Thursday, August 28, 2014

Zoya Fall 2014: Ignite Collection Swatches, Review

Zoya Fall 2014: Ignite and Entice collections
 
 
Zoya Fall 2014: Ignite Collection
I was so excited when I saw the new Fall 2014 collections from Zoya in person: Zoya Entice and Zoya Ignite. Entice is the cream finish collection, and Ignite is the sparkly collection. I, of course, being the glitter fiend that I am, naturally gravitated toward Zoya Ignite. I love the sparkly, shimmery finishes, and of course, the different flashes of hues when sunlight hits them. Though I like Zoya Entice (the creams) as well, Ignite is my fave. Here are the six colors of Ignite, and my thoughts on them.
 
Zoya Autumn
Zoya Autumn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zoya Autumn is the perfect name for this polish. I truly screams fall. It is a warm copper orange metallic with flashes of gold. So beautiful and is one of my top faves from this collection.
 
Zoya Teigen
 
Zoya Teigen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zoya Teigen is a metallic cranberry with flashes of copper. Another beautiful color, but I think this is nicer on the toes than on the tips.
 
Zoya Ignite
 
Zoya India
 
 
 
Zoya India
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zoya India is a purple-based red with lots of liquid copper metallic flecks. Not a favorite, but it is pretty.
 
 
 
Zoya Sansa
 
 
 
Zoya Sansa
 
 
 
Zoya Sansa
 
 
Zoya Sansa is a deep eggplant with gold metallic sparkle. It is fully opaque in two coats. This one is really nice one. This is my third favorite from this collection.
 
 
 
 
 
Zoya Yuna
 
 
 
Zoya Yuna
 
 
 
Zoya Yuna
 
Zoya Yuna is just gorgeous. This is my favorite after Autumn. This is a green-grey metallic polish with lots of copper/gold flashes of micro-glitter. Super beautiful. It's even more gorgeous in person.
 
 
 
Zoya Remy
 
Zoya Remy
 
 
 
Zoya Remy
 
 
 
 
 
Zoya Remy is a nice, vibrant indigo with gold and copper flashes of micro-glitter. If you love blues, this is an absolut must-have.
 

As with the rest of Zoya's metallic finishes, I can't say enough good words about this collection. I think Zoya makes some of the best metallic/sparkly finishes out there. They apply really well on the nails, they virtually apply themselves. The wear is also great - one of the better-lasting polishes in my opinions. I also like that they are quite unique.

 

My favorites from this collection are Autumn, Yuna and Sansa. And Remy since I like blues. What are yours?

 

Zoya Entice collection is available at zoya.com for $9 per bottle. Next up are the Zoya Entice collection swatches!

 

(Media sample was provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are mine.)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MAC A Novel Romance Swatches, Video Review




MAC A Novel Romance






Hi everyone! Below is my video on my MAC A Novel Romance Swatches, Review. Please check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you'd like to see more of these kinds of videos. Below the video are my swatches of the products mentioned in the review, so check them out!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

MAC Nail Transformations: Transforming Nail Lacquer Swatches, Review

Press sample


MAC Nail Transformations: MAC Transforming nail lacquers: (clockwise from top right) Texturize, Liquid Pigment- Pink Pearl, Liquid Pigment- Gold Pearl, Highlight, Liquid Pigment - green pearl





MAC has come up with nail transforming nail lacquers that change the look and finish of your nail lacquers.  These are for nail polish junkies like me who get bored easily with their nail looks.  Each transforming nail lacquer has a different kind of pearl, finish or liquid pigment to change the way a nail polish looks.

I will feature four of these nail transforming lacquers in this post.  I like the ones I am wearing because they don't exactly change the color of the base, but they morph the base into a shimmery but ethereal finish, mainly because of the shifts in the liquid pigment.

Here are the four nail lacquers that transform the finish into a glossy look with flashes of subtle color.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Essie Mint Candy Apple Stamped Using DRK XL Designer 1 Nail Plate




I was able to purchase some of the nail stamping plates that I've been eyeing, both on the Moyou London and the DRKnails.com websites. I was able to purchase 5 Moyou London plates and the amazing DRK XL Designer 1 nail plate. It's DRK Nails' first "buffet-style" XL stamping plate where all designs are incorporated into one big image. You can choose which part of the design you want to use and go for it. I will include clearer pictures of the DRK XL Designer 1 plate in this post later, but for now, here's what I came up with using the flower images in the plate.




In this design, I used the cult favorite Mint Candy Apple from Essie. I've owned this polish for 3 years now, but it had been languishing in my Helmer for years. I tried it again and I'm just amazed with the formula! Even after all these years, it still glided well on the nails, it did not thicken or become goopy over time. It was really a joy to apply.

I used Cult Nails nail lacquer in You're My Dandy Lion on the accent nail and threw in some nail jewels. I love this yellow from Cult Nails. It has a slight shimmer that is very pretty, and the color itself is bright without being obnoxious.

I stamped using my DRK XL Designer 1 nail plate and China Glaze chrome nail lacquer in Millenium. All in all, I am liking this mani. I know fall is almost here, but I can't let go of my summery nail polishes just yet!