Pastel Blossoms

I believe I did these nails sometime around April, quite a while ago it seems. They are really colorful, and I think the colors work really well.

I started with a base of Zoya Leslie. I think I used two coats, possibly three thin ones, it tends to be a little sheer. I then used a bobby pin to create petals – Zoya Sia and Sephora Formula X High Frequency – and the center of the flower. I ended up using two coats of Sinful Colors Let’s Meet as it is kind of sheer also.

These nails were easy to do, due to the bobby pin. DIY-ing works every time!

Bubble Illusions

I found my pictures of the nail art I did using Zoya Payton and Blu from last post! Once I found them, I distinctly remember doing this and being really pleased at the end.

I’ve seen this style nail art before, and wanted to try it out, it seemed pretty easy, and I think I succeeded!

This was pretty easy to do. I painted a base coat, and stroked on a different polish along a diagonal. Once that was dry, I spaced out dots of each color, making sure they each overlapped. Zoya Payton was fairly opaque, it tends to be a bit sheer but I was able to build it up easily.

I hope you enjoyed this nail art, and see you Tuesday!

An Odd Combination

I’m trying to get back in the swing of things!

Sorry I haven’t posted in the last few weeks, I’ve had grueling exams that sucked up all my time, I haven’t even thought of painting my nails! the horror…

So, here’s starting off (again) with Zoya Payton and Blu – I found this in my files, I think it was a base for nail art, but I’m not sure where the pictures are…

This is an interesting combination, I kind of like it. I don’t remember what nail art I did with this though 😦

Anyway, I’m going to get back to my regular postings twice a week! Tuesdays and Fridays, see you then!

Dragon Skin

*Warning: Picture Heavy*

This is an interesting combination I have dubbed ‘Dragon Skin.’ I’ve been wondering what Zoya Adina would look like layered on another polish since it is so sheer. And this is the result over Zoya Willa. It’s certainly unique, I think I rather enjoy this strange shifty metallic combination.

This polish is striking in the light, shifting colors at the slightest tilt of a hand. A metallic olive green is the dominant color among the duochrome.

(incoming barrage of pictures)

Overall I do like this look, but I think it is a little overwhelming and strange alone. I’ll definitely have to experiment with this as a base for nail art. It could create some really interesting effects!

Zoya Rue

Today I have a swatch to show you of Zoya Rue. It’s described on Zoya’s website as “boudoir blush cream.” I had to look up the definition of ‘boudoir,’ which turned out to be a woman’s bedroom or private room (courtesy of Google). I would describe it as a cool mauve.

This is two easy, thin coats. The formula was on the thinner side but not impossible to control. It also dried really fast! Overall, this is a really pretty neutral that can easily give nail art a more sophisticated edge.

I’m usually not someone to go for a neutral polish, but this one is perfect for spring!