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

April 16, 2015

Zoya Satins Nail Art

Even though I had lots of trouble with the Zoya Satins collection I still adore the colors! Here is some simple nail art showcasing some of my favorites from the set. I started with a base of Zoya Ana, then added stripes in Zoya Tove, Brittany, and Sage
 
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April

April 15, 2015

Smart Nails Vinyls With Essie

I used my smART Nails Chevron Lines vinyls for this manicure. I started with a base of Essie Mink Muffs and then chose three pretty Essie greens for the stripes - Absolutely Shore, Da Bush, and Sew Psyched.
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This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by SmartNails! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

April 5, 2015

Zoya Easter Nails!

I don't really celebrate Easter but this idea popped into my head ad I just decided to give it a try. I started with a base of Zoya Daisy and then added Easter eggs in Zoya Rayne, Harper, and Leslie. Then I added Zoya Rina which is the perfect Easter grass polish!! Kind of over the top and not my normal style but lots of fun.
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April 2, 2015

Born Pretty Stamping Supplies

I haven't tried stamping in a few years because all of my plates had images that were too small for my nails and I never got around to buying new plates or any of the squishy stampers. Born Pretty Store sent me just what I needed to try again.

Now I remember that stamping is something that most likely will not work on your first try. Or you your second. Or maybe even your tenth. There are lots of variables that can affect the final outcome so it really takes a lot of trial and error to get good results.
Even though I didn't get great results this time, I love my new stamper and plates from Born Pretty. The squishy stamper is great in so many ways - much bigger than my old Konad stamper and very easy to clean with a lint roller. Plate BP21 has 4 fun patterns that are all more than big enough to cover my rather large nails.
Born Pretty has tons of nail art and you can get 10% off your order with this code APBK31
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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.

March 29, 2015

Mixing Finishes With Zoya

I love the illusion of a half moon with this easy to do nail art. I started with a base of Zoya Tove and then added stripes in Zoya Skylar
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April

Half Moons With Zoya

While reorganizing my nail art supplies, I came across my reinforcement labels and decided to do a half moon manicure. I started with a base of Zoya Eden and and then used Zoya Tilda inside the whole of the label for a dainty half moon. I love this color combination!
 
 

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April

March 27, 2015

Zoya Rowan And Vespa Glitter Gradient

I love mixing textures in my manicures. Here we have a quick glitter gradient with Zoya Rown topped with Zoya Vespa. Super easy and super cool!
 
 

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March 21, 2015

SmartNails Vinyls With Nabi Polish

Three things I love all in one manicure! I started with a base of Nabi Burnt Orange and then used my Smartnails vinyls Stripes to add some Nabi Navy. I love blue and orange together!
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April

The nail vinyls 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.

March 19, 2015

Cherry Pie Nails!

I wore these hilarious cherry pie nails for Pi Day March 14th. I had lots of fun with this manicure and think they turned out pretty great!
I was already wearing OPI Midnight In Moscow which worked great for the base of my cherry pie filling. I added random dots and blobs of Zoya Oswin for the cherries. Next I needed to find a great golden brown for my pie crust, but somehow I don't have any in my collection! Zoya Nyssa was the closest I could find and it really wasn't the right color. I was about to give up when I spotted my crazy Revlon Glimmer Gloss Banana Blaze. It looks like melted butter with some sugar crystals so I used it to give my whole nail a buttery, sugary glaze! Awesome!

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April

March 17, 2015

Glitter French For St. Patrick's Day

This manicure is not really my style but I think it's good to try things outside of your comfort zone even if it just lets you know that you really don't like something. I started with the horrid Revlon Fresh Linen and then added a french tip in BB Couture Poison Ivy. I topped the whole thing with Sinful Colors Call You Later. I'm rarely a fan of glitter toppers and Sinful Call You Later is no exception. Overall I think this manicure is not for me even though it is perfect for St Patrick's Day.
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April

March 7, 2015

Louboutin Bottle Nail Art

I love the gorgeous Rouge Louboutin bottle so I decided to do my nails to match. I started with Rouge Louboutin and then added a sponged gradient in Zoya Willa. Super easy and super sexy! 
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April

March 2, 2015

Zoya Leah And Rayne

Sometimes you've got to do your nails on the go right? Actually I rarely go this far, but I was really hating Zoya Leah and I was going out in public, so I grabbed Zoya Rayne and added a stripe in the car. Not my best work or my best photos but at least I felt better about nails while on a tour of Prairie Artisan Ales!
 
 
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April

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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April

February 26, 2015

Double Sponge Gradient With Maybelline

I was going out on the town and Maybelline Pretty In Peach just didn't go with anything I wanted to wear. I needed a fast way make it work with my killer navy dress so I went with my go to nail art, gradients. This time I opted for lots of texture and and left just a bit of the peach color exposed in the middle of my nail. Looked great and was super easy and fast! I used Maybelline New Year's Blues to coordinate with my navy dress.

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April

February 13, 2015

Black Hearts

Hmm, sometimes ideas just don't work out quite like you think they will This design is ok and I love the background but I think it would have been much better if the hearts had been a very dark grey instead of straight up black. I started with this delicate layering combo of Zoya Tiana and Chloe and used Zoya Willa for the hearts which just seems too harsh. I think Zoya Genevieve would have been a better choice.

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April

February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Leopard Heart Accent Nail

Leopard print nails are always fun and I like this variation with heart shaped spots. I started with a base of Essie Angora Cardi and then added heart spots in American Apparel California Trooper and Sation Board Girl Blue.
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April

February 8, 2015

Revlon For Valentine's Day

Here are some quick and easy Valentine's Day nails for you. I started with a base of Revlon Spice It Up and then added a layer of Revlon Sparkling to most of my nails. Revlon Sparkling is a clear base with small circle and medium hex glitter in a nice rosey pink, not my style but pretty. I'm not usually a fan of most glitter toppers though. I added a large heart of Revlon sparkling for an accent nail. Pretty manicure even if it's a bit out of my comfort zone.
 

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April