Thursday, December 19, 2013

Zoya Monica & Nicole by OPI Shoot for the Maroon

Today's post continues to demonstrate my recent habit of combining 2-3 untried polishes into one mani in an effort to reduce the guilt I feel about the polish pretties that haven't had their time in the limelight.  Lol....okay, so that sounded way more dramatic than it needed to be, but if you're reading nail blogs then you'll understand what I mean. 

The base color here is Zoya Monica, a looooovely dark purple with some grey undertones that applied in typical Zoya form -- easily, quickly, no problems.  (oh hey, look at that bare spot on my index...damn macro photography, lol.....that's user-error courtesy of my penchant for speedy application)  I'm a newbie to the blogging world, but my polish habit started about 18+ months ago and I've since come to the realization that my favorite colors to wear are usually greyed out purples, blues, greens and pinks, and Monica fits the bill quite nicely.  It's a little darker on the nail in lower lighting (though it NEVER looks black), but I like dark anything on my nails so I'm okay with that fact.

For my accent nail, I grabbed my dotting tool and applied some dot flowers in Zoya Purity (white) and Nicole by OPI Shoot for the Maroon (shimmery burgundy/maroon).  I quite like the contrast between Monica and SFTM here, and even though my heart belongs to cremes, I can always go for a little shimmer accent.

More pics below the jump, to include a rare photo of my right hand where I did the opposite color combo in order to swatch that NOPI.....

See what I mean about Monica looking a little darker in some lighting?  The above photo was taken in shaded outdoor natural light.

Annnnnd, here's an awkward shot of my right hand, where the base color is Shoot for the Maroon with the accent done with Purity and Monica.  SFTM is quite lovely as well, a deep dark burgundy lightened up a bit with shimmer.  Formula was easy-peasy, though I guess I could have done a little better with my cleanup.  Lol!  :)

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  1. Haha, I do the exact same things with my untried :) Monica looks gorgeous -- I love the cute little flowers on the accent nail! (also, I love your nail shape!)

    1. Thanks Lucy! I love doing those little dot flowers for a quick accent since I seem to lack the skill in putting together anything more elaborate these days. Moving will do that to ya, my brain is more fried than usual these days! :)