DIY Nail Art: Layering Laquers with Zoya

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Zoya-Layered Half Moon Nail Art

Layering Laquers with Zoya

Hey there nail enthusiasts!
Do you ever just start painting your nails & half way through decide you want to spice them up with some sparkle?
Well that’s what happened here … I started off painting my nails with Zoya’s new shade Eastyn and next thing I knew i began layering  polishes!
I really like the way matte & shiny polishes look when coupled together, so I decided to mix shiny + matte + sparkles to each of my nails with the hopes of creating a cool, eye-catching element my nails.

This is so simple to re-create, using a mix of shades from Zoya and a thin striping brush.

Here’s what you’ll need:

All of the nail polishes can be purchased online at or at Ulta Beauty Stores Nationwide.

Step 1 – Base Color:  Start off with 2 coats of Zoya Eastyn over all your nails.

Step 2 – Seal It In:  Add 1 coat of your favorite dry fast top coat to seal in your base color.

Step 3 – Matte Overlay:  Using either the brush from the nail polish or a striping brush, start a little more than half way across your nail bed and paint a slight curved “C” shape towards the tip of each nail & fill in the sides.  I used Matte Sue by Zoya.

Step 4 – 2nd Smaller Overlay: Using a thin striping brush paint another little curve over the gold with a deep purple.  Try and widen your curve at the top of each nail for a little more dimension.  I used Zoya Payton for full coverage after 1 coat.

Step 5 – Glitter Accent:  Lastly I added some sparkle to the purple shapes by daubing a little Zoya Imogen pixie dust over each & you’re done!  Be sure not to add any top coat over the matte or you’ll ruin the matte vs. shiny effect.


(photo credits: Holly //
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