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

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
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April

Half Moons With Zoya

While reorganizing my nail art supplies, I came across my reinforcement labels and decided to do a half moon manicure. I started with a base of Zoya Eden and and then used Zoya Tilda inside the whole of the label for a dainty half moon. I love this color combination!
 
 

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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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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 stain 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 24, 2015

Zoya Daisy

Zoya Daisy is from their Spring 2015 Delight collection.
Zoya Daisy looks like lemon drop candy with turquoise micro-shimmer. I love it! Shown here at two coats; it could probably use a third but the formula is great, especially for a yellow polish.
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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. 
 
 
 
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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 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 8, 2015

Zoya Eden and A Zoya Pink Creme Comparison

Zoya Eden is from their Spring 2015 Delight collection.
Zoya Eden is a nice medium toned pink creme shown here at 2 coats. Decent formula and a pretty color for a spring collection, nothing groundbreaking though. I would love to see this pink with the turquoise shimmer found in a few other polishes from this collection!
Zoya Shelby is a bit lighter and more bubblegum than Zoya Eden. Zoya Rooney is a bit darker and more red than Zoya Eden and Zoya Lara is darker still. All lovely though!

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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 7, 2015

Louboutin Bottle Nail Art

I love the gorgeous Rouge Louboutin bottle so I decided to do my nails to match. I started with Rouge Louboutin and then added a sponged gradient in Zoya Willa. Super easy and super sexy! 
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March 2, 2015

Zoya Leah And Rayne

Sometimes you've got to do your nails on the go right? Actually I rarely go this far, but I was really hating Zoya Leah and I was going out in public, so I grabbed Zoya Rayne and added a stripe in the car. Not my best work or my best photos but at least I felt better about nails while on a tour of Prairie Artisan Ales!
 
 
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April

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 27, 2015

Zoya Rayne

Zoya Rayne is from their Spring 2015 Delight collection.
Zoya Rayne is a medium toned icy blue packed with turquoise micro shimmer. Perfect for snowy, icy cold days or sunny spring weather! Rayne is pretty streaky so I definitely needed 3 coats. Unlike anything else in my collection and definitely a keeper!
 
 
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