#TheBeautyBuffs – Zoya Radiant Orchid

You may have heard that I’m part of a beauty blogger group called the Beauty Buffs.  This week we’re all talking about the Pantone color of the year- Radiant Orchid.

zoya perrie

The orchid shade that I’m highlighting is Zoya Perrie.  I’m shocked at how opaque this color is!  The above swatch is one base coat and one coat of Perrie (no topcoat).  I also wanted to do some floral nail art to tie into the orchid theme.  I tried out my first attempt at one-stroke painting.  Nope, you will not be seeing the results!  It was less than stellar.  I need some practice, for sure.  So instead, I grabbed a bunch of Zoya colors and went for an abstract floral orchid design.  I enjoy doing nail art like this.  It’s not too planned out and I just let my creativity do the work.

orchid nail art

Perrie – used as my base color and a few dots here and there

Ginessa – sponged onto my tips for some subtle shimmer

Belinda – for the dark purple petals

Pippa – as the yellow accents

zoya orchid nails

I hafta admit- I borrowed Zoya Perrie from my mom! 😉 She has good taste in nail polish.  I’m just realizing that this shade of orchid looks great on me though!  I was never really attracted to these pinky-purpley colors before.  I always preferred purples that leans more towards blue than pink.  But now that my eyes are opened, and considering it’s the color of 2014, I really need to grab some shades like this!

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What radiant orchid shades do you have?

Here’s what the other Beauty Buffs are wearing….

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OPI Brazilian Floral Nail Art

I recently picked up 4 polishes from the new OPI Brazil Collection.  Swatches coming soon!  But first, I’m super excited to show you some floral nail art that combines all four of my new brazils!

brazil opi nail art

Here’s what I’m wearing:

♥ I Just Can’t Cope-acabana

♥ Live.Love.Carnaval

♥ AmazON…AmazOFF

♥ Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around

To complete the look I also used some rhinestones, OPI Black Onyx for the dots, and a light blue striper polish.

brazil floral nailart

This manicure is pure love to me.  It’s tropical, bright and feel-good! Plus, I’m psyched that I finally got my greedy little hands on the Brazil collection. 😀

opi brazil floral

See you soon with my Brazil swatches!