August 28, 2013

Zoya Dhara


Zoya Dhara is from the new Pixie Dust Fall 2013 collection. My regular readers know I LOVE the Zoya Pixie Dust polishes & I couldn't be happier with this new set! Here's what Zoya has to say about them.

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 Fall 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 Dhara is a vibrant blood orange with fantastic coverage. I think you could get away with just one coat if you are careful. Great formula, beautiful color, another all around winner from Zoya & a new favorite for me!
 
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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.

August 27, 2013

Golf Nail Art With Zoya

A friend of mine suggested that I try some golf course nail art when they saw the gorgeous Zoya Chita. I've never played or watched golf but I decided to give it a try anyway! I started with Zoya Chita for the base , then added sand traps in Zoya Godiva, water hazards in Zoya Neve, & putting greens in Zoya Shawn.
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April

Zoya Neve

Zoya Neve is from the new Satins - Fall 2013 collection. Neve is a slightly prurple leaning blue metallinc chimmer polish. I had some problems with the polish dragging if I went over it more than once & you have to be careful of brush strokes. On the plus side it looks good in two coats and dries very quickly. A perfectly fine polish but I'm not in love with the color so I'll be passing this one on to a friend.
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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.

August 26, 2013

Layering With Zoya Ziv & Maisie

Just a simple but pretty layered look with one coat of Zoya Maisie over Zoya Ziv. Subtle with hints of magic! 
 
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April

August 24, 2013

China Glaze Immortal

China Glaze Immortal is from their 2012 Wicked Halloween Collection. It's a very pretty medium gray with lots of blue shimmer. The formula is very thin & streaky but still looked good after 2 coats. I love grey polish but I think I'll pass this one along to a friend.
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April

A Tribe Called Quest Nail Art!


I've had this idea waiting in my Pinterest Nail Inspiration board for months. Super cute & easy to do with my Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens! I used Zoya Claudine for the background color.

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April

Zoya Claudine

Zoya Claudine is from the new Satins - Fall 2013 collection. I'm not in love with this one. Claudine is a gunmetal black with tons of silver micro-shimmer. The formula is runny & I had some cuticle pooling which resulted in messy cleanup & you have to be careful of brush strokes. On the plus side it looks good in two coats and dries very quickly. Overall not a bad polish but I have other gunmetal polishes that I like better so I'll be passing this one on to a friend.
 
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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.

August 21, 2013

Concrete Speakers!



How about a quick concrete post today? I have lots of amazing friends & they helped me create these fabulous concrete speakers! We made an instructable & it was featured on their home page today! This is just a prototype but we'll have more on the way! http://www.instructables.com/id/Conspeakuous-Concrete-Speakers/

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April

LA Colors Electra

Here we have 2 coats of LA Colors Electra! It applies easily & dries fast with a bit of a matte finish so I added a topcoat for pictures. Super bright & pretty without being obnoxious; I love it!
 
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April

August 15, 2013

Zoya Chita



Zoya Chita is from the new Pixie Dust Fall 2013 collection. My regular readers know I LOVE the Zoya Pixie Dust polishes & I couldn't be happier with this new set! Here's what Zoya has to say about them.

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 Fall 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!
Chita is a new favorite for sure! Forest green Pixie Dust that covers in just one coat! The Pixie Dust polishes never require clean up because they stay right where you put them, never any pooling. They are great for nail art for the same reason. I've been using a base coat when I wear them & it doesn't seem to affect the finish as long as you wait for it to completely dry before applying the polish. Long Live the Pixie Dusts!
 
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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.

August 9, 2013

Zoya Channing

Zoya Channing is from the new Satins - Fall 2013 collection. It's a rusty red metallic foil with fantastic coverage. You could probably get away with one coat if you're careful! I used two coats here & a topcoat. Great fall polish!
 
 
I'm a voracious reader. You can check out what I'm reading on my Goodreads profile! I LOVE this bizarre graphic novel!
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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.

Quick Preview Of Zoya Cashemeres - Fall 2013

Zoya Cashmeres collection contains 6 highly pigmented creme polishes. My first impression is that these are all gorgeous & perfect for the season though they seem to have a stronger smell than all of my other Zoyas. Has anyone else noticed this?
Flynn, Livingston, Louise, Hunter, Pepper, Sailor
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April

Quick Preview Of Zoya Satins - Fall 2013

Zoya Satins collection looks like a solid fall offering. My first impression is that I don't think any of these shades are going to knock the socks off a polish collector. Would be a great start for someone just getting into nail polish though. Pretty foil colors & good formula with a pretty gold flake topcoat too!
Channing, Claudine, Giovanna, Maria-Luisa, Mason, & Neve

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April Brooks

August 6, 2013

Sations I'll Be Reviewing Soon

 
Just a quick post about six pretty polishes from some previous Sation collections. I'm a huge fan of their brush & can't wait to try these out. I'm thinking 3 Free-dom could be a new top 5 favorite contender!
3 Free-dom, Abbacadazzle, I'm So Ogre It, Lemon Pearl, Magic Mani Bus, & Strumming My Nails
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August 5, 2013

Zoya Ziv


Zoya Ziv is from their Winter 2012/13 Ornate Collection.They nailed the description for this one, calling it a yellow-toned metallic gold foil with silver highlights and warm gold flake glitter accents. It's a fantastic & unique polish that covers nicely in two easily applied coats. I think this one is a must have for any gold polish lover!

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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.