June 25, 2014

World Cup USA Nails with Zoya Pixie Dusts!

Once every 4 years I turn into a rabid super fan, sporting team colors, rooting for underdog teams, & spouting facts that I've seemingly absorbed without effort. Only the FIFA World Cup has this effect on me & for good reason. It's quite simply the biggest event on the planet. Whole countries effectively shut down to watch their team play, cease fires have been called for and granted, and some of the most talented (not to mention gorgeous) athletes in the world are on display.

I've got to root for my home team & perpetual underdogs in their group of death this year. This manicure happens to work great for 4th of July too!

I started with one coat of my new all time favorite polish, Zoya Tomoko. Then I added stripes in Zoya Chyna. The Pixie Dust polishes are so good for nail art! Then i tried to make an outlined star with Zoya Sunshine. I'm terrible at drawing stars without the lines in the middle! I ended up trying the stars again with Zoya Bar. They are still wonky but who cares, I love this look overall & I hope the USA can make it to the round of 16. I actually love the Ghana & German teams too (so glad we finally beat Ghana though!) but only 2 teams can go through. My head just might explode tomorrow during the simultaneous games!

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April

June 24, 2014

Zoya Muse & Ling Nail Art

I love simple nail art & this look is about as simple as it gets. I started with a base of Zoya Ling & then added a swipe of Zoya Muse. Done!
 
 
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April

June 22, 2014

Sally Hansen Berried Under

Sally Hansen Berried Under is from their Sugar Shimmer collection. It's a gorgeous color that I think is a pretty dead on match for Pantone's Color of the Year for 2104, Radiant Orchid. The formula is excellent, shown here at 2 easily applied coats that dry quickly. Berried Under isn't quite as gorgeous as my beloved Zoya Pixie Dusts (no one does micro-shimmer like Zoya!) but it's still very beautiful & unique. The color is so flattering on me that I immediately used this on my toes too. Looking forward to trying more!
 
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April

June 18, 2014

Zoya Ginni

Zoya Ginni is from their Magical Pixie Dust Summer 2014
Zoya Bar is part of Zoya's second set of Magical Pixie Dusts, textured sparkle polishes with holographic cellophane glitter like Monet. While I still love the plain Pixie Dusts more, these magical versions are also pretty special. Ginni applied very easily in two coats, dries quickly and looks fantastic. Super fancy nails fast!
I really loved this book! Check out what I'm reading on Goodreads..
 
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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.

June 14, 2014

Zoya Rocha

Zoya Rocha is from their Tickled Summer 2014 collection.
 
Zoya calls Rocha a red creme but I say it's a bright orange creme instead. A truly fabulous orange too, very rich & warm. Zoya Rocha is shown here at 2 easily applied coats with a fantastic formula. I'll be using Rocha a lot this summer, especially since it matches some of the shades in my new summer hair!
I love my new undercut for breezy summer ponytails in the Oklahoma heat & humidity.

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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.

June 13, 2014

Simple Nail Art With Zoya

I saved this fun nail art by Sunny of 365 Days of Color long ago & finally did a version of my own. I started with a base of Zoya Jesy & then added a freehand rectangle of Zoya Song & finished with one of Zoya Ling.
 

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April

June 11, 2014

Revlon Glimmer Gloss Stripes

My friend Casey gave me these two fantastic Revlon Glimmer Gloss polishes & they look great together. I started with a base of Revlon Banana Blaze & then added freehand stripes of Revlon Cherry Fizz. My nails looked like candy!
 
 
Wally says "Hello!"
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April

June 9, 2014

Zoya Muse

Zoya Muse is from their Summer 2014 Bubbly collection.

This is a tricky polish review! Zoya Muse is a blue raspberry jelly with Zoya's lovely gold microshimmer & pastel cellophane glitter featured in Monet, just a smaller size. I had a lot of trouble applying this one. Muse is very pigmented so only needed 2 coats, but you absolutely can't go over a wet area without dragging, in this case pulling off all of the polish you just applied. It wasn't self-leveling either. I remember asking Will to help accomplish a minor task saying, "I don't want to mess up my nails because I never want to use this polish again."

But then I caught a glimpse of my hands in the mirror later that night couldn't help but notice how gorgeous this polish is. Over the next few days I decided that Zoya Muse is just way too pretty to give up on after one try. I've never seen anything else quite like Zoya Muse & it just looked great on me.  She's a keeper even after a bad first go round!
 
 
 

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April

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

June 8, 2014

Zoya Rebel & Cosmo Nail Art

Sometimes I'm too busy to do my nails as often as I'd like & my manicure actually has time to start looking worn & chipped. That was the case when I wore the lovely Zoya Rebel. I needed to get out the door but I hadn't done my nails for days. I grabbed Zoya Cosmo & dabbed it on the three spots that had chipped & then added more wherever I thought it would look pretty. Manicure saved! It turns out that tons of people noticed my nails that night & all of them asked me if they were inspired by the movie Frozen. They weren't & I haven't seen it, but everyone who asked looked so happy that I just said yes!
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April

June 4, 2014

Zoya Jesy

Zoya Jesy is from their Summer 2014 Bubbly collection.

Zoya describes Jesy as "a full coverage, fiery coral orange metallic holo featuring the exclusive liquid-metal holographic jelly formula" & I agree. I love the way Zoya does gold & silver micro shimmer & it looks particularly stunning in a jelly formula. As for the holographic sparkles, they are the same lovely pastel cellophane glitter featured in Monet, just in a smaller size.  Zoya Jesy is shown here at 3 easily applied thin coats. Great color for summer!
We bought a lemon tree!
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April

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

June 3, 2014

Zoya Bar!

Zoya Bar is from their Magical Pixie Dust Summer 2014 & it is indeed magical!
Zoya Bar is part of Zoya's second set of Magical Pixie Dusts, textured sparkle polishes with holographic cellophane glitter! While I still love the plain Pixie Dusts more, these magical versions are also pretty special. Zoya Bar is a perfect neutral polish absolutely jam packed with bling. I wore Bar for 5 days which is very rare for me since I usually change my manicure much more frequently. The Pixie Dusts wear like iron and even if you do somehow manage to chip it, you can very easily just dab a bi of polish on & fix it right up, not something I can do with a creme polish!

If you love Zoya Tomoko & you love fancy nails with minimal effort, get this one immediately! Zoya Bar applied easily in two coats that dry superfast. I think Bar will be my new go to polish for when I need to get out the door fast but still HAVE to do something about my nails.
 
 
Joe Hill is one of my new favorite authors. This book was fantastic! Follow me on goodreads.

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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.