I was inspired by this very sheer and lightly tinted “correcting” polish from Zoya. 
It looks soooo pretty and finished on people’s nails. Non-intrusive and apparently wears extremely well and nourishes the nail. 

But since I’m fully committed to being ’bout this no-chip life…


ibd Just Gel – “Cashmere Blush”


You can barely tell there is polish. Best neutral look ever. 

And here are my nails before the polish:



Hey guys, Duana here! It has been sooo long since I posted! I’ve been busy graduating and stuff.  And everyone knows what happens after graduation: the dreaded job search. UGH!

After sending out what seemed to be around 1 million resumes and applying for 15,000 positions, I got a call back from a company in my target region. I got an interview!! Naturally I went on a quest to find the perfect interview pinky-neutral, one that was subtly appropriate, but still packed a punch and made a nice statement.

I came across Zoya’s “Laurie”, a sheer pink that was like a palate cleanser to my usual neon-hued nails.  I loved it! For my pedicure, I went a little bolder with OPI’s “Pink Flamenco”. I love the color combination!

Zoya “Laurie”,  OPI “Pink Flamenco”

P.S. I got the job! The manicure was the clincher, I’m sure of it!! lol…

O Summer, Where Art Thou?

Hey Guys!! It’s Duana again!

Although New York has been experiencing some wonderful weather, I’m SO tired of winter and in need of a change from my darker fall/winter manicure colors. To me, summertime means I can paint my fingers and toes with brightest polish I can find, and I LOVE IT!!  When I went into my regular nail salon, I realized that they had begun to expand their summer section (during winter months, they pack up most of the bright colors), and I immediately got excited when I saw “Need Sunglasses?” by OPI.  I just LOVE a bright yellow nail! One thing about this polish is that it goes on very thin. I got these results with three coats.

OPI “Need Sunglasses?”

Don’t judge my cuticles y’all…She hadn’t cleaned them yet. I had to snap the picture while she went to process my payment…lol 🙂

OPI “Need Sunglasses?” paired with Zoya “Areej” for pedicure

Nail Porn

I planned on breaking out my China Glaze Electropop Lights Spring 2012 collection ….. that I wasn’t aware (when I purchased last week), was to be released to the public in FEBRUARY 2012??  *checks calendar*…. LOL… 
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Winking smile
it’s still winter anyway.

At any rate, my wonderful sister brought me a Zoya nail polish delivery….

and. I. Lusted.

Zoya “Veruschka” (how it’s spelled on the bottle)
{Veruschuka [<–link] – how it’s spelled in the text of the Zoya site??}

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I don’t know what the name means, but it must be something sexy because when I tell you I swooned… SMH.   If I didn’t like matte polish before……

…… was because I hadn’t met Zoya.

this must be the most beautiful forest green I have ever experienced.  No, not seen…. experienced.  There is nothing I don’t love about this polish.  The brush is beautiful.  The formulation is smooth…. and has the prettiest shimmer, which gives the matte depth.  It’s beautiful.

There. are. no. more. words.