October 23, 2014

Easy Halloween Nails With Zoya

I love Halloween! Here are the simple nails I wore for my 7th Annual Potluck, Power Tools, & Pumpkins party last weekend. I started with a base of Zoya Loredana, added a thick stripe down the center of each nail in Zoya Dovima, and finished them off with Xs in Zoya Destiny. (Destiny is so stunning!)
I've got a few pictures of some of our decorations too. If you've ever thought about trying out Martha Stewart's witch curtain idea, go for it! Super easy, cheap and you can work on them while watching tv. I love to watch them blowing in the wind. The skull stepping stone is a permanent fixture that I made 2 years ago. The red eyeball is 7 feet in diameter and painted on a round tablecloth for Dollar Tree!  We drew some eyes on ping pong balls for the creepy wreath. Do you decorate for Halloween? I'd love to see some pictures!

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April

Halloween Layering

I'm lucky enough to have a bottle of the truly spectacular Enchanted Polish Finger Lickin Good. It's so unique and weird and perfect for Halloween. This year I layered it over Revlon Spanish Moss.

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October 22, 2014

OPI Love Angel Music Baby

OPI Love Angel Music Baby is from their first Gwen Stefani collection. Shown here at two coats but I could easily have gotten away with just one. OPI Love Angel Music Baby will be added to my growing stash of polishes I can use when I need to get out the door in a hurry! It dries super fast  and applies like a dream with w truly superb formula and their wide brush. I'm in love and might need to buy a backup bottle! Lovers of Zoya Tomoko might want to grab this one too.
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Zoya Contemporary Color Block

Zoya's trend guide features a color block manicure with 3 dark shades in similar tones and hues. I decided to try out the look using three other Zoya polishes. I started with Zoya Yuna, then added long time favorite, Zoya Edyta, and finished with a stripe of Zoya Evvie. I had a hard time figuring out colors to go with Yuna for some reason and I'm not altogether happy with the combination I chose but I still love the overall idea.
 

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October 21, 2014

Zoya Loredana

Zoya Loredana is from their Matte Velvet collection!
Zoya Loredana is a medium charcoal grey matte shimmer. This collection is meant to be worn without base or top coat and is shown here at 3 thin coats. Loredana is very sheer and streaky on the first coat but applies easily and is completely opaque and streak free by the third coat. 

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Dovima from this set didn't last very long with minor tip wear within 24 hours but Loredana fared much better. I wore Loredana for 3 VERY active days setting up for my annual pumpkin carving party and during the party itself with no chipping and only very minor tip wear. Excellent for a matte polish & another winner from Zoya!

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April

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October 20, 2014

Zoya Noir (Press Sample Version)

Looks like Zoya's press samples for their Ultra Pixie Dust collection had some issues so this post isn't representative of what you can purchase at Ulta or from Zoya. For an accurate representation please check out this great post from Lavish Layerings!
Zoya Noir is from their Ultra Pixie Dust Collection.

Zoya Noir is a deep rich plum Pixie Dust polish with red hex glitter. My bottle didn't look much like a Pixie Dust simply because it doesn't seem to have nearly enough of the Pixie Dust particles, allowing the jelly base color to show quite a bit and causing a strange finish that never dried matte. I love the color and I might have to go purchase a retail version of Noir since I love Pixie Dust polishes so much. I think mine will be great for nail art and it looks great with a top coat as pictured in the last photo.

Shown with top coat on my pinkie and ring finger.

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April

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Glitter Gradient With Zoya

Zoya Monet has been a surprise favorite polish for me this year. I've never really been a huge fan of glitter toppers but this one is just so gorgeous! Here I used it for a glitter gradient over Zoya Genevieve.
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October 17, 2014

Slime Drip Nails With American Apparel

This is an easy look for Halloween that is a subtle nod to one of my favorite movies, Ghostbusters. I've done Ghostbusters nails before and last year my friends and I dressed as characters from the movie!

Drip manicures are super easy to accomplish and there are lots of great color and finish combinations you could try out for Halloween. I really love this slime version with American Apparel California Trooper for the base topped with American Apparel Zuma Beach for the very realistic slime!

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April