Happy Friday! Sorry I was kind of MIA this week... I caught up with some awesome friends that I haven't seen in a while, so that was really nice!
I'm also trying out the original OPI Nail Envy to hopefully restore my nails to good health, since I've been having some problems with pealing. I was inspired by Essie's post over at iHeartPrettyPolish in which she talked about what she does for nail care and she uses Nail Envy, so I thought I might as well give it a shot! Nailtiques Formula 2 Plus has been my go-to nail protein, and I've had great experiences with it. However, the bottle gets really thick and gloopy about half way down, so I thought I'd try something new. I'll let you know if it works once I give it enough time! I'm going to try to use it for a week without putting any polish on my nails (eeek!), but hopefully it'll be worth it!
But okay, enough rambling. Today I have a lot of pictures of the amazing holographic wonder that is Zoya Aurora! I know, I know, I'm a little late with the whole Aurora obsession. And I'm sure all of you have already seen tons of pictures of this already. But Aurora is so beautiful, I don't think there can ever be too many pictures of it! Click on the link below to see the full post!
Aurora was released as part of Zoya's Ornate Collection for the 2012 holidays. And as perfect as this was for winter, I personally think it's perfect for any time of the year! And it's especially nice for summer because it's so vibrant and colorful.
Just a quick description. Aurora is a red-based medium purple shade with massive amounts of scattered holo particles. The formula was also great! It went on really smoothly and was very easy to control. It was a little sheer at the first coat. but a second coat was all I needed to make it opaque.
The holo in this is crazy. In the sun it's so crazy... like whoa... so much rainbow awesomeness all over. Even indoors or in the shade, this polish is still really beautiful. It's a great shade all around.
Now on to the pictures. All photos were taken in the sun, and some are a little blurry so that I could capture the holo. Two coats, no topcoat - it dried super shiny and glossy all on its own.
Has anyone else tried Aurora? And do you love it as much as I (and the rest of the blogosphere) do?? This is another one of those can't-stop-staring-at-your-nails kind of polishes, but then again, I think all holos have that effect on me. Especially polishes with such a strong holo effect like this one. Zoya did an amazing job with this polish, I hope we see more holos from them in the future!
Hopefully next week I'll get back to some more regular posting. Until then, I hope you have an amazing weekend!
Thanks for stopping by =)