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

November 25, 2014

Smart Nails Spider Sticker Stencils

I've been using Smart Nails Sticker Stencils for years and I love them so much! Here we have a quick manicure featuring their spider stencil. I've always liked spiders so having them on my nails doesn't bother me a bit! I started with Deborah Lippmann Fake It Til You Make It and then added spiders using ILNP Cygnus Loop. Such an easy way to get fine details!
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April

The smARTnails sticker stencils 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.

November 18, 2014

Burberry Plaid Nails With Zoya

Whew! This Burberry Plaid pattern took lots of practice but I kept at it and now I have a whole new level of confidence in my nail art abilities. At least while using my dominant hand! They are still far from perfect but I'm very happy with the result.

I started with a base of Zoya Cho and then used a thin nail art brush to add the white lines in Zoya Purity. I followed that with the black lines in Zoya Willa from their new Wishes collection. Finished off with thin lines of red in Zoya Sasha and a topcoat to even everything out. Perfect for Tulsa's first snow of the season!
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April

November 17, 2014

Zoya Tinsley and Madeline

I love this fiery but still work appropriate glitter gradient! I started with a base of Zoya Madeline and added just the barest hint of Zoya Tinsley to the base of each nail. So simple but so captivating! 
 
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April

smARTnails Sticker Stencil Nail Art

smARTnails are sticker stencils that let anyone accomplish nail art VERY easily! I've been using their helpful sticker stencils since 2010 but they have just started releasing new designs so I'll be showing you some fun nail art with them over the next few weeks. But first some links to a few of my favorites from the past - a drippy french manicure, black and white elegance, and USA nail art.

I'm happy to report that my new batch of smARTnails stickers are just as great as I remembered! Here I started with a base of Zoya Haven. The next day I added Zoya Soya song using sticker stencil Drops. You certainly don't have to wait until the next day, just until your base coat is pretty dry, like using striping tape or any other masking tool. Do one nail at a time and remove the stencil right after applying polish for crisp lines. I truly believe that sticker stencils are foolproof and the perfect thing for someone who wants to do nail art but just doesn't feel confident in their ability to do a freehand design. Especially great for accomplishing the same look on both hands!
 
 
I love smARTnails sticker stencils!

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April

The smARTnails sticker stencils 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.

November 14, 2014

Glamorous Glitter Gradient With Zoya

Zoya's Fall Trend Guide recommended using Tomoko for a gradient and it sounded like a great idea to me. As much as I love the Pixie Dusts, I'd never thought about using one quite this way. I paired 2 of my all time favorite Zoyas for a super easy but totally gorgeous version, Zoya Veruschka for the base topped with Zoya Tomoko. This would be a great look for the upcoming holiday season, either as is, or alternating Posh and Veruschka for all out Christmas glam!
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April

November 12, 2014

Zoya Teigen And India: A Nail Art Comparison

I've only done a handful of comparisons so far but I like this on the nail style. Here we have Zoya Teigen and India. I started with a base of Teigen and then added the chevron french tip in Zoya India. Both lovely colors!
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April

November 9, 2014

Sponge Gradient With Zoya

Gradients of all kinds will probably always be my favorite easy nail art. They are foolproof, fast, and easy! Here I started with Zoya Autumn and sponged on the gorgeous Zoya Song. What a great color combination!

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April

Zoya Harlow & Arlo

I love Zoya's new matte polishes so much! Here we have Zoya Harlow with random bits of Zoya Arlo added for a fun textured look.

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April

October 31, 2014

Eyeball Nails!!

I got this idea from WAH Nails a few years ago and I sure do love them! I've gotten more comments on this manicure than any other I've ever worn! I think they will be great with my scary clown costume tonight. I took a ton of pictures since I love them so much.
I used Sation Snow White for the base and sharpies for all of the art.
 
 
 

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April

Halloween Polka Dots With Zoya

I love polka dot manicures; they are so easy but always look impressive. This color combination is amazing! I started with Zoya Savita and added dots in Zoya Amy and Zoya Logan.
 
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April

Circus Chic Nails With Zoya!

 
This fun and easy manicure would work well with so many Halloween costumes. Everyone is talking about American Horror Story Freak Show and I'm dressing as a scary clown this year. I started with Zoya Posh and added freehand stripes of Zoya Savita. I love Halloween!

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April

October 29, 2014

Halloween Argyle With Zoya Pixie Dusts

This is one of my favorite manicures of all time! I started with the orange triangles using Zoya Dhara on my bare nails. Then I filled in the other remaining triangles with Zoya Chita. I finished the argyle pattern with Zoya Dahlia. All freehand and surprisingly easy, mostly because the Pixie Dust polishes are so great for nail art! I love it so much!!

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April

Dracula Nails With Zoya

I decided to do an updated version of one of my very first nail art attempts from way back in 2009! Turns out I like the old version better. I started with Zoya Dovima and then added the tuxedo shirt with Zoya Gaia and the bow tie in Zoya Dovima again. Finished it off with some bloody drips using Zoya Stacy. It looked so good in my head but it looks much better with the white background.
 
 

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April

October 24, 2014

Drip Nails With Zoya

I love drip manicures! My recent slime version is one of my favorites all year. This version would be good for Valentine's Day and I almost wish I had done it using Emilia since it would have looked like cherries and dark chocolate! Here I actually started with Zoya Veronica and then added drips of Zoya Noir. Very pretty and very easy!
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April

October 23, 2014

Easy Halloween Nails With Zoya

I love Halloween! Here are the simple nails I wore for my 7th Annual Potluck, Power Tools, & Pumpkins party last weekend. I started with a base of Zoya Loredana, added a thick stripe down the center of each nail in Zoya Dovima, and finished them off with Xs in Zoya Destiny. (Destiny is so stunning!)
I've got a few pictures of some of our decorations too. If you've ever thought about trying out Martha Stewart's witch curtain idea, go for it! Super easy, cheap and you can work on them while watching tv. I love to watch them blowing in the wind. The skull stepping stone is a permanent fixture that I made 2 years ago. The red eyeball is 7 feet in diameter and painted on a round tablecloth for Dollar Tree!  We drew some eyes on ping pong balls for the creepy wreath. Do you decorate for Halloween? I'd love to see some pictures!

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April

October 22, 2014

Zoya Contemporary Color Block

Zoya's trend guide features a color block manicure with 3 dark shades in similar tones and hues. I decided to try out the look using three other Zoya polishes. I started with Zoya Yuna, then added long time favorite, Zoya Edyta, and finished with a stripe of Zoya Evvie. I had a hard time figuring out colors to go with Yuna for some reason and I'm not altogether happy with the combination I chose but I still love the overall idea.
 

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April