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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Zoya Demi, Audrina, Rica and Jancyn and an I Told You So!

I've said multiple times that I SUCK at nail art. That includes even the simplest things. In my best Yoda voice: Proof I offer you.

Not really sure how anyone can mess up a half moon mani USING GUIDES, but I did it!

I am going to show you though because I used fabulous colors!

First I applied one coat of Zoya Rica, part of Zoya's Sunshine Collection for Summer 2011. It's a great pinky orange coral with coral shimmer  and it is fully opaque in two coats, but since I was covering most of it, I only applied one so it would dry more quickly.  My nails are really stained from my base coat tests I've been doing and they look dirty, but they're NOT! With two coats, it looks just like the bottle and reminds me of a juicy orange!

Zoya Rica

Then I carefully applied the hole reinforcements as guides.

So far so good, right?

Then I layered on Zoya Jancyn, part of their 2010 Flash Collection, which is a creamy bright orange, also fully opaque in two coats.

Zoya Jancyn

I actually loved the color combination, but my OCD couldn't take how crooked it was. I saw every mistake.

So I decided to give it one last try with two cremes.

Zoya Audrina for the half moon and Zoya Demi for the main color. Demi, from the Dare part of Zoya's Truth or Dare Collection for Spring 2009, is a fantastic medium purple creme, opaque in two smooth coats. It's one of those hard-to-photograph purples though. It's a bit dustier and a deeper purple in real life than it photographs.

Zoya Demi with Audrina Half Moon

Zoya Demi with Audrina Half Moon

As you can see, my technique didn't improve much with the second try, but aren't the colors GORGEOUS?

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  1. Um, don't take this the wrong way, but I think you're losing it. LOL! I've been sitting here for the past few minutes trying to figure out what's wrong with both manicures. So I see maybe one nail isn't exactly like the others? I wouldn't have noticed if I wasn't looking HARD.

    Your half-moons look great and I'm going to break out with my sheet protectors for my very next manicure in your honor!

  2. I love the color combo on the secondsni. Pumpkin orange and glitter are just not my thing. Bravo!!

  3. I think these came out nice!! I prefer the colors in the second mani!! Not bad for the first time. I have yet to try half moons.

  4. Not bad for your first try, I love the color combo on the second one! Adn I have tried this several times and I suck at it. You're not alone. LOL


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