Hello, sailor. Get ready to embark on a chic color adventure in delicately sparkling lights and ultra soft brights that whisper easy elegance. It’s smooth sailing into summer with a collection of nail colors that’s a casually cool affair — perfect for a stylish night on the town and a dress that feels more caftan [...]
It’s Fan Girl Thursday. I actually had a dream about this last night (crazy, right?) I dreamt that Vogue magazine was going to direct all future nail art inquiries to WPP because of my Fan Girl Thursday feature. I’m chuckling out loud at the the thought. Too funny!
So today’s featured mani is a neon gradient with a white leopard print design from Manicurator. It’s no secret that I’m a big Victoria fan. She did these nails as part of our last Digit-al Dozen theme week. Genius! Her work is always perfectly executed. Click the pic to visit the blog post!
Fan Girl Thursday is a bi-monthly feature. Every other Thursday, I’ll show you a mani that I’m simply crazy about. These masterpieces may have been around for awhile, but they’re new to me! If you come across a nail art, work-of-art you think I’ll love, let me know about it on my facebook page! Fan Girl Thursday manis must be associated with a blog post so I can give proper credit and let my readers know how it’s done.
Disclosure: Some products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my review.
We’re on the homestretch of Digit-al Dozen week! I think I say that every Thursday of DD week. But I always mean it. It’s tough to knock out five themed manis in a week – shew! Today’s animal mani has a gradient base with an easy dotted giraffe print. I used only two polishes, Zoya Piaf and Cola.
It’s always tough to come up with office-friendly nail art. Plus, let’s face it…it’s a little boring. If I’m posing for nail art pics on a work night, generally I swipe the mani right off and slap on a neutral shade. But alas, the work mani section of the site is languishing. So I went to my Zoya rack and scanned for possibilities. Aha…Addison, Pandora and Farah were sitting there side-by-side!
Okay…I’ve taken the easy road the last two days. But it’s tough to do intricate manis when Mr. Workplaypolish expects me to help him install the wainscoting in The Mani Cave. I’m like “What? I might break a nail?” I know resistance is futile. So last night we started installation. Can I say awe-some? I’m so excited about this development and can’t wait for you to see it next Wednesday.
In the meantime, I have a new polish from the China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Collection, Creative Fantasy. I’ll review it on its own when I post swatches from the line. For now…suffice it to say it’s a cool purple jelly that I wore for three whole days! There’s no more ringing endorsement from a nail blogger than that!
My mani today is a winter reboot of a fall mani I did awhile back…which was a reboot of someone else’s mani from awhile back (are there any original ideas left in the world?) All joking aside, if you’re ever drawing a blank, it’s a good exercise to take an old mani that you really liked and switch up the color palette. You never know what you’ll come up with! In this case, I like my new version better than my original.
While perusing decorating blogs (my other obsession), I came across a color palette that I really liked. The room used khaki and a purple-leaning taupe, coupled with bright and dark berry pieces. It had a wintery feel to it which is appropriate since it’s been frosty here in the midwest the last few days. Of course, we polish addicts equate color to polishes. And so, this gradient mani was born; composed of Essie Jazz (khaki), OPI You Don’t Know Jacques (taupe), Barry M Bright Purple (bright berry) and Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Pat on the Black (dark berry).
“Say what?” says my hubby when I tell him this is an 18K real gold gradient mani. He obviously appreciates the finer things (and the fact that this look was not easy). I knew I wanted to use my Zoya Gilty Gold Flake topcoat over a purple. And wouldn’t you know it? The Zoya Ornate Collection came on the very same day and Aurora was dazzling me. I’ll post more on the Ornate Collection later…but suffice it to say, it is my favorite Zoya collection ever. This mani is two coats of Zoya Aurora and a gradient of Gilty. How did I do it? I used a small flat nail art brush to collect the flakes off the polish brush and then placed and patted them on each nail…one by one…exactly where I wanted them. It was so worth it though!
This look was so unusual that I wanted to show you a whole bunch of pictures. Don’t forget! You can win your own Zoya Gilty (and Raven and Purity) by entering my current giveaway. Enter before 10/31!