The one with Zoya Tamsen ... and a ladybug

I think I have a new favorite red. It used to be China Glaze's Ruby Deer. It's been replaced at the orangey brick red of Zoya Tamsen.
Let me tell you the story of Tamsen ... I was experiencing some peeling on my nails, so I decided to go a day or two (or five) without polish. I manicured, buffed and filed my almost-nubbins and put a coat or two of Nail Life to protect them. I then found some Avon Nail Experts Nutri-boost and topped it with a coat of that - which, btw, I think smells like Juicy Fruit gum. My husband didn't think so at all and walked around with the collar of his t-shirt covering his nose and mouth for a while.

While we were sitting down watching the TV, the bottle of Tamsen sitting on the computer desk kept calling my name. Finally, I threw my hands in the air and gave in. Two coats of Tamsen topped with ORLY Sec'NDry later, and this is what you get. I love it. Application was smooth like butter and there was absolutely no VNL after one coat. I went ahead with the second coat out of habit. I could wear this color forever.

Then enter my son...

"Mom, you need to make one of those a ladybug. That one right there," he said, pointing at my middle finger on my left hand. Now, I SUCK at nail art. I'm horrible at it. Mostly because my left hand is impaired to the point that it's a miracle that I am able to use it at all. (So painting my nails myself is a major deal! *smile*) But after he asked me seven times, I decided to give it a try.

Here's what I used: Zoya Tamsen (obviously), Wet n Wild Wild Shine in Black Creme, Pure Ice Superstar and Confetti in Ice Ice Baby. And here's the finished product:
How lame is that? lol I tried to use scotch tape to do the back wings, and it turned out okay ... I hadta use a toothpick for the line up the middle and the dots. As for the actual tip, I just freehanded it. I have trouble with the French tip guides anyway. And here's a photo in natural light, outdoors (you know, where ladybugs should be!):
I went with the Confetti top coat because my other nails were kind of jealous :)

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**DISCLAIMER**  I was not paid for this review by anyone. I either purchased these polishes myself or were given gifts as friends because I could not find the particular shade I wanted myself.  I am not a professional nail tech, nor do I want to be. I'm just someone who enjoys polishing my own nails :)