Check, Please: Zoya Electra and Storm

I’m still working my way through the Zoya Ornate Collection. Today I have Zoya Electra, a silvery, holographic bar glitter, and Storm, a full-coverage holographic black. These are both beautiful polishes. I haven’t been a fan of bar glitter in the past, but Electra reminds me of Christmas Tree tinsel…so big points for that! Today’s mani is a checkerboard pattern.

Zoya Electra and Storm Check (work / play / polish)

I started with a base of Zoya Purity (a clean white that you can win as part of my Gilty Pleasures Trio Giveaway!) Then added two coats of Electra. Next I taped off the first row of checks, polished a generous coat of Storm and immediately removed the tape. I repeated this three times (once for each row of checks). After each step, I used a coat of Seche Vite. This sped up the time I had to wait before taping again.

Zoya Electra and Storm Check (work / play / polish)

After I was finished, this mani was rock solid! I chuckled as I recalled all the layers: Base Coat, Purity, Electra, Electra, Seche Vite, [Storm, Seche Vite], [Storm, Seche Vite], [Storm, Seche Vite]. Only 11 coats! No wonder it had a glassy finish! I wore these nails out to dinner and they were constantly noticed!

Zoya Electra and Storm Check (work / play / polish)

Disclosure: I have no material connection to the products used in this post.

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  1. satine89 says:

    Funny mani!!! I’ve never seen chessboards on nails before! And I love the colors you picked! <3

  2. That is gorgeous! Totally worth 11 coats, I’d say :)

  3. lanerbell says:

    I love it! Did you just tape off the squares? I’m going to have to try that!

  4. Alley G says:

    Love the contrasting elements within the colors. Great idea & it looks hot! Gotta give this one a try, if only the hubs could understand “MY NAILS R WET!” Sorry for screaming:)

  5. Betsey Taylor says:

    That is so cool

  6. emcgarrahan says:

    Wow! This is incredible! I gotta say, you are really knocking it out of the park with these manis using the Ornate collection.

  7. 10NiceNails says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! This is the first usage of Electra that has really wowed me!!

  8. pengutango says:

    That mani looks really cool! :D Electra’s definitely an interest color. Don’t think I’ve seen a polish like that one before.

  9. Nirah says:

    11 coats sounds almost like a challenge to me. :D But Its is so gorgeous!!

  10. Brown Girly says:

    That looks so good!!

  11. victoria says:

    Hot! Let me know what it’s like taking off 11 coats :P

  12. Amanda (Mae) says:

    omg this is sooo fun!!!!!! I absoluitely love this love love

  13. Naillion says:

    These are stunning!

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