My friend, Natifia, decided to pamper herself to an at-home manicure and she did an excellent job! Nail polish color should do two things: flatter your skin tone and look appropriate for the occasion. Natifia chose the perfect spring/summer hue called Gemma by Zoya.
Gemma is from the Zoya Intimate spring 2011 collection. The base of Gemma is a gorgeous, muted, greyed out green. It’s very subtle for a green — it’s almost like a sage or military green.
Natifia’s polish techique is good. I see that the color is added in even strokes, which can be difficult when using light colors. Ladies, for your at-home manicure, spend time filing in either a square or rounded shape — follow the natural shape of your nails. Also, make sure your nails are of equal length. (Stay tuned for tips on how to manicure your nails at home.)
When looking at the bottle, you see a subtle purple shimmer, but it’s not as transparent on nails.