Very Denniee Nails :): 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Colorful Dots on White

Hello anyone who still might be lurking! I know I've been gone a while, but I really felt the urge to post my mani today. Hopefully it's a sign I might be ready to return for good, but we'll see. I haven't been doing nail art much; I've been busy at work and school and combating some serious fatigue. Hopefully things will be calmer from here until I move (if I move, which depends on what happens after I graduate...scary), since I'm going part-time at school, and work is not as crazy anymore.

Anywhos, I also got a new camera, which has the option of manual settings. I think it's a great improvement over the last camera, and I love the amount of control I have over my pictures. So far, the colors look more true, and the pictures are sharper. I'm still working out some kinks though.

On to the main event: the manicure! Today I have a dotted mani on white base. It's simple, but it IS the first nail art I've done in months now. I love how colorful and fun it looks, and it was perfect for Easter. I don't really celebrate Easter, but I did hang out with some friends today and the weather was beautiful.

Honestly, I think it photographs a little better than I think it looks. With white polishes, I always get super self-conscious about my serious ridges. But here, it actually looks okay :) The technique is simple, just paint on the base color of your choice, and grab two dotting tools in a medium size and a small size. I actually think I should have gone with a beige base instead of a stark white, so I'll keep that in mind for next time.

Leave any thoughts in the comments! Happy Sunday :)

Colors Used:
Base: WNW - White Cream (2 coats)
Pink: Zoya - Shelby
Yellow: Zoya - Creamy
Green: Color Club - La Petite Mint-Sieur
Blue: Zoya - Rocky
Purple: China Glaze - Lotus Begin

Thursday, January 23, 2014

157. Zoya - Payton

Hello hello!  Quick post for you guys today.  This is Payton from Zoya's winter line.  It's such a beautiful, rich plum color that doesn't lean too blue or too red.  The holographic sparkle in Payton is the same as in Zoya's other winter polishes, and it's quite beautiful here.  This is 3 thin, easy-to-control coats :)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

156. Zoya - Dream

Hello everyone and happy new year!  Okay so I'm kind of late.  But it's the thought that counts, right? xP  Well, here is my first mani of 2013.  I've been busy trying to make good changes in my life, so nails have definitely taken a back seat.  But I still definitely enjoy them and do them when I need to unwind.

Zoya Dream, from this year's holiday collection, is a wonderfully deep blue with holographic glitter in it.  This looks as if it could be a family member of Storm, Aurora, and Blaze from last year's holiday collection!  I'm glad for the renewal of this sort of finish because I absolutely adored it last year as well.  This color is also a welcome addition because it's such a rich-looking color.  I LOVE it on my nails.  I was actually saying on my IG page that this color reminds me of Elsa from Frozen (I have been totally obsessed with that movie as of late).  It's so elegant and regal, just like Elsa!

The formula was very nice, not too thick and flowed easily on my nails.  I used 3 coats for this swatch, although you could probably get away with 2 thicker coats.  However, the wear time seemed's only been 2 days, and there is very noticeable tipwear.  Oh well, I love this color so much, I'll deal with it :)