Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Zoya Blaze and Storm Swatch and Review with striping tape nail art

Hello :)
Here's the post that inspired today's mani...Whitney at Dressed Up Nails created a masterpiece and made me reach for my striping tape again. You know how I love my striping tape! I used Blaze and Storm from Zoya's brand new Holiday 2012 Ornate Collection. You can shop for them on Zoya.com. They are simply amazing. :D

 I applied 2 coats of Zoya Blaze and let dry. Then I carefully place my striping tape on all my nails. I applied 2 coats of Storm thumb and carefully pulled off each piece of tape. Repeat for the other nails. I waited until they had a bit of dry time in order not to smudge and applied Seche Vite. Then the unspeakable happen, my hair dipped down and got onto my ring finger! And then I did something stupid. I followed a Pinterest tip that said if you smudge your wet nail LICK IT. I'm ashamed, but I was desperate :P And no, it didn't work. At least, not with Seche it didn't. So that is the weirdness you may see on my ring finger.
 Zoya describes Storm as "a full coverage, holiday black with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter. Storm is elegant, powerful and versatile - try it as a french tip over Aurora or Blaze" She's a gorgeous sparkling black for sure!! Both of these have a perfect formula, no issues at all, full opacity in 2 coats. 
 Thumb closeup




 Here's Blaze. Absolutely stunning. Perfect in 2 coats. Since I was going to put Storm over this, this is showing you without topcoat. Zoya describes her as "a full coverage, cool-toned medium mulberry red with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter. The multidimensional holographic glitter adds complexity and depth to this vampy red." I say "swoon". Absolutely has me in a festive mood. I already want to wear this for Thanksgiving :)






Are you getting any or all of the Ornate Collection? I've got three more to try. Can't wait to show you!

XO, Victoria


*Disclosure - Products in this post were sent for my honest opinion and review.

47 comments:

  1. ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING!

    I gasped when I saw this, for real. Gorgeous!

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  2. OMGoodness!!! This is gorgeous!! I really need to take out my stripping tape again!! :)

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  3. GORGEOUS! SO gorgeous! Btw, I totally do the smudge spit trick haha it totally works for me and I have to do it way too often :P

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    1. Ha!! Thank you! I bet it works better for non fast dry polish ;)

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    2. Alexis I tried it the other day and it didn't work for me... Maybe because it was a really bad smudge... =)

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  4. Oh my god SHUT UP, Blaze is not that shiny without topcoat! These polishes are incredible, I want this collection SO BADLY but I can't bring myself to pay full price for it... I gotta wait for another awesome Zoya promo! Wish you lived close to me so I could come try them all haha. I LOVE this mani, these colors together look so rich and badass and I love that I inspired you to pull out the striping tape again! :)

    p.s. I couldn't even see the hair marks until you pointed them out. I also got my hair in my wet nails the other day... so frustrating!

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    1. Heehehee. Whitney if you lived near me my kids would never get taken care of, we'd ALWAYS be doing our nails :P Thanks again for the inspiration! <3

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  5. Wow the combination of holos here is sincerely stunning!

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    1. I love that you wrote "sincerely" :D Thank you xo

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  6. Just gorgeous! And what would all those Seche Vite haters say about you actually licking it!? They think it will kill them just breathing it in! LOL.

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    1. ahahaha. I didn't even think of that. Just wanted to save the mani. True polish addict :P

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  7. I saw that same post on Pinterest and yes I tried it too....Lol! Didn't work and tasted terrible!!!

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  8. I love these 2 from this collection! Is it just me, or is Storm appropriate for Storm from X-Men as well?!
    Great mani :3 This is sooo pretty.

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  9. Wow I NEED both these polishes! :D Also, the licking thing totally works for me, even after SV! I lick a finger on the opposite hand and use that finger to smooth it over, then apply another coat of SV and you can't even tell! :)

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  10. the red shade is totally awesome!

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  11. So pretty! I actually love these, too. I'm working on my swatches right now.

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  12. Love what you did with those!

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  13. Stunning what gorgeous colors! as well as design!

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  14. Wow. Totally gorgeous colours. Must get my hands on these polishes!

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  15. wow I love it ! !

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  16. Amazing Swatches and Nail art as always!! :D

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  17. But why's everything about this mani so perfect though? LOL... (that's a compliment).

    Dang woman... I have these polishes and YOU did them justice. AMAZING Swatches and art.

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  18. This is absolutely amazing! Ugh! I need these polishes in my life! :)

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  19. These are actually the two colors I'm most excited about from this collection and I LOVE what you did with them!!! I have always licked smudged nails too, I've never known if it worked or didn't, but I still do it lol!

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  20. WOW! i cant even describe how much i love this! polish lickers unite! LOL i honestly thought i was the only one who did that

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  21. I can't belive how perfect your nails are! So jealous, LOL! And those polishes go so well with your skin tone. Love it!

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  22. Those colors are gorgeous! I need the both.. Now.

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  23. GAH!!! I cant wait to try these on!!

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  24. Awesome polish. Awesome swatches. You must paint your nails under a high powered microscope. Always perfect!

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  25. Your nails and these polishes are all amazing!

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  26. Wow...this manicure is sooo awesome!! I LOVE these two together, and I am just blown away by the Ornate Collection!

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  27. Both really beautiful! I choose Zoya Storm! :-)

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  28. Absolutely stunning! I NEED Zoya Storm!

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  29. These two are such amazing polishes and they go so well together, the best combo for me is on the index nail

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  30. Hi Victotia, I just found you site and LOVE everything I see!!! I bought these Zoya polishes because I want to try this and I have a question for you......where do you purchase the striping tape? Also what is the width of the tape?
    Thanks in advance for your reply!

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    1. Hi Stephanie! I got my striping tape from amazon. It's only $2!! Not sure what the width is..it's very thin!!

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  35. This is one of the most gorgeous manis I've ever seen! I *love* the color combo and designs you've laid out. I just purchased Storm, and was looking up mani designs for inspiration. Now I'll have to get Blaze as well.

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