Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monthly Mani Favorites: May 2016

Hello friends. It's end of May (already?) and you know what that means on this blog, choosing your favorite nail art from the month. Which one is your favorite from below pic?


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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Limoncello

Hello Lovelies, I am sure you have read when I have mentioned about Chloe and Isabel jewelry line. If you haven't seen or heard about it click HERE to browse. Chloe and Isabel offers life-time warranty for there jewelry, so if you ever break your jewelry or loose a stone, you get a quick replacement or jewelry credit back. There jewelry is hypo-allergic and lead-safe, so if you are allergic to wearing jewelry and miss out on wearing cool accessories, Chloe and Isabel is the answer to your prayers.

So it happens that apart from being a software engineer and a avid nail art blogger, I am also a merchandiser for Chloe and Isabel, check out my online boutique HERE. Chloe and Isabel's Summer Collection is amazing esp the Limoncello mini collection which also includes this super cute, super summery, super soft, navy stripes and lemons iPhone 6/6S cover. When I received this iPhone case in the mail I knew I immediately had to paint my nails to match it :) So here is my nail art inspired by Chloe and Isabel's Limencello iPhone cover. If you would like to buy it click HERE also check out a matching summer beach towel HERE.

To create this nail art I used Formula X's Dainty, Ulta's Moody Blues and Zoya's Darcy. To see my lemon nails from last year click HERE.

My nails with matching iPhone case and my lemon print top and navy striped shoes

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cupcake Polish: Butterfly Collection

Hello Ladies, I know you all were equally excited as me after seeing my post from The Indie Shop from last weekend(If you haven’t read it click HERE) and wanted to see some swatches. So I decided to share the first batch of swatches from Cupcake Polish’s Butterfly Collection. I got 3 polishes from this collection. Usually these polishes retail at $13 each (to buy them click HERE), at the event I got them for 3 for $25. Here are the swatches:

Cocoon
: The most beautiful holographic shade I have ever seen, this is a orangish colored holo. In the sunlight it looks out of this world. You will definitely be seeing me use this in a nail art pretty soon. If you are planning to buy cupcake polishes or holo polishes, this is a MUST HAVE. So glad to have bought it.

Pics in natural sunlight

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Transformation: This is a soft lavender holographic polish and again, looks amazing in the sunlight.

Pics in natural sunlight

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Little Butterfly: This is a linear green holographic shade which looks amazing in sunlight. I am so glad I shortlisted and bought this one ;)


Pics in natural sunlight

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I am still kicking myself from not buying Hatch of the Day and Time to Fly from this collection (coz I had already bought a different pink polish from Cupcake polish). Oh the decisions we holosexuals have to make..lol!!! ;)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Silver Teal

Hello Lovelies, today’s nail art is something I did as part of a #maniswap with my good friend and colleague Christine Hale. Christine is a great nail artist who does amazing stamping designs and if you read my previous post you would know how we do all nail polish related things together ;) To see the maniswap click HERE. She recreated THIS nail art of mine, by using stamping and I recreated her stamping design, free-hand.

As far as my nail art, I used all Sally Hansen polishes to create it. The base is Sally Hansen Color Foil polish called Sterling Silver. You can see its swatch HERE. The Beautiful Teal Blue is from Sally Hansen’s Velvet Texture collection called Plush. The stripes I created using a stripping tape and sealed the design with a Top Coat. To see my other mani swaps, click HERE, HERE and HERE. If you would like to do a #maniswap with me, let me know in the comments section below.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Indie Shop - Torrance, CA

Hello Lovelies, I am super excited as I type this post. Today I got to be a part of The Indie Shop event in Torrance, California which was hosted by Envy Lacquer. Thanks to my nail art buddy and colleague Christine Hale who mentioned this event to me and also was my partner in crime at this event ;) In this event I got to shop tons of Indie polishes that were on my wishlist and not only that I got to meet the awesome ladies behind each brand and interact with them :) While my polish haul is waiting to be opened, here are the pics which I managed to take in a room full of women, enthusiastic for nail polishes like me :) (It feels good to be around like minded people). Get ready for tons of Indie swatches next month :)

The Indie Shop

Envy Lacquer Display

Me (Sony) with Melody from Envy Lacquer, also the hostess of the event.

My reason to goto this event: Cupcake Polish

L-R: Christine Hale (my friend and colleague), Mua and Sara from Cupcake Polish

Decisions, decisions - can't decide which Cupcake polishes to Buy

Glisten and Glow Display

Me with Jill from Glisten and Glow

Painted Polish Display

Me with Lexi from Painted Polish

Bliss Nail Polish Display - they were also the co-hostess for the event

Me with Notosha from Love Angeline Polish

Cinema Swatch Lacquer Display

Stached Display

Sea Lore Polish Display


And here is my Nail Polish HAUL from the event :) (don't judge me ;)


These are some of the good pictures I could capture. I got tons of other NEW Indie brands too. Can't wait to share the swatches with you all :) Hope you all enjoyed the pictures. Have a great rest of the weekend everyone. XOXO.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pink Florals

Hello Lovelies, sharing a simple nail design today. I created these nails freehand using Butter London's Fruit Machine, OPI's Non-Stop White and Formula X's Dark Matter. For the silver dots I used Sally Hansen's Celeb City. What do you think of it?

Most of the nail art bloggers usually paint only their left hand but I always paint my both hands and like sharing pics of them. Who else here paints their both hands?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Marc Jacobs

NEW in my collection: my first ever Marc Jacobs nail polish called Shocking. I couldn't resist and bought this shade on my recent beauty products shopping trip. I liked this shade. The polish is really thin but after 2-3 coats I got the results below. This color reminds me of hot pink bubblegum...ah the nail art designs I can do with this (dreaming...)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Henna Series: Palm Designs

Hello Friend's here is another henna design I am sharing with you all today. It's an intricate pattern I created for a festival last year. To see more Henna designs on my blog, click HERE.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Holo Drag Marble

Hello Friend's. Today I am sharing a drag marble nail art. A friend of mine lent me her uber chic mat to try creating some home made decals. It was a big fail for me and hence I decided to create the drag marble straight on my nails instead of using the mat and results are way better. I guess I should just rely on my free-hand skills and not worry about the new tools and kits available in market ;) So to create this Holographic drag marble I used Color Club's Kismet and Halo-graphic, also used Fun Lacquer's Evening Gown. What do you think of the end result? I took all the pictures in sunlight this time so I can capture the Holographic effect at it's peak. To see other drag marbles done by me before, click HERE and HERE.