comments

Holo heart!

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Its here! My valentines mani! πŸ˜€ Little things-great joy! I did this in a rush (as usual) and it shows. But I still like it. Also it looks atleast ten times better in person than here. I hope I will remember to re-do this mani . I really like the negative space nails, and for the first time in years (seriously!) my nails are not stained, so I dont feel bad showing them. Hurray to that!

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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
― Dr. Seuss”

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β€œTo say “I love you” one must know first how to say the “I”.”
― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

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Categories: Faces, Glitter, Inglot, Layering, Orly, Taping | 2 Comments

Repeat

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The color scheme for this one comes from the same skirt as this one. I think its an interesting combination. I enjoyed doing this one.

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Categories: Cremes, Freehand, Lakme, Lotus Herbals, Metallic, Sally Hansen, Shimmer | 1 Comment

Two greens and a pink

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The dots are messy but the colors are pretty. I saw a beautiful dot gradient on Instagram and mine looks downright ugly next to it. But eh…. πŸ˜€

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I really like these two colors together. I think I had a dress in that combination long long long ago. πŸ˜›

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Categories: China Glaze, Coloroma, Dotting, Gradient, Lotus Herbals, Pastels | 5 Comments

Hello October!

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First things first, The polish ghost is back!!! Its obvious it loves Oktoberfest just as much as I do! And secondly, hello October! I love October! Begin October with Oktoberfest! Okay lame! πŸ˜›

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I have had one of those crazy busy weeks. All I want to do this weekend is put my feet up, order food in and finish reading my book. But not happening. Sigh!

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So for now I will go paint my nails a happy orange and eat some cake.

Categories: Dotting, OPI, Shimmer | 6 Comments

Practicing the lines

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Dutch ’Ya Just Love OPI?
I have had this polish for so long and this is the first time I put it on (as far as I remember πŸ˜› ). I was pretty sure it wasnt as beautiful as all the swatches made it look. But it is! It is!

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This is me practicing the lines. I really want to be able to move the brush on my nail and be able to breath, both at the same time. Haha!

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Ah well!! All in good time! πŸ™‚

Categories: Freehand, OPI, Shimmer, Stripes | 8 Comments

Fantasy drama

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Without topcoat

When I said I was working on the gradients, I was not kidding. I am having so much fun dab dabbing! πŸ˜€
I wasn’t sure how these shades will pair with each other, but I think the delicate green and the striking teal work beautifully together.

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With topcoat

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These are two of the Limited Edition nail paints from Lakme’s Royal Opulence by Sabyasachi. I googled that! πŸ˜› They are both gorgeous colors. Two coats here with topcoat. Dry fast. The shade Green Drama must be a relaunch because I saw the exact color in Lakme’s color crush range which is 100 bucks cheaper than these (?). And as beautiful as the green is, the teal is the stunner of this collection.

Categories: Dotting, Gradient, Lakme, Shimmer | 4 Comments

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