March 8, 2018

First St. Patrick's Day Mani of 2018!

Having a snow day yesterday gave me some extra time to do my nails! Of course I had to go with a green with a little shamrock accent for St. Patrick's Day! This nice spearmint green creme is OPI Infinite Shine S-ageless Beauty. I haven't worn it since it came out and I had forgotten what a nice pastel yellow-toned green it is.

I used Zoya Chita and What's Up Nails Shamrock Stencils for an easy shamrock accent. Have you done any St. Patrick's Day manis yet? Let me know in the comments!

March 3, 2018

WIN the Entire Zoya Bridal Bliss Collection!!!

If you have been eyeing the Zoya Bridal Bliss collection and thinking it would be the perfect set of soft neutrals, I have the perfect giveaway for you! One lucky reader will win the entire set of 12 Zoya Bridal Bliss polishes! This is a serious neutral and soft polish wardrobe right here, perfect for all occasions, not just weddings. 

This giveaway is only open to US readers (international readers, stay tuned for a giveaway for you!). There are two ways to enter-
1. Fill out the Rafflecopter widget below
2. Head over to my Instagram account, follow @nvrenoughnails, and repost the picture below with #nvrenoughnailsZoyaBridalBliss 

This giveaway will end at midnight EST on March 17 (Happy St. Patrick's Day!!).

March 2, 2018

Lynnderella Friday, Vol. 83!

*Sent for review*

Happy March everyone! Meteorological spring has begun and I am so ready for it. I have some gorgeous Lynns for you today, some very spring-y colors and some great for year round. Some of these polishes are not available in the eBay store, so make sure to join The Glitter Fairies group on Facebook for special exclusives, like Lynnderella Candy Buffet. Candy Buffet is a gorgeous shimmery red with hints of maraschino cherry pink and red holo microglitter accents. This is a really glowy red, almost with a blue shine to it.

This is two coats, very easy to apply. It's nice and smooth since it's mostly shimmer-based.

Lynnderella Well Red has red metallic flakes mixed with new red nanoglitter. This is a very interesting finish, the combo of flakes and nanoglitter gives a lot of depth to the polish. If you are a red fan, this is a must have for sure.

Two coats, but you could almost get away with one coat, and you only need one layer of top coat. This is a great formula, very effortless to use.

Lynnderella Aqua Bella is a special polish in memory of a Glitter Fairy, Christina Joy Marsden. She was very active in the Glitter Fairies group, as well as in several other polish groups, but very sadly passed away from cancer recently. Lynnderella describes Aqua Bella as an "aqua holographic microoglitter accented with silver holographic four-pointed stars and ice blue metallic mini hearts. Clear base with hot pink shimmer". All profits from this special polish will be donated to the American Cancer Society in the name of Christina Joy Marsden. This was a pretty limited edition polish and bottles were given to Christina's family and close friends first, but if you would like one, I would suggest contacting Lynnderella to see if there are any left.

This is two coats. I did use two layers of top coat, just to bring out the shine. It is a lot more holo than my photos show too, just a stunning polish!

Next up we have the gorgeous Lynnderella As Blue as Violet Could Be. This is a deep violet holographic microglitter accented with glowing blue iridescent accent glitter. It reminds me of a very deep night sky with sparkly stars.

Two easy coats and one layer of top coat. It was pretty smooth to the touch.

I think Lynnderella Matcha Mint is my favorite of this group of polishes. This is just a pretty mint holo microglitter, pretty simple, but refreshing after all of the dark winter polishes I've been wearing. This is exactly what I want to wear on my nails right now!

This is (again) two effortless coats! Maybe a possible one-coater depending on application. One layer of top coat is plenty.

Lynnderella Choco-Lovely is a "pink-shimmered brown holographic nanoglitter with assorted red and magenta accents". The pink shimmer is even stronger in person. This makes me think of a tasty dessert, maybe like a nice chocolate cupcake! I wore this with Matcha Mint and they made a really fun combo together, like a mint chocolate chip ice cream sundae.

Two coats and one layer of top coat!

Lynnderella Purriwinkle is GORGEOUS! It's SO crazy holographic and the shade of lavender/periwinkle is very unique. Lynnderella describes it as "blue-violet-shimmered periwinkle holographic microglitter with iridescent fire opal accents". Those fire opal accents are so cool and shift to many different colors. My first picture above is a little blown out, but I wanted to show off the holo. In the pictures below, you can see the fire opal accents a bit better.

Two coats and two layers of top coat. One layer of top coat was good, but I wanted the finish to be like glass to really highlight the holographic flare.

If these are not available at the eBay store, definitely feel free to email Lynnderella to ask about availability!

February 13, 2018

Valentine's Day NOTD with OPI and What's Up Nails

*Some products sent for review*

Valentine's Day isn't really my thing, but I typically do try to do a mani for it at least. This year I went simple, but eye catching, with OPI Let's Be Friends as a base for some hearts. Let's Be Friends is from the Hello Kitty collection and I forgot how much I liked it until I put it on for this mani. It makes a great stark white pink base for the hearts. I used these heart chain stencils from What's Up Nails and Vapid Lacquer Hard Candy for the hearts.

If you are planning on celebrating Valentine's Day I hope you get lots of chocolate and have a fun evening!

February 4, 2018

Zoya Kisses Pastel Jellies Swatches!

*Sent for review*

February is that weird month where you want winter to be over, but it's not yet, though you might get that occasional hint of spring in the air. The Zoya Kisses Pastel Jellies collection is absolutely perfect for this time of year. The jellies are soft and have just that hint of spring color. 

Zoya Vickie is a warm and cozy gray jelly. This gray has little tinges of lavender and pink. It's not a cold, stark gray by any means. This is a great neutral with an edge.

This is three thin coats. All three of these jellies were sheer on the first coat, but built up nicely in two or three coats. I wanted the squishy look without too much VNL, so I did a third coat. If you like a little sheerness and VNL, two coats will be fine. I did not use top coat with any of these, because I wanted to show you how shiny they are all by themselves! Top coat definitely speeds up drying time though.

Adding one coat of Zoya Leia on top of Vickie makes for a stunning mani. Zoya describes Leia as a "sheer, opalescent white with flecks of fuchsia, green and gold". Over Vickie, the pink flecks show up very strongly and look really beautiful with the gray base.

This is one thin layer of Leia. It's nice and easy to apply and the shimmer is the smooth variety, so no worries about roughness or difficult removal.

Zoya Libby is such a pretty pinky lavender. I think it's actually hard to find real true lavender polish, but this is a true lavender for sure. The jelly finish is excellent paired with this color, a perfect match.

This is three coats. Again, two would have a bit more VNL, three retains that delicious squishy feeling. These jellies are so easy to apply and very even, not streaky at all.

Ugh, this is like unicorns and rainbows prancing around in a garden 😍. One coat of Leia over Libby is the perfect early spring mani. The pink shimmer stands out well, but you also catch those flashes of green and gold on angles. Such a lovely combo!

If you're looking for a little more saturated pop of color for spring, Zoya Princess is a petal pink jelly with a little hint of brightness. It's less pastel than the other two colors, but still soft. It's more pastel looking with just one coat, so you can vary the brightness to your liking.

Three coats again. The fact that you can build these up or wear them sheer is great. A lot of brands claim that their jellies are buildable, but sometimes three coats can still be very sheer. These are just perfect at three coats.

OK not only is this a fantastic combo, but Princesss... Leia!!! This is one layer of Leia over Princess, making it a Princess Leia mani 😀. Now I need Zoya to make a polish called "General", so I can also do a General Leia mani.

So typically I honestly do not really like jellies. Mostly because of what I said before- the claim is that they are buildable, but sometimes are are not. These are really and truly buildable and have a beautiful finish to them. I really enjoyed swatching them, due to the ease of application. The shimmer topper is a perfect partner in this collection. I would highly recommend ordering the whole Kisses collection, I think you will find them very versatile and perfect for spring, yet also year round. Love!! A+ Zoya!

The Zoya Kisses collection is available at