Thursday, September 4, 2014

September Nail Art Challenge: Stamping Month! Day 4: Food


Today, the theme is food. And I decided to make colorful citrus mani using my first ever nail polish collection from Zoya "Irresistible". I love all bright colors of polish in this collection and their foil finish. Basically, these polishes, which I got in October 2013 became a foundation of my entire collection, which now is more than 100 bottles. And it's not even a year since I started to collect them.... ohh well, they are liquid beauties in the bottles, who can resist? Definitely not me ;)


 Figure 1. All five nails stamped with the same citrus pattern on top of different background colors. Accent nail made using decal technique.

Figure 2&3. Two more pictures at various angles.

Figure 4. Macro images of each nail: Grapefruit (Tinsley), Orange (Amy), Mix (my first attempt to make decal using stamper), Lemon (Kerry) & Lime (Rikki).

Materials and Methods:

Nail polish: 

  • Zoya - Tinsley (3 coats)
  • Zoya - Amy (2 coats)
  • Zoya - Kerry (2 coats)
  • Zoya - Rikki (2 coats)
  • Sally Hansen - Natural white (stamping and background for decal on accent nail)

Stamping plates:
  • BM 308

Ready to use decal:

Decal looks nice, but it was too big for my short nails. That's why I end up removing most of yellow and pink parts.

Discussion: If you take a careful look colors on the accent nail look different compared to other nails. This is due to the white background under decal. I especially like how Tinsley turns out yummy pink. I used my regular top coat Glisten&Glow HK Girl to seal of decal and it worked really nice and dried fast. To fill in different colors I used medium size doting tool. it was my long time dream to make citrus mani and I'm pretty happy with the result.


Zoya collection at NPC Irresistible.
Decal tutorial, which I used to learn this technique.
My long time citrus nail art inspiration is made with fimo. One day, I also will try it :)


  1. These look good enough to eat! Fab job :) I need more Zoyas in my life... you have shown them off so well here.

    1. Thank you. I love these polishes, they are so fun to use :) I'm thinking to buy one more zoya collection, just can not decide on the finish :)