31 December 2013

Totally Doable Challenge: Studded

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Hi lovelies,

The fourth challenge in the Totally Doable Challenge by Californails is studded. Studs, somehow, always bring to mind metal ones. I ordered some online but it has not landed yet. I guess the Christmas rush is to blame.
However, since I did not have any metal studs, I made do with these cute ones.


I love the simplicity of this manicure. These are some plastic blue studs on China Glaze United, a textured rose mauve holographic glitter. I would classify it as a liquid sand polish. I have no clue why it was not marketed as one.

The pink polish is just perfect to set off the blue studs IMHO. That's it for this challenge. Don't forget to leave a comment :)

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Totally Doable Nail Challenge: Mittens

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Hi lovelies, 

My life's been in a bit of a turmoil. My dad fell critically ill and I spent my Christmas in hospital. The only distraction was the nail art challenges which I achieved on my nails but had no time to post.
Now that my dad's condition is improving, I'll be posting the challenges. This one fulfills the Mittens challenge from the Totally Doable Nail Challenge.



I love textured polishes because of its fast drying quality. This blue is from China Glaze. I tried stamping using a gold polish, but it didn't show up well. So I switched to red.



Hope you like this manicure. Don't forget to leave a comment.

Colours used: 
Base: China Glaze Of Coarse!

For stamping:
Polish: Konad Red
Plates: Bundlemonster H03 

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19 December 2013

Where there's a giveaway....

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Hi lovelies,

Tis the season of giving and there are a lot of multi-blogger giveaways out there. The one that caught my eye is Jingle All The Way International Giveaway! where the winner gets to choose where their voucher comes from out of a great pool of online stockists.



Check it out here...

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18 December 2013

Glitter Overload

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Hi lovelies,

Today's title reveals what it is all about. Glitters! And what a sparkly one this is. And, it fulfills the criteria for Getting Ready for Christmas Challenge's Glitter Overload theme as well as the Totally Doable Nail Challenge's Lights theme.



This is Toast-ess With The Mostest created by Christy and Valesha from Peachy Polish for K B Shimmer. It is a clear glitter topper loaded with circle and hex glitters in shades of gold, silver and pink to mimic champagne. It is a glitter bomb. 
Though one coat is enough, I layered on two for these Disco '82 nails. Thus, fulfilling the TDNC's Lights challenge. I used Colorbar XXXX as the base but it is all covered up! Just look at the holo-ey shine.


Frankly, this is waaaaay too much for me. I do not like busy polishes much. So I was sceptical when I saw the bottle. But boy, one non-loaded coat was enough for me to fall hard for this polish. It complements all colours, light and dark. The micro holo glitters fills up the gaps left by the large glitters beautifully. This one is a definite winner.

Product: Toastest with the Mostest
Brand: K B Shimmer (Indie polish)
Collection/Range: Winter 2013 Blogger Collection 
Colour: Clear base filled with gold, silver and pink gliters in holo circles and hexes 
Finish: Gritty 
Qty: 15 ml   
Price/Availability: (Not available in India. Can be ordered through Harlow)

 THE CHALLENGES:


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4 December 2013

Getting Ready for Christmas!

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Hi lovelies,

December heralds the beginning of Christmas season. And I am ready to face two nail challenges: Getting Ready for Christmas Challenge (Phew!) and the Totally Doable Nail Challenge (Amen!)
For this I combined both challenges. GRCC's first challenge is Not yet, but almost! and TDNC listed Pattern. 



Since I had just received a consignment from one of my favourite indie polish maker Different Dimension, I just had to, had to sprinkle some magic using Cranfairy! I used a design from Bundlemonster's Holiday collection which to me represented ORNAMENTS!


 I have Not yet put up my Christmas tree, but I have almost decided on the ornaments.So this pattern fulfills both my challenges.  And now for the gorgeous Cranfairy in all its lonesome, winsome beauty. 



Cranfairy is a squishy raspberry jelly polish with hot pink, burgundy and fuchsia glitters. It does not have holo glitters yet it is a definite beauty. Two coats did the trick for me. It did dry gritty, so this is with two super thick coats of Seche Vite (Ah, what would we do without it). 



A close up of how the polish looks on your nail. It kind of looked like a squishy watermelon to me. Is that black glitter I see? I really cannot figure out. And one more photo showing its squishiness, aided by my trusted SV, of course. 



So what do you think of the polish and my take on the challenges? Do leave me a comment. I read them all. 
As for the giveaway I talked about it my last post, I am working out something interesting for you all. So, stay tuned :)

Base used:
Product: Cranfairy

Brand: Different Dimension(Indie polish)
Collection/Range: Fall 2013 
Colour: Raspberry jelly with hot pink, burgundy and fuchsia glitters  
Finish: Gritty  
Qty: 15 ml
Price/Availability: (Not available in India. Can be ordered through Etsy store) 

Stamping:
Polish: Konad white
Plate: Bundlemonster Holiday Plate: BM-H02
 

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1 December 2013

100th post and Christmas challenges!

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Hi lovelies,

This is my 100th post and thanks for being with me through this lovely journey. My entry into the nail world has been exciting to say the least. I have made many new friends and found great polish brands. It is like discovering a new world. I'm sure you know the feeling.
We all have occasional obsessions, that pass with time. I thought my obsession with polish and nail art would go the same way. But it hasn't, so far. So, to push it further, I have decided to take part in two Christmas challenges.
 The first is the Totally Doable I Have A Life! Challenge by Californails. I just love the title. Don't you? Here's how it goes...
 


The second is Getting Ready for Christmas by Elsa of Likeacandyshop.com. Here are the details...
I also plan to host a giveaway to celebrate Christmas and my 100 posts. Would you like that? Wish me luck with the challenges and leave a comment below.
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