Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentine's Day Manicures

With this post I'm officially caught up.  Now to keep posting as I go and not fall behind.

This is OPI I Think In Pink, Wet 'n Wild Candylicious, and Rimmel Pro Posh Pink as the base colors.  Candlicious and Posh Pink looked different in the bottles, but are very similar on the nails.  I used the Salon Express nail plates for this manicure and the one below.

The one below is yet another failed attempt at a conversation heart manicure.  I tried one a few years ago with more pastel colors and very messy words that was a big fail.  This one did not work either.  I'd like to say I'm going to stop trying to do this, but I saw a cute one on youtube that I might try another year.  I don't learn. 

Zoya Lael

Zoya had a black Friday mystery box and this was one of the polishes I got. It is a nice dark purple, but a little dusty for my taste.  I think I prefer Wet 'n Wild Disturbia.  I'd have to wear them back to back to be able to tell, because they are very similar in color. 

Zoya Rekha

Zoya Rekha is one of the polishes that came in my Black Friday Mystery Box.  It is a nice dark red, but I'm not much of a red person. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Santa Manicure

For this manicure I used Zoya Laney as a base and used Zoya Jade and Zoya Ginessa for the Santa stuff.  I did Rudolf on the thumb on the other hand.  I loved this manicure. 

Zoya Ziv

Zoya Ziv is a really pretty gold foil.  Unfortunately it is not the perfect gold for me.  It is hard to find the perfect gold for my skin tone.  Below I added dots of Zoya Jade and Zoya Holly. 

Bison Manicures

These are the manicures I wore to watch the NDSU Bison in their quest to win their 4th national championship in a row.  That's a 4-pete.  Four.  Pete.  The last game was a heart attack inducer, but they managed to pull it out. Go Bison!
Above I used Spoiled Mind Your Beeswax, Rimmel Pro Rags to Riches, and China Glaze Mahogany Magic.  Below I used Milani Good Morning Sunshine instead of the Spoiled yellow. 

Olaf Fail

Not the best Olaf.  He looks more like a deranged zombie Burt.  I tried to follow the tutorial below, but no dice.  The base color is Essie Bikini So Teeny with Zoya Ginessa and Zoya Trixie dots.  The second pic is the abominable snowman from Rudolph.  My snowman looks like he is just about to burst into tears.  Oh well, they can't all be winners. 

Zoya Noot with Esie Ignite the Night

Essie Ignite the Night is a pretty charcoal glitter that almost gives you full coverage in two coats.  You do need a base color though because some nail does show through.  Ignite the Night is also pretty over a blue base.