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/.

 


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Galaxy nails

This is my first ever attempt to do galaxy nails.  Yeah, I'm a bit behind everyone else, but honestly, I don't care if something is popular or whatnot.
I started off with two coats of Sinful Colors Whipped over a base coat (I should have used a matte topcoat for a basecoat so my nails weren't shiny at all):
Sinful Colors Whipped
Whipped went on amazing & dried quickly (as most mattes do).  I love how this polish is a great black matte & it was only $1.98 at Walmart.
Over the black I used a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust then I used Pure Ice Platinum Magic base coat (white), Zoya Robyn (blue), Zoya Pippa (yellow) & Zoya Lara to create the "galaxy" & then put a few dots of white on my nails for stars, added a bit of Fairy Dust over the galaxy & topped everything with a coat of Nina Ultra Pro matte topcoat (GREAT matte topcoat!):

Galaxy nails
I don't love them, but I don't hate them.  I think part of the reason I don't like them is because of the sparkle from Fairy Dust--I didn't want that much sparkle. I will probably try this look again (& hopefully like the outcome more) since it only took about 10 minutes to do the galaxy part.
Have you ever tried doing galaxy nails?  Do you like or hate the look?








Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year's Eve nails (video!)

For New Year's Eve I decided to use all of my silver/holographic nail polishes to have very blingy nails then I realized how many I had & chose 10 different polishes to use (is it bad I have so many that are similar?).  Here's a list of polishes I used & in the order I used them:
base coat (1 coat)
Nicole by OPI Make a Comet-ment (1 coat)
China Glaze Glistening Snow (1 coat)
China Glaze Fairy Dust (1 coat)
Pretty Polish Spectraflair Topcoat (1 coat)
Out The Door Northern Lights (1 coat)
China Glaze Nova (1 coat)
NYX Girls Spot Light (1 coat)
Finger Paints Colorful Collage (1 coat)
China Glaze Techno (1 coat)
Hot Mess Lacquer Yankee Star (1 coat)
Gelous (1 coat)
Diamond Dry topcoat (2 coats)
I couldn't get a good picture at all since my nails were so shiny, but here's a short video (the video couldn't focus either, but you get the idea of what they look like):

If you would like to know what any of the polishes I used look like on their own please leave me a comment & I will take a bottle shot to post.
Anyone make a New Year's resolution?  Mine is to do/go to/try something new every month this year.  Hope I can accomplish that.
Wishing everyone a wonderful 2014!