Color Challenge #4 – Red and Gold

I’m back with another color challenge today! This time around is red and gold, only three more to go now! I’m very excited about doing the next few.

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I used two coats of Zoya Livingston as a base and I sponged on Marbles For Polish Golden Daze as a glitter gradient. Golden Daze is one of my newly released glitters than can be worn on it’s own or as a glitter topper. You can find it along with another ten new polishes in my etsy shop!

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Here are a couple photos with flash to show the gold holo micro glitter in Golden Daze. I love how sparkly it is!

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How do you guys like this one? I’m still obsessed with all things holo since it’s been so sunny lately, so Golden Daze and my other glitter toppers really satisfy my craving for rainbow bling. And don’t forget that if you have a red and gold mani, or any of the other color combos I’ve posted do far, go check out my facebook page and comment with your pictures on each post.

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Champagne Glitter Gradient

Hey, long time, no see! Sorry for being absent here for a bit, but if you’d like to stay updated in other ways I do post on facebook and instagram. I should have a bunch of posts coming up this next month because I’ll be doing a nail art challenge using this color pairing chart. Pedis aren’t necessary, I’m doing it all on my finger nails.

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If you would like to join me I’ll be doing them in order starting on August 7th and then posting every Monday and Friday in August until I’ve finished. You can post yours to any social media, but I encourage you to post your pictures in the comments when I post each blog entry on facebook so everybody can see them in one place.

And now on to the actual mani the post is about! I used two coats of Zoya Jules which is a beautiful shimmery taupe polish. I sponged on one of my upcoming Marbles For Polish glitters, Lady Charms. This glitter topper is similar to China Glaze Fairy Dust and Golden Enchantment because it’s both a gold and silver micro glitter.

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This mani really reminds me of a bubbly champagne. I think I would wear this again to a classy event because it’s neutral but a little bit jazzed up. Are you guys excited about the new polishes I have coming out? If you haven’t seen them yet check out my instagram for some sneak peeks and look out for all of them early to mid August.

Black and Gold French

For today’s mani I have a quick and easy French tip. I wanted to go a different route and so a black base with a gold tip. Originally I wanted to do more of a true yellow gold but I wanted to use both Zoya polishes and somehow I don’t have Ziv or Goldie (I could have sworn I owned Ziv!). So instead I reached for Jules, a more champagne gold. The colors actually go very well together in this mani.

I started with two coats of Dovima, which is a shimmery black matte. Then I free handed Jules over the tips of my nails. I didn’t use a top coat at first so you could see the matte and shiny polishes together.

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The I added a top coat which I think I liked better. It makes Dovima darker and more sparkly and just finishes the look. I think the glossy top coat also evens out the look of the tips a bit better since they were done free hand and aren’t completely even.

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Do you like the unconventional twist on a French mani or are you a traditionalist? I personally think you can be much more creative this way and get so many different combinations.

Iron Man

Hello everyone! Before I get started with my nails I’d like to wish a very happy birthday to my little girl Andraia (Andi). She’s 3 today, I can barely believe it!

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Now who’s seen the new Avengers movie? My husband and I saw it on the 1st and really liked it. I still think the first Avengers was a little better but all the Marvel movies are awesome. Iron Man has probably always been my favorite Avenger, Robert Downey Jr is absolutely perfect for that roll and just makes me love Iron Man even more. So I decided to do some Iron Man nail art the other day.

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On my middle finger and thumb I did 3 coats of The Mechanic by Marbles For Polish. On my pinkie I used just one coat of Zoya Alix. For my index and ring fingers I started with a base of Zoya Brooklyn and topped it with Kerry. For the details on my ring finger I painted on Alix, Willa, and Purity with a thin nail art brush. I top coated everything and there you have it!

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Who is your favorite Avenger if you’re into the movies and/or comics? Would you like to see me try to represent more Marvel characters? I’ve been meaning to do Spiderman nail art lately, maybe that one will be next.