Zoya Valerie

So I didn’t plan on doing anything nail related today, but I wanted to play with one of my new polishes that came in the 3 Free Zoya promo (for those of you who don’t know, Zoya did a promotion where they gave three polishes away for free when they hit 20,000 facebook fans). I ended up liking the result so I figured I’d show you right quick.
Straight On Shot of Zoya Valerie (Flash)
No Flash (trying to show Wine color, its not showing up well)
Blurry Sparkle Shot of Holo Top Coat

For this manicure I used one coat of Zoya Valerie with one coat of Northern Lights Top Coat. Since the top coat is so sparkly, you can’t see the glass flecked goodness of this polish in my pictures. The polish is an amazing purple with a wine/chocolate/red colored glass fleck finish. See here’s the thing, I was sort of scarred growing up with all of the purple (and hearts) I was given (suitcases, dresses, PJs, shirts, etc etc etc) because the people around me loved purple and thought I did too… well I didn’t. So now I have a natural aversion to purple, but I LOVE this polish. I love it even more with the holo top coat but it could definitely be worn without it for a more sophisticated look.

PS Note my thumb is turned in all three pictures. Its healing well enough so I suppose more OPI Art Series shall arrive tomorrow!! Stay tuned!

Road Trip!

Rafik and I are headed on a road trip tomorrow morning to visit some family, so I decided I’d do a design today for you that I’ll wear until I get back. Don’t worry, the OPI Art Series isn’t done- it’ll be back when we get back!

I happen to have an unnatural love of peacocks and I was inspired to do today’s design by a waterbottle that my family got me for Christmas. I won’t bother putting up a picture of the bottle because I did a different peacock design, but it was my muse, so to speak.

Flourishes of Feathers

I used OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, OPI Alpine Snow, Zoya Ivanka, Nicole By OPI My Lifesaver, China Glaze Jingle Bells, Revlon Top Speed Royal, and Nubar Peacock Feathers (of course). Topped with two coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Welcome To The Neighborhood…

The Gingerbread neighborhood, that is! I’ve never had the pleasure of making a gingerbread house from scratch, though its on my to-do list for this winter. I’ve heard they are a lot of fun to make (and even more fun to eat!!) so I decided to try my hand at making a few tonight… on my nails! :-) **PICTURE IS CLEARER IF YOU CLICK TO ENLARGE** :-)

What A Sweet Place To Live

For this manicure, I started off with one coat of Color Club’s Smooth Operator and one coat of China Glaze Snow as a base. I then sponged on Nina Ultra Pro’s Bossa Nova for the sky and used Color Club Best Dressed List for the bases of all of the houses. For all of the candy details, I used OPI’s Alpine Snow, OPI’s The IT Color, OPI’s Gargantuan Green Grape, Zoya America, and Zoya Ivanka (for the trees and bushes) and I finally topped off with two coats of Color Club Speedy.

Some of the products in this post were sent to me for consideration and review by the manufacturer. For further information, please read my disclosure statement.
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