I ordered my first ever 3 zoya polishes during their new years promo, and they came! This mani was designed around showing off maisie, a green/blue fleck top coat. And it’s beautiful.
I started with a black base. I taped off most of the nail, and put a strip of striping tape down near the tip as well, giving me an exposed double line. The tip-most part went green, while the smaller line went blue. When those were dry, I polished on 2-ish coats of maisie, either using tape to tape off the green and blue part, or just eye-balling it (much faster!).
I wanted a green stripe, a black stripe, and a blue stripe leading in to the flecks because I thought it would highlight the colors better. It kinda worked. My thumbs just got black, green and blue swirled on top, and then stripped with striping tape. I painted black over them and then used maisie over the whole nail.
Of course, I matted everything because the internet has shown me that matte top coats are awesome over flakies!
Colors used (other than my clear base coat):
- Black: Sinful Colors – Black on black
- Green: Wet n’ Wild – SaGreena the Teenage Witch
- Blue: NYC – Empire State Blue
- Flecks: Zoya – Maisie
- Top Coat: Hard Candy – Matte-ly in love
This highlights the color shifts in Maisie…it goes from a bright green to blue, to deep blue (I swear its almost indigo in certain lights). It’s stunning.
Unfortunately it hasn’t been sunny once in the last 4 days (yes, this is what is on my nails right now) so I can’t take a photo in sunlight! But I bet it’s beautiful