Friday, April 18, 2014

Zoya Earth Day Exchange



A little happy Earth Day news from Zoya.  Enjoy!

Sara

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Birthday WIshes

*Purchased by me*

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Hey all!  Today I have a polish from one of my favorite indies, Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer.  I found Birthday Wishes on a blog sale a while back and snapped it up.  It's a pretty blue with purple shimmer.  It's pretty sheer so I layered two coats over Essie Mesmerized.  My accent nail is China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle because I just love these two colors together.

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I hope you all have a great weekend!  I'm off to Vegas in the morning with Mr. MLiP, my best friend and her husband.  It's going to be epic!

Until next time...

Sara

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Zoya Magical Pixie Summer 2014 Press Release


Hey all!  Check out all the sparkle from Zoya's Summer Pixie collection.  These are available for pre-order now at zoya.com.


Have a great day!

Sara

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Aurora Lacquers Review

*Press Sample*

Hey guys!  Today I have a review of four polishes from a relatively new indie line.  Aurora Lacquers is a mother/daughter team.  I'm excited to have the opportunity to show these polishes to you.  Lets jump right in shall we?

First up is Mint Meadows, a minty gold green shimmer polish (totally stole that description from their etsy listing).  I was pleasantly surprised by how easy this polish went on.  My photos are two coats with topcoat.  It was perfectly opaque and smooth.  My pictures make it look a bit bumpy but it was completely smooth to the touch.

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Next polish up is Hydrangea Surprise, a light blue crelly (hate that word but it works so well) with a mix of dots and hex glitters.  Before I tried this I honestly expected to need to either layer it over something like Zoya Blu (which I don't like doing because you lose some of the crelly softness) or to have to use several layers.  This is two coats!  Two!  It was so smooth and creamy.  Again totally smooth with a layer of topcoat.

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Our third polish is Bunny Grass Pink, my favorite of the bunch.  It's bright pink glitters in an iridescent jelly base.  This is one coat over two different Barielle creams.  The glitter payoff is excellent.  Again this many was smooth with a layer of topcoat.

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Last polish for today is Poppy Parade layered over Zoya Mira and China Glaze Sweet Hook.  This is the one polish I had a bit of trouble with.  Every time I stuck the brush in all that came out was base with the iridescent shimmer.  I had to fish around a bit for the glitters.  The color combo is spot on in this polish.  I just think it needs more glitter.  It really is the perfect spring/Easter glitter topper.  Both of these pictures were taken in slightly cloudy conditions.  The sun disappeared right as I stepped outside to take pictures.




For my first experience with this brand I'm pretty impressed.  The quality on all the polishes was good.  Other than Poppy Parade they all applied flawlessly.  Head on over to facebook and give Aurora Lacquers a like.  If you'd like to check out their shop click here.  There is a green version of Bunny Grass Pink called Easter Grass Green that I would really like to pick up.  Which polish is your favorite?

I hope you all have an awesome day!  Until next time...

Sara

*Polishes in this post were provided for review.  In exchange I've given my honest opinion.* 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cult Nails Nail of the Day

*Purchased by me*

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Hello!  Today's lovely mani is done with Cult Nails Casual Elegance and Winter's Light.  Casual Elegance has the most outstanding formula.  It was almost perfect in one coat.  That's almost unheard of for pastel type colors.  I used two coats with topcoat for my pictures.  Next I used the mini chevrons from Nail Vinyls and put on two quick coats of Winter's Light, a gorgeous glitter polish that I can't wait to wear on it's own.  My use of the chevrons wasn't perfect but honestly most people aren't as close to my nails as you guys are ;).

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Were you able to get your hands on this collection before it sold out?  I'm so glad I picked it up.  Have a great day!

Until next time...

Sara