Hi all! I've seen so many cool "Christmas Sweater" designs lately and I wanted to try one. After doing a bunch of practice stamps...I quickly realized that my nailbeds are just too small for elk. So I pressed ahead with a stamped, not-so-Christmasy, not-so-sweatery mani using Zoya Envy and Ziv.
Zoya Envy has been sitting in my untrieds for awhile. Envy is a blackened green creme released as part of the Dare Collection. It was streaky on the first coat, but completely opaque in two. This was also a good opportunity to test out Zoya Ziv's stamping prowess. Ziv is a warm, gold, glittery, metallic polish that's part of the Ornate Collection. It actually stamped really well. Because of the glittery, reflective finish, the stamped image was delicate, almost transparent. The result was neat and subtle.
The stamped image is from Konad plate m57. I used the same stamp for the tips and the cuticle line...just rotated.
I'm not a huge green polish fan, but the blackened base makes Envy more wearable for me. One thing about Zoya...I always end up loving whatever they put out - even if I thought I wouldn't. So I tend to be a little "braver" when buying their polish.