Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Zoya Ignite Collection: Part 1

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If you haven't seen the Zoya Ignite Collection, you're in for a treat! This collection, released in the fall, is simply stunning. These polishes are described as liquid metal and are very shimmery and gorgeous! I did two coats of each polish for the swatches you see below. There were no application issues, as is to be expected from Zoya. Buttah I tell ya! :) Upon removal, I did get little shimmery flecks on my skin, but those came off easily with remover or a thorough hand washing! Enjoy!

Zoya Autumn, a beautiful copper with golden copper shimmer, perfect for fall!

Zoya Autumn

Zoya Autumn

Zoya Sansa (WINTER IS COMING!) is a deep eggplant with gold shimmer. 

Zoya Sansa

Zoya Sansa

Teigan, a cranberry pink with coppery shimmer!

Zoya Teigen

Zoya Teigen

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Half Moon Nail Art

I really like the nail art I have to show you today! I think they'd make nice NYE nails, and I'm sure you can do a better job than I did of keeping your decals straight! Bahaha! 

I began with two coats of The Lights of Times Square by ellagee. Whoa, I love this polish soooo much! It's so bright and sparkly, I just can't get over its awesomeness! When TLoTS was dry, I used half moon decals by Nail Vinyls on the upper part of my ring and middle nails. As you can tell, I didn't really stick them on in the same position, but oh well! If you don't have half moon decals, you can always use hole punch reinforcers. They're basically the same thing, albeit a little more fragile. Once I had my decals on, I polished ellagee's Countdown to 2015 on, pulled the decals off, top coated the whole look, and here's how they look! Enjoy! :)

New Years Eve Nails

Half Moon Nails

New Years Eve Nail Art

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Zoya Wishes Collection Chevron Nails

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I have the final two polishes from Zoya's Wishes Collection for you today! I have to say, I have loved using these polishes for nail art! The textures go with the other polishes perfectly, and today's combination is no exception!

I began with two coats of Zoya Haven. OHMIGOSH. This polish may be the most gorgeous metallic plum ever in the history of nail polish. Two coats and this beauty was opaque and stunning! No application issues whatsoever.

Zoya Haven

Zoya Haven

Isn't she stunning?! After Haven was dry, I used chevron nail vinyl decals by You Polish. I placed one vinyl near the tip of each nail to create a jagged french tip. On my ring nail, I placed three chevron decals. I polished Zoya Nori over the vinyls, then pulled them off while the polish was still wet. Nori is a blue Magical Pixie with holographic hexes. I didn't have application issues with her either, and I love how these ended up! Enjoy! :)

Zoya Nori

Zoya Nori

Zoya Nori

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day to those who have served, past and present! I usually have Marine Corp nails today, but I went patriotic today instead! 

I began with two coats of Zoya Poshe, which is usually matte. However, I wanted to make her sparkly, so I used Glass top coat to dry Poshe quickly. After Glass was dry (21-ish seconds later, hahaha), I added some smART nail art star stencils. I will be doing another post on these stencils soon! Once the stencils were on, I used Zoya Remy to polish over it. I pulled the stencils off as soon as I was done polishing Remy on and I was left with some perfectly patriotic nails! 

Remember to thank those who serve, not just today! Enjoy! :)

Veterans Day Nails

Veterans Day Nails

Veterans Day Nails

Monday, November 10, 2014

Indie Spotlight: ellagee's Leopard Additions

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Laura has added two more polishes to her I've Been Spotted Collection! Remember, that's her collection that has tons of leopard spot glitter! These polishes join the others at $8.00 each! As with the other polishes, they were glitter packed, but easy to apply. Some of the leopard spots were challenging to get out, as all larger glitters can be. They were not difficult to fish out though! :)

I'm Not a Cougar, I'm a Cheetah is a clear base with copper and brown glitter, along with black leopard spots. I did one coat over a brown cream polish. 

ellagee I'm Not a Cougar, I'm a Cheetah

ellagee I'm Not a Cougar, I'm a Cheetah

You Gotta Be Kitten Me is a clear base with black, silver, and gold holo glitter along with gold leopard spots. I did one coat over a shimmery red cream polish. Enjoy! :)

ellagee You Gotta Be Kitten Me

ellagee You Gotta Be Kitten Me

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Purple Lightning

I have some fun, purple-tastic nails for you guys today! I've been feeling the purple vibe lately, and some of ellagee's new polishes just HAD to be used for some nail art! I began with two coats of Glimmering Amethyst on my ring nail. While she dried, I polished two coats of Dressed to the Nines on the rest of my nails. Once Amethyst was dry, I added a lightning nail vinyl by Nail Vinyls. I polished Dressed to the Nines over the decal, pulled it off, put top coat of all of my nails, and viola! Easy, gorgeous, purple nails! Enjoy! :)

Purple Nail Art

Purple Nails

Lightning Bolt Nails

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Zoya Willa and Thea French Tips

{Polishes used were provided for review}

I am really loving Zoya's Wishes Collection! I know I mentioned that this collection seems different than most winter collections to me when I reviewed Prim and Imogen. Today I have two more polishes from this collection to share with you guys! I wanted to do some nail art with the remaining colors, so that's the format of the post today!

I began my nail art with two coats of Zoya Willa. Whoa. Talk about a smooth, deep black cream polish! This polish is THE perfect black polish! Two coats was all I needed for the opacity you see here:

Zoya Willa

Zoya Willa

I put one coat of ellagee's Glass over Willa. When she was dry, I used single chevron decals by Nail Vinyls to create an area toward the bottom of my nails. I was going for a chevron french tip. I then did two coats of Thea. Thea is a deeper purple Ultra Pixie Dust polish. I rarely do two coats of polish over nail decals or striping tape, but one coat wasn't opaque enough over Willa, which is why I did two coats. Luckily, the nail vinyls pulled up just fine after two coats! I love how these came out! Enjoy! :)

Zoya Thea

Zoya Thea
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