January 29, 2013

2012: The Year Sation Of Sation

Sation relaunched their brand last year & I am so glad they did! They've come out with lots of excellent collections, they have fun polish names, & great customer engagement. They can be purchased online for $5-$7. Let Them Have Polish did any amazing post about her love for Sations. She said everything I wanted to say & she has more excellent photos, so check out her post too!

Sation I'm With The Bandana


Sation Miss Emo Shun All topped with Sation Ego Friendly
 

Sation Sun Worship-Her 


Sation Rock-A-Guy-Blue


Sation Pyramid Princess


Sation Miss Emo Shun All (This one ended up on many bloggers favorite lists in 2012.)


Sation Just Lilac That


Sation Board Girl Blue


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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

January 28, 2013

Layering With Zoya Piaf & Zoya Rina

Here we have two coats of Zoya Piaf topped with one coat of Zoya Rina. This would make a great manicure for St Patrick's Day!
 
 
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April

January 27, 2013

Zoya Piaf

This is two coats of Zoya Piaf from 2013 Lovely Spring Collection. Piaf has an amazing formula, especially  for a yellow polish. An excellent addition to my polish stash that's unlike anything other color I have.
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

Zoya Chevrons

I love this color combo, Zoya Neely & Zoya Lara!
 
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April

January 26, 2013

Zoya Neely

Here we have 2 coats of the very pretty Zoya Neely from their 2013 Lovely Spring Collection. Very pale green creme that doesn't look chalky & applies very easily.
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

January 24, 2013

Zoya Dotted Flower French

This is very out of my comfort zone, so flowery, but I like how it turned out. I started with the drop dead gorgeous Zoya Julie, then added flowers with Zoya Shelby & Zoya Stacy with my dotting tools.
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April

Sation Giveaway!

I love Sation polishes! One lucky winner will receive Band Beauty, Shiny Topcoat, Two-Faced Tint, Miss Bling It On, Sparkling Ruby, & Holiday Spirit!
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  • This giveaway starts today, January 24th, and will end January 31 at 12:00Am Central Time.    
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January 15, 2013

Zoya Julie


I've been blogging for over three years & I'm still unable to predict which polishes I will fall in love with & the gorgeous Zoya Julie has been a lovely surprise. I was sure that Zoya Blu from their Zoya Spring 2013 Lovely collection would be my favorite but Julie is just so flattering & pretty. I think it my be a new top 10 favorite. Shown here at two very easily applied coats.

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

Lime Crime Zodiac Loose Glitter Aquarius & Lime Crime Crema De Limon

Ok, third attempt at using loose glitter. This time I used two coats of the amazing Lime Crime Crema De Limon. (It's still the best yellow polish in my collection so far!) I dipped the tip of each nail into Lime Crime Zodiac Glitter Aquarius. Then two coats of top coat for a smooth finish. This is my favorite of the Lime Crime glitters I've tried. It's a navy matte glitter with flashes of turquoise. So pretty!
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Lime Crime! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

January 12, 2013

Zoya Abstract Nail Art

This didn't turn out quite the way I wanted but it still turned out ok. Zoya Farah is the darker neutral & Zoya Jacqueline is the lighter neutral, finished with Zoya Frida.
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April

Zoya Jacqueline

I love neutral polishes! Zoya Jacqueline is from the Zoya Spring 2013 Lovely collection. Shown here at three coats. It's streaky at first but it evens out just fine. Another pretty beige creme for my collection!
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

January 8, 2013

Zoya Mira

Somehow I never posted about Zoya Mira from their Summertime collection of 2011. They accurately describe this as a "blue toned medium purple with dusty lavender tones and an opaque cream finish." Great purple that covers in just two coats.
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

January 7, 2013

Lime Crime Zodiac Loose Glitter Cancer & Lime Crime Milky Ways

Here's my second attempt at using loose glitter. Actually the glitter application in the first three photos was done by my amazing boyfriend, Will. I'll show my own hideous but hilarious attempts at the end of the post. I used Lime Crime Milky Ways for the base & then Will sprinkled Lime Crime Zodiac Cancer on top while it was still wet. It's a very pretty vivid turquoise glitter.

Will took the glitter shaker away from me after seeing the mess I made of my left hand! I started with my pinkie & it was okay, but then I for a big glob on the next finger. I thought I would just try to do a heavier coat but I was still just making a mess. I'm very clumsy & impatient & this type of application takes a steady but light touch & Will had no trouble at all. He suggested covering two of the three shaker holes with tape for my next attempt.
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Lime Crime! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

Zoya Chevron French Manicure

I used Zoya Gie Gie for the base, then added Zoya Blu & finally Zoya Caitlin. I love my Zoyas!
 
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April

Zoya Gie Gie

Zoya Gie Gie is a pleasant surprise for me. I was sure it would be my least favorite from the Zoya Spring 2013 Lovely collection, but I ended up loving it! Nice pale pink with white shimmer. I used 3 coats for full opacity. Very pretty!
 
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

January 6, 2013

Lime Crime Zodiac Loose Glitter Pisces & Lime Crime Peaches & Cream

I've never played with loose glitter before! Lime Crime sent me a few to try from their new Zodiac Glitter set & here's my first attempt. Here we have two coats of Lime Crime Peaches & Cream and an accent nail of Zodiac Glitter Pisces. Lime Crime accurately describes it as a periwinkle blue with a green/copper shift. So pretty but I'm afraid I need some practice with the loose glitter! I tried taking the shaker lid off and dipping my wet nail right in the pot. I didn't get an even coat but that has everything to do with my poor technique & nothing to do with the product. I think I can do a much better job next time.
Do you ladies have any favorite techniques for using loose glitter? Please feel free to leave links in the comments!
 
 
Thanks for reading!
April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Lime Crime! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.