Wednesday, October 1, 2014

31DC2013 Day 27 - Inspired by Artwork

Hi Lovelies! Up next in the 31 Day Nail Challenge is Day 27, Inspired by Artwork. I'm always drawn to Asian inspired art featuring bamboo so after a quick search online (this is literally the 3rd image that comes up in Google when I search for "bamboo art"), I knew what I wanted to do.

To create this look, I used 4 Zoya shades which best matched my desired palette. Starting out with a base of Zoya Jacqueline, a beautiful ivory shade which you can see swatches of at the end of this post...

Using a sea foam sponge, I sponged a mix of Zoya Tayor and Flynn over Jacqueline to complete the background...

Finally, using Zoya Emilia I stamped the bamboo pattern from Bundle Monster plate BM-424

I love how delicate this design turned out. Best of all I think is that the bamboo pattern almost seems to have a textured look to it. I'm thrilled in this case that it didn't transfer fully, but left a few 'holes' in the leaves and stalks giving it an aged look.

Zoya Jacqueline
An ivory cream with a barely there pearly shimmer. The shimmer is not visible on the nail, but I think gives softness to the shade. The formula is very nice and provides good coverage at two coats as seen below although a few of the nails could have benefited from a very thin third coat. Swatches are with no top coat.

Swatch Details
Brand: Zoya
Collection: Lovely, Spring 2013
Color Name/Number: Jacqueline, ZP654
Number of coats: 2
Top Coat: No

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

I would love to know what you think of this art!

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

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  1. Love this! Perfect colors, love Zoya, adding more to my wishlist

  2. Awesome colors! They work really well together!

  3. That base Zoya color is very lovely, but the look you create is simply beautiful. So delicate, and giving this aged feeling. I love it!

  4. Perfect match of colours, beautiful manicure! :-)


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