December 24, 2013

Sation Magic Mani Bus

Sation Magic Mani Bus is from their Nailstock collection. I didn't think I liked the color while I was applying it but I was wrong.Shown her at three coats, Magic Mani Bus has a great formula & I could have gotten away with just two coats. It's a fantastic & odd green. Maybe a bright pistachio? another unique & terrific polish from Sation.
 

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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.

Sally Hansen Peachy Keen


This is four coats of Sally Hansen Peachy Keen. It's a pretty polish but I have others in this color family that get the job done in less than 4 coats.
 
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April

December 21, 2013

Zoya Sunshine

Zoya Sunshine is from the Pixie Dust Fall 2013 collection. My regular readers know I LOVE the Zoya Pixie Dust polishes & I couldn't be happier with this new set! Here's what Zoya has to say about them.

nfused with even more magic and wonder! Because everyone wants more of it... The color experts at Zoya went back to the lab and created six more beautiful, long-wearing textured, matte and sparkle Zoya PixieDust Colors for Fall 2013! The incredible and best-selling formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other.
 
IMPORTANT PixieDust Application Information -  Do not use a base coat or top coat. Apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish. Allow product to dry down completely matte in between layers for full textured effect. The PixieDust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery!

I could wear Sunshine for days if I were the sort of lady who did that. Goes with everything & a new top 5 favorite! It's a nave blue Pixie Dust that covers in just one coat! The Pixie Dust polishes never require clean up because they stay right where you put them, never any pooling. They are great for nail art for the same reason. I've been using a base coat when I wear them & it doesn't seem to affect the finish as long as you wait for it to completely dry before applying the polish. Long Live the Pixie Dusts! 
 
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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. 

Chevron Tips With Zoya; Or The Day I Left The House In My Pajamas

This post from Zoya live was the inspiration for these nails, pairing a matte polish with something super shiny. My version with Zoya Dream & Zoya Phoebe turned into one of my favorite manicures of the year. I love this color combination!
 
Now a brief word about my outfit. I went to a pajama party that night with Chuck Palahniuk, Chelsea Cain, & Monica Drake! It's not easy to figure out what to wear to a public pajama party... My hometown is very lucky to have Booksmart Tulsa bringing incredible author events to town on a regular basis. This one was really over the top. More than 900 people at the downtown library that is closed for renovations. Vandalism allowed! LED beach balls! Spooky stories! Lots of fun! Below is a quick video of the insanity.

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April

Sally Hansen Nail Art

Will called this manicure the pink pineapple. I started with a base of Sally Hansen color Quick Pen in Magenta & then used a Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen to draw the pattern. My lines got a little blurred when I added a topcoat but they were still fun & looked great as long as you weren't too close.
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April

December 19, 2013

Zoya Kym With Holiday Accent Nail

I'm not a big fan of rhinestones but they are fun every now & then. When I got these green triangle stones, I knew I had to try making a Christmas tree. The base is Zoya Kym. Pretty cute accent nail!
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April

Snowflakes With Zoya Trixie, Electra, & Zuza

Sometimes a nail art idea is cooler in my head than in the final execution. This one turned out just fine but my original idea of half moons turned into pretty snowflakes just isn't quite what I was going for. I love the color combination though! Two coats of Zoya Trixie topped with one coat of Zoya Electra. The snowflakes are Zoya Zuza.
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Zoya Channing & Zoya Godiva

I topped Zoya Channing with a generous dose of Zoya Godiva for a festive & subtle holiday look. The fabrics for an upscale coat for Mrs Claus perhaps?
 
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April