Showing posts with label Layering. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Layering. Show all posts

January 4, 2015

Nicole By OPI Pick Of The Glitter

I only have a few Nicole By OPI polishes and I'm still not sure what I think of the bottle overall; I don know it's a bit awkward to hold in photos though! Pictured here we have Nicole By OPI Promises In The Dark topped with one coat of Nicole By OPI Pick Of The Glitter. Pick of the glitter is very dense and I love the combination of turquoise and copper glitters but it's really just not my style so I'll be passing this one along to a friend.

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April

December 28, 2014

Christmas Layering With Sinful Holiday Rebel & A DIY Krampus

Christmas isn't over on the 25th at my house. We always have at least a few present opening sessions since everyone can't be here at the same time. I'm still wearing a pretty layering combination that's perfect for the holiday season. Sation I'm With The Bandana is one of my all time favorite polishes and I topped it with one coat of Sinful colors Holiday Rebel. Holiday Rebel has small green glitter and medium red hex glitter in a clear base. A subtle holiday look that I really like.
 Gremlins is a Christmas movie right?
 
We made our own Krampus by modifying a moose dog toy. We taped up his antlers with black electrical tape & gave him a homemade switch. Then we added some evil yellow eyes and a curly long tongue made from craft foam, then mean eyebrows made with a black pipe cleaner for the final touch. I love him!
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April

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

October 29, 2014

Halloween Layering

Here's a fun layering combo that's perfect for Halloween. We've got Sinful Exotic Green topped with one coat of Sation Ego Friendly
 

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April

October 23, 2014

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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April

August 22, 2014

Sally Hansen Carnival - Second Try

I love the color combination of the glitter in Sally Hansen Carnival so much that I decided to try it again even though my first attempt was quite horrible. I added a bit of thinner and used one thin coat over Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait. Still so many bubbles!
Next I added even more thinner and tried again on my right hand. Lots less bubbles but not enough glitter. Phooey!
It still looks amazing from a distance and many of my lovely readers have suggested that I try sponging it on next time. I'll give it a try and let you know how it goes someday! What are your favorite matte glitters that don't bubble?!?
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April

August 10, 2014

Layering With Zoya Stassi & Monet!

Zoya Monet has become an unexpected favorite so I decided to add it to Zoya Stassi which has the same type of glitter just in smaller pieces. What a stunning combination!
 
 

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April

August 8, 2014

Layering With ILNP Cygnus Loop

I wanted to try so many different polishes with the spectacular ILNP Cygnus Loop that I ended not being able to choose just one; I picked 8 instead! I wouldn't normally leave the house with something this disjointed but it was pretty fun for one night. Everyone expects my nails to be interesting anyway!

First my left hand. Zoya Maisie, Sally Hansen Antique Gold Crackle, Nubar 2010, & OPI Pink Shatter!
 
 
 

And now my right hand. Wet N Wild Once Upon A Time, Icing After Party, Sation Tall Dark & Has Some, & Jensations Rainbow Sprinkles!
 
 

Which layering combination is your favorite? Or is ILNP Cygnus Loop just too pretty to be topped with anything? My favorite is the Sally Hansen Antique Gold Crackle!

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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

Sally Hansen Carnival

I almost never buy polishes without looking up swatches & reviews first but Sally Hansen Carnival just looked so fantastic that I grabbed it without doing my homework. Not a good idea! Most every review I've seen shows the sad truth, ugly bubbling is almost inevitable. I decided to try it out anyway of course & I had high hopes at first. It actually applied quite nicely with a decent amount of glitter over my previous manicure of Nicole By OPI Better After Dark. It didn't seem gloopy or bubbly at all & I applied Essie Good To Go thinking all would be fine. Over the next few hours tons of bubbles formed wrecking what is otherwise a fantastic idea for a polish. Sally Hansen Carnival is a matte glitter with a truly gorgeous & quirky color palette that I found irresistible but so far no good! I'm going to try adding some polish thinner & giving it another chance since I love the colors so much but this one is probably a dud.
 

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April

May 3, 2014

Zoya Sailor & Zoya Monet

I couldn't wait to try Zoya Monet over a dark shade after it became my unexpected favorite from Zoya recent Awaken collection. I chose Zoya Sailor & topped it with a layer of Monet. Sadly the formula is still too thick even after adding a few more drops of polish thinner so I had some bubbles. I'm still not going to give up on Monet though; the pastel cellophane glitter is just so gorgeous!
 

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April

May 1, 2014

Zoya Dot & Zoya Monet


Zoya Monet is from their Awaken collection for Spring 2014.

I was sure that I wouldn't like Zoya Monet but I was wrong! It's perfectly described by Zoya as "a multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper." I've never been a big fan of glitter toppers but Monet is awfully pretty. I especially love the way it reflects sparkling pastel twinkles on anything in it's vicinity!

The formula is a bit problematic, very thick & a bit gloopy even after the addition of polish thinner. I've decided the lovely fairy lights effect is worth a bit of extra effort though. (You can see what I mean in the second & last pictures below.) It's shown here over Zoya Dot.
 
 
 
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April

All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.
a multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-in-Monet-ZP726.html#sthash.sk2tvYQO.dpuf
a multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-in-Monet-ZP726.html#sthash.sk2tvYQO.dpuf
multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/category/Zoya_Awaken_Spring_2014_Nail_Polish_Collection.html#sthash.LHlE3Rr2.dpuf
multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/category/Zoya_Awaken_Spring_2014_Nail_Polish_Collection.html#sthash.LHlE3Rr2.dpuf
multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/category/Zoya_Awaken_Spring_2014_Nail_Polish_Collection.html#sthash.LHlE3Rr2.dpuf
multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/category/Zoya_Awaken_Spring_2014_Nail_Polish_Collection.html#sthash.LHlE3Rr2.dpuf