Ok, so I love paint. I love to paint anything and everything. I really do.
I just adore the transformation. There is a creative rush that comes with it.
So, it only makes sense that I also love paint….for nails.
Yes, very much. I collect it. I guess it’s a bit of an obsession.
I, unfortunately, cannot keep polish on for very long with all of the furniture painting and repair. But I do paint them for special occasions. Or when the mood strikes me! Even if it does only last a day.
I wore this for years.
|Zoya: Base-Adel, White tip-Snow White, Top-Gaia|
Many, many years. Like straight through my thirties. No color variation. It was just my “thing” for the most part. I still do occasionally. But most days I’m a one (or two) coat, opaque white and done kinda girl. Easy.
I’m big into the whole “health” thing so I only use polishes that are “Big 3 Free” and do not contain the baddies. Toulene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate. Yuck. Bad stuff.
My favorite brand of polish is Zoya. It is “Big 3 Free” and also does not contain Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor. So I guess that makes it “Big 5 Free”. It is what I use the most.
Now for color…..
My new fav for Fall. LOVE it!
I just adore it. I really, really do. Isn’t it pretty???
Here are some other great Fall/Winter colors.
|Zoya-Lotus with Venique-Clear is the New Sexy over top||(it’s sparkly!)|
|Zoya-Neeka (shown with Venique Top Coat)|
Never thought I’d like (or wear!) any kind of Silver Polish but it is fun around the Holidays!
Like New Year’s!
And this one is just a lovely, soft shade of silver.
|Zoya-Harley with China Glaze-Fairy Dust on top (it’s sparkly!!)|
You must get China Glaze-Fairy Dust. I do believe it actually is. Fairy Dust.
It is mesmerizing….and full of holographic sparkliness.
This is the “famous” Scrangie nail polish. Named after another Blogger who created the color.
Purple Gorgeous-ness. (another color I thought I’d never wear!) Very rich color.
The picture does not do it justice.
|Rescue Beauty Lounge-Scrangie (Limited Time Only, no longer available, as far as I know)|
And because I am a crafty, artsy girl. I am always mixing and blending polish colors together until I get what I want. Just like paint!
Here is one I made recently…..
It ended up a beautiful shade of purple/blue. Just like a velvety blue/purple Tanzanite gemstone. Yummy.
And a fun shade for Spring/Summer….
|Sinful Colors-Why Not with Venique-Clear is the New Sexy over top|
Yes, it is a bright blue. But so fun for the summer! The only problem is, with these kinds of colors, I feel like my clothes, or accessories, need to match in some way. So they are “day only” shades for the most part!!
And finally, what I wear most days….
Here is where I keep all these lovelies.
A great little inexpensive DIY project. Foam board, cut and hot glued together to create a wonderful organizer for polish. Hang it on the wall and all of your polish is at your fingertips. Literally, right?
(you can find a multitude of videos on YouTube showing how to make these)
I don’t wear most of these colors often. Or at all. But I am compelled to buy the pretties when I see them! I just end up giving them away to my daughter or niece.
I do wear the ones I love occasionally.
Some, if only for a day.
I just love color and paint. All kinds of color and any kind of paint. On walls, on furniture, on home decor …..and on nails.
Are you a “paint” lover too?