Saturday, August 30, 2014

Rainbow Honey Summer Mixtape collection review

*These polishes were sent to me for my honest review*

Today I have three polishes from Rainbow Honey's Summer Mixtape collection.
Rainbow Honey Control with Elevate accent nail
Control is a bright fuchsia (way brighter than my picture) with purple/pink micro flakie/shimmer.  I used 2 coats, but could have gotten away with 1 slightly thicker coat.  I did add a topcoat because it dries a bit matte (as most neon polishes do).  Not something I would probably wear for a mani, but I would as a pedi. I would love to see some amazing stamping over this polish though (maybe I should actually work on that??).
Rainbow Honey Stolen Dance with Elevate accent nail
Stolen Dance is a pale pistachio green with pink micro flakie/shimmer.  I used 2 coats, but I could have added another (I use pretty thin coats).  This also dried slightly matte so I used a topcoat.
China Glaze Grape Pop with Elevate accent nails
Elevate is a great glitter topper.  It's mainly has light blue glitters, but also has yellow, green, white & pink glitters all in a pink/blue shimmery base.  There's hexs, circles, squares & triangles.  I used it over China Glaze Grape Pop a few weeks ago when we went to a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis--the ribbon color for it is purple.  I love this topper & think it would look great over a bunch of colors.

These & seven other polishes from this collection (along with many other beautiful polishes) are available for $10 each over at www.rainbowhoney.com.  If you use code MIXTAPE20 you'll get 20% off of your order (code expires 8/31/2014 so HURRY!).

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Zoya Magical PixieDust summer 2014

*These polishes were sent to me for my honest review*

Today I have for you the three summer 2014 Magical PixieDust polishes from Zoya.  As much as I like the PixieDust polishes for quick manis when I don't have a lot of time, I do prefer the "normal" ones over the "magical" ones with holographic glitter.

Zoya Bar with Ginni accent nail
Bar is a nude, slight gold tone.  I used 3 coats (2 coats when I first did my mani, then I added another coat before I took the picture).
Zoya Ginni with Bar accent nail
Ginni is a light pink.  I really like the color of this polish, it's what I wish Lux would have been (Lux was too "dirty" looking for me).  Again, I used 2 coats when I first put on this mani (we were leaving to go school shopping for my son) & then added another coat before the picture was taken to freshen it up.
Zoya Arlo
Arlo is a light violet.  I used 2 coats for full coverage.  I'm not really sure why there's a pink & a purple in this collection when there's another pink toned Magical PixieDust (Lux), I would have liked to see a true blue or red or orange (okay, anything besides pink or purple).

These polishes are $10 each & can be bought from www.zoya.com.

Zoya Bubbly collection

*These polishes were sent to me for review*

Today I have Zoya's Bubbly collection for review.  I used 2 coats for each of the colors.  I wanted to compare the colors & I used 3 coats for each accent nail.  I didn't use topcoat.
Zoya Harper with Binx accent nail (ring finger)
Harper is a cotton candy pink shimmer/glitter jelly based polish.  I think it looks a lot like Binx--enough to where I don't think you'd *need* each polish (you know, unless you're polish obsessed like some people...).
Zoya Jesy with Alma accent nail
Jesy is a coral-orange shimmer/glitter jelly based polish.  Jesy is more orange than Alma so I can see buying both.
Zoya Alma with Jesy accent nail
 Alma is a yellow-orange shimmer/glitter jelly based polish.  Alma is more yellow toned than Jesy is.
Zoya Stassi with Muse accent nail
Stassi (Staasi on my label) is a citron green shimmer/glitter jelly based polish.  I added the accent nail just to show it with another polish from the collection.  I really like blues & greens together so I really like this look & would wear it as a full mani.
Zoya Muse with Stassi accent nail
Muse is a candy blue shimmer/glitter jelly based polish.  Again, I used the accent nail just to show the combo, not to compare the colors.  I would wear this on the opposite hand an the Stassi with Muse accent--love the colors together.
Zoya Binx with Harper accent nail
Binx is a light purple shimmer/glitter jelly based polish.  Binx is slightly more purple-toned than Harper, but I would have liked to see more of a difference between the two.

These polishes are available for $9 each from www.zoya.com.

Zoya Tickled collection

*These polishes were sent to me for review*

Today I'm reviewing Zoya's Tickled collection.  Zoya cream polishes are by far my favorite polishes ever texture-wise, but my nails were weird when I swatched these so I did use topcoat for all swatched, but these polishes are very shiny on their own.  The photos are also not color-accurate, most aren't as bright as the colors are in real life.
Zoya Kitridge
Kitridge (it says Kirtridge on my label) is a bubblegum pink cream.  I used 3 coats for full coverage, but I honestly think you could get away with 2 coats if you were careful (again, my nails were weird & I probably didn't wait long enough between coats to where it pulled a bit).
Zoya Rooney
Rooney is a magenta pink cream.  I used 2 coats for full coverage.
Zoya Wendy
Wendy is a melon cream.  I used 2 coats for full coverage.
Zoya Rocha
Rocha is a red-orange cream.  I used 2 coats for full coverage.  I love this polish even though it's not normally a color I would gravitate towards.
Zoya Tilda
Tilda is a grass green cream.  I used 2 coats for full coverage.  This is my favorite from the collection--I was so happy to see another green cream from Zoya besides Josie (which I love).
Zoya Ling
Ling is a bright royal blue cream.  I used 2 coats for full coverage.  This polish is just the perfect blue cream. Love.

As much as I like this collection I wish there wasn't three pink-toned polishes (even though they look nothing alike).
This collection is available for $9 each at www.zoya.com.

Zoya Awaken collection & Monet

*These polishes were sent to me for review*


I know I'm very late in getting these reviews out, but life happens.  Today I'll be showing Zoya's Awaken collection along with Monet, a glitter topcoat.
Zoya Dot with Monet accent
Dot is a light pink cream.  I used 3 coats & it went on lovely.  Very shiny without having to use top coat.
Zoya Cole with Monet accent
Cole is a light peach/orange cream.  I used 3 coats without topcoat.
Zoya Brooklyn with Monet accent
Brooklyn is a yellow/gold shimmer/metallic & was my least favorite from this collection.  I don't normally like gold anyway, but I just don't think this color fits in with the rest of the polishes--I think there should have been a more yellow polish (perhaps a light yellow?).  I used 2 coats & it was streaky & shows brush strokes.
Zoya Dillon with Monet accent
Dillon is a minty green metallic with silver shimmer.  This one surprised me by being more sheer than I would have thought--I needed 3 coats for full coverage.
Zoya Rebel with Monet accent
Rebel is a sky blue metallic with silver shimmer.  This was my favorite of the collection.  I used 2 coats for full coverage.
Zoya Hudson with Monet accent
Hudson is a light orchid metallic with silver shimmer.  I used 2 coats for full coverage.
Zoya Monet over Purity & Raven
I wanted to also show Monet over a black & a white so I choose Zoya Purity & Raven.  Monet is a multi-colored cellophane glitter topper in a light pink base.  It does slightly tint the polish it goes over, but I don't think you can tell much except for on Purity.  I think it looks best over Dillon & Raven, but over Purity it looks like sprinkles on frosting which is a cute look.

You can buy the polishes for $9 each (Monet is $10) at http://www.zoya.com.



Friday, February 28, 2014

Zoya Magical PixieDust review

*The polishes in this post were sent to me for my honest review*
 
Today's post is on the three new Zoya Magical PixieDust polishes.  These polishes differ from the other PixieDust polishes because they holographic glitter mixed in.  Each polish went on well & covered in two coats--no base or top coat.
 
Lux is a rose quartz Magical PixieDust.  It is a very pretty polish, but it's my least favorite--for some reason it just looked "dirty" (dusty?) to me.
Zoya Lux with Cosmo accent nail
 Cosmo is a silver Magical PixieDust.  This one is my favorite, but I love silver.

Zoya Cosmo with Vega accent nail
Vega is a lighter blue Magical PixieDust.  This is a very pretty color & my second favorite from the collection.
Zoya Vega with Lux accent nail.
Overall these are very pretty polishes & I'm sure they are/will be hugely popular, but I prefer the regular PixieDust polishes.
You can buy these & hundreds of other Zoya polishes from http://www.zoya.com/.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Zoya Naturel review

*The polishes in this post were sent for my honest review*

Today I have my review for Zoya's Naturel collection.  When I first saw this collection I thought it looked nice, but didn't think I would ever really wear any of the colors, but when I swatched them I loved them.  Everyone of these polishes had amazing formula & went on smoothly in two coats.  I didn't use a topcoat for any of these so you can see how shiny they dry on their own.
I'm not sure what happened, but none of my pictures are color-accurate.  I'm not sure what it was, but no matter what I tried none of my pictures came out matching the color of the polish.
First up is Normani, a "sable mauve cream".  My first picture is under white light & is too grey & my second picture is in natural light & is still off-color.
Zoya Normani

Zoya Normani
Next up is Odette, a "sultry orchid maroon cream".  My first picture under white light is a bit light in color & the second picture in natural light is a bit too purple.  This formula was just a bit runny, but nothing major.
Zoya Odette

Zoya Odette
Brigitte is a " bombshell mauve cream".  The first picture under white light is a little too light & too brown & the second picture under natural light is too purple.  This one was also a bit runny, but didn't really affect application.
Zoya Brigitte

Zoya Brigitte
Rue is a "boudoir blush cream".  the first picture under white light is too washed out/light & the second picture under natural light is too purple/not dusty enough.  I *really* wanted to like this one because when I see Rue the first thing I think is Rue McClanahan & I just love her, but this was my least favorite out of the collection.
Zoya Rue

Zoya Rue
Taylor is a "light toffee cream".  The first picture under white light is too yellow/green & the second picture under natural light is too dark/grey.
Zoya Taylor

Zoya Taylor
Chantal is a "French Vanilla cream".  The first picture under white light is too yellow & the second picture under natural light is washed out.
Zoya Chantal

Zoya Chantal
All in all I like this collection way more than I thought I would & I really like how Normani, Odette & Brigitte look when I wear them.
You can buy these & hundreds of other Zoya polishes from http://zoya.com/.