Monday, June 30, 2014

Monthly Mani Favorites: June 2014

It's end of June 2014 and time to choose the Montly Mani Favorites again. You can see last month's poll here. In case you haven't done this before, this is your chance to take the poll below and let me know of your favorite nail art from the month gone by. Hurry up as the poll lasts only for few days.

Which is your favorite nail art on Nails Context from June 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Black n Gold laser tape manicure

Hello! I am not really pleased with the manicure that I am featuring today but decided to share with you all anyways.


This is a really easy manicure and I started by first painting my nails a base color. I used Zoya’s Ziv as the base which is golden. Once it was completely dry I cut the striping tape and taped it on random sections of my nails. Then I painted over the nail completely with black – Maybelline’s Black Onyx and then slowly peeled off the striping tape. What was left was lines in the color of base, which was golden. That’s it easy –peasy.


You can see some of my other striping tape designs here, here and here.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Henna Series: Paisley

Its been a while since I shared some henna in this space, so decided to share some with you all. Hope you all like it.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Polka Dots

On a Sunday, getting bored at home, this is what the outcome is - colorful polka dot nails :)

The polishes used are Revlon's Plum Seduction, Ulta's Little Black Dress and Sally Hansen's Hard to Get.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Yellow reminds me of Summer

For some reason, the color yellow reminds me of Summer. And that's what this nail art does - reminds me of Summer. Since I wanted the yellow to stand out, I painted the black daisy nails only as accents. The yellow is Zoya's Darcy and on it using a thin nail art brush I painted thin white lines using Sinfulcolor's Snow Me White. The Black is Butter London's Union Black Jack and on it using white and yellow I painted half daisies on the corners.

Bracelet and Ring: Chloe and Isabel

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Feet, feet, feet

Hi all, today is my niece Esha's birthday and so I decided to dedicate today's post to her. She loves my nail art and always wants her toe nails painted. I have painted her toe nails so many times that I have lost count. So here are some of her feet pictures where I painted her toe nails. Look how grown up her feet look in the pics.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ESHA!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mix-n-Match

When in doubt, always go for mix-n-match nails :) and thats what I did, created some floral, some chevron and some colorblock nails using the following colors - Butter London's Jaded Jack and Cotton Buds, Urban Outfitter's Flip Flop. You can see another nail art here based on these two color combinations.

Stacked Green Bracelet's: Claires

Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer Floral Nails

Summer is HERE and for that I decided to try some summer floral nails with my new Butter London polishes. That's right all the polishes that I used in this nail art from my favorite 3-Free brand, Butter London. This design is inspired by Mr Candiipants and in order to learn how to do them you can follow here tutorial here.

The polishes that I used are - Cotton Buds, Silly Billy, Union Jack Black, Jaded Jack, Fruit Machine. The top coat and base coat are from Butter London as well.
Bracelet: Chloe and Isabel

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Milkyway Nails

Hello friend's. Today I am sharing with you all my "Milky Way" nails or what they are popularly known as Galaxy Nails. Remember my swatch of Gravity nail polish from Picture polish and how it reminded me of a galaxy nails. So that's the polish I used as a base coat here.

Since Gravity is a sheer polish. I started by painting my nails in a black polish as the base coat. I used Butter London's Union Jack Black Nail Lacquer. Then on that I added two coats of Picture Polish's Gravity. When it was dry I started by dabbing three different polishes, using a sponge, to create the galaxy effect. I used SinfulColor's Blue is Alfresco , Revlon's Lily and Ulta's Celebutante. Then using a dotting tool I added tiny white dots using Sinful Color's Snow Me White. I also added some stars here and there. You can also add some glitter on top of all this to give more starry effect, but I liked how my nails looked and stopped at the dots.


I am very satisfied with the over all outcome of this mani. It was easy to do than it sounds and very eye catchy to look at. Here are some pictures of the nail art taken in sunlight, so you can see the amazing glitter effect of Gravity polish.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Gravity

Hello Lovelies, today I am sharing with you all polish swatch of Picture Polish called Gravity. Picture Polish is an Australian brand and is 5 Free (5 Free means polishes means they're free of formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and toluene—plus formaldehyde resin and camphor, too). Gravity is part of their Limited Collection which includes other 3 polishes - Aurora, Altered State and Solar Flare.

Gravity is a multi-coloured scatter holo shade with light shifing properties, the color as you can see in the pictures below shifts from blue to purple with scattering for holo shades and glitter, based on lighting. This polish dries smooth on the nail. Since its sheer in nature I applied it over a Black base coat to achieve the results below. This is an eye catching shade and I am glad I bought this one. I love how the color shifts and couldn't stop staring at my nails while I was wearing it. The polish by itself reminds me of all those beautiful galaxy nails.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Arrows

I love accessories which have arrow's on them. And so I created this colorful nail art which is full of arrows :) I did this free-hand and used a really fine nail art brush to create them.

Arrow Ring: Chloe and Isabel

Friday, June 6, 2014

Pink Colorblock

Sometimes all you need a simple pink nail art to cheer you up. And that's what it is, a simple pink and red colorblock nail art. Pink's are Revlon's Cupid and Plum Seduction. Red is Ulta's Red Carpet Red.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Grapes

For my recent weekend getaway I decided to paint my nails in pretty grapes which is perfect for summer. These nails also remind me of Olive Garden, one of my favorite restaurant's, whose sign has a pretty grapes on it.

Polishes used are - Butter London's Jaded Jack and Cotton Bud's. Also used Purple from Revlon's "All the Rage" Nail art French Mix.


You can also see similar grape nails which I did for my niece's feet a year ago, below. I took the pic before clean up so plz excuse the mess -