Thursday, June 24, 2010

Adventures with Charla

I love Zoya's Charla and I may have to get another bottle because, I keep wearing it and playing around with it, layering it etc.

So here is the first thing I did after my first swatch of it....

 1 coat of Charla over Zoya "Ibiza"
1 coat of Charla over Sally Hansen "Blue it"
2 coats of Charla over Sally Hansen "Blue it"

2 coats of Charla (after 4 days) and then I decided to sponged Zoya "Ivanka" on the tips to get 5 days out of it :P
I loved layering Ivanka over the tips of Charla,  Ivanka really turns more greenish/gold when its against Charla, it was a true "Mermaid Manicure"

You can see the tip wear ( I was attempting to cover) in the pics, but in person there is so much "bling and shine" you don't even notice it!

 I really like Ivanka sponged over the tips of Charla....Which do you like?  Of course when I took my lovely Charla off (using the foil method) she bled blue all over my nails, I have smurf nails for the first time, even with a base coat, so next time I'm doing two layers of base coat...shes a tough old bird...but I love her :)
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17 comments:

jaljen said...

What can one say?

Spectacular.

Spaceinvaders said...

I really love the charla/ivanka combo!!

Jamie K. said...

lovelyyy!!!!

Twister said...

Very pretty

KarenD said...

Wow; Ivanka over Charla is stunning!

I tagged you with the Cherry on Top award; see here for the scoop:

http://thekarend.blogspot.com/2010/06/cherry-on-top.html

Jackie S. said...

@ Karen D..I love cherries! Thanks!

amusedPolish said...

I just got 3(ivanka, charla and mimi) and can't wait to wear them :D

Also, I've awarded you the stylish blogger award :)

http://amusedpolish.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway-and-blog-award.html

susies1955 said...

I like the one coat over SH Blue it. :)
NICE,
Susie

Patricia said...

The color is just amazing...zoya and I don't agree...zoya doesn't agree to stay on my nails when I put it there! I have 6 colors still and use them every now and again! that last picture has me tempted even though I know better! I might just give them another shot with the new base I bought!

Jackie S. said...

@amused- Thank you, and My 2nd Zoya exchange order just arrived and Mimi was included, so pretty!

Jackie S. said...

@Susie- That is my favorite, my pics do not do it justice, it give Charla the depth it was missing!

Lily nail said...

i love it !!

Ashley A. said...

Great idea for the Ivanka/Charla combo! I love layering and experimenting! I usually test out my experiments on my toesies first so I prevent any smurf/red fingers. :)

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deltacephei said...

ohmy it looks FABULOUS!

Jessica said...

Oh my dear goodness you've captured perfection on camera!

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

I got a tip from a friend, I'm going to post it up on my blog, but I thought I'd share here too...When removing Charla or CMIYN, DON'T soak them off, do the swiping work...no stains. It works!