Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nail Tutorial # 1

Fall Inspired Water-Marble Nail-Art

Hi Beautiful!

How was your weekend? I promised to upload this fall inspired water marble nail-art tutorial on my instagram. Please watch the video below for step by step instruction:

The Tutorial
This is my first attempt to do a video tutorial. Please let me know how you feel about it.

So, I used three colors to do this nail-art.

1. Sally Hansen Snappy Sorbet
2. Zoya Sam
3. Zoya Dree

Tips and Troubleshooting:
1. Experts say always use room temperature water; but honestly, when I was using water from a bottle kept at room temperature overnight, the polishes were not spreading at all. Then, I took water from kitchen sink and I kept the faucet in middle position (neutral: neither hot nor cold) and it worked fine.

2. You can always cover your nail surroundings with scotch tape as I showed in the video, to avoid extra cleaning.

3. Using a base color (such as white or neutrals) is another way to have really bright nails. If you are working with sheer or light colors, I would say this is a mandatory step. As I was using pretty dark colors this time, I skipped this step.

 4. The orange color I used, is from Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry collection. While making the pattern, I was having hard time with this fast dry color. So, it's better to avoid fast dry color during water marbling.

5. Check which nail-polishes are better amongst the ones you have, in terms of spreading on the water during water marble. I am telling you, not all of them will spread the same way.

 6. Keep the glass in a flat and steady surface to avoid any shaking while you are making pattern. You should try to keep water still during the process. Any shake could ruin your pattern.

7. During extra nail-polish cleaning from the water, be very meticulous and use a circular (as I am doing in the video) motion; a little bit left in water can ruin your design altogether.

8. If you can not do it first time, keep trying. It took me more than three hours before I saw a great water marbled nail for the first time. 
Please share your experience by commenting below.
All the best.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Summer Fashion 2012

Twilight and NYC skyline: backdrop of OOTD 

Hi Beautiful!

Are you ready for fall already? Honestly, I am not. Alas! Fall will be here in another two weeks time. Therefore, we decided to enjoy these last few days of summer to the fullest. Yesterday, we went to Exchange Place, Jersey City to spend the evening. This is a board-walk by the Hudson river and the perfect place to see NYC skyline from NJ. We had lovely time there and of-course I asked 'doc' to take few outfit shots, so I can share what I was wearing here with you, my beautiful friends!

Dress, Gold Bracelet, Necklace: Target
Peachy Coral Bracelet: Forever 21
Bangle and Earrings: Indian gold jewellery
Bag: Pantaloons
Marble Nail-art: Using Zoya nail-polishes

Please leave your comments below. They mean a lot to us.
All the best.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Water marble nail art and Indian OOTD

Hi Beautiful!
Hope you had a great weekend. Here in USA, today is the "Labor day", so we are having a long weekend. YAY!!! Yesterday we went to a birthday party and I decided to dress up in traditional Indian attire. I thought it will be fun if I share my outfit and makeup here with you guys. And, you know what, I tried water marble nail art for the first time; the result is quite satisfying! what do you guys think?

In the party, I wore a saree (a traditional Indian outfit); therefore, the make up and accessories were chosen accordingly. I hope you will enjoy it. Let me know your inputs.



Saree: Material pure silk, zardosi work, hand sewn
Jewellery: Indian gold jewellery
Water marble nail art: Using Zoya nail polishes (will upload a tutorial and my experience of the process soon)

If you want to know anything else, just write to me in the comment area. 

All the best.

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