Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sparkle and Smolder - Zoya Irresistible Nail Art


I recently sat down to do some nail art with the new Zoya Irresistible Collection, and three of the colors jumped out at me. They came together in a gorgeous, fiery combination, and I immediately knew I wanted to do a gradient!

Chalkboard Nails: Sparkle & Smolder Nail Art


Let's talk about the three polishes I used for this look!
Zoya Kerry is a yellow gold foil. Definitely one of my favorite shades in the collection.
Zoya Amy is an orange foil. Super sparkly and warm.
Zoya Bobbi is a red-magenta foil. It reminds me of the color of red grapes.

Chalkboard Nails: Sparkle & Smolder Nail Art

This nail art came out so well but the process was a double edged sword.

If you're familiar with sponged gradients in nail art, you'll know that the sponge deposits polish on the areas of finger that surround your nail. It's usually not that difficult to clean up if you're using cotton swabs and acetone.

I didn't have my brain turned on before I started this nail art, and barged ahead without protecting my surrounding fingers in any way. BIG MISTAKE! Let me tell you why. These polishes are so super sparkly and flecky (part of their appeal!), but their downside is, if you get them on your skin, those sparkles can be pretty challenging to remove. I spent more time cleaning up the polish on my skin than I did doing the actual gradient.

If you guys want to try a gradient with these polishes, I would recommend applying Elmer's Glue or something like Liquid Palisade to the skin surrounding your nails first. If you let it dry completely before you start the gradient, you'll just be able to peel off the mess after you're finished.

Chalkboard Nails: Sparkle & Smolder Nail Art

Chalkboard Nails: Sparkle & Smolder Nail Art

What do you think of this look?

The Zoya Irresistible Collection is available now on Zoya.com for $8 per polish.

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