Friday, July 18, 2014

Zoya Naturel Deux Collection Press Release

Zoya has a new collection headed our way.  Inspired by the desire to expand the popular neutral palette of the Zoya NATUREL collection, six (6) NEW, full-coverage creams in deeper hues were born. Perfect as every day go-to colors, the Zoya NATUREL DEUX (2) collection bridges the transitional gap between late summer/early fall 2014 with three, rich brown family shades and three plum based beauties. All in the long-wearing, BIG5FREE formula Zoya is known for!




ZOYA NATUREL DEUX (2) - 2014
ZP742 – Spencer: Camel Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP743 – Chanelle: Toasted Almond, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP744 – Emilia: Dark Chocolate, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP745 – Marnie: Deep Warm Plum, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP746 – Aubrey: Medium Mauve Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP747 – Madeline: Muted Rose, Full Coverage Formula.

Collection is available for pre-order July 21st on zoya.com.

Are you a neutral fan?  Any of these look like stand out colors to you?

Until next time...

Sara

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pretty & Polished Review

Press Sample


Hi guys!  Today I have two polishes from Pretty & Polished to review for you.  Up first is Contents Under Texture, a sheer pink base loaded with different pink glitters.  On the Pretty & Polished website it says you can build this up in 2-4 coats or layer it.  I went with layering because I wasn't having any luck with building it up.  I put two coats over Zoya Rooney.  This glitter does take a little work because there is so much of it.  Placing it around worked really well on all fingers except my middle finger.  It kind of clumped up and wouldn't move.  I think that was more on me than on the polish.




Next up we have the strongest glow in the dark polish I have ever used.  This is The Glow Must Go On, a sheer pinkish, orangey base with several shapes and sizes of pink glitters.  On the website it says opaque in 2-4 coats.  I ended up layering this over a white polish because at 2 coats it was still super sheer.  This is two coats over white.  I had to work to get this even looking.  The best way I found was to dip the brush in and get the base and smaller glitter and do a layer.  Then I dipped the brush back in and did a second layer.  I got plenty of stars and hearts with the second pass.  Now the best part is the awesome glow in the dark effect.  Seriously you guys I have never been able to get a picture of a gitd polish before.  I got this one and holy moly it's great!




I didn't even have to hold my nails up to the light or anything.  I went outside to take the other pictures then went into a dark bathroom to take the glowing ones.  I scared myself that night when I turned over in my sleep and a flash went by my face.  I was all freaked out until I realized it was my nails haha.

Here's the info you need if you'd like to check out Pretty & Polished for yourself.  While you're there I highly recommend you check out the cuticle oil in the apple smell.  I purchased that myself a while back and seriously it's my favorite cuticle oil right now.  Smells good and works even better.

Shop: http://www.shopprettyandpolished.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pretty-Polished/290891350944291

Have a great night everyone!!

Sara

*Polishes sent for review in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions are mine.*

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Birthday Nails!

*Purchased by me*


Hey all!  Yesterday was my birthday and these are the nails I decided on for it.  I'm so in love with the birthday mani.  I started with Rica Shipwrecked Siren.  I used three coats.  It looked pretty good at two but the third one just added a great depth to it.  If I was a good blogger I would have taken a picture of just Shipwrecked Siren but well I'm me and I didn't remember.  Then I used Mash plate 40 and Color Club Halo-graphic to stamp over top.  Halo-graphic stamps like a dream!  This is also the first time I managed stamp full nail designs on 9 out of 10 nails.



This makes me want to stamp everything.  I'm not the biggest fan of the Color Club holos on there own but they are amazing for stamping.  I need to go pick up some more.  Rica makes some great polishes you guys and has the fastest shipping I've come across in the indie world.  Check out the etsy shop here and facebook here.  Have a great night!

Until next time...

Sara

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hit Polish Nail Lacquer Jungle Green

*Purchased by me*


Hello!  A while back one of my favorite indie brands closed down so imagine my delight when they came back.  I was so excited to place an order.  I bought a couple of polishes during a great sale.  Today's polish is Jungle Green.  It's a pretty green with a soft holo effect.  The formula was a little difficult to work with.  I don't remember any of my old HPNL having this issue so I'm wondering if the base has changed or something.  It was pretty sheer but thick at the same time.  It took three coats and you can still kind of see my nail line.  I'm wondering if I should try to thin it.  That may help the thickness of it.  My accent nail is Hit Polish Nail Lacquer Pinkeye Nebula, an older one from before they closed down.



I need to pull out the few others I bought at the same time as Jungle Green and see how they are.  I'll let you guys know.  Have a great day!

Sara

Monday, July 7, 2014

Emerald & Ash Review

*Press Sample*


Hello!  Today I have a review of three polishes from Emerald & Ash's Life in Color Collection.  Emerald & Ash is a new to me indie that I was introduced to by some lovely ladies in a local nail polish meet up group that I'm in.  I received three polishes to show you today.  I'm going to start with Water Bay because it is simply amazing!  I'm going to use the descriptions sent over from Emerald & Ash because they are way better than anything I could come up with on my own.  Water Bay is a pool blue foil with a pop of holo hiding in there.  I used three coats plus top coat for my photos.  Honestly on most nails 2 coats was perfect.  I just had a patchy spot on my pinky.





Next up is Tomato, Tomato a red jelly base with flakies that flash red and gold.  It's suggested to either layer it over your favorite red or use two to three coats.  I have three coats with top coat.  This sparkled so much in the sun, which made it kind of a pain to photograph.  The formula was good and it applied very evenly.






The last polish I have for you is Thunderfuck, it has a has a touch of silver pigment and a whole lotta gun metal and midnight rainbow flakies. That wasn’t enough for us because then we added in a smattering of holo and neon purple flakies. This is two coats and top coat. It was streaky on the first coat and evened out pretty well with the second. I do wish I had done a third though. This polish was a bit harder to work with considering everything in it. This one was sooo hard to take pictures of. So hard to show you all the dimension in this polish.






I'm pretty impressed with my first foray into this brand. There are 14 polishes in the Life in Color collection and you can bet on me picking up at least a few more when the collection launches for pre-sale on July 10th at 9am MDT. Orders will begin shipping on July 21st. Here are the pertinent links:

Shop: http://emeraldandash.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmeraldAndAsh

While you are there be sure to check out their line of cuticle oils.  E&A was awesome enough to send over a bottle of this month's featured smell, Fresh Cut Grass.  I've used it a hand full of times and so far I really like it.  They have a ton of scents, so there is something for everyone.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Until next time...

Sara

*Polishes were sent for review in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions are 100% mine.*