April 30, 2013

Zoya Hazel



Zoya Hazel is from the Summer 2013 Irresistible collection.

Hazel is an icy steel blue metallic foil that covers great in two coats. This polish catches every little bit of light! Easy to apply as long as you wait a bit between coats. The formula is very similar to Zoya Edyta, almost velvety when being applied. Hazel dries quickly & doesn't need a top coat. A great addition to my collection!
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April

All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

Zoya Pixie Dust Nail Art Inspired By Sincerely Stephnie

I saw these fun nails over at Sincerely Stephanie's fun blog & decided to do my own version. I started with the incredible Zoya Destiny & then used a striping brush to add ripples with the equally fantastic Zoya Liberty. Liberty is so pigmented that I only had to use one coat to make the stripes. So far all of the Pixie Dust polishes have been excellent for nail art. I love this color combination so much!
 
 
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April

April 28, 2013

Zoya Liberty


Zoya Liberty is a stunning blue polish from their Summer 2013 Pixie Dust collection.
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 Zoya PixieDust Special Texture Edition Image</p>
Here's what Zoya has to say about this collection.
Infused with even more magic and wonder! Because everyone wants more of it... The color experts at Zoya went back to the lab and created six more beautiful, long-wearing textured, matte and sparkle Zoya PixieDust Colors for Summer 2013! The incredible and best-selling formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other.

IMPORTANT PixieDust 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 PixieDust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery! 
Zoya Liberty is a fantastic blue polish that makes me think of superheroes! I used my regular base coat, Nail Tek Foundation II & let it dry completely before applying Liberty. Applies easily in 2 coats as long as you wait for each coat to dry before moving to the next one. All of the Pixie Dust polishes wear very well even without top coat & stay truly matte even after the application of hand lotion. I adore them all!
 
 

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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.

April 27, 2013

Zoya Destiny


Zoya Destiny is a spectacular polish from the Summer 2013 Pixie Dust collection.
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 Zoya PixieDust Special Texture Edition Image</p>
Here's what Zoya has to say about this collection.

Infused with even more magic and wonder! Because everyone wants more of it... The color experts at Zoya went back to the lab and created six more beautiful, long-wearing textured, matte and sparkle Zoya PixieDust Colors for Summer 2013! The incredible and best-selling formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other.

IMPORTANT PixieDust 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 PixieDust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery!
Zoya Destiny looks like super fizzy orange pop magically transformed into a gorgeous & totally unique nail polish! Or maybe a gumdrop coated with orange & gold sparkly sugar. This will be the perfect summer pedicure polish, since the Pixie Dust polishes are very long wearing. I really can't gush enough; I love Zoya Destiny!

I used my regular base coat Nail Tek Foundation II this time just to see if it adversely affected the finish. I let it dry completely before applying Destiny & noticed no change in the finish. Destiny looks good after two coats but I think it looks even more vibrant with three. Application is very easy as long as you make sure to wait for each coat to dry before applying the next to avoid dragging.
 

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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.

Nail Art With Zoya Dahlia & Milani's Accidental Pixie Dust Type Polishes

I started with Zoya Dahlia and then added Milani Blue Flash & Milani Purple Gleam. I love this combination & I love sparkly textured polishes!
 
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April

April 26, 2013

Milani Blue Flash & Purple Gleam Are Accidental Texture Polishes!



When I tried the amazing Zoya Pixie Dusts I noticed the formulas reminded me of two older Milani polishes that I love, Purple Gleam & Blue Flash. If you read my earlier blog posts, I mention that they dry matte & gritty. Since the texture craze hadn't started yet, I added two coats of topcoat & took my photos. Anyway, I pulled them out to see how they compared to my Pixie Dusts & you can see the results for yourself. Now I have an amazing dark purple & a lovely blue to add to my sparkly textured polish collection. Purple Gleam & Blue Flash are One Coat Glitters from Milani's Rockstar Heavy Glitter Collection & it looks like there might be a few more accidental Pixie Dust type polishes in there!
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April

April 24, 2013

Turquoise Stone Nails With Sation

When I wore Sation Dating The Duke I knew I had to make an attempt at making my nails look like turquoise stone. I decided to try the water spotted technique used in this video. I  used Everclear (Will is using it to make flavor extracts) in a spray bottle to get the spotted effect with Sation I'm With The Bandana.
The process was a bit fiddly the first time around but I think it would go better next time. It was still easy enough to do on both hands & the effect is pretty darn cool. I think a darker metallic might have made them look a bit more like actual turquoise but I still love them!
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April

April 23, 2013

Sation Dating The Duke - The Perfect Turquoise Creme!

This is two easily applied coats of Sation Dating The Duke their Miss Antoinette Spring 2013 collection.It's the most perfectly turquoise polish I've ever used. The formula is great but there were a few bits of unmixed pigment in the bottom of my bottle; this had no effect on application though. I got tons of compliments on this one & I love it!
 
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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.

April 22, 2013

Quick Thoughts About Zoya Irresistible & Stunning

Zoya has hit it out of the park with this year's summer collections, Irresistible & Stunning.


Irresistible includes 6 shades of  foil metallics that are incredible at catching & reflecting even the smallest amount of light. All opaque in two coats.
From left to right - Amy, Bobbi, Hazel, Kerri, Rikki, Tinsley

Stunning consists of 6 cheery summer cremes. They are all super pigmented & there are at least a few one coat wonders in this set. Darcy, the yellow creme is my new favorite yellow of all time with a truly superior formula.
From left to right - Darcy, Josie, Micky, Rocky, Thandie, Yana


I'll be featuring these colors in lots of manicures very soon!
Zoya's biggest promotion of the year, The Earth Day Polish Exchange, is happening through April 26th. It's a fantastic way to properly dispose of some old polish & replace them with new pretties for half price! You can check out all the details by clicking the picture below.

April 21, 2013

Quick Thoughts About Zoya Pixie Dust Summer 2013

From left to right - Beatrix, Destiny, Liberty, Miranda, Solange, Stevie
The Zoya Pixie Dust polishes are truly spectacular. This is the second set & you should get them all! I really didn't think I would like the texture polishes but I was so wrong. These are all opaque in two coats (a few look a bit more vibrant with three); wear very well & look fantastic without topcoat. I'll be showing them all individually soon.

April 18, 2013

Sation Plenty Of Frogs


You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation Plenty Of Frogs is from their limited edition collection, Candylandia.

Sation Plenty Of Frogs is a bright cheery spring green jelly with silver shimmer. I don't have anything like it in my collection & I truly love it! Shown here at three coats.
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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.

Metallic French Tips With Silver Metallic Sharpie

My family got me a set of metallic Sharpies for Christmas & they are very fun to play with. I used the silver Sharpie to add some french tips to Sation Paint Some Sugar On Me. I love it!
 
 
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April

April 16, 2013

Sation Blues & SmART Nails Waves Nail Art

It's been a long time since I used any of my SmART Nails sticker stencils but I still love them so much! So easy to use & the results have foolproof every time. I used a base of Sation Unicorns Are Teal & then the next day I added sparkling blue waves with Sation Paint Some Sugar On Me.
 
 
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April

April 13, 2013

Sation Paint Some Sugar On Me


You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation Paint Some Sugar On Me is from their limited edition collection, Candylandia.

Sation Paint Some Sugar On Me is a pretty navy jelly with silver shimmer. Nice formula that covers in two coats.
 
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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.

April 12, 2013

Sation Unicorns Are Teal


You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation Unicorns Are Teal is from their limited edition collection, Candylandia.

Sation Unicorns Are Teal is a fun teal jelly polish. Vibrant & gorgeous at three coats. I love my Sation 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.