Loretta by Zoya

This nail polish is called Loretta by Zoya.  I purchased this shade simply because my mom is named Loretta.  I didn’t really examine the color or finish when ordering, and I haven’t come across swatches anywhere online.  It is a very sheer, milky, soft pink; it really looks natural and would be great for a French Manicure.  It seems like this color would be overlooked because it is so tame, but I like the way it lets the moons and tips of my nails become the focus.  This is such a change for me since I’ve been wearing outrageous glitter for the past two weeks.  I have three coats of Loretta in this picture; I didn’t paint my tips white, that is just how they are.

This is the very first time I’ve used a Zoya polish and I already love them!  The formula is superb!  I love the bottles, they’re so chic!  The brushes are good quality!  Exclamation points!  There are so many beautiful colors from this company, I feel another Zoya order coming on very soon!

xoxo

Valerie

P.S. I find it mildly amusing that Zoya’s Loretta nail polish is the exact shade my mom Loretta hates with a passion.  She would never be caught wearing light pink.

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Funky French: Skinny Jeans by Sephora by O.P.I.

I love French Manicures with colored tips, but have never succeeded at doing one at home before.  I’ve tried both masking tape and freehand painting, it’s an utter failure (and huge mess) each time.  So I picked up adhesive guides for French Manicures last time I went to the beauty shop.  The back of my mind was telling me “This is the same as masking tape!  Don’t waste your money!”  Hmm… I bought them anyway.

I placed the strips on all my nails (getting them straight did take some practice), pressed down thoroughly and hoped for the best.  I painted my tips Skinny Jeans by Sephora by O.P.I., and Significant Other Color by O.P.I. over that.  These two polishes make a great combination!  Significant Other Color gives Skinny Jeans an almost turquoise cast in certain light because of the green-yellow flash.  Oh, and the final result?  Perfect (for the most part) French Tips!  OMG I am addicted…  I foresee many of these in my future.

xoxo

Valerie