Friday, August 21, 2015

Ask Ally - Discolored Nails & the Zoya Naked Manicure

My nails are terribly discolored, but I work in a job where polish is a waste of time and effort (it is chipped within an hour).  Can you help!  Gina M, Orlando FL

Ally:  I'm so glad you asked as I have just found this wonderful product - Zoya's Naked Manicure.  My Grandma is a gardener and her hands are always handling dirt (and other items I shudder to imagine) so her nails were often chipped, cracked and discolored.  I found the perfect solution and she loves it!   Zoya Naked Manicure was the Editor's Favorite in the August, 2015 issue of Allure magazine.  "These polishes do for your nails what a great BB cream and highlighter do for your skin.  The beige evens nails, the sheer white brightens tips, and together they look like you're wearing nothing at all."  I totally agree.  There are four perfectors; lavender, pink, nude and mauve.  You use them alone or together to get a perfect color and tone that matches your nail bed.  I've included some info below on this and I can totally recommend it!

The Brochure says:

"The NAKED MANICURE system works by instantly correcting cosmetic nail problems and delivering therapeutic benefits to nails long term. INSTANT RESULTS are obtained through the use of the NAKED MANICURE Perfectors. The six Perfectors use optical diffusers, keratin fillers, micronized reflective color pigments and micro thin film formers to create an ultra sheer veil which ensures that the natural vibrancy of the nail is enhanced rather than concealed. The Perfectors contain a proprietary blend of finely ground pigments, vitamins and botanicals that also help to promote micro-circulation and oxygen exchange. THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS are delivered through a meticulous blend of vitamins, proteins and botanicals carefully infused in the NAKED MANICURE  Treatments and Perfectors that help improve the condition and appearance of the nail."

 How to do the manicure:
  1. Prep the nail by shaping, gently buffing and cleaning up cuticles.
  2. Apply Naked manicure Naked Base (basecoat).
  3. Select the Naked Manicure Perfector first coat. Use lavender for discoloration. If layering more than one shade, use the brighter/stronger shade first.
  4. Apply the selected Naked Manicure Perfector second coat. If between shades, the second coat is for the color that softens or tones the base color.
  5. Apply Naked Manicure Tip Perfector along free edge of the nail to brighten, fill and finish.
  6. Activate Naked Manicure Satin Seal by gently rolling the bottle between hands for twenty seconds.
  7. Apply one coat of Naked Manicure Satin Seal to blend, blur and seal the look creating the closest ever natural nail finish (compatible with fast drops). 
  8. For an optional shiny finish, apply one coat of Naked Manicure Glossy Seal over Satin Seal (compatible with fast drops.)

2 comments:

  1. When I first started reading this I was so excited. Something to help discolored nails? Yay! But after reading all of the steps I'm a little bummed. Way too many steps and products. Are there any that can be cut out? Thanks for your help.

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  2. I love your review of discolored nails and use of Zoya Naked Manicure. My nails are discolored too. Your review helped me a lot. I am going to buy the Zoya Naked Manicure products

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