Showing posts with label Creme. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Creme. Show all posts

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.

April 9, 2015

L'Oreal Now You Sea Me

L'Oreal Colour Riche Now You Sea Me is a truly gorgeous dusty medium blue with a hint of green. The formula isn't that great though - very streaky and definitely needed a third coat.  
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April

April 8, 2015

Essie Tart Deco

Essie Tart Deco is now part of their core line. Essie makes lots of pretty polishes and I love Essie Good To Go and their Ridge Filling Base Coat but I really hate their skinny brush. Tart Deco is a pretty coral creme but the formula is very streaky and prone to dragging - shown here at 3 coats. I have other similar colors so I'll be passing this one along.
 
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April 7, 2015

Zoya Lillian

Zoya Lillian is from their Spring 2015 Delight collection.
Zoya Lillian is streaky at first but gorgeous by the second. It's a faded aquamarine creme that will look great year round!
 
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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 31, 2015

Milani Ready To Wear Red

This is an older Milani but it sure is great! Milani Ready To Wear Red barely needs a second coat, really great formula! Truly fantastic shade of red too, maybe a shade or two lighter than blood red with lots of depth. Definitely a keeper!
 
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March 23, 2015

Essie Mink Muffs

Essie Mink Muffs is part of their core line. It's a sort of smoky milk chocolate creme color that looks great on lots of people. I still hate Essie's skinny brush but the formula is perfectly fine and opaque in 2 coats.
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April

March 8, 2015

Zoya Eden and A Zoya Pink Creme Comparison

Zoya Eden is from their Spring 2015 Delight collection.
Zoya Eden is a nice medium toned pink creme shown here at 2 coats. Decent formula and a pretty color for a spring collection, nothing groundbreaking though. I would love to see this pink with the turquoise shimmer found in a few other polishes from this collection!
Zoya Shelby is a bit lighter and more bubblegum than Zoya Eden. Zoya Rooney is a bit darker and more red than Zoya Eden and Zoya Lara is darker still. All lovely though!

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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 6, 2015

Rouge Louboutin

My wonderful sister, Alisa, got this for me for Christmas since she knew I would never get it for myself. She said I should definitely have it for my collection though and I certainly can't argue!
Rouge Louboutin clocks in at $50 a bottle and I have to say I think it's worth the price if you love beautiful packaging and nice red creme polish. The bottle and brush are around 8" tall and make a big statement! Truly perfect faceted bottle with ombre red to black coloring and a long spiky handle. Just looking at it makes me happy and I think you could use it as a weapon in a pinch!
Rouge Louboutin is a one coat wonder that practically applies itself. The long tapered handle is a pleasure to use and the color is a nicely balanced red that will look great on most anyone. I love it! Thanks Alisa!
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April

February 28, 2015

Sally Hansen Plum's The Word

Sally Hansen Plum's The Word is part of their Complete Salon Manicure line. This line has fantastic wide brushes that I adore and lots of great colors.Plum's the Word barely needed a second coat and will be very flattering on a wide range of skin tones. Fabulous polish!
 I love this beer label! A collaboration between Jester King and Prairie Artisan Ales!

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April

February 25, 2015

Maybelline Pretty In Peach

Maybelline Pretty In Peach is part of their current Color Show line. I really love Gilded Rose, the only other Maybelline Color Show polish I own, and Pretty In Peach is great too. Good formula and a very fun color for a dreary winter day. Oranges aren't very flattering on my skin tone but I love them anyway so I'll be keeping this one for sure.
 
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April

February 11, 2015

Zoya Tiana

Zoya Tiana is from their Spring 2015 Delight collection.
Zoya Tiana is a truly amazing green creme. Zoya describes it as pistachio gelato but it reminds me of these Jadite dishes! Tiana is shown here at 3 coats needed to even out a bit of streakiness. Very easy to apply for a pale creme polish though which I usually find to be a pain the behind. Tiana might just be my new favorite green polish!
 
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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 24, 2015

Revlon French Roast

Revlon French Roast is shown here at 2 coats; the formula was just fine but the brush was not. The brush is very stiff with uneven bristles which made application a bit tricky. I only have one other Revlon Colorstay polish and I don't remember it being terrible so maybe I just got a bad brush. The color of the polish is a bit disappointing too. There is nothing wrong with it per se but there are tiny multi colored shimmer particles visible in the bottle that look really cool but they disappear on the nail. It looks like a plain brown creme 99% of the time and maybe like it has a bit of regular shimmer the other 1%. Perfectly fine color but I have other brown cremes that I like better so I'll be passing this one along to a friend.
 
 

I love the Chew series from Image comics! Antonelle and Secret Agent Poyo are my favorite characters. You can keep up with what I'm reading on Goodreads!

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April