Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Meme Me

Or my baby. Bwahaha. I could do this all day.

Babycenter contest to vote on my baby meme (voting ends January 26th 2015)

Can you top my captions? Here's a blank copy of the picture if you'd like to try!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek of a new technique I've been working on. I'm kind of in love. Detailed instructions (with pictures) to come soon.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Zoya Yuna Swatch

Here is my swatch of Yuna, from Zoya's Ignite line.  Yuna is a solid steel grey color.  The shimmer flashes a yellow/gold in the sunlight which is the most interesting and contrasting combo (in my opinion) in this set.  Two coats.  No topcoat.

Zoya Yuna in indirect sunlight

Zoya Yuna under the macrolens

Zoya Autumn Swatch

This is my swatch of Autumn from the Zoya Ignite line.  The color is the most metallic of all the Ignite line.  It has a strong rusty metal color and flashes copper in sun.  Beautiful color.  Definitely lives up to its name.  I feel like digging all my sweaters out of the cedar closet and it's only August and still nearly 100 degrees outside!  Two coats, no topcoat.

Zoya Autumn in direct sunlight

Zoya Autumn under the macrolens

Zoya India VS Zoya Teigen

This is going into further detail on why I recommend one coat of Teigen, as opposed to two. This is two coats of each in various forms of outdoor lighting.

In these pictures, you can really see the similarity between the two.  It just wouldn't make much sense to own them both.

However, if you lay down one coat of Teigen, you'll get a very pretty and much brighter shade of fuchsia. Albeit, a little sheer, but I kind of like that about it.

Zoya Teigen Swatch

Teigen is a part of Zoya's Iginte line. It is a dark pink/fuchsia, with a golden shimmer similar to Tinsley. My recommendation for Teigen is to slowly, and carefully apply 1 coat. It will be a little sheer, but I just preferred the coloring that way, as it gave a much brighter pink appearance that way. Two coats leave it a little too similar to India.  More on that here.  Swatches shown with two coats. One coat example shown in linked blog. I may do a full hand reswatch with one coat later today.

Zoya Teigen in indirect sunlight.

Zoya Teigen in direct sunlight

Zoya Teigen under the microlense