Monday, July 16, 2012

Zoya Zuza and Candy Lacquer High Tide

It's been awhile since my last post. To be honest, I've been spending so much time reading all the blogs I follow, I haven't been keeping up my own blog. I know, I've been very very bad!! Anyway, I wanted to share some pretties with you today.

Recently I got some nail mail from Candy Lacquer:

L to R: Modern Love, High Tide, Starlight
Modern Love, High Tide, Starlight
I've since placed another order, which I hope will be here any day. shhhhhhh.... don't tell hubby... He says I've been getting a box a day. What does he know?!?

Anyway, I couldn't wait to try High Tide. I love turquoise, it reminds me of the Caribbean, Hawaii, all the great places we've been to on vacation. But first I needed to try another new color I had received, this by Zoya.

Zoya Zuza
Zoya Zuza is from the Beach & Surf 2012 Collection, and as Zoya says on their web site, can be best described as: "Deep, saturated, oceanic turquoise with gold and silver metallic shimmer and a foil-like finish. A beachy, colorful, foil-like shade with the perfect balance between blue and green." I love this polish!

Candy Lacquer High Tide over Zoya Zuza
As the accent nail, I added High Tide which is a gorgeous holo bottle of glitters in shades of blues and greens. I can't stop staring at this bottle, it's fabulous!! The sparkle it gives off is so spectacular, I can't wait to try it over other colors as well.

Do you have any Candy Lacquer polishes, if so, which is your favorite? You can buy Candy Lacquer on Etsy. I believe High Tide is not available at the moment, but there are several other fantastic colors that are. Be sure to check her out!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Happy early 4th to all of my friends here in the U.S. Hope everyone has a safe and fun day tomorrow. We are going to some friends house for an early barbeque and some adult beverages. Don't you hate when a holiday falls in the middle of the week? Screws everything up. Of course, my husband is taking the rest of the week off, talk about screwing everything up. LOL  Anyway, on to my 4th of July mani!

let the fireworks begin!
I had bought this bottle of Independence Day from The Polish Bar awhile ago. Independence Day is a limited edition polish that is packed with fine matte white, red and blue glitters, as well as larger matte blue hex glitters. Love this polish! It goes on nicely, dries quickly. I had planned on using this over solely over Wet N Wild's Saved By The Blue but plans changed when the blue gllitter wasn't showing up like I thought it would.

I figured that if I used red, white and blue (the colors of our flag), you would be able to see the difference variations of Independence Day. Different colored glitters seem to pop on different colored name enamel, very cool! I think the one that showed the best though was the white, especially in the shade. The Red I used was Urban Decay Kiss and the White is Essie Marshmellow, 2 coats for all.

And of course I then had to add that extra sparkle of holo goodness, it is after all, Independence Day!! So I added a coat of Wet 'N Wild's Stars & Stripes. Those stars were a pain to fish out of that skinny neck bottle but worth it in the end.  I followed that all with a coat of Gelous and a coat of SV.

I bought 4 other polishes from The Polish Bar besides Independence Day, can't wait to swatch them! The last I checked, she still had stock available of Independence Day as well as some other favorite colors of mine. Here is a link to her Etsy Store.

Again, have a safe and fun holiday tomorrow! For those of you living in the hot zones, stay cool!!