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 [...]
Happy Monday! It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving 2012 has came and went. It’s time to divert my attention from food to manis! Today I’m showing you something different. I must be the last person on the planet to try real, no kidding, nail polish strips. I bought two packs of Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips on clearance at Target. They were intended for my daughter’s Christmas Stocking…but she found them! The pattern I’m sporting is 004 Hisss-terical, a green/black snakeskin print.
Happy Saturday! Today I have six polishes from the China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Collection – the cremes and a jelly (?) Tomorrow I’ll show you the glitters and shimmers. So let’s jump right in.
Escaping Reality is a hot pink creme. You can never have too many hot pink cremes! We’re only a few weeks into Fall and already it seems like ages since I’ve worn a color like this! Formula was great on this one. I used two coats and a coat of Seche Vite. Without the topcoat, it has a satiny, rubbery finish…which is cool…but I was on autopilot and mindlessly slathered on the topcoat!
As I was doing my manis over the last week using the polishes from the Zoya Ornate Collection, I was sure to capture a swatch of each one. I thought I’d combine them all into one bonus post. In addition to each photo, I’ve included the description from the Zoya site and a link to the mani I used it in.
A full coverage, cool-toned medium mulberry red with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter. (see Iron (Wo)man)
Today I have the last mani using polishes from the Zoya Ornate Collection. I must tell you that I’m not a green polish person, but Logan may be an exception. I took a cue from Zoya’s website and paired it with a gold tip in Ziv. Logan has a gold-leafy-like foil finish, just like Ziv. It’s hard to describe or capture in pictures! To do the double-tip, I used regular striping tape to tape off the top of the nail and also one line below that – a tape’s width apart. Then I polished over it in Ziv and removed the tape immediately after polishing each nail. Don’t forget to run the brush along the ends so you don’t end up with green tips.
No. I didn’t just call myself a Dashing Diva. That’s the brand of nail appliques I’m sporting in today’s mani. Why’s everyone got to be a diva these days? (Says the girl with hundreds of bottles of polish!)
I’ve wanted to do a mani based on this crochet piece for forever. This super creative design of teals and blues is by Miss Lila Mae. I used all Zoya polishes to create my version. I painted all my nails Pinta, a beautiful deep purple…except my ring fingers. Then I used a small brush and several other Zoya colors to freehand the pattern.