Showing posts with label Pink. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pink. Show all posts

April 6, 2015

Milani Pink Flare

Milani Pink Flare is a great polish that covers in 2 easily applied coats. Very delicate and lacy finish in a pretty pale pink, so lovely!
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April

March 9, 2015

Zoya Brittany

Zoya Brittany is part of the Naturel Satins Collection for 2015.
Zoya Brittany is a pale taupey pink color that I found very flattering, but the formula just stinks. I'm going to try adding quite a bit of thinner if I ever use Brittany again. I really want to love this collection but they just aren't working out for me.

PROS
  • All of the colors are drop dead gorgeous, unique and complement each very nicely. Seriously lovely color choices!
  • Wear time seems very good for a polish meant to be worn without a topcoat, much better than most matte polishes.
  • I love new ideas in polish and the Satin finish definitely appeals to me.
  • The frosted bottles are beautiful.
  • Dry time is good for a polish without topcoat
CONS
  • So far the formula has been super frustrating for me. I feel like I've tried every application technique I can think of with no luck. They just don't self-level well and since they are meant to be worn without a topcoat that is a problem. You also can't go back over an area at all or you will get dragging. I just can't make them work! 
  • Some friends think the finish looks like paint for the interior walls of a house or just plain old acrylic paint. I don't think these will have broad appeal to ladies who aren't really into nail polish.
So what's my verdict? You'll have to decide for yourself.  I love the idea of the Zoya Satin collection but I'm still having a lot of trouble with the formula. I'm glad to have them but I feel like they would be very frustrating for the average polish user. And the finish certainly isn't for everyone either. Give them a try if you don't mind a bit of extra work when doing your nails and you love weird finishes like I do.
 
 
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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 8, 2015

Zoya Eden and A Zoya Pink Creme Comparison

Zoya Eden is from their Spring 2015 Delight collection.
Zoya Eden is a nice medium toned pink creme shown here at 2 coats. Decent formula and a pretty color for a spring collection, nothing groundbreaking though. I would love to see this pink with the turquoise shimmer found in a few other polishes from this collection!
Zoya Shelby is a bit lighter and more bubblegum than Zoya Eden. Zoya Rooney is a bit darker and more red than Zoya Eden and Zoya Lara is darker still. All lovely 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.

February 11, 2015

Pretty Pink Nails With Zoya

Every now and then I must use a polish that I can apply in one coat and doesn't need a topcoat because I need to get out the door soon. I always go to my blog to look at my one coat wonder category and this time I landed on Zoya Bobbi. What a great polish! Truly looks spectacular after one coat that practically applies itself with no clean up needed. No topcoat either since it's a foil and dries very quickly.
The next day I added an accent nail in Zoya Ginni for a pretty mixed texture Valentine's Day look. Lovely!
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April

January 6, 2015

SmartNails Sticker Stencils With OPI

I love wearing nice soft pinks this time of year and this manicure was easy to create using my trusty SmartNails sticker stencils. I started with a base of OPI Heart Throb and then used SmartNails Magnet for the design with OPI DS Signature.
 

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April

November 24, 2014

OPI Heart Throb

I don't have very many OPI polishes but I really love their wide brush. OPI Heart Throb is one of those colors I would never pick out for myself (so pink!) but I ended up loving. Shown here at 3 easily applied coats, Heart Throb is a nicely balanced classic pink jelly polish that will look great on a wide range of skin tones. Nothing new but still gorgeous! I think this color actually works great with all of the cold weather we've been having too.
 
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April

September 28, 2014

Jamberry Kiss

A friend of mine let me borrow a few Jamberry polishes to try out since I've never used them before. I tried one set of their nail wraps earlier this year and they are a lot of fun! Pictured here we have Jamberry Kiss from one of their summer collections. The brush is wider than average which I love and Kiss applied like a dream; I barley needed a second coat. I'm looking forward to trying more since this one is so nice and it looks like they have some pretty options!
 

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April

August 21, 2014

Zoya Wendy

Zoya Wendy is my favorite from the Tickled Summer 2014 collection! It's a bright pink with strong coral leanings that I absolutely love! Great formula that covers in just 2 coats and made me happy every time I looked at it. My boyfriend Will also loves it & immediately used it for his toes. It looked darn good on him too! I took a ton of pictures of this beauty including a few of my adorable dog Wally & a shot with my beloved Rockport loafers. Wendy is an EXACT match for the chain detail on them!
 
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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 18, 2014

Zoya Madeline

Zoya Madeline, from their 2014 Naturel 2 Collection, is described as a muted rose creme. I can't think of a more appropriate polish for work or even an important job interview. Madeline will look great with any outfit and most any skin tone. If you've been looking for a perfect neutral polish for those occasions when you need understated nails, Zoya Madeline is an excellent choice. Shown here at 2 easily applied coats with no formula issues.
 
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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 11, 2014

Zoya Harper

Zoya Harper is my favorite from their Summer 2014 Bubbly collection.

Zoya describes Harper as "a cotton candy pink with a spun gold shimmer. 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 Harper is shown here at 2 coats but I could almost get away with just one.
 
 
 
 

I didn't really like pink polish when I started blogging way back in 2009 but now I love a gorgeous pink and Harper has made into my top 5 favorite pinks for sure! I'd say this one is a must have for pink polish lovers.

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April

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

July 23, 2014

Zoya Rooney

Zoya Rooney is from their Tickled Summer 2014 collection.
 
Rooney is a nicely balanced bright medium toned pink creme that will look great with lots of skin-tones. Shown here at two thin coats that applied nicely. Zoya Rooney is a great addition to my pink collection!

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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 18, 2014

Zoya Ginni

Zoya Ginni is from their Magical Pixie Dust Summer 2014
Zoya Bar is part of Zoya's second set of Magical Pixie Dusts, textured sparkle polishes with holographic cellophane glitter like Monet. While I still love the plain Pixie Dusts more, these magical versions are also pretty special. Ginni applied very easily in two coats, dries quickly and looks fantastic. Super fancy nails fast!
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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.