Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Welcoming My Baby Nephew...

Yesterday evening my brother and his wife welcomed into this world a little baby boy. I am beyond excited to go meet him today so I can cover him in hugs and kisses. Of course I had to have a manicure for the occasion (even though in hindsight it probably would have been wiser not to be doing this at 3am). I would have preferred to create something a bit more colorful, but I opted to go with a subtle manicure since I'll be going to work later in the afternoon....

For the manicure I used a base of Zoya Blu topped with Zoya Mosheen for a little sparkle. I stamped all the nails except for the ring finger using Essence Stamp Me! White and Bundle Monster plate BM-H21. For the accent nail I created a decal using the blocks image from the same stamping plate. I colored the blocks using acrylic paints...

Zoya Mosheen (layered over Blu) 
A slightly tinted base with iridescent bar glitter and holographic micro glitter. Over the baby blue it adds a lovely subtle sparkle. To see how it looks over a darker shade (and read my full review), take a look at the Zenith collection swatches from yesterday. Since Mosheen has a slightly blue tint to it, it darkened the base color just a touch. I used one generous coat of Mosheen over Zoya Blu. Swatches are with a top coat....

These two make such a beautiful combination. I can picture a pretty winter manicure with snowflakes over this...

Swatch Details
Brand: Zoya
Collection: Zenith, Holiday/Winter 2013
Color Name/Number: Mosheen, ZP643
Number of coats: 1 (layered over Zoya Blu)
Top Coat: Yes

Big5Free - Free of Camphor, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

Zoya Blu
A pastel baby blue cream. It dries a bit brighter than the bottle color. The formula is very nice and smooth. It easily provides full coverage at two coats which makes it a great base for nail art. I just love this pastel blue and I think it works year round. It is so pretty. Swatches are with no top coat...

Swatch Details
Brand: Zoya
Collection: Lovely, Spring 2013
Color Name/Number: Blu, ZP653
Number of coats: 2
Top Coat: No

Big5Free - Free of Camphor, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

I'd love to know what you think of this manicure and the polishes...

And now I'm off to meet my little nephew! Mwah!

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

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  1. You are the reason I love this color - Zoya Blu!! One of my all time favorite manicures is the gradiant you did with Zoya Blu w/Zoya Jacqueline. I get so many compliments when I wear it! Love your blog!

  2. Thank you so much! That is one of my favorite gradients & nail art too! I loved the way it turned out!

  3. Zoya Blue is beautiful and the stamping is perfect!
    A big welcome to your baby nephew! :-)

  4. @Raggio di Luna, thank you very much! I'm so excited he has joined our family! Love him so much already :)

    @Diana, thank you very much! I'm so glad you like it :)


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