Manic(ure) Monday: Christmas Wreath Nails

What better way to get in the festive spirit than playing with nail polish to create festive designs.  You don’t have to be a nail genius to create something quick and darling.  If I can do it, ANYONE can do it.  :) 

Typically when I start getting into doing a design is when my plain one-color-nails are starting to wear at the tips etc so while I am touching them up I get inspired for playing.

In order to do this project you only need a 3 shades of polish and some dotting tools (and if you don’t have those a toothpick or bobby pin will work perfectly)!  
The base color I am using is Orly Rage.  It is a beautiful shimmery rose gold.  It is gorgeous on it’s own but also the perfect backdrop for the wreath.
To make the wreath I used Butter London Wallis.  It is a nice smooth polish that looks like it is made out of lots of gritty pieces.  PERFECT for imitating greenery.  All I did was make a semi-thick circle out of this with a large dotting tool.

Zoya America is one of the prettiest reds.  It is a perfect Christmas red.  I took a thin point dotting tool and dotted the berries on the wreath and then carefully drew out the bow with the same tool.
The tools I used were the largest and smallest.  :)
I hope you found this nail art inspirational AND helpful.  :)  What are you planning on doing with your nails in this holiday season?  If you have some nice festive nail art please link it in the comments below.  Even though my disclaimer says I delete links I wont delete valid links on this post.

GIVEAWAY: Zoya Tracie and Myrta

I recently did a post on the Zoya Beach & Surf Collection polishes that I own and I am happy to be able to give one lucky winner two of the polishes from the collection: Tracie and Myrta.  Tracie is a beautiful pale grassy green with a silver frost and Myrta is an orange coral with a gold and silver metallic shimmer.

I hope you are as excited about this giveaway as I am!  I just want to say thank you to those of you that have followed me since the beginning and also thank you to those of you that just started following.  I cannot express the way you all make me feel.  I love being able to give back to you guys and was recently approached with a wonderful giveaway opportunity!  

Thanks to Verve 360 Pittsburgh hair salons for providing the wonder Zoya polishes!  When the winner is chosen I will e-mail you and get your address information so that they can mail you the prize.  US only.


Thank you all!

xoxo,

Laura



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ZOYA Beach & Surf Pinterest Trio

Hello lovelies!  You may remember the post I did a couple of weeks ago about the Pinterest promo that Zoya did.  They picked the top 3 most re-pinned polishes from their Beach & Surf collection and created a trio.  The first 2000 people to use a certain code and check out (and pay shipping of course) got the mini trio and they sold out so fast that they went on and had another special promo for others to buy the full size polishes.  I was one of the lucky ones to jump online at midnight and get this mini trio.
Out of the 3 the only 1 that I actually pinned on my Pinterest was Zuza (the blue one) but I like all 3.  Technically I like the entire collection!  

L to R in the picture above: Myrta, Zuza, Kimber

Zoya Myrta 
It is described on the website as Warm medium orange coral with red undertone, gold and silver metallic shimmer, and a foil-like finish. The coral color of Myrta is soft, but the foil finish gives it added warmth and glow.”  I think it is beautiful and right on trend with the season!

Zoya Zuza
Zoya’s description is Deep, saturated, oceanic turquoise with gold and silver metallic shimmer and a foil-like finish. A beachy, colorful, foil-like shade with the perfect balance between blue and green.”  I tried this one on my nails immediately and even though it looks like a beautiful turquoise in the bottle I find that it comes out more green/teal on my nails.  Maybe it is my skintone?  I like it none-the-less but I was hoping more for what it looks like in the bottle.  Kind of a let down for me.

Zoya Kimber
The description of this one is Rich, bright and saturated medium magenta pink with strong gold metallic shimmer and a foil-like finish. A huge hit of color and a shot of shiny gold metal make this polish look electric.”  The name Kimber is completely fitting in my mind.  When I hear the name Kimber I IMMEDIATELY think about Kimber from my all-time-favorite cartoon Jem and the Holograms!!!!  The color is very similar to Kimber’s hair color and the description is dripping with Jem and the Hologram references!  :)  Good job Zoya, was this your intention??  

Do you have anything from the Zoya Beach & Surf collection?  What is your favorite color?

xoxo, 

Laura

Zoya Pinterest Giveaway!

YAYY!  I love when Zoya decides to do giveaways!  They always do something really awesome for their customers.  Such a generous company!  For all you Pinterest addicts, this should really be something up your alley!
Click here or the picture above to take you to their Surf Collection board and HAPPY PINNING!  :)
xoxo, 
Laura