Thursday, March 28, 2013

Zoya PixieDust SUMMER Edition Press Release

PixieDustTM- Summer Edition
Because everyone wants more of it... the color experts at Zoya went back to the lab and created six more
beautiful, long-wearing textured, matte and sparkling Zoya PixieDust(TM) Colors!

This incredible and best-selling formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other.

Zoya PIXIE DUST - SUMMER edition

  • ZP683 - Solange: EXCLUSIVE GOLD PIGMENT!!! Gold Metal sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Foil Twinkle formula.
  • ZP677 - Beatrix: Tangerine Metal sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Foil Twinkle formula.
  • ZP676 - Destiny: Coral Metal sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Foil Twinkle formula.
  • ZP682 - Miranda: Rose sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
  • ZP675 - Stevie: Violet sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
  • ZP681 - Liberty: Blue sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

Ultra long-wearing, nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - all formulas are completely free of harmful industrial chemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

PixieDust Application: For BEST RESULTS apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish. Allow
product to dry completly for full effect. Do not use a base coat or top coat.

Find over 300 stunning Zoya colors on Each and every color has a name as unique as the
women who inspired it.

$9.00 ea. (US)
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Barielle Sweet Treats

When I received this package in the mail from Barielle, I was pumped to get to share the new spring collection with you. I love spring collections. Spring collections bring out my girly side and make me anticipate the warmer weather (which is still not here). Upon opening the package and finding five candy inspired shades, I was more than excited. Here is the new Sweet Treats collection, inspired by and named after candy.

Green Apple Chew is described as a "bright creamy lime green." I prefer to call it baby Shrek green. It is hands down the most unique polish in the collection. It is a very on-trend chartreuse cream polish. I think this will probably be the most popular out of the collection, however I think it does nothing to flatter my skintone. Perhaps it will grow on me, but I'm not sure.

Barielle has named this "creamy banana yellow" Banana Drop. This soft, creamy, pastel yellow still has a bright quality to it. It reminds me of baby chicks of the pale yellow variety;) This polish was not a pain to apply (considering it is a yellow) and this shows three thin coats. When I imagine a yellow that will be flattering on me, THIS is what I imagine. I have finally found a yellow that I like!

Lilac Jelly Bean is a "creamy grey violet." This polish is so dreamy. I love how subtle and sophisticated this pale purple polish looks on my nails. The above picture shows two coats. While this may not be the most unique color in the collection, it is still beautiful. I will have to see how this beauty compares to other light purples. 

This "frosted opalescent sea blue" was named Blue Cotton Candy. This is the only polish in the collection that does not have a cream finish. This beauty is packed with fine silver shimmer and was not streaky. This was one coat, but it could/should have been two. I really love this one. This polish appears to be pretty close to Butter London Victoriana (which I do not have or I'd compare).

Finally, meet Orange Parfait a "creamy soft coral." When I initially saw this I thought it looked like a dirty, browned, creamsicle orange. But once this was on, I changed my mind. I think it is quite lovely against my skintone. This was two coats.

The Verdict:
Again some of the names of these polishes were a touch odd, but I don't buy polish for the name. ALL of the polishes in this collection had flawless application and were quite pigmented. NONE of these polishes stained my nails. I really enjoy these pastels a lot for spring. My favorites are Banana Drop and Lilac Jelly Bean. Orange Parfait and Blue Cotton Candy were also lovely and I can definitely see myself wearing them a lot. Green Apple Chew might take some time to grow on me. It is the most unique, but also the most unflattering (on me) color of the collection.

**Barielle is having a special on their site through March 29th, go check it out**

This collection can be found at the Barielle website and retails for $25.00.  You can also purchase the polishes individually for $8.00.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

It's Delicious...

...but you really shouldn't eat it;)

Here is Revlon Delicious (which I picked up a while ago). Last summer I was searching for a vibrant orange/red. You know, the color when you really don't know whether to describe it as orange or red. That is what I wanted. And I wanted it to be BRIGHT not a brick or burnt red. I solved this problem with Revlon Delicious.
The Verdict:
I adore this color and this polish (my camera freaks out a bit though). It's a r-orange crelly and the above pictures show three, high-gloss coats of this beauty (not top coat). I wore this a lot last summer and I plan on wearing it a lot this year too. It's one of those colors that makes your nails look perfectly manicured. My mother-in-law asked me where I got my gel manicure done. That is how professional and beautiful it looks:)

This is the only Revlon Colorstay nail polish that I have tried and I really like it. I would love more recommendations on others from this line that you love.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Playing With Polish--Ugly Tribal/Easter Egg

Okay, so I had this great idea that I would create a pastel tribal pattern on my pinkish manicure. Little did I know how positively hilarious this would turn out! See for yourself...
This was definitely a "miss" in my book. The manicure which was supposed to be a pastel tribal, ended up looking like an ugly Easter egg! Oh well, here is to next time! *cheers*

Monday, March 18, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Funky French

For my festive St. Patrick's Day manicure, I decided to use my FAVORITE green glittery polish: Bad Ass Polish Go Pack Go! It only took me a few moments to decide how to display this beauty in an Irish inspired manicure. Behold my funky French:
I really ended up liking this a lot. It was just festive enough without seeming childish. Also, I highly recommend checking out Bad Ass Polish. Amy is a polish wizard!

Polishes used: Barielle Lily of the Valley and Bad Ass Polish Go Pack Go