I’ve heard a lot of great things about Zoya polish, but I haven’t had the chance to try it yet…until now. I decided that my first color would be something off my usual beaten track ( pinks, purples and blues) and tried something totally different for me – Zoya “Hunter” which is a creamy forest green color.
Zoya Hunter is a cream base which goes on so smoothly, I only needed one coat (or two thin coats). This is rare for a polish so I’m so pleased with this. The formula has so much shine to it that you don’t even need to add a topcoat (no topcoat here).
Well I couldn’t just leave my subtle hunter polish as is, of course, I had to play with the color to see what sort of nail art I could do with such a dark and different color as my base (I’ve never worked with dark green before). Flipping through magazines for inspiration, I was inspired by these green leopard print flats from the Gap.
Using black acrylic paint I created small Cs and dots to form a leopard print detailing to my ring and middle finger (I love animal print – see my previous post). I then experimented with gold micro beads and black studs that I purchased from Claire’s. After placing the black stud carefully on my nail (using a topcoat as glue), I then used an orange stick to pick up the micro beads one bead at a time (you lave to lick the stick slightly to make it sticky to pick of the micr bead) and carefully placed the beads around the black stud. I topped off the design with my favourite – Glisten & Glow HK Girl topcoat.
I really like the results. What do you think?
Next up…Zoya Pixie Dust!