Gold lace striped nails using Zoya

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I really wanted to do a rich and dramatic manicure. So I decided to use Zoya Ibiza and Ziv.

Zoya polishes are great polishes with an outstanding formula. Ibiza is a deep, almost black, cream blue. Ziv is an elegant gold shimmer polish.

Lacy nail art using Zoya Ibiza and Ziv
Lacy nail art using Zoya Ibiza and Ziv

Lacy nail art using Zoya Ibiza and Ziv
Lacy nail art using Zoya Ibiza and Ziv

I started out with a base coat to provide a smooth surface for the manicure and to protect my nails from staining. Blue polishes are known to leave some of their color behind when removed.

I then used two coats of Zoya Ibiza for my base color. As I applied it I realized I could probably have gotten away with one coat but I almost always use two coats.

After I was sure my nails were dry (and with the help of Seche Vite Fast Dry top coat) I used scotch tape to my nails to aid in getting a straight line. Then I used Zoya Ziv over the tape and the exposed part of the nail. When you use scotch tape always make sure to place it on the back of your hand a couple of times to get most of the adhesive off before you put it on your nails. Then take the tape off quickly after you have applied the polish.

I used a dotting tool and applied dots of Zoya Ziv along the edge. Then after that dried I applied smaller dots of Zoya Ibiza in the center of the previous dots.

I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite Fast Dry top coat. I really love the dramatic look of this. I may just have to do this more often.


  1. That looks nice! I was wondering if Ziv would work for stamping, do you think?

    1. I think it might. The deciding factor will be the slightly larger glitter pieces in it. I am not sure if those will play well.

  2. Love how this came out - using the navy metallic vs black cream really sets this off nicely. I am usually pretty steady handed and can do my stripes without tape when they are like this - but good tip on getting some of the sticky off the scotch tape before using. I also have been wondering about Ziv used for stamping - I am sure I will get to trying it now that Halloween manis are 'bout done and I will use more gold for Thanksgiving and into Christmas manis.

  3. Love that gold and blue combo! I haven't done tape manis in a while, but it seems I have to!


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