Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday Blues Before & After: Beautiful Bast

Hello!

It's Monday again, and yes that sucks. Luckily, by the time you're reading this, the official workday will be over, and the worst of Monday will hopefully be behind you. :)

For this edition of Monday blues, I've chosen to bring you Zoya Sunshine, one of the Zoya Pixies that I absolutely adore; they look like crushed gems on your nails, in this case, rich sapphires:

Zoya Sunshine

Zoya Sunshine

Zoya Sunshine

Zoya Sunshine

Next, I painted over the polish with a coat of topcoat, to mitigate the texture a bit, since I wanted to stamp upon it. Then, stamp upon it I did, with China Glaze Passion, using MoYou London Artist Collection 07. I used a dot of red for Bast's eye, and balanced that out with some red accents on the index and pinky finger with Konad Red:









I'll be reviewing this plate later in the week, and I'll show you how I created this manicure with the plate, and why (hint: look at the patterns on either side of da kitty's face, on the accent nail). For now, I'll just comment that of course since I love all things Ancient Egyptian and I love cats, Bast is one of my favorites of favorites, and I love this. I also love the effect of the gold stamping over the texture--it gives it a gilded look that I think has a rich look.

Thanks for stopping by, and here's to Tuesday!

Hugs and loves,
M.

18 comments:

  1. Lovely blue texture polish and what you did with the stamping on it is amazing!!

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    1. Thank you! Zoya is the queen of texture, in my opinion...:)

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  2. Gorgeous polish and stamping! I tried to stamp over my texture polish and it rubbed off pretty quickly :( maybe I should try top coat first next time the stamping might stick better Ion a smoother surface

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    1. That might help. I also put a think coat over it as well. With the good quality texture polishes like Zoya, you still get the textured effect, even with the topcoat. :)

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  3. Lapis, carnelian & gold with Bast? Looks like a perfect Egyptian mani to me! <3

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  4. This polish is gorgeous! wow. so pretty!

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  5. Gah, these Zoya's textures are just *perfect* (I HAVE to try to get me one..)!
    Love what you did with this mani, that rich deep blue looks awesome with gold.

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    1. They really are. We need to talk in FB about a way to get you some polishes...

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    2. You know, I was actually thinking of proposing a swap :) (or, err, a one way transaction rather, or something, since I'm not really sure there's much that would interest you here), but the postal costs these days..sheesh. So I'm resigned to just buying from within EU [NOT from our home market though, where Zoya & OPI cost up to 18$!].

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    3. We can figure something out. Just PM me. Oh, and FYI, Zoya's annual earth day sale should be coming up toward the end of the month. If you're interested in some Zoyas, that would be the time for me to grab them for you. :)

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