Zoya Fall 2018: Zoya Element Swatches, Review

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Zoya Element Collection

Fall is upon us!  Zoya comes with us with a beautiful array of fall colors from the Zoya Element Collection.  I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite fall collections from Zoya.  Here are my thoughts on the Zoya Element collection, and my swatches:


Zoya Rumor

Zoya Rumor 


Zoya Rumor 


Zoya Rumor
Zoya Rumor
Zoya Rumor is described as a full-coverage mauve taupe with shimmer.  I am super in love with this shade.  Very ladylike!  It reminds me of a very old China Glaze collection that has a similar shimmer.  I think this will also work well as a stamping polish.  I will review once I find that out!

Zoya Devin
Zoya Devin

Zoya Devin

Zoya Devin
Zoya Devin

Zoya Devin is described as steel blue with hints of multicolored shimmer in a dense foil finish.   It's such a beautiful shade and the colors shift depending on whether under shade or direct sunlight.



Zoya Jenna
Zoya Jenna

Zoya Jenna
Zoya Jenna

Zoya Jenna is described as a dusty rose cream with blue undertones.  This is such a flattering, girly girl color for my warm skintone.  This is definitely one of my faves from this collection.



Zoya Ruthie
Zoya Ruthie


Zoya Ruthie
Zoya Ruthie

Ahh, Zoya Ruthie is a gorgeous mauve cream.  Some people might say this is a "mom color", but I disagree (and besides, I'm a mom, so what's wrong with that? ;-) ).  It's described as a raspberry rose cream.  Such a gorgeous year-round color.


Zoya MaryAnn
Zoya MaryAnn

Zoya MaryAnn
Zoya MaryAnn

Zoya MaryAnn is described as a full-coverage pink toned rose with soft glowing shimmer.  Not a favorite since I don't like the shimmer effect of this combined with the color, but it's pretty nonetheless.



Zoya Kendra
Zoya Kendra


Zoya Kendra
Zoya Kendra


Zoya Kendra
Zoya Kendra
Zoya Kendra is such a beauty!  This is described as a full coverage marsala cream, but looks raisin-y to me.  Very fall-ish color.


Zoya Alyssa
Zoya Alyssa


Zoya Alyssa
Zoya Alyssa

Zoya Alyssa is the quintessential fall red cream, but described as a red-toned purple cranberry cream.  Opaque in two coats.  



Zoya Donnie
Zoya Donnie
Zoya Donnie
Zoya Donnie


Zoya Donnie is described as a purple-toned sangria cream, but it is a bit bright to be a fall color, but I will still rock it for fall.  The purple tones make it look really flattering on my skintone.



Zoya Maeve

Zoya Maeve

Zoya Maeve
Zoya Maeve
Zoya Maeve is a full-coverage concord grape cream.  I love purples so this is definitely up my alley.


Zoya Rachael

Zoya Rachael

Zoya Rachael
Zoya Rachael

Zoya Rachael is described as a full coverage mulberry berry cream.  This is just the perfect fall/winter color.


Zoya Leighton
Zoya Leighton

Zoya Leighton
Zoya Leighton

Zoya Leighton is a deeply saturated blackened aubergine cream.  Perfect eggplant color.

Zoya Gardner
Zoya Gardner

Zoya Gardner
Zoya Gardner

Zoya Gardner is a deep periwinkle with magenta shimmer in a dense foil finish.  Definitely one of my top faves from this collection.  It looks really festive and bright and yet perfect for any time of the year.

All in all, I am super impressed with this collection from Zoya, definitely one of my top fall collections from Zoya of all time.  The finishes are very diverse and unique, I specifically love the shimmer of Rumor - it's very one-of-a-kind.

My favorites are definitely Rumor, Kendra, Ruthie, Gardner and Rachael.

Zoya polishes retain for $10 a pop and are available at select stores and salons nationwide and online at Zoya.com.

(Media sample was provided by a representative of the brand for consideration.  All opinions are mine.)



#ITsyourTSV- QVC's Today's Special Value: IT Cosmetics CC Your Most Beautiful Skin Anti-Aging Collection

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IT Cosmetics CC Your Most Beautiful Skin Anti-Aging Collection
IT Cosmetics CC Your Most Beautiful Skin Anti-Aging Collection
IT Cosmetics CC Your Most Beautiful Skin Anti-Aging Collection 
It's here again, the much awaited IT Cosmetics' QVC Today's Special Value!  To be honest, though, although this collection is compact, I love the fact that IT Cosmetics included the most basic and yet most important face base essentials - the CC Cream, finishing powder and makeup brush.


This kit includes the following:

- 1.08-fl oz Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil Free Matte with SPF 40 in Fair, Fair Light, Light, Light Medium, Medium, Neutral Medium, Medium Tan, Neutral Tan, Tan, Rich, Rich Honey, or Deep

- 0.33-oz Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder with SPF 50 in a corresponding shade

-Heavenly Skin CC Skin Perfecting Brush #702


IT Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder

The IT Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder is my favorite item in this kit.  This is such an amazing finishing powder.  It does make the makeup look seamless and airbrushed.  It can go from sheer as a finishing powder to a full-coverage foundation.  Love this!


IT Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil Free Matte Full Coverage Cream
IT Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil Free Matte Full Coverage Cream


IT Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil Free Matte Full Coverage Cream


IT Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil Free Matte Full Coverage Cream
IT Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil Free Matte Full Coverage Cream



IT Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil Free Matte Full Coverage Cream

The IT Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil Free Matte Full Coverage Cream is great for those who want a seamless, matte finish.  I like my foundation with a little bit of glow, but this is perfect for those who have combination to oily skin and want something to control the oilies.

This new CC+ Oil Free Matte contains peptides, niacinamide, and hydrolyzed collagen, and gives very buildable, color-correcting coverage.

IT The Heavenly Skin Perfecting Brush
IT The Heavenly Skin Perfecting Brush

IT The Heavenly Skin Perfecting Brush

The IT The Heavenly Skin Perfecting Brush is the perfect brush to go with the finishing powder and the CC Cream.  It can apply sheer layers to the most full coverage finish.  The kit is on pre-sale now but will be launching as QVC's Today's Special Value on Friday, July 27th!  It is normally priced at $59.75 but it is now priced at an unbelievable price of $49.20 plus $3.00 S&H, OR 6 easy pays of $8.20 each!

(Item Number A310436 for one-time shipment, A344349 for auto-delivery)

And don't worry, even after today, this item will still be available on QVC.com. If you are a fan of these makeup staples from IT Cosmetics, do not pass up this chance to snag this set.

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

Zoya Jelly Brites Collection Swatches, Review


Zoya Jelly Brites

Zoya Jelly Brites

Zoya Jelly Brites
Zoya Jelly Brites
I have to admit that at first, I was not a fan of jellies. Jelly is a nail polish formula that has a translucent, buildable finish, and the after effect is a very squishy, bouncy, juicy nail look.  I was able to play with the new Zoya Jelly Brites and I changed my mind after the first two coats of Molly.

Here are my thoughts on the new Zoya Jelly Brites for Summer 2018, and my nail swatches:


Zoya Molly

Zoya Molly
Zoya Molly

Zoya Molly
Zoya Molly





Zoya Molly is a beautiful, juicy, red pink with a translucent finish.  This is my favorite color out of the three.  It is such a luscious shade that made me instantly happy.  It is perfect for summer both as a mani or pedi color.


Zoya Paris
Zoya Paris

Zoya Paris
Zoya Paris

Zoya Paris

Zoya Paris is described as a translucent fuchsia jelly with an ultra glossy finish.  This is my second favorite.  I love just how extra juicy it looks!  This is 3 coats.

Zoya Alia
Zoya Alia

Zoya Alia
Zoya Alia

Zoya Alia
Zoya Alia

Zoya Alia is a nice plum translucent jelly.  This can be a transitional polish into fall.  This is three coats.

All in all, this collection made me love jellies.  I didn't really like jellies as I thought they were too sheer for my taste.  However, the coverage is buildable and I love how squishy they look.

The Zoya Jelly Brites collection retails for $10 a pop and can be purchased on the Zoya website.

(Media sample was provided by a representative of the brand for consideration.  All opinions are mine.)