Showing posts with label Holographic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holographic. Show all posts

September 12, 2014

Simple Nail Art With Milani

Earlier this year I struck manicure gold when I did these stunning nails with my beloved China Glaze 2NITE holo polish. Since I liked the look so much I decided to do something similar with some Milani polishes. Here we have Milani Fresh Teal with a wide strip of Milani HD. I love it & it's so easy!
 
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April

August 4, 2014

Zoya Rooney & Electra

I love creme polishes but sometimes we all need a little bit of flash! I added just a bit of the spectacular Zoya Electra on top of Zoya Rooney. Simple & pretty.
 
 

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April

February 28, 2014

Zoya Cosmo



Zoya Cosmo is from their Spring 2014 Magical Pixie Dust Collection
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I'm a huge fan of Zoya's classic Pixie Dust polishes. That's probably an understatement. If I was forced to choose my top 5 favorite collections of all time, all three of the Classic Pixie Dust collections would be in that list. I wasn't sure if I would love these new Magical Pixie dusts quite as much though. I love holographic polishes but I've never been a huge fan of chunky glitters.
I ended up falling in love with Zoya Cosmo.It's definitely my favorite from this collection & had me staring at my nails all day long. They looked like they were encrusted with diamond dust, making me feel like a fancy lady on a boring Thursday afternoon. Cosmo has the best formula from this collection &applied very easily in two thin coats. I'm in love & can't wait to use Cosmo again. I'll be using it for a glitter gradient & I'm sure it will pop up in other nail art in the near future. Stunning & unique!
 
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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 24, 2014

Zoya Vega



Zoya Vega  is from their Spring 2014 Magical Pixie Dust Collection.
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I'm a huge fan of Zoya's classic Pixie Dust polishes. That's probably an understatement. If I was forced to choose my top 5 favorite collections of all time, all three of the Classic Pixie Dust collections would be in that list. I wasn't sure if I would love these new Magical Pixie dusts quite as much though. I love holographic polishes but I've never been a huge fan of chunky glitters.

Zoya Vega is a beautiful dusty blue which just happens to be one of my favorite polish shades. While I don't love Vega quite as much as the Classic Pixie Dust polishes this one is still a keeper for sure. I love the idea of using a polish full of bling and sparkle to perk up a typical jeans and tshirt sort of day.
The formula was a bit tricky, very dry! I was hesitant to add polish thinner but decided to give it a try anyway & just a few drops helped significantly. Vega is absolutely loaded with sparkle & tons of holographic glitter too. A fun polish worth a few drops of thinner.
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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 23, 2014

Zoya Lux



Zoya Lux is from their Spring 2014 Magical Pixie Dust Collection.
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I'm a huge fan of Zoya's classic Pixie Dust polishes. That's probably an understatement. If I was forced to choose my top 5 favorite collections of all time, all three of the Classic Pixie Dust collections would be in that list. I wasn't sure if I would love these new Magical Pixie dusts quite as much though. I love holographic polishes but I've never been a huge fan of chunky glitters.

Zoya Lux is the first one I've tried from this new collection so far & it will be the first Pixie Dust that I'm not going to keep, but not for the reason I suspected.

I actually love the bling brought to these beauties with the large holo glitter. The formula is a bit dry but still easy to apply. Lux just doesn't look that great with my skin tone. All of the silver sparkle & holo particles end up washing out the pink pigment quite a bit & it just looked desaturated on my hands. I think it would be lovely with extremely pale skin or dark skin as well. Just not for me.
One other word of caution, these are definitely grittier on your nail than the Classic Pixie Dusts. If texture bothers you, don't go for this collection! I'm still eager to try Cosmo & Vega since I love texture & my worry about the holo glitter proved unfounded. Not to mention dusty blues are my favorite color family.

I thought removal might be rather harsh & difficult but that also ended up being a non issue. My regular removal method worked just fine.

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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 20, 2014

Simple Nail Art With China Glaze

Many polish lovers have a few precious polishes that are hard to find. I'm torn between wanting to wear them often & wanting to save them forever. I think this is an excellent compromise. A simple wide stripe of the truly stunning China Glaze 2NITE is framed by China Glaze Liquid Leather. So easy & so pretty!
 
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April

December 30, 2013

SoFlaJo Purple Reign Of Terror

SoFlaJo is an indie brand that makes lots of interesting polishes. Purple Reign of Terror is from her 2012 Terrified Halloween collection. It's a very dark purple jelly with sparse holographic glitter. Very streaky& sheer at first. Shown here at 3 coats. I think it would have been prettier with more holographic particles, but it's too dark for me anyway. I'll pass this along to friend that likes vampy polishes.
 

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April
purple jelly that shimmers with purple glass flecks, and holo glitters in silver, pink and purple - See more at: http://www.soflajo.com/terrified-collection/#sthash.sMgRED4o.dpuf
purple jelly that shimmers with purple glass flecks, and holo glitters in silver, pink and purple - See more at: http://www.soflajo.com/terrified-collection/#sthash.sMgRED4o.dpuf
purple jelly that shimmers with purple glass flecks, and holo glitters in silver, pink and purple - See more at: http://www.soflajo.com/terrified-collection/#sthash.sMgRED4o.dpuf
purple jelly that shimmers with purple glass flecks, and holo glitters in silver, pink and purple - See more at: http://www.soflajo.com/terrified-collection/#sthash.sMgRED4o.dpuf

December 29, 2013

Layering With Zoya Mosheen & Frida



Zoya Mosheen was originally part of the Aqua Di Lara limited edition set but is now part of their holiday 2013 collection, Zoya Zenith.

Zoya Mosheen is a sheer blue jelly polish with tiny turquoise bar glitter & scattered holographic shimmer. I tried it over two coats of Zoya Frida. Mosheen is very pretty & unique, but not really my style so I"ll probably pass it along to a friend.

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April

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

December 27, 2013

Zoya Payton



Zoya Payton is part of Zoya Zenith, their 2013 Winter Holiday collection.
Zoya Payton is a deep dark purple jelly polish packed with scattered holographic glitter. Nice formula that covers in just two coats. It's a bit darker than I normally like but it's such a truly beautiful polish that I'm keeping it 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.

December 21, 2013

Chevron Tips With Zoya; Or The Day I Left The House In My Pajamas

This post from Zoya live was the inspiration for these nails, pairing a matte polish with something super shiny. My version with Zoya Dream & Zoya Phoebe turned into one of my favorite manicures of the year. I love this color combination!
 
Now a brief word about my outfit. I went to a pajama party that night with Chuck Palahniuk, Chelsea Cain, & Monica Drake! It's not easy to figure out what to wear to a public pajama party... My hometown is very lucky to have Booksmart Tulsa bringing incredible author events to town on a regular basis. This one was really over the top. More than 900 people at the downtown library that is closed for renovations. Vandalism allowed! LED beach balls! Spooky stories! Lots of fun! Below is a quick video of the insanity.

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April

November 28, 2013

Zoya Dream


Zoya Dream is part of Zoya Zenith, their 2013 Winter Holiday collection.
Well I must say that Zoya Dream is just drop dead gorgeous! Zoya describes it as a deep space blue with holographic glitter & that's a perfect description for this amazing polish. Shown here in 2 coats; be sure to wait a bit between coats to avoid dragging. Zoya Dream is a new favorite for sure, I'd say a must have for any blue polish lover.
 
 
 

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April

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

September 7, 2013

Quick Nail Art With China Glaze

For this manicure I started with a base of China Glaze Immortal. Next I added China Glaze 2NITE followed by China Glaze OMG. Easy to do & I still LOVE my china Glaze OMGs!
 
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April