Hi everyone! Sorry for the posting pause! The 31 Day Challenge sadly did not work, but I had fun doing the designs that I actually did! Now I am doing to show you the mani's that I did late! This one was for day 13 and the theme was stars. The black heart is actually a fimo cane star that I painted black. I actually painted four more black and was going to put them on the rest of my fingers, but the one black star didn't stay down well so I just said no! The base is China Glaze's Sweet Hook! This is a picture with no top coat and the base is Nail Tek's Intensive Therapy II. Thank you for reading and see you soon! -Zoe
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Hello and good evening! I hope you all had a good day! Tomorrow's Friday so that's always a good thing to think about! For today's challenge I was inspired by a picture on the internet of The Lion King nails. So I am letting you know that I did not think of this design!
Polishes I Used:
-China Glaze Lemon Fizz (2 coats, some bare patches but evened out well)
-Black and Red Acrylic Paint
-Base coat: Nail Tek's Intensive Therapy II
This took a lot of time and I love how it turned out! I wish I could do nail art like this all the time! Thank you for reading and see you tomorrow! -Zoe
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Good afternoon everyone! Today is my second blog post using my new camera and I really love how the pictures turned out! For my design I used The Nailasaurus' Waterfall nail art tutorial. I really like her design but I don't think this is a design for me. I am not sure what I don't like about it, it's just not my favorite. On the other hand the swatches for my base came out spectacular and I can't wait for you to see them! LOL! I will let you see the picture now! Thank you for reading and I will see ya tomorrow! -Zoe <3
|All products were purchased by me!|
-China Glaze Roguish Red (1 coat, super glossy, no problems!)
-Yellow, Orange, and Light Yellow Acrylic Paint
-Silver Glitter Striper by Kiss Nail Art Paint
-Base Coat is Nail Tek's Intensive Therapy II
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Hi everyone! I just want to say that pictures will be a lot better now! I got a new camera and I love it and hopefully you will love the picture quality more! For today's theme I was inspired by Beautygnome, I believe. I used 2 coats of Zoya's Purity for the base and then did the music notes in black acrylic paint. For my base coat I used Nail Tek's Intensive Therapy II and the top coat I used was Out the Door! Thank you for reading! -Zoe
Monday, July 22, 2013
Hello everyone! Welcome back! Today is day 22! I can't believe we are already in the home stretch of the challenge, that means that July is almost over! :( But you can look forward to many great things coming in August! So for today's design I was inspired by Cassansaurus on Instagram! The owl would have been better, but I need better brushes! Overall I had a lot of fun painting these nails and I hope you like them! Thank you for reading today and I will see you next time! -Zoe
|All products purchased by me!|
- China Glaze Peachy Keen (2 coats, good formula, some black streaking)
- Black and white acrylic paint for the dots and owl
- Nail Tek's Intensive Therapy II (Base coat)
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Hello and good afternoon everyone! I am in love with these nails! As you may know caviar nails were in awhile ago and I never did them. So for todays 3-D challenge I decided to do some. I wish I would have done them sooner! I love the way they look and with some practice I think I could do some cool designs with caviar beads! The base is 2 coats of Avon's Cotton Candy and the mixed set of beads I got from my nail mail buddy Pleased to Please You on Instagram and the silver ones I got from Michaels Craft Store! That is about it for today! Thank you for reading and have a good weekend! -Zoe
|Please excuse the quality!|
Good afternoon! Yesterday's theme was glitter. I wanted to use loose glitter, but because I am so far behind in this challenge I wanted to do something easier and much quicker. So I grabbed China Glaze's Sea Spray and Lorelei's Tiara and did a quick glitter gradient. It didn't turn out as I wanted it, but it looks decent!
|All polishes were bought by me!|
I used 1 coat of China Glaze's Sea Spray with one coat of the glitter. For my base coat I used Nail Tek's Intensive Therapy II. Thank you for reading today! -Zoe
Friday, July 19, 2013
Hi and good evening. Today's post is very special because a young girl, Talia Joy passed away a few days ago from 2 types of cancers. Talia was a thirteen year old girl who was a talented makeup and nail artist. She was on the Ellen show where is was made an honorary Covergirl! So the nail art community decided to do mint mani's because Talia's last Instagram post was of her mint manicure. I chose to do a simple swatch of Sally Hansen's Mint Sorbet in her honor!
This is two coats of Mint Sorbet without a top coat. For my base coat I used Nail Tek's Intensive Therapy II. Thank you for reading and have a good evening! -Zoe
Hello! Good afternoon everyone! Today I have day 18 of the 31 day challenge and today's theme is delicate. I couldn't decide what I wanted to do for today because when I think of delicate I think of something that can be broken like glass. I didn't want to try and do glass nails because I don't know where I would start so I thought alittle more and came up with this design that reminds me of a flower!
I used two coats of China Glaze's Naked and then used acrylic paint for the dots. For my base coat I used Nail Tek Intensive Therapy II. Stay tuned for some more posts today! I am slowly catching up! Thanks for reading! -Zoe
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Good evening everyone! Long time no nail art post! Finally getting back into the blogging mood after being caught up in training for cross country and P.R.s and such! All missed nail art posts will be completed at the end of the month! Todays challenge is todo a ruffian or a half moon. I took the swatch of China Glaze's Orange Knockout and added one coat of Hanging in the Balance in the half moon shape to my ring finger. The half moon isnt perfect because I did it free hand and the polish got kind of chunky, but I think it looks fine! So I hope you all had a good Tuesday and I will talk to you guys lata! -Zoe :D
Friday, July 12, 2013
Hi! Good evening to most people! :D I finally got one out on time! Today's theme is dots! I wanted to get a full rainbow in, but I managed to get 4 out of the 6 colors! Good enough! I used two coats of Zoya's Purity and then acrylic paint for the rainbow! That is about it so thank you very much for reading and join my tomorrow for the theme of stars! -Zoe
|Products used were purchased by me!|
Hello! Sorry for the lateness. (I seem to always start my posts like this.... maybe I should get on top of things!) Yesterday was busy and I didnt have time edit and post these. So for day 10 and 11 the themes were to do metallic nails and stripes. I combined the two to make it easier.
For day 10 I did a simple swatch of China Glaze's Platinum Silver with 2 coats. You can't tell in this picture but this polish shows all the brush strokes! It is super annoying but with top coat you can't tell as much. The formula was good and didn't take much effort!
For day 11 I just took a fan brush dipped it in some black paint and went over my nails. This looked better in my head but it was worth a try! So that is it! Hopefully my day 12 nails will be up tonight! Thank you for reading and see ya next time! -Zoe
*All products used were purchase by me!*
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Hi! Sorry I missed two days in a row. Today I was lazy! For this two days I just did a simple matte mani, using OPI's I saw...U saw...We saw...Warsaw. This is my favorite dark blue ever! I used 1 coat of the dark blue and one coat of Essie's Matte About You. Then once that had dried I took some silver rhinestones and put a border around my nail and top coated it with another coat of Matte About You. That is about it so thank you for reading! And by the way my theme day for today will be up tonight! -Zoe
|All products used were purchased by me!|
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Hi! Good evening everyone! Today's theme is holo. I have already showed you both of my holo polishes (the Laylas) and I was going to skip this challenge day, but I remember that I wore a holo topcoat over China Glaze's Spontaneous, so that is what I will be showing you today!
|All products were purchased by me!|
This is 2 coats of China Glaze's Spontaneous with 1 coat of Northern Lights Silver holo topcoat on it. It is actually the mani that I wore on my birthday! So that is all I have for you today! Thanks for reading and I will see you tomorrow! -Zoe
Hi! How has all of your weekends been going? Mine has been good just painted nails and watching Youtube videos! Today I has yesterday's post that I didn't get to. It is just a simple swatch of China Glaze's Orange Knockout. I did do nail art with it and you will see that in a few days! So this polish took 3 to 4 coats. I am sure you could get a way with 2 to 3 but I was being picky! Formula wise it was good and it is also super bright!
|All products were purchase by me!|
Thank you for reading and I will have today's challenge post up tonight! -Zoe
Friday, July 5, 2013
Hello and welcome to my first challenge on this blog! I am doing the Oh Mon Dieu Challenge by Craftynail, Eeeek Nail Polish and Brijitsdigits! I am super excited because this challenge means nail art and I need to get better on that! For day one the theme is pink! I chose to do a simple tribal ish design!
|I bought all the products used for this design!|
I used OPI Pink Friday as the base and then used a small detail brush and acrylic paints for the design! Swatches of Pink Friday will come at a later date! Thank you for reading and enjoy your Monday! -Zoe
Sorry I am so late with this post! Yesterday I went for a bike ride with my friend to Subway and that took up most of my afternoon! So I am once again playing catch up! Also, I would like to say Happy Fourth of July to my fellow American friends! For yesterday's challenge you had to do purple nails! I chose to do an ombre using China Glaze's purple ombre kit!
I really love the quality of the picture and how it looks so crisp and clean! I wish all my pictures where like this! On my index finger I used one coat of Sweet Hook. On my middle finger I used 2 coats of Spontaneous. On my ring finger I used 2 coats of Grape Pop and lastly on my pinky I used 2 coats of Crimson. The colors look good together and they all have a nice formula! For the pictures I used a base coat and no top coat! Thank you for reading and talk to you later with another post! -Zoe
Haha! You probably thought that I wouldn't get this post up, right? Well you are wrong I am on top of things today! So today's challenge theme is skittle nails! This is one of my best manis that I have ever done! They will definitely be in my top July mani's post in early August! So my nail mail buddy also sent my two polishes by Wet n Wild. I Need a Refresh-Mint (blue) and Tropicalia (pink.) The blue only took one coat and the pink took two. Tropicalia is one of the weirdest pinks I have ever had! It is a color in some lights and a hot pink in the other! These polishes had really good formulas and I have nothing bad to say about them!
|Polishes were sent in nail mail!|
Thank you for reading and I hope you like my nails! I think the two colors go really well together! -Zoe
I am catching up dont you worry! This is yesterday's OMD Challenge. The theme for yesterday was black and white. I tried to do a tape manicure, but the polish bleed under the tape. (If you see a white bump that is me covering up some of the black polish!) For these nails I used Zoya's Purity and Raven and Nail Tek II for the base coat!
I used acrylic paint for the dots. Not super proud of this design, but with practice if will get better! Thank you for reading and talk to you later gators! :D -Zoe
Hello! Happy late Fourth of July! I hope you all had a good one! Before we start I would like to say that I am very proud of these nails, I love the colors red, white, and blue together! For the mani my nail mail buddy Pleased to Please You sent me some red striping tape so I used that on my pinky and ring finger. On my index and middle I used Barry M Americano (I think that is the name) and then on my thumb I painted red stripes! My base coat is Nail Tek and my top coat is Out the Door. My base colors are Zoya Purity and Barry M Cobalt Blue.
|All products besides the base and topcoat were giveaway winnings. I bought the topcoat and base with my own money!|
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed the fireworks yesterday if you live in the US! -Zoe
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Sorry! I am already behind on this challenge! I promise I will keep up though! So yesterday was the second day in the OMD 31 Day Challenge which had the theme of blue. I chose to use 3 coats of Layla's Ocean Rush on all my fingers except my ring finger. On my ring finger for a base I used 2 coats of Zoya's Purity. For my leopard print I used Ocean Rush for the spots and black acrylic paint to outline them!
|All products used were purchased by me.|
Thank you for reading and keep an eye out there will be another blog post tonight with Day 3! -Zoe