It’s DIAMOND week for the Nail Art Ideas Linkup. This theme makes me think of Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!” and also “Material Girl” by Madonna. Remember their hot pink dresses with the big bow? And how they were dripping with diamonds? That’s the inspiration for my manicure today!
I’m wearing two coats of my favorite hot pink polish- Zoya Ali. It’s so hot and summery… when I applied it the other day I was actually screaming HOT DAMN! Because I love it so much. Does anyone else get super excited by polishes like me? So much so that you run around the house waving your hands around hooting and hollering? Please tell me you do that too.
Now that we’ve established that Zoya Ali is a good base color for me…. then I applied a sheer pink holo over some of those nails. Bobbie brand Margarita (which I swatched the other day) needed four coats, so I assumed it’s sheerness would be a good topper for Ali to allow the hot pink to shine through, yet still add a touch of holo sparkle to it. I didn’t apply that holo to my middle or thumb fingers, just because. And on my middle finger I painted a bow just like on Madonna’s and Marilyn’s dresses. I used a white and a black striper along with thatleanne’s tutorial to do my bow nail art. And the funny thing is, I just realized she used Zoya Ali in her tutorial post too! What are the chances of that? Such a strange coincidence!
Lastly, I added some diamond-looking bling on a couple of my fingers. I love this manicure!
Don’t miss the other diamond nails here:
21st – 27th April : Diamonds
Today I have two Bobbie polishes for you which are made in the Philippines. The Nailinator sent quite a few to me in our swap, and so far I love them all (see the other one here). These are holographic, but not extreme linear-rainbow kinda holos. The effect is much more subtle, but still epically beautiful. I think they’re perfect for everyday wear.
Weng Weng is a grey holo with a purple duochrome effect. The formula is great. Shown here is a basecoat, and two coats of Weng Weng. Don’t you think the flash of violet makes it unique? I don’t own any polishes quite like this one.
Next up is Margarita. Maybe it’s named after a woman? Because the name makes me think yellow/green, not pink.
This one is much more sheer. This is one base coat plus four coats of Margarita and I still have some visible nail line. It didn’t seem to bother me though since the formula is very easy to apply and I really like the brush. I enjoyed wearing this polish more than I thought I would. The pink shade has such a romantic, soft, feminine feel to it.
After a day I added some gold studs to my Margarita mani. I love how the pink has a really warm tone to it and I think the gold studs really play off that. Here’s a shot with some photo editing, for fun. I also tested the waters with a new watermark. Not sure if I’m ready to make the switch though! Let’s see what my poll results say about my prospective fonts! What if I change my mind and decide to stick with my Katy Berry heart font? Will you still love me? Because I think I’m getting cold feet!