Showing posts with label Purple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Purple. Show all posts

August 25, 2014

Zoya Arlo

Zoya Arlo is part of Zoya's second set of Magical Pixie Dusts, textured sparkle polishes with holographic cellophane glitter! While I still love the plain Pixie Dusts more, these magical versions are also pretty special. The Pixie Dusts wear like iron and even if you do somehow manage to chip it, you can very easily just dab a bi of polish on & fix it right up, not something I can do with a creme polish!

Arlo is a faded, dusty plum color that I found very flattering. It's got a great formula, shown here using 3 thin coats. Very versatile color in a finish I love! I took a lot of pictures.
 
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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 12, 2014

Zoya Marney

Zoya Marney (spelled Marnie on their website but Marney on my bottle) is from their Naturel 2 collection. Zoya calls this one a deep warm plum which is a very accurate description of this beautiful color. So far this one is my favorite from the collection for sure! Marney is very pigmented and I could almost get away with just one coat. The formula was a tad on the thick side so I added a few drops of polish thinner and the second coat applied even more nicely than the first. All in all another excellent polish from Zoya!
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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 22, 2014

Sally Hansen Berried Under

Sally Hansen Berried Under is from their Sugar Shimmer collection. It's a gorgeous color that I think is a pretty dead on match for Pantone's Color of the Year for 2104, Radiant Orchid. The formula is excellent, shown here at 2 easily applied coats that dry quickly. Berried Under isn't quite as gorgeous as my beloved Zoya Pixie Dusts (no one does micro-shimmer like Zoya!) but it's still very beautiful & unique. The color is so flattering on me that I immediately used this on my toes too. Looking forward to trying more!
 
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May 23, 2014

Quick Look At Zoya Summer 201 Magical Pixie Dusts

Just a couple of quick shots of Zoya's latest offering, Magical Pixie Dust Summer 2014.
Arlo, Bar & Ginni (left to right) applied like a dream and dried super fast. I used three coats here but I think two would work for Bar & Ginni; Arlo looks better with three. These have a much improved formula compared to the first Magical Pixie Dust set featuring Lux, Vega, & Cosmo. If you love Zoya Tomoko, you're going to want Zoya Bar as well. I'm pretty sure I'm going to love them all!
Just some quick first impressions, I'll have more photos & thoughts in future posts.

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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 25, 2014

Zoya Hudson



Zoya Hudson is from their Awaken collection for Spring 2014.

Zoya Hudson is accurately described as a full coverage, purple orchid metallic with a silver shimmer. Great formula that covers in two coats, just a wait a minute or two between coats to avoid dragging. Fabulous polish for spring!
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a full-coverage, purple orchid metallic with a silver shimmer. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-Hudson-ZP722.html#sthash.3RlaQslT.dpuf
a full-coverage, purple orchid metallic with a silver shimmer. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-Hudson-ZP722.html#sthash.3RlaQslT.dpuf
a full-coverage, purple orchid metallic with a silver shimmer. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-Hudson-ZP722.html#sthash.3RlaQslT.dpuf

March 3, 2014

Elizabeth Arden Chelsea Heather

I picked up Elizabeth Arden Chelsea Heather while browsing the shelves of a tiny beauty supply store. I'm a sucker for square & rectangle bottles. I wish all polish came in non round bottles actually. They fit together so much nicer for storage. 

On to the polish, Elizabeth Arden Chelsea Heather is a muted purple shimmer with a mild turquoise duochrome effect. A pretty color that applied easily but not very flattering with my skin tone. I'll be passing this bottle along to a friend.
 
 

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February 3, 2014

Sation Tira Miss-U

Sation Tira Miss-U is so gorgeous! It's very similar to Zoya Rue but Sation's formula is much better, possibly because it's more of a jelly polish than a straight up creme. Shown here in two coats that applied like a dream. I'm in love with this lavender leaning neutral!

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This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

January 10, 2014

Zoya Odette

Zoya Odette is from their first release for 2014, Zoya Naturel.

Zoya Odette is a dusty, medium toned, orchid creme. Although the color didn't seem exciting at first glance, it is unique to my collection & very pretty. Shown here at 2 coats that applied much better after I added a few drops of thinner. I'm keeping this lovely lady.

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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.

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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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 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

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November 1, 2013

Zoya Mason & Will's Funny Jack-O-Lantern

Zoya Mason is from the new Satins - Fall 2013 collection. Mason is a magenta shimmer that doesn't do anything for me at all. The formula is just ok, very thin & I found it hard to keep enough on the brush to cover a whole nail without re-dipping my brush. The color & finish seem very dated to me too. Overall, not for me & one of my least favorite Zoya polishes ever. In fact, I'm not a fan of the Satin collection & will only be keeping Maria Luisa. Just not my style & the formulas weren't that great. Zoya makes many of my favorite polishes, but unless you really love shimmers, I think you can pass on this collection. Pick up Zenith, Cashmeres, or any of their Pixie Dust polishes instead!
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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.

October 4, 2013

Zoya Belinda

Zoya Belinda was originally created for the Zang Toi NYFW Fall/Winter 2013 collection & went by the name of Imperial Russia. Now it can be purchased as Zoya Belinda as part of Zoya Zenith, their 2013 Winter Holiday collection.
Zoya Belinda is very similar to Zoya Suri, both of which are too dark for my taste even though they are both lovely. Belinda has a great formula that covers in just two coats. I'm sure this will be a must have for some polish collectors but I'll pass mine on to a lucky friend.
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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.


October 1, 2013

Halloween Spiral Nail Art

It's October! Time to start posting Halloween nails! For this simple but fun look I started with a base of Pomegranate Improv Show & then added mesmerizing spirals with my trusty Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Purple.
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Pomegranate Improv Show

Pomegranate polishes are big 3free - no toluene, formaldehyde, or DBP. They are also cruelty-free & made in the USA! Pomegranate brushes are very narrow but I know some of you ladies like narrow brushes for more control. They can be purchased from their website for $9.

Pomegranate Improv Show is from their 2012 Halloween collection last year. Applies nicely in two coats. It's a bit too dark for me my personal tastes but definitely a good polish.

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This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Pomegranate! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

July 26, 2013

Zoya Carter

Zoya Carter 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!
Carter is a gorgeous royal purple with red sparkles that looks good with 2 coats but even better at 3. Easy to apply as long you wait a bit between coats to avoid dragging. The Pixie Dust polishes never require clean up because they stay right where you put them, never any pooling. They are great for nail art for the same reason. I've been using a base coat when I wear them & it doesn't seem to affect the finish as long as you wait for it to completely dry before applying the polish. 
 
Another stunning polish from Zoya. Will immediately grabbed this one for his toes!

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July 17, 2013

Zoya Aurora

Zoya Aurora is from their Winter 2012/13 Ornate Collection.It's a drop dead gorgeous plum polish packed with fine holographic glitter. Nice formula, shown here at 2 coats. I took tons of pictures of this beauty.
 
 
 
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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.