Tutorial: Floral Nails #2

It has been a ages since I last did a tutorial. So I am back with a super simple tutorial for Floral nail art.

I am thinking of posting more nail arts on the blog.

I have done other Floral nail arts HERE and HERE.

You can check part #1 of Floral nails tutorials HERE

So, let’s begin with this nail art

 

Things you need:

  • Base nail paint 

I used NYC In a minute quick dry nail polish – Blanco 032

Make sure to choose a quick drying one. I made a blunder of not choosing a quick drying one and ended up with untidy design 😦

  • Nailpaints for flowers

You can choose whichever shade you like. I used Nykaa Neon Matte in shades Cherry Pop (Orange) and Pink Lemonade (Pink).

See the proper swatch of these nail polish HERE.

 

  • Green nailpaint for leaves

I did not have a proper green color, so I had to make do with this pastel mint green nailpolish by Note (shade: 71 Mint)

 

  • Toothpick!

Thats’s it.

 

Steps for an awesome Floral Nail art

  1. Paint the base color of your choice. I chose white as it is a perfect canvas for any nail art .

    Check out some amazing nail arts I did using White base HERE

 

2. Using back of the toothpick place random colorful dots on the nails. Make sure not to dot too closely.

 

 

 

 

3. Using the pointed end of the toothpick, pick up some white nailpolish and draw swirls inside the colorful dots you painted.

(I know mine looks bad. Blame the crappy white nailpolish I used)

 

 

4. Using the pointed end of another toothpick, pick up green nailpolish and add random short lines around the colorful dots. This will make the leaves.

 

 

 

5. Seal with a top coat. Tadaaa!

 

 

 

Hope you find this useful.

Do tag me if you recreate this nail art. I would love to see it.

My Instagram handle is blossom_2507

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xoxo, Blossom 🙂

 

Colorbar Black Fiesta Nail Lacquer ~ Masquerade : Review & Swatch

colorbar black fiesta masquerade

 

I am so excited while writing this post. This is the first time any nail polish brand has launched Polka dot/ Confetti / Graffiti nail polish in India. Maybelline Colorshow, Loreal had their entire Polka dots range in US but it never launched in India. Finally, Colorbar heard us nail art lovers’ plea and launched its amazing Black Fiesta collection.

Black Fiesta is a range of top coat from Colorbar which consists of matte glitter in various sizes and shapes. Overall, this nail polish gives a fun paint-splattered effect. This nail polish predominantly contain black specks and glitter along with the colored hexagonals, hence the name ‘Black’. This range is launched in four shades- Green Holiday (Green), Red Fete (Red), Merry Blue (Blue) and Masquerade (multi colored).

Price: Rs 500

 

colorbar black fiesta nail lacquer new launch

 

When I saw these beauties sitting on the Colorbar counter, I didn’t think twice and immediately bought one. All the shades are equally beautiful and I had a tough time choosing the Masquerade one.

colorbar black fiesta new launch

(Pssst.. If you are wondering which nail art is on my nails, check HERE)

 

colorbar black fiesta price

 

 

colorbar black fiesta nail lacquer

 

colorbar masquerade swatch

 

Colorbar Black Fiesta Masquerade Review

Packaging:

This comes in a round glass bottle which is sturdy and does not break if it slips your hand (Dont smash it on the floor to check its strength though!). The packaging is same as the Colorbar Pro Nail Lacquer (Rs 350 nail polishes) and the Glitterati range. The brush is long enough and perfectly wide which picks up the right amount of glitter and covers the entire nail in 2 strokes (I hate thin brushes in nail polish which not only require multiple application but also end up streaky). The shade name is written on top of the brush. This comes in 15 ml size which is HUGE. Even if you use this top coat religiously, it will last at least an entire year for sure.

 

Color:

Black Fiesta is a range of top coat, so the base color is transparent. The glitters in Masquerade contains

  • Medium sized hexagonals in different colors – peach, yellow, lime green, cobalt blue, red, light blue and red
  • black colored dots
  • little black strips

This nail polish is loaded with the glitters which remain suspended and does not settle down at the bottom of the bottle. The glitter does not tug and the nail polish settles into a smooth finish.

When you apply this top coat, the hexagonals may not spread evenly on their own and one has to spread and place them evenly themselves, especially if you are applying a thin coat.

But if you apply a thick coat or multiple strokes, the black dots and strips may cover the colored hexagonals making it more black and less colorful, as the hex (colors) get covered by the dots/strips.

The hexagonals do not fall off with time but the lighter ones do start to discolor around the edges after 4 days, but that is visible only if you look very closely so one need not worry. This nail polish is not fast drying. Even though the surface of polish dries fast and it feels dry to touch, but if you do some work involving your nails, this polish will smear.

Staying power:

I am IMPRESSED with the staying power. Normally nail polishes do not stay this long on my nails. Any nail polish I wear, I start seeing teeny tiny tip wear (especially on right hand) from next day itself. And by 3-4 days I start to see proper tip wear (not chipping). But this nail polish surprised me. It may be because this is a top coat and I usually do not wear a top coat. But overall, this is really long lasting. Stayed put for one week! (minor chipping on right hand started around 4- 5th day!).

As this is a glitter polish its removal is such a pain! Even more difficult than other regular glitter polish because of the hexagonals, which are not only bigger than other glitter but also sticks tightly to the nail. It will shred the cotton ball and will take a lot of time to remove completely. However, I’ve done a tutorial on how to remove such tough glitter polishes. Check it HERE. You will thank me later for this tutorial after you try removing it in conventional way 😀

colorbar black fiesta nail polish

 

colorbar black fiesta review

 This is how it looks with different base colors

colorbar black fiesta

 

colorbar masquerade

Maquerade applied as sheer coat on top of Colorbar Pro nail lacquer in shade- Bubbly Pink.

(Base coat is pinker and not as reddish as it looks here)

confetti nail art

 

colorbar black fiesta masquerade swatch

 

Overall, I LOVE this nail polish. This is an amazing top coat for instant nail art. If you love nail art but don’t have the patience to do it, Black Fiesta range is the perfect solution for you- fun pop nail art in no time! It stays really really long and looks super chic. I am impressed. This is difficult to remove though. And I wish they came in smaller packaging. That way one can try all colors because c’mon,  nobody is going to buy all four colors at this price even if they wanted to (Unless, they work in nail art salon) 😀

xoxo

Blossom

 

 

 

Valentine’s day Nail art – Part 4

cute love nail art

 

Hi

I’m really high on Valentine’s nail art this time. This is the 4th part of the series. You can check others here

Valentine’s nail art Part 1

Valentine’s nail art Part 2

Valentine’s nail art Part 3

Since Valentine’s is all about love and hearts and pinks, I incorporated all of this into one nail art. I always say that white is a great base color for nail art, but I wanted to use some other color this time. So I settled on this pink and white combination.

girl boy love nail art

 

I wanted to make it a couple’s nail art but I had already done one before (Part-1 of series above *if you still haven’t checked it, go check it fast fast*). So being a student of biology, I drew the symbols of male and female as an alternative 😀

If you don’t know about it, male is represented by this symbol of Mars –  ♂ : a circle with an arrow pointing north-east. Female is represented by the symbol of Venus – ♀ : a circle with a small cross underneath.

I took the liberty of drawing a pink bow on the female symbol ^_^ (Okay, also to make it look like a female. Otherwise these are just weird shapes for a layman).

love biology nail art

 

The black nail art pen I used went gloopy, that is why I couldn’t draw perfect circle and that is why they look alien-ish

Anyhoo, they still look pretty to me 🙂

I always always always do nail art on both my hands, no matter how shaky my left hand is. This is how my right hand mani looked. Not bad, haan.

biology love nail art

 

I drew the hearts using the tips mentioned HERE. Super easy!

And finally I finished it with a glittery top coat on pink nails and some polka dot on my thumb.

easy valentine nail art

 

Nail polishes used:

Pink: Colorbar Nail Lacquer – Rose Quartz 92

White: NYC In a minute quick dry nail polish – Blanco 032

Glitter top coat: Colorbar Pro Glitterati Top coat – Retro Pink

Glitter on thumb: Maybelline Color show Glitter Mania – Pink Champagne

 

xoxo

Blossom

 

Polka dots nail art

colorful polka dots

POLKAAAAAA DOOOOOOOOTS……make me so happy. I like polka dots everywhere- be it polka dots dress, polka dot accessories, polka dot home decor…I would sooo love to have a polka dot wall in my home. Now Polka dots is my favorite nail art for 3 reasons.

1. It doesnot take long to do. Keep your polishes ready and it wont take more than 5 mins.

2. Doesn’t require precision. Just dot randomly and you are done

3. It prettify your nails so much 🙂

You can see my love for Polka dots HERE ,HERE, HERE and HERE And many more will come eventually.. hihihi

I did this nail art a while ago. White is such a versatile color. You can paint just anything on it, like an empty canvas. Plus white makes other colors pop.

polka dots nail art

Like I said, this nail art doesnt require much precision. I have made the dots directly from the nail polish brush. No special tools used. That is why my dots are not perfect round.

colorful polka dots nail art

 Grab as many colors as you want and start dotting. No need to make it uniform.

multicolor polka dots

Happy Painting 🙂

XOXO

Blossom

Valentine day nail art

Valentine 2

Ok so this is going to be a short post. Since love is in the air, I did a Valentine’s day nail art.

I painted my nails in White base color since this is the best color as your canvas on which your imagination can run wild. I wanted to paint a boy and girl exchanging hearts.

valentine 3

I drew the hearts using a tooth pick. You can find the tutorial for drawing hearts HERE. I have used the first method out of the two given in the tutorial. Worth a read I’d say.

I drew the boy and the girl using a nail art pen. Now since the couple’s hearts exchange finished off on the 4 fingers itself, my thumb got lonely = D So I did the easiest thing. Added Polka dots. And to keep up with the theme I drew a small heart.

valentin1

Nail polishes used:

White: NYC In a minute quick dry nail polish – Blanco 032

Red: Colorbar Pro nail lacquer- Rosie

I liked the mani. Hope you find it useful too.

Love,

Blossom 🙂

Rose Gold nail art: Dots & Bows

rose gold nail art

So the winters in Delhi aren’t a bad deal this year. A warm sunny day is just the thing one can wish for in this frigid weather. Give me a mug of coffee (chocolate milk will do too :P) and a good novel, and I can laze about the whole day. The radiant sun in winters is enough to light up one’s mood. And so is the color Rose gold. This color is very feminine. Very pretty. And so IN these days =D

Rose gold-2

I didn’t want to do a full fledged nail art (on full 5 fingers) as it would have masked the prettiness of this color. So I decided to accent my ring finger with teeny tiny harmless dots.

Rose gold nails-1

What else to compliment with Rose gold other than Bows!

Ooh and the mark you see on my index finger is the voting ink.

rose gold-4

This nail art reminds me of a vintage-y dress. Don’t know if it is Rose gold or bows and polka dots, but it sure does ring a bell.

You can check my other Accent nail arts HERE, HERE and HERE.

Love,

Blossom 🙂

Polka dots

Polka dots is the retro-est nail art there can ever be. You say Polka dots and the old Bollywood songs flash in front of your eyes where the actress wore polka dotted dresses and matching hairbands.

This is one of the easiest and the least time-consuming of all nail art. Also, one of my favorites.

green polka-2

I wanted to wear mint color and later decided for glittery black dots.

green polka-3

I have done a similar nail art before. Check it HERE

green polka-4

No dotting tools were used. The dots were made using a toothpick.

The mint green polish used here is Maybelline colorama in shade ‘Absinto’. The dots are made using Colorbar nail polish in shade ‘Night Fiery’. You can buy both HERE and HERE.

Happy painting girls 🙂

Love,

Blossom