February 29, 2012

Black and White Challenge!


I will be participating in a Black and White nail challenge which is starting from tomorrow. I first read about this challenge on Wacky Laki blog. Dolores of Colorful Bottle and Mateja of Purple Glitters are the ones who created this challenge. This is my first nail challenge and I am really excited to be a part of it.

Black and White nail challenge will continue for the month of March and I will be making blog posts on these topics every third day. I am really looking forward to this nail challenge.

If you need more information on this challenge please contact Dolores or Mateja (click their blog name above and it will take you to their blog). You can also check this link too: http://mateja-nails.blogspot.com/p/black-white-challenge.html

I will appreciate any suggestions or comments.

Thanks for looking.

February 27, 2012

Blue Roses!


It has been a couple of days since I posted because mid-terms are approaching and I was busy with one of the projects. But a girl can stay away from her polish only so much. I used nail foil for the first time and I really like how it turned out. I might be doing more nail foil posts in the future.

For this, I applied 2 coats of Zoya Robyn. On the accent finger I applied Best Glue Ever which I thinned down with water to almost 30-40% as it is easy to apply when thinned down. After the glue dried (it becomes transparent) I applied the Pink and Blue Roses nail foil. Then used a Q-tip to rub over the foil so that it attaches itself properly. After that I applied Wet N Wild top coat on accent finger because for some reason fast drying top coat does not work well with the foils, at least not for me. In the end I applied Seche Vite top coat on all the fingers including the ring finger.

February 24, 2012

Giveaway I won & Zmail


Today I received not one but two mail packages. Awesome! First, I will start with the giveaway polishes that I won. Kristin from http://luminouslacquer.blogspot.com/ did her first giveaway on her Facebook page when she reached 50 likes. She mailed these beauties on Wednesday and I received them on Friday in a perfect condition. She also wrote a very cute note. Thank you Kristen and I love both the polishes. Also, it may surprise you to know that I do not own any Revlon or Nicole by OPI polishes. I had used Revlon in the past but do not have any in my present collection. This is going to be my first time trying Nicole by OPI.

Left: It's not me, It's Blue; Right: Whimsical

Awesomeness in Bottle.
Revlon Whimsical

I also received my Zmail today. I ordered them when Zoya released its Valentine's Day promo. So I just paid a total of $8 for both of these polishes including shipping.

Left: Zoya Dita; Right: Zoya Maisie

More awesomeness in Bottle.

All four polished that I received today.

I will appreciate any suggestions or comments.

Thanks for looking.

February 23, 2012

Blue Squares and Glitters


How is everyone doing? First, I am very excited that I won two polishes in a giveaway hosted by Kristin from http://luminouslacquer.blogspot.com/. She is a newbie (like me) and has a wonderful blog and a Facebook page so check it out and give love. I am waiting to receive and play with my giveaway polishes. Also, this is the first time I have won anything so :) :)

For this, I applied 2 coats of Zoya Caitlin. Then using a Red Angel image plate 103 I stamped the Squares using Ulta Salon Formula Wild Night. My alignment of stamping the squares is kinda off specially on my pinkie. I have an obsession of doing something extra on my accent finger so I applied three different colors (Silver, Navy Blue, and Turquoise) of square glitter in small empty squares. I applied these glitter squares individually rather that just piling it on as it gives it a much smooth texture.

February 22, 2012

Zoya Whitney Eve Promo


Good news from Zoya!

Enjoy this new promo from Zoya 'Buy Color Lock System and you will get 2 polishes free & free shipping'. You can choose any two colors from Zoya Maisie, Kristen, Megan, and Chloe. Thank you Zoya for another awesome promo. This promo is valid till February  25th, 2012 11:59PM EST.


Whitney Eve and Zoya Nail Polish a beautiful combination of color and style!

The Zoya nail polish combination selected by Whitney Port for the debut of her Whitney Eve Fall 2012 Collection was one of the "hautest" and most wearable nail looks to happen during New York Fashion Week. Mylar Glaze Maisie from the Zoya Fleck Effect collection was layered over the full coverage powder blue cream Kristen for a fresh and flirty effect that complemented the metallic and soft blue accents featured in the show. Whitney is best known for her popular reality TV series' "The Hills" and "The City", but is well on her way to making a new name for herself as a designer - which is what she has wanted from the very beginning. 

Whitney Port herself selected Zoya Megan and topped it with Zoya Chloe for a fun pink turn on the look.


We want you to add a fashion-forward Whitney Eve, Zoya duo to your "nail wardrobe".

Now through Saturday, February 25th 2012 11:59PM EST,  ONLY.

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February 20, 2012

Flakies on Tips!


I was so happy when Finger Paints released its Special Effects Collection. Before it was really hard to get your hands on flakies at a reasonable price. I made a couple of trips to Sally's Beauty Supply to get my hands on this particular effect called Twisted. It is a mix of all different kind of flakies and I would call it a rainbow effect.

For this, I applied 2 coats of Zoya Raven which is a metallic/cream finish. To give it a matte look I applied a coat of China Glaze Matte Magic. After it dried I applied Finger Paints Twisted on my tips. This mani looks really cool in person but it does not last long like a regular mani. My mani started to chip at the end of second day.

February 19, 2012

Blue Butterflies


I wanted to try Essie School of Hard Rocks from the longest time but could not gather enough courage to spend $8 on a bottle. I know it sounds cheap but that's the life of a student with almost a non existent job. Good news is that I was able to grab it at an awesome price and the best part is that my loving brother brought it for me. You can check the haul here.

For this, I applied 2 coats of Essie School of Hard Rocks. Then using a Konad image plate M53 (picture of the plate at bottom) I stamped the butterflies using China Glaze Adore. Adore came out in China Glaze Romantique collection and all the shades in this collection are perfect for stamping. As you guys have noticed previously that I have a tendency to go overboard so I did the same thing this time too. I outlined the butterflies on my ring finger using Black acrylic paint which is a totally unnecessary step. Don't do it save yourself from the mess :D

February 17, 2012



I wanted to post this haul earlier but I was busy with the Valentine's Day series. I brought all this stuff at the end of January from Dollar General. I went to store to get some random stuff and while browsing I saw that they carry Sally Hansen Color pens. I have read that these pens are really good for stamping and for the price I could not resist and brought all the shades they carried. I did get to try one of the pens for stamping and it worked like a charm. Just for reference Ulta sells it for like $8 or something.  For all of this stuff I just spend $10 plus tax.

Gold and Silver Chrome

February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails

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February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails 12


This is my twelfth and last post of the Valentine's Day series. For this design you will need acrylic colors, brushes and red glitter. I had so much fun doing this design and I hope you guys like it.

For this, I applied 2 coats of Zoya LC. On my accent finger I drew a teddy using acrylic paints. I followed the same layering steps as in my sixth Valentine's Day nails ( Click sixth if you want to see a layering tutorial). On my other fingers and thumb I applied chunky red glitter.

Zoya Valentine's Day Promo


Good news from Zoya!

Enjoy this new promo from Zoya 'Get Free Red Nail Polish from Zoya with any order & Free Shipping too'. Thank you Zoya for making my Valentine's day more awesome. This promo is valid till February  15th, 2012.


February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails 11


This is my eleventh post of the Valentine's Day series. It is a very simple design using stamps and I hope you guys like it. For this, I applied 2 coats of Zoya Raven. Then using the Red Angel Plate 114 I stamped the heart design on all the fingers using China Glaze Admire. Admire is a very good stamping polish. 

February 11, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails 10


This is my tenth post of the Valentine's Day series. My cousin wanted to see two white doves in love and I came up with this design. I had so much fun doing this one and I hope you guys like it.

For this, I applied two coats of Zoya Gretchen. On my ring and middle finger I painted white doves using black and white acrylic paint. Also, both the doves are carrying half hearts (if combined it makes a complete heart) which I painted in red and pink acrylic paint. On the thumb and remaining fingers I drew small hearts using red acrylic paint.

February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails 9


This is my ninth post of the Valentine's Day series. It is an easy design using 'love' fimo, acrylic paints and micro beads.

For this, I applied 2 coats of Essie Alligators Purse. On my accent finger I applied 'love' pink fimo and surrounded it with micro beads. On other fingers and thumb I made a vertical thick line using Zoya Gretchen and outlined it with Gold Metallic acrylic paint  and drew small hearts using the same color. At the tip of other fingers I applied 'love' brown fimo (sliced them in half) and outlined them using micro beads. I like how the accent finger turned out and think if I would have avoided putting fimo and micro beads on other fingers and thumb it could have turned out even more better (just a suggestion).

February 9, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails 8


This is my eighth post for the Valentine's Day series. I was very skeptical about this design and was wondering that should I even post it. My reason: too much pink :D

For this, I applied 3 coats of Essie Secret Stash. On my accent finger I drew three straight thick lines using  Royal Fuchsia acrylic paint on the sides and Lavender in the middle. Then outlined these lines with black acrylic paint. After everything dried I drew a heart in the middle using red acrylic paint and outlined it with black paint. On my other fingers and thumb I drew the same lines but only half way through and then made a horizontal line to make it look like a beam. After it dried made a small heart in middle. Last step which I regretted doing was the dots in red and black acrylic paint.

February 8, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails 7


This is my seventh post for Valentine's Day series. This is the most easiest design I have done in a couple of days other than stamping of course.  You only need a couple of acrylic paints and brushes.

For this, I applied two coats of Zoya Jules. On accent finger made small hearts using red acrylic paint. I did not focus on drawing the same size hearts and drew them very randomly using the side of a flat brush. With the same brush I made some random leaves using green acrylic paint and then with a brown acrylic paint made branches. After everything dried I added red glitter on my tiny hearts.

February 7, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails 6


This is my sixth post of the Valentine's Day series. I want to start this post by thanking Leslie of Polish Art Addiction. I have learned so much from her blog specially cartoon themed nail art. If you want to look  at more cartoon nail art then click on the link above.

For this, I uploaded a step by step tutorial for you. I did not get it right the first time I tried. Heard of a phrase "Practice makes you perfect" well I am no where near perfect but with practice I did improved a little.

February 6, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails 5


This is my fifth post of the Valentine's Day series. I used Heart 'Love' fimo and dotting tool for this nail art.

For this, I applied two coats of Essie Mink Muffs. On the accent finger, I applied heart 'love' fimo and drew hearts in four different directions using a dotting tool and Zoya Cheryl. After that, I connected all the hearts together by making a dotted line using a very light brown acrylic color. On other fingers, I drew a heart in the middle using Zoya Gretchen and more hearts on the corners using Zoya Cheryl. I connected all these hearts using the same light brown acrylic color.

February 5, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails 4


This is my fourth post of the Valentine's Day series. It is a very simple design using micro beads, teardrops and heart rhinestones.

For this, I applied 2 coats of Zoya Sooki. On my accent finger I combined two teardrops to make it look like a heart ( I do not own any big rhinestones) and surrounded it with black micro beads. On the remaining fingers I applied small black hearts and drew a straight line across them using silver micro beads.

February 4, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails 3


This is my third post of the Valentine's Day series. It is a very simple design using acrylic paints and dotting tool. I hope you guys like it.

For this, I applied 2 coats of Zoya Sooki on accent finger and 2 coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Bubble Gum Pink on remaining fingers and thumb. Then using Royal Fuchsia I covered the sides of the nail(Metallic Red on accent finger). After it dried I drew a line using Turquoise ( Metallic Green on accent finger) acrylic paint where Royal Fuchsia paint ended and added a lavender acrylic paint (Metallic Brown on accent finger)line in the middle of it. Using the same lavender acrylic paint I drew three hearts in the middle section using a dotting tool. On the accent finger I added three green heart rhinestones. 

February 3, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails 2


This is my second post of the Valentine's Day series. It is a very simple design using stamps and I hope you guys like it.

For this, I applied 2 coats of OPI Fit For A Queensland. Then using the Red Angel Plate 106 I stamped the heart design on all the fingers using Zoya Sooki. On the accent finder I added a silver heart rhinestone in the middle and small silver glitters on the big red heart outlining the small heart in the middle.

February 2, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails 1


I mentioned in my last post that I will be doing a Valentine's Day theme nails for the next two weeks. This is my first mani in that theme and I hope you ladies enjoy it. I have also uploaded a step by step tutorial for you (I am so nice! :D).