Friday, July 3, 2015


 If you're still trying to figure out that PERFECT manicure for the upcoming holiday look no further. I have compiled all of my "patriotic" manicures old and new. Even if all these do is convince you to NOT do something, then I have helped you out. ;)
Links below match each picture (for full size and details) starting in the upper left hand corner and going clockwise.

After this it is pretty safe to say that I love polka dots. What can I say? They're easy and look great!

I would LOVE to see your manicure for the 4th! Email, link below, post on Facebook, or tag on twitter!

Four for the Fourth #4

Today's manicure is my Fourth of July manicure for this year. This design was inspired by a geometric ikat print. While today's manicure was more involved and meticulous than yesterdays, it is still easy and can be done with a dotting tool (pin head, bobby pin, etc.).
Easy peasy. Just dot a design and call it a day. I know this isn't super amazing up close, but I love it. I've actually been "stopped" because of it already. 
What will your nails look like on the 4th? Need any inspiration? Check back later;)

Polishes used: Zoya Sailor, Song, Rocky, Purity, Aphrodite, and Demetria

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Four for the Fourth #3

Today's manicure is simple but stunning. The colors, all of which are from the Paradise Sun and Island Fun collections this season, are what make this one shine.
Polishes used: Zoya Genesis, Aphrodite, Oceane, Demetria, and Talia

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Four for the Fourth #2

Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends!

Today's manicure was requested by a friend. She said that she loves fun manicures but feels too childish when they're bright or sparkly. Here is my faded manicure channeling Old Glory.
 This could work for polishes of any tone, vibrancy, or finish.
Polishes used: Zoya Genesis, Purity, Kristen, and Brigitte

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Four for the Fourth #1

Red, white, & blue?

Yes, please!

I have 4 new 4th of July manicures here for you this week. I apologize in advance to my non-American readers for these posts. Truth be told, many can be adapted to ANY country's flag's colors. Some are rather "stars and stripes" while others are more abstract bringing in the colors only.

Today's manicure was actually a "fail" but isn't unwearable. I was inspired by a colorful, summery chevron print I saw and I thought it would look pretty cool as a tricolor patriotic manicure.
This ended up being very sloppy in its execution. I was rushed due to the constraints of naptime. I'm sorry that I skipped clean up (it's rather embarassing actually). I like the idea though, maybe sometime I'll have to redo this.
Polishes used: Zoya Genesis (base), Sailor, Oceane, Demetria, and Aphrodite

Friday, February 6, 2015

LOVE-ly Manicure #5

A little less traditional  approach to the Valentine's Day manicure today. No pink, red, or hearts today! It's all black and lace today! You can take this as an "anti-Valentine's Day" or as a darker, more sultry manicure.

I might add a rhinestone or stud next time. What do you think?
Polishes used: Zoya Willa, Imogen, and Purity

Thursday, February 5, 2015

LOVE-ly Manicure #4

This Valentine's Day manicure is inspired by current manicure and color trends. I used the Pantone color-of-the-year for 2015, marsala, and the negative space (aka. bare nail) trend.
I love this look!

Polishes used: Zoya Pepper

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

LOVE-ly Manicure #3

I adore the new Naturel Satins collection by Zoya, so naturally I had to use them for a soft, delicate Valentine's Day manicure. I painted free-hand hearts over Brittany and added a rhinestone accent nail. (My apologies for my dry hands...I didn't realize how awful they looked until these photos.)

Polishes used: Zoya Brittany with hearts in Ana, Rowan, and Leah

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

LOVE-ly Manicure #2

Zoya's contemporary color block from their trend guide turned into a Valentine's Day manicure. I'm still loving this feature on their website. I think it offers great ideas and suggestions. I still need to practice on those half moons. Mine are curved the wrong way...oops!
I don't even like pink. I'm not sure I'm a huge fan of it in this manicure, but I tried;)
Polishes used: Zoya Eden, Arianna, and Veronica

Monday, February 2, 2015

LOVE-ly Manicure #1

Trying to find new inspiration for Valentine's Day manicures every year is proving to be a challenge. Inspiration struck when I used SinfulColors Love Sprinkles. I used the heart glitter to create a growing hearts or balloon hearts manicure...however you see it :)

Polishes used: SinfulColors 24/7 and Love Sprinkles, Zoya Purity

Friday, January 30, 2015

SinfulColors Flirt With Hearts Valentine Collection

SinfulColors has released their Flirt with Hearts Collection for Valentine's Day 2015. Most of the polishes are new releases with the exception of Love Sprinkles, a glittery topper.

Dream On a "brilliantly induced boysenberry." This bright purple shade is so lively. It applied smoothly and achieved opacity in two coats.

Rise & Shine is "the perfect teal" cream polish. This teal is bright without being "neon" and covers well in two coats.

24/7 is "our hottest pink" and was opaque in two coats. This is not the hottest pink out there, but it is a bright coral leaning color.

Love Sprinkles is a "bubble gum pink gleaming with white hearts and flecks of glitter." This is the only new polish being released. It is a playful glitter polish (pale pink and white glitter with white heart glitter in a clear base) that can dress up any manicure.

The Verdict:
As always SinfulColors comes through with super affordable, exciting polishes that fit the season. The new glittery "Love Sprinkles" is a great topper for those who love glitter. Perfect for an easy festive manicure. My only gripe with it is that I wish the heart glitter laid flat on my nail.

Available for $1.99 each at Walgreens, Rite Aid and other mass retailers in February 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

WOW... *New Zoya Promo*

Zoya Nail Polish Sparkly Colors
A New Year means new colors to discover & fresh looks to try. Start 2015 on an extra colorful note with your choice of 3 Zoya Nail Polish shades free PLUS a mini trio (0.25oz) of three (3) exclusive mystery colors*! We don’t want to spoil the surprise BUT we can tell you that the mystery shades were selected by Creative Director, Rebecca Isa, as perfect transitional shades and have never been available for purchase previously. That's not all... for this promotion only, we're opening up shipping to our friends in Canada** as well!
Get ANY 3 Zoya Nail Polish shades
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Just pay promotional shipping & processing charge of $15 (USD)

: Buy an additional $25 of product to get FREE Standard Ground Shipping on your entire order. 
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Offer valid 1/7/15 – 1/14/15 (11:59pm EST)
*Mystery shades have never been available for retail sales and will not be available for individual (open stock) purchase. The three shades will be available exclusively in mini (0.25oz) sizes as part of the mystery gift only.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Zoya Delight Spring 2015 Press Release


Get ready for mouth-watering spring delights from Zoya! Inspired by the soft and airy colors of the season, Zoya Delight serves up three cheerful creams and three turquoise flash metallics for an updated, flirty way to wear pastels! All in the full-coverage, long-wearing, Big5Free* formula Zoya Nail Polish is famous for.

·            ZP772/Rayne: Dewy, spring blue with an energizing turquoise metallic flash.
·        ZP773/Lillian: Faded aquamarine with a glossy cream finish.
·            ZP774/Tiana: Palette-cleansing ‘pistachio gelato’ green in a glossy cream finish.
·        ZP775/Daisy: Refreshing ‘lemon merengue’ yellow with a turquoise metallic flash.
·            ZP776/Leslie: Soft spring lavender with a turquoise metallic flash.
·        ZP777/Eden: Classic spring flower pink in a glossy cream finish.
**BIG5FREE: Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.
AVAILABLE 02/02/15!

$9 (US)

Available in top salons, spas and on

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Zoya Naturel Satins Press Release


The next generation of Zoya Naturel is almost here! Introducing, Zoya Naturel Satins, a collection of six new, neutral nail polish colors in an ultra-wearable, low-sheen, chic satin finish. A hybrid between matte and glossy polishes, the new Zoya Satin* formula provides opaque coverage and is longer lasting than traditional matte shades. The flawlessly smooth
finish hides imperfections and creates a luxurious, satin finish nail look.
·      ZP782/Leah: Lavender tinged taupe, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
·      ZP779/Rowan: Creamy suede taupe, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
·      ZP781/Sage: Mossy sage green, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
·      ZP778/Tove: Misty slate grey, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish. 
·         ZP780/Brittany: Rose mauve cream, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
·         ZP783/Ana: Light toasted almond, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
*Zoya Satin is not intended to be worn with a top coat. For best results: Prep nail with Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover, apply base coat and finish with 2 thin coats of any Zoya Satin Nail Polish.
AVAILABLE 01/15/15!

$9 (US), Available in top salons, spas and on
COMING SOON -  Zoya Satin Seal Topcoat!
Turn any color into an elegant Satin finish beauty with just one coat