Zoya Beaded Manicure – So Not My Thing

by Lisa Heath

Zoya Beaded Manicure – So Not My Thing

There are a few things I was never interested in doing, the beaded manicure was one of them.  I’m calling it a beaded manicure because I honestly don’t know what is acceptable to name it.  A container of small beads was gifted to me in a birthday swap group along with some gorgeous polishes, so I decided “Why not?”

Usually I wouldn’t do this on a week night, but I have a day off from work tomorrow, so I went with it.  I really wouldn’t wear this to work because the last thing I need is to hear “dink dink dink” across my desk if a bead comes loose.

For this mani I did 2 coats of Zoya LC (which I freaking LOVE) and then I used HK Girl as a top coat.  Before HK Girl dried I dunked my ring finger into a tube of the beads.  Surprisingly, enough stuck on the first “dunk” that I didn’t need to redo it.  It does look better in person (not by much though).

Here’s some photos of my beaded accent nail:

I think I can say for certain that I will not be attempting this again, it really just isn’t my thing.  It was easier than I thought it would be.  Hats off to you ladies that make this look amazing and can rock this look.  I am not one of them!

Now to figure out how to remove this with the least amount of mess.  I’m pretty sure a few beads are already jumbling around in my keyboard…..

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Hillary Dannels August 7, 2012 - 8:45 pm

I would try the foil method, stat lol. The true sign of an addiction: I have the stuff to do this myself, but am not a fan of it lol.

Lisa August 7, 2012 - 8:52 pm

It actually came off easily (yes it lasted all of 30 minutes). I kept saying I didn’t like it, but I felt I needed to try it to see if I changed my mind… I didn’t

victoria August 7, 2012 - 8:51 pm

I love it :)

Lisa August 7, 2012 - 9:00 pm

Thank you Victoria!

Michelle Lazo Rouhier August 7, 2012 - 8:55 pm

I’m not a fan of this look either, but it doesn’t look half bad!

Lisa August 7, 2012 - 9:01 pm

Thanks Michelle! It was easier than I thought, but just not for me

Allie August 8, 2012 - 4:02 am

That texture would drive me nuts! I’d be picking the beads off inside the first five minutes.

Lisa August 8, 2012 - 8:36 pm

It did drive me nuts – I was picking at them before the picture was taken

Shannon August 8, 2012 - 6:20 pm

it’s not my thing either, but you did a great job with it!

Lisa August 8, 2012 - 8:37 pm

Thank you Shannon!

Katie Z August 8, 2012 - 10:39 pm

It looks a little like fuzzy moss is growing on your nail. It’s interesting, but I can’t see wearing it long term either. Can you imagine picking beads out of the bed in the morning or trying to wash your hair and having red dandruff? No thanks!

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