Sunday, August 30, 2015

MonthlyManiFavorites: August 2015

Which is your favorite nail art from month on August on Nails Context?

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Black n Red

Hello Friends, Todays nail art is a pretty flowers design with a different color combination of Red, Black and White. I used a thin nail art brush and dotting tool to create this design. Polishes used are Butter London's Union Jack Black, Butter London and Ulta's Red Carpet Red.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Neon Leopard Nails

Hello Reader's, it's been a while since I created some neon nail art and for my recent weekend getaway, I decided to paint my nails with two of my favorite trends - NEON and Animal Print. I created this nail art using polishes - Butter London's Union Jack Black and Claire's Sunshine. Neon studs are from Born Pretty Store. You can get them HERE for $3.67, Product Code # 11328. Use Coupon Code QANX31 at checkout on Born Pretty Store to get 10% OFF your purchase.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Book Review: Those Pricey Thakur Girls

Hello Friends, on popular demand is today's Book Review of "Those Pricey Thakur Girls" By Anuja Chauhan. The book, set in 1980's India, is a story of an upper-middleclass Rajput family of five alphabetically named sisters. The story mainly revolves around Debjani Thakur, the fourth sister and her career as a newsreader at DeshDarpan (read Doordarshan) and her current lovelife with Dylan Singh Sekhawat, who is a news reporter with India Post. The novel is not just about their romance, it also touches upon the anti-Sikh riots and independence of journalism during those items. If you remember growing up in India in late 1980's the book will make you nostalgic of "Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi" comedy tv show, news reader Salma Sultan's signature "rose tucked in her hair", Doordarshan's infamous depressing music and most awaited, Chitrahaar every Friday. The book is a nice read but I personally prefer Anuja Chauhan's first book Zoya Factor over this one. There is also a TV series started based of this book called "Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls".


To see details of the nails featured in the pic above, click HERE.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Nails Context - Micro Interview

Hello Friends, I am a happy nail artist today :) Scra2ch.com recently conducted a Micro Interview with me and it was featured this morning. Walking up to this = AMAZING.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tutorial: Pink and Blue Waves

Hi All, I created a step-by-step tutorial for you all to create Ikat print nail art from my last post.


For this nail art you would need -
1. Nail Polishes - Pink, Light Pink, Blue, Light Blue, Silver, White.
2. A thin nail art brush.
3. Top Coat.
4. Base Coat.

Step 1. To start, first paint your nails with a base coat to protect your nails.

Step 2. When the base coat is dry, on top of it paint your nails with a base polish. I used my favorite white polish Butter London's Cotton Buds. Make sure you polish dries completely, before you attempt step 3.

Step 3. Now using a nail art brush, create a random wave like pattern using the blue polish on 1/4 th part of the nail. For blue polish I used Sally Hansen's Blue Me Away.

Step 4. Using pink color (I used Zoya's Lolly), repeat step 3. Make sure this one is away from the Blue wave design and you can see white in between them. It doesn't have to be perfect.

Step 5. Now using a light blue polish and a very thin nail art brush, outline your blue wave on both the ends. Be careful not to make the outline too thick as you still want to see the original blue. Light Blue I used here is Zoya's Blu.

Step 6. Repeat Step 5 with light pink this time (Butter London's Fruit Machine), for the pink wave.

Step 7. Now using the silver polish (Sally Hansen's Celeb City) make random silver waves around the light blue and light pink polishes.

Step 8. Once all the nail art is dry, seal it with your favorite top coat. I used Formula X's Top Coat, my new favorite. That's it, EASY isn't it.

HERE is a quick recap:


If you liked this pictorial and would like to see more of these for other nail art designs, let me know in the comments section below. You can also communicate with me on Facebook and Instagram. If you recreate this design, tag me, would love to see your take on it. :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pink and Blue Waves

Hello friends, Today I am sharing these gorgeous Pink and Blue waves nail art with you. I love how this nail art turned out. I started doodling with some blue polish and ended up with this. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! The polishes that I used to create this nail art are – Sally Hansen's Blue Me Away, Zoya's Lolly and Blu, Butter London's Fruit Machine and Cotton Buds, Silver polish is Sally Hansen's Celeb City. To see a step by step tutorial on how to create this nail art, click HERE.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Tiranga

Hello Friend's. Today INDIA the world's largest democracy is celebrating its 69th Independence Day. In INDIA this day is celebrated by unfurling the tricolor and paying tributes to its freedom fighters. Being the PROUD INDIAN that I am, here are my Tiranga(tricolor) inspired nails. You can see my previous Indian Independence Day nail art HERE, HERE and HERE.

Bangles: from Laad Bazaar, Hyderabad, INDIA

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Valentino Inspired

HELLO FRIENDS. Hope everyone is enjoying the last days of Summer Vacation and getting ready to go back to school (It sucks,I know). Recently while browsing through my Instagram posts, I came across this lovely Valentino Mime Colorblock Handbag (scroll below to see it). I loved the colors and design on this colorblocked bag so much that I decided to recreate it on my nails immediately. If you ever feel like giving me a gift, don't hesitate to order this bag for me ;) Enough said, here are my Valentino Bag inspired Nail Art. Polishes used are American Apparel's Peacock and Blueberry, OPI's Mod About You and Butter London's Cotton Buds. To see my previous Valentino dress inspired nail art, click HERE.

Bracelets: Chloe and Isabel by Sony

HERE is the Bag, that inspired this nail art
Source: @maisonvalentino (Instagram)

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Laceing Through

Hello Friend's today's nail art is a pretty lace design with water decals from BornPrettyStore. You can visit the store's website here and find the decals used by me here, product no. 6209. Get 10% OFF on your order by using the code QANX31 at checkout. You can see a previous nail design using similar water decals, HERE. The polishes used are Butter London's Union Jack Black and OPI's Mod About You.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Animal Print and Studs

It has been a while since I created some nail art using my metallic studs. So I decided to create this cute nail art which is color blocked, has animal print and sports some studs too to give it some edgy look. The polishes that I have used are - Butter London's Cotton Buds, Union Jack Black; Zoya's Lolly and Wet-n-Wild's I need a refresh mint. The sqaure gold studs that I have used here are from BornPrettyStore. To get 10% odd your order from BornPrettyStore, use the code QANX31 at checkout. You can see some other nail art with simila color combo's HERE and HERE

Rings: Chloe and Isabel by Sony

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Holographic Tribal

Hello Friends, I recently did a mani swap with @nbnailart and this Tribal nail of her's was the one I decided to recreate. To see her creation of my Coral and Navy nail art, click HERE. The polishes that I used to create this nail art are - Zoya's Lolly and Darcy, Butter London's Cotton Buds, China Glaze Holographic polish called OMG A UFO. To see the holographic effect of this nail art scroll all the way to pics 4 and 5 below.

To see some of my previous Tribal Nail Arts, click HERE, HERE and HERE.

If you would like to do a Mani-Swap with me leave a comment below or contact me on Instagram.