Good morning to you on this fine Memorial Day 2015! The sun is teasing us, in and out, in and out. After days and days of clouds and rain, I’ll take what I can get! I’m just thankful for the week we spent on our beach vacay where the sun shined bright and warm every day. We are busy packing up the house and doing a bit of paint and touchups around here. But neither rain, or moving or a little stress can keep me from my mission of bringing you a bit of lacquer inspiration. So this is just a quick post to share with you a bright little mani I came up with this weekend.
I know, I should have photographed a mini tutorial, but it’s SO been done before! I promise the next one I will.
I used two China Glaze shades from the 2015 Electric Nights collection. Here I used the brilliant neon orangey red, Red-Y to Rave and the neon grapey purple, Violet Vibes. I got them from a 3-pack I purchased from my Instagram girl, “nailpolishaddictsale“. She has lots of cool inventory so check her out!
Basically, I started with a single layer (which you can’t see here) of Glow With the Flow from the collection. Then dropping little dots of both of the other colors onto the nail and while wet, I drag a super fine brush across and marbling around the two until the colors run into each other. Be careful not to blend too much. You WANT to tell one shade from the other. Then top off when dry with a clear topcoat of your choice.
Have you tried this with any of the CG Electric Vibes? I’d love to see!
*These polishes were purchased by me and all opinions are my own.
As I’m getting through my mountain of polishes that were waiting for me, I’m back from vacation and I’m almost caught up! I wanted to throw in this quick manicure that just popped into my head while staring at the three polishes included as a mystery mini trio from the January 2014 Zoya promo. I read a lot of “on-the-fence” reactions to these three little bottles.
In case you missed it, these are the Zoya’s January 2015 Mystery Trio (minis) came with the 3 for Free pay $15 shipping. Upon opening the box I was not surprised as I had already seen photos being posted on Instagram and when mine arrived I was out of town. I was not sure these would fit into my polish life but Zoya polishes are always great formulas and worth a try. And they were free! I have to say these formulas are perfect! Here is Charlott, Anais and Severine.
But you know what? I like them! The khaki shade Charlott is super pigmented and applies like butter. Only two coats and it dries glossy and fast. Anais is a warm (almost brownish bronze shimmer) pewter and two coats will reach full opacity as well. In the bottle I thought, meh. Then I applied and immediately fell in love. And finally Severine is a white gold metallic and with careful 2-coat application you can nearly get by without metallic streaks. But it’s so pretty, it’s totally worth it. I have to say that this Peter Som ensemble is quite lovely. Not a part of Zoya’s core line but I wish they were. I’d love full size bottles. Here is my mani!
Looking for a little inspiration for your mystery polishes? As these were featured with the A/W 2012 Runway show colab with designer Peter Som, it just looked like my design should be based on the fashion plate idea. I used all three with a dry marble using Charlott at the base and marbled Anais and Severine.
Did you receive this long-awaited promo? I mean, seriously long because Zoya experienced an unprecedented response to this promotion. I ordered a few lemmings, Dot, Sooki and Lo. Have you used your minis yet? Post them on Instagram, I’d love to see them!
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*These polishes came as a promotion pkg included with my own polish purchase. All opinions are my own.
This will be short and sweet, but I had to share with you this delightful couple. I love using El Porto, a perfect white canvas for any nail art. And I’ve been wanting to do another water marble anyway. Here I used this plush purply periwinkle called Catalina.
Cult Cosmetics polishes are so easy to use for nail art. They are a dream to work with and so glossy!
All you need to do is lay a medium coat of your base color then immediately drip on a few dots of your marbling color, then lightly swirl, with a fine dotting tool, brush or stick. If you make a mistake, no worries. Reprint when dry and start over! Finish with a clear topcoat when your colors are totally dry. Voila! Here are the two colors I used. I’ve be asked to post a tutorial for this look so I promise you when I get time, I’ll edit this post and display the photos here on this blog post.
Catalina and El Porto. Yes, those are some Morning Glories from around my house. I’ve got tons of them! 🙂
As with all the other Cult Cosmetic, the formulas are primo.
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These products were sent to me for review and all opinions are my own.