Showing posts with label Green. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Green. Show all posts

August 7, 2015

Zoya Oceane And Selene: A Nail Art Comparison

Zoya Oceane and Selene are both lovely but I thought it might be nice for you to see them side by side. I started with a base of Oceane and then added a stripe of Selene.
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April

July 30, 2015

JIn Soon Charme


Jin Soon Charme is from their 2015 summer collection.

This is my first Jin Soon so here's information from the company about their polish line.
All JINsoon formulas are 5-free and formulated without harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin and camphor. A high gloss nail lacquer that is long lasting with a chip-proof finish and a rapid drying time. This double patented formula delivers a long-lasting manicure with a rich and lustrous color payoff in a single coat.
Jin Soon Charme is a great color but overall I can't recommend this polish at $18 a bottle. The brush/cap is of the pop off variety with a stubby ridged handle and short brush underneath that I found awkward to use. It seems very cheap for the price. Also the bottles aren't quite full size, another reason I can't justify the $18 price tag.
The formula was typical of many pale cremes, streaky and not very self-leveling. Charme is shown here at three fairly thick coats. You can find a similar color for half the price and the bottle and rest of the packaging don't add any value. Am I missing something ladies? I'll pay for a high end product that feels high end (I have Rouge Louboutin!) but this line doesn't make the cut. 
 
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April

July 13, 2015

Zoya Talia

Zoya Talia is from their 2015 Island Fun collection. It is a highly pigmented turquoise creme that barely needs a second coat. Great polish that got me tons of compliments!
 


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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 24, 2015

Zoya Selene

Zoya Selene is from their summer 2015 collection, Paradise Sun. I barely needed a second coat and it applies easily. Selene is a very pretty teal and it practically glows in low light but it's not quite my style. My boyfriend Will loves polishes like this for his toes 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.

June 10, 2015

Zoya Cecilia

Zoya Cecilia is from their 2015 Island Fun collection, shown here at 2 coats. It's very densely pigmented so it was a tiny bit on the thick side but still workable. I got lots of compliments on Cecilia!
 
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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 9, 2015

Stamping With Born Pretty

Born Pretty Store sent me stamping supplies so I could try this technique again with the newer type of squishy stampers and bigger image plates than were available when I first tired it several years ago.

Stamping is something that most likely will not work on your first try. Or you your second. Or maybe even your tenth. There are lots of variables that can affect the final outcome so it really takes a lot of trial and error to get good results. I'm not very patient and I got frustrated so I asked Will to give it a try. He was, predictably, great at it almost immediately. Thanks for helping Will!


Even though I'm not great at stamping, I love my new stamper and plates from Born Pretty. The squishy stamper is great in so many ways - much bigger than my old Konad stamper and very easy to clean with a lint roller. Plate BP21 has 4 fun patterns that are all more than big enough to cover my rather large nails. I used Zoya Jace for the base and Konad Special Polish Green for stamping. 

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April

The stamper and plate was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Born Pretty! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

June 8, 2015

Zoya Jace

Zoya Jace is from their 2015 Island Fun collection, shown here at 2 easily applied coats. It's unlike any other green creme in my stash and so pretty! I got lots of compliments on this shade.

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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 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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April

April 4, 2015

Zoya Sage And A Comparison

Zoya Sage is part of the Naturel Satins Collection for 2015.
I've had LOTS of trouble with this collection but Sage applied so much better than the paler colors I've tried. Still a bit tricky but I made it work. Sage is a lovely greyed out green color and I do love the satin finish.

Zoya Sage is very similar to Zoya Bevin but the finish is different. Zoya Wednesday is much brighter.
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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.

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

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

Halloween Layering

Here's a fun layering combo that's perfect for Halloween. We've got Sinful Exotic Green topped with one coat of Sation Ego Friendly
 

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April

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

September 29, 2014

Revlon Spanish Moss

I don't think Revlon makes this particular line of polish any more so I'm glad that a friend passed Revlon Spanish Moss my way. Army green has always been one of my favorite colors and Spanish Moss is the closest I've found to a true army green polish so far. Nice formula that covers in 2 eaily applied coats.
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April

September 9, 2014

Sally Hansen Mint Tint

Sally Hansen Mint Tint is from their Sugar Shimmer collection. I really liked Cinny Sweet & Berried Under from the same set & I had high hopes for this one based on the polish in the bottle. Sadly Mint Tint is pretty disappointing. The polish is a very well balanced and lovely shade of mint green and applies easily in 2 coats but the gorgeous golden micro shimmer so evident in the bottle completely disappears on the nail. Mint Tint would have a been a truly spectacular polish if that golden sparkle had worked out! Instead it just looks quite strange, not like the shimmery loveliness of the Zoya Pixie Dusts, but just kind of lumpy. I think I'm still going to keep it though & give it a try on my toes.
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April