LGBTQ Pride, byname Pride, annual celebration, usually in June in the United States and sometimes at other times in other countries, of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) identity. Gay Pride commemorates the Stonewall riots, which began in the early hours of June 28, 1969, after police raided the Stonewall Inn bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighbourhood. Gay Pride typically involves a series of events and is often capped by a parade involving marchers and colourful floats from the LGBTQ community and its supporters.
Before the Stonewall riots, LGBTQ individuals had generally not broadcast their sexual orientation or identity, but the event galvanized the gay community and sparked greater political activism (seegay rights movement). In 1970, on the first anniversary of the riots, several hundred demonstrators marched along Greenwich Village’s Christopher Street, which runs past the Stonewall, in what many consider the first Gay Pride march (though other commemorations were also held that year). Early Gay Pride events (often called Freedom Day or Gay Liberation Day) were often sparsely attended and encountered protests, particularly because of the outlandish costumes that some marchers wore. In 1978 what is perhaps the most-recognized symbol of Gay Pride made its debut at the San Francisco event: the rainbow flag. The flag, with its eight colours (sexuality symbolized by hot pink, life by red, healing by orange, the Sun by yellow, nature by green, art by blue, harmony by indigo, and spirit by violet), was designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker and has been adopted worldwide. The following year a six-colour flag, which is in common use today, appeared (with red, orange, yellow, green, blue [harmony replaced art as symbolized by blue in the flag], and purple/violet), partially because of the unavailability of some of the fabric colours.
The early demonstrations often focused simply on participants’ being proud to be out of the closet, on individual freedom, and on the diversity of the LGBTQ community. But by the 1980s—particularly after the spread of AIDS—political and social activism had become central to Pride events, and many of the marchers carried placards that focused on the social issues of the day. As acceptance of the LGBTQ community increased among the straight community, politicians sympathetic to the views of the LGBTQ community and gay-friendly businesses and corporations began participating in the marches. The total number of people participating—both gay and straight—mushroomed, and Pride events were held in many part of the globe, including cities where they sometimes encountered stiff resistance (e.g., in Jerusalem, Moscow, and Warsaw). In cities such as Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Mexico City, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and São Paulo, Pride events usually attract several hundred thousand to more than a million celebrants annually; indeed, it was estimated that more than two million individuals attended the 2007 Europride event in Madrid.
Autumn leaf color is a phenomenon that affects the normal green leaves of many deciduous trees and shrubs by which they take on, during a few weeks in the autumn season, various shades of yellow, orange, red, purple, and brown. The phenomenon is commonly called autumn colours or autumn foliage in British English and fall colors, fall foliage, or simply foliage in American English.
I tried to create the beautiful autumn leaves with the marbling technique.
Products used are gel polishes from Bluesky India. Bluesky base coat, no wipe top coat Bluesky KS2238, Black, FW07, Reflection of you, DC87 nail art brush
Tips: You can use regular nail polish as well to create the same design. Leaf can be drawn using Acrylic colors.
People especially women who celebrate nine nights festivals of Nav Durga follow the particular color of the day. This tradition is very popular among states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Keeping fast and wearing clothes according to Navratri color of the day is considered very sacred in Hindu religion. Women follow this tradition widely and adorn themselves with similar color clothes and accessories during Navratri.
Navratri day 1: color : Grey
Significance: The colour Grey signifies the power to curb evil and spread the joy of goodness. On this day of Pratipada, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Shailputri, the daughter of Himalaya. She carries a Trishul or trident as the symbol of victory of good over evil.
Nail polish: BornPretty Shadow grey BP-QC02 is a peel off nail polish.
Creamy texture and opaque in one coat. But two coats are recommended for perfect finish. Easy application and easy peel off.
Navratri day 2: color : Orange
Significance: The colour Orange signifies the aura and brightness of peace, knowledge and resplendence. Orange is also the colour of the attire that we associate with the Brahmacharini avatar of Goddess Durga, as she is worshipped on Dwitiya.
Nail polish: Nail Trend N/E – G04
Those who are looking for local nail polish with affordable price and great quality must try this brand. Comes in a tiny 5ml bottle at just Rs. 20/- What more needed!!
Navratri day 3: color : White
Significance: The colour White is the symbol of peace, harmony, purity and calmness. On this day of Tritiya, Durga is worshipped in the form of Chandraghanta Devi or Chandi or Chamundi Devi in her utmost malevolent form.
Nail polish: Prosper
This nail polish I had bought during my visit to Vietnam. And I repent for not buying more bottles!! This is the best white nail polish I have ever used. There are good white polishes in different brands but for the price I paid this is a treat! Applying this creamy white polish with the long good brush of the bottle cap is so satisfying…
Navratri day 4: color : Red
Significance: The colour Red symbolises anger, auspiciousness, love, joy and a range of strong emotions and passions. It is the colour of fire and blood and the feelings associated with the energy of the primal forces. On this day of Chaturthi, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Kushmanda, who is believed to have created the world with her divine smile.
Nail polish: Essence the gel nail polish – 17 juicy love
One more favourite polish of mine!! This brand has thick flat bristles which covers wide area of the nail plate. As the the name suggests it gives gel polish like finish. High gloss and durable nail polish with wide range of shades to choose from. Note that these are not UV gel polishes and does not require UV lamp to dry.
Navratri day 5: color : Royal Blue
Significance: The colour Royal Blue signifies divine energy. The colour emanates the feelings of richness, sophistication, superiority, faith, trust and loyalty. On this day of Panchami, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Skanda Mata, mounted on a ferocious lion and She carries Lord Skanda in his infant form.
Nail polish: El Corazon no. 423/623 Tsunami
El corazon is my all time favourite brand and this shade gives a royal look to your Navratri avatar! This brand has its own unique formula of nail polishes which prevents nails from staining as well as improves nail quality. Maybe I will pit up one more post with its special base coats for healthier nails.
Navratri day 6: color : Yellow
Significance: The colour Yellow signifies the happiness and optimism of enlightenment. This mellowed shade seems to be the fountain of creativity, sunshine and spring. Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Katyayani on Shashti, the valiant slayer of the legendary demon Mahishasura, the supreme incarnation of evil.
Nail Polish: Faces Canada Splash – Sunny side up 51
This is a pretty shade of yellow. Requires 3-4 thin coats to be perfectly opaque and gives you a creamy finish. When I had purchased it was Rs. 109/- for 8ml bottle. Decent pricing with great quality. Must have at least few shades in your collection.
Navratri day 7: color : Green
Significance: The colour Green symbolizes the vigour and freshness of nature, the sense of nurturing, tranquillity, good fortune, health and rejuvenation. This colour has the mighty power to sooth and engenders calmness of mind. Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Kalaratri on Saptami, which is the fiercest form of all the nine forms of Durga.
Nail polish: CP trendies – crazy for neons – Shocking green B902
This nail polish set was gifted to me by my close friend. As per her its one among the affordable polishes available in Dubai. They are 11ml round bottles with thin bristles. Loved the quality and shades but I wish they had little more thicker bristles. I felt after drying they give slightly matte finish but they are not matte polishes. So a top coat is must if you are looking for a high glossy look. But overall I don’t mind investing in few more polishes of this brand.
Navratri day 8: color : Peacock green
Significance: The colour Peacock Green is significant as it indicates that the wishes and prayers of mortals shall be answered by the Goddess. Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Gauri on this day of Ashtami, as people revere her as the Goddess of fertility.
Nail polish: Kaleidoscope Lakomania LM -05
Kaleidoscope is by El corazon brand itself. So there is no need to doubt about the quality. Lakomaniac series of polishes are color changing polishes/chameleon polishes. They reflect different shades with different lighting.
Navratri day 9: color : Purple
Significance: The colour Purple signifies creativity, dignity, spirituality, royalty, magic and miracle. On this day of Navami, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Siddhidatri, the one who possesses the supernatural powers, also known as the siddhis, that are listed as Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakambya, Ishitva and Vashitva.
Nail polish: El corazon Confetti 529a
Another gorgeous collection of confetties by El corazon. Firstly I love these flat bottles of their collection. It looks royal! I am not a hard core glitter fan but these confetti polishes stole my heart! They look grainy textured but believe me its as smooth as other polishes. But for high glossy look you need a good top coat.
This is completely freehand nail art. Don’t worry I have done a video tutorial too for your reference.
Products used are gel polishes from Bluesky. But you can create the same design with normal nail polishes too. Just paint the nail with base color and draw the flowers and leaves with Acrylic paint instead of gel polish.
Polishes I have used: Bluesky Karen, DC 65, 63924, White, Black 80579, DC 84 Bluesky base coat, no wipe top coat Nail art brush
Creative Nails is back with a floral drag marble tutorial especially for you!!
Did you like the design? Believe me it will look fabulous on your nails! If you are planning to create this design with different colors try to keep base color White as it will enhance the overall look.
Products used: All Mixed Up Lacquer (AMUL) quick dry top coat All Mixed Up Lacquer (AMUL) Ermehgerd Yellered All Mixed Up Lacquer (AMUL) Camera Freak Out Prosper White Flomar FC13 Squashed Raspberry Nail art brush / dotting tool/ toothpick
In this post I have shown 2 methods to create chrome powder blocks.
1. After applying color gel wipe the sticky layer of the gel polish (or apply matte top coat) and apply no wipe top coat to create the block of needed size and shape. 2. Brush the chrome powder and seal it with no wipe top coat. Make sure the brand you are using an hold the chrome powder.
1. After applying color gel apply no wipe top coat 2. Brush the chrome powder 3. Create the block of desired shape on chrome with no wipe top coat and cure in lamp 4. Wipe out the excess chrome powder
Please note: While doing on natural nails follow the nail preparation steps and apply base coat before the color coat. Each layer of gel polish has to be cured for 60 seconds in LED and 120 Seconds in UV lamp.
Here is YouTube tutorial link for your reference
Products used are gel polishes from Bluesky and Rosalind.
Bluesky base coat Bluesky no wipe top coat Bluesky rusty gold chrome powder Bluesky DC 115 Rosalind Spider gel black Nail art brush Eye shadow applicator Tissue Cleanser wipes / Clinical spirit
Any nail artist is my friend, not my competition. We support each other, uplift each other, we are always there for one another. Doing our nails amidst all the house work during this lockdown, is something we really look forward to. Here’s our take of the #dontrushchallenge , Indian nail artist style.
22 Awesome Nail buddies in Sequence (Instagram handles) :
Chopra started dating American singer and actor, Nick Jonas in May 2018. Jonas proposed to her on 19 July 2018, a day after her birthday in Crete, Greece. Chopra and Jonas got engaged in August 2018 in a Punjabi Roka ceremony in Mumbai. In December 2018, the couple married at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur in traditional Hindu and Christian ceremonies. Following the marriage, Chopra legally changed her last name to “Chopra Jonas”.