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6/3/11

Sponged Stripes

I can never bring myself to wear purple nail polish so today I forced myself to. It's about time these beauties got used.

And WOW, Zoya Valerie is beautiful! I have never worn this alone, just for nail art, but now I'm thinking I need to post swatches and wear it soon.

I was super lazy when I did this so I freehanded the stripes. I didn't even use nail art brushes, I just used the brush straight off the polish. I was not feeling like dragging my butt across the room to get my brushes.


For this manicure I used Zoya Marley as the light lavender base. I then created vertical stripes with Butterfly Single. When it was about 80% dry I sponged on Zoya Valerie to the tips. I finished it off with top coat.
You can't tell in the pictures but Butterfly Single has subtle, yet pretty, blue shimmer.

I'm still getting the hang of this type of sponging, but I think it turned out okay.

10 comments:

  1. Pretty!
    I have Valerie and never thought about using it for sponging. I get frustrated with it because it has all this gorgeous foil glitter but when I take it off that all seems to be 'on the bottom'. Maybe sponging would bring it out more.

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  2. I love Valerie she's a beauty!! <3 Marely is a b.i.t.c.h to apply IME lol

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  3. Zoya Valerie looks so petty! I might have to go out and buy it =)
    You did a great job!

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  4. This is gorgeous! I tried a manicure with freehand stripes earlier...but I think you could tell they were freehanded lol....I like your idea of using a color closer to the base color....it allows some space to mess up the lines a little, hehe :) did you use a cosmetic sponge for the darker purple?


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  5. @loodie loodie loodie Really? It worked really well for me!

    @Shieldmaiden96 You're right! Valerie is just a purple, it never looks like it does in the bottle. It's a shame, thats the reason why I bought it in the first place.

    @p3rsonalspac3 Yes! For me, it was really hard to sponge with. I don't know how other people do it so well.

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  6. Zoya Valerie is gorgeous!

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  7. WOW!!!! Now THAT looks BADA*S!!!!! LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!! You are so creative!!! OMG

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  8. Haha, thanks Traci! I'm glad you like it!

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