Showing posts with label Zoya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zoya. Show all posts

Digital Dozen remembers childhood - Tire swing nail art

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It's day four of the Digit-al Dozen Childhood theme. I chose to do more detailed nail art than I have created so far for this challenge. I love this tire swing in a tree.

It actually wasn't too difficult I used a larger raggedy brush to dab on the leaves of the trees. I used Zoya Flynn for the brown dirt. Who doesn't remember the worn dirt area under the swing? Then I used Colors by llarowe Mile High Manicure for the blue in the sky. The rest was created using acrylic paints.

This brings back so many memories. A warm summer day in the swing; hair flying as we went to and fro. Times were simple then.

Let's take a look.


Tire swing in a tree nail art

Tire swing in a tree nail art

Now let's look at some of the other Childhood memories from the amazing ladies of the Digital Dozen.








Mountain Landscape Nail Art: Digital Dozen Day Five

Friday, March 13, 2015

It's the final day of Digital Dozen and I liked the mountain scene I posted earlier so much that I had to try something along the same lines.

This one is a little more abstract. I definitely used the Bob Ross method for some of it. But it worked.

I used Zoya Lillian for the sky and Zoya Rayne for the water. I love how Rayne actually provides the shimmer for the lake. The rest of the scene was created using acrylic paints.



Mountain and lake landscape nail art




I can't wait until next month's Digital Dozen theme. In the meantime, check out some of the other nature-themed nail art looks below.








Tropical Sunset Nail Art - Digital Dozen Day Three

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

It's day three of Digital Dozen week. This week is all about nature. And I am having so much fun with this theme.

Today's post is tropical and colorful. This beach landscape scene makes me want to be somewhere warm.

I used Zoya Polishes for this nail art. The yellow is Zoya Pippa; the blue for the water is Zoya Breezi; the lighter blue in the water is Zoya Lillian; the black for the land is Zoya Willa; and the highlights in the sky are Zoya Eden, Arizona and Monica. I used acrylic paint for the trees.

A top coat of HK Girl provides the protection and shine. 

Beach sunset with palm tree tropical nail art


See more amazing nature-themed nail art looks below.








NOTD: Stamped accent nail

Sunday, March 8, 2015

I had a fun event to attend last night. And like most of us, I wanted my mani to match my outfit. I had a black lace jacket that I wore over a hot pink shirt. So I wanted to do something lacy to match. However time was limited so I needed something I could do in a short amount of time. Accent nail to the rescue.

I used Zoya Whitney and Raven. The stamp is from Fab Ur Nails plate Fun 5. I used acrylic paint to paint the flowers over the lattice, which I was hoping would look like lace. And it did - from arm's length away. Adding the flowers helped as I am not a strong stamper. So I placed the flowers over the areas that didn't transfer well.


Stamped nail art with freehand flowers

It completely matched the colors in my jacket and shirt. I am pleased how it turned out.


Zoya Delight Collection for Spring 2015: swatches, review

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Zoya has released the Delight Collection. This set of six spring shades will help you welcome the change in seasons.

Zoya polishes are one of my favorites. The formula is usually spot on and the colors are trendy and fashion-forward. This collection is no exception. Delight has three creme polishes and three shimmer polishes, so there is sure to be at least one for everyone's taste.

Let's take a look.

Eden is a vibrant and girly bubblegum pink creme shade. This color will be sure to provide a splash of color and will be great worn on its own or in your nail art creations. This is three coats with a top coat.

Zoya Eden

Lillian is a gorgeous subtle aquamarine blue creme polish. This shade will be perfect for those sun-kissed days. This is three coats with a top coat. 

Zoya Lillian

Tiana is a soft pistachio green creme polish. This soft green will complement those spring wardrobe choices. This is three coats with a top coat. 

Zoya Tiana





Daisy is a sunny shimmery lemon shade. The blue-toned shimmer adds a tremendous depth. This color will look perfect on the beach, at the pool or on any outing. Let the sun shine in. This is three coats with no top coat.

Zoya Daisy

Leslie is a fun lavender shimmer polish. The turquoise shimmer highlights the lavender tone perfectly. This is three coats with no top coat.

Zoya Leslie

Rayne is an electric aqua blue shimmer polish. The turquoise shimmer adds depth and an amazing flash to this gorgeous spring shade. This is three coats with no top coat.

Zoya Rayne


This is my favorite collection that Zoya has released in a while. I love the spring shades, and the shimmer polishes are stunning. I did need three coats for opacity. But all-in-all this collection is a winner for me.

These polishes are available for $9 each. For more color information, or to purchase these polishes, visit the Zoya website. Follow Zoya on Facebook for current information and new releases.

These polishes were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.


Zoya Satin Collection for 2015: swatches, review

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Zoya released their Satin Collection for 2015. These soft neutral colors are sure to be a palate cleanser.

These soft shades also have a soft finish. They aren't quite matte and they aren't quite glossy. So is it semi-matte or semi-glossy. That's kind of the half-full or half-empty debate. I do wish they had more of a matte finish. But they are still pretty colors.

Let's take a look. These are all show with two coats of polish. These satin polishes are designed to wear with no base or top coat. So that is how I am showing them. You need to let the polish dry completely before applying another coat, which adds to the application time. But if you don't wait, you will get a lot of dragging when you apply it. Also, I found that it applies much easier if I am a bit heavy-handed with the application.

Ana is a soft toasty almond creme polish. It's a great nude polish for everyday wear.

Zoya Ana

Brittany is a soft rosy mauve creme polish. This soft, subtle polish is suitable for wearing almost anywhere.

Zoya Brittany


Leah is a taupe creme polish with just a tinge of lavender. I love this shade of polish.

Zoya Leah


Rowan is a soft suede taupe shade of creme polish. This is one of my favorites of the collection.

Zoya Rowan

Sage is a mossy sage green creme polish. This is a gorgeous shade for the spring season.

Zoya Sage

Tove is a soft slate gray creme with a slight hint of dusty blue. I love this shade. It's subtle, yet has a great color.

Zoya Tove

All in all the shades are pretty. I do wish they were either completely glossy, or completely matte.

These polishes are available for $9 each. For more color information, or to purchase these polishes, visit the Zoya website. Follow Zoya on Facebook for current information and new releases.

These polishes were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

Climbing the walls for Digital Dozen Day 4: Floral nail art

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Today is Day four of the Digital Dozen Patterns on Patterns theme. I had a couple of designs finished, but I did this one last night and I liked it so much I had to use it. I am having so much fun with this theme.

I started off with a base coat of Flynn and then added teakwood alcohol ink using a small portion of a cosmetic wedge. Then I used acrylic paints to draw the lines on the brick wall and then the vines and flowers. If you haven't noticed, I am partial to floral nail art. Flowers are so forgiving to create.


Climbing vines and floral nail art


Climbing vines and floral nail art

Now that spring is around the corner - well maybe a long corner, but it's within sight - I will be doing more fun floral manis.


Take a look at some of the other Patterns on Patterns looks below.









The Zoya polish was previously sent to me for an honest review. The other products were purchased by me.

Blob blob blobbicure nail art

Friday, January 23, 2015

Today's post is Day 10 of the 13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge. A group of bloggers decided to get together and participate in a group challenge for 13 days in January. Today's nail art theme is the "blobbicure."

While this look is not something I would normally do, I didn't dislike it. I am just not loving it. But I may have to try it again to see what other looks I can come up with.

A "blobbicure" is when you apply drops of polish to wet polish on your nail. It can tend to flood your cuticle areas so be ready for clean-up. And don't be afraid to dab any extra thick areas of polish off of your nail.


I used Zoya Sailor for the base color and added drops of Zoya Rooney and Perrie to the wet base. It does take a bit longer to dry so make sure to add time for that.


Blobbicure nail art


Blobbicure nail art

What do you think? Is this something you would try?



Make sure to check out the other "Blobbicures" below. 







13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge: 'Artwork' nail art

Monday, January 19, 2015

Today's post is Day 8 of the 13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge. A group of us girls decided to get together and participate in a group challenge for 13 days in January. Today's nail art theme is "art." 

I always see beautiful sunsets and sunrises in artwork. So I decided to use that as my inspiration. I love landscapes, so of course I had to add some trees. 

Sunset with trees nail art

Sunset with trees nail art

I used Zoya Arizona, Pippa, Rekha for a gradient. Then I added the foreground in Zoya Willa. 

Then I used black acrylic paint and a tiny striping brush to make the trees. I added a top coat of HK Girl and then had an instant art mani!


See the other "Art" looks created by some talented ladies.








The polishes in this post were previously provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Digit-al Dozen Day Five: Fairy Tale Nail Art

Friday, January 16, 2015

I made it through my first week of Digit-al Dozen. The theme for this month is Fairy Tales and let me tell you... It was hard finding original ideas that I could successfully illustrate. This mani is based on the Frog Prince. 

I am sure you know the story from the Brothers Grimm. But it is about a prince who had been enchanted by a spiteful fairy, who had changed him into a frog. He had to remain a frog until a princess would take him out of the spring he lived in, let him eat from her plate, and sleep upon her bed for three nights. Of course, he found a princess who did this (Although with some convincing) and they married and lived happily ever after.


Fairy tale nail art - the frog prince

I used Zoya Veruschka for the green base color and Zoya Ziv for the gold. I stamped on the crowns, but had to basically paint the design over the top of the stamp so it would show better.


I also combined this with the 13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge. Today's post for that challenge is a green base. So they both fit together!

See the other amazing Fairy Tale manis!







See the other Green Based manis in the 13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge.









13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge - Day 6

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Today's post is Day 6 of the 13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge. A group of us girls decided to get together and participate in a group challenge for 13 days in January. Today's nail art theme is "Inspired by Pinterest."

I chose an animal print mani I found here for my inspiration. I really like this nail art it was fun and different.

I used colors from Zoya Polish for this mani. I started with a base color of Zoya Flynn and then applied a gradient using Zoya Emilia. For the stripes and spots I used Zoya Willa (black), Zoya Trixie (silver) and Emila again for the inside spots.

I applied Pure Ice Matte top coat. Unfortunately I forgot to add a top coat of HK Girl before I applied the matte top coat and I had some streaking. But overall, I am pleased with it. 



Animal print nail art


Animal print nail art

Take a look at the other nail art created by some talented ladies!







13 Days Of January: Day 2: Happiness - Boston Terrier nail art

Monday, January 5, 2015

Today's post is day 2 of the13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge! Today's prompt is Happiness and I struggled to think of something. I mean, there are tons of things that make me happy. But portraying that on my nails could be difficult. But my dogs make me happy. 

I recently got a Boston Terrier puppy and she makes me very happy - as do my other two dogs. I chose to go with Boston Terrier nail art because it was the simplest of my dogs to recreate. I didn't want to even think about creating all the wrinkles of an English Bulldog, or all the fur from a Shih Tzu.

Boston Terrier dog nail art

I used Zoya Breezi for the base color, Colors by Llarowe Vincent and China Glaze White on White for the dog and the paws. 

What do you think? 

Make sure to check out the other "Happiness" manis below. 







Press Release - Zoya Satin Collection

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


I am so excited about Zoya's new collection - Naturel Satins. These soft satins are going to be amazing.

Zoya Naturel Satins are the next generation of Zoya. The Naturel Satins Collection is almost here! Introducing, Zoya Naturel Satins, a collection of six new, neutral nail polish colors in an ultra-wearable, low-sheen, chic satin finish.

A hybrid between matte and glossy polishes, the new Zoya Satin formula provides opaque coverage and is longer lasting than traditional matte shades. The flawlessly smooth finish hides imperfections and creates a luxurious, satin finish nail look.

 
Leah: Lavender tinged taupe, exclusive Zoya Satin finish.
Rowan: Creamy suede taupe, exclusive Zoya Satin finish.
Sage: Mossy sage green, exclusive Zoya Satin finish.
Tove: Misty slate grey, exclusive Zoya Satin finish. 
Brittany: Rose mauve cream, exclusive Zoya Satin finish.
Ana: Light toasted almond, exclusive Zoya Satin finish. 

These polishes will be available on Zoya.com on Jan. 15, 2015.

Ho Ho Ho - Santa nail art

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Today's post features some fun festive nail art. Santa's red suit provides some wonderful inspiration for manicures. 

Ho Ho Ho - Santa Nail Art

This nail art was easy to create. I started off with a coat of Zoya Elisa. This perfect shimmery red is perfect for the base color. Then on my ring finger I used Zoya Purity for the white fur, Zoya Willa for the black belt and Zoya Ziv for the gold belt buckle. 

Ho Ho Ho - Santa Nail Art

Then using craft punches (I found the set on a local garage sale website) I created the Hs and Os for the Ho Ho Ho. I used Zoya Trixie for this. It is easy to use punches for DIY decals. I applied a thin coat of clear coat to a plastic lid and waited for it to dry. Then I applied a thin coat of Trixie. Once it was completely dry, I peeled it off and punched out the letters. The letters are applied to the nail over a still wet clear coat and then pressed down. I used two coats of HK Girl to protect the design and smooth out the decals.

Ho Ho Ho - Santa Nail Art

 Have you tried making your own decals? Share your tips!

These polishes were previously sent to me for review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

Holiday - or any day - plaid nail art

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I have some fun patterned nail art for you today. It's a saucy plaid and it's perfect for the holidays or any day. Change up the colors or the amount of stripes if you want a completely different look. 

I completely enjoy creating nail art. I completely focus on the task at hand and forget everything else. Which isn't the best thing when you are trying to potty train a puppy. Yes, there is a new critter at the Set in Lacquer household - meet "Cricket." That sweet little innocent face manages to keep me hopping!

But I digress, back to the nail art.

I love patterned nail art - argyles, plaids, stripes, dots... the possibilities are endless. But this time I knew I wanted a red plaid with small gold stripes in it. So I set to work.


Plaid nail art

I used Fancy Gloss "A Sailor's Love," Zoya "Willa" and Colors by llarowe the gold from the "Silver and Gold" duo.

Plaid nail art

Two coats of A Sailor's Love provided the rich red base. Then I used a striping brush and added black stripes with Willa. Small stripes of the gold polish gave this plaid nail art the festive appearance I was striving to achieve.   

Plaid nail art

I topped it off with a top coat of HK Girl to seal off the design and to provide a high-gloss finish.

Plaid nail art

What do you think about this festive plaid? Patterns are timeless.

Theses polishes were previously sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

Lovebirds in the snow

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It's a week of holiday nail art. Well, at least it seems that way. I love this time of year. The crisp winter air and the seasonal lights and decorations always seem to revitalize me. Although - ask me in January how I feel about the "crisp winter air" and you will likely get a different answer.

snowflake wintery holiday scene with lovebirds nail art

I love creating nail art and the winter weather and holiday season provide a lot of inspiration. So today I have two adorable little lovebirds in a wintery setting. 

I used Zoya Rocky for the base color. It's the perfect base color for this nail art. Then I used acrylic paint and added the tree branches and birds. I also added a few snowflakes afterward because it just seemed to need something. I love the end result. I added a top coat of HK Girl to seal in the design.

This Zoya nail polish was previously sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.



North Pole Holiday Nail art

Monday, December 1, 2014

Well, for those of us that celebrate Thanksgiving, it's over for another year. So of course I had to create some holiday nail art. I had a concept in my mind and went for it. It worked out for the most part... My reindeer looks a little silly. But hey, aren't all reindeer silly?

North Pole Christmas nail art

I used Zoya Purity and Blu for the base colors. The light blue and white worked well for the sky and snow. The design was created using acrylic paints. I love using acrylic paints for nail art. If you use a good top coat before you use the paint it is easy to "erase" mistakes with a wet cotton ball or Qtip.

North Pole Christmas nail art

North Pole Christmas nail art

Are you going to be creating any holiday nail art?
 

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