Showing posts with label Favorite Colors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Favorite Colors. Show all posts

December 19, 2014

Fastest Christmas Nails Ever!

I love Zoya's recent Matte Velvet collection and I knew I'd be pulling them for holiday manicures as soon as they arrived. Here I present the fastest, easiest Christmas nails ever. I simply alternated Zoya Posh and Zoya Veruschka on my nails and the results are so fun. These polishes work best without base or top coats and they dry super fast. You could be out the door and super festive in almost no time; everyone loved them!

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April

December 4, 2014

Milani Gold Glitz

I'm not a huge fan of glitter polishes but Milani Gold Glitz is so glamorous and gorgeous! Shown here at 2 easily applied coats. The glitter tends to completely settle to the bottom of the bottle over time but it's fixed quickly with a few turns of the bottle. Gold Glitz features a warm gold micro glitter with sparse copper micro glitter too. Looks great with or without a top coat. I love it!

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April

November 24, 2014

Maybelline Gilded Rose

Maybelline Gilded Rose is from their Color Show Brocade collection. It's one of the prettiest polishes in my collection and a one coat wonder! Gilded Rose is a super reflective pale yellow gold polish with a healthy sprinkling of small and medium dusty rose glitter. The metallic gold is so shiny and gorgeous and dense that I stopped at just one coat on my right hand as pictured below. 
I went ahead and did to coats on my left hand but I could barely see a difference. Maybelline Gilded Rose is a stunner that I didn't want to take off my nails!
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April

November 14, 2014

Glamorous Glitter Gradient With Zoya

Zoya's Fall Trend Guide recommended using Tomoko for a gradient and it sounded like a great idea to me. As much as I love the Pixie Dusts, I'd never thought about using one quite this way. I paired 2 of my all time favorite Zoyas for a super easy but totally gorgeous version, Zoya Veruschka for the base topped with Zoya Tomoko. This would be a great look for the upcoming holiday season, either as is, or alternating Posh and Veruschka for all out Christmas glam!
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April

November 3, 2014

Zoya Veruschka

Zoya Veruschka is from their Matte Velvet collection!


I love this entire collection but I think Zoya Veruschka is my favorite. So many people asked me about this polish while I was out running errands! Shown here at 2 easily applied and fast drying coats. The Matte Velvet collection is meant to be worn without base coat or top coat and because of this you can't expect them to last as long as a regular manicure. However I'm happy to report that Veruschka proved to be a real trooper. I searched through a giant crazy store for Halloween outfits, trying on 36 dresses in one day and Veruschka made it though just fine with o chipping or even any tip wear. A new favorite for sure!

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April

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

October 29, 2014

Zoya Savita

Zoya Savita is from their Matte Velvet collection!
Zoya Savita is a rich purple matte polish with a hint of shimmer; it really does look like velvet! Shown here at 2 easily applied coats, just be sure to wait a few minutes in between to avoid dragging. A stunning polish that wore very well for a matte with no chips or even any tip wear after 2 days. Great for Halloween and another winner from Zoya. This whole collection is just spectacular!
 
Can you guess who I might be for Halloween? What if my shirt was blue, my belt buckle was gold, and my shorts were khaki?
How about now? The colors of the outfit aren't right but I just wanted to see if I was comfortable wearing short shorts with a belt and combat boots which is not my normal look! And I needed to see if my hair was long enough to get the right hairstyle. I think if I can find the right colored clothing and make myself a sweet gun holster with thigh straps I can totally pull off Lara Croft from Tomb Raider! Are you dressing up for Halloween? Tell me what you're going to be!

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April

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

Zoya Posh

Zoya Posh is from their Matte Velvet collection!
Zoya Posh is a truly sexy matte red polish with a hint of shimmer. The whole matte velvet collection is really stunning and I've gotten so many compliments every time I wear any of them. Posh is super pigmented so a careful polisher might be able to get away with just one coat. It's shown here at 2 coats that applied nicely and dried super fast. Zoya calls Posh a metallic but I think velvet is really the correct descriptor. So gorgeous and a definite keeper! This one wore very well for a matte polish and still looked perfect after 2 and half days. I took lots of pictures of this one since it's a new favorite and perfect for Halloween!
 
 
My talented sister Alisa put together this spooky dollhouse Halloween scene in my medicine cabinet for my recent pumpkin carving party. She found some amazing pieces online like the bunny and witch Halloween masks on the left! She also made some of the furniture by hand and I love thing whole thing so much!

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April

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

October 25, 2014

Sinful Exotic Green

Sinful Exotic Green is fabulous! Shown here at 2 easily applied coats. Wow, look at that color! Such a fun polish for Halloween.

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April

October 22, 2014

OPI Love Angel Music Baby

OPI Love Angel Music Baby is from their first Gwen Stefani collection. Shown here at two coats but I could easily have gotten away with just one. OPI Love Angel Music Baby will be added to my growing stash of polishes I can use when I need to get out the door in a hurry! It dries super fast  and applies like a dream with w truly superb formula and their wide brush. I'm in love and might need to buy a backup bottle! Lovers of Zoya Tomoko might want to grab this one too.
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April

October 21, 2014

Zoya Loredana

Zoya Loredana is from their Matte Velvet collection!
Zoya Loredana is a medium charcoal grey matte shimmer. This collection is meant to be worn without base or top coat and is shown here at 3 thin coats. Loredana is very sheer and streaky on the first coat but applies easily and is completely opaque and streak free by the third coat. 

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Dovima from this set didn't last very long with minor tip wear within 24 hours but Loredana fared much better. I wore Loredana for 3 VERY active days setting up for my annual pumpkin carving party and during the party itself with no chipping and only very minor tip wear. Excellent for a matte polish & another winner from Zoya!

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April

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

October 15, 2014

Zoya Dovima

Zoya Dovima is from their Matte Velvet collection!
Zoya Dovima is a dark charcoal matte polish that has a brushed aluminum type of metallic look. This polish is super sexy and had me frequently checking out my own nails. It was very easy to apply in 2 coats, 1 thin and a second slightly thicker coat. Many matte polishes are a royal pain to work with but this went on so nicely, nor brushstrokes or dragging. Plus Dovima dries super fast so you can be ready for a night on the town in almost no time.
This collection is worn without base coat or top coat to accomplish the gorgeous matte velvet finish which decreases wear time quite a bit. I had tip wear after two days and minor chipping on the third. I still think Dovima is totally worth it though. I was able to cover up the tip wear with a thin coat applied over the whole nail and it was dry and looking great again by the time I finished both hands. You could always use them with a base and top coat if the matte finish isn't important to you but I love matte polishes! So maybe a special occasion polish if you are someone who wants long lasting manicure for your day to day life. Also Zoya clearly states that the wear time is not as long as a normal polish so no one should be surprised.
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All in all I LOVE Dovima and can't wait to try more polishes from this collection. Posh look truly spectacular!

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April

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

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 30, 2014

Zoya Yuna

Zoya India is from their Fall 2014 Ignite Collection.
Zoya Yuna is medium toned, slightly green leaning, grey polish absolutely loaded with metallic microshimmer. It's a true stunner and so unique. I got lots of compliments on this one! Shown here at 2 easily applied 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.

September 22, 2014

Zoya Remy

Zoya Remy is from their Fall 2014 Ignite Collection.
Go get Zoya Remy right now. Just do it. It's one of the most amazing polishes in my collection and a must have for any blue polish lover. Shown here at ONE COAT, Remy was like applying liquid velvet to my nails. I still can't believe I got all of this gorgeous color and depth in just one coat. Deep rich blue absolutely loaded with gold and copper micro shimmer. Zoya Remy is simply stunning and just might be my favorite polish of the year!
 
 
 
 
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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.