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

August 18, 2015

OPI Done Out In Deco

OPI Done Out In Deco was part of their 2009 Spring South Beach collection. It was then part of their regular lineup but has since been discontinued. I highly recommend grabbing it if you ever come across a bottle. It's one of my sister's top 5 favorite polishes of all time and she has a couple of backup bottles so she let me try it out. I understand why it's a favorite. Fantastic application for any polish, but especially for a pale creme  and a unique color. Amazing polish!
 
 
 

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April

July 16, 2015

Nails Inc Feathers Chester

I grabbed Nails Inc Feathers Chester on a whim and I'm so glad I did, what a fun polish! I'm not usually a fan of bar glitters but this one is lovely. The way the bars stack up in the bottle is very satisfying too. 

I chose a base color in the same tone and opacity as the glitters but in a different shade, Lime Crime Lavendairy. I think the lavender works great with the matte yellow, orange, and blue glitters. Super cool and easy to apply; great polish!
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June 12, 2015

Zoya Accent Nail

Sometimes I really like to match my nails with my outfit. Here I'm wearing the superb Zoya Remy with an accent nail of Zoya Neely. Simple and exactly what I wanted!
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June 11, 2015

Zoya Demetria

Zoya Demetria is from their 2015 Island Fun collection. It is highly pigmented and barely needed a second coat. I love poppy colored polishes so Demetria is a winner for me!
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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.

May 28, 2015

Formula X Nova

This is one fabulous coat of Formula X For Sephora Nova. Nova was very easy to apply and I'm always on the lookout for one coat wonder polishes. It takes a little longer to dry than the Zoya Pixie dust polishes and the texture is much rougher but it's a stunning polish. I've never tried any Formula X For Sephora polishes before but I'd love to have the entire Celestials collection if they are anything like Nova!
 
 
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May 23, 2015

Essie Da Bush

Somehow Essie Da Bush ended up in my stash without me ever trying it! I discovered this when I sued it for some nail art and realized that I'd never blogged about before. Too bad since it's a new favorite for sure!

Essie Da Bush is from Essie's Resort collection way back in 2011. It's not part of their current polish lineup but it can still be found online if you do some digging. Da Bush is unique in my collection of green cremes and I find it super flattering plus it goes with most all of my wardrobe. Shown here at 2 easily applied coats with a nice formula. I'll always hate Essie's skinny brush but that is just a personal preference. I didn't want to take this color off of my nails!
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May 13, 2015

Zoya Leslie

Zoya Leslie is from their Spring 2015 Delight collection.
Zoya Leslie is flat out beautiful! I usually change my nails every day but I kept it on for 5 days. This shade looks fantastic on me & I just didn't want to take it off which is very rare for me. The turquoise micro shimmer is simply a gorgeous bonus! 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.

March 21, 2015

SmartNails Vinyls With Nabi Polish

Three things I love all in one manicure! I started with a base of Nabi Burnt Orange and then used my Smartnails vinyls Stripes to add some Nabi Navy. I love blue and orange together!
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The nail vinyls were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by SmartNails! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

March 20, 2015

Nabi Navy

I can't find much information about this brand but I picked up a few of their hologram polishes at Walgreens a few months ago on clearance. Nabi Hologram Navy is a truly beautiful navy scattered holo unlike anything in my collection. Shown here at 2 coats with no topcoat to preserve the holo effect that can so often be negated with topcoat. Nabi Navy was very easy to apply and is shown here at 2 coats. It does dry quickly so you do have to be careful about going over an area more than once or you might get a bit of dragging. Overall a gorgeous and unique polish that I'm thrilled to have! 
 
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March 18, 2015

OPI Midnight In Moscow

OPI Midnight In Moscow was originally part of their Fall 2007 Russian collection but has since been added to their Classics line with good reason!

OPI Midnight In Moscow is so fun; it looks like liquid vampires! It's a sheer charcoal jam-packed with brick red micro shimmer. The first coat is streaky but as soon as you start the second coat everything turns rich and glossy and magical. I love OPI's wide brushes too so this one really was a pleasure to apply. I don't usually go for dark, vampy colors but Midnight In Moscow is simply fantastic!
In artificial light so you can see the shimmer.
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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 22, 2015

New York City Trip With Zoya!

Just got back from a super fun trip to NYC so I've got a few pictures to show you. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen a few my nail updates but I'll repost them here with some further explanation.

I started off the trip wearing Zoya London with accent nails of Zoya Tomoko. As usual, everyone wants to know about Tomoko; if you don't have a bottle yet, hurry up before it's gone since it's been discontinued!
Over the course of the trip I started adding bits of Zoya Sunshine and later more Tomoko since my outfits got less grey and more blue and gold over the course the trip. Lots of fun and since Zoya Pixie Dusts dry so fast I could just add a bit whenever I had a few spare minutes. By the end of the trip I had geometric shapes and stripes in all three colors and each nail was different. You can see the progression below.
 
 

The highlights of the trip were definitely seeing a large exhibit of paintings and drawings by one of my favorite artists, Egon Schiele at the Neue Gallery and then seeing Black Sheep, Das FX, and ?uestlove at the Brooklyn Bowl. ?uestlove DJs there every Thursday and he walked right by us on his way to set up.

And here are 3 of my favorite pictures from the trip simply because I can't resist.
I call this one The Light and The Dark - NYC 2015. I just think it's hilarious that we accidentally walked around New York the whole time as color coordinated couples! Will and I are the light and my sister Alisa and her boyfriend are the dark. Also Alisa fit in better than all of us with her black puffy coat. EVERYONE seemed to be wearing black puffy coats!
Will posing with a stunning Chuck Close painting at the MEtropiltan Museum of Art.
Me laughing loudly where it just might have been illegal. My laugh is often loud enough to get me in trouble but people usually love it anyway.

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January 12, 2015

OPI Ski Teal We Drop

OPI Ski Teal We Drop is from their Swiss Collection for Fall 2010. It's a gorgeous deep teal that is very easy to apply and shown here in 2 coats. I love OPI's wide brush and Ski Teal We Drop is a very beautiful color unlike any other in my stash. Definitely a keeper and I need to get one for my sister Ashley since this will go so well with her wardrobe. 
 

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January 4, 2015

New Year's Eve Nails

I had lots of fun this New Year's Eve! My friends and I made it to four parties. It was super cold and one event was a pajama party so I decided to wear my fancy velvet nightgown with pockets for the evening. Another party had a hilarious glamour shots photo booth setup and since I was wearing pajamas I decide I'd better kick things up a notch or three with my makeup and nails.

The nails were an easy choice for me. I went with Zoya Dovima with random bits of Zoya Cosmo. I absolutely love the combination of a matte polish with Cosmo which looks like crushed up diamonds! Perfect high glam nails that were lightning fast to do and got lots of attention throughout the night.
My makeup was much more challenging since I've never really worn much mainly because I don't know how. My sister Ashley recently suggested that I watch some of makeup artist Lisa Eldridge's videos and I'm so thankful she did! I found the perfect inspiration for a silly night on the town when anything goes in this video tutorial. I skipped the fake eyelashes and didn't go quite as dramatic with the eyeliner but even stripped down this look was way out of my comfort zone but oh so much fun! Everyone loved the stars on my cheek. All in all a great way to ring in 2015.
Glamour Shot!
 
Bonus Glamour Shot of my awesome boyfriend Will.

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April