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

November 23, 2014

Zoya Arianna

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 Arianna is from their Ultra Pixie Dust Collection.
Zoya Arianna is a wine colored 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 so I might have to go purchase a retail version since I love the Pixie Dust polishes so much. 
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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

November 21, 2014

Zoya Willa

Zoya Willa is from their Wishes collection for Winter/ Holidays 2014.
Overall this collection just doesn't do much for me but I am very happy to finally have a black creme Zoya polish. Zoya Willa is nothing special though, I have other black creme polish that apply like a dream in just one coat but Willa most definitely requires two. Very streaky at first but just fine. I'll be using it all the time for nail art. In fact I've already used it for my Burberry plaid nails!
 
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April

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

November 18, 2014

Burberry Plaid Nails With Zoya

Whew! This Burberry Plaid pattern took lots of practice but I kept at it and now I have a whole new level of confidence in my nail art abilities. At least while using my dominant hand! They are still far from perfect but I'm very happy with the result.

I started with a base of Zoya Cho and then used a thin nail art brush to add the white lines in Zoya Purity. I followed that with the black lines in Zoya Willa from their new Wishes collection. Finished off with thin lines of red in Zoya Sasha and a topcoat to even everything out. Perfect for Tulsa's first snow of the season!
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April

November 17, 2014

Zoya Tinsley and Madeline

I love this fiery but still work appropriate glitter gradient! I started with a base of Zoya Madeline and added just the barest hint of Zoya Tinsley to the base of each nail. So simple but so captivating! 
 
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April

smARTnails Sticker Stencil Nail Art

smARTnails are sticker stencils that let anyone accomplish nail art VERY easily! I've been using their helpful sticker stencils since 2010 but they have just started releasing new designs so I'll be showing you some fun nail art with them over the next few weeks. But first some links to a few of my favorites from the past - a drippy french manicure, black and white elegance, and USA nail art.

I'm happy to report that my new batch of smARTnails stickers are just as great as I remembered! Here I started with a base of Zoya Haven. The next day I added Zoya Soya song using sticker stencil Drops. You certainly don't have to wait until the next day, just until your base coat is pretty dry, like using striping tape or any other masking tool. Do one nail at a time and remove the stencil right after applying polish for crisp lines. I truly believe that sticker stencils are foolproof and the perfect thing for someone who wants to do nail art but just doesn't feel confident in their ability to do a freehand design. Especially great for accomplishing the same look on both hands!
 
 
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April

The smARTnails sticker stencils were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by smARTnails! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

November 14, 2014

Zoya Haven

Zoya Haven is from their upcoming Wishes collection for Winter/ Holidays 2014.
Zoya Haven is a plum polish in what seems to me a slightly dated frost finish. Application wasn't great because the polish is a bit on the thick side and you have to really watch for brushstrokes. I didn't like this one at all at first but it has grown on me. Look how gorgeous it is in photos! Haven isn't my favorite finish or color family but it's still too pretty too pass on and it will look great on Will's toes this winter.
 

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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.

Glamorous Glitter Gradient With Zoya

Zoya's Fall Trend Guide recommended using Tomoko for a gradient and it sounded like a great idea to me. As much as I love the Pixie Dusts, I'd never thought about using one quite this way. I paired 2 of my all time favorite Zoyas for a super easy but totally gorgeous version, Zoya Veruschka for the base topped with Zoya Tomoko. This would be a great look for the upcoming holiday season, either as is, or alternating Posh and Veruschka for all out Christmas glam!
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April

November 12, 2014

Zoya Teigen And India: A Nail Art Comparison

I've only done a handful of comparisons so far but I like this on the nail style. Here we have Zoya Teigen and India. I started with a base of Teigen and then added the chevron french tip in Zoya India. Both lovely colors!
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April

November 9, 2014

Zoya Margo

Zoya Margo is from their Fall 2014 Entice Collection.

Zoya Margo is a gorgeous red leaning plum polish that applies easily in just 2 coats. Margo is definitely my favorite from this collection and a perfect color for the transition from summer to fall. So rich and beautiful and will look lovely on a wide range of skin tones!
 
 
 
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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.

Sponge Gradient With Zoya

Gradients of all kinds will probably always be my favorite easy nail art. They are foolproof, fast, and easy! Here I started with Zoya Autumn and sponged on the gorgeous Zoya Song. What a great color combination!

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April

Zoya Harlow & Arlo

I love Zoya's new matte polishes so much! Here we have Zoya Harlow with random bits of Zoya Arlo added for a fun textured look.

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April

November 3, 2014

Zoya Teigen

Zoya Teigen is from their Fall 2014 Ignite Collection.
Zoya Teigen is shown here at 2 easily applied coats. Great formula and a very pretty cranberry color loaded with copper micro shimmer. Another winner from Zoya!
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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.

Zoya Harlow

Zoya Harlow is from their Matte Velvet collection!
Zoya Harlow has the most metallic look of all of the polishes in this collection with a truly gorgeous brushed aluminum finish in a rich plum color. Many mattes show brushstrokes and have dragging issues when applying but Harlow applied very nicely. Shown here in 2 easily applied coats, one thin and one a bit thicker. Zoya Harlow also dries super fast so you can get out the door in a hurry.
This collection is meant to be worn without base or top coat to get that super matte finish so the wear time isn't as long as a regular manicure. Harlow showed tip wear faster than any of the other polishes in this set (in less than 24 hours) and might be best used as a special occasion polish. On the other hand I was able to easily fix my manicure with an additional thin coat just on the nails that needed it. it looked great again in just a few minutes which isn't the case when trying to fix a polish with a creme finish. For me the trade off is well worth it!
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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 Veruschka

Zoya Veruschka is from their Matte Velvet collection!


I love this entire collection but I think Zoya Veruschka is my favorite. So many people asked me about this polish while I was out running errands! Shown here at 2 easily applied and fast drying coats. The Matte Velvet collection is meant to be worn without base coat or top coat and because of this you can't expect them to last as long as a regular manicure. However I'm happy to report that Veruschka proved to be a real trooper. I searched through a giant crazy store for Halloween outfits, trying on 36 dresses in one day and Veruschka made it though just fine with o chipping or even any tip wear. A new favorite for sure!

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April

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