Showing posts with label Shimmer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shimmer. Show all posts

July 5, 2014

Nicole By OPI Better After Dark

Nicole By OPI Better After Dark was part of a promotion early this year involving Dove Chocolate. They gave away 25,000 sets of two polishes & a coupon for chocolate. I was a lucky winner! This is the first Nicole By OPI polish I've ever tried. The bottle is very oddly shaped & so difficult to hold for pictures without looking awkward! I love the wide brush though. Better After Dark is a lovely medium brown loaded with red shimmer. It was very sheer at first but looked great after just two coats that practically applied themselves thanks to the combination of the wide brush & excellent formula. Not the most exciting color in the world but definitely a keeper!
 
 

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April 8, 2014

Zoya Rebel



Zoya Rebel is from their Awaken collection for Spring 2014.

I love blue polishes and Zoya Rebel is no exception. It's a nice medium blue with just a hint of green packed with silver microshimmer. I ended up wearing this one for a week which is almost unheard of in my world! Shown here at 2 coats, be sure to wait an few minutes between coats to avoid dragging.
 

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April

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 11, 2014

Zoya Dillon



Zoya Dillon is from their Awaken collection for Spring 2014.


Zoya Dillon is a minty green with golden microshimmer that is a signature of many Zoya polishes. Shown here at 3 coats, the formula is a bit tricky at first, similar to Edyta. Be careful not to go over a polished area until it dries or it will drag. Pretty easy to apply once you realize that though.

Dillon is a great color for spring that brings to mind mermaids & the sea. I'm not sure if I like it on my hands but it will look great on my toes this season!
 

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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 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 28, 2013

Zoya Seraphina


Zoya Seraphina is part of Zoya Zenith, their 2013 Winter Holiday collection.

Zoya Seraphina is shown here at three thin coats but I could have used a fourth. I love the color of this polish, a pale grey base with tons of silver micro shimmer, but the formula isn't great. It took forever to dry & I had some dragging issues. I'll pass this along to a friend who might like it more than me.

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April

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November 24, 2013

Sally Hansen Color Quick Pen - Magenta

Sally Hansen Color Quick Pen in Magenta is very sheer but also very easy to apply. Shown here at three coats, it dries incredibly fast. I don't love this color but I am interested in trying out more of these pens; I've seen chrome colors around that look great. These would be a fantastic choice for taking on vacation!

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April

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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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.

October 31, 2013

Sation Lemon Pearl


Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation Lemon Pearl is from their limited edition collection, California Gleamin', available now.

Sation Lemon Pearl looks like the middle of a lemon creme cookie. Shown here at 2 coats with a fantastic formula for a yellow polish. It's got a bit of shimmer but reads as a creme on the nail. I love it!
 
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April

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.

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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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.


October 1, 2013

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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April

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.

September 6, 2013

Zoya Giovanna

Zoya Giovanna is from the new Satins - Fall 2013 collection.It's a lovely emerald green shimmer that applies easily in two coats. Very pretty but I don't seem to be interested in shimmers these days so I'll pass this along to a friend.
 
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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.

September 1, 2013

Sation Holiday Golightly


Sation Holiday Golightly is from 2012's holiday set. It's a beautiful baby blue polish loaded with icy shimmer but the formula is bit problematic. It's thin, streaky, & pooled in my cuticles. Gorgeous color but I decided not to keep this one.
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April

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.

August 27, 2013

Zoya Neve

Zoya Neve is from the new Satins - Fall 2013 collection. Neve is a slightly prurple leaning blue metallinc chimmer polish. I had some problems with the polish dragging if I went over it more than once & you have to be careful of brush strokes. On the plus side it looks good in two coats and dries very quickly. A perfectly fine polish but I'm not in love with the color so I'll be passing this one on to a friend.
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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.