Category Archives: Zoya

Independence Day Nails

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

I wasn’t really planning on posting today, but I know I love seeing the different manis that everyone comes up with for holidays, so I decided to quickly share my Independence Day nails with you today.

In the pics below I used 3 coats of China Glaze Ride the Waves topped with Lac Attack Rydell Forever on all but my ring finger. On my ring finger I did 2 coats of Zoya Sooki topped with 2 coats of Windestine Asbestos. Peep it:

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That’s all for today my loves! 

I hope all of my American readers have a happy Independence Day, and for those of you who aren’t celebrating the holiday, have a wonderful Wednesday!

(Lac Attack  and Windestine polishes can be purchased from their Etsy shops here and here)

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NOTD: Rockstar Nails Chocolate Empire & Misa Krystal Water

Oh joy, it’s Monday again. 😉

I hope you all had a good weekend. It’s Monday, but I don’t even mind because it’s gonna be a short work week because of the holiday.

Anyway, today I’ve got a quick NOTD that I did using Misa Krystal Water and the gorgeous glitter explosion that is Rockstar Nails Chocolate Empire.

Rockstar Nails is another indie brand that I discovered on Etsy, and when I saw this amazing polish called Chocolate Empire, I knew I had to have it! It’s a mix of small and medium hex glitters in brown, gold and turquoise. I love how the colors look together, and I don’t think I own any other polish with brown glitter in it, so it’s definitely a win. It’s a little thick, but you get amazing coverage with just one coat.

Misa Krystal water is a beautiful turquoise shimmer that almost perfectly matches the turquoise glitter in Chocolate Empire, so I decided to pair them up.

In the pics below I did 3 coats of Krystal Water on all but my ring finger. On my ring finger I did one coat of Zoya Angelina topped with 2 coats of Chocolate Empire. Check it out:

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The whole time I wore this I couldn’t stop staring at my nails!

Brown and turquoise is one of my most favorite color combinations, so I was in all kinds of love with this mani.

If you like Chocolate Empire, you can click on over to Rock Star Nails’ Etsy site here. You can snag it for $8.50 a bottle…which speaking of bottles, isn’t the shape of the bottle kind of cool? I don’t see too many other indie polish makers using that particular type of bottle.

Anyway, that’s all for today my loves. Let me know what you think of Chocolate Empire and try to have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

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Dollish Polish: I Wanna Do Bad Things To You

Happy Sunday Loves!

I hope you’ve all had a good weekend! I don’t even mind that the weekend is almost over because season 5 of True Blood premieres tonight! I’m so excited that my Sunday nights will be that much more exciting for the next 12 weeks 🙂

To celebrate the premiere, I decided to show you a lovely from Dollish Polish called I Wanna Do Bad Things To You. For any of you that aren’t Truebies, it’s named after the show’s theme song (the actual lyrics are “I wanna do bad things with you” but it’s close enough 🙂 ).

I Wanna Do Bad Things To You is packed full of cherry-red glitter, with some holographic glitter sprinkled throughout. I’m not really one for red polishes, but I had to have this baby for its name alone!

This lovely can be opaque on its own, but I only have a small bottle so I decided to layer it. And what better polish to layer it over than Zoya Sooki?!

In the pics below I have 2 coats of I Wanna Do Bad Things To You layered over 1 coat of Sooki. Peep it:

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And for your viewing pleasure, here are a couple of True Blood hotties that I wanna do bad things to 😉

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That’s all for today my loves!

Are any of you sporting some True Blood manis today? I’d love to see them if you are so feel free to leave a link in the comments.

Enjoy the rest of your weekends, and happy watching tonight to all my fellow Truebies 🙂

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Pretty & Polished Freedom Calling

Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day!

I’ve got a quick post today to show you one of the newest lovelies from Pretty & Polished: Freedom Calling.

Freedom Calling is a mix of red, white, blue and silver glitters of all different shapes and sizes in a clear base. It’s a very fun and patriotic color, so I though it fitting to do a mani with it for Memorial Day.

In the pics below I painted my nails with 2 coats of FingerPaints Inkblot Blue, and did an accent nail with 2 coats Zoya Sooki. Then I topped all nails with one coat of Freedom Calling. You can definitely do more coats if you want more glitter, but I was happy with the coverage that I got with one. Check it out:

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So what do you think of Freedom Calling?

I think it’s kind of like a red, white and blue version of Connect the Dots.

It’s a perfect little polish that makes it super easy to do festive nails. I’m definitely gonna use it for a 4th of July mani this year as well.

You can buy Freedom Calling from Pretty&Polished’s Etsy shop. The mini bottle that I have is 7ml and it goes for  $4.75 a pop. It’s out of stock right now, but Chelsea does a good job of re-stocking pretty often, and she always announces when a re-stock is planned. So keep your eyes peeled and you can snag a bottle for yourself 🙂

That’s all for today peeps. Let me know what you think of Freedom Calling and have magnificent Monday 😉

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NOTD: Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream & Zoya Wednesday

Happy Friday Peeps!

I hope you’ve all had lovely weeks and are looking forward to the weekend. I know I am…though the highlight of my weekend is sleeping in and being lazy, because for once I have nothing planned. So sad that doing nothing is so exciting. I’m livin’ the dream! 😉

Anyway, today I have a little mani that I did using Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream and Zoya Wednesday.

First of all, Mermaid’s Dream is just so much ridiculous awesomeness in a bottle and I’m so glad I finally got my hands on it. I can’t even describe how great it is. It’s a glittery/shimmery/foil combo that is just completely gorgeous. Plus, it applies like a dream. Lippmanns are pretty expensive at $16-18 a bottle, but if you’re gonna drop some dough on one, let it be this one. Luckily I had a Zappos gift card that I got from work, so I didn’t have to drop my own cash on it, and that makes me love it even more 😉

Then we have Zoya Wednesday which is also amazing in its own right. It’s a beautiful, dusty blue/green creme. And like most of Zoya’s cremes, it has a great formula; not too thick and not too thin.

For this mani I used 2 coats of Wednesday on all but my ring and pinky fingers. Then on my ring and pinky, I used 3 coats of Mermaid’s Dream. I wanted to try out the newish trend of doing 2 accent nails instead of just the one, and I really like how it came out. Peep the pics:

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And because Mermaid’s Dream is so awesome, I decided to also make a couple of rings out of it (I have them on my Etsy shop). Peep it:

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Don’t Mermaid’s Dream and Wednesday make a good couple? I loved this mani so much that I wore it for 3 days, which is pretty epic for someone who changes their polish daily.

Anyway, let me know what you think of this mani, and have a fantastic Friday!

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NOTD: Zoya Breezi & Sally Hansen Love Letter

Happy Hump Day Loves!

I hope everyone has had a great week so far.

I remembered today that I forgot another blogger who’s rocked some blue tips in support of Autism Awareness this month:

KayJay from Refined and Polished 

If anyone else is participating, and I’ve left you out, please let me know 🙂

Anyway, I’ve got a quick NOTD for you today that I did using Zoya Breezi and Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Love Letter.

Breezi is a beautiful, dusty blue creme that applies like a dream. I have a love affair with creme polish, and Zoya really knows how to make ’em.

In the pics below I used 2 coats of Breezi on all but my ring finger (there’s some shrinkage near the cuticle on my middle finger, but that’s Seche Vite’s fault, not Breezi’s ). On my ring finger I placed a Sally Hansen salon effect strip called Love Letter. I’m not patient enough to do a whole mani with polish strips, but they work awesomely for an accent nail, and I love the design of Love Letter. Check it out:

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I love the look of the black and white contrasting with the blue. This would probably look pretty cool with pink too.

How do you feel about such a contrasting accent nail like this?

Let me know your thoughts and have a wonder Wednesday! 🙂

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Super Bowl Nails

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! Yay!

I loooooove football, so even though my team (the Colts) sucked this year and didn’t make it, I’m still super excited about the Super Bowl today.

It’s gonna be The Giants vs. The Patriots and I’m rooting for the Giants…mostly because Eli Manning is their quarterback, and if I can’t root for Peyton Manning and the Colts, the Giants are the next best option 🙂

Anyway, against my better judgement, I decided to show you guys my pathetic attempt at a Super Bowl mani today. We all know I suck at nail art, so combine that with being totally uninspired, and you get the mani you see below. The bonus is it works for whichever team you’re rooting for because both teams’ colors include red, white, and blue. Peep it:

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My index is China Glaze High Roller, ring is OPI Alpine Snow and pinky is Misa On The Edge-all topped with Milani Jewel FX in Red. My middle finger is a pathetic attempt at a football using Zoya Angelina and a random white striper
 

So there you have my less than wonderful attempt at a Super Bowl mani.

Are any of you sporting some spirit fingers today?

What team are you rooting for?

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