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Showing posts with label Flakies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flakies. Show all posts

2/28/12

GOSH Miss Minty + Layering Combo

I meant to post this a looong time ago but I kept forgetting to.

This is my first ever GOSH nail polish! Isn't it gorgeous? My good friend Jennifer from The Exotic Lacquer surprised me with it. Apparently a lot of our mutual friends had something to do with it too. So a big thank you to you all!

There's also a story that goes with this, but I'll sum it up in a few sentences: My best friend Emily made up the nickname Minty for me and when I told my "polish friends" about it many of them decided to call me that instead of Shaina. Lol. So anyway, Jenn thought it was fitting to get me a polish called "Miss Minty!"



GOSH Miss Minty is a minty, turquoise cream. This is two thick, flawless coats. The brush on this is similar to the OPI brush only smaller.

Obviously I had to play around with this beauty. Here it is with two coats of Zoya Opal on top:

2/14/12

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day loves!

I hope you all had an amazing day celebrating, and if you're single (like moi) you can celebrate the way I did...with nail art!

I actually created this manicure this past Saturday but I knew it would be perfect for V-Day. Pink, hearts, polka dots? There's a little bit of everything in here.

I got a ton of compliments on this manicure too. I love the look on people's face when I tell them I did it myself. Never gets old...


For this manicure I didn't start with a base color. Instead I applied a clear base, let it dry then began drawing the stripes. For the stripes I used a nail art brush and the following polishes: Wet N Wild Candy-licious (bubble gum pink), Wet N Wild Tropicalia (bright medium pink), and Wet N Wild French White Creme. Afterwards I took my nail art brush and white polish and drew the hearts. I then outlined the hearts in black and used my dotting tool to create pink polka dots inside of them. Add a slap of topcoat and you're done!

In real life, the contrast between the two pinks is hardly visible. It just looks like one big stripe unless you look up close with good lighting. I would suggest using shades of more contrast for a better pattern.

And just for fun, here's a cute layering combo I did for V-Day. This is two coats of Sally Hansen Twisted Pink with two coats of Zoya Chloe on top:

1/1/12

Zoya True and Fleck Effect Collections Swatches and Review

Happy New Year!

By the looks of this Spring collection from Zoya, this is going to be an amazing year for polish!

Not only do we get Zoya's great creams and shimmers but we also get a new finish from them..."Fleck Effect" flakies top coats. Are you excited yet?

First is Cho, a pretty nude with subtle silver shimmer. I found this one difficult to work with as it was pretty sheer but was fine after three coats. I just love the hidden shimmer in it!

Another neutral, this one is Farah. This is just your standard nude-taupe. Farah had very smooth application and was opaque in two easy coats. Nothing better than a full coverage nude, am I right?

Bevin. This is a soft, cool-toned, sage green. Application was a dream with two flawless coats. How many more gorgeous greens can Zoya give us? I thought the best had come with Yara and then they give us another one. But hey, I'm not complaining.

Next we have Skylar. Just stunning! Skylar is a stunning dusty blue with silver and gold microglitter. Oh my gosh, this baby is gorgeous. This was an easy two coats. This is a similar finish as Neeka and Yara from the Smoke and Mirrors collection from Fall. I cannot get over how much I love this.

Tru is a medium grape purple with copper shimmer. Application was perfection with two effortless coats, but could have also worked with one thick coat. I'm not excited by this color for some reason but it is pretty.

Lotus is a dusty purple with pink shimmer. In real life, it's a little darker than you see in these photos. We've seen this before in polishes like Revlon Perplex but the finish on this one is different. Lotus is also more packed with the pink shimmer than Perplex. I much prefer Lotus. Plus, the name is really pretty. This was two easy coats.

Now Zoya's new "Fleck Effect" flakie top coats! These are not only Zoya's first flakies but also my first flakies:

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