Sunday, September 1, 2013

Zoya Jelly Nail Art

The lovely and uber talented UK nail blogger, Sam, is sharing one of my posts with her community. Yay ♥ Take a look at her witty blog, Polished Art and join her site for fantastic nails and tutorials. You know you want to ☼

My contribution to *cough*cough* my rough interpretation of nail art involves Zoya Jelly Professional Lacquer in 3 shades of supremely buildable colors that would do wonders in the hands of just that - a professional. Funny thing - I don't do nail art!

Initially my intent was to just wear these colors alone so I did a skittle manicure to test the colors. After 3 coats, it still didn't feel right because they are so sheer and my nails were getting dangerously thick so I decided to try some random nail art "blobs" instead. Not a pretty word but the manicure turned out to be quite lovely at a distance. I am showing macro shots so you can see the different colors but the effect was much prettier IRL. I received many compliments because no one looks at another person's nails in macro mode!

Here were the steps:

Zoya Paloma, a sheer deep fuchsia-berry as an overall base color followed by Zoya Katherine, a sheer, dark, red-toned aubergine/oxblood with Zoya Frida, a sheer, dark, warm-toned teal blue randomly blobbed about. The always puurrrfect Hong Kong Girl top coat made them shine like glass. The manicure lasted a good 4 days without any tip wear.

The colors are actually gorgeous and would be perfect for jelly sandwiches. This was a fun experiment but as most of my readers know, I like my thin nails and tend to get frustrated by the amount of build up required for a novice at nail art. Don't let that dissuade you. 

A big thank you to Sam. I will be watching and learning from you, my dear ☼


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    1. Thanks Jammies. It was fun to paint outside the borders ☼

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    1. Thank you so much ☼ It is LOOSELY patterned after an incredible manicure I saw that involved Elevation Polish jellies that was spot on tortoise shell. It was in my mind but I did not visit the tutorial before doing this. I may try it again - in earnest next time! Let me find the post ....

  3. Wow this came out so unique. Very creative. I would love to recreate this in the future (with full credit given ofcourse!)

    1. Thanks Amey ☼ Create away and then let me know when you do so I can take a peek. Did you look at the chalkboardnails amazingness?