November 28, 2013

Zoya Dream


Zoya Dream is part of Zoya Zenith, their 2013 Winter Holiday collection.
Well I must say that Zoya Dream is just drop dead gorgeous! Zoya describes it as a deep space blue with holographic glitter & that's a perfect description for this amazing polish. Shown here in 2 coats; be sure to wait a bit between coats to avoid dragging. Zoya Dream is a new favorite for sure, I'd say a must have for any blue polish lover.
 
 
 

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April

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

Simple Nail Art With Sation Peppermint Pedi

Sometimes something simple is all you need to create striking nails. I found the inspiration for these nails from Prima Creative. I started with a base of Sation Peppermint Pedi then added a big dot with a Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen & a bold V in my Gold Metallic Sharpie.
 
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November 24, 2013

Sally Hansen Color Quick Pen - Magenta

Sally Hansen Color Quick Pen in Magenta is very sheer but also very easy to apply. Shown here at three coats, it dries incredibly fast. I don't love this color but I am interested in trying out more of these pens; I've seen chrome colors around that look great. These would be a fantastic choice for taking on vacation!

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November 19, 2013

Sation Need A Spumani

I'm a huge fan of Sation polishes & their new fall collection, The Miss-terranean, is lovely.

Sation Need A Spumani is a dusty grey toned medium green. Very pretty & applies nicely with one thin & one medium coat. Great polish!

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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.

Zoya Pepper

Zoya Pepper is from their Fall 2013 Cashmere collection.Pepper was originally designed for Peter Som AW/13. It's a nice red velvet cake colored polish that applies nicely in 2 coats. It's very opaque but I'd still cal this one a jelly polish. If purchasing in person, be aware that it dries about 2 shades darker than bottle color.I don't have anything quite like it in my stash so I'm keeping it for sure.
 

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April

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

Nail Art Inspired By Rodarte Fall 2013

My Pinterest Nail Art Board is full of ideas for me to try & this time I chose this stylish french manicure from Rodarte's Fall 2013 show. I started with a base of Sation Hottie Biscottie then added thin french tips in black, gold, bronze & silver sharpie. I love them! It's extremely easy, a bit edgy & very modern..
 

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November 14, 2013

Sation I'm So Ogre It

You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation I'm So Ogre It is from their limited edition collection, Candylandia.
Sation I'm So Ogre It is a truly gorgeous grey creme. I absolutely love grey polishes! Shown here at 2 coats. The formula on this was ok, but I did have to be a bit careful of dragging when going over an area. Nothing major though & definitely a keeper.
 
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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.

Zoya Louise

Zoya Louise is from their Fall 2013 Cashmere collection. I don't have nearly enough brown polishes! Louise is a beautiful dark brown that never looks black. Shown here at 2 easily applied coats. I don't think I've ever done a brown polish on my toes but Louise is going to be my next pedicure color for sure.
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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.

Rimmel Pink Bliss

Rimmel Pink Bliss is a very pretty polish shown here at three coats. I really could have used a fourth. While I love Rimmel's square bottle & pale pink jelly polishes like this, I have versions with better formulas. 

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November 10, 2013

Sation Peppermint Pedi


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

Sation Peppermint Pedi is a nice red creme that leans just a bit on the orange side. Applies nicely in two coats. Another keeper form Sation; look how nicely it goes with my jacket!
 
 

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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.

Sally Hansen Mudslide

Sally Hansen Mudslide is part of their Complete Salon Manicure line. A superb pinkish brown polish that goes on in just one coat & almost just one stroke! Excellent formula & I love the wide brush.
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April

Why My Blog Is Called Concrete & Nail Polish & OPI Done Out In Deco

People who stumble across my blog probably wonder about the curious name. It's actually very simple; Ashley & I make concrete! I snapped this spicture of her nails after we poured a few batches. OPI Done Out In Deco is her all time favorite polish (she's gone through two bottles & has two backups!) and it looks lovely even covered in concrete. I love this snapshot of my hard working sister!You can see some of our concrete work in our Etsy store, The Makerage.
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November 1, 2013

Zoya Mason & Will's Funny Jack-O-Lantern

Zoya Mason is from the new Satins - Fall 2013 collection. Mason is a magenta shimmer that doesn't do anything for me at all. The formula is just ok, very thin & I found it hard to keep enough on the brush to cover a whole nail without re-dipping my brush. The color & finish seem very dated to me too. Overall, not for me & one of my least favorite Zoya polishes ever. In fact, I'm not a fan of the Satin collection & will only be keeping Maria Luisa. Just not my style & the formulas weren't that great. Zoya makes many of my favorite polishes, but unless you really love shimmers, I think you can pass on this collection. Pick up Zenith, Cashmeres, or any of their Pixie Dust polishes instead!
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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 Maria Luisa & A Ghostbusters Halloween!

Zoya Maria Luisa was originally created by Rafael Cennamo for his Fall/Winter 2103 NYFW show. (You can read all about it here at Gothem Polish's excellent post.) Now it's available to the general public as part of Zoya's Satins - Fall 2013 collection.
Zoya Maria Louisa is a warm gold flakie polish that I decided to try out alone since it's so dense. Shown here at two very easily applied coats, especially for a flakie! I think it looks fantastic on it's own since it's so very reflective & will take on a hint of whatever color you're wearing. I think it will look fantastic paired with pretty soft white polish or maybe a red for Christmas. Definitely my favorite from this collection & a must have for any flakie lover. 

My friends & I decided on a Ghostbuster theme this year for Halloween. My friend Drew made patches for the jumpsuits & the rest of the guys costumes came from things we already had or that could be picked up inexpensively at Harbor Freight. My friend Melanie transformed her normally stylish self into Gozer the Gozerian & I turned into Zuul for the evening. Lots of fun & Zoya Maria Luisa looked great with outfit!
 
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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.