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

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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March 20, 2014

Sation Strumming My Nails

Sation Strumming My Nails is the palest of grey creme polishes. I love the color but the formula wasn't self-leveling at all as you can see in the pictures. I'll be passing this one along.
 
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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, 2014

Zoya Dot

Zoya Dot is from their Awaken collection for Spring 2014.

Zoya Dot is still streaky after three coats as shown here. I used the thin coat, medium coat, thin coat method recommended by many for pale creme polishes but still had a few streaks. I should have tried one more thin coat but the color & finish aren't unique enough to be worth the time & effort. Dot is a pretty pink but I have others with much better formulas, like Sation Off The Record Pink. So far, Dillon is the only polish I've tried from this collection that I will be keeping. Hudson & Rebel do look promising though.
 
 

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

March 12, 2014

Elizabeth Arden Ahoy

Elizabeth Arden Ahoy is one of two new polishes from their 2014 Summer Escape Collection. Ahoy comes in an adorable nautical themed box for all of you packaging fans!  The brush is a tad stubby but I love the wide curved bristles & it works very well.

Ahoy is a a muted coral neon unlike any others in my collection. A gorgeous shade for spring & summer! Shown here at three 3 thin coats, the formula is a bit streaky but applies nicely for this type of color & finish. Definitely a keeper!
 
 
 

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

March 4, 2014

Zoya Cole



Zoya Cole is from their Awaken collection for Spring 2014.
Zoya Cole was originally released as Stella for Peter Som's NYFW SS14 . Cole is shown here at 3 difficult to apply coats. I tried this application method recommended by Zoya for pastel cremes & whites. I used a thin coat, a medium coat, & one final thin coat, but still had troubles. The formula is sticky and doesn't self level. The peach color doesn't suit me either. I'll be passing this one along to a friend. So far I'm 0-for-2 with the Awaken collection. Still looking forward to trying the ones that look like they'll have a similar finish to Edyta 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.

as Stella for Peter Som's SS14 Collection)
as Stella for Peter Som's SS14 Collection)

February 3, 2014

Sation Tira Miss-U

Sation Tira Miss-U is so gorgeous! It's very similar to Zoya Rue but Sation's formula is much better, possibly because it's more of a jelly polish than a straight up creme. Shown here in two coats that applied like a dream. I'm in love with this lavender leaning neutral!

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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 31, 2014

Zoya Rue


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

Zoya Rue is my favorite from this collection, a gorgeous soft pink with hints of lavender. I must say Zoya Rue looks drastically different in photos I've seen across the internet, everywhere from a very pale pink to more purple tinged & darker like I've shown here. Lighting & skintone seem to make this one very much a chameleon. Neutral polishes are always going to be much more dependent on an individual than something like the latest knockout red or spacey blue glitter. I love this one though! Rue has a nice formula that covers in two coats.

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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 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.

January 10, 2014

Zoya Odette

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

Zoya Odette is a dusty, medium toned, orchid creme. Although the color didn't seem exciting at first glance, it is unique to my collection & very pretty. Shown here at 2 coats that applied much better after I added a few drops of thinner. I'm keeping this lovely lady.

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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 5, 2014

Zoya Normani

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

Zoya Normani is a pale brown creme with a hint of mauve, shown here at two coats. I think it could have used a third since I was trying to apply thin coats because the polish was a bit thick. It's a lovely color that will look great on a wide range of skintones but I'm going to pass this one along to a friend. I prefer Zoya Pasha, a highly underrated polish in my opinion!
 

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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 3, 2014

Sation 3 Free-Dom

My pictures just don't do this polish justice. I love cream polishes in this color family & Sation 3 Free-Dom has a fantastic formula. Shown here at just two coats, the application really is superb for a pale cream polish. It's a lovely putty color & new a favorite for sure. I wore it for 5 days straight!
 
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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.

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.

Sation Napoleon Dyna-Matte



I'm a huge fan of Sation polishes & their new fall collection, The Miss-terranean, is lovely.
Sation Napoleon Dyna-Matte is not matte which is mildly annoying because of the name but it's a great polish nonetheless. Beautiful red creme with a superb formula & brush that covers in just one coat. I love one coat wonders!
 

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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.