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

May 25, 2015

Revlon Seashell

Revlon Seashell is a nice peachy, sheer jelly with a nice formula that dries quickly for a jelly. Shown here at 3 coats, great polish!
 
 

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April

May 10, 2015

Zoya Ana

Zoya Ana is part of the Naturel Satin Collection for 2015.
Zoya Ana is pretty almond color but the formula just stinks. I'm going to try adding quite a bit of thinner if I ever use Ana again. I really want to love this collection but they just aren't working out for me.

PROS

  • All of the colors are drop dead gorgeous, unique and complement each very nicely. Seriously lovely color choices!
  • Wear time seems very good for a polish meant to be worn without a topcoat, much better than most matte polishes.
  • I love new ideas in polish and the Satin finish definitely appeals to me.
  • The frosted bottles are beautiful.
  • Dry time is good for a polish without topcoat
CONS
  • So far the formula has been super frustrating for me. I feel like I've tried every application technique I can think of with no luck. They just don't self-level well and since they are meant to be worn without a topcoat that is a problem. You also can't go back over an area at all or you will get dragging. I just can't make them work! 
  • Some friends think the finish looks like paint for the interior walls of a house or just plain old acrylic paint. I don't think these will have broad appeal to ladies who aren't really into nail polish.
So what's my verdict? You'll have to decide for yourself.  I love the idea of the Zoya Satin collection but I'm still having a lot of trouble with the formula. I'm glad to have them but I feel like they would be very frustrating for the average polish user. And the finish certainly isn't for everyone either. Give them a try if you don't mind a bit of extra work when doing your nails and you love weird finishes like I do.
 
 
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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 28, 2015

Revlon Sheer Nude

Revlon Sheer Nude is one of those polishes I would never pick up for myself but I'm so glad a friend gave this one to me! I used 3 coats for this level of opacity. The formula is very buildable and you could easily make it more or less sheer depending on how many coats you use. Great polish that really grew on me throughout the day. I ended up really loving it!
 
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April

October 10, 2014

American Apparel California Trooper

Today I'm revisiting one of my top five favorite polishes, American Apparel California Trooper. I haven't used it in a few years so I wanted to see if I still love it and I sure do! American Apparel polishes have my all time favorite bottle, thin and rectangular, which makes them line up oh so nicely for storage. California Trooper isn't currently available on American Apparel's site but they have a ton of colors I would love to own. I might have to ask for some this Christmas.
 

Do you guys have any favorite American Apparel polishes?

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April

September 7, 2014

Zoya Spencer

Zoya Spencer is from their Naturel 2 collection. Spencer is a nice camel colored polish that applies well in 2 coats. It's a good polish but I don't love it with my skin tone so I'll be passing it along to a friend.
Prairie Artisan Ales are a local brewery here in Tulsa that make truly spectacular beers with great art too! This Cherry Funk label cracks me up for some reason. Below is one of my beloved Paririe Dinosaur glasses. So cute!
 
An old school Threadless t-shirt that I just had to have. I still love it so much!

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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 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!
 
Oklahoma springs are so windy! I couldn't resist this Threadless shirt several years ago. I have no idea why, but I just needed Mr. Choppy.


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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.