I spent the day at a creek on Sunday and so by the time I was home and done eating dinner, etc. I was sleepy and relaxed but still really wanted to paint my nails. I sat and gazed at all my new Zoyas for a while (I do a lot of gazing at my polish, can you guys tell? Do y'all do this too? it's all just so pretty!) before finally just settling on the combo that kept jumping out at me for some reason.
The blue is Zoya - Natty, from the new fall 2012 collection. The neutral is Zoya - Kennedy, and it's a dupe for OPI's My Very First Knockwurst from their fall 2012 collection. I wanted MVFK because let's face it, I'm a hoarder of neutral polishes, but when I found out that Kennedy was a dupe I decided to get that in the Zoya BOGO sale instead :)
Natty is the most delightful dusty navy blue color and the formula is perfection, almost a one-coater but I did two to make it look perfect. I don't know what it is about navy blue polish, but all the ones I own have the best formulas. Kennedy is a nude with pink undertones which come out pretty strongly on me because my skin is olive-toned. I really, really like it. I did 3 coats, the formula was a little thick but it self-leveled nicely so I'm happy.
I was just going to paint my nails and leave them as is, but I wanted to do just a little bit of nail art to accent them (of course). I didn't really know what I was doing when I started - I was planning to just do some swirls of dots but then before I knew what was happening they had turned into these little heart tips.
This is the simplest nail art I've done in a loooong time (maybe ever haha) but for some reason I love it SO MUCH. I love the color combo, I love the contrast of the reversed design, I think the hearts are adorable and I love how easy it was to do. They remind me of country cross-stitch or painting or something. I'm filing this one away in the ol' mind-brain for next time I want to do nail art but keep it simple. FOR SURE. Expect to see this one again.
So what do you guys think? Do you like my simple little heart tips or am I experiencing delusions of grandeur with my love for them? I CAN'T HELP MYSELF.