I got this jelly polish, Zoya Frida, years ago when it came out, and until now I had never used in an actual manicure. I was so excited to do all kinds of cool stuff with it, but I had trouble getting an even coverage, so I kind of just forgot about this polish. Well I finally broke out this bad boy the other day and I'm glad I did. I know this manicure has probably been done a hundred times, but I wanted to give it a go and I think it looks pretty cool. It's not the most incredible thing in the world, but it is a great way to get a neat looking design using basically only one polish.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
I was going to do a full manicure of watermarble, but these polishes were not working well in the water, so I took what I could get and went with a skittlette instead. I used China Glaze Plur-Ple, Color Club Diggin' The Dancing Queen, and Color Club Hot Hot Hot Pants.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Here's a manicure that I did using some red polishes, which is pretty unusual because I'm not a fan of working with red. The gradient is China Glaze Purr-Fect Plum, China Glaze Seduce Me, and a white. I also freehand painted some random triangle designs on top; the finished look reminds me a bit of those facial trackers, like on Snapchat.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
It's a splatter design for today. This time I tried to make sure there was more of a speckled look, rather than big splats all across the nail, and I think it's a nice effect. I used China Glaze Treble Maker, China Glaze Grass Is Lime Greener, China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle, China Glaze Boho Blues, China Glaze Plur-Ple, and China Glaze Glow With The Flow. I was kind of careless when splattering, so I ended up making a pretty big mess on my hand.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
While these aren't actually opalescent, which would be awesome, the colors that I used remind me a bit of the color shift in opals. I used China Glaze Pack Lightly, China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer, and China Glaze Wanderlust. I also put holographic glitter on two of my nails, but I wasn't a big fan of it, so I left it off the rest.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
For this design I started out with a gradient of blues and used some nail vinyls to make a sharp chevron. I then freehand painted the corresponding colors branching out in a sort of steps pattern. For the gradient I used a white, Xtreme Wear Babe Blue, Xtreme Wear Royal Hue, and Sinful Colors Endless Blue. The grey is Essie Petal Pushers.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
I did a manicure just like this last year, and I liked it, except I was really unhappy with the quality. I did basically the same thing again, but I added a few more elements to make is more interesting this time. I used Zoya Cole, OPI Can't Find My Czechbook, and China Glaze One Track Mind. I also matted this, which I actually didn't really like in person, but I think it looks much better on camera than the glossy did.