It’s Friday, Friday, Friday … yay!! Eh, it’s not much of a “happy Friday song”. But it’s what I’ve got. Honestly, I haven’t been feeling too happy-happy-joy-joy this week. Meh.
I did have some nail polish fun. I ended up wearing a whole week’s worth of Zoya polishes. I keep on thinking I should do themed weeks, but I never have. I didn’t plan this week as a theme. It just worked out that way. Still — cool!
I started out the week with “Remy”, from the Fall 2014 Ignite Collection. She is a gorgeously moody, indigo blue with a green-gold shimmer/glitter. The shimmer has a very metallic look to it, and this gives the polish a foil finish on the nail.
I added this polish to my Charming Order almost as an afterthought. It had been on my Zoya “want it” list for a while, but, for some odd reason, I had never ordered it. The Charming sale was so good that it seemed like a good chance to toss in a little something extra. Why, oh why (??) did it take me so freaking long to order this polish? Why?!?!?
I love it. This is such a pretty polish. I love how dark and moody it is. The green-gold flash is beautiful in different types of light. I love the finish, and it has a fantastic formula: easily opaque in two smooth coats, and almost opaque in one. The only downside is that it tried to stain my cuticles and the skin around my nails when I removed it. I didn’t have any staining on my nails, though.
For my next manicure, I decided to bust out my nail stamping supplies. I used “Tart” for the base color, and I stamped with “Brooklyn”. I ended up not picking up the entire design on my index and middle fingers. You can see a bit of a blank spot in it near my cuticle line. But, overall, I was thrilled with this manicure. I love this design of wavy swirls. It’s so graceful and curvy. The design comes from Bundle Monster Plate #BM-XL213
Tart was part of my gigantic Zoya order when they did that huge sale this past winter. I am such a sucker for blues, anyhow. And this is a fantastic, fantastic blue. It’s a gorgeously bright blue — what I think of as an “electric blue” with a metallic finish. It looks like liquid blue metal on my nails.
And, of course, Brooklyn is one of my favorite Zoyas — and one of my favorite gold polishes — ever. It is such a versatile bright gold, and I was excited to find out it did a great job with stamping.
And, finally, My St. Patrick’s Day manicure! Woo Hoo!! I hadn’t done a water marble in quite some time, and I couldn’t get the idea of a green design out of my head. I experimented a little bit with different combinations, and I ended up using “Merida” and “Lacey” in the water marble design. I used “Apple” and “Lacey” as the base underneath the marble. Usually, I would do one coat of base polish, but I did two coats in this case so that I would get the shades of green I wanted from the design.
I am so, so, so thrilled with how this turned out. I got a new water marble tool a couple of weeks ago, and I feel like it made a huge difference. It has a really fine point on it, and I was able to make small, neat petals with it for my design. I can’t wait to experiment with it even more. Merida and Lacey both did a fantastic job of water marbling. They spread perfectly in the water, and I was able to do a lot of rings for my bull’s eye. I think the petals kind of look like clovers.
And that’s it! My whole week of nail fun. I ended up not wearing very many manicures this week, but I loved everything I wore. In my book, that makes for a good week! I wish I could say that about the rest of my life — ha, ha! I hope to have a review of part of the China Glaze Spring Fling Collection up soon, as well as a comparison/dupe post. I spent the afternoon today swatching the polishes and getting my photos ready.