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Feb 07 2014

Zoya Naturel Nail Art

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom.

naturel nail art
When I receive new Zoya collections to review, I am always excited to swatch them and share them with you. Zoya is usually one of my favorite releases each season.

But I also love putting them aside for a month or two, then revisiting the collection as a whole and finding some kind of inspiration for nail art. The colors always compliment each other and this time around, the Naturel collection was no different!

I decided to use Odette, Rue and Taylor for a quick gradient.

  • I didn’t use a sponge, I just used the brush of each polish to dab on the color.
  • I started from the cuticle to the tip, did one coat of each color on each nail (Odette, then Rue, then Taylor), then went back and did a second coat for each.
  • I added lilac iridescent rhinestones I recently ordered off either eBay or Amazon – both really great places to score some nail art decorations.

naturel nail art 2
Here’s another shot to show some more of the bright iridescence in the rhinestones!

naturel nail art 3

I do this because I have not yet mastered the sponge gradient, but you can be sure I’m going to keep trying.

Also, total side note but the colorful fabric I’m holding is actually a scarf that I crocheted several years ago! I was into crocheting for a bit in my mid-20s, and I started making this warm, colorful blanket…but crocheting is a lot more tedious than knitting when you’re trying to make a blanket, it seems, so I gave up when it was a little wider than a typical scarf. Now, it’s the warmest scarf I own, and I get compliments on my handywork, which makes me feel good since I love being crafty, but I’m never very good at it! LOL

I have lately been thinking about re-teaching myself how to crochet, so that I can make some homemade bits again.

Anyway! Do you like looking at a collection, finding inspiration and creating nail art, too? And as a total side note with you – do you crochet or knit?!

Disclaimer: I received the Zoya Naturel polishes in this post from the PR firm/Manufacturer for review, which you can see here. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

 

 

  • kSquaredGlamour

    very cute mani and i love that shade!

  • myCosmeticBag

    ahhh this is so pretty!

  • Farryn

    So cute!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Another cute mani Judy! Wow, you made that scarf? that’s awesome! You should make more. I don’t crochet myself but I love making accessories (earrings, neckpiece, etc). I used to have online store pre-blogging days.

  • Amber

    Love your mani, and your scarf! I used to knit years ago, but not anymore. I’m not sure I have the patience anymore lol!

  • Nidia Doherty

    I think I need Odette… I used to crochet a bit when I was a kid, but I’m crap at crafts, and anything detail-oriented.

  • MyNewestAddiction

    Love the shades! And what I love even more is the sweater under it! :D

  • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

    I can’t imagine anyone not loving those lavender shades. They are just so sweeeeet!!!

  • Betzy Carmona

    Gorgeous ! I really like the stones in them

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Love the gems with these colors!

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    You really glammed up a neutral look!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    I need those gems in my life!

  • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

    that’s some bling you got going on there, my dear! :)

  • Emily Hudspeth

    Purple has always been a favorite of mine and I love that we are seeing it now more with Radiant Orchid being the color of the year. This dusty violet is so hot right now. Im going to be getting this for sure!

  • erikatheicyone

    Pretty colours and nail art. :)

    I both knit and crochet, when the whim strikes me.

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Love the rhinestones!

  • Anastasia

    Those colors look lovely together, they remind me of candy corn, only if it was blueberry flavored :)