Thursday, November 28, 2013

Zoya Zenith Collection review

*The polishes in this post were sent to me for my honest review.
Happy Thanksgiving!  Today's post (my 125th & the last for the week) is the Zenith Collection from Zoya.  This collection is Zoya's winter collection for 2013.

Zoya Seraphina & Mosheen accent nails
Seraphina is a silver-white shimmer.  I got great coverage in two coats.  I also used one coat of Zoya Mosheen on my middle & ring nails.  Mosheen has a light blue base that doesn't seem to change the color of the polish you put it over.  Mosheen also has light blue holographic small bar glitters & small holographic glitters.  While Mosheen is very pretty, it does smell pretty bad (I'd compare it to KleanColor polishes).
Zoya Cassedy
 Cassedy is green-toned pewter grey with silver shimmer.  I used two coats for fully coverage.  I like this color & it's different from the "normal" holiday/winter/Christmas polishes.
Zoya Belinda with Mosheen accent nails
Belinda is purple with pink shimmer.  This polish is a one coater.  I also added one coat of Mosheen to my middle & ring nails so you can see what it looks like over a darker polish.  I really like this combo.
Zoya Dream
Dream is blue with holographic glitters.  I used two coats for full coverage.  This is a very pretty polish & I know it's most people's favorite from the collection.  I wore this on my toes for a few weeks & it didn't stain at all.
Zoya Payton
Payton is cranberry with holographic glitters.  This is my favorite from the collection & ever since I got these polishes I knew this is what I wanted to wear for Thanksgiving.  I used two coats for full coverage & I also put a top coat on since I'll be wearing this at least for a day or two.  I did cut my nails before painting them since a few of them were peeling a bit (not sure if it's from all the swatching) & one of my nails on my right hand tore.

These polishes retail for $8 each & can be bought from 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Zoya Cashmere Collection review

*The polishes in this post were sent to me for my honest review.
I have to say that out of all of the Zoya polishes I've been swatching & reviewing, the Cashmere collection are the ones I've been the most excited about.  Great colors for fall & wonderful, shiny crèmes (I didn't use a topcoat for any of these polishes).  These polishes are seriously perfect.
Zoya Livingston
 Livingston is cherry red.  This polish went on beautifully & covered perfectly in two coats.  I'm not a big red wearer, but I can see myself wearing this from time to time.
Zoya Pepper
Pepper is a brownish-brick red.  One of my favorite Crayola crayons ever is brick red (not sure why, lol) & this polish is more brown tinted than the crayon.  This polish was also perfect & covered in two coats.
Zoya Sailor
Sailor is navy blue.  This one covered in just one coat.  Lovely blue for fall.
Zoya Hunter
Hunter is, well, hunter green.  This could have covered in one coat, but I used two.  This reminds me of plaid & is a polish I'm sure I'll reach for a lot.
Zoya Louise
Louise is rich chocolate brown.  I don't own many brown polishes, but the few times I have tried wearing them they just didn't look right on my nails (more like poop & less like chocolate, lol), but this polish is PERFECT.  This is exactly why I was so excited for these polishes--Zoya knows how to do crèmes.  I used two coats, but could have gotten away with one.  This is my favorite from the collection & I know if I want to wear a brown polish this will be it.
Zoya Flynn
Flynn is camel brown.  A wonderful neutral that covered in two coats.  Besides being fall colors, these polishes also remind me of "vintage" colors & I would love to see a great gradient or water marble done with them (I tried using Flynn, Pepper & Hunter in a gradient & it didn't work for me).

These polishes retail for $8 each & are available from

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Zoya Satin Collection review

*The polishes in this post were sent to me for my honest review.
Today I have the Satin Collection from Zoya.  This part of the fall Cashmere & Satin collection are all shimmers/flakies.
Zoya Maria-Luisa
Maria-Luisa is a gold flaky glitter topper.  I have one coat of it over my (stained) bare nails in the above picture--one coat provides quite a bit of glitter.  In the following pictures of the other colors from the Satin collection I have added one coat of Maria-Luisa to my middle & ring nails to show how it looks.
Zoya Channing
Channing is burnt orange with shimmer & is gorgeous.  I really wish I could find a crème polish this exact color--so perfect for fall.  Maria-Luisa doesn't show up very well over it in the picture or in real life.  I used two coats, but one coat could have worked.
Zoya Mason
Mason is pink-purple with shimmer.  This covered completely in two coats.  Maria-Luisa shows up decent over Mason & the combo together is really pretty.
Zoya Claudine
Claudine is dark gunmetal grey-black with shimmer that lightens up the polish so it isn't too dark.  I love this color, but I also think that if someone wants to wear a dark/black polish, but isn't really comfortable with it this would be a good polish.  Maria-Luisa shows up well over Claudine, but I don't care for the silver/gold contrast.  This was two coats.
Zoya Neve
Neve is darker blurple (blue-purple) with pink shimmer.  This polish is a one coater!  Maria-Luisa shows up well over it & the combo looks good together.
Zoya Giovanna
Giovanna is emerald green with shimmer & my favorite from the collection.  I've worn this before & it matches my Philadelphia Eagles jersey perfectly.  Maria-Luisa shows up well over it, but the combo is a little too Packer colors leaning for my taste (yes, I'm from Wisconsin, but I'm not a Packer fan.  or Badgers.  or Brewers.  LOL).  This was two coats.  I didn't use a base coat when I swatched this & I did see a little staining (which came off when I scrubbed with remover), but it didn't stain at all when I wore it with base coat.

You can find the Satin Collection for $8 each at

Monday, November 25, 2013

Zoya Fall 2013 PixieDust review

*The polishes in this post were sent to me for my honest review.
Today's post is for the Fall 20The13 PixieDust polishes from Zoya.  These are my favorite PixieDust polishes by far.
Zoya Tomoko
Tomoko is silver-white champagne with silver glitter.  Ugh, my camera couldn't/wouldn't get the color of this polish right--my picture is way too yellow.  This polish applied like a dream (I honestly think all of the PixieDust polishes do) & covered in two coats.  This is such a pretty neutral & I think it would look great as a wedding polish.
Zoya Chita
Chita is hunter green with silver glitter.  This covered in one coat!  If I was wearing this for more than just swatching/review I would probably add on a second coat just for peace of mind, lol.  I love this polish, but I love green so that's no surprise.  Reminds of pine trees.
Zoya Sunshine
Sunshine is dark blue with silver glitter.  This polish could also be a one coater, but when I went to take pictures I saw a bald spot on my thumb so I did add a second coat, but if you were careful this could easily be a one coater.  I didn't notice any staining with the polish, but I didn't wear it very long either.  This color reminds me of dark denim--love it.
Zoya Carter
Carter is violet with violet glitter.  This polish took two coats to cover.  I honest didn't think I'd like this one much before I put it on, but I love it & I'm sure I'll wear it with Chita at some point since I love green & purple together.
Zoya Arabella
Arabella is fuchsia pink with fuchsia & silver glitter.  This is another possible one coater, but I used two.  Another very pretty berry colored polish.
Zoya Dhara
Dhara is deep orange with gold glitter.  Another one coater!  I love this color--reminds me of pumpkins and leaves changing color.

All PixieDust polishes are $9 each & are available from

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Zoya Summer PixieDust review

*The polishes in this post were sent to me for my honest review.
I haven't blogged in almost 4 months.  I've painted my nails (nothing really special so I didn't take any pictures) & everything, but at first I just didn't feel like blogging/didn't have time with school starting for my son & him being in soccer & then I was just too lazy & I let reviews pile up on me--so FINALLY here is my review of the Summer PixieDust polishes from Zoya.
Each of the six polishes in this collection went on perfectly & covered completely in two coats.  Dry time is pretty quick & that's one of my favorite things about Zoya's PixieDust polishes--if I'm in a hurry & need to paint my nails I know I can always just put on a PixieDust polish (or a few!) & my nails will be ready to go in 15 minutes or less on average.
Zoya Solange
Solange is yellow-gold with gold glitter.  I'm not a gold person normally, but this is a very pretty polish, I think it would be very cute used in nail art.
Zoya Beatrix

Beatrix is light orange (carrot orange maybe?) with gold glitter.  I love orange polishes & think this one would work year round (summer, fall, spring).
Zoya Destiny
Destiny is a darker red/pink-orange with gold glitter.  This is another one that I think could work for more than just summer (since it's fall now & I do think it still works).  Very pretty.
Zoya Miranda
Miranda is a very pretty berry color with silver & berry colored glitter.  This is my favorite from this collection & reminds me of raspberries (I don't eat them, but my son loves them).
Zoya Stevie
Stevie is light purple/lavender with silver glitter.  When I put this polish on the first thing I thought was that it would work well as a neutral.  I'm surprised that a color this light was in the summer collection as I think it would work better as a spring color, but I'm not one who really cares about what colors you're "supposed" to wear at certain times.  I really like this color & can see myself going for it when I need to paint my nails quick.
Zoya Liberty
Liberty is denim blue with silver glitter.  This is my husband's favorite from the collection.  I've worn this polish before this review & it did slightly stain my nails, but it wasn't really a big deal--the color of this polish is amazing.
All of the PixieDust polishes retail for $9 each & are available from