Aug 8, 2011

Neon-Nail art...rawrrr

Nail art…
Colors used:
American Apparel Neon-Coral
SH Insta-Dri White
…inspired by the lovely…I need to be cleaner shiiiiit  :P

Jul 17, 2011

Jade Jump


    • Very pigmented and was opaque in two coats.
    • Comes very close to China Glazes For Audrey and Revlon Minted (possible dupe for them)
    • Great consistency of formula and very smooth application, mostly because of the wide and flat brush.
    • No chipping but started to wear off after a day or two at the edges which could also be because of Seche Vite as top coat which does shrink nail polish.
Base Coat- OPI Natural Nail base coat
Colors used: 3 coats SH Insta-Dri Jade Jump
Top Coat - Seche Vite

Jul 11, 2011

Flower tips

More fimo nail cane fun yay :D :D :D !!

Base Coat- OPI Natural nail base coat
Color- Revlon Butterfly from Revlon Minis set + Orange Fimo flowers
Top coat- Seche Vite

Jul 9, 2011

Sparkles and butterflies

Wings of glitter...
Base Coat- OPI Natural nail base coat
Color- NYX Base Purple-Between Mauve and Purple
           NYX Chunky Glitter- Super Funk
           Sally Hansen Xtreme wear Strobe Light (Glitter)
           Black Art Pen
Top coat- Seche Vite

Jul 7, 2011


A sexy nail design that is relatively easy and fun to do....

Base Coat- OPI Natural nail base coat
Color- White- Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White
            Black- Sally Hansen New Lengths Raven
 Dotting tool for dots and nail art pen for lines...* have to be much neater next time *
Top coat- Seche Vite


 Some Nail Art Experimentation....

Base Coat- OPI Natural nail base coat
Color- China Glaze Lemon Fizz (Yellow)
           NYC Spring Street on tips ( Orange)
           Fimo nail slices
           Sally Hansen Xtreme wear Strobe Light (Glitter)
Top coat- Seche Vite

Jul 6, 2011

Revlon Mini Collections Cool set

Revlon recently came launched two sets of mini nail polishes and they are absolutely perfect!!! Nothing bout these sets is wrong...the size of the bottle, the color choice, and lastly the nail paint itself. Such a perfect way to try out all these cool summer shades :D

Color: Waterfall 
  • It is a mix of baby blue and silver/light blue shimmer which gives it a slight sheen or mirror like effect without being holographic or chromatic.
  • 3 coats to go opaque-No dragging, streaking or bald spots
  • Smooth consistency and the brush glides smoothly around the edge to wrap the nail with color
  • Top coat- Seche Vite
Color: Garden
  • A bright green apple green without being too neon-y or too light green
  •  2 coats to go opaque-a solid base color with no shimmer, glitter or pearly sheen.
  • No dragging, streaking or bald spots
  • Very similar to Orly Green Apple
  • Smooth consistency and the brush glides smoothly around the edge to wrap the nail with color
  • Top coat-Seche Vite 
Color: Sparkle
  • It is a small silver based glitter set in Clear jelly with a tiny mix of bigger hexagonal holographic glitter
  • Best used as a 2 layers of top coat for either of the colors in the set
  • 3 coats to cover most of the nail with glitter-4 thick coats for the nail bed to not show (Too long to dry)
  • Slightly thicker consistency but smooth application and dries rather quickly between numerous coats
  • No top coat

Nice stems mini set by OPI

Index finger: I lily Love you
Middle finger: Play the peonies
Ring finger: Come to Poppy
Pinky finger: Be a Dahl-ia Won't you?

This is a perfect summer collection from OPI. All the pinks are different from one another and a perfect shimmery chunky glitter makes the collection complete.

  • Very smooth application with very little dragging. 
  • I Lily Love you- a perfect pink jelly based glitter with big hexagonal glitter, small holo glitter and silver glitter. Takes 4 coats to go opaque.
  • Come to Poppy- A blend of coral, pink and a tiny hint of orange with slight gold shimmer mixed into (only shows in certain light-doesn't shine through on the nail)
  • Play the Peonies-An off white egg shell color with a shimmery sheen to it, needs 3 coats to go opaque
  • Be a Dahl-ia Won't You?- The bright eye catching mesmerizing punch of color from this iridescent pink fuchsia with  fuchsia colored shimmer. 2 coats to go opaque, 3 coats for deep rich color

Base Coat- OPI Natural Nail base coat
Colors used: 3 coats of I Lily love you (My absolute favorite), Come to Poppy, Be a Dahl-ia won't you, Play the Peonies
Top Coat - Seche Vite

May 17, 2011


Here is another go at sponging...I wanted to make it look like a water ripples...ahh well :P 

Colors used:
Base coat: OPI Natural Nail Polish

Base for Nail- Claire's Mean Green (Green); Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue-Away (Light Blue); China Glaze Frostbite (Dark Blue)

Top coat: Sinful Colors Nail Junkie (1 Coat)

Any regular make up sponge will do. 

Green is the color

So yes, GREEN is one of my favorite nail polish color!! (in any form-shimmer, glitter, holo, flakies) I picked up these 3 shades from Sally Hansen SALON line at a local sale and I was very pleased with my haul =D
Sallly Hansen Salon-Project Runway               


  • A dark green (closet color match would be China Glaze Watermelon Rind) almost like a mix of dark British racing green and Pine green.
  • Tons and tons of golden shimmer in the mixture and I can't tell you how beautiful the shimmer shines at every angle and adds such a depth to the love love the shimmer!
  • Great application with a very formula, only down side :( is that the brush is really small or narrow and takes a couple extra strokes to get even coverage.
Base Coat- OPI Natural Nail base; 3 coats of project runway.
Top Coat of Seche Vite doesn't affect the shimmer one bit...yay !

Sally Hansen Salon Honeydew

  • Honey dew as the name says a dewy Jade green.
  • 2 coats to be opaque but 3 coats really shows the color at its best.
Base coat-OPI natural Nail Base
3 coats Honeydew
Top coat-Seche Vite

Sally Hansen Salon Forsythia

Hmm how do I describe this's a murky Yellow at its best or a dull Pear at its worst!
  • Takes 2 coats to go opaque and application was smooth.
  • A very subtle iridescent  white/pearly shimmer is in the bottle although it doesn't show on the nail.
Base coat-OPI Natural Nail Base
3 coats Forsythia
Top coat- Seche Vite

May 15, 2011

Sally Hansen Intsa-Dri  Blue-Away
Stamping done using Konad M79 ..Not my favorite print or design :|

Colors used:
Base coat-OPI Natural Nail Base coat
3 coats of Sally Hansen Blue Away
1 coat stamping done with China Glaze Frostbite
Top Coat-Seche Vite

Nail Art 1.0


Woo-hoo I tried sponging technique for the first time and it's not as hard as I thought it would be, actually it wasn't hard at all and I quite enjoyed doing this =) I used a regular make up sponge and finished it off with a top coat.

  • Colors used for base: Yellow-Sally Hansen Lightening Eclair;  Orange: NYC Spring Street; Pink: China Glaze Rich & Famous.
  • First started with Yellow, then sponged lightly with orange and finally with pink.
  • Animal (zebra) print Konad Plate M57
  • Top Coat-Seche Vite, make sure all layers of nail polish dry before applying Seche Vite as it does cause the print to run.

May 14, 2011


Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue-Away. It's a sky blue color which doesn't seem too pastel-y like all the summer colors out right now. 

  • Very pigmented and was opaque in two coats.
  • Great consistency of formula and very smooth application, mostly because of the brush.
  • No chipping after 3 days but started to wear off at the edges which could also be because of Seche Vite as top coat which does shrink nail polish. 
Base Coat- OPI Natural Nail Coat
Sally Hansen Insta- Dri Blue away (3 coats)
Top coat- Seche Vite 

My berry berry nails...

Inspired by one of my favorite fruits...strawberries! Tried nail art or using a nail brush for the first time and it wasn't a very good one hence the lines for my leaves so messed up :P

Colors used:

Base coat-OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
Red- Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Racey Rouge
Dots- NYX Carnation
Leaves: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Green with Envy and a random mini small dark green bottle from Sally Girl collection
Top Coat-seche vite

May 6, 2011

Looking forward to this...yesh!!

Look at how pretty the top row has my name written all over it =P I'd even change my name for a month if I could get all 6 colors the day it comes out.

Urban Ballerina Collection

Here is the uber chic Urban Ballerina Collection from Sephora by OPI. Got this a few weeks back and decided to give all the colors a try. Now let's see...the colors are gorgeous dah-ling but the nail polish itself not so muchl. 
  • The bottles are the mini ones and hence the brush is too small (shitty) and takes a long time to finish one full mani :(
  • Application was a nighhtmare with so much streaking and dragging, not the best formula..even though I like my other polishes from Sephora by OPI. 

Break a Leg-Warmer

 A pretty dark grey cream, perfect for stamping! It is more on the blue-ish side as opposed to a charcoal grey.

Base coat-OPI Natural Base Coat
Break a leg-warmer 2 coats
Top Coat- Seche Vite <3

Leotard Optional 

A tan cream shade which is very close to my skin tone and perfect for neutral/skin tone manis...

Base- OPI Natural Base Coat
Leotard Optional-2 Coats
Top Coat- Seche Vite 

Who's Spinning Tonight?

Ahhh marvelous you never look bad. Purple is one of my favorite colors and I like this purple. It is a very bright eggplant kind of purple where the pigmentation does not make it look too blue based. A very rich color and great for nail art while making dots!

Base-OPI Natural Base coat
Who's Spinning Tonight?- 2 coats
top coat- Seche Vite

The Way Tutu His Heart

Well well well...the least of my favorite color of the bunch. It's supposed to be a very sheer white/pink creme color where it's sheerness is supposed to be the key factor but it just seemed too white to me (ghost hands) with a very prominent VNL...big no no for me. A touch of more pink would have made this color perfect as a delicate sheer pink where I would actually like to look at my hands =P

Base-OPI Natural Base coat
The way tutu his heart- 2 coats
Top coat-Seche Vite

May 3, 2011

Nail Junkie according to Sinful Colors...

A beautiful deep color...Looks like I'm staring into a picture or 3D.

  • Base is a sheer aqua-green jelly with equal mix of fine green shimmer, golden glitter and round holo specks.
  • Application was so smooth but it took 3 generous coats for the color to darken and some what hide the VNL. 
  • Being 3 coats there was no chipping or rough edges after 3 days of wear.
  • A definite must have as it is but I've read that this comes close as a *dupe* for China Glaze Atlantis with CG Atlantis having a more a opaque finish with just 2 coats.
  • No top coat to let the holo specks really shine...

Base Coat-OPI Natural Base Coat
Sinful Colors Nail Junkie (3 Coats)

May 2, 2011

Roses come with being rich & famous


Just tried to change things up a bit and added some pretty white roses on an already bright canvas!

Base Coat-OPI Natural Base Coat
China Glaze Rich & Famous (3 Coats)

Stamping Color- Sally Hansen Xtreme wear White On
Plate M65
Top Coat- Seche Vite

Rich & Famous Oohh

A nice bold pink. It's a very pigmented pink and hard to decipher whether more on the red fiery magenta side or a pastel bubble gum pink. (sorry about my silk wrap on middle finger showing through)
  • Goes opaque with 3 coats.
  • Application was not as smooth as I had anticipated but this is my only China Glaze which I feel this way about. As you can see 
  • Didn't chip for 3 days and then I decided to just touch around the edges with a bit of color and it lasted a whole another day.

Base Coat-OPI Natural Base Coat
China Glaze Rich & Famous (3 Coats)
Top Coat- Seche Vite

Worth My Weight Woot Woot !!

Perfect Nails ....Wow..I surely do feel like I have some bling on my nails and feel the weight of it..a very bright eye catching nail color
  • Let's's an opaque golden, with golden shimmer, tiny few golden tiny glitter and small holographic glitter (this makes up for most of the glitter)
  • Gets a bit chunky with 3 coats but something about that makes me really want to keep looking at my nails =P.
  • Application was smooth with no streaking even though the formula is a bit thick.
  • Doesn't chip at all but is a mission to remove, so stick with two coats.

Base Coat-Opi Natural Base
 Worth My weight 3 Coats
No Top coat 

Apr 20, 2011

Cloudy Times...Sky blue!

 Essie Shelter Island
A nice blue which ranges between baby blue and neon blue! It's been really cloudy and windy here and everyday I look for the sun but end up with a cloudy here it is on my nails now lol

  • Not much holo effect but a very vibrant pink.
  • Need 3 coats for Essie Shelter Island to go opaque.
  • Application was smooth with no streaking. 

Base Coat-Opi
Essie Shelter Island (3 coats)

Clouds- Sally Hansen Xtreme wear White on
 Plate- Konad # 79
Top Coat-Seche Vite