Wednesday, October 31, 2012

[NOTD] Halloween Manicures

I usually don't dress up in costume for Halloween, but I will take any excuse for a themed manicure.  These are the Halloween manicures I've sported over the past couple weeks.  For all manicures, I used Zoya Anchor for my basecoat and New York Color Grand Central Station for my topcoat.

1.  Milani Purple Passion (2 coats) topped with Hit Polish Witches Brew (1 coat)

Halloween mani #1:  Milani Purple Passion and Hit Polish Witches Brew (modeled with my favorite book, Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury)

2.  Zoya Pia (2 coats) with Color Club Status Update used to stamp a pumpkin design from Bundle Monster BM-222 plate

Halloween mani #2:  Zoya Pia and a stamp from Bundle Monster Plate BM-222 using Color Club Status Update

3.  Orly Steel Your Heart (2 coats) topped with Hit Polish Harley (1 coat)

Halloween mani #3:  Orly Steel Your Heart with Hit Polish Harley

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

[NOTDs] Purple Nails

I'm still catching up on blog posts.  This post will be a compilation of NOTDs from spring and summer, feauturing all purple nail polishes.  I'll start with my favorite, Zoya Malia, a creamy mid-tone, blue-leaning purple.  Malia is one of my all-time favorite nail polishes.

Zoya Malia (two coats, sunlight)

Zoya Malia (two coats, sunlight)

There are more purple manicures after the jump....

[NOTD] Essie Innocent

I wore this manicure in September.  The nail polish is Essie Innocent, two coats, with base and top coats. Innocent is a light mauve, and I think it's the perfect neutral nail color for autumn.  (I also like Essie Lady Like and Revlon Gray Suede - both shown here - for demure fall manicures.)

Essie Innocent (under sunlight through a window)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

[NOTD] Essie Made to Honor

My nails and cuticles were in great condition this summer, so I kept my nails looking neat and trimmed but usually unpolished.  However, here I wore a my-nails-but-better polish, Essie Made to Honor, two coats.

Essie Made to Honor (indirect sunlight)

Essie Made to Honor (indirect sunlight)