Monday 13 May 2024

Monday Nails

Hi Friends 

Today I'm sharing my latest manicure, I cannot resist a thermal polish and Fancy Gloss are the best in my humble opinion, today I'm wearing Red Velvet, a dark red with a very strong red shimmer when its cold changing to a white with that strong red shimmer when its hot. 

I did two coats for the base then I stamped using Zoya Toni a dusty oxblood colour, plates are both Moyou, Festive 03 and Halloween 14.

Not sure what I've picked up on my right thumb, looks like glitter.  I've been testing out the Zoya Fast Dry drops and I am really liking them, they've been helping me if I do my nails after dinner at night. I had to run my hands under cold water to get the cold state, its very warm here in the UK at the moment. I really like this polish with the matte topcoat, it does give off velvet vibes.

Friday 10 May 2024

Weekend Nails

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Today I'm sharing another manicure using Fancy Gloss Coral Daisy and my weekend manicure using Pistachio and Strawberry Icecream.

First up the manicure I wore from last Monday until yesterday, I did two coats of Coral Daisy then I stamped with Zoya Ziv and Virago Varnish Cannon Ball using plate B059 from Whats Up Nails.

Then yesterday I decides on Pistachio and Strawberry Icecream, I did two coats then stamped with Zoya Gwen, Virago Varnish Green Tea Frost and Whats Up Nails Blanc My Mind, the plates are Born Pretty Artist L003, BeautyBigBang XL-074 and Moyou Crystal Collection 08.

This turned out more subtle than I was expecting, Pistachio is a pink when cold to light pastel neon green when warm.

Friday 3 May 2024

Weekend Mani

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Today I'm sharing my weekend manicure with you.

I started out with two coats of Fancy Gloss Dutch Iris, a periwinkle blue when cold to a pale sunshine yellow when hot, this also has a pale pinkie colour when warm but thats hard for me to capture as my internal thermostat doesnt work properly, I'm either freezing or boiling.

I then used stamping plate Whats Up Nails B059, polishes were Barry M Lemon Sorbet (yellow) and Virago Varnish Not A Happy Camper (blue).

I also broke the middle nail on my left hand, wearing a clear fake nail as below.

In other health news, the new medication for my migraine is really having an amazing effect, below are my stats for April, three migraine is almost unheard of for me, the medication is called fremanezumab aka Ajovy, I self inject with an auto-injector pen every 30 days.

Tuesday 23 April 2024

Current Mani 23rd April 2024

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Today I have my current manicure to share, I did a small order with Rainbow Connection a nail polish retailer in the UK.  I cannot resist Fancy Gloss thermals, the colours are always interesting and the formula top notch.  I ordered the following 

Left to right Arabian Tales, Coral Daisy, Pistachio and Strawberry Ice Cream and Dutch Iris.

I decided on Coral Daisy as the first manicure, this has a great formula, I did two coats for my base, I then stamped with Zoya Dita the flowers on my index and little fingers and then I used Virago Varnish Cannon Ball on the rest, plate was Moyra 107 Botanical.  I wasnt super careful painting the polish as I knew I was going to be stamping so clean up could wait.

I love the peachy vibe to the coral in the cold state and the yellow is almost neon, so fun.

Monday 22 April 2024

A Zoya A Day - Candy

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Today I'm sharing my manicure of Candy who is a Polish Of the Month. I wanted to get this up as soon as possible in case anyone still wanted to grab this with the free shipping offer.

Available on the website - Yes (Only for April)
Brush used - Z Wide
Name - Candy
Year - 2024
Number - ZP1224
Does it stamp - Yes
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Polish Of the Month
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Candy has a story - A white pink candy creme that goes beyond the typical pastel palette. ‘CANDY’ encapsulates the essence of sweetness and vibrance, offering a unique take on indulgence and playfulness with every application. Candy utilizes a hint of neon and traditional pastel pigment to achieve a dynamic pastel shade.

Candy has a good formula, no running or pooling, I did two coats for my manicure, this is a little thick but not hard to work with, Candy also stamps nicely. I have now switched out the cap to a black one.  I dont like the white caps. I also bumped my right thumb.  This is so vibrant and bright, I think I'm going to put it on my toes next.

The comparison is at the bottom.

Left to right Candy, Tobey and Sweet, no dupes, Candy is way brighter than Tobey and Sweet has that peachy salmon undertone to her. Tobey and Sweet are discontinued.

Left to right Candy, Zelli, Janie and Ali, no dupes, these are the other actual Zoya neons, which are all much deeper in tone, Zelli, Janie and Ali are all discontinued also.

Tuesday 16 April 2024

A Zoya A Day - Zaria

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Today on the blog I'm sharing my manicure and review of the lush Zaria.

Available on the website - Yes
Brush used - Z Wide
Name - Zaria
Year - 2024
Number - ZP1221
Does it stamp - Yes
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Bloom
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Zaria can be described as a deep spring rose pink cream.

What a gorgeous deep pink. Zaria has a fantastic formula, no running or pooling and I did one coat for my manicure, I then decided to put one coat of Angel on my thumbs and middle fingers and one coat of Hyacinth on my ring fingers.

Friday 12 April 2024

Weekend Mani

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Today I'm sharing a couple of mani's I did during the week and what I'm wearing this weekend.

I started by ordering the Orly Melting Point set from Orly UK, I swatched JessFace90's video and they looked amazing.

Continues after the pics.

I started out with the yellow called Cesium The Day and stamped with all the others for a subtle look, I did two coats of the yellow, good formula, no running or pooling. Stamping plate was Maniology BM-XL201.

Next I had to put Alloy Matey on as its a base of Synthetic Symphony but with a LOT of shimmer dropped in, great formula, no running or pooling and I did two coats for this manicure, this glowed off my nails, stunning.

Then yesterday I had a dental appointment and wants something cool, so I did a base of two coats of Fancy Gloss Dainty Rose and then stamped with Zoya Vixen the plum and Sally Hanson Insta-dri in Later Alligator, the extra glow on my middle fingers  and thumbs is Zoya Raine in one coat.  Plate used was Moyra 107 Botanical on my fingers and Moyra 135 Macabre for my thumbs, topcoat is Barry M Plumpy.

Monday 8 April 2024

A Zoya A Day - Sari

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Today I'm sharing my manicure and review of the lovely Sari.

Available on the website - Yes
Brush used - Z Wide
Name - Sari
Year - 2008
Number - ZP0276
Does it stamp - No
Coats - 2/3
Finish - Cream
Collection - Purity
Colour - Nude
Topcoat - No

Sari can be described as a sheer, peach milk nude.

I swatched out the brush for this polish, Sari has a good formula, no running or pooling, just sheer as she is a French manicure polish. I did three coats on my left hand and two on my right to show this might get to full opacity at four coats.