March 31, 2013

Sation Of Corset I'll Call You

This is 2 coats of Sation Of Corset I'll Call You from their Miss Antoinette Spring 2013 collection. I really didn't like pink polish when I started blogging way back in 2009 but the color has grown on me & this is now my favorite straight up pink polish. Squishy jelly finish that applies smoothly in just two coats. Lovely!
 

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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.

March 21, 2013

My First Flocked Nails!

I know it's spring but it's been gloomy & cold around here so I decided to try my first flocked nails. I got the flocking powder from ebay & used Sation Love Is In The Heir for the base.

Although these are pretty crazy, they were very easy to achieve! You simply add a coat of polish and then add a whole bunch of the flocking powder to your wet nail. I used a pair of tweezers to get a bunch out of the container & then press the powder into the wet polish. I then used a soft brush to get rid of any excess & you're done! Make sure to press the powder in pretty good.

These only lasted for a day or so before they started to look a little worse for the wear but it's easy to do & definitely fun. My nails were like tiny sweaters! Washing my hands was fine as long as I didn't scrub my nails. They look funny for a minute until they dry again.
 
 
 
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April

Sation Love Is In The Heir

Sation Love Is In The Heir is a very pretty delicate powder blue jelly with subtle shimmer from their Miss Antoinette Spring 2013 collection. Shown here at three coats for full coverage. I love jelly polishes!
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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.

Sation Half Moon & French Nails

Sation Love At First Byte seemed like an excellent base for some classic nail art. I used hole reinforcements  to add half moons & french tips in Sation Chatty Catty. Using the hole reinforcements as guides makes this manicure easy enough for anyone to try for both hands. One of my all time favorite manicures!
 
 

My adorable dog Wally!!
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April

March 20, 2013

Sation Love At First Byte

This is two coats of Sation Love At First Byte from their Miss Antoinette Spring 2013 collection. Superb formula that applies streak free even at one coat so it could be worn more sheer. It's a peachy beige that will work great for french manicures, half moons, & other nail art. Another winner from Sation just for the outstanding formula alone!
 
 
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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.

March 19, 2013

Layering With Zoya Cho & Godiva


Zoya Godiva is my third textured polish to try from their Zoya Pixie Dust Collection. I love it just as much as the others I've tried!

Here's what Zoya has to say about these polishes.
Infused with magic and wonder! The latest "must-have" nail polish finish - textured, matte and sparkling! This newly developed formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other. The color experts at Zoya have created six, long-wearing stunners for the introduction of this enchanting look.

IMPORTANT Pixie Dust Application Information - Do not use a base coat or top coat. Apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish. Allow product to dry down completely matte in between layers for full textured effect. The Pixie Dust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery!
I followed the above instructions for both Chyna & Dahlia and they worked great, but I decided to try something different for Godiva. (That's what nail polish bloggers are here for right?) I tried layering it over Zoya Cho on my nail wheel & I could only detect the slightest of differences in the end result.
On the left Zoya Cho & Godiva layered, on the right three coats of Godiva.

I used my regular base coat (Nailtek Foundation II), then two coats of Zoya Cho, topped with one coat of Zoya Godiva. Most bloggers report that Godiva needs three coats for full coverage. Since you definitely need to wait for each coat to dry when applying the Pixie Dust polishes, this seems like a nice alternative. 

I'm totally in love with this collection so far. Zoya Cho & Godiva are the perfect companions!

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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.

March 6, 2013

Ruffian With Zoya Chyna & Dahlia

I haven't done ruffian nails for ages & I forgot how much I like them. Easy enough to do on both hands & always elegant. I used Zoya Chyna & Dahlia & I love this combination!
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April

Zoya Dahlia

Zoya Dahlia is another fantastic polish from the Zoya Pixie Dust Collection.

Here's what Zoya has to say about these polishes.

Infused with magic and wonder! The latest "must-have" nail polish finish - textured, matte and sparkling! This newly developed formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other. The color experts at Zoya have created six, long-wearing stunners for the introduction of this enchanting look.

IMPORTANT Pixie Dust Application Information - Do not use a base coat or top coat. Apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish. Allow product to dry down completely matte in between layers for full textured effect. The Pixie Dust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery!
I followed the above instructions, no base coat or top coat. Application is very easy as long as you stick with thin coats & make sure to let them dry completely before adding another. Otherwise you'll have some dragging like with most matte polishes. Zoya Dahlia only needs two coats for full coverage.
I'm a voracious reader & this book was an excellent read whose cover happened to look lovely with my nails.


I love Dahlia just as much as I loved Chyna from the same collection. I thought the gritty texture might bother me but it didn't at all. It looks exactly like a black sparkly sandpaper that I use sometimes for concrete projects. Not nearly as scratchy of course!
Both Chyna & Dhalia wear very well even without base or top coats & stay truly matte even after the application of hand lotion. Dahlia is another winner!

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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 Chyna


My first textured polish post! I really didn't know what to make of all of the promo pictures from different companies touting their upcoming textured collections. It just seemed strange. I have to say the Zoya Pixie Dust Collection has completely won me over!


Here's what Zoya has to say about these polishes.
Infused with magic and wonder! The latest "must-have" nail polish finish - textured, matte and sparkling! This newly developed formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other. The color experts at Zoya have created six, long-wearing stunners for the introduction of this enchanting look.

IMPORTANT Pixie Dust Application Information - Do not use a base coat or top coat. Apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish. Allow product to dry down completely matte in between layers for full textured effect. The Pixie Dust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery!

I tried Zoya Chyna first & followed the above instructions, no base coat or top coat. Application is very easy as long as you stick with thin coats & make sure to let them dry completely before adding another. Otherwise you'll have some dragging like with most matte polishes. I only needed two coats for full coverage.

Chyna is the first polish I've used in some time that had me mesmerized by nails. So unique & drop dead gorgeous! I took tons of pictures but I wasn't able to capture the beautiful sparkle like I wanted.
 
 
 
 
I wanted to see how well these wore without base or topcoat & I'm pleasantly surprised to say that this lasted four days with no chips. I never keep my nails the same for that long but I just loved this so much! I also noticed that these stay truly matte no matter how much lotion I applied unlike regular matte polishes. An all around stunner & new favorite. Even my boyfriend Will loves it & is sporting it on his toes right now!

Thanks for reading!
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.