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

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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April

August 20, 2014

Beach Nail Art With Zoya

August in Oklahoma has me wishing I could head to a beautiful sandy beach for a few days. I'll settle for some beach inspired ail art for now though. I started with Zoya Muse for the blue waters and then added some sandy beach at the tips in Zoya Tomoko. Then I finished it off by sponging on just a bit of foam with Zoya Farah.
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April

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

July 17, 2014

Simple Geometric Nail Art With Zoya

This manicure was inspired by the always amazing Pshiiit. I love her photos and nail art especially her nail art inspired by fashion like this fantastic post. I finally got around to do a version of this manicure. It's super simple but I never thought about orienting the triangles this way & I like the results. I used Zoya Alma for my base color & then added a triangle of Zoya Amy & finished with a smaller triangle in Zoya Neely.
 
 
 
 

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April

July 9, 2014

World Cup Nails Argentina VS Netherlands

I like both teams in today's semi-final match so I did one hand for each! Blue & white stripes with a hint of gold sparkle for the Argentina Albicelestes & sparkly orange with a Netherlands flag on my other hand. All Sation polishes.
 
 
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April

July 8, 2014

World Cup Germany Nail Art With Zoya

For the game happening right now! Germany is already up 4-0! Zoya Rina, Holly, Storm, Kerry, Elisa and Sharpies for the goal & the soccer ball. Wow what a game!
 
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April

July 4, 2014

World Cup Nails With Zoya

Here are my nails for today's World Cup matches, France vs Germany & Brazil vs Columbia. I used all Zoya polishes! Chyna, Sunshine, Holly, Gaia, Storm, & Kerry.

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April

June 24, 2014

Zoya Muse & Ling Nail Art

I love simple nail art & this look is about as simple as it gets. I started with a base of Zoya Ling & then added a swipe of Zoya Muse. Done!
 
 
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April

June 13, 2014

Simple Nail Art With Zoya

I saved this fun nail art by Sunny of 365 Days of Color long ago & finally did a version of my own. I started with a base of Zoya Jesy & then added a freehand rectangle of Zoya Song & finished with one of Zoya Ling.
 

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April

June 11, 2014

Revlon Glimmer Gloss Stripes

My friend Casey gave me these two fantastic Revlon Glimmer Gloss polishes & they look great together. I started with a base of Revlon Banana Blaze & then added freehand stripes of Revlon Cherry Fizz. My nails looked like candy!
 
 
Wally says "Hello!"

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April

June 8, 2014

Zoya Rebel & Cosmo Nail Art

Sometimes I'm too busy to do my nails as often as I'd like & my manicure actually has time to start looking worn & chipped. That was the case when I wore the lovely Zoya Rebel. I needed to get out the door but I hadn't done my nails for days. I grabbed Zoya Cosmo & dabbed it on the three spots that had chipped & then added more wherever I thought it would look pretty. Manicure saved! It turns out that tons of people noticed my nails that night & all of them asked me if they were inspired by the movie Frozen. They weren't & I haven't seen it, but everyone who asked looked so happy that I just said yes!
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April

May 19, 2014

Frame Nail Art With Zoya

Sometimes I try several options for nail art on my practice wheels & nothing works out. When I can't figure out what to do next I ask my boyfriend Will. Occasionally he has some great ideas that I would never choose on my own & sometimes the results are kind of blah. This one falls into the latter category. I started with a base of the lovely Zoya Binx & then added a border or frame around my entire nail in Zoya Belinda
 
Maybe the contrast is too stark or I just don't like this style of nail art. I do think it looks cool from afar though!

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April

Elizabeth Arden Spring Gradient

Gradient manicures are my favorite go to nail art without a doubt. Almost impossible to mess up & so easy to accomplish. Here I started with a base of Elizabeth Arden Ahoy & then used a slightly damp makeup sponge to add Elizabeth Arden Seaview Crimson to the tips. Perfect for spring & it matches my shirt!
 
 

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April

May 17, 2014

Jamberry Kaleidoscope Nail Wraps - Review & Giveaway!

I usually have a bit of difficulty with nail wraps & strips simply because I am 6' tall with longish nails so my nails are definitely on the large end what would be considered average and therefore included in sizing for products like these. These Jamberry Kaleidoscope wraps were no exception but I was able to make them work with a full sheet. I absolutely love the fantastic multi color design that is something I could never accomplish on my own!

Application was typical of other nail wraps & the Jamberry sets come with clear instructions. I always find that the first few nails are a bit fiddly (you can see some imperfections in my pinky & ring finger if you look closely) but I'm flying through the application by the second hand. My favorite part of any nail wraps is how quickly I can get out the door after applying. No chance of wrecking my manicure because I didn't quite wait long enough to resume normal activity!

I didn't test wear time since I'm always changing my polish but I'm betting these would be a great option for vacation or simply when you're in a rush but you still have to have fabulous nails. I'd love to pick up a few more sets to have on hand in case of emergency.

Now the fun part for my readers! One lucky participants will win Jamberry Orchid Bouquet and a mini application kit (glass file, rubber cuticle pusher and alcohol wipe all in a cute little bag)!
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April

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