Today I have a swatch of Zoya Dove and OPI To Be Or Not To Beagle. Zoya Dove is your classic grey creme, two coats. I absolutely love To Be Or Not To Beagle! It’s such a fun topper with a variety of colors and a great payoff! This polish works with basically any nail polish due to the black pieces and various colorful bits.

Day 24: Inspired by a Book

The next prompt in the 31 Day Challenge is ‘Inspired by a Movie.’ So these nails are based on The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. I’m not really sure why I chose to paint my nails based on this book, besides the fact that I’m writing a paper about it, but I decided to go ahead and do it and get in the spirit of my paper.


I painted two coats of Zoya Dove, followed by a topcoat so I could use acrylic paints to freehand the blood and city line. I then finished with another topcoat as acrylic dries with a matte finish.

I really liked these nails, I enjoy painting the drips, they are really easy to do and they have a cool effect. I’ll put some info below on The Jungle and that time period if anyone’s interested.


The Jungle is a novel written in 1906 by Upton Sinclair in order to expose the public to the unsanitary and horrible conditions that factory workers, usually immigrants, toiled through in the U.S. Sinclair wrote this book in order to convince his readers that Socialism will fix the corrupt political parties and dreadful working conditions. As a result of The Jungle, the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act were passed by the government.

Imperfect Stripes

Today I have some simple nail art using Zoya Dove and Hunter. I used two coats of Dove, added a top coat, then created the lines with Hunter.

This isn’t the cleanest technical nail art, but I like that combination with the green and grey, as if it was meant to be like that. Which…. it totally was of course…..


Anyway, my next post will continue the 31 day nail art challenge. See you soon!


Angled Lines


Just some simple and cute nail art I did on top of Zoya Seraphina. I used black and white nail art stripers to achieve this look. Free handing this was pretty simple, even for those (including me) whose hands tend to tremble. This neutral and simple nail art is clean and professional, working for every occasion.

I will be returning to the 31 day nail art challenge shortly, returning with Inspired by a Movie!

Zoya Seraphina

This polish is part of the Zoya 2014 Winter Zenith Collection, one of my favorite collections! It’s a really pretty light glittery silver that is perfect as a base for nail art. It’s a neutral base perfect for nail art or just by itself.

The formula is really smooth, the first coat is streaky but it evens out by the second. I either go with three thin coats or two slightly thicker coats, depending on if I’m in a hurry.


This polish looks great on basically any skin tone due to its neutral tone. It makes my skin look slightly luminous, which I love.

You can see some slight VNL (visible nail line) on my fourth finger because of my camera.