Showing posts with label Zoya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zoya. Show all posts

October 29, 2014

Halloween Argyle With Zoya Pixie Dusts

This is one of my favorite manicures of all time! I started with the orange triangles using Zoya Dhara on my bare nails. Then I filled in the other remaining triangles with Zoya Chita. I finished the argyle pattern with Zoya Dahlia. All freehand and surprisingly easy, mostly because the Pixie Dust polishes are so great for nail art! I love it so much!!

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April

Dracula Nails With Zoya

I decided to do an updated version of one of my very first nail art attempts from way back in 2009! Turns out I like the old version better. I started with Zoya Dovima and then added the tuxedo shirt with Zoya Gaia and the bow tie in Zoya Dovima again. Finished it off with some bloody drips using Zoya Stacy. It looked so good in my head but it looks much better with the white background.
 
 

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Zoya Savita

Zoya Savita is from their Matte Velvet collection!
Zoya Savita is a rich purple matte polish with a hint of shimmer; it really does look like velvet! Shown here at 2 easily applied coats, just be sure to wait a few minutes in between to avoid dragging. A stunning polish that wore very well for a matte with no chips or even any tip wear after 2 days. Great for Halloween and another winner from Zoya. This whole collection is just spectacular!
 
Can you guess who I might be for Halloween? What if my shirt was blue, my belt buckle was gold, and my shorts were khaki?
How about now? The colors of the outfit aren't right but I just wanted to see if I was comfortable wearing short shorts with a belt and combat boots which is not my normal look! And I needed to see if my hair was long enough to get the right hairstyle. I think if I can find the right colored clothing and make myself a sweet gun holster with thigh straps I can totally pull off Lara Croft from Tomb Raider! Are you dressing up for Halloween? Tell me what you're going to be!

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April

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

Zoya Posh

Zoya Posh is from their Matte Velvet collection!
Zoya Posh is a truly sexy matte red polish with a hint of shimmer. The whole matte velvet collection is really stunning and I've gotten so many compliments every time I wear any of them. Posh is super pigmented so a careful polisher might be able to get away with just one coat. It's shown here at 2 coats that applied nicely and dried super fast. Zoya calls Posh a metallic but I think velvet is really the correct descriptor. So gorgeous and a definite keeper! This one wore very well for a matte polish and still looked perfect after 2 and half days. I took lots of pictures of this one since it's a new favorite and perfect for Halloween!
 
 
My talented sister Alisa put together this spooky dollhouse Halloween scene in my medicine cabinet for my recent pumpkin carving party. She found some amazing pieces online like the bunny and witch Halloween masks on the left! She also made some of the furniture by hand and I love thing whole thing so much!

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April

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

October 24, 2014

Drip Nails With Zoya

I love drip manicures! My recent slime version is one of my favorites all year. This version would be good for Valentine's Day and I almost wish I had done it using Emilia since it would have looked like cherries and dark chocolate! Here I actually started with Zoya Veronica and then added drips of Zoya Noir. Very pretty and very easy!
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April

October 23, 2014

Easy Halloween Nails With Zoya

I love Halloween! Here are the simple nails I wore for my 7th Annual Potluck, Power Tools, & Pumpkins party last weekend. I started with a base of Zoya Loredana, added a thick stripe down the center of each nail in Zoya Dovima, and finished them off with Xs in Zoya Destiny. (Destiny is so stunning!)
I've got a few pictures of some of our decorations too. If you've ever thought about trying out Martha Stewart's witch curtain idea, go for it! Super easy, cheap and you can work on them while watching tv. I love to watch them blowing in the wind. The skull stepping stone is a permanent fixture that I made 2 years ago. The red eyeball is 7 feet in diameter and painted on a round tablecloth for Dollar Tree!  We drew some eyes on ping pong balls for the creepy wreath. Do you decorate for Halloween? I'd love to see some pictures!

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April

October 22, 2014

Zoya Contemporary Color Block

Zoya's trend guide features a color block manicure with 3 dark shades in similar tones and hues. I decided to try out the look using three other Zoya polishes. I started with Zoya Yuna, then added long time favorite, Zoya Edyta, and finished with a stripe of Zoya Evvie. I had a hard time figuring out colors to go with Yuna for some reason and I'm not altogether happy with the combination I chose but I still love the overall idea.
 

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October 21, 2014

Zoya Loredana

Zoya Loredana is from their Matte Velvet collection!
Zoya Loredana is a medium charcoal grey matte shimmer. This collection is meant to be worn without base or top coat and is shown here at 3 thin coats. Loredana is very sheer and streaky on the first coat but applies easily and is completely opaque and streak free by the third coat. 

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Dovima from this set didn't last very long with minor tip wear within 24 hours but Loredana fared much better. I wore Loredana for 3 VERY active days setting up for my annual pumpkin carving party and during the party itself with no chipping and only very minor tip wear. Excellent for a matte polish & another winner from Zoya!

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April

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

October 20, 2014

Zoya Noir (Press Sample Version)

Looks like Zoya's press samples for their Ultra Pixie Dust collection had some issues so this post isn't representative of what you can purchase at Ulta or from Zoya. For an accurate representation please check out this great post from Lavish Layerings!
Zoya Noir is from their Ultra Pixie Dust Collection.

Zoya Noir is a deep rich plum Pixie Dust polish with red hex glitter. My bottle didn't look much like a Pixie Dust simply because it doesn't seem to have nearly enough of the Pixie Dust particles, allowing the jelly base color to show quite a bit and causing a strange finish that never dried matte. I love the color and I might have to go purchase a retail version of Noir since I love Pixie Dust polishes so much. I think mine will be great for nail art and it looks great with a top coat as pictured in the last photo.

Shown with top coat on my pinkie and ring finger.

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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

Glitter Gradient With Zoya

Zoya Monet has been a surprise favorite polish for me this year. I've never really been a huge fan of glitter toppers but this one is just so gorgeous! Here I used it for a glitter gradient over Zoya Genevieve.
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April

October 15, 2014

Zoya Dovima

Zoya Dovima is from their Matte Velvet collection!
Zoya Dovima is a dark charcoal matte polish that has a brushed aluminum type of metallic look. This polish is super sexy and had me frequently checking out my own nails. It was very easy to apply in 2 coats, 1 thin and a second slightly thicker coat. Many matte polishes are a royal pain to work with but this went on so nicely, nor brushstrokes or dragging. Plus Dovima dries super fast so you can be ready for a night on the town in almost no time.
This collection is worn without base coat or top coat to accomplish the gorgeous matte velvet finish which decreases wear time quite a bit. I had tip wear after two days and minor chipping on the third. I still think Dovima is totally worth it though. I was able to cover up the tip wear with a thin coat applied over the whole nail and it was dry and looking great again by the time I finished both hands. You could always use them with a base and top coat if the matte finish isn't important to you but I love matte polishes! So maybe a special occasion polish if you are someone who wants long lasting manicure for your day to day life. Also Zoya clearly states that the wear time is not as long as a normal polish so no one should be surprised.
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All in all I LOVE Dovima and can't wait to try more polishes from this collection. Posh look truly spectacular!

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April

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

Zoya Sansa

Zoya Sansa is from their Fall 2014 Ignite Collection.
Zoya Sansa is a very dark purple packed with copper microshimmer. The copper makes is lean brown in many lighting situations but it's a gorgeous rich purple in the the sunlight. Will loves it but it's a bit too dark for my tastes. Sansa is very pigmented and only needs 2 coats but make sure you don't go over an area more than once to avoid dragging.
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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 13, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvet: Quick First Impressions

I love matte polishes with a bit of sparkle so I was very excited when Zoya announced the return of their Matte Velvet collection. I must say my excitement seems very justified; these are some super sexy polishes!

The formulas are all excellent especially for matte polishes which can be a bit of a nightmare to apply. Looks like you'll be able to get away with just two easily applied coats for most and maybe even just one coat for Posh. I'm currently wearing Dovima and I can't quit staring at my nails. 
 Dovima, Harlow, Loredana
 Posh, Savita, Veruschka

While I think guys can wear any color they want on their toes or their hands, this matte collection would be a great place to start. My boyfriend Will has worn Zoya Lolly (one of their previous mattes)on his toes twice and it looks fantastic!

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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.