Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Manicure--Art Deco

The holidays are that time of year when we see family more and want to look our best. Whether your upcoming holiday festivities are casual or formal, I have a few nail art ideas to help you plan that Thanksgiving Manicure!

I channeled my inner glamour to create a subtly stunning manicure. I chose none other than Art Deco as an inspiration. Art Deco has been very present in designs over the past year so it seemed like the perfect inspiration.
This is the most formal Thanksgiving manicure I created. You could easily change up the colors to match or compliment a party dress. And with a little striping tape, this was a breeze.

*Later I added a black rhinestone to my pinkie and index finger near the cuticle, unfortunately I forgot to take a picture*

Polishes Used: Barielle Gold Digger, OPI Spark de Triomphe, and Zoya Edyta

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Manicure--Texture and Typography

The holidays are that time of year when we see family more and want to look our best. Whether your upcoming holiday festivities are casual or formal, I have a few nail art ideas to help you plan that Thanksgiving Manicure!

Today I have a manicure that mixes 3 different textures/finishes to create a fun and festive manicure. I used a combination of metallic, glitter, and matte polishes to create dimension and interest. Once that was done, I added some typography with a sharpie to give a specific nod to the holiday.
 This manicure bridges the gap between a casual and formal affair. And your nails will be the envy of all around. To personalize this you could write specifics of what you are thankful for this year.

Polishes Used: Tuff Scent Wisdom, SinfulColors Leather Loose, Barielle Gold Digger

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Manicure--Tribal

The holidays are that time of year when we see family more and want to look our best. Whether your upcoming holiday festivities are casual or formal, I have a few nail art ideas to help you plan that Thanksgiving Manicure!

Today I have a simple tribal inspired manicure. The design on my accent nails was inspired by traditional Wampanoag dress. I chose to keep this manicure rather neutral to continue to emulate the design.
 This rather simple design is casual yet classy. It works with that neutral cable knit sweater for dinner and with your jersey for the game.

Polishes used: Zoya Flynn, Jacqueline, and Louise

Friday, November 8, 2013

Zoya Reissue of MATTEVELVET Press Release

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-R2qLxsen8JM/Un0CYNG3nhI/AAAAAAAAPbg/b_ButR1qeUQ/s1600/Zoya_Matte_Velvet_620_web.jpgZoya MATTEVELVET* LEAll of the color, none of the shine - for a limited time!

Zoya is happy to announce the reissue of four of our most popular matte nail polish colors in Limited Edition (LE) for Holiday 2013. Perfectly packaged for the Holidays in our deluxe ZoyaMATTEVELVET* LE gift boxes.

Get all of the color, none of shine with MATTEVELVET*, Zoya’s exclusive blend of matte base and subtle shimmer results in the most utterly wearable and truly stylish matte nail polish on the market today.

Reissued colors - Zoya MATTEVELVET* in Veruschuka, Savita, Posh and Dovima.
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Zoya MATTEVELVET* Jewels LE Gift Set Trio
Showcased in a luxury black trio box containing three Zoya MATTEVELVET* colors: Veruschuka (emerald green matte shimmer), Savita (amethyst purple matte shimmer) and Posh (ruby red matte shimmer). $27 (US).
  • Jewels MATTEVELVET* LE Trio Gift Set (ZPHOL1304)

    SPECIAL PRE-ORDER (now through 11.20.2013PRICING:
    $24, plus free shipping on Zoya.com

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*MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry nail surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear. For best results make sure to always prepare nail with Zoya Remove + (3-in-1 nail polish remover, nail plate cleaner and new color prep.) prior to applying color.

If a base coat is desired, we suggest Zoya Get Even


Zoya MATTEVELVET* nail polish colors are BIG5FREE - completely free of harmful industrial chemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Find over 300 stunning Zoya Nail Polish colors on www.zoya.com. Each and every color has a name as unique as the women who inspired it.
ZOYA IS THE NEW MATTE COLOR OF FASHION!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Playing with Polish-- My First Striping Tape Manicure

So a while back I got striping tape for the first time (crazy, right?). I sat there staring at it trying to decide what to do first. I decided to use it as painting guides for a chevron design on a well-worn manicure. This was simple and ended up turning out pretty well. I am still trying to get the hang of placing striping tape, making sure it sticks well on the edges, and removing it at the perfect time.
Not too shabby for the first try at using striping tape to help with nail art. I would love more ideas or suggestions for using striping tape. Thanks, loves!

Polishes used: SinfulColors SinfulShine Rendezvous (week-old, chipped manicure) and Zoya Purity