Showing posts with label Beige. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beige. Show all posts

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.
 
 
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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 21, 2014

Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait

Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait has a great formula for a pale creme polish. Shown here at 3 thin coats that self level quite nicely. I love this shade with my skin tone too. Definitely a keeper!
 
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April

January 15, 2014

Zoya Taylor


Zoya Taylor is from their first release for 2014, Zoya Naturel.

Zoya Taylor is a nice shade of khaki but the formula didn't work well for me at all. Shown here at 2 coats, it was stringy, streaky & didn't self level at all. Adding a topcoat didn't help as you can see in my pictures. I normally love Zoya polishes & I haven't seen others having the same issue with the formula that I've had. I'm going to pass this one along to a friend though since I have other neutral that I have better formulas in the same color family like Cho, Farah, & Jacqueline.
 
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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.

December 30, 2013

Zoya Chantal


Zoya Chantal is from their first release for 2014, Zoya Naturel.

Zoya Chantal is described as a french vanilla cream but it reads peachy with my skintone. The formula isn't great either, streaky, sticky & doesn't self level. I'll stick with other Zoya neutrals in this color family like Cho, Farah, & Jacqueline.
 

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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.

December 24, 2013

Sally Hansen Peachy Keen


This is four coats of Sally Hansen Peachy Keen. It's a pretty polish but I have others in this color family that get the job done in less than 4 coats.
 
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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.

February 7, 2013

Sation Chocloate Chip Resistant

You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation Chocolate Chip Resistant  is from their new limited edition collection, Candylandia.

Sation Chocolate Chip Resistant is a peach leaning neutral with hidden shimmer. Really awesome color but not great with my skintone. Shown here at three easily applied coats. I'll be passing this one on to a lucky friend with either much darker or lighter skin than mine. I'm using it as the base for this year's first Valentine's Day nails before it moves on though. I'll have that post up soon.
 
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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.

January 12, 2013

Zoya Jacqueline

I love neutral polishes! Zoya Jacqueline is from the Zoya Spring 2013 Lovely collection. Shown here at three coats. It's streaky at first but it evens out just fine. Another pretty beige creme for my collection!
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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.

January 7, 2013

Lime Crime Zodiac Loose Glitter Cancer & Lime Crime Milky Ways

Here's my second attempt at using loose glitter. Actually the glitter application in the first three photos was done by my amazing boyfriend, Will. I'll show my own hideous but hilarious attempts at the end of the post. I used Lime Crime Milky Ways for the base & then Will sprinkled Lime Crime Zodiac Cancer on top while it was still wet. It's a very pretty vivid turquoise glitter.

Will took the glitter shaker away from me after seeing the mess I made of my left hand! I started with my pinkie & it was okay, but then I for a big glob on the next finger. I thought I would just try to do a heavier coat but I was still just making a mess. I'm very clumsy & impatient & this type of application takes a steady but light touch & Will had no trouble at all. He suggested covering two of the three shaker holes with tape for my next attempt.
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Lime Crime! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

October 1, 2012

Sation Prairie Fairy

Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes & they are priced at just $5. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Here we have Sation Prairie Fairy from their fall collection, Little Horse On The Prairie.
Sation Prairie Fairy does not look good on me. Will & I agreed that it looked like Barbie flesh. It's not a bad polish, just not right for my skin tone. The formula was a bit thick but applied nicely after a couple of drops of thinner. I gave this one to my sister Alisa who has a more alabaster complexion & it looks lovely on her. I think it would work well with some darker skin tones too.
 
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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.

July 31, 2012

Sally Hanson Insta-Dri Beige Blast & An Accent Nail


I want to love Sally Hansen Beige Blast but the formula was pretty terrible. It took 3 coats for opacity, which is fine, but it took forever to dry. After 3 or 4 hours it was finally dry but full of bubbles. Pretty color but I'm getting rid of this one. Seriously, look at all those bubbles!
I love skulls!
This whole post is a bit of a failure. I tried an accent nail that sounded like a great idea in my head, but my execution was clunky. I was going for a pretty tree...
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April