Showing posts with label Satin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Satin. Show all posts

May 27, 2015

Simple Nail Art With Zoya Satins

I had some trouble with the formulas of the Zoya Satins collection but they are pretty! Here I started with Zoya Brittany and added a swipe of Zoya Leah.
 
 
 
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April

May 14, 2015

Zoya Nyx & Sage

I love mixing textures in manicures and Zoya Nyx and Sage make a lovely combination!
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April

May 10, 2015

Zoya Ana

Zoya Ana is part of the Naturel Satin Collection for 2015.
Zoya Ana is pretty almond color but the formula just stinks. I'm going to try adding quite a bit of thinner if I ever use Ana 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.
 
 
Thanks for reading
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.

April 16, 2015

Zoya Satins Nail Art

Even though I had lots of trouble with the Zoya Satins collection I still adore the colors! Here is some simple nail art showcasing some of my favorites from the set. I started with a base of Zoya Ana, then added stripes in Zoya Tove, Brittany, and Sage
 
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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.
 You can keep up with what I'm reading on Goodreads!
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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 29, 2015

Mixing Finishes With Zoya

I love the illusion of a half moon with this easy to do nail art. I started with a base of Zoya Tove and then added stripes in Zoya Skylar
 You can keep up with what I'm reading on Goodreads!
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April

March 27, 2015

Zoya Rowan And Vespa Glitter Gradient

I love mixing textures in my manicures. Here we have a quick glitter gradient with Zoya Rown topped with Zoya Vespa. Super easy and super cool!
 
 

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April

March 25, 2015

Zoya Tove

Zoya Tove is part of the Naturel Satins Collection for 2015.
I've had LOTS of trouble with this collection but Tove applied so much better than the paler colors I've tried. Still a bit tricky but I made it work. Tove is a nice slate grey color and I do love the satin finish.
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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 12, 2015

Zoya Rowan

Zoya Rowan is part of the Naturel Satins Collection for 2015.
Zoya Rowan is a pale taupey mushroom color that is much lighter and less brown than the promo images. A truly gorgeous color but the formula just stinks. I'm going to try adding quite a bit of thinner if I ever use Rowan 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. 
 
 
 
 I am a voracious reader. You can check out what I'm reading on my Goodreads profile!This book was gross and hilarious, not something I thought I would enjoy but it's just imaginative to put down.

Thanks for reading
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 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.
 
 
Thanks for reading
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 1, 2015

Zoya Leah

Zoya Leah is part of the Satin Collection for 2015.
Zoya Leah is a taupe polish with lavender leanings, a definite beauty of a color and unique to my collection but the formula just stinks. I'm going to try adding quite a bit of thinner if I ever use Leah 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.
Thanks for reading
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 1, 2015

Zoya Satins - First Thoughts

I've tried 3 of the new Zoya Satin collection and wanted to let you know my thoughts so far before I get to my full reviews later.

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 topcaot
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.
 
I'm going to ask some friends to try them out and I still more to wear as full manicures. I'll eventually get to my regular individual posts with lots of pictures.
 
 
 
Thanks for reading
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.