New Year Special | Victorian Nails | Nail Art Tutorial

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I so wanted to have something different than my usual nail art this New Year, roses and glitter are my top favorites so I decided to get them on my nails.

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A french manicure looks really classic. Adding glitter and roses to it gives a perfect blend of a rosy spark. I loved wearing them. You too must try them on and send me a picture 🙂

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NewU Nail Polish Review

NewU Nail Polish

NewU has been my new fascination lately and I so love <3 exploring their store! My half empty nail polish bottles were poking me for a while and I knew it was time to checkout some new ones! (P.S: By “checkout” I mean BUY, it’s just a guilt free way of presenting my intention 😛 )

I visited their store near karvachauth (that time of the year when your husband cannot say NO to your shopping, even if he wants to :P). Time was in my favor and I took advantage AND picked 8 of their nail polishes… there is a long story behind why and how it all happened… if you have the time read on, else you can jump in the review.

The Story behind NewU Nail Polish Haul

It was karwachauth time and I had decided my outfit, makeup, nail art etc.. etc.. for the day. I was so excited to do a traditional, red glittery nail art… In hunt of a RED GLITTERY top coat, I headed the mall. I did come across a few reds but didn’t find the perfect red.. some were too bright.. some were too dull… some weren’t just glitter enough to blind everyone… BUT… I didn’t come back home empty handed, the search introduced me to 8 gorgeous glitterryyyyy <3 nail polishes that refused to stay back. The pre decided nail art was obviously cancelled and so was the other detailing.

NewU Nail Polish

I picked up the following shades from their glitterati collection

  1. Glitter
  2. Galaxy
  3. Silver Chrome
  4. Icy Cool
  5. Pixie Pink
  6. Rose Quartz
  7. Autum Glow
  8. Pink Angel

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NewU Nail Polish Review

Packaging

These polishes come in a sleek, usual glass bottle. The brush is not very impressive, it’s slightly thin and doesn’t help much in perfect application. Even the bristles are slightly rough.

Wearability and Quality

The polishes stay comfortably for about 5-7 days after which it starts to chip off from the ends. The shades aren’t super quick to dry. The texture for pixie pink was rough and disappointing, even Autum glow was not very smooth on application, rest of the polishes were fine.

Price

  1. Glitter – INR 75/-
  2. Galaxy – INR 75/-
  3. Silver Chrome – INR 75/-
  4. Icy Cool – INR 75/-
  5. Pixie Pink – INR 75/-
  6. Rose Quartz – INR 75/-
  7. Autum Glow – INR 75/-
  8. Pink Angel – INR 125/-

Rating

3/5

Why it couldn’t make 5/5?

  1. These polishes take slightly longer to dry
  2. Some of the shades give a rough and not so impressive finish
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Pixie Pink

 

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Pixie Pink

 

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Pixie Pink

 

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Wearing NewU Glitter over Maybelline Sun Kissed

 

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Rose Quartz

 

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Galaxy

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DOs and DONTs for long and strong nails | How to grow nails faster

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I often get asked about my secret to long nails, I have even heard people complaint about the difficulty they face in growing their nails long. I would like to share some of the tips I use to keep my nails long and strong.

The following tips shall help provide strength to your nails, prevent chipping and even provide strength.

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DOs

  1. Massage your bare nails with vitamin E oil once a week.
  2. Use a good quality nail polish remover. The one that doesn’t dry out your nails. I love the Sally Hansen Strengthening Nail Polish remover (BUY HERE)
  3. Wear heavy duty gloves (BUY HERE) while doing household cleaning.
  4. Massage olive oil over your nails and cuticles before going to bed.
  5. Use good quality nail polishes.
  6. Clean your nails thoroughly with a brush every morning.
  7. File or trim your nails once in two weeks

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DONTs

  1. Never use your nails to peel, scratch or pick, use fingers instead
  2. While typing, make sure you are using your finger tips and not hitting your nails against the keys.
  3. Nails exposed to detergent frequently can become susceptible to breakage.

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3 Steps To Classic Black & Gold Nails

Black and Gold

Black and Gold is surely a classic combination and looks alluring on nails as well!

Black and Gold

You shall need

Maybelline New York 25 Crystal Clear/Base Transparent

Maybelline Blackout

Maybelline Gold Gluttony

You can buy these shades online from NYKAA





Here is a quick 3 step process to get these sassy black and gold nails to flaunt this weekend.

Step 1

Apply a coat of Maybelline New York 25 Crystal Clear/Base Transparent Nail Polish, this is important as dark polishes tend to leave behind stains on the nails, a base coat can lessen this to a great extend!

Step 2

Apply 2 coats of Maybelline Blackout, let it dry before you proceed to the next step

Step 2

Apply 1-2 coats of Maybelline Gold Gluttony form the gold digger collection (reviewed HERE) depending upon the bling intensity you wish to have (I applied a coat here).

Black and Gold

Wasn’t that simple?! Do give it a try and let me know your views in the comment section below!



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Glitter Newspaper Nails

Glitter Newspaper Nails

Here is an attempt to make newspaper reading some fun! And with some glitter topping, it’s surely going to be exciting 😛

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I have truly enjoyed doing these nails and I am sure its going to be fun for you too!

Glitter Newspaper Nails Tutorial

 

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Festive French Manicure

Festive French Manicur

If you are fond of french manicure, this is how you can wear it with a twist for the upcoming festive season.

French Manicure




Festive French Manicure Tutorail

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Nail Polish Haul From Nykaa

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With every empty nail polish bottle tossed into the dustbin, I feel my energy level decrease! Now was the time to refill my nail polish hoard.

Every visit to the makeup counter urges me to grab those colorful shiny new bottles of polishes, Of course my generous husband doesn’t mind the purchase, but my shopaholic guilt pulls me back!! 🙁

One fine day, in my recreation hour when I was sipping hot coffee, watching the rain dancing through my office window, heard a notification on my phone from Nykaa that made me jump out of me seat with joy… It was FLAT 25% OFF ON MAYBELLINE… Yayyyyy… 😀 ….I threw my shopaholic guilt wrap away, I had to.. now was the time to buy all that has been listing in my mind; so I went ahead to explore!

Without looking left and right (remember the shopaholic guilt… It was still there keeping a watch over me!!) I headed straight to the Maybelline-> Nail Polish section and picked 8 glorious shades!!

(1) Coral Craze (Rs 110/- Rs. 83/-) – It’s one of the bestest best coral shade I have come across so far. I have already used a bottle before, this one is my second purchase and that explains my love for it 🙂

(2) Orange Fix (Rs 110/- Rs 75/-) – A pretty peppy orange shade. A lot can be done with this. You can see me wearing it HERE.

(3) Porcelain Party (Rs 110/- Rs 83/-) -Would use it mainly for french manicures or for drawing white fowers.

(4) Blackout (Rs. 100/- Rs. 75/-) – Not a big fan of black nail polishes though.. but you need to have a basic black polish for nail arts!

(5) Buried Treasure (Rs. 100/- Rs. 64/-) – This looks quite interesting.. It has a chrome finish.. really excited to try it out.

(6) Rose Poudre (Rs. 350/- Rs. 263/-) – I have been eyeing this one since a while now!! so soo sooo excited to wear this beautiful mauve-pink-brown-nude shade.

(7) Sun Kissed  (Rs. 350/- Rs. 263/-) – Can’t tell you how much I have craved it ever since I first saw it!! Love at first sight exists!!!

(8) French Manicure  (Rs. 350/- Rs. 263/-) – DID YOU KNOW?!?! the only reason why I could never wear a french manicure was because I lacked the perfect base shade…. here , I have it now.. 😀 you will now be seeing lots of french manicure happening!!

The last first 5 polishes are from the Color Show Collection and the last 3 are from Forever Strong Super Stay Collection (reviewed HERE)

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L-R: Buried Treasure, Blackout, Coal Craze, Orange Fix, Porcelain Party

 

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L-R: Sun kissed, Rose Poudre , French Manicure

Pheww.. that ends the haul!! Now since the shopaholic guilt wrap is on me back again… I promise myself not to buy new nail polishes for next few months atleast!!!

Do let me know which shade you liked the best 😀

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