Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts

June 25, 2014

World Cup USA Nails with Zoya Pixie Dusts!

Once every 4 years I turn into a rabid super fan, sporting team colors, rooting for underdog teams, & spouting facts that I've seemingly absorbed without effort. Only the FIFA World Cup has this effect on me & for good reason. It's quite simply the biggest event on the planet. Whole countries effectively shut down to watch their team play, cease fires have been called for and granted, and some of the most talented (not to mention gorgeous) athletes in the world are on display.

I've got to root for my home team & perpetual underdogs in their group of death this year. This manicure happens to work great for 4th of July too!

I started with one coat of my new all time favorite polish, Zoya Tomoko. Then I added stripes in Zoya Chyna. The Pixie Dust polishes are so good for nail art! Then i tried to make an outlined star with Zoya Sunshine. I'm terrible at drawing stars without the lines in the middle! I ended up trying the stars again with Zoya Bar. They are still wonky but who cares, I love this look overall & I hope the USA can make it to the round of 16. I actually love the Ghana & German teams too (so glad we finally beat Ghana though!) but only 2 teams can go through. My head just might explode tomorrow during the simultaneous games!

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April

February 15, 2014

Valentine's Day Nails Inpired By Yellow Owl Workshop

I've had this adorable Valentine's Day Card from Yellow Owl Workshop in my nail inspiration Pinterest board for quite some time & finally decided to give it a go. I love the results! This is much more ambitious than most of my nail art but was actually pretty easy, if a little time consuming.
I used Sation Snow White, Abbacadazzle, Overdressed Party, & Unicorns Are Teal. The dots were made with a Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Black.
 
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April

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 6, 2014

Valentine's Day Nail Art

I keep a Pinterest board filled with nail art inspiration from all sorts of places. Today's manicure was inspired by some adorable cookies made by hello naomi. Very sweet for Valentine's Day.

I started with Rimmel Pink Bliss and used my trusty Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens for the design.
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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 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

Snowflakes With Zoya Trixie, Electra, & Zuza

Sometimes a nail art idea is cooler in my head than in the final execution. This one turned out just fine but my original idea of half moons turned into pretty snowflakes just isn't quite what I was going for. I love the color combination though! Two coats of Zoya Trixie topped with one coat of Zoya Electra. The snowflakes are Zoya Zuza.
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April

Zoya Channing & Zoya Godiva

I topped Zoya Channing with a generous dose of Zoya Godiva for a festive & subtle holiday look. The fabrics for an upscale coat for Mrs Claus perhaps?
 
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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 31, 2013

Cauldron Nails

Sometimes a cool idea just doesn't quite turn out the way you want it too. I got the idea from the blog Top Coat It who posted these amazing cauldron nails last year. I decided to make the cauldrons half moons & use a different polish for each spell. Great idea in theory but the end result is a bit of a mess. Maybe I'll try again next year.
I started with Sation Lemon Pearl then used my Silver Sharpie & a Sally Hansen Nail Art pen for the Cauldrons. The spells from thumb to pinky: JENsations Rainbow Sprinkles, Juicy Couture Pink Glitter, Wet N Wild Once Upon A Time, Enchanted Polish, Finger Lickin' Good, & Zoya Electra.
 
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April

Witches Cauldron Nails With Sation

Sometimes a cool idea just doesn't quite turn out the way you want it too. I got the idea from the blog Top Coat It who posted these amazing cauldron nails last year. I decided to make the cauldrons half moons & use a different polish for each spell. Great idea in theory but the end result is a bit of a mess. Maybe I'll try again next year.
I started with Sation Lemon Pearl then used my Silver Sharpie & a Sally Hansen Nail Art pen for the Cauldrons. Next up we have five Sation glitters! From pinky to thumb: Calorie Countess, Ego Friendly, For Better Or Never, Rich In Opportunities, & Tall Dark & Has Some.
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April

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

Spider Nails With Zoya

I started with Zoya Cassedy then added a bit of Zoya Edyta in the corners of the spider webs. I used my Silver Sharpie for the webs & Zoya Amy for the spider.
 
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April

Layering With Wet N Wild Once Upon A Time

I wanted to get Wet N Wild Once Upon A Time to look like it does in the bottle. I originally tried just using it alone but the dark grey jelly base was just too streaky. Next I tried one coat of Sation Seriously Slate & got the look I was going for, still obviously a jelly base color but no streaks. Fun layering combination for Halloween!
 
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April

October 20, 2013

French Manicure Inspired By Drusilla

I've finally started watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel. I knew I would love the shows, but I had just never gotten around to them. Here we have some simple nails inspired by the character of Drusilla, just in time for Halloween too. She always wore french manicures with various shade of red for the base color. You can see a version here.
For my Drusilla nails I used Zoya Livingston & topped them off with Zoya Gaia. Not a look I would normally wear, but fun for Halloween!
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April

October 3, 2013

Enchanted Polish Finger Lickin' Good

Here we have one coat of Enchanted Polish Finger Lickin' Good layered over one coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jumpin' Jade. Finger Lickin' Good is a truly spectacular & unique glitter that is sadly from last year's limited edition fall collection. I'm so glad to have a bottle since it's my favorite Halloween polish!
 
 
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April

October 1, 2013

Halloween Spiral Nail Art

It's October! Time to start posting Halloween nails! For this simple but fun look I started with a base of Pomegranate Improv Show & then added mesmerizing spirals with my trusty Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Purple.
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April