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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

NOTD: My Favorite Polish Color EVER!

Everyone who paints their nails on a regular basis has that one color that they keep coming back to; that one color that you put on when you don't want to do anything too crazy.  For me, that's Zoya's Bela. It is so demure and pretty. On my skin tone (very pale with pink undertones/dark hair) it is the perfect pale pink that I had been searching for forever. You may remember that this is the Zoya that was featured in the movie Black Swan, and it looks just as beautiful as it does in the dressing room on that little mirrored pedestal.

Bela is a tempermental girl though.  First, it takes at least 3 coats to build opacity. The first coat goes on so sheer you'd never know it was on with just one coat. Secondly, it bubbles. It bubbles in the bottle and then bubbles stick around while you're polishing.  If you don't catch it, you'll end up with a big bubble.  Sometimes you'll end up with a rather large bubble no matter how careful you are, as you'll see on my ring finger in the swatches. Third, it's streaky.  After three coats or so you won't see streaks but if you're looking for something you can put on real quick, this isn't the one.  However, I can absolutely overlook these things because I love this shade SO MUCH. If you're looking for the perfect pink and you have a bit of time to sit down and treat this polish like the thing of beauty that it is, you'll be very pleased.  It's a universally flattering color; I've seen it on women of all skin tones and it is always just as pretty and demure on all of them.

So.....personally? This is a polish I think every woman should own.

For the accent nail, I did a simple stamping in silver with an unnamed/unbranded plate I found on clearance. 

I just now noticed that there's glitter on my polish, haha! Guess that's what happens when I make polish on my painting desk. Whoops!




5 comments:

  1. My fav polish is probably China Glaze "For Audrey" I just love the teal color!!!! But my go to look when i don't feel like it is a french mani:) Classic, Simple but beautiful

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    1. I neeeeed For Audrey. I can't find it around here

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  2. I think Zoya Gabrielle is likely my number #1.

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  3. Mine is "Hyperspace Bypass" by Nerdlacquer. It's so crazy unique. I've never seen anything more beautiful in a polish bottle.

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    1. I am so jealous! That's my number one lemming brand of all time :) you've very lucky!

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