This is my St.Patty’s design for the N.A.I.L. Linkup! I loved brainstorming about which green polishes to incorporate into this design to make it look Irish. I freakin love green nail polish. Here’s what I’m wearing: The dark green is Zoya Ivanka. I’ve only worn it once before so I was happy to try it out again. What a gorgeous foil green!
The light green is a new AVON quick dry polish that I ordered from my avon lady called Don’t Be Jaded. It was in the outlet catalog for $1.99! Like seriously! My mom picked up a bottle too and she texted me a cute nail pic this AM (it was her jade green nails with a sudoku game as her backgrdrop) LOL. Her text said that she painted her nails with Don’t be Jaded on thursday. Today is sunday and it’s still holding up. Yes, this is why we love AVON. And green is my mom’s fave nail polish color too so we be happy!
Do you like my giant gold glitters on my thumb and pinky? They kinda remind me of gold coins at the end of the rainbow. It’s OPI’s When Monkeys Fly! which I dabbed on and also had to pick and place some of the glitters too. I also did a rainbow dotted nail using a dotting tool and a bunch of random polishes. Then I placed some gold studs on my Zoya fingers, added some seche vite, and now I have a fun mix mani for St. Patrick’s Day! It was relatively quick and easy.
I’d love to see your St Patrick’s mani too. Here are the inlinkz so you can enter a N.A.I.L. pic for March-
St Patrick’s Day
I was tipped off to a hot Zoya BOGO sale by Flight of Whimsy. Thanks Eva for posting about it!! I went to town on this sale and bought ten Zoyas for a total of $40 and free shipping!! I picked up three creams for my mom which she loves (Wednesday, Arizona and Perrie) and she texted me last nite to ask if the sale was over. Sorry mom, it’s over. So if anyone hears of a new sale please let me know! Cuz we need MORE! (Have you seen that cute AT&T commercial with kids in it? ‘You really like it, you want MORE!’ LOL) Here’s a shot of my 7 new zoyas….
5 out of the 7 are shimmery so I thought it would be fun to test out those 5. I made sure to pick ones that were opaque. Zoya’s website rates the opacity of each polish on a scale of 1 to 5 so I picked colors that were highest on the opacity meter. I was surprised to find that all needed at least two coats and the light shades needed three. Here’s what they look like:
My favorite one is probably Mimi- that purple is so lush!! Ivanka the dark green stands out too- it’s super glitzy and I’m sure I’ll be using that during the holiday season!! My only other comment is about Emme, the light pink. I heard it was infamously brush strokey, and I have confirmed that! You can see all the strokes in my pics. I didn’t love the formula either- it was thick and almost rubbery while drying. I dinged it up real bad and had to re-do it. That was annoying.
Now for the fun part! I’ve had a bottle of Zoya Chloe flakies for a while now and it was calling to me. Please pair me with your new zoyas!
Here’s the shimmers with Zoya Chloe on top! I think it definitely has the strongest effect over the darker polishes. Now I’m wondering if flakies ALWAYS look better over dark polishes? What is your experience with flakies? Do they ever stand out over light colors? I can barely notice Chloe over top of my silvery white Ginessa! Hmmmm…