Monday, June 18, 2012

#ManicureMonday: Zoya 'Zuza' & Essie 'A Cut Above'


When the Essie Luxeffects came out awhile back I told myself I didn't need them, that they weren't anything to write home about, and didn't buy any.  Around Christmas I started seeing Pure Pearlfection on pretty much everything, so I bought it.  The next in the collection to be purchased was A Cut Above so I could achieve my all time favorite mani, the Rose Gold Manicure.


Although I love the look of this manicure, it was not practical.  In order to get the pink glitter to form a line, it took 2-3 coats, resulting in a bump which you can see in the pictures.  I do like the ring and thumb application though and will be doing this on a number of manicures in the future.


This is {1} coat of basecoat, {2} coats of Zoya 'Zuza', {2-3} coats of 'A Cut Above' for the tips, and {2} coats of 'A Cut Above' on the ring and thumb finger. 


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    1. Thanks Megan, it reminds me of rose gold, so I use it on like EVERYTHING.

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  2. It always looks like you get professional manicures done - you're so talented, lady!

    xox,
    Meghan

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    1. Thanks Megan! It just takes practice, that's all! And patience. And lots of manicures. ;)

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  3. I love how that looks!! I bought A Cut Above but haven't used it yet. I am obsessed with all things rose gold so I might just have to do your rose gold mani soon!!!

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    1. Kim, you NEED to do the rose gold manicure, you'll LOVE it. I have a wedding coming up I might do that manicure for. Show me a pic when you do?

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  4. cute. Last week i did silver with my ring finger painted hot pink.

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    1. Oh, I like that idea. I usually do pink with a silver accent, but this sounds pretty!

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  5. LOVE the mani! The color is fab and the french glitter RAWKS!! Sometimes impractical is necesssary!!

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    1. Thank you! I love glitter, and you're right, it IS necessary!

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  6. Loving the pink glitter...I think that's going to be my next venture, glitter polish! (Thanks for stopping by my blog!)

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    1. Thank you! I have a bunch of glitter polish, but I still want more!

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  7. pretty!


    p.s. I'm having a giveaway if you'd like to check it out!
    devorelebeaumonstre.com xx

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  8. Oh my gosh, so pretty!! Thanks so much for linking up with Mani Monday, Amy - I always look forward to your posts!!

    xo,
    Heather @ Glitter and Gloss

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    1. Aw thanks Heather! It's my favorite post of the week, thanks for starting the link up! I love your creations with Julep...you inspired me to rejoin!

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  9. SO pretty! I recently purchased a cut above, I think I'm going to pair it w/ turquoise & caicos :)

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  10. Oh Amy! This may be one of my favorite manicures yet!

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  11. I love the way this looks!! And thank you so much for your nail polish advice last night :)

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    1. Thanks Savannah, and you're welcome! Anytime! I LOVE being a nail polish guru!

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  12. Pretty polishes. Totally loving the glitter!

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    1. Thanks Sylvia! I LOVE 'A Cut Above,' I put in on EVERYTHING!

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  13. So pretty! Love the colors!! Definitely loving the glitter!

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    1. Thank you!! The glitter is so fabulous and beautiful!

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  14. Love the contrast of the colours and of course you can't go wrong with glitter! Very pretty! I am def gonna try this look soon! :)

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    1. That's what I loved, the contrasting, yet complimenting colors! Let me see a pic when you do!

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