Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Ciaté velvet manicure swatch and review

Hi guys
So last week I had the opportunity to shop at Sephora, for those who don't know it's a chain of cosmetic department stores (for my management fellow mates it's a category killer). I was literally like a kid in a candy store totally indecisive as to what to buy and what not to. I ended up with three O.P.I Polishes (now that's something to really celebrate for an Indian blogger like me), a ciaté Polish and this.... beautiful beautiful kit of velvet manicure by ciaté. I couldn't wait to try it on so the moment I unpacked, I tried a teeny bit on my thumb but here's the full swatch

The base is my favourite shade of blue and with the crushed velvet it becomes all the more beautiful. The feeling of wearing this manicure is like wearing a designer dress on your nails, seriously no kidding ;)

The application is very simple involving three easy steps and they are explained with illustration in different languages on the box as well as an instruction booklet that comes along.

All you really have to do is apply one coat of nail polish that comes along then working one nail at a time apply a generous second coat and sprinkle the crushed velvet on the nail from the sprinkler that comes along. A short wait and you're good to go.

Here you can see the pretty ciaté bottle. The whole package is very user friendly from the right sized brush of the bottle to the sprinkler which fits perfectly in the hands to the small plastic tray that makes it convenient to collect the scattered velvet to the small brush that comes along and is very helpful in dusting away the excess velvet.

I'd totally recommend it to anyone because it's totally worth it and if you don't like this shade there are two others one is magenta and the other beige.

This is how the box looks like, tempting isn't it??

Monday, 28 April 2014

#llglam Lacquer Legion glam theme mani

Hey guys
This is the first time I'm participating in the lacquer legion monthly challenge and this month's theme is "glam". It's a pretty simple challenge and all you have to do is interpret the theme in the way you like and hashtag your entry on the specified date so everyone can see it.

When I think of glamorous the first colour that comes to my mind is black it's the ultimate sign of glamour and therefore I just had to incorporate it in my mani and since I had just received my new konad rhinestones I thought of making a rainbow accent and this was the result. ..

The rhinestones were pretty easy to attach and it wasn't that time consuming as it may seem, just thin lines of top coat and they stuck really well I just added two coats of top coat on top and believe me I had one heck of a time removing it they stuck so well.
The only regret that I have is I should have started from the middle and worked my way on the side, that would give me straighter lines but that's Ok I'm still on the learning curve:)

Here's a blur shot just for fun ;)

This is the #llglam poster by lacquer legion
ooohhh turns out this is my most wordy post so far and the most picture heavy too. If you're not bored by now thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Colorbar Turquoise mani with accent nail

Hey ya
So I don't know what is it about me and nail art these days, that I always fail at one nail art before I succeed in the second design but maybe because I'm really trying to push myself really hard and attempting designs and techniques which I wouldn't even think of before I began blogging.

Today's design is a very simple way to add a little bling to any mani no matter what base colour, here I have used turquoise from colorbar, which is undoubtedly a gorgeous colour and gets smooth in just 2 thin coats. I added the little heart shaped rhinestones on my ring finger as accent, which are from konad and you can get them from here. I must say they stick really really well with just a little bit of clear polish :) without further ado here is the mani
I wanted to add the rhinestone to one more nail maybe my middle finger, but honestly I was too tired, but still I think it looks great anyway so win win!!!!
Thanks for stopping by guys your support really means a lot to me:)

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Black and white with glitter mani

I've been observing for quite sometime this trend where there's one black and white nail one is a glitter bomb and the rest are one solid colour, well whoever is responsible for the trend,  my cudos to you because I totally loved it the first time I saw it and was totally waiting for exams to get over so that I could do it so well here it is. ..
Since the time I've began doing mani for this blog I have really started challenging my abilities all thanks to my wonderful readers out there becausei really want to take this blog far and that wouldn't be possible if I do not have quality content.

Hence in this mani I just cut strips out of a medical tape and rubbed it on my palm to remove the excess glue,  laid it over the white and finished with black. A little tip here instead of trying to finish it in one go I did it in three steps working my way inwards from both the corners which was more convenient. Also I corrected a small smudge with the help of a painting brush and white nail polish.

Rest of the nails are pretty easy and therefore you get a jazzy mani with effort on only one nail ;)