Saturday, February 21, 2015

Zoya Naturel Satins Collection Swatches

Hello everyone! I have the Zoya Naturel Satins collection to share with you! If you follow along with my on YouTube ( click here to subscribe ) then you've probably seen the video of me live swatching these polishes a while ago. I will have that video embedded below all of the swatch photos. This is Zoya's 2015 transitional collection from Winter to Spring and all of the polishes have a "satin" finish. It's kind of middle ground between shiny and matte. I really love it, but it might not be everyones cup of tea. These are meant to be worn without a top coat... in case you wondering.

Ana is a "light toasted almond cream" and it's the lightest polish in the collection. I have 3 coats in the photos below because I had some VERY small areas of patchiness. I think that was my fault and you can definitely get away with 2 coats. 

Brittany is a "rose mauve cream" and I have 2 coats on in the photos below.

Leah is a "lavender tinged taupe cream" and this is one of my favorites of the collection. I have 2 coats on in the photos below. I love how this is a super neutral, extremely light purple.

Tove is a "misty slate grey cream" and it also happens to be one of my favorites. I have 2 coats on in the photos below.

Rowan is a "suede taupe cream" and I have 2 coats on in the photos below.

Sage is a "mossy sage green cream" and I have 2 coats on in the photos below. I also loved this one.

Overall, I really love this collection. I wasn't too sure about it at first, but I'm so glad I ordered it. I think these polishes would be perfect for people who have office jobs that need to wear conservative colors. It also helps that these aren't ridiculously shiny. I love the natural, neutral colors and I think they're perfect for the winter to spring transition. I did purchase these with my own money and they can be found HERE on Zoya's website. They retail for $9 a bottle.

And as promised... Here is the live swatch video that I uploaded to my YouTube channel a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

China Glaze Foie Gras and Boundary of Memory

Hey everyone! I'm coming at you with a super short post! It has plenty of photos though! I put this polish combo on and absolutely loved it and wanted to share it with you! I haven't been sharing too many swatches lately, but I want to start getting into the habit of photographing everything that goes onto my nails. Even if it's not too exciting... or if I've worn it a million times before.

I decided to wear China Glaze Foie Gras and China Glaze Boundary Of Memory. I applied 2 coats of Foie Gras over all of my nails and then I put one coat of Boundary Of Memory on my ring finger nail. The glitter is so full coverage and thick (the good kind of thick) and I absolutely love it! I topped everything off with Zoya's Armor top coat which isn't my favorite... but I had it sitting right next to me and I figured I'd use it.

That's about it! Nothing too exciting, but I really liked the combo. :) I hope everyone is having a great evening! or day.. or... whenever you're reading this. Basically, have a great day!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Ombre Frosting Drip Nail Art + Tutorial

Hey everyone! I hope you're all having a great Monday! I have frosting drip nails to share with you today. I wore this design on my 22nd birthday in December, but I didn't take photos or record a tutorial. I could have kicked myself too. The best nail art always happens when I don't photograph or record it. Oh well! I decided to recreate it, and although it's not as good as the first time, it still looks cool. I know a lot of people have done nail art like this before, and it's nothing new, but I thought everyone would be interested in seeing it anyway.

I decided to use China Glaze It's a Trap-Eze for the frosting and it was a terrible idea. It was so difficult to work with because there's so much glitter in that polish that it gets super chunky as it dries. All of the colors I used in this design are in the photo above and they're all by China Glaze
From left to right:
  • Be More Pacific
  • Shore Enuff
  • Too Yacht To Handle
  • Wait N' Sea
  • I Sea The Point
  • It's a Trap-Eze!
I also used Butter London's Matte Finish top coat as well as Out The Door top coat. I applied the "frosting" with a dotting tool because it was the easiest way to apple it since it was chunky, and then I outlined it with black acrylic paint using a small nail art brush.

I that's all I have to say about this design. If you want to see exactly how I did this, feel free to watch the video tutorial below. :) Have a great week everyone!


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