Showing posts with label Accent Nail. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Accent Nail. Show all posts

February 7, 2014

Accent Nail For Valentine's Day With Zoya Purlpes, Pinks, & Reds


I love this stunning manicure from the always delightful Work Play Polish. I'm not patient enough to do all ten nails like she did but my accent nail version is quite easy. This is the second time I've used this inspiration & you can see my first color combination here.
This time I decided to use purples, pinks, & reds for Valentine's Day.  I decided not to add a top coat to the accent nail since I used both a textured polish & a matte polish. I love it!
I started with a base of Zoya Pepper. Then I added uneven stripes with more Zoya favorites from my stash. From bottom to top on my nail & left to right in the picture we have, Kristi, Tru, Stevie, Shelby, Pepper, Kieko, Lolly, Brizia, & Arabella.
 

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April

February 4, 2014

Born Pretty Nail Studs For Valentine's Day

Born Pretty sent me a few fun things to try out including this wheel of metallic studs. There are a couple of different sizes & three colors. I used them to for a simple heart accent nail for Valentine's Day. The polish is Zoya Channing.

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April

Disclosure: I was provided a product sample by Born Pretty. This in no way affects my opinions of the product. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

December 27, 2013

Accent Nail Inspired By Work Play Polish With Sation


I love this stunning manicure from the always delightful Work Play Polish. I'm not patient enough to do all ten nails like she did but my accent nail version is one of my favorite manicures ever! I started with Sation Need A Spumani. Then I added uneven stripes of random Sations from my collection. From top to bottom on my nail & left to right in the picture we have, Cafe Con Leche, Stirring Silver, Dating The Duke, Peppermint Pedi, Need A Spumani, Queenie In A Bottle, Rock-A-Guy-Blue, & Chatty Catty.

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April

December 19, 2013

Zoya Kym With Holiday Accent Nail

I'm not a big fan of rhinestones but they are fun every now & then. When I got these green triangle stones, I knew I had to try making a Christmas tree. The base is Zoya Kym. Pretty cute accent nail!
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April

September 16, 2013

Quick Accent Nail

I started with a base of China Glaze Roguish Red & then added some metallic lines to both ring fingers with my trusty Gold Sharpie! Simple but I like the look.
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April

July 3, 2013

OMG Nail Foil Strips American Flag

I've been on a nail strip kick lately & I couldn't wait to try out these American Flag Nail Foils from OMG Nails. They are harder to work with than the non-foil type but still totally usable with a bit of patience. I painted my nails with the amazing Zoya Elisa & added an accent American Flag nail. Perfect 4th of July nails in no time!

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April

These were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by OMG Nails! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

June 28, 2013

Incoco Shooting Stars!

Here we have an accent nail done with Incoco Nail Strips in Shooting Stars from their 4th of July collection. I'm really not the target market for nail polish strips since I change my nails several times a week & these are made to last up to 2 weeks. I REALLY love the ones I've tried so far for accent nail manicures though!

The Incoco strips say they are made of real nail polish & include a layer of base & top coat. The packaging is very nice & you have 16 strips to work with to get your full manicure. Their instructions are very clear & work great if followed. (I didn't buff my nail the first time I tried & a tiny imperfection resulted in a tear. I blame this on me not following instructions & not the product!)
 

I used Sation Peppermint Pedi for most of my fingers & then added the Incoco Shooting Stars strips to both of my ring fingers. I love the end result & I have plenty of strips left to recreate the look again for myself or to share with some friends.

I know there are people who could make this pattern freehand but I'm not one of them. The only time I can see myself using nail strips is for intricate designs that I know I can't accomplish on my own. Luckily, Incoco has tons of great designs that fit this description!

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April

These were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Incoco! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

June 21, 2013

Hexagon Accent Nail

I've been loving everything hexagon lately (my Hexagon Pinterest Board) so I decided to do a fun distorted honeycomb pattern accent nail. I love how this one turned out!
I started with a base of Jordana Orangesicle. Then I pulled out my trusty Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens. I love these things. I would have a very difficult time getting this result with a brush but no problem at all with the pens!
 
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April

June 20, 2013

OMG Nail Strips Accent Nail

I have never tried any brand of nail strips before! I really like all of the styles that have been coming out in the pas couple of years but I just never got around to trying any. I finally decided to give them a shot with these OMG Nail Strips. I chose a lovely pattern that I know I can't duplicate. Since I'm a newbie at applying strips I decided to just add an accent nail to my current China Glaze Millennium manicure. (Millennium is still amazing; I need more chrome polishes!) The strips have instructions printed on the package so I just followed them. I have to say I was expecting lots of issues but the application was ridiculously easy! I love the design & I can't wait to try more. I have some American Flag Foil Strips I'll be trying out soon for July 4th.
 
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April

These were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by OMG Nail Strips! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

June 17, 2013

Superman Nails With Zoya Pixie Dust

My sister Ashley & I went to see Man of Steel last Friday; we were both very excited about this one & wore outfits that invoked the colors of Superman's uniform. I did some quick nail art too. I used Zoya Chyna for most of my nails & Zoya Solange for my accent nail. I added the Superman logo with Zoya Chyna & used Zoya Liberty for the blue background. That logo is not easy to get right but I like the final result. Too bad I hated the movie!
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April

May 28, 2013

Art Deco Accent Nail With Zoya Bobbi & Kerry

I occasionally help out a fellow Tulsan with his excellent effort to bring authors to town for fabulous, free events. It's called Book Smart Tulsa & I sometimes volunteer my time to show authors around my hometown. I recently had the pleasure of spending the day with the lovely Therese Anne Fowler, author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. Her book event took place in the gorgeous art deco lobby of the Atlas Life Building. Period appropriate clothing was encouraged for the event & while I didn't have a dress, I was able to do a super quick art deco inspired accent nail.
I used Zoya Bobbi for the base then used striping tape & Zoya Kerry to make my quick design. Not my best effort, but not bad considering the very small amount of time I had that day.

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April

February 27, 2013

Accent Nail With Zoya Trixie & Electra

I decided to try Zoya Electra as an accent nail over my previous Zoya Trixie manicure. Zoya Electra is small silver holographic bar glitter in a clear base. Shown here at just one coat over Trixie. Most bar glitters bug me & just look hairy but I like Zoya's use of smaller bar glitters, like Rina, Twila, & Kissy.
 
 
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April

February 21, 2013

Rhinestone Polka Dot Accent Nail

It's been dark & gloomy & snowy & rainy here so I added some fancy rhinestones to my nails for a bit color among all the dark. The base color is Sation Guillotine Grape. 
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April

January 12, 2013

Zoya Abstract Nail Art

This didn't turn out quite the way I wanted but it still turned out ok. Zoya Farah is the darker neutral & Zoya Jacqueline is the lighter neutral, finished with Zoya Frida.
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April

January 2, 2013

Zoya Blu & Zoya Raine New Year's Nails

It was so cold around here on New Year's that I just decided to wear jeans, a black cashmere sweater & my favorite vintage coat. I love the wintry feel of Zoya Blu so I kept it & added a coat of the lovely Zoya Raine for a pearly pink finish. Gorgeous combination! My nails looked like pulled taffy. I needed some bling & drama for my plain outfit so I added lots of black rhinestones to my middle fingers. Success!
 
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April

October 17, 2012

Zoya Katherine Halloween Accent Nail

I recently purchased my first nail art pens & I love them so much! Here I used Zoya Katherine for the base & Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen Orange. It's like drawing with a marker & just so, so easy to use. The very best part? If you mess up, you can just wipe it off & start again like nothing happened!!! This does mean that you'll need to put a topcoat on your art when you're finished but I always do that anyway. I'll be buying more nail art pens soon because they allow me to do all sorts of things I don't have the patience for with a brush.
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April

September 19, 2012

Lime Crime Les Desserts d'Antionette Nail Art

I used 5 polishes from Lime Crime's first nail polish collection for this manicure. I hadn't used my SmART Nails sticker stencils in quite some time & I still love them so much. Foolproof every time & I love this pattern. The base is Lime Crime Crema de Limon. I started out with just an accent nail of Lavendairy. Then I just decided to go for it & added Parfait Day, Pastelchio, & Blue Mousse.
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Lime Crime! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.