November 14, 2011


The Monday challenge this week for Polish-aholics Anonymous was PLAID!  

Plaid Zoya

I was really inspired by a screengrab I had taken of my Zoya order a month ago, and decided they would be fun fall plaid colors. I wanted to Fauxnaud because I hadn't stamped in a while, so I used Mash plate M60 (dupe for Konad m60, too) and special white Konad polish on top of some painted stripes of Zoya Shawn, Caitlin, and Cola. I wish that the stripes of color I had done showed through the stamping better; I think this would have been more successful with either freehand stripes OR stamping, but not both. I messed up on my middle and ring fingers, but because I did a layer of clear in between, it was really easy to remove the stamped pattern, re-apply some clear, and re-do the stamp. I wish I had aligned the stripes of color with the stripes in the stamp pattern but oh well! Some extra practice and I'll be even better.

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Here are some pretty bottle shots of the Zoyas. I really like Zoya because it works well for me; it wears well on me and they have a great selection of colors. If you like Zoya, but it doesn't work for you or you don't want to spend $8 a bottle - Color Club Shabby Drab (Back to Boho A) is dupeish for Caitlin and China Glaze Brownstone (Metro Fall collection) is dupeish for Cola!

Shawn, Caitlin, Cola
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Don't forget you can click through for more detail on any of these pictures.
Have you done plaid nails before? I bet they're better than mine!


  1. i loved your plaid, and i NEVER would have put those 3 colours together - looks awesome xxx

  2. Thank you! I never would have put them together myself, if they hadn't been arranged in my shopping cart that way


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