Hello lovelies!

Today I want to share with you the beautiful Zoya Maya.

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Zoya Maya review and swatches

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Zoya Maya review and swatches

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Zoya Maya review and swatches

Formula and application
Zoya Maya is a mix between jelly and creme formulas. It is medium thick, sheer in one coat and color is buildable. It is easy to use as formula is not runny compared to other crelly nail polishes. I have two coats on in the photos and a top coat. Zoya Maya dries with a great shine and it is not necessary to add a top coat for the sole purpose of adding brilliance.

Wear
When in two coats, Zoya Maya wears for two days with no chips. In three coats it wears for steady four days but then it looks more a creme than a crelly.

My verdict
I love the jelly finish of this coral. I find this way it works better on larger number of skin tones, including my yellowish undertone. This definitely is my go to coral.

Which is your favorite coral shade? Do you like wearing crelly formulas?

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have for you a flower nail design based on dots. I chose three of the colors from Zoya Naturel nail polish collection which I love. These are Zoya Normani (thumb), Zoya Brigitte (forefinger) and Zoya Chantal (pinkie). To get this nail design you need a dotting tool and some nail art studs/beads. On your middle and ring fingers paint 5 dots to form a flower. Then add micro beads in the center of each flower and finally ceal your design with a layer of top coat.

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Studded flowers nail art with Zoya Naturel tutorial

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Studded flowers nail art with Zoya Naturel tutorial

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Studded flowers nail art with Zoya Naturel tutorial

I added a few dots in between my flowers to complete the look. I love how these turned out and will be trying a variation of this design soon.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

I have some thoughts on China Glaze Luxe and Lush to share with you.

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

Here is a skittle swatch to show how this nail polish works with different colors as a base.  I thought nude, black, white and blue would be the best options and have not tried it in any different combinations though.

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

Formula and application
China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish is an effect top coat with. The formula is flakes in a rather runny clean base. It is easy to apply and is also buildable. My first two photos above show Luxe and Lush in two coats on bare nails.

What I love about the flakes is that they do not tend to stick out your nails once the nail polish is dry. This formula dries almost perfectly smooth. Adding a layer of clear top coat will not hurt to smooth things out even more but it is not obligatory as with many othr flaky formulas you may have tried in the past.

Wear
Two coats of China Glaze Luxe and Lush will stay on your nails for two days if alone and no top coat added and for 4 days if applied on a colored base. I have not tried the second combination with additional layers of top coat so I cannot comment if that would increase the tine of wear.

This nail polish is easy to remove without soaking the nails into nail polish remover. Just count to ten with your ail polish remover pressed to your nail before you wipe the nail polish off.

My verdict
China Glaze Luxe and Lush is one of my favorite effects top coat formulas. It turned out to be pretty versatile too. When I made my skittle swatch I thought I could wear all of the base colors in combination with this formulas with pleasure.

So that was my info on Luxe and Lush, I hope it was useful!

Hello lovelies!

I have this super cute panda nail design today. foodpanda contacted me with their idea to make a panda nail art post and I thought it would be a great :)

To get this look simply paint some of your nail white and some of them black. Add black spots on your white nails. Tip! To make your panda look fluffy, do not attempt for clear outlines. I added my furry details using a brush and just touched my nail surface with it repeatedly.

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Black and white fluffy panda nails

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Black and white fluffy panda nails

You can find out more about the foodpanda food delivery network here: http://www.foodpanda.com/about/

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Hello lovelies!

Merry Christmas to all!

Today I have for you my New Year’s Eve nail art idea.

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Black mat and shine nails with gold accent

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Black mat and shine nails with gold accent

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Black mat and shine nails with gold accent

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Black mat and shine nails with gold accent

 

First, paint all your nails black
I chose black for the base color because it makes the best contrast between shiny and mat part of the nails. I guess you could try any color though.

Then, add a mat top coat

Then, run clear top coat through your nail tips
I added freehand French nail tip using a clear top coat. Do not worry if you do not get the perfect line, striping tape will go over your line later and conceal imperfections. You can make your shiny tips with your black base bu this way you risk getting some black onto your cuticles. Clear top coat is the safest option :)

Last, add gold striping tape
Add gold striping tape over the French tip base. Wait until your base is completely dry to avoid the risk of smudging it with the tape.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you another idea how to cheat the marble nail art and get the marble effect without water :)

To get these no water marble nails you will need 2 colors of your choice and a needle.

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Easy needle marble nail tutorial

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Easy needle marble nail tutorial

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Easy needle marble nail tutorial

First, paint your base color
I chose white and salmon pink for my base colors. You need one thin layer of your base color. This technique works best with opaque formulas. After your first thin coat is dry, go ahead and apply a fat coat of the same color. Tip! Do one nail at a time to make sure your marble will blend beautifully.

Then, add a few drops of your second color while the base is still wet
I added the no water marble design for three of my nails. Spot large spots of your second color on your wet base. Do not attempt them to be perfect circles, it would not add to the final result.

Then, drag a needle across your nail while nail polish is still wet
I use the needle length to drag into the wet mixture of colors. This way it will not leave deep marks into your design. Tip! As nail polish dries, it becomes less flexible and your needle will start dragging some of the color with it, so be quick :)

Last, add a layer of top coat to smooth your marble even more
Adding a layer of top coat will also conceal any areas your needle left without enough color.

To finish off the design, I added micro beads to my little finger and thumb. I used a drop of clear  nail polish to attach them.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

The idea of creating your own jelly formula has been really tempting for a while. I finally tried it and here is the jelly raspberry nail polish I came out with.

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DIY jelly nail polish experiment and tips

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DIY jelly nail polish experiment and tips

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DIY jelly nail polish experiment and tips

To get your own jelly nail polish formula simply add a few dots of creme formula to a leftover clear top coat. In my photos you see 5 drops of Barry M Raspberry mixed into about 2 ml of L’Oreal Resist and shine clear top coat. I have 4 coats of this DIY jelly nail polish on my nails.

DIY jelly nail polish tips

TIP 1: Choose an opaque creme
Choosing an opaque creme nail polish will help you get the pigmentation you prefer. If your colored formula is too think or sheer you may end up adding color forever with what seems no effect at all.

TIP 2: Add a drop at a time
Add one single drop at a time and mix well so that you can get a better view of your mixture. Adding more color later is easier than trying to dilute an over colored base.

TIP 3: Do not use fast drying top coat
Use a regular / long lasting / strengthening etc. clear nail polish instead of fast drying one. Fast drying top coats do not blend well with added formula and you may end up with a streaky mixture which will not build up beautifully on nails.

So this was my first successful DIY jelly nail polish experiment. My next stop will be a black jelly :)

Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed!