10 December 2014

Christmas 2014: Day 5 Ice blue and white

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Hi lovelies,

For this prompt, I did something that was more wintery than Christmassy.


The base is Polish Me Silly Caribbean Dreams, is a light blue to darker blue thermal polish with smaller blue and silver holo glitters. I stamped on it with MoYou London Princess Plate Collection 13 XL. Doesn't it look like icy winds blowing on a desolate landscape?

The colour shift in this thermal was very subtle. But I quite liked the mix as it is. And, it wears strong too. I took this photograph on the fifth day of wearing it. Says a lot, huh?
Did you like this manicure? Don't forget to leave a comment below. Thanks :)


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Christmas 2014: Day 4 Santa/Elves

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Hi lovelies,

I have been posting less text as I have been completing the challenge but am hardpressed for time to blog. So, please follow me on Instagram @indianlacquerade where I upload pictures regularly and more than what I blog about. 
Coming to the challenge, this week's prompt is Santa and/or Elves. I decided to go with a simple manicure.

 I used Glam Polish Coven, a a rich red scattered holo with red holo hex glitter, and Conjuring, which is Coven's emerald counterpart. Both polishes are from the Cast a Spell collection.
 I used OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Honey Ryder and Colorbar Red Earth to draw the pompoms. 
 
This manicure was well-liked on Instagram. How about you? Do you like this manicure? Don't forget to leave a comment below.

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Christmas 2014: Day 3 Snowman

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Hi lovelies,

For the Snowman prompt, I was racking my brains till I stumbled upon this idea.
I used two K B Shimmer polishes for this prompt. The base is K B Shimmer Witch Way, a deep purple jelly base with a ton of holographic glitter. On this, I layered China Glaze The Outer Edge, a white and silver microglitter, and used K B Shimmer White Here, White Now, a white texture polish, on the tips to imitate snow falling. I also used WHWN for the snowman's face and used acrylic paints in black and orange to draw its hat, eyes and nose.
Here is a closeup of the base KBS Witch Way. Isn't it gorgeous? Don't forget to leave a comment below.
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9 December 2014

Christmas 2014: Day 2 Trees

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Hi lovelies,

The Christmas tree prompt turned out to be quite interesting for me. Instead of the usual red, green colours, I opted for green and gold.

I used Faces Lyon, a green texture polish on my pinkie and pointer, and L A Girls Sands of Time, a gold texture polish on my middle and ring fingers. I then layered China Glaze Fairy Dust over Lyon. It took away the textured effect but I loved it this way too.
 I stamped on it using MoYou_London Festive 01 with China Glaze Passion (gold) and A-England St George (dark teal). I love the way this looks, what about you?



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5 December 2014

Christmas 2014: Day 1 Snowflakes

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Hi lovelies,

This is for the first prompt #Snowflakes for the Challenge Your Nail Art and #Glitter for Nail Art Dec. 

Gradient of DD Imitation is the Biggest Form of Flattery and Glam Polish Bewitched stamped with MdU white
 This is such a delicate-looking manicure. 
Gradient of DD Imitation is the Biggest Form of Flattery and Glam Polish Bewitched stamped with MdU white
I created a gradient of Different Dimension's Imitation is the Biggest Form of Flattery and Glam Polish Bewitched. Then I stamped with Mundo De Unas White using snowflakes from a host of plates from Bundlemonster, QA, and MoYou London.
Beautiful, isn't it?



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4 December 2014

Christmas Nail Art Challenges

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Hi lovelies,

Yes, I have started on more nail art challenges. This time, I'm trying my hand at three of them. Actually, the attempt is to kill two, erm three, birds with one stone as most of the prompts overlap.
The main and biggest challenge is:

The second is:
The last prompt which anyone can do is:
So, care to join me?



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3 December 2014

#TGPNPC The Ugly Duckling in the Set: Day 43 of The Neverending Pile Challenge

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Hi lovelies,

I finally finally FINALLY come to the end of my epic The Glittah Pirates Never Ending Pile Challenge. And the prompt is The Ugly Duckling in the Set. I rarely buy the entire set, and it is rarer for me to buy something I do not like. But I did goof up when I bought Colorbar Exclusive 07.

This is a burnt maroonish brown colour. I liked how it looked on the bottle. But on my nails, BLEH!

Of all the Colorbar polishes I own (And, they are quite a sizeable number), this is the only one I did not like in the least bit. I plan to use it as the base for some nail art.

Here's a closer look. The bubbles were the fault of my topcoat which was acting funny. And please forgive the ugly cuticles. I had injured my nails and couldn't touch them with enduring a lot of pain. But all's okay now :)
So, for once, I managed to complete an entire challenge, even if it took me months! But then again, in my defence, there never was a time limit to this challenge. I am just glad I stuck out till the end :) 


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#TGPNPC Dupes! Match Untried with Tried: Day 42 of The Neverending Pile Challenge

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Hi lovelies,

Rolling towards the almost end of this challenge, we have a dupe match untried with tried challenge. And I present to you Zoya Veruschka (swoon!) v/s Faces Green versus Matte.

Here's a shot with the bottles included. I used Veruschka on the two middle fingers and Faces on the pointer and pinky.  After Picture Polish Kryptonite, Zoya Veruschka was one polish I had my heart set on. Unfortunately, it came out nearly 2 years before I got addicted to polish and there was no way I could lay my hands on it. Evil Bay was out of the question. So, I prayed (yes, I tend to do that for polish) and God heard (Thank you!) :) Zoya relaunched its Matte collection and I added Veruschka, a backup (as if I was ever going to finish 1 bottle), Savita (purple), and Posh (red) to my small collection of Zoya Mitzi (chartreuse green) and Harlow (magenta).

But there was a time in between that I decided to get hold of Faces Green versus Matte to satisfy my lemming. And I need to thank my dear friend Dhara from The Happi Therapy for being an enabler. She got me most of the Faces Matte range. This was before Faces launched a counter in Ahmedabad. 


As you can see, while Faces is a beautiful polish but it cannot match Veruschka's gorgeousness. Veruschka is darker than Faces. Veruschka is pretty opaque in one coat. I used two for perfection. Faces need three to four coats to be opaque. And the biggest bummer: It STAINED! Through two coats of nail polish! Now, that is something I can do without. 
I then layered both polishes with L A Girl Crowd Surfing, a sheer apple green polish with fine green glitter and green/orange flakies 
So, what did you think of this comparison? Don't forget to write your thoughts below.
Thanks :)
 
 


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#TGPNPC Your Best Granny Colour: Day 41 of The Neverending Pile Challenge

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Hello lovelies,

Slowly and steadily I come to the end of the Neverending Pile Challenge. As the title goes, this one is about the best granny colour I own.


He, he, he... that would have been my choice because both my grannies never wore polish in their entire lives. Yes. Not. Once.So, I was dutybound to take that shot :) Since the challenge was about polish, I wore Colorbar Fairylite, a shimmery pink polish that is work-appropriate but in no way boring.



And given the name of the polish, how could I not stamp Snow White? I used QA plate 26 and Konad White for the design and the scroll design stamped on the rest of my fingers. I really liked the polish and the design, both of which looked delicate.

What do you think?
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