Showing posts with label Orange. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Orange. Show all posts

February 25, 2015

Maybelline Pretty In Peach

Maybelline Pretty In Peach is part of their current Color Show line. I really love Gilded Rose, the only other Maybelline Color Show polish I own, and Pretty In Peach is great too. Good formula and a very fun color for a dreary winter day. Oranges aren't very flattering on my skin tone but I love them anyway so I'll be keeping this one for sure.
 
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February 11, 2015

Nabi Hologram Bronze

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 Bronze is a gorgeous burnt orange 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 Bronze was very easy to apply ad 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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January 25, 2015

Milani Metallic Mango

Milani Metallic brushstrokes is shown here at 2 coats. It's too full of brushstrokes to be a keeper for me; I don't want to mess with brushstrokey polish unless it will look super metallic and chrome like when I'm done. Perfectly fine polish but just nor for me.
 
 

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December 29, 2014

China Glaze Sun Of A Peach

China Glaze Sun Of A Peach is from their Summer 2013 Sunsational Collection. I'm not a huge neon fan but I thought I'd give this one a try because I needed some color in my world; this December has officially been the least sunniest, most gloomy December on record in Tulsa according to meteorologists! Unfortunately Sun Of A Peach was not a good pick me up. The formula is bubbly streaky mess. The neon orangey peach color is ok but it's almost impossible to photograph. I'd day it's somewhere between my two pictures in real life. It does look pretty intense under black light but the terrible formula is a deal breaker for me so I'll be passing this one along to a friend.
 
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April

July 5, 2014

Zoya Alma

Zoya Alma is from their Summer 2014 Bubbly collection.

Zoya describes Alma as "a warm golden peach metallic featuring the exclusive liquid-metal holographic jelly formula" but I'd call it more of a straight up though slightly faded orange. I love the way Zoya does gold & silver micro shimmer & it looks particularly stunning in a jelly formula. As for the holographic sparkles, they are the same lovely pastel cellophane glitter featured in Monet, just in a smaller size. Zoya Alma is shown here at 3 easily applied thin coats. Great color for summer! This is a nice polish but I definitely prefer the more saturated Jesy from the same collection.
 
 
 

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April

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

June 14, 2014

Zoya Rocha

Zoya Rocha is from their Tickled Summer 2014 collection.
 
Zoya calls Rocha a red creme but I say it's a bright orange creme instead. A truly fabulous orange too, very rich & warm. Zoya Rocha is shown here at 2 easily applied coats with a fantastic formula. I'll be using Rocha a lot this summer, especially since it matches some of the shades in my new summer hair!
I love my new undercut for breezy summer ponytails in the Oklahoma heat & humidity.

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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 4, 2014

Zoya Jesy

Zoya Jesy is from their Summer 2014 Bubbly collection.

Zoya describes Jesy as "a full coverage, fiery coral orange metallic holo featuring the exclusive liquid-metal holographic jelly formula" & I agree. I love the way Zoya does gold & silver micro shimmer & it looks particularly stunning in a jelly formula. As for the holographic sparkles, they are the same lovely pastel cellophane glitter featured in Monet, just in a smaller size.  Zoya Jesy is shown here at 3 easily applied thin coats. Great color for summer!
We bought a lemon tree!
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April

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

May 2, 2014

Nails Inspired By Prima Creative

I saw these super simple but fun nails a few years ago & have kept them in my Nail Art Pinterest Board ever since. Christina Rinaldi of Prima Creative has dozens of ideas I'd love to try in the future!

I used Zoya Cole then added lines of Zoya Beatrix for my version. Easy, fresh, & ready for spring!

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April

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)

September 16, 2013

China Glaze Roguish Red

China Glaze Roguish Red is from their 2012 Wicked Halloween Collection. I would call this a red orange creme & classify it as an orange. Gorgeous color & fantastic formula. Nothing unique, but I love it!
 
Now for a short digression about my home town & Batman! I love to read & I've always been a huge fan of superheroes & graphic novels. I picked up Batman Death By Design & was admiring the beautiful building depicted in the drawings below. Suddenly it hit me that the beautiful building is modeled after my favorite art deco building right here in Tulsa, Boston Avenue Methodist Church.
 
 

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April

September 1, 2013

Comparison Of Zoya's Orange Pixie Dusts

Just a quick side by side of all three of Zoya's orange Pixie Dust polishes. I love them all!
From left to right we have Zoya Beatrix, Destiny, & Dhara.

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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.

August 28, 2013

Zoya Dhara


Zoya Dhara is from the new Pixie Dust Fall 2013 collection. My regular readers know I LOVE the Zoya Pixie Dust polishes & I couldn't be happier with this new set! Here's what Zoya has to say about them.

Infused with even more magic and wonder! Because everyone wants more of it... The color experts at Zoya went back to the lab and created six more beautiful, long-wearing textured, matte and sparkle Zoya PixieDust Colors for Fall 2013! The incredible and best-selling formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other.

IMPORTANT PixieDust Application Information - Do not use a base coat or top coat. Apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish. Allow product to dry down completely matte in between layers for full textured effect. The PixieDust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery!
Zoya Dhara is a vibrant blood orange with fantastic coverage. I think you could get away with just one coat if you are careful. Great formula, beautiful color, another all around winner from Zoya & a new favorite 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.

June 20, 2013

Jordana Orangesicle

I recently won one of Jordana's facebook giveaways that included Orangesicle. I've never tired any of their products before but I do like this polish. Nothing revolutionary here but Jordana Orangesicle is a fantastic hot orange creme that's perfect for summer. shown here at 3 coats with a formula that is just fine especially for the $1.99 price tag!
 
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April

June 17, 2013

Zoya Thandie

Zoya Thandie is from their Summer 2013 Stunning Collection.

Zoya Thandie is shown here at 3 coats. The formula seemed a bit off , a bit streaky & kind of sticky. I normally love Zoya polishes & I love Rocky, Darcy & Josie from this collection but I think you can skip the pinks & the orange this time because there are options for these colors with better formulas. 

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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.