NOTD: Something Blue!

Well, I’m back on a blue nail polish kick, but I’ve really been missing nail art so I decided to dive back into nail art with this look.

somethingblue | by themani-ac
The base on my pointer, middle and ring fingers is two coats of Zoya Lillian. Then I have two coats of Zoya Purity on my thumb and pinky, to which I then added the marbling. I also added just a little bit of silver leaf to go with the silver striping tape on my ring fingers. I topped everything off with Essie Good to Go.
I looooove how this came out. It was subtle, but so pretty. And.. it went with my engagement ring!  Hence the name of the NOTD, it was definitely part of my inspiration.
I’m really going to try to get back into the swing of nail art, I promise.

NOTD: Watercolor!

I thoroughly enjoyed my last marble, so I decided to do another, more colorful version!

I’m also tired of snow and ready for spring and summer.

Anyhow, my base for all nails is two coats of Zoya Purity topped with Essie Good to Go. On my thumb, pointer and pinky I created this watercolor effect with Paula Dorf Perfectly Purple, China Glaze Too Yacht Too Handle and Zoya Talia. What I did was thin out each color with some acetone, then apply it to the nail in patches. Then I took more acetone and blobbed it on to thin out the color and create the effect.

I thought it would be too much to do on all the nails so I left my middle and ring fingers white and added the triangle studs. Then topped everything with another coat of Good to Go.

I looooove how the watercolor effect comes out, and it’s super quick and easy! What do you think?

NOTD: Marble and Burgundy!

I finally feel like I’m getting my groove back!

Alright! The base on my middle and ring fingers is two coats Zoya Willa, I topped it off with Sally Hansen Big Shiny Top Coat. When that was dry, I thinned out some Zoya Willa with acetone to create the grey texture in the background, then used a thin striping brush and Willa to create those veins/cracks, and finally added a little bit of gold leaf. Of course, topped it off with more Big Shiny Top Coat.

For the other nails I used two coats of Zoya Sloane, and when that was dry I added some gold striping tape, and topped everything off with Big Shiny Top Coat.

I love this so much, I think this is one of the best marbles that I’ve done! What do you think?


NOTD: Grey Marbled!

I’ve been lacking some inspiration, so I decided to try a technique that I haven’t done in a while.


Ahhhh, marbling. My base is two coats of Zoya Purity, and topped it with Essie Good to Go. Then I thinned out Zoya Willa with some nail polish thinner and dabbed it on all my nails with a nail art brush. Then I took acetone and dabbed it over the black so it marbled. After I liked how it look, I added a coat of Essie Good to Go to seal everything in.

Overall, I really like how it came out, much better than the last time I tried lol. What do you think?

NOTD: Matte Marble

I’m liking making everything matte lately!


My thumb, pointer and pinky are two coats of Zoya Caitlin. My middle and ring fingers have a base of two coats of Zoya Purity. Then I watered down some Zoya Dove with some nail polish thinner and applied it with a nail art brush, just randomly, to get that marbled look. Then I tinned down some Zoya Willa and used a thin nail art brush to create the black lines, then added Essie Leggy Legend for a gold accent. And to jazz up my other nails, I added the snazzy cut out triangle studs. Finally topped everything off with NYC Matte Me Crazy.

I like how this came out! I was envisioning it for a couple days now. I like it matte, but I also might like it glossy. What do you think? Should I add a glossy top coat?