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

June 23, 2015

Zoya Aphrodite And Cecilia

Weird but interesting mix of Zoya Aphrodite and Cecilia. I was originally planning on doing bold diagonal stripes of Cecilia but I messed them up. I decided to just play with the colors on my nails and see if I could salvage them. Not my favorite but I'd wear them in public.

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April

June 16, 2015

Failed Blobbicure With Zoya

I can't figure out who started this technique but it was fun to try even though it didn't quite work for me this time. I always try out nail art ideas on a practice wheel first and the technique seemed to be working but it didn't go as well on my actual nails. I was probably overly ambitious trying to use 4 colors on my attempt!

I started with Zoya Toni on one nail and then added drops of Zoya Kimber, India, and Belinda quickly to form a random pattern. I don't think I worked quite quickly enough though.
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April

June 9, 2015

Stamping With Born Pretty

Born Pretty Store sent me stamping supplies so I could try this technique again with the newer type of squishy stampers and bigger image plates than were available when I first tired it several years ago.

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. I'm not very patient and I got frustrated so I asked Will to give it a try. He was, predictably, great at it almost immediately. Thanks for helping Will!


Even though I'm not great at stamping, 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. I used Zoya Jace for the base and Konad Special Polish Green for stamping. 

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April

The stamper and plate was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Born Pretty! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

June 3, 2015

Quick Nail Art With Milani

I love blue and orange together! Here I started with a base of Milani Metallic Mango and then added Milani Blue Flash. Mixed finishes and one of my favorite color combinations!

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April

June 2, 2015

Simple Nail Art With Zoya Blues

I love this easy to accomplish nail art using all Zoya blue polishes. I started with a base of Zoya Lillian and the next day I used reinforcement stickers to add a large circle of Zoya Liberty and as a guide for the tips using Zoya Rebel. Topped the whole thing off with a fast drying top coat. I think it's the first time I've used a top coat on a Pixie Dust!
 
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April

May 27, 2015

Simple Nail Art With Zoya Satins

I had some trouble with the formulas of the Zoya Satins collection but they are pretty! Here I started with Zoya Brittany and added a swipe of Zoya Leah.
 
 
 
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April

May 26, 2015

Revlon Gradient

I love this super simple gradient made with Revlon polishes - Seashell, Banana Blaze, and Cherry Fizz. I started with a base of Seashell and then added Cherry Fizz and Banana Blaze one nail at a time so colors could blend. A foolproof technique that's fast and looks great every time.
 
 
 
 
My friend Drew makes 3D models for printing and he recently printed this giant anatomical heart. You can download the model to 3D print at Thingiverse! I'm trying to convince him to turn it into a lamp.

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April

May 14, 2015

Zoya Nyx & Sage

I love mixing textures in manicures and Zoya Nyx and Sage make a lovely combination!
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April

May 4, 2015

Simple Star Wars Nails

I got some fun Star Wars stuff from Think Geek for Christmas and today is May the 4th so I decided to do some quick Star Wars nails to match my shirt. I used Zoya Kelly for the background and then drew the Rebel symbol on one accent nail in Zoya Elisa. I can't believe I managed to get the symmetrical logo right! Maybe the force was with me today.
 
 
 
Pictured above my sweet Rebel sequin shirt and my R2-D2 coozie!

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April

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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April

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

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