Feb 24, 2018

Book Review: The Hate U Give

Hello everyone. Today I am reviewing a book called The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This book was published in February 2017 and quickly became a best-seller in no time. When I read rave reviews about this book I wanted to read this one as well, so after a long wait in the library I got my hands on a copy early this year.

The story is about a girl named Starr who witnesses shooting of her unarmed friend by a cop. This story line might sound familiar to you as it is loosely based on a similar real life event that happened few years ago. The similarity ends there and the story takes its own twists and turns as Starr's life unfolds after her friend is killed in front of her eyes. The big part of the story is how Starr juggles between her home life in a poor neighborhood and her school life in a fancy suburban high school. Apart from a strong story line, well narration the story also consists of a mini love story, drug dealers and some high school drama(which is part of every teen's life).

This book is not something which is easily forgettable. It makes you feel sad, angry and motivated all at the same time. There are some really good lines written in this book which I will remember forever, like this one - "Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right".

I rate this book 5/5.

Feb 22, 2018

Kendra Scott

Hello Lovelies, today I am sharing swatch of my NEW nail polish from Kendra Scott. This polish is called Peach Coral. I was wandering in Kendra Scott store for Thanksgiving sale when I spotted their nail polish collection (which was on sale). I did not know they carried nail polishes as well, that too in such gorgeous bottles. Hence I decided to buy a shade which I didn't have in my collection, a light version of orange and coral. The formula is smooth, goes on evenly, and has a nice shine even without a top coat. I applied 3 coats for the pictures below. The gold cap is designed to be pulled off and underneath it is a regular nail polish cap attached to the brush. The brush is regular small brush and you have to turn it around while applying so that the application is even. When I applied this polish I fell in love with this beautiful color and wore it for couple of days just by itself.

Feb 19, 2018

Beauty Big Bang | Chrome Powder

Today I have review of chrome powder which I got from Beauty Big Bang. This chrome powder is a pigment powder and its my first time using a pigment powder on my nails. This is a duochrome peacock powder with deep purple undertone and shifts colors to green and golden. It comes in a tiny box and contains only 0.2 grams of pigment powder but it is enough for few applications. This powder comes with 2 sponge tipped applicators. Usually it is applied on gel polish base but for my nails I wanted to try something different. So I applied it on my regular black polish as base and the results are in the pictures below. This peacock powder is available online HERE for $2.99, product code SKU: J2952-3A.


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Feb 16, 2018

Chinese New Year 2018 | Year of Dog

It's Chinese New Year today and like last year, this year too I made a Chinese themed nail art for this occasion.

Year 2018 is the year of a dog and in case you are wondering what that sign means on my middle finger, it is the symbol of Dog in Chinese. Red symbolizes good fortune and joy in Chinese culture and it is found everywhere during the Chinese New Year combined with shades of Gold, hence this red and gold nail art. The red base I have used here is Kiko's 15 Vermilion Red and gold is Zoya's Ziv.

Happy Chinese New Year All

Feb 14, 2018

Valentines Day | 2018

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY everyone. I made these freehand and this is what I am wearing on my nails for Valentines Day today. Polishes used to create this nail art are - Essie's Lovie Dovie, Dior's Rouge, Zoya's Lolly and Purity.


Feb 11, 2018

Valentines Sparkle

Happy Sunday everyone. I wanted to create a Valentines sweater print on my nails so I came up with my design. It's all done freehand using Dior's Rouge, Essie's Lovie Dovie, Sephora's Traffic Stopper Copper, Zoya's Purity and Lolly.


Feb 8, 2018

Heart's Desire

Another V-Day nails design by me. For this one I used Christian Dior polish GRENAT( see it's swatch HERE) as the base. The using Zoya's Purity I free-handed the hearts and dots design on my nails.