Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Nail Art Featuring Zoya Tiana

Press Sample

Hi everyone!  About a month ago Zoya asked some bloggers to create some nail art with polish from their Delight Collection.  My color is Tiana, a beautiful pastel green creme which was one of my favorites from the collection.  Since it's spring, I decided to go with some simple flowers.

zoya tiana flower nail art

zoya tiana flower nail art

zoya tiana flower nail art


Colors Used:

  • Zoya Tiana
  • Zoya Dana
  • Zoya Pippa
How I did it:
  1. Paint your nails with Zoya Tiana and allow to completely dry.
  2. Put a few drops of Zoya Dana on a piece of plastic, or paper plate, etc.
  3. Using a dotting tool or a bobby pin place five dots of Zoya Dana in a circle on the corner of your nail, then put a dot of Dana in the center.  Do this on all of your nails.
  4. For your accent nail, repeat #3 until you have the desired amount of flowers.  Then place random dots of Dana and Pippa between the flowers
  5. Top coat it and you're done!
You can always skip the accent nail and  just have a flower in the corner on all of your nails.  Have a great weekend!

**Products in this post were provided for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Firecracker Lacquer Everyone I Love is Dead Collection (partial)

Press Sample

Hi everyone! Hope you've been having a great week. It's almost Friday! Today I have a few of Firecracker Lacquer's Everyone I Love is Dead Collection.  Can you guess what popular tv/book series this was inspired by?

First up is Water Black as Night.  It's a bright almost neon green with lots of green shimmer and some holo glitters.  It also glows green in the dark.  This one is on the sheer side, but does build up and has a nice application.  It dries gritty and needs an extra layer or 2 of topcoat if you want more of a smooth surface.  This is 3 coats.

firecracker lacquer water black as night

firecracker lacquer water black as night

firecracker lacquer water black as night


Can Your Sword Cut Cold is another one that glows in the dark, but this one glows blue.  In the light it's a sheer milky blue with blue shimmer and blue holo hex glitter.  I'm thinking it would be nice layered over a baby blue creme.  Although sheer, it has a nice application.  This is 3 coats.

firecracker lacquer can your sword cut cold

firecracker lacquer can your sword cut cold

firecracker lacquer can your sword cut cold


How to Kill a Mountain is a pale buttercup yellow/off white creme with red hex glitter.  I'd love to have the base on it's own because I'm a sucker for colors like this.  The first coat is streaky, but it builds nicely.  This is 3 coats.

firecracker lacquer how to kill a mountain

firecracker lacquer how to kill a mountain


The last one that I have is A Marriage Marred by Murder.  This one is a red jelly black and silver glitter and green shards.  The green shards end up looking black in the red base though.  Application was nice, but I got the occasional shard that just didn't want to lay still.  This is 3 coats.

firecracker lacquer a marriage marred by murder

firecracker lacquer a marriage marred by murder


I have to say my favorite of these four is A Marriage Marred by Murder.  Can't wait to see swatches of the rest of the collection.  There are 7 in total.  The Everyone I Love is Dead Collection will be available April 2nd 6pm MST at https://www.etsy.com/shop/FirecrackerLacquer.  For more info be sure to check them out here:

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**The products in this post were sent by the company for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Glam Polish Mesmerize

You guys, I messed up.

I've been avoiding this brand for the longest. I've been cutting back on how much polish I buy and we all know indies make that hard. Well after being constantly bombarded with pictures of the White Witch Collection, I caved and bought one (along with Run and Tell That) and I both love and hate myself.  It's so pretty and now I want the rest of the collection!  My wallets tellin' me no, but my bodys (nails) tellin' me yes lol!

Mesmerize is a beautiful, slightly grayed lavender.  It's creamy and packed with every different size of silver holo glitter imaginable.  On me, because of the grayed lavender, it manages to be subtle from afar but in your face at the same time with all that holo.  It also applies very nicely. The glitters don't clump together and it's the perfect consistency. 

This is 2 coats.

glam polish mesmerize

glam polish mesmerize

glam polish mesmerize


Do you have any Glam Polishes?  Which ones are your favorite?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday - Pinterest Inspiration

Hi everyone! I'm finally able to paint my nails again without screaming from getting acetone in this cut I got on my finger and just in time for Twinsie Tuesday. Today is all about Pinterest inspiration and mine came from PiggieLuv who does amazing nail art that I wouldn't even try replicating, but she had this "simple" look pinned that I thought I could replicate. I attempted to recreate her Neon Sugar Spun nails and failed so hard lol.  I almost didn't even post today because I hated how these came out.  It looked so much easier in the tutorial! I kept getting blobs of polish, or it wasn't stringy enough, or I let it dry too much, the neon orange didn't quite translate over black (make sure you use creamy neons or it wont pop!), etc. I'll try these again one day because I really do love the inspiration.

sugar spun nails

Nailed it!

Don't forget to check out the other Twinsies!



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Amber at Nails Like Lace
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