Monday, 26 December 2011

You make my Heart Beat

Base colour for these is "Frostbite" by China Glaze. Along with a heart beat pattern done with foils. The heart on the ring finger failed, but the one on my thumb was a roaring success!
And that's what I did on Christmas Day! Happy Boxing Day!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Tea Rose

Playing with some Nail Foils I purchased from This is my first attempt, and I used Tea Rose, and the glue they sent me. I should've photographed these last night, but didn't and so they were utterly
destroyed after I finished work this morning.

Next time I'll use "The Best Glue Ever" and more topcoats, hopefully that will make a difference.

Water Marble Testing

Testing out the nail polishes in my box to see which one are best for water marbling.

Nail Polishes:
"Lime Lights" Sally Hansen eXtreme Wear
"Wet Cement" Sally Hansen eXtreme Wear
"Poinsettia" China Glaze
"Holly Day" China Glaze
"Hey Sailor" China Glaze
"First Mate" China Glaze
"Frostbite" China Glaze
"Temptation Carnation" China Glaze
"Purple Panic (Neon)" China Glaze
"Pink Voltage (Neon)" China Glaze
"Seduce Me" China Glaze
"Turned up Turquoise" China Glaze
"Black Creme" Wet n' Wild
"Jazz Olive" Kleancolor
"Copper" Kleancolor
"Expresso" Kleancolor

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

More Nail Art from 2009

"Temptation Carnation" by China Glaze

"Red Pearl" by China Glaze

"Flirty" by Orly

"Jamaican Out" China Glaze

"Red Pearl" China Glaze

I have nothing new as of yet for this week. So I've uploaded a few of my favourite oldies from 2009 for you all. Base colours are listed in the captions. Top three photos: all art was hand painted by myself, second last: Konad stamp plate using Konad special polish Black, last photo are stick-on decals I found at Sally's.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Black Flowers and Sparkle

Base colour is "1020 Poinsettia" by China Glaze. I added some one-stroke hand painted black flowers, and topped them off with generic rhinestones for some added sparkle.
These probably won't survive work this week, but that's what photos are for :)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Carly's Nails

Painted Carly's nails. This was done ages ago. Base colour is "Turned up Turquoise" by China Glaze. That was followed by  a fishnet pattern stamped in blue Konad polish, and then some hand-painted purple flowers.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Dec/04/2011 Nail Fail

With out Flash

With Flash

 Tried a different type of french. It's similar to a fishtail braid idea I saw on Tumblr, if I can find it again I'll post a link to the original photo. Colours used are all by Kleancolor. I took it off same day, and am now just wearing "Holly-Day" from China Glaze on my paws.

"45 Copper"
"58 Expresso"
"118 Jazz Olive"

Monday, 28 November 2011

Nov/28/2011 Golden Snow

Base colour is "946 Hey Sailor" by China Glaze, with snowflakes from BM14 and Konad's M59 plates.
Stamped in "653 Solar Power" by China Glaze and "162 Metallic Yellow" from Kleancolor.

I like how subtle these babies are, and since it's nearly December, it's time to get festive.
Sorry, they're still kinda messy :p

Testing 1,2,3...


Testing out a number of Gold nail polishes to see how well they stand up to stamping. I'm working on creating a larger list that includes more colours for my own personal reference.

But here's what I discovered so far:

"653 Solar Power" by China Glaze
"1042 Tarnished Gold" by China Glaze (Crackle Collection)
"178 Lavendare" by Revlon
"162 Metallic Yellow" by Kleancolor
"45 Copper" by Kleancolor

Base colours I used on the fake nails are:

Black: "484 Liquid Vinyl" by Orly
Red: "946 Hey Sailor" by China Glaze

Nail Fail

"Coffee Break" by Orly with BM20 plate stamped on top.
Just a Nail Fail for Nov/26/2011.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Mini Haul

Bought a few new nail polishes today, and decided to test them out on my paws. From Left to right: "946 Hey Sailor" (China Glaze), "40575 Coffee Break" (Orly), "1004 Holly-day" (China Glaze), "1020 Poinsettia" (China Glaze). I don't normally buy more than one red at a time but I've been on the hunt for the "PERFECT" red. I like "Hey Sailor" because it's bright with warm orangey undertones, but I like "Poinsettia" for the blue-ish undertones. So far haven't found a shade that is dark enough with out being too dark. The hunt continues.

Monday, 21 November 2011


"948 First Mate" by China Glaze with "460 Wet Cement" by Sally Hansen
This weeks paws, entertaining myself with stamping.  This time I used Bundle Monster plates: BM206 and BM20. The base colour is "948 First Mate" from China Glaze, with the stripes stamped using "460 Wet Cement" from Sally Hansen's eXtreme Wear collection. As you can see, the stripes didn't turn out so well.. and I had to re-stamp since my nails are bigger than the designs on the stamping plates.

These will probably be changed out when I have a chance.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


Changed them, again.... My indecisiveness is getting to be a problem.
"256 Evening Seduction" by China Glaze with "270 Lacey Lilac" by Sally Hansen.
So today (and for however long these last) I tried out a new colour I purchased over the weekend. The base colour is "256 Evening Seduction" by China Glaze. Alone is a very deep rich purple, it's almost black in most lighting. On top I stamped a floral from Bundle Monster's BM21 plate using "270 Lacey Lilac" from Sally Hansen's Extreme Wear line.

Over all, I'm loving the effect I got with it.

Monday, 14 November 2011


"Brilliant Idea" by Nicole Nail Polish by OPI
Nails for this week of Nov/13/2011. A simple glitter polish gradient with some black striping.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Nov 6th and 7th

Nov/07/2011 "270 Lacey Lilac", "190 Posh Plum", "02 White On" all from Sally Hansen
 Tried a water marble again, total EPIC FAIL, turned into a globby mess when it didn't dry instantly on the water.
"270 Lacey Lilac" by Sally Hansen
Just a picture to show you the beautiful shade of lilac I recently picked up. This was before the water marbling was attempted.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

July/30/2011 to July/31/2011

"Flirty" by Orly
More old stuff. All the designs are hand-painted using acrylic paint.

Nov/14/2010 - Nov/20/2011

"Sonic Boom" Sally Hansen, Insta-dri Collection
Uploading some old stuff. The flowers were hand painted with black acrylic paint.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween

"Fashionista" with 2 coats "Chunky Holo Black" by Kleancolor
Nails for the week of October 30, 2011.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Simple Nails

"198 Bite Me" by Kleancolor
One of the new polishes I bought recently. With some painted vines in black.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Kleancolor Haul

Left to Right: "230 Chunky Holo Fuschia","104 Fashionista", "45 Copper"

Left to Right: "199 Hot Stuff", "228 Chunky Holo Candy", "198 Bite Me"

Left to Right: "181 Mix Signal", "118 Jazz Olive", "236 Chunky Holo Black"

Left to Right: "112 Golden Nightmare", "58 Expresso", "50 Cappuchino

Recently received the 12 new nail polishes I bought a few weeks ago. They're all by Kleancolor, and sadly not available in Canada minus a few select Mom n' Pop stores, so I purchased mine on Ebay. Along with each colour I added a swatch painted onto some fake nails. To look at their whole collection (make-up included) go to their website here: Kleancolor

P.S. They have a nice variety of colours, but they do take a tad longer to dry.

Monday, 10 October 2011

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Nails for the week of Oct/09/2011

Inspired by the cover art for the novel "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. Designs were hand-painted using acrylic paints and glitters. Black base is "Blackest Black" by Revlon.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Quick Sketch on YouTube

A little vid showing a 15 min sketch I did ages ago. Used Paint Tool Sai.

Artwork (C) Me, Ayesha Khan.


Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Bull Skulls and Bones

Just a quick little sketch I did today out of boredom. Took approx 30 min.
I have a strange thing for bleached out animal skulls, as well as bones in general, a lot of my future
tattoos will involve bones in some form; from my spine being traced to my rib-tree.
I don't know, perhaps I'm strange and deranged for finding bones comforting.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Sept/19 to Oct/01


Painted a friend's nails. A two-toned French, done with "Frostbite" and "Purple Panic (Neon)" by China Glaze.
The black swirls and little stars were hand painted using black and gold acrylic paints.

Sept/26/2011 to Oct/01/2011
A basic French manicure this week. With some shimmery-brown trees. Manicure was done using NutraNail Nail Hardener with Green Tea, and "White" by Kleancolor. Trees were hand painted using acrylic paint.