Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Zoya Storm for the "storm"

We were preparing for Hurricane Sandy and so i've been missing for a few.  We are lucky to have power and just a small leak in one room after the big storm.  I have Zoya Storm on because it is beautiful and because it seemed fit!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Nails

I had a lot of fun doing my nails for my girls Halloween Parade tomorrow.  Here is what I came up with.  The first hand is my fav!  Hope you enjoy this post!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Suran wrap manicure

I decided to do the suran wrap manicure today.  I went over my Nails Inc Baker Street with Zoya Dove one nail at a time then used wrinkled up suran to touch the wet polish to get this effect.  Then applied my top coat.  I bet this would be fun with other colors also.  Have you done this with other colors?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nails Inc Baker Street Swatches

I love this color!  It matches my shirt I'm wearing today!

With Flash below:

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Zoya Ziv Swatches

Zoya Ziv 2 coats.  I think it's gorgeous!  What do you think?

Zoya's description:
Zoya Nail Polish in Ziv can be best described as a full coverage, yellow-toned metallic gold foil with silver highlights and warm gold flake glitter accents. Try this for an extremely shiny, reflective, and eye-catching luxe gold nail. Imagine Zoya Trixie in gold.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Zoya Blaze Swatches

I really am enjoying this color!  It is so gorgeous!  I can't pic a fav yet from the Zoya Collection!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Essie Lady Like and Wet 'n Wild Fergie Glamorous

Thought I'd try out my birchbox polish.  I like it but thought I'd spruce it up with a little glitter.

October 2012 Goop Birchbox

Here is my box.  I got Essie Lady Like! :), a Lemon Zest Luna bar, Jouer lip enhancer, Kiehl's Rosa Arctica Eye and Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Zoya Ornate Collection Swatches

Happy Saturday!  I found a wonderful box of goodies on my porch this morning!  They are gorgeous!  I am not even sure what to pick to wear today!  All applied well with no issues. 

Zoya Ziv

Zoya Logan

Zoya Electra (Layering polish)

Zoya Storm

Zoya Blaze

Zoya Aurora

I am LOVING these!  My personal favs are Storm, Blaze and Aurora!  Did you pre order these?  Which shades are you loving?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Zoya Monica with Essie Gold as it Gets

I love these 2 combined.  It's so pretty!

Zoya Monica

Zoya Monica with Essie Gold as it Gets Without flash below:

With Flash:

Thursday, October 11, 2012

butter London Knackered Swatch

I used 4 coats to achieve this.  I seen it layered on other colors and I am going to try it in the future.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pink Black Stack Mani

I used China Glaze Naked and Zoya Raven in this look.  It's simply another tape mani that I used craft scissors to create!  Super easy to do!

China Glaze Naked 2 coats (I got this at Sally's Beauty in the pack with Seche Vite top coat for $7.99)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween Nails with Stamping and China Glaze Roguish Red

I had a lot of fun doing these nails today!   I used China Glaze Roguish Red and then placed China Glaze Ghoulish Glow on top.  I then stamped then with various Halloween stamp plates. (BM222, 223, 224, & 305, Shany 01, 02, & 25, and Mash 29) I then added China Glaze Glitter Goblin and Make a Spectacle around the final stamps.  I think it came out really cute!  I am loving the China Glaze  Halloween 2012 Collection!  Have you done any fun Halloween nails yet?

China Glaze Rougish Red:

Nail Art Fun

I did this simple design down the center of China Glaze Want My Bawdy.  I used craft scissors and painters tape.  I placed the tape in the scissors and then kinda pushed the tape onto the scissor and it cut easily.  Then I lined up the design down the center of each nail.  I used China Glaze Swanky Silk and Unpredictable for the designs.  After striping the color down the nails I waited a few seconds and then removed the tape added top coat and voila!

Important tip...please make sure your nails are totally dry before doing the taped designs or your polish will be ruined.  I actually waited a full day!

These pics are without flash.

I need to find good zig zag scissor for chevron designs.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

China Glaze Want my Bawdy Swatches

Gorgeous blue!  I really love this polish too!  First pic is with flash and second is with no flash.  We are having a dreary day here!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

China Glaze Avalanche Swatches

This is an interesting grayish purple frost.  I really like how this looks.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pink Gradient Mani for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I decided to do a pink gradient mani today.  It is done with China Glaze Go Go Pink for the base color and then after it dried I used a damp makeup sponge and striped each of these colors on it China Glaze Rich & Famous, Zoya Shelby and China Glaze Go Go Pink then lightly dabbed it on some paper then applied to my nail in a slight up and down motion to try to blend the colors together.  I really love this mani!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Butter London Wallis and my little owl accent finger

I've been wanting to do an owl on my accent nail for a while and I thought today is the day!  So, here is butter London Wallis and Mr. Hoot.  I did the owl with acrylic paints and the base of the nail is Zoya Bela.  There are many great tutorials and pics of owls for your nails online.  I saw several and choose this one.  I am not the best artist but managed this.