Showing posts with label Dotting Tools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dotting Tools. Show all posts

July 17, 2015

Polka Dots With Zoya

Polka dot nails always make me happy and they look so fancy but are super easy! Here I started with Zoya Cecilia and then added polka dots with Zoya Mae
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February 27, 2015

Pink Ombre Dots With Zoya!

Every once in a while a manicure turns out exactly the way you saw it in your head and that was the case here. I was going to watch my friend's beautiful dress boutique for the day and I knew I wanted a killer outfit and nails to match. Her shop, Volutpe, is so gorgeous, and I wanted to fit in since I'd be representing her business for the day.
Anyway I picked a grey and pink sweater dress that is super comfy and this giant pair of burgundy socks from Sock Dreams. I did my nails to match, starting with a base of Zoya Dove. Then I added random dots in a variety of Zoya pinks. From darkest to lightest I used Zoya Toni, Reagan, Lara, and Shelby.

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January 16, 2015

Nails Inspired By Be Happy Buy Polish!

I keep a Pinterest board full of nail art I love and decided to try out a fun dotticure inspired by the super fun Jessica of Be Happy Buy Polish. I used this post she did as a guest for Dalai Lama's blog as my starting point.

First we have a base of Covergirl Lingering Spice then I added dots with Essie Sew Psyched and Essie Absolutely Shore. Very easy to accomplish with dotting tools and I love the pattern!

Thanks for reading and thanks for the idea Jessica!

December 17, 2014

Holly Jolly Roger Nails With Zoya And SmartNails

I've always love this Burl Ives rendition of Holly Jolly Christmas and I love pirates and the Jolly Roger flag so I've combined them into one silly but fun holiday manicure. I first tried out this idea way back in 2010 but it didn't turn out very well; my 2014 version is much better!

I started with a base of Zoya Blu for the holly nails and Zoya Willa for the Jolly Roger accent nail. Next I pulled out my trusty SmartNails sticker stencil in their skull design and used Blu to make a great skull and crossbones that I could never do freehand. Finally I added holly berries with a dotting tool and Zoya Veronica and then carefully painted leaves with Zoya Josie. Holly leaves look easy but were quite time consuming and hard to get right. Turns out Smartnails has a very cute holly stencil too if you ever want to try these yourself.
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The smARTnails sticker stencils were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by smARTnails! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

October 31, 2014

Halloween Polka Dots With Zoya

I love polka dot manicures; they are so easy but always look impressive. This color combination is amazing! I started with Zoya Savita and added dots in Zoya Amy and Zoya Logan.
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September 30, 2014

Interlocking Dots Nail Art With Zoya

I tried my best to find the person who first did this design but my google skills were defeated. I found this post from January of 2012 saying that they'd seen the design before but I couldn't find anything older than that. I like to give credit where credit is due so if any of you know where this design originated please let me know!
While this design looks very complicated, it's actually very easy to pull off! I started with a base of Zoya India and then used Zoya Jules to complete the rest of the steps as shown in the post linked above. I love the finished manicure and might try this design again next spring with some fun pastels.

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September 16, 2014

Dotted Nail Art With Zoya

I keep a Pinterest board full of nail art I'd love to try someday and today's nails were inspired by the wonderful So Nailicious and her lovely dotticure from this summer.
I used Zoya Chanelle for my base color and then picked fun summer colors for this transitional time between summer and fall. From left to right Wendy, Tilda, Rocha, & Darcy. Easy enough to do on both hands and one of my favorite manicures of the year!
I love this shirt! Another old Threadless t-shirt that I just had to have for some reason. Looks like a cute bunny in the first shot, but Mr. Choppy's true nature is revealed below!

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August 22, 2014

Nail Art Inspired By Chalkboard Nails

I keep a Pinterest board full of nail art I'd love to try someday and I finally got around to trying one of my favorite ideas. Chalkboard Nails is one of my favorite blogs & her adorable Carmen Miranda Ruffle Manicure looked fancy but totally doable. Thanks for the great idea!
I used all 6 colors from Zoya's Tickled Summer 2014 collection for my version and I love how it turned out! Easy enough to do well on both hands too. I started with Zoya Kitridge then added dots in Ling, Rocha, Rooney, Tilda, & Wendy!
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August 16, 2014

Leopard Print Nails With Zoya

I've done leopard print nails a few times before but never with such bright colors. It's such an easy pattern too pull off and you can try so many variations, like my hidden Mickey nails! For this version I started with Zoya Tilda and then added spots with my dotting tools in Zoya Seraphina and Kimber. Fun summer manicure!

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April 25, 2014

Nails Inspired By FRESHbiscuits & A Giveaway!

My friend Bianca asked if I'd be interested in partnering with her to giveaway a handmade wristlet from her Etsy shop, FRESHbiscuits. Of course I said yes! She made a super cute wristlet per my specifications & I've done some nails to match.

I started with a base of Lime Crime Milky Ways, then added some quick stripes with Sation Bump In Beige & Zoya Pepper for this manicure. Next I used dotting tools to make polka dots, first with Lime Crime Milky Ways & then Zoya Pepper right on top of those dots. Finished with a top coat & they came out great!
Now the fun part for my readers! Bianca is offering one of my lucky U.S. readers their choice of one in stock item at FRESHbiscuits!

  • This giveaway is open with a U.S. Shipping address only! (Please check with country's postal requirements before entering. Neither FRESHbiscuits nor I are responsible for customs charges or lost packages.)
  • This giveaway starts today, April 25th, and will end May 9th at 12:00 AM Central Time.    
  • I'll select the winner with rafflecopter and notify the winner by email on May 10th.
  • The winner will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner doesn't reply within 24 hours, that winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected.
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February 8, 2014

My Favorite Polka Dots!

Sation Bump In Beige is a truly fantastic polish. I used 2 thin coats to start this manicure. It applies like a dream with no streaks. It's also the best match for my skintone which is exactly what I wanted for this look. I added large & small dots of Sation Snow White in no particular pattern & the results are magical. I couldn't quit staring at my nails & wanted to show them off to everyone. Good thing I have a blog for that! Nude nails with a pattern in a bold color are something I'll be doing again for sure. Also this is very easy to do, so if you like it, give it a try!
It's so cold! I can't wait for winter to end!

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July 30, 2013

Quick Nail Art With Zoya

I started with a base of Zoya Storm & then added a french tip in Zoya Noot & a few dots in Zoya Breezi.
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