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03 / 28 / 2017

  Zoya 2017 Charming Collection is 6 nail polish (3 creams • 3 micro-sparkle).

Creams- Jordan, Abby, and Tina

 

Micro-shimmers Millie, Lacey, and Amira

 

 

  Violette Lipstick

Faves are Millie, Lacey, and Abby. None of the polishes gave me problems during application. The creams took one good coat with fast drying time. The sheer micro-shimmers needed about two. I’ve been getting into purple lipsticks,  Violette is so fresh and springy.





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02 / 07 / 2017

I started playing around with Nail Decals. Etsy has a wide selection of extremely affordable nail decals. My nails are short, and it is difficult to do free hand nail art. The decals make it super easy for me to get my inspired design. I haven’t played with the Winnie the Pooh patterns, but I have the flowers and Minnie.

 

 

 

an easy tutorial

I agree with Phoebe Moon on the decals not being totally smoothed out. As I applied the nail polish to wet nails, I made the mistake of moving them around to get it in place. It is best to let the polish dry for a few minutes, so the decal doesn’t separate the color. The decals came in my size, but I still had to slightly trim them down. My nail size is youth since they are short. The staying power is impressive. Mine lasted a week through cleaning, hand washing, and daily tasks.

Nail decals are the easiest way to cheat with nail art.

Where I purchased mine





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11 / 07 / 2016

Zoya Enchanted Collection for winter 2016.

Four Pixie Dust

   two duochromes

I love shades Olivera, Saint, Lorena, and Alice. The whole collection looks very different from the old ones. I don’t see too many dupes. The Pixie Dusts are matte glitters, but not hard and chunky. The formula was very smooth for the Pixie Dust and duochrome. The Enchanted collection has the colors I love wearing.





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10 / 17 / 2016

I’m getting interested in nail polish indie brands. After reading different nail polish blogs, I started paying attention to the indie lines they were featuring.  A couple of nail polish lines I am interested in trying are ILNP and KBShimmer.

KBShimmer Official Site

  I Love Nail Polish official site

I’ve come across KBShimmer and discovered ILNP (I Love Nail Polish) over the weekend. KBShimmer and ILNP are very affordable, and cruelty free. I have been on the hunt for high quality holos and effect top coats. INLP and KBShimmer make some sick holos and effect top coats.





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08 / 26 / 2016

Welcome back to my blog. I will be reviewing and swatching the Zoya Metallics and Holos from their 2016 Urban Grunge Collection.

Holos in Alicia, Finley, and Merida

 

 

cred: Briannathestrange / tumblr

 

 

   Metallics in Troy, Ash, and Britta

 

My favorites are Britta, Alicia, Ash, and Troy. Merida is completely different from most of the greens I own. I am not a green wearer, but Merida is probably one of my favorite greens Zoya has made. I’m glad Zoya added more holos to their line. The formulas turned out to be super smooth on both the holos and metallics and did not give me any trouble, but I did need a couple of coats for the colors.

Each sell for $10 on Zoya.





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07 / 02 / 2016

Some of my loves from It Cosmetics, Colourpop, Zoya and Formulax, and NYX.

Face– It Cosmetics CC Illuminator and Colourpop Carry On Bronzer and Lunch Money Highlighter. When I wear all three together, I look very glowy and refreshed.

Nails– Zoya Tilly and Levi and Formulax Laws of Attraction. The shades are very sparkly and perfect for summer.

Lips– NYX Ombre Lip Duo in Ginger/Nutmeg. NYX Ombre Lip Duo is awesome. I’ve used it a few times and noticed  combined it looks mauve-brown. The color is so wearable and flattering with almost every makeup look, outfit, and for everyday use.

Links





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06 / 27 / 2016

I have three gorgeous shades of the Formulax top coats in Laws of Attraction, Chaotic, and Out of Sight. The formula of the polishes are chunky and 3-D shaped.  Even though they are chunky, they don’t get caught in material and smooth out with a clear top coat. Laws of Attraction is known as the ‘sparkler’ top coat, and Out of Sight and Chaotic are known as the ‘transformer’ top coats. They each sell for $12.50 on the Sephora website.

 

Details

*Updated 2017* Formula X is no longer at Sephora.





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06 / 18 / 2016

This is the new Sunsets Collection for Summer 2016. The colors are six bold creams with glossy finishes.

Close up look of the colors.

 

The colors applied nicely with minimal streaking and quick drying in between coats.

Favorites

  • Dory
  • Liv
  • Dixie

Each sell for $9 on Zoya

Seashells Collection Review





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06 / 06 / 2016

PR post on the new Zoya Seashells Collection (Summer2016). Zoya brought back the pixie dust polishes this season. For the images to come out larger, tap them a few times.

Levi is almost like holographic gold. I am not the biggest fan of gold polishes except I like this one. I applied Levi using one generous coat.

Linds is a cherry red.

Zooey is a nice coral pink color. It reminds me of that Lipsurgence by Tarte in Sweet.

CeCe is a pretty apple green.

Bay is a refreshing blue splash.

Tilly is so unique from the whole group. The polish has almost dark blue flecks in person mixed with silver holo. I don’t have anything like this in my collection. On tumblr, I randomly see silver holographic nails, and Tilly reminded me of those posts.

Formula is very smooth and easy to apply. These are still textured polishes, so when they dry, they dry a bit rough depending on the amount of layers.

As I was looking at these colors, I thought they were all holo. Except the two shades that come off more holo to me are Levi and Tilly. From my perspective, one generous coat worked well enough, and I don’t think these polishes work as top coats but maybe with a super thin layer it might work. In person, I noticed after one good coat, the base went to medium. I also noticed the polishes are packed with gold and silver flecks. My two favorites are Levi and Tilly.

Nothing has been said if the pixie dust polishes will continue to come back this year. I’m glad Zoya brought them back this season.