Saturday, December 10, 2011

Zoya Yara Holiday Ribbon Mani

Hello Lacquer Luvers! Today I'm going in the opposite direction of yesterday's untraditional Pink Snowflake manicure and am sharing more of a traditional holiday manicure with an abstract twist on it. The colors for today are very of the season - green and gold - and this is also one I would consider to be office appropriate.

For my manicure, I chose an incredibly gorgeous olive green that is far from ordinary. Zoya Yara can best be described as "A medium smoky olive drab with an illuminating splash of bright gold glitter. An olive drab that's anything but- it's completely glam." Zoya always nails their descriptions and that's one of countless things I love about this company. Yara is from Zoya's Smoke and Mirrors Collections and definitely lives up to the Mirrors side of the collections in that it "reflects the most beautiful illusion of all - you! Smoky, sultry, sexy... with just a hint of sparkle, shimmer, metallic to add to the mystery. Expertly designed to work on a variety of skin tones to provide that perfect look right now." Have a look at this beauty:

Look at that gold glitter!! Oh, sooo yummy!!

To begin this manicure, I began with a base coat of Nail Envy Maintenance by OPI. Next I applied two coats of Yara. The formula, as is the case for every Zoya I've ever tried, is absolutely amazing! It went on effortlessly, dried quickly, and became completely opaque in just two coats. For nail art, I used a design from Konad's image plate M63.  I used Luxe by Orly as my stamping polish. Luxe is part of Orly's FoilFX Collection and is a stunning gold polish with a foil finish. Seche Vite fast dry top coat was used to top this all off. This design reminded me of golden ribbon on a beautiful Christmas tree!

I am in love with this manicure! I absolutely adore the gold glitter in Yara and think the gold foil from Luxe complimented her very well. What do you all think of this holiday mani? Do you love Yara as much as I do? I think this might be nice for a holiday luncheon at work - eyecatching but not over the top. As always, I hope you all liked this post my dear Lacquer Luvers and I look forward to sharing tomorrow's post with you, xo!



  1. I love the base color, so gorgeous!! The stamping really compliments it. I love it! :)

  2. I love how this is festive but original at the same time! It's completely unexpected! Love it!

  3. And Yara is going BACK into my cart right NOW!

    Why did I think this wouldn't be pretty in person? Ohh I want her now.

    Sitting pretty for a Zoya Promo Code so I can get her.
    Lovely mani as always. I love the ribbons!

  4. Thanks ladies!! xo

    @Kelly, Yara & Luxe were a match made in heaven!
    @ProudMary, awww thanks! I'm always trying my best to "think outside the box"..
    @Lizzy, Yara is a stunner! She is gonna look so great on u! I wish I could get in on some of the promo's..stupid no-buy.. *pouts*

  5. Gorgeous! I have Yara too and I love it. It is so gorgeous and unexpected.