April 21, 2014

Happy Spring Nails With Zoya

My boyfriend Will suggested this adorable pairing that's perfect for spring & Easter. I started with Zoya Hudson and then added a messy half moon of Zoya Rina. It reminds me of Easter basket grass from my childhood!
 
 

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April

April 8, 2014

Zoya Rebel



Zoya Rebel is from their Awaken collection for Spring 2014.

I love blue polishes and Zoya Rebel is no exception. It's a nice medium blue with just a hint of green packed with silver microshimmer. I ended up wearing this one for a week which is almost unheard of in my world! Shown here at 2 coats, be sure to wait an few minutes between coats to avoid dragging.
 

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April

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Elizabeth Arden & Sally Hansen Crackle

Here we have the very pretty Elizabeth Arden Chelsea Heather topped with one coat of Sally Hansen Antique Gold Crackle. You can find both of these polishes for sale in my store, such a lovely combination! 
 

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April 4, 2014

Layering With Zoya Cosmo & Apple!

I got just what I was looking for with this layering combination, a great springtime green Pixie Dust with just a hint of holo! I started with Zoya Cosmo & then added a very thin layer of Zoya Apple. Great combo!
 

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April

Things Like This Happen At Parties With This Much Nail Polish

My stash is very moderate for a blogger of almost 5 years (somewhere between 300 & 350) but it's still astonishing to everyone else! My collection is sitting out in my living room & whenever we have folks over people are naturally curious. Sometimes things like this happen! And sometimes it more modest. Last week my friend Ton was looking at all of the colors & spotted a crackle and asked how it worked. I told him that it cracks on your nail & he demanded a live demonstration. My friend Andrew ran over & suggested that we use blue & grey to match Ton's hoodie. Success! We used Color Club Pretty In Platinum with Sally Hansen Distressed Denim Crackle.

Thanks for being a good sport Ton! I probably should have sent you home with some acetone. How did you get it off?

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April

Banana Cake With Fernet Branca Frosting!

I usually stick to nail polish but every now & then I like to show a bit about my world. Last week I made a birthday cake for Will that got a thumbs up from our guests. Will loves Fernet Branca, an all natural bitter liqueur made with over 40 herbs and spices sourced from five continents. It's not for everyone but I decided to see if I could incorporate it into a delicious cake since I love to bake with booze!

The first step was choosing a cake flavor that would go well with Fernet Branca's complex & strong flavor. I considered lemon but decided to go with a simple banana cake (no spices just a hint of vanilla) since we had some very ripe ones on hand. Then we mixed up a traditional cream cheese frosting & just kept adding fernet until we got it just right. We ended up using 4 TBSP for a frosting made with one 8 oz package of cream cheese, enough for a 9" x 13" sheet cake. A delicious combination!

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April

March 25, 2014

Zoya Hudson



Zoya Hudson is from their Awaken collection for Spring 2014.

Zoya Hudson is accurately described as a full coverage, purple orchid metallic with a silver shimmer. Great formula that covers in two coats, just a wait a minute or two between coats to avoid dragging. Fabulous polish for spring!
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April

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a full-coverage, purple orchid metallic with a silver shimmer. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-Hudson-ZP722.html#sthash.3RlaQslT.dpuf
a full-coverage, purple orchid metallic with a silver shimmer. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-Hudson-ZP722.html#sthash.3RlaQslT.dpuf
a full-coverage, purple orchid metallic with a silver shimmer. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-Hudson-ZP722.html#sthash.3RlaQslT.dpuf

Zoya Brooklyn & Cosmo!

Glitter gradients are the best! Here I started with Zoya Brooklyn and then added a bit of Zoya Cosmo starting at the base of my nails. This look reminds of a gorgeous jewel encrusted ball gown, something you could wear on the red carpet; I love it!
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April