Tag Archives: zoya

Nail Deco Of The Week #105

21 Mar

cupcake nails!

OPI – Wooden shoe like to know?

Zoya – Chloe

Confetti – All that glitters

Milani – Gold

Nail Polish Haul

7 Mar

Nail polish haul from bloom.com and drugstore.com! :)

Essie - As gold as it gets (gold glitter topcoat)

Essie – Orange! It’s obvious. A bright red-orange cream. This is my first orange nail polish!

Zoya – Chloe (Fleck glitter!)

Zoya – Bevin => a dusty light jade cream. Also a close dupe for OPI – Thanks a windmillion!

OPI – Wooden shoe like to know (brown with copper glitter)

OPI – I have a herring problem => periwinkle blue with fine silver glitter

Revlon – Whimsical => a dupe for Deborah Lippmann – Glitter in the air! a pastel blue jelly with pink and blue glitters
I actually bought this one off of drugstore.com, not bloom. :D

Oh and if anyone wanted to see a China glaze – For audrey (my all time favorite color!) & Zoya – Bevin comparison (Bevin appears lighter in the bottle than when applied):

Now for swatches! Sorry I didn’t swatch all the colors,I’ll try to do that later when I can find the time! :)

Zoya – Bevin. Excellent dry time and smooth application! (2 coats)

Zoya – Bevin with Essie – As gold as it gets layered over

Zoya – Bevin with Revlon – Whimsical layered over! The glitter is rather hard to control. I had to keep moving the glitters around in order to achieve the look that I wanted. This also contributed to the streaks of baby blue. D: Whimsical’s not the best, but it’s still a nice cheap alternative if you want Glitter in the air!

Zoya – Bevin with Essie – A cut above and Revlon – Whimsical layered over it

Also wanted to show you guys my plant! We had a de-stress event on campus where they let us paint pots and plant flowers. :)

Can you tell that I have a strong color preference? :P

Surprise! Painted the inside too. Bright orange!

I have no idea what seeds they gave me… but they’re beginning to sprout already so I’ll find out soon! :)

This LA sunshine is pretty amazing tosomeone who grew up in a one-season-city (ahem, San Francisco). Everything that I tried to grow in San Francisco pretty much failed. Though I suppose it may have had a lot more to do with my incompetence than SF’s weather!

I feel like I’m turning into a plant hoarder. I’ll show you guys my other mini plants perhaps in my next post? :D

Nail Deco Of The Week #100

8 Jan

OPI – Suzi Loves Cowboys

Zoya – Richelle

anndddd fauxnad stamps with a frankened polish :)

New polishes + OFFTOPIC DIY TORN TIGHTS FOR BOW FLATS TUTORIAL

22 Dec

I ordered some polishes from Bloom.com :)

Essie – School of Hard Rocks

Zoya – Neeka

OPI – Suzi Loves Cowboys

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri – Lickety-Split Lime

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Mint Sprint

Lickety-Split Lime, Mint Sprint, School of  Hard Rocks, Neeka, Suzi Loves Cowboys

I am sooo happy with the Insta-Dri’s! The formula is great, you’ll only need 1-2 coats for an opaque finish. I can’t believe I haven’t tried this line earlier since it’s been around for so long! I will def be buying more. Neeka is a 1-2 coater as well. Suzi loves cowboys is a bit sheer, but the dry time is satisfactory.

Now onto the tutorial!

I like to wear sheer tights, but somehow I always seem to ruin them after 1 or 2 wears. I usually just toss them, but I’ve recently thought up of a fun way to recycle! What can you do with torn tights you ask?

Now I suppose to I could have just worn my torn tights like Miley…

But that’s never really been my style. Here’s what I did instead!

1. Grab your torn tights…

2. Snip off the legs and feet

3. Turn them into bows! I’ve noticed that sheer tights are very good for making fluffy bows. You won’t have to worry about the ends fraying because if you stretch them they’ll just fold over by themselves. the torn part won’t really show because your tights will scrunch up and it will be hard to tell.

 

Now you can turn your bows into pins… or  jewelry… whatever! The possibilities are endless. :) I decided to spruce up a pair of flats by super gluing them on.

Easy, right?

Nail Deco Of The Week #71

14 Mar

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spring forward!




china glaze – turned up turquoise
zoya – tart
covergirl boundless color – disco dazzle

Nail Deco Of The Week #66

22 Nov




barielle “sand-al chic” over zoya “felicity”
topped with covergirl boundless color “disco dazzle”‘

fauxnad plate stamp

Nail Deco Of The Week #63

22 Nov




zoya “anastasia” over chinaglaze “unplugged”

Nail Deco Of The Week #60

13 Sep



frankened mint green
zoya – “richelle”

also bought some “faux-nad” plates last night!! i’m excited :]

need to buy china glaze – “bad kitty” too !!! ahhhh ♥

Week #59’S Tutorial

12 Sep

As requested by Janet, a leopard print tutorial! :)

Leopard print is very easy. If you mess up on the outlining, you can probably make it look like it was intentional because each spot is irregular either way. :P

What I will be using:

  • Zoya – “Richelle”
  • Zoya – “Harley”
  • Covergirl Boundless Color – “Gold Rush”
  • LA colors nail art polish (thin brush) – “Black” *

* It is much easier if you have nail art striper polishes (ie polishes with a long thin brush for detailed painting). If you don’t have nail art polishes or brushes, you can use a toothpick or unbent paperclip.

STEP 1. Basic nail prep. (File, base coat, etc)

STEP 2: Paint nails with base color (Harley).

STEP 3: Paint random spots. They don’t need to be perfect nor circular for that matter..  just try to spread them out evenly. :)

STEP 4: Now outline your spots with black. Remember to vary the line thickness.

STEP 5: I personally like to add random spots with just black if I feel like there is too much empty space.

STEP 6: Finish off with a coat of glitter and you’re done!

Hope I was able to help! ♥

Nail Deco Of The Week #59

28 Aug

sorry for the lack of updates recently! school started :) also i am soooo addicted to the series LOST. i’m watching it on hulu.com! they have all 4 seasons and some select episodes from season 5. i’ve gone through season 1 in three days. hehehehehe~~~

anyway,

i wanted to show you guys my new ring..

a pretty bow! ♥

and you can kind of see last week’s mani too.. i didn’t really like it so i didn’t bother taking pics of it for my blog. :P

but here’s this week’s mani!

leopard print. ^_^

base: zoya – harley

spots: zoya – richelle

top: covergirl boundless color – gold rush

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