Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Zoya Zuza

Zoya zuza is a gorgeous turquoise color from the beach and surf collection.  This color is just so pretty.  It is the perfect summer color if you ask me.  I don't have anything close to this color in my collection, it is a very unique color.  I posted about the snakeskin design for the summer fun challenge, but the color really does deserve it's own post.  It had a very good formula and applied great with just one coat.  I highly recommend this polish.  I am also wearing it on my toes, and it looks great!

 I used one coat of Zoya Zuza for this, and stamped using BM-215 in a sally hansen gold pen. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sally Hansen Strobe Light

This color is gorgeous.  I love almost everything about it.  What really got me into nail polish was the katy perry collection.  I got all the mini's then decided I would go back and get the ones I really liked.  I liked all of them, but when I went to go back, they didn't have any more teenage dream.  I was very disappointed, but then remembered I had this polish, which is similar.  I wore this to my college orientation, and looking at all the color entertained me while I was there.  The only bad thing is that it is very sheer, this is four or five coats.  It looks like I have fake nails cuz you just see a giant goop of polish sitting on the nails. 

The only problem I had was how many coats I had to use.  I used sally hansen complete care for base coat and top coat, and four or five coats of Sally Hansen Strobe Light. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge- Day 8: Fun in the Sun

Today is the final day in the summer challenge.  It's sad to see it end, it was a great challenge.  For the last day, you can do anything.  I chose to do neon polka dots.  

I used a white for a base and did the polka dots using a dotting tool and sinful colors neon polishes.  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge- Day 7: Summer Stylin'

For this day, I thought I wanted to do flip flops or bikini's.  Then I thought why not do a design based on my favorite bikini?  The result is one of my favorite mani's I've ever done.  The light purple is Sally Hansen Xtreme wear in Lacey Lilac and is stamped with bundle monster plate BM-221 using NYC in Purple Pizzazz Frost.  The colors look great together, and I am definately going to try more designs with similar combinations in the future. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Firework nails!

I meant to post this on the fourth or fifth, but I was a little busy.  My dad told me to do fireworks on my nails, not flags like I usually do, so here is the result.  

You can't really see the blue, but I still LOVED the outcome of this.  I used wet n wild black creme, and orly instant artist striper brushes for this design.  It was very simple to do, but the outcome is very nice. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge- Day 6: The Big Blue

This was another day where I had no direction.  I spent the day at the beach, but I still didn't know what exactly I should do.  I knew I wanted to do a blue water marble, and it turned out okay in the end.  I had some difficultly, but mostly because I forgot to use tape and clean up took forever it felt like.  I used a dark navy blue, a royal blue and a greenish color for this design.  

It didn't turn out too bad, but I think it could have benefited from some extra prep work on my part, like a base color that I decided to skip.  Overall, it's nice and doesn't look that bad. 

Glitter Tips

This is a super simple, super quick mani that still looked awesome.  I used a kiss nail art brush and applied two coats to the tips and added a topcoat.  My pointer finger nail broke, so my thumb is covering it up. 

I am so behind in blogging I feel.  I do have lots of pictures that I can post about, so I should be writing more in the future. Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge- Day 5: Are We There Yet?

Honestly I didn't know what to do for this. I was going to do a design, but I just wasn't feeling the theme.  I decided that a nice snakeskin mani would work fine.  It could be a trip to the zoo, and the snakeskin is the zoo.  Kind of a stretch, but I think it looks good.  

I used one coat of Zoya Zuza for this, and stamped using BM-215 in a sally hansen gold pen.  Zuza by itself is gorgeous, but I love how it looked with the snakeskin design.