Monday, July 19, 2010

Grey is the New Blue - Zoya Kelly

Every year around this time, I start having this very nostalgic back-to-school feeling rich with memories and excitement.  The rows and rows of fresh new, colorful notebooks and folders, pencils, staplers, markers, lunchboxes - it all brings back so many memories.  I dreaded the end of summer each year - don't we all? - but there was always this air of excitement - who will be in my class? who will my teacher be? and of course, the notion that the start of a new school year was always a fresh start.  There was so much potential at the beginning of each new school year.

I get that feeling still; it has been so deeply engrained in me.  Walking through Target the other day with J, I just had to take a tour through the Back to School aisles for the feeling of it (on the premise that I was looking for stuff for the kids I tutor.  I settled on a pack of bright Crayola markers.).

Grey is so fall to me.  Fall, chic, and structured.  This mani was inspired by that mid-summer back-to-school feeling I get each year.  I kind of love it :)

Zoya Kelly

I'll have more to tell you about Zoya Kelly when I post the entire Wonderful review, but I can tell you that I LOVE this charocal grey/blue polish.
For the design, I used Orly Snowcone and my favorite Konad design, m64.


Did everyone have a nice weekend?  J and I took the dogs hiking yesterday and it was HOT.  We tried a few new trails, which was fun, although we encountered a lot of other dogs (which isn't great with Cara).  It was a nice, relaxing couple of days without much to do - I love that kind of weekend.

Have a great day!!

24 comments:

glitterM said...

What a great colour combo. Yeah, I am a teacher and I always get that mixed feeling. Don't know how "real" grownups work straight through each year without that time to renew and enjoy summer weather.

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Trista said...

I love the mani very pretty :)

Manganet said...

Omg i love it! *.*

Apple Juice said...

Wow this is so pretty!! Was this freehanded?

Bregje said...

Great color combination, I like it :)

Unknown said...

glitterM, I totally agree!! I don't know how my fiance can stand to not have a summer vacation :(

Thanks Twister, o mesmo, and Shiny!!!

Thanks Apple Juice! It's a Konad design - stamped on my nails. Here's some more info and a tutorial!
http://www.caracita.com/2009/11/how-to-konad.html

Laura said...

Wow, that looks amazing. Great colour combination and design.

Laynie said...

I love this! This makes me think of a grey wool pencil skirt, a tailored blue buttondown, top couple of buttons unbuttoned, a chignon and heels. It's fall, it's chic, it's polished.

It's fantastic... who knew a manicure could be that evocative?

Unknown said...

Thank you so much, Laura!!

Laynie, how strange - it reminded me of a grey wool pencil skirt too (and of these adorable grey wool heels I was eying up online yesterday too!). Thanks so much for your great comment!! :)

ainos2 said...

Wow! I *really* love this color combination!
I'm 48, been out of school for 31 years, and I too get that feeling with back to school displays. I always loved school, and my youth, it was my escape from an abusive parent. Had I had the opportunity to further my education, I would have been a perpetual student.

cupcakequeen22 said...

That's a very pretty combo. I can't get into the fall mode yet (not with this weather!), so I haven't tried the Wicked/Wonderful oolors yet. :p

Sara said...

this is just AWESOME. So love it :) looks lovely

polishedlyrics said...

That is an awesome combo. I love it!

Zara said...

I love that color combination, and it really does remind me of back-to-school.

Liz said...

So pretty! I love that Zoya Kelly, I think I need it.

Aurora's Nails said...

This is so pretty...weird that you were talking about school, because it reminds me of a binder I had once with a print almost exactly like that. I love gray polishes, now I just need to buy some!

Megan Harmeyer said...

I don't usually go for grey, but I like it with the blue you stamped on it! My weekend was kinda blah - it was so HOT I didn't want to do anything.

ManicureMama said...

This is one of the best Konadicures I have ever seen. Love the color combo and the understated but edgy look of it.

Unknown said...

great to know Snowcone konads so well!!!!

Susy said...

Wow! Really cute mani, I love that design! It looks really good with those colors! :D

Joan said...

My God, this is an amazing, magnificent konadicure! The colours go so well together, and that pattern is just divine!

Katie said...

wowww this is amazing!

Unknown said...

I love this color!

Cherish @ My Cup of Tea said...

OMG, I love this design. I'm a new follower on your blog. Love it. Check out my little piece of the web. www.cherishscupoftea.blogspot.com

 
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