24 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 11 Polka Dots

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Hi lacqueraders, 


Day 11 of the 31 Day Challenge thrown by Chalkboard Nails is polka dots. And with that the image that comes to mind is Minni Mouse. But I had already done my share of MM nails. Therefore, I decided to take up something different.
I had once seen a manicure and loved it. I cannot recollect the blogger's name but shall link it as soon as I find a clue. And this is my version of the nails.


Isn't it pretty?
The base is OPI Did You Ear About Van Gogh, a clean creamy putty shade that does flatter my dusky Indian skin. The polka gradients are Colorbar Pro, a glowy purple, Deborah Milano Sense Tech 10, a shimmery matte blue, and China Glaze Running in Circles, a glassfleck grassy green. 

P.S. There is a group I belong to on Facebook called the Indian Lacquer Lovers. This submission also goes for their theme of the week: Polka Dots. #ILLnailchallenge
  

 Colours used:
Colorbar Exclusive 76 (black creme)
Inglot 204 (blue flakies)
NYX Peach Ave (Golden flakies) 

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31DC2013: Day 10 Gradient

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Hi lovelies,

The tenth day of my 31 Day Challenge threw up the theme of Gradients. I thought of sponging one, the most common way of getting gradient nails. Till, it struck me that I could use something really beautiful for this nail art.
So, this is what I came up with.


This is Inglot 204 (blue flakie near cuticle)  and NYX Peach Ave (golden flakies near the tips) layered over a coat of Colorbar Exclusive 76, a basic black. I just dabbed them on to create the gradient effect.
This is the mattified look. Doesn't it look gorgeous?
If you follow my blog regularly, you will be well acquainted with my internet woes.  So I continue to use my Instagram picture to keep the posts short. 
Liked this manicure? If you did, please leave a comment below. I would like to read your thoughts :)


Colours used:
Colorbar Exclusive 76 (black creme)
Inglot 204 (blue flakies)
NYX Peach Ave (Golden flakies) 


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12 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 9 Rainbow

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Hi lovelies,

Day 9 of the 31 Day Challenge by Chalkboard Nails is Rainbows! And what could be more exciting than that? I loved the theme but had no idea how to go about it. There are so many rainbow manicures out there... Finally, I landed on this one.



This is inspired by a Maryammaquillage.com manicure that I found on Pinterest. I used fabric/acrylic colours for this art as I did not want to go about mixing polishes for the correct shade. Also, acrylics are easier to work with. Err... the single piece of glitter you see on my middle finger was floating in my top coat and landed exactly in the middle of the nail. So, I did not bother removing it. 
This manicure grabbed a lot of eyeballs. And has been my best effort so far. Do you agree with me? Don't forget to leave a comment below :)


Nail art:
Acrylic colours used



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10 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 8 Metallic

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Hi,

A week of the 31 Day Challenge thrown by Chalkboard Nails is over. The theme for day 8 is metallic.


I used only Revlon polishes for this one. The base is Aqua Divine, two coats of a teal shimmery base, on which I stamped using Gilded Chrome.
What is your opinion about this? Don't forget to write :)

Polish: Revlon Aqua Divine from its Street Wear Shine collection
Stamping: Gilded Chrome from Revlon's Top Speed range
Plate: Bundle Monster 321

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31DC2013: Day 7 Black and White

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Hi,

It has been over a week since the 31 day challenge was thrown by Chalkboard Nails. And I have managed to complete them so far. Thanks for sticking with me guys :)
The theme for the seventh day is black and white nails. For this, I again turned to Missy Barry and her beautiful creations. This time, I used Different Dimension's Drops of Jupiter -- a black jelly base with star, circle and square silver holographic glitter. It is a galaxy on your nails!



Isn't this awesomeness! Since it was a black and white challenge, I stamped some arrows and stars on it using Konad White.
How did you like my take on B&W? Do drop a line. 


Polish: Drops of Jupiter by Different Dimension
Stamping: Konad White
Plate: Bundle Monster 20


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8 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 6 Violet

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Hi,

Day 6 theme for 31 Day Challenge is violet. I have to make a clarification here, I posted another manicure on Instagram. I used Color Club Sugarplum Fairy in the photo on IG. You'll realise why soon.


This is Chirality Polish Raisin Gein from her Cereal Killer collection. It is a milky white base full of various sizes and shades of violet and purple matte/shiny/holo glitter and microglitter. I not only committed the foolishness of trying it on its own without a solid base, I also used my OPI Rapidcoat to dry the polish. And it bubbled like crazy as you can spot on my middle finger. 


 I am definitely going to redo this polish so you can see how beautiful it is! Love the large matte glitters and the holo glitters that twinkle, oh so delicately. 
My goof apart, did you like this polish? And my take on the challenge?

Polish: Raisin Gein by Chirality Polish

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31DC2013: Day 5 Blue

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Hi!

Day 5 of the 31 Day Challenge is blue. The night before I received a parcel from Different Dimensions. And it had just what I wanted to meet the challenge.



I had an early morning movie date and in my hurry, I managed to damage my manicure as you can clearly see here. Nevertheless, I fell in love with the polish. Who can resist circle glitters after all! 
The polish on my pinky and pointer is Deborah Milano Sense Tech 10, a beautiful shimmery matte blue. Since I didn't want to topcoat it, I couldn't smooth out the damage.
The polish on the remaining fingers is Different Dimension Never Grow Up. This is a white crelly base filled with blue shimmer and several sizes of blue and silver circle, square, and hex glitters -- some of them holographic. Since the crelly was bluish white, I layered it over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, a white tinged with grey.
Did you like this take on blue? Do drop a line :)

Polishes used:
Ring and middle
: Never Grow Up by Different Dimension

Pinky and pointer: China Glaze Winter Holly

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7 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 4 Green

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Hi!

The theme for the 31 Day Challenge thrown by Chalkboard Nails is green. For this, I decided to go matte. There is texture and there is glitter, too.
Check this out:


The pinky and pointer sport China Glaze Winter Holly, a green textured polish. My middle and ring finger show off K B Shimmer Get Clover It -- medium circle glitters in gold, lime green and dark green in a dark green jelly. 
I mattified it using Essie Matte About You topcoat. Ain't it gorgeous?!
Are you liking my take on the challenges so far? Don't forget to comment.


Polishes used:
Ring and middle
: Get Clover it by K B Shimmer

Pinky and pointer: China Glaze Winter Holly


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31DC2013: Day 3 Yellow

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Hi lovelies,

I have got my internet for a while, so I am grabbing this chance to upload as many pictures of the challenge as possible. To ease my life, and put less load on my Internet, I am reposting my pictures from Instagram, so please bear with me.
Day 3 was yellow, a colour I sport very reluctantly. But I really really loved what I ended up with. Want a look? Here...



Isn't it gorgeous? The base is a pastel yellow which I have layered with Lush Lacquer Freckles -- small neon matte glitters in orange, purple, hot pink, green and blue. I could be missing a couple of colours here. 
I am glad I layered this polish over a pastel instead of white. It was a beauty alright!
Once the challenge is over, I promise to swatch and review all the glitters and indie polishes I will be showing along the way :)
Would you like that?

Polishes used:
Base
: VoV pastel yellow

Glitter: Lush Lacquer Freckles


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31DC2013: Day 2 Orange

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Hi lovelies,

The second day of the 31 day challenge by Chalkboard Nails was themed orange. I had posted my manicure on Instagram and since I haven't been able to get my internet up and working, I got delayed in posting this on my blog.
Currently, the only way out is the use the instagram picture to sort out my troubles. 

 

The base is Milani HD, a scattered silver holographic polish, over which I brushed on an orange crackle polish. I spotted a bunch of crackle polishes and brought quite a few colours. However, the first coat made me realise that it wasn't a look I loved. So, everything went to storage. Thankfully, the orange saved the day. It is actually a neony orange. However, I did not layer it over white so it did not 'pop' much. Which suited me just fine.
What do you think about it?

Polishes used:
Base
: Milani HD 

Crackle: VOV neon orange

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3 September 2013

31DC2013 Day 1: Red

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Hello lovelies,

Today is the first day of the 31 day challenge. The theme is red. If you have been following my blog, you'll know I do not like red much. But I cannot get away from the fact that this colour does look good on me.
Well, for those who do love the colour, here's a treat.





This is a basic red polish, layered with NFU-Oh 44, an orange jelly packed with gold-orange-green flakies. I am keeping this post short as my internet issues haven't been sorted out yet. 
I already posted this manicure on my Instagram account @indianlacquerade so that I am still in the challenge.
If my net acts up, I shall upload the posts whenever it is working. But do follow me on Instagram to check my progress :)
Here's another picture so you can see how squishy this beauty is




Check out other participants on Instagram under #31dc2013. Cheers!

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1 September 2013

Challenging times ahead!

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Hi lacqueraders,

Here I am back, jumping into another challenge, praying like crazy that nothing untoward happens to jinx it this time. I am taking part in the 31 Day Challenge that Sarah from Chalkboard Nails has started.
The challenge has 3 categories. The first 10 days focuses on colours. The second 10 is about patterns while the last set deals with inspirations.

Here's the breakdown:


I don't know if I can paint my nails everyday, but I really wish to complete this challenge only because I want to get back to regular blogging. So, wish me luck!!

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