Saturday, May 21, 2011

~ NOTD: Mermaid's Tears and Zoya Promo ~

I have been battling a bad case of flu and to make myself feel better, I... did my nails!  I really wanted to use One Less Lonely Girl again because I love that purple but I wanted something fresh.  I am too tired to go to Ulta to get the minty green polish from the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection, so I made my own!  Here it is... my very own Mermaid's Tears!  I am holding a light blue flower so you can see that it is a little bit green.

For this fun project, I used Zoya Ginessa and Orly Halley's Comet.  The mix is about 60% Ginessa and 40% Halley's Comet.  I think I put too much Ginessa though.  I will try 50-50 mix next time.  I also topped it with my beloved Deborah Lippman Today was a Fairytale for extra sparkles.

I have a bunch of these contact lens holders lying around so I am using that as my polish mixer from now on.  When it's in the lens case, it looks darker. 

Of course, I also topped it with Seche Vite top coat.  I got a new one because my old one is way too thick to use now.  I am probably going to get Seche Restore to fix it since I have 2 bottles of Vite.  I hope Ulta has it so I can get it using the coupon.


By the way, this manicure looks pretty similar to Crystal Fairytale that I did before, which is Zoya Crystal topped with Today was a Fairy Tale.  That was a more muted color though.  Mermaid's Tears is definitely more appropriate for spring and summer.

Zoya is having another promotion that ends on Monday.  According to the Zoya blog, "For a limited time with any** purchase (excluding Zoya Color Spoons) on Zoya.com you get Zoya Nail Polish in Caitlin and Zoya Nail Polish in Dove for free!! Just enter the code ZB52 when you check out!"  I am tempted because I really, really want Pippa!  But I don't care for these two colors.  Ok, I am going to behave myself.  If you want these colors, it's a great deal! 

1 comment:

InsideOut Elle said...

huh...so that's how you mix polish... I really want Dove so I admit that I was very tempted to get more polishes...but ><...*sigh* I'm starting to hit the 30s in nail polish numbers and I feel like I need to par down before I add more ><

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