Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Geometric print nails

Hello All! Today I have Geometric print nail art. I had done these few weeks back but never posted it. I used Maybelline Colorshow Fantasea Green as the base and stamped with Lakme Metallics 38 Silver polish using my new Cheeky Happy Nails plate. I added rhombus studs on index and pinky nails. To finish the look I added layer of Seche Vite.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Sweater nails

Hi All! Today I have Sweater nail art. I love these prints. For this design I started with Models own Hypergel Purple Glare and stamped print from Moyou Festive Collection 06 using Barry M Silver Foil. For my thumb and accent nails I used Maybelling Colorshow GlitterMania Dazzling Diva. I chose to use different colors from the traditional sweater nails. Hope you liked these.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas nail art

Merry Christmas to everyone! Here is my nail art for Christmas. I used Maybelline Express Finish Go Go Green as the base and different patterns from Moyou Festive Collection 06 plate for this design.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Peacock nail art

 Today I have Peacock nail art, this design is inspired by Peacock Feathers nail art by amazing nail artist Setu. Check the original post here.

For this design I used two blues from Glam Polish collection, unfortunately they don't have any name and Kleancolor Metallic Purple to form gradient over half moon on all nails except the accent. Then I stamped them with peacock feathers pattern from Moyou London Tropical Collection 06 using Maybelline Colorshow Bold Gold. For the accent nail, I made a decal of the Peacock and placed it. Completed the look with layer of Seche Vite top coat. I so very loved this design.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Snowman nail art

Today's nail art is a free handed snow man design. I wanted to keep it simple and started with a blue base, used acrylic paints for snow,snowflakes and snowman. I finished the look with SV.  I was not really satisfied with the Snowman's nose but I did not have orange color handy to make it look better.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Candy Canes

Today I have Candy canes nail art. I started with OPI Alpine White as the base and used Prestige Hope and Wet n Wild Red Red for stamping the pattern from Moyou Festive Collection 06 plate. I finished the look with a layer of SV. I realised I have clicked some blurry pics but sadly couldn't do much coz I removed the mani already :(

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Snowflakes nail art

Hi Friends!Today I have snowflakes nail art for you all. I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Ruby Stilettos as base and stamped snowflakes design from Moyou London Festive 06 plate using Sinful Colors Snow me white .

Monday, December 8, 2014

Penguin nail art

Hi friends! Last week's theme for StyleThoseNails Challenge was Penguin nail art. I came up with two designs for this.Unfortunately, I did not click many pics with both the manis :( Let me know what you think of these.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Scaled gradient nail art

Hello All! Today I am sharing the Scaled gradient nail art inspired by the amazing artist - Simplynailogical. She does these amazing scaled gradient patterns.. they are totally out of this world. Check out her tutorials here. I had done this many few months back but realized I never did a post.

White and Gold Pattern Stamping

Hello All! Today's nail art is for one the AIS challenges on Facebook - White and Gold Stamping. I used Sally Hansen White On as the base and using Maybelline Bold Gold I stamped pattern from my new Moyou Fashionista Plate 11. I added red rhinestones to add some glamour. Although I felt they were a bit over sized for my nails :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Floral nail art inspired by Pillow cover

Hi friends! I did a free hand nail art after long time. This floral design is inspired by a pillow cover. For this design I used Lakme Color Crush Shade 44 as base color and free handed flowers and leaves with acrylic paints. Added layer of Seche Vite topcoat to finish the look.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fall leaves nail art

Hello friends! It is fall and I had done a mani for fall/autumn leaves. If you are following me on Instagram, you must have seen this design already.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Moustache Nail art and Twin Nails

 Hey friends! How are you all doing? I am back from my vacation, had been to Hyderabad for a week.

Coming to today's post, it is November and perfect time for Moustache nails. Me and Setu have been wanting to do twin manis for long now so we decided to take this picture as inspiration and came up with Moustache nails for our twin mani. Infact we used the exact same colors :) check out Setu's design here.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Panetar Story - Guest post by Aditi from SoSaree

Hey Friends! Today's post is a guest post by Aditi from So-Saree blog. Aditi has a special place in my heart; we have the 'marathi connection'. In fact she is the one who inspired me to come up with a blog and suggested the title for my blog. We share a lot of things in common and you would get to know more as you read her post.

Check out Aditi's post on her Blog, Facebook, Twitter (Her blog is not just about Sarees).

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Stamped Pattern nails - Guest Post by Setu from NailartandBeauty Blog

Hey buddies! Today's post is a guest post by Setu from NailartandBeauty.com. She is one of my closest blogging buddies and the only one I have met in person. I love her nail art. She does amazing free hand and stamping too. I had recreated one of her floral designs.

Me and Setu have a special bond. Like typical nail art addict gals we have done some massive hauls together :) We also refrain each other from compulsive buys. There is so much more to say but this is it for now. Here is our pic.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Spidey Nails

Hi Friends! Halloween's Eve is approaching and I realized I haven't done a single mani for Halloween yet. I came up with this cute spider nail art. This design is inspired by one of the images from www.123rf.com.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Diwali nail art

Hi Friends! Hope you all had a wonderful Diwali. I had loads of fun with family and relatives. Here is the design I was wearing for Diwali.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Crackers and Rangoli nail art

Hello All! Today I have two themes from the Indian Festive Challenge - Crackers nails and Rangoli nail design.

For Cracker nails, I wanted to show one of my favourite diwali crackers - Ground chakra also known as Bhuchakra. I painted all my nails with Kleancolor metallic Purple and stamped with Moyou Fairy Collection 01 using Maybelline Colorshow BoldGold. Looks like I am in love with Kleancolor metallic purple shade;its so beautiful.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Crackers nail art by Anita from StyleThoseNails : Guest Post

Today's post is a guest post by talented Anita from StyleThoseNails. She is one of the best Indian nail artists I have come across. I am a big fan of her freehand nail designs. Her designs are awesome and flawless. One of my recent favorites is her Dusherra nail art; it was stunning. She also dedicated a birthday mani for me, Thanks Anu for the kind gesture.

Check out her artwork here -  BlogFacebookInstagram.

Over to Anita -

Hello Lovelies,

I am Anita from StyleThoseNails , I am so happy to share my work on Manisha’s Blog. She was kind enough to invite me to her blog. Today I will share nailart related to Diwali festival. This is a part of Indian Festivity Nail Challenge we are doing on facebook. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Glam and Glitzy nail art

The next theme for #IndianFestivity challenge is Glam and Glitzy nails and for 52 Week Nail Challenge is Matte or Texture. I came up with color block design using Maybelline Colorshow glittermania Dazzling Diva, Champagne and Nicole by OPI Nise a Treat. These are the polishes I just used once and were lying in my stash. I am glad I used them. Here is the finished look.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Karva Chauth Nail art

Hi Friends! Today is Karva Chauth - the day when married women fast from sunrise till the moon sets for long life and safety of husband. Although I do not keep this fast,(I usually fast during Teej every year) I love this tradition. Women apply Henna, wear traditional clothes and do shringar.

Starting this week, I would be participating in Indian festivity Nail challenge, so keep visiting my blog :)


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Nail art

This entire month is Breast Cancer Awareness month. As a woman, we should be aware of what Breast cancer is. To know more about Breast cancer, click here

Today's nail art is dedicate to Breast cancer awareness. For this design, I used Model's own Sunhat as a base and stamped it with silver polish using Bundle Monster plate - BM321. On my ring and pinky finger nails, I used Maybelline Colorshow Glitter Mania - Dazzling Diva and added pink neon stud from Born Pretty Store.


Dusshera Celebrations and Nail art

Dusshera is one of the biggest Hindu festivals. It marks victory of good over evil. Happy Belated Dusshera to you all!

Being a part of Kutchi family, navratri is of great importance. For all the nine days we have a lamp lit in Garbha(decorated pot), do Gayatri Path and Mataji Ki puja. On all the nine days there are garbha/danidya programs :) Here are some of the pics, straight from the home.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ruffle nails with floral twist

This week's theme in Style Those nails challenge is Ruffle nails. This is my first attempt for Ruffle nails. I used some of my new untried polishes for the pattern and flowers- Models own Polish for tans - Sun Hat, Beach Bag and Flip Flop and OPI Suki Takes the Wheels for the base. I used dotting tool for dots. Ignore the inclined ruffle pattern on my ring finger nail :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hello Kitty Nail Art by Dhara from Thehappitherapy

Hey friends! Today's guest post is by Dhara from 'Thehappitherapy'.

When I started blogging, I would visit a lot of blogs - comment on posts,ask lot of questions, look for nail art challenges,etc. Dhara was one of those first persons who was patient enough to answer my queries and introduced me to Indian Lacquer group of FB. We never met but love to talk,share, gossip not only about nails but lot of things in our personal life too :)

Dhara has amazing collection of polishes and makeup; you name a brand and I am sure she has at least one polish/product from that brand in her collection. Check out her profile -

Blog - http://www.thehappitherapy.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thehappitherapy
Instagram - http://instagram.com/thehappitherapy

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Floral stamping decal nail art

Today's simple stamping nail decal mani.
Polishes used - UK Collection nude 01
Stamping plate - Tourist Collection XL 07
For decals - Kleancolor metallics

Birthday roses by Disha from NailtheArt

Hey Friends! It is my birthday today and yes apparently its Google's birthday too :) I've turned 30 today...Gosh I am getting old now!!!On this occasion and my blog completing an year in July, I plan to do guest posts on my blog by my dear friends. 

Today's post is by talented nail artist - Disha Kulshrestha. She is an amazing artist and true follower of Robin Moses and I am her big fan :). I love her designs right from free hand to stamping. Although we have never met but we are good friends and share a lot of personal things.

Check out her artwork on FacebookYoutube, Instagram.

Over to Disha, 

Hello Everyone,

My name is Disha Kulshrestha and it gives me immense pleasure to do a design for blog of my nail art buddy Manisha. We have never met but will definitely meet one day. 

Professionally I am a literature Doctor, just completed my PhD. I do nail art as a hobby which distresses me completely. I cannot live without my polishes and art.

 This design is only and only for Manisha on her birthday - 'May your life bloom like these flowers always and you and your loved ones be happy and blessed.'


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Henna nails with Sharpie

This is my second post today. Its a simple mani I did couple of weeks back but did not share. My bad I din't click good bright pics either :(

For this design, I started with Models Own Blueberry Muffin as base and apply sechevite. Then using sharpie I made random henna pattern. I waited for a good 30 minutes and then added seche vite to seal the design.

Pani Puri with Imli ki chutney

Hello friends! I am going to share recipe of one of my favorite snack - Pani puri and sweet imli chutney. Lemme start with Imli chutney. 

Ingredients for Imli chutney:

1. Imli(Tamarind) - 1/4 cup
2. Gud cubes - 11/4 cup 
3. Salt to taste
4. Water


Take Tamarind, Gud and add little water just enough to submerge the gud cubes and tamarind. Boil this mixture till the gud melts. Allow it to cool. Add salt as per taste and grind the mixture. Use a coarse strainer to remove the tamarind left overs and the Imli chutney is ready.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tea aka Chai Masala

Today's post is about another recipe -  Tea(Chai) Masala. It is one my MIL's special recipes. I love having Masala Chai and so does my family. It might sound crazy but we carry this homemade chai masala while travelling to add taste to the regular chai :)


1. Bunch of Cloves and cinnamon  - 1/3 cup
2. Black Pepper seeds - 1/2 cup
3. Edible dried rose petals(Optional) - 1/2 cup
4.  Dry Ginger powder - 1/2 cup
5. Cardamom seeds - 1/3 cup


              Mix black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and edible dried rose petals and grind it


Tie and Dye nail art

Today's post is a Tie and Dye nail art design . For this design I started with a white base and used different acrylic paints to make the tie and dye print. I wasn't very happy with the end result. I feel like this is a failed mani :( What do you guys think?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Aloo toast sandwich

Yes you read it right . Today's post is not related to nail art. As you all know this week I would be doing at least one post a day, I wanted to share some my favorite food items and their recipe.
For Aloo toast sandwich, you would need

1.Boiled and mashed potatoes
2. Chopped coriander
3. Green chillies and ginger paste
4.Lemon juice or Amchur powder
5. Garam masala
6. Salt
7. Grated cheese
8. Butter

Monday, September 22, 2014

Half moon roses nail art

Friends, I completed one year of blogging in July last week and my birthday is nearing(27 Sep) . I had plans of doing atleast on post everyday some time in Aug to mark this. I couldn't find time to do this in Aug so I would like to do it starting today :) 

Today's design is half moon and roses.It is inspired by +Newlypolished . I used Models own HyperGel Cerine Shine as the base color and Sally Hansen white on and Wet n Wild tickled pink for roses, Maybelline Color Show Mint Mojito for the leaves.

Jabong.com Review and experience

Gone are those days were we would plan for a day out/wait for weekend/look for sale to shop....after all online shopping ka zamana hai :) and all that is required to shop is internet.

Today's post is about my shopping experience with Jabong.com. Jabong is one of the leading online shopping sites. They have wide variety of options with products ranging from clothing to footwear to watches to makeup and many more items :) 

Monday, September 15, 2014

31 Day Challenge - Rainbow watercolor nails

Hello All, Today's nail art is simple Water color Rainbow nails. For this design, I started with a white base and added diluted blobs of acrylic paints. After a while, absorbed excess water from the blobs using q tip. Once everything was dry, added Seche Vite to complete the design.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

31 Day challenge - Flowers

Hello friends! Today's theme is Flowers. I did this design a few weeks back. It is inspired by +Newlypolished roses design on ig. I wasn't too happy the way roses turned out. All in all I can say its an average freehand design. I used Model's Own Lilac Dream, Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac and Models own Hypergel Turquoise, Sally Hansen White on and few rhinestones for this design

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

31 Day Challenge/Stylethosenails Challenge - Gradient nails

Hello friends! There are so many challenges going around this September. There is the 31 Day Challenge and Stylethosenails Challenge that I am participating this month. Although 31 days challenge comes with an every day theme, I have decided to participate in a few.

Today's theme in 31 Day Challenge is Gradient and at Stylethosenails Challenge is Nail art using two techniques. I combined these two themes to come up with this design. 

31 Day Challenge - Metallic Nails

One of the themes for 31 Day Challenge is Metallic Nails. For this design, I used Colorbar Metallics Starry Night as base and OPI Honey Ryder for accents. Then using Maybelline Colorshow BoldGold, I stamped BM319 image over the black base. Added a layer of Seche Vite to complete the design.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Filigree pattern nails

Hello All, today I have a mani I did few weeks back but couldn't post it. Its a simple filigree pattern. I used Maybelline Colorshow Hooked on Pink for the base and used white acrylic paint to make the filigree pattern. I am in love with Hooked on Pink, best part is it stamps too :)

#OMD2NAILS - Roses

Hello All, the next theme in OMD2NAILS challenge was Roses. I did this simple design. Its inspired by @lifeisbetterpolished. For this design I painted my thumb, middle and ring finger nails with blue polish and free handed roses with light and dark pink polishes. On my accent nails I added Maybelline Glitter Mania Bling on the Blue.

Friday, September 5, 2014

#OMD2NAILS - Feather Nails

Hello All! This time the theme is Feathers. I kept it simple for this theme. I painted my thumb,middle and ring nails with Models Own Pink Veneer and pointer and pink with Maybelline GlitterMania Dazzling Diva. Then I used feathers image from GALS Fairy Set and stamped it over pink base with Barry M Silver Foil.

#OMD2NAILS - Galaxy nails

Hello All! The next theme for OMD2NAILS was Galaxy. I came up with this design. I used a lot of polishes for this design - Wet n Wild Caribbean Forest, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, Wet n Wild Megalast I Need Refresh Mint and Sally Hansen White On.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

#OMD2NAILS - Pattern Nails

This is my second post for today. I was suppose to publish these posts during the OMD2NAILS challenge but just couldn't do it. The theme is Pattern.
For this design, I painted all my nails with pastel yellow. Then stamped thumb, middle and ring finger with pattern from Cheeky Jumbo Princess Charming plate. On pointer and pink I added black dots. Then a layer to Seche Vite to complete the look.

#OMD2NAILS - Neon Rainbow Nail art

Hello All! How have you all been? I am doing good; just a lil busy with too many things happening in life.

Its been an year since I started blogging...yayyyy!!! I am glad my blog is doing well and I have made such wonderful blogger friends.  I have made some changes to my blog's home page. Its been long time since I have done a post. I have been a little active on Instagram though. Those who are following me on Instagram must have seen my manis.

Coming to today's post. This is the design I had done for OMD2NAILS - Rainbow theme. For this design, I made a gradient using Kleancolor Neons polishes on middle and ring nails and stamped them with clouds and rainbow pattern from Cheeky Princess Charming plate. Rest of the nails I painted black and added neon studs from Born Pretty Store.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Favorite nail polish - Models own Hypergel Turquoise

One of themes for #OMD2NAILS was favorite nailpolish. Here is my design with Models own Hypergel Turquoise. It's one of my favorite polishes.I stamped it with pattern from Gals fairy set - GA42 using Kleancolor metallics black polish.

Ikat Nail art

Today's theme for #OMD2NAILS challenge is Ikat. Here is my design.I used Barry m papaya as base color, white and black stripers and Models own Hypergel Cornflower Gleam to create this design.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Golden Butterflies nail art

Hello All, the next theme in OMD2NAILS is Shimmer. For this design, I used Maybelline Colorshow Wine Dine as the base color and stamped butterfly pattern from Bundle Monster plate BM 307 using Maybelline ColorShow Bold Gold on my middle and ring finger nails. I then added golden dots on rest of the nails and completed the look with a layer of SecheVite.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Daisy flowers nail art

Hi all! One of the themes of #OMD2NAILS themes was Dark.For this theme I painted daisy flowers over dark purple base. I used Lakme Color Crush 13 as base color.Once it was dry I made daisies with white nail striper and added yellow dots. Then added a layer of Seche vite to complete the look.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Matte and Glossy nail art

Hey buddies! Day 4 theme of OMD2NAILS challenge is Bright and few days back there was Matte and Glossy look theme in our Indian Lacquer group. This is what I came up with for both the themes. I seem to be enjoying nail stamping these days. Especially with so many recent stamping plate buys :)


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lavender dry brush nails

Hi buddies! Today's #OMG2NAILS theme is Lavender. I came up with simple distressed mani.I really liked the end result.I used Sally hansen Lacey Lilac as thr base color and Kleancolor Purple, Maybelline Lavender Lies and Bold Gold to create the distressed look.Then added gold round stud on each nail.To finish the look I added a layer of Seche vite topcoat.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Black cats nail art

Hi Friends! Day 2 of OMD2NAILS challenge theme is Coral. My mani for this theme is black cats over coral glitter sandwich base. I am loving these cats :)