October 30, 2012

The Battle Nail Polish Challenge


I will be participating in The Battle Nail Polish Challenge which is starting from November 1, 2012. I first read about this challenge on Mateji Ustvarjata blog. Citygirl907 of Beautiful Living has created this challenge. This is my Second nail challenge and I am really excited to be a part of it.

The Battle Nail Polish Challenge is do at your will nail challenge. There is no time frame to finish this challenge. You can do no post, one post or several posts in any given week. This challenge is perfect for people who have busy schedules or for a newbie who wants to be a part of a nail challenge but is anxious about keeping up with it. 

If you need more information or be a part of this challenge please contact Citygirl907 of Beautiful Living You can also click the link below for more information. http://theblogforbeautifulliving.blogspot.com/2012/10/battle-nail-challenge-update.html

I will appreciate any suggestions or comments.

Thanks for looking.

October 25, 2012

Tutorial: Scotch Tape Nails


How is everyone doing? I hope all of you are having an awesome time. I am changing the way I used to do tutorials. So instead of having individual pictures and steps, I will have one big picture showing all the steps. I switched to this method because it is very convenient to pin (Yay! for pinterest lovers) the tutorial. I hope you guys like this new method.

I got many requests for the scotch tape tutorial so here is the tutorial for my beloved fans. Steps of the tutorial are at the bottom. This mani is very easy to do. All you need is scotch tape and scissors. Also, you need to have time in your hands and a lot of patience.

You can check my previous scotch tape nails here and here.

  1. Apply polish on you nails and tape the bottom one-third of the nail. Make sure the polish is completely dry otherwise the tape will ruin the polish. Also, make sure that the tape is not too sticky. 
  2. Apply the polish of different color (second color) on the nail. The polish will only cover the remaining two-thirs of the nail.
  3. Remove the tape as soon as you finished applying polish. Do not let the polish dry.
  4. Repeat the Step 1 and cover the bottom two-third of the nail with the tape.
  5.  Apply the polish of different color (third color) on the nail. The polish will only cover the top one-third of the nail.
  6. Repeat Step 3 and apply top coat.

Items used: 
Polish: Zoya Ibiza, China Glaze For Audrey, and Essie School of Hard Rocks
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Others: Scotch Tape and Scissors

I will appreciate any suggestions or comments.

Thanks for looking.

October 22, 2012

Blue Butterfly!


How is everyone doing? If you follow me on Facebook then you probably know that I have opened a new shop. I am selling solvent resistant glitters for frankening. If you don't know, solvent resistant glitters are used for making your own nail polishes as these glitters do not melt or bleed. I have tested these glitters for more than 2 months and can assure you that the glitters will perform well. Let me know if you have any questions. You can check my shop here.

For this mani, I wanted to go for a subtle look. Don't get me wrong I love all the Halloween nails that I am seeing these days but wanted some change. It is a very simple design using stamps and I hope you guys like it. For this, I applied 2 coats of Essie Sand Tropez. Then using the Red Angel Plate 119 I stamped the butterfly design on the accent using Zoya Ibiza. 

October 12, 2012

Flakies! Flakies! Flakies!


I am so in love with Finger Paints Special Effects Collection. I have done a mani using Zoya Raven and Finger Paints Twisted before and used Twisted only on the tips in that mani. You can check that post here. Twisted 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. After it dried I applied Finger Paints Twisted. To give it a matte look, I applied a coat of China Glaze Matte Magic. This mani looks really cool in person but it does not last long like a regular mani. So after the first day, I applied Seche Vite.