I recently won a giveaway over at Nails done by a Blimbo ! Isn’t that one of the most exciting things about reading blogs- opening your email to find that you won a giveaway? It’s like… best day ever, cha cha cha! !
One of the polishes I graciously received from D. was this stunning blue foil called Crystal by Zoya. LOVE IT! Then I decided to stamp on top of it and this mani got even better! These scales are too cool! I used Mash-39 plate and Illamasqua Vice for my stamping. Vice is a rubber-finish lacquer so it really has a neat appearance that almost pops up off of the blue. I loved this manicure so much that I made a little collage for you….
Since my base color is so gorgeous I have to show you some swatches of that too! Crystal is from a winter collection a few years back and I’m surprised that I’ve never seen it before! It’s a shiny blue foil that has tiny flecks of gold glitter (I’ve seen it described as ‘irregular shaped glitter’ online). Here’s a swatch of three coats plus topcoat. I could’ve gotten away with two coats, but I couldn’t tell if parts of it were transparent or not in direct light, so I went with three coats….
Isn’t it lush? Thank you D. for picking out this Zoya for me! Crystal is a perfect combo of icy blue and warm gold. It’s just my style and I can’t wait to wear it this winter!
Crystal is part of the 2010 Winter Flame Collection which I’ve also seen called the Fire & Ice Collection. Do you own any of these and are they all as awesome as Crystal? Here’s the collection on the Zoya website if you want to check them out.