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 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... 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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