Showing posts with label Caviar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Caviar. Show all posts

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Zoya Week! Zoya Elisa Stamped and Studded

Good morning lovelies! 

  Today's Zoya look features Elisa from the Diva Collection, Fall 2012. I wanted to do something very... Extravagant in a sense? I think I got what I was going for lol. When I look at this manicure, many things come to mind. Moulin Rouge costumes, a circus ring leader, a German gymnasts leotard or something else along those lines... IDK, but the diva in me is loving this look. It's not something I would normally do but Zoya Elisa brought "it" out in me.
 For this ornate look I started with Two easy coats of Zoya Elisa. Once my base was dry I did a fish-egg accent nail by mixing my Gold and Black micro beads together and sprinkling them over my wet top coat. For the fishnet design I used Bundle Monster plate BM209, Konad Black SP on my Index and Pinky nails and China Glaze Passion on my middle nail. I accented my fishnets with Golden and Black micro beads.
 Sometimes I really like venturing out of my comfort zone and doing manis that are out of character. Sometimes it goes great and sometimes not so much. I think this is one of those times where I am glad I went for it. I could see this manicure somehow being altered in color scheme to work for the Holidays...

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(**Zoya Elisa Provided   for consideration**)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Work Party #NOTD #FishEggMani

Hi loves and happy Tuesday!

  Today I have the nails I wore to this work party I had on Saturday.... Sadly these didn't even make it to the party. They were ruined by the time I had to get dressed. What can I say? I totally brain- farted and forgot that I had to rock some *couchspanxcough*. Let me tell you... These and said garments do not mesh well....
 The employees had to dress in White and Navy and such so I kept the theme down to my nails. I wore the cutest white BCBG dress and I totally forgot to take pics of he full outfit.. My shoes were too adorable for words. Maybe I'll have to find a reason to get all dressed up again and take some pics for you guys! On my nails I was rocking Two coats of Barielle in Berry Blue with some Fish Egg accents in Silver and Light Blue beads. I was so bummed that these didn't last. They really looked so cool!
  I'm kinda liking this new trend of the Index and Middle finger accent nails. While a the party I managed to break one of my already short nails, my middle nail on my picture hand to be precise, so I am back to some SUPER nubs... I know my nails are short, but now they are even shorter.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Black and White Challenge! Day Five- Black on Color #FishEggFriday

Good morning!!

**EDIT** Today is Fish Egg Mani Friday :DD!!! hahah I found out from Sammy, my challenge buddy, that I guess sometime last nite it was deicded that today would be Fish Egg Mani Friday as a way to stick it to Ciate(LOOOOOOL). The fact that I did a kaviar mani today was actually nothing more than a coincidence but of course I wanted to be added to the list of lovelies participating in this most epic movement. I should have another edit later on with the list of Fish Egged nail Bloggers :).

  Today I have for you guys Day Five of the Black and White Challenge. The task for today is to use Black over a color base. I decided to incorporate the color Blue into the rest of the Black and White Challenge where color is allowed. I'm trying to feature as much Blue as possible throughout April for Autism Awareness.
 I started with Two coats of Zoya Robyn. Such an epic shade of Blue... Then I wanted to do a full caviar texture mani so I went to town with my Black micro beads from Michaels. This is totally unrelated, but just in case you guys did not know about this...  I'm sure by now ya'll have heard about the Ciate fiasco, them sending C&D letters to bloggers using the term "caviar nails" when they dont even own the trademark yet, apparently. I found this quite funny actually, how they choose to waste their money trying to trademark a concept they did not even spawn... And then bully people with letters about using a term they don't even own.... STooooooPID! See [THIS] post for more info.
So yeah.. Ciate can kiss my microballs.. What? Are they gonna get Michael's and every craft store in the land to stop selling these? Hahahah.... I wonder who the brilliant mind behind their marketing is... Don't they realize how dumb they look right now? I guess not, if they did they wouldn't be moving forward with that nonsense. Why not put that money towards actually developing a new and innovative trend? Or even better, just make your colors more interesting so you don't have to trademark other's concepts as your own....

**EDIT** Bloggers Participating in Fish Egg Friday**

Sammy from The Nailasaurus
Salla  from  OMG! Polish 'Em!
Stephanie from Sincerely Stephanie
Jeanette from The Swatchaholic
Emily from  The Lacquerologist
Anna from  Pretty Digits
Susan from  The Subtle Shimmer
Ivana from  Ivana Thinks Pink
A Lacquered Affair from   A Lacquered Affair
Cristina (who as part of the B&W challenge has done a fish egg manicure!) from Let Them Have Polish
Tiffany from 2thelastdrop  
Jen from The Polishaholic



Thank you for this hillarity Kayla!
Don't forget to stop by  Sam The Nailasaurus, Rie Nails and Noms, Esther at Fab Fingertips, Stephanie at Sincerely Stephanie and Emily from The Laquerologist to see what they have in store for us today!

What are your thoughts on either my mani or Ciate's behavior?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Black & White Challenge! Day Four- Color on White

Good Morning!!

  Today we are heading back to the Black and White Challenge for Day Four. The task today is color on a White base. I knew exactly what I was going to do for Day Four from the get-go. I'm not even gonna blab anymore and I'm just gonna show you some pics because I freaking love this so much!
 So I was kind of inspired by fine china for these. I absolutely love how the stamps turned out. I started with a base of Three thin coats of Nicole by O.P.I Others pale by Kim-parison. For the stamped nails I used Konad Red SP and Red Angel plate RA-109. I accented the flowers with some Red rhinestones. I did a kaviar nail because I could not put off playing with my beads any longer (LOVE this). I was supposed to do a stamp on my index nail but ended up changing my mind last minute and doing a glitter gradient in O.P.I Getting Miss Piggy with It. I seriously love this look!!
I cannot wait to see what my partners came up with today! Don't forget to stop by  Sam The Nailasaurus, Rie Nails and Noms, Esther at Fab Fingertips, Stephanie at Sincerely Stephanie and Emily from The Laquerologist to see what they have in store for us today!

Dates to fit for April as follows:
1.       White base with black (Apr. 1st 2012)
2.       Black base with white (Apr. 4th 2012)
3.       Black base with color (Apr. 7th 2012)
4.       White base with color (Apr. 10th 2012)
5.       Color base with black (Apr. 13th 2012)
6.       Color base with white (Apr. 16th 2012)
7.       Black & white with glitters (Apr. 19th 2012)
8.       Sponging (Apr. 22th 2012)
9.       Water marble (Apr. 25th 2012)
10.     Manicure of your choice with black and white (Apr. 28th 2012)

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