Tag Archives: Zoya

My unloved ones

Standard

I was tagged by a sweet friend on Instagram to show polishes that I have in my stash that I never use, dislike but can’t get ride of or give away. They might come handy one day, you never know!?!! 😀

My unloved ones

My unloved ones

In the photo:
♦ Zoya “Bijou”, such a lovely color but too sheer formula, I’ve never used it.
Delush Polish “Moves like Jagger”, a lovely blue glitter polish, but every time I try to do a mani with it the nails get too thick and I remove it. It seems I can’t get friends with it’s formula. The swatches I seen with it is lovely though … maybe some day…
♦ Kicks Nail Lacquer “Miss Preppy”, too dull blue, I’ve never used it.
♦ ESSIE “Eternal optimist” is just the wrong color for me, I’ve worn it once.
♦ Nails Inc “Chelsea square” is a weird glitter topper(?) I haven’t figured out how to wear it and I just don’t like the polish. I don’t know why I bought it.
♦ Isadora Wonder Nail “Peachy Colada” is a gorgeous peach shade but a bit wrong for my skin tone and I don’t like the formula, it applies streaky for some reason. Creme formulas from Isadora usually is very good so I don’t know what’s wrong with this one.
♦ Isadora Wonder Nail “City Khaki” is a polish I bough on sale and I don’t know why I bought it?!? When would a wear khaki colored nail polish
♦ OPI”Muppets world tour” is really pretty but somehow I never grab that bottle when I will use a glitter polish. I’ve used this polish for my mum’s nails though.

Do you have any unloved ones?

Peridot green nails

Standard
Peridot green nails

Peridot green nails

For this green nails I’ve used Zoya “Tangy” and Lynnderella “Peridot Power”.

I bought Tangy in the US last summer and haven’t used it so I thought it was time. It was the perfect base color for my Lynnderella polish, “Peridot Power”, which I bought at 50% discount at Norway Nails when she was having a New Years sale. I always love a good sale!! I bought two Lynnderellas because I was curious of the hype of the brand, I can honestly say I would never pay ordinary price for them, they are just too pricey and not that good. They’re not bad at all, but just not better than other glitter polishes from other indie makers. Besides I really don’t know if they are 3-free (free from Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, or Formaldehyde). I rather just use 3-free (or 4-free or 5-free) polishes but in this case I just don’t know.

Zoya "Tangy" and Lynnderella "Peridot Power"

Zoya “Tangy” and Lynnderella “Peridot Power”

Zoya “Tangy” is a shimmer/chrome polish, and unfortunately it’s not my favorite finish because of visible brush strokes.

Lynnderella “Peridot Power” is a light green jelly filled with multiple sizes of green glitters in different green shades. You can build it up to opacity but I rather use it as a topper. Because of the heavy amount of glitter it demands a lot of top coat, I have used one coat of Nail Pattern Boldness “Glitterfood top coat” and one coat of HK Girl from Glisten & Glow and the surface is still rough.

Overall I think this turned out quite nice, not my favorite mani but it’s kind of “fresh” looking 😀

My year in polish etc., a summary of 2014, part 2

Standard

Here’s part 2 of my year summary of 2014.

I love apple blossom!

I love apple blossom!

May started with sunny weather and I wore appropriate apple green polish – Model City Polish “Margarita Time”. Unfortunately I didn’t post more nails on my Instagram feed 😦

In May I also got my first (and only so far) tattoo done, I got a gift certificate for a  tattoo on my birthday and now it was time to have it done. I loooooove dragonflies so of course it had to be a dragonfly tattoo!! The dragonfly symbolizes “carpe diem” to me, like YOLO (you only live once) but in a more subtle way and this is the perfect tattoo for me to remind me to live my life the way I want to live it because I only have one life …

My dragonfly tattoo

My dragonfly tattoo

sofiero

Rhododendrons and azaleas in bloom at Sofiero Castle

In June I posted more pics of polish than in May … but my nails were quite short (I hadn’t yet discovered Simply Pure Oil from Bliss Kiss).

Neon shades is part of summer so of course I had to try at least one neon from OPI’s neon collection. “Juice Bar Hopping” with white undies.

Neon

Neon orange “Juice Bar Hopping” from OPI

I bought my very first polish from Chanel and felt very luxurious wearing it. Taboo is a gorgeous shade but it would have looked even more luxurious with longer nails.

taboo

Chanel “Taboo”

Of course I wore indie polish as well. This is Crows Toes exclusive polish for Edgy Polish “An Edgy Ocean Dream”.

edgyocean

And I rocked a gorgeous skittlette 🙂

Skittlette with Isadora "Coral Crush" and "Purple Crush" and My Ten Friends "Hailing Frequencies Open"

Skittlette with Isadora “Coral Crush” and “Purple Crush” and My Ten Friends “Hailing Frequencies Open”

umbrella

beach

The beach in Manasquan, NJ

In July it was holiday time and the whole family flew to the States. 10 days of relaxing at the beach, shopping, going on rides at amusement parks and sightseeing.

swing

The swing at Jenkinsons boardwalk in NJ.

We started out in Manasquan, NJ and ended the trip with three days in the big apple, NYC.

statueofliberty

I came home with a lot of polish … 😀

polishshopping

Some of my nail polish haul from the US

monetchanel

Nubbins with Chanel “Atmosphere” and Zoya “Monet”

After my US-trip my nails were back to nubbins. I had gel nails done at a beauty salon and I can’t say that I was very pleased with the result. The day before I got back to work again I struggled for two(!) hours to get rid of them. No, gel nails isn’t my cup of tea.

In August I did my first gradient, not the best result but not the worst either.

elephant

Gradient with ND Lacquer “Lily”, Isadora “Bridal Pink” and “Flip Flop” and Duh Nail Polish “Spotted Elephant” as accents.

I was inspired of @the_matchbook on Instagram to do apple nails. I’m so proud of this manicure. I think it’s so cute!

apple

Apple nails with ESSIE “Fifth Avenue” and Mavala “Wind Breeze” and some Fimo apples.

I bought some new stamping plates from Moyou and played with them. I really like these blue “roses”. It’s always nice with China Glaze “Fairy Dust” on top, don’t you think?! Any mani will look better with “Fairy Dust”! 😀

blue roses

White nail polish stamped with ESSIE “Avenue Maintain” and a coat of China Glaze “Fairy Dust”.

And it was time to bring out the more darker shades at the end of the month. I love fall colors!

autumnleaves

Isadora “Autumn Leaves”, a gorgeous fall color.

Stay tuned for part 3 of this year summary …