zoya “raven” and sephora by opi “mr right now”
i absolutely love red and black manicures, and this is one of my favorite reds in my collection! mr right now is an awesome darker red jelly polish that is so squishy and glossy. i love it!
zoya “sofia” with sally hansen “hidden treasure” on the tips
i fell in love with glitter frenches recently! this kind of started the trend for me. this is 2 coats of sofia, which is an awesome raspberry creme shade. then i added the flakie polish to the tips. i loved this manicure!
jelly sandwich with zoya “katherine”
this was my favorite jelly sandwich! i think maybe my favorite i ever made! this is a million layers of polish tho. 4 layers of zoya “katherine”, 1 of china glaze “electrify”, 1 of sephora by opi “traffic stopper copper” and then 2 more of “katherine”. next time i use this, i’m gonna have to start with an opaque purple as my base. but this is like a fall night in manicure form! i love it
i freaking love jelly polishes and this is my last polish from my zoya gloss collection. this one was the hardest to work with tho. this is 4 coats and i still couldn’t get the color eve. its really pretty and i’m about to post a jelly sandwich next that i made with this!
tombstone nails! i wanted to try out a ruffian manicure but still make it halloween-y!
polishes used for this were julep “emilie” which is the green in the background near the cuticles, h&m “miss stone heart” for the grey tombstones, zoya “raven” for the black aging on all the tombstones and the R.I.P. then julep “leah” for the grass near the base of the tombstone. not my best work but still halloween appropriate!
black flame candle nails! i was watching hocus pocus when i had to do a witches nail art challenge. so i picked the black flame candle from the movie, and coincidentally i’m watching the movie again right now!
i started with a base of zoya “raven” which is just a black with a slight silver sheen. then i put a thick messy french of julep “lisa” and used a safety pin to drag down little pin point lines. the result looks like flames! because the black peaks through and only little lines extend upwards. i put on accents of zoya “jancyn” which is an orange, to make to more flame like. what do y’all think??
Julep “Kate” for the white, Zoya “Raven” for the black, and OPI “Vodka and Caviar” for the red. I painted my nails white and then took the black and wiped off as much as I could off the brush, then lighting ran it over the tips of the nails and the sides. Then on the ring finger, I did the same thing but did it in the shape of a man. Then wiped off the brush of the red polish and used the side to dot the eyes and do blood accents around the nails. what do you guys think??
ready for a halloween manicure spam!?!? i’ve been putting these up on my blog throughout the month and finally i’m posting them here! by the way, if you haven’t seen my blog and wanna see my manicures before i post them here, you can go to http://misshollyberries.wordpress.com
candy corn gradient manicure!
i used julep “kate” for the white, zoya “jancyn” for the orange, and zoya “creamy” for the yellow! i used a makeup sponge and sponged on the orange and yellow after the white was dry!
zoya “fei fei’
Ah-MAZE-ING!!!! seriously one of the most complex polishes ever! this is similar to the new opi one too so i didn’t end up getting that one but this is such a complex polish. theres blue, gold, purple, nude, and pink flecks in there that make this granite looking ultra-shimmery polish. this is 3 coats.
zoya “isla” and wet n wild “tonights gonna be a good night”
i was wearing isla when i thought what the wet n wild color would look like over a red. i was in the middle of filming some videos and thought that the black and gold glitter would look perfect over a red. so i just layered it over my existing manicure and fell in love! i love black and red polish but there was something about this crazy combo that screamed vampy christmas to me.
ok this is the end of my manicure spam. i tend to do that alot where i upload a ton of polishes at once. i really need to start just uploading whenever i change my manicure. oh well, this is a really pretty dark red metallic! it looks like dark red foil wrapping paper. i loved it on my nails and didn’t want to take it off! this is 2 coats!
jelly sandwich with zoya “frida” and essie “a stroke of brilliance”
i absolutely love these zoya gloss colors for jelly sandwiches! this one turned out so cool i had to share it! i was wearing frida on its own for about 2 days before i decided to make a jelly sandwich but it looked really bad so i didn’t share it here. but i had 3 coats of frida on already, then 1 coat of the essie glitter, then 1 coat of frida over top of that. it turned out so cool!
and because i can never leave a manicure alone, i made 2 of the nails glitter gradients and covered it with a jelly polish!
opi “mrs oleary’s bbq” with china glaze “electrify” as the glitter and zoya “paloma” as the jelly over the glitter
love it! it looked like fire!
i’m not the biggest fan of finishes like this, but i wanted to give this polish a chance since it got such amazing reviews! well, this finish still isn’t my cup of tea but look how much this polish shines. its a dark purple base with a ton of gold shimmer. its basically a shimmer bomb that is opaque in 2 coats. its new in this falls collections so hopefully if you love the ultra-shimmery polishes you can get your hands on it!
i’ve done this a few times before, but this is the first with these colors! i used julep “kate” which is a white polish as the base. then i used opi “quarter of a cent cherry” (the red), zoya “shelby” (the pink) and opi “honk if you love opi” (the purple). i think it turned out pretty cool looking