Thursday, January 26, 2012

Zoya Bevin + Essie SOTT

 Here is just a quick mani I did this evening. First we have Zoya Bevin. When I originally saw the promo photos and swatches for the Zoya True collection, the color that grabbed my attention was Bevin. She's a very pretty, creamy sage green color. It's a nice way to wear a fun color without it being overpowering. IMO, it's work friendly. Here is a swatch of Bevin:

As you can see, she's really pretty, fairly neutral and flattering.

I'm not in the business of having to tame down my mani's though. The only issues I run across are, "will this dry before my toddler wakes up?" So I added Essie Shine of the Times.

I really love Essie's SOTT. It looks gorgeous in the bottle and is a fun, easy way to jazz up most colors. Flakies seem to be super hot right now so I would pick this up and add it to your collection since it's one of the easier flakies to find. At $8.00 it isn't the cheapest, the Finger Paints are the cheapest, but those sell out really fast! The colors are really obvious in this flakie: I usually just see gold, red, and orange but if I tilt my nail up I can also see green.

Also, I have no idea what's going on with my finger in the second picture. I swear I don't have super powers. What I DO have is an incredibly cheap macro lens that adds vignetting to my photos and bulges on the outside - which is why the focus is "off" in a lot of photos. I need to figure out a new way to take pictures with this. Maybe setting up my tripod would help.

Oh yeah, have you entered my contest?


Wickless and Polished said...

Oooh pretty! Following you from Polished & Not Quite Put Together :-)

Sun-Dried Lacquer said...

Aw, thanks (: I appreciate you being here!

Fingers said...

Great blog-am a new follower!

Sun-Dried Lacquer said...

Happy to have you!

Unknown said...

I've picked up Essie SOTT also, even though I have all the Finger Paints flakeys already. P.S. I'm also trying to find the perfect bubble gum pink! Why is this so hard to find?