Happy Labour Day friends… to those who are in mourning because it’s the last day of summer vacation, I am sorry! If you are like me, and enjoying the fact that the kids go back tomorrow and life can return to it’s normally scheduled routine, let’s rejoice together!
It was hot as all get-out here this weekend and I don’t do heat (or cold for that matter) so I opted to spend the weekend swatching polishes for upcoming videos and Instagram posts. After doing that though, I felt like I needed a palette cleanser so pulled out my new Zoya Naked Manicure polishes and went to town.
If you haven’t already heard, Zoya created a line of polishes that are meant to create the ‘perfect’ looking natural nail. I picked up the Women’s Nail Perfecting Kit along with the Lavender Perfector and the Buff Perfector from Nail Polish Canada last week when they finally released in Canada (anyone else struggling with the exchange rate these days?).
To create the ‘Naked Manicure’ it actually takes quite a few layers of polish and a bit of patience. Start with one coat of the Naked Base and once that is dry, add a coat of the Lavender Perfector to help neutralize any staining that may be on your nails. Once dry, use two coats of the Pink Perfector (which was perfect for my pale skin tone but there are a bunch of options so make sure you pick the one best for you). Using the Tip Perfector, carefully paint over the natural white tips of your nails creating a smooth, bright nail line. At this point, you can either seal it all in with the Satin Seal or the Glossy Seal top coat OR… you can get all glam and add a holo top coat like I did. I used one coat of Holo All The Things by Nine Zero Lacquer and VOILA… a perfect natural manicure!
This manicure was a little outside my norm but I really enjoyed it and thought it made my nails look longer and healthier. I would definitely wear it again and be more proud of showing of my naked nails!