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

July 23, 2015

Retro Nail Art With Zoya And Smart Nails

I love my Smart Nails vinyls and they worked great for this fun manicure. I started with a base of Zoya Demetria and then added stripes in Zoya Amy, Arizona, and Kerry
 
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April

July 22, 2015

Striping Tape Nail Art

I haven't played with striping tape very much but I really like how this simple manicure turned out! The base is Zoya Isa and I added one stripe of silver striping tape to each nail.
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April

July 17, 2015

Polka Dots With Zoya

Polka dot nails always make me happy and they look so fancy but are super easy! Here I started with Zoya Cecilia and then added polka dots with Zoya Mae
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April

July 14, 2015

Zoya Mae & Oceane

Just some simple nail art with Zoya Mae & Oceane. I love quick nail art with a big impact like this.
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April

July 8, 2015

DIY Nail Decals With Zoya

I've tried making nail decals like these several times without success but I finally got it to work! I used a plastic sandwich bag instead of tape but otherwise the steps were the same.

I started with a base of Zoya Oceane and used Zoya Nana, Hunter, and Darcy for the nail decals. All of these polishes are very pigmented which seemed to work well for making decals. I was inspired by the pineapple pattern on my shirt to try an abstract 80's retro version. I think they turned out fairly well and I'll be playing with this technique again in the future. 

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April

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