I’ve been trying out some new DIY nail applique techniques lately (like this summer faux water marble here) & I thought this collection would lend itself well. The overlay shades are from the Zoya Bubbly Collection for Summer 2014 which I reviewed here.Keep reading to check it out!
I wanted to show this look in both shade & sun- they are super pretty either way no? I’ll admit my technique is lacking as this is my first time ever making the appliques as overlay so they’re a bit bumpy. Bummer…but for me the glitter helps make up for it!
I used a base color of Zoya Ling (from the Summer 2014 Tickled Collection reviewed here) since I was hoping they’d pop but still look brightened.
The shades I used for the stained glass effect are all from the Bubbly Collection- Alma, Jesy, Harper, Binx, Stassi, & Muse. I applied them to clear plastic (in this case the backside of leftover bubble wrap- don’t judge me!) in random motions. I think I did about 2 coats of each shade because I didn’t want them to be too sheer. They dried then I cut them into pieces & applied them over top coat. I cleaned up the edges & added a pop of color in some areas with tiny cut outs. I had to be really careful to add a touch of acetone to get it to blend a bit. I finished with top coat.
So have you made your own appliques for your nails yet? I think I need to try some with stamping next…you guys haven’t seen me stamp in ages! I totally go through phases! What colors are you loving this summer?