Showing posts with label Flakie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flakie. Show all posts

December 24, 2014

Christmas Nails With SmartNails & Zoya

These just might be my favorite Christmas nails I've ever done. I started with a base of Zoya Purity and topped it with a layer of Zoya Maria Luisa. Then I used some of my trusty SmartNails sticker stencils for the design. This pattern is called Lace and was so easy to use. I alternated between Zoya Holly & Zoya Blair.
 
 
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April

December 22, 2014

Layering With Zoya Purity And Maria Luisa

I love this simple combination of Zoya Purity topped with one coat of Zoya Maria Luisa. Reminds me of a pretty speckled egg or maybe a Caramel Corn Jelly Belly!
 This white concrete brain is ready to ship in my Etsy store, The Makerage!
 

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April

September 9, 2014

Gradient With Zoya Emilia & Maria Luisa

Time to start using some fall colors! I started with Zoya Emila and then added a super quick gradient in Zoya Maria Luisa. Definitely a winning combination!
 
 
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April

July 10, 2014

Layering With Zoya Rocha & Zoya Maisie

Just a quick manicure update with one coat of Zoya Maisie over the lovely Zoya Rocha. I still love flakies! 
 
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April

December 28, 2013

Zoya Neve Topped With Zoya Maria Luisa

Just a quick post showing just how dense Zoya Maria Luisa really is! This is one coat over Zoya Neve. I think might do a gradient with Maria Luisa over Zoya Gaia (an old favorite) for New Year's Eve.

 
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April

November 1, 2013

Zoya Maria Luisa & A Ghostbusters Halloween!

Zoya Maria Luisa was originally created by Rafael Cennamo for his Fall/Winter 2103 NYFW show. (You can read all about it here at Gothem Polish's excellent post.) Now it's available to the general public as part of Zoya's Satins - Fall 2013 collection.
Zoya Maria Louisa is a warm gold flakie polish that I decided to try out alone since it's so dense. Shown here at two very easily applied coats, especially for a flakie! I think it looks fantastic on it's own since it's so very reflective & will take on a hint of whatever color you're wearing. I think it will look fantastic paired with pretty soft white polish or maybe a red for Christmas. Definitely my favorite from this collection & a must have for any flakie lover. 

My friends & I decided on a Ghostbuster theme this year for Halloween. My friend Drew made patches for the jumpsuits & the rest of the guys costumes came from things we already had or that could be picked up inexpensively at Harbor Freight. My friend Melanie transformed her normally stylish self into Gozer the Gozerian & I turned into Zuul for the evening. Lots of fun & Zoya Maria Luisa looked great with outfit!
 
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April

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

October 10, 2013

Layering With Zoya Belinda & Maisie

Here we have Zoya Belinda topped with one coat of Zoya Maisie. I love flakies!
 
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April

August 26, 2013

Layering With Zoya Ziv & Maisie

Just a simple but pretty layered look with one coat of Zoya Maisie over Zoya Ziv. Subtle with hints of magic! 
 
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April

June 19, 2013

Layering With Zoya Yana & Maisie

I haven't used any flakies for quite some time & I still love them. Here we have Zoya Yana topped with one coat of Zoya Maisie.
  
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April

February 14, 2013

Layering With Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty & Barielle Buddha-ful

I didn't get my normal proper shots of this pretty combination but you can still get the idea. This is one coat of Barielle Buddha-ful layered over Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty. I love flakies!
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April

February 3, 2013

Sinful Colors Cinderella

This one was on my wishlist for quite some time & it doesn't disappoint. The formula is streaky & thin, it takes 4 coats to reach full opacity, & it takes a long time to dry but I still love it. Gorgeous baby blue with tiny flakies, so pretty! The next time I use it I'll layer it over something so I don't need 4 coats.
 
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April

November 27, 2012

Zoya Frida & Chloe: My Favorite Layering Combo Ever!

Every once in a while a layering combination comes along that is just magical. This is Zoya Chloe over Zoya Frida. I've got tons of photos of this one, so gorgeous!!
 
 
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April

October 10, 2012

Layering With Zoya Elisa & Chloe

One coat of Zoya Elisa & one coat of Zoya Chloe. So pretty!!
 
Flakies always look extra special in the shade!
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April

September 5, 2012

Lime Crime Lavendairy & Layering With Color Club Covered In Diamonds

Lime Crime has released their first nail polish collection & they've done quite a good job. The packaging is fabulous, full of purple, glitter & unicorns. I love the bottle shape & the brushes are a bit wider than most which I always prefer. The collection, called Les Desserts d'Antoinette, contains a rainbow of pastel shades & an off white.  The formulas were all a little on the thick side & work much better with thick, as opposed to thin coats. Overall a very good first polish offering! Here's what Lime Crime has to say about their polishes.

7 pastel shades, inspired by confectionery delights from Marie Antoinette's table. Recklessly pigmented crème formula is rich, smooth and opaque in just two coats. Each bottle comes equipped with a flat, wide brush for superb control and flawless application. Never tested on animals. 3-Free.
Lime Crime Lavendairy is a lovely lilac pastel that I find very flattering with my skin tone. I think it will be on my toes a lot this coming winter. I had a bit of trouble with this one until I figured out that thick coats work better than thin with this collection. Shown here at 2 coats. 




















The next day I added a layer of Color Club Covered In Diamonds. It's an interesting polish but sadly the mylar pieces seem to have degraded over time & the polish is even gloppier than that was the last time I'll be using it.
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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.