Monday, December 16, 2019

ZOYA: Holiday 2019 Twinkling Collection PART II [Rosa, Gabi, Sedona, Jen, Alessia, & Jett]

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Zoya Holiday 2019 Twinkling Collection
L→R: (TOP) Rosa, Gabi, Sedona
(BOTTOM) Jen, Alessia, Jett

Not too much longer before Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa! Zoya is serving up some sparkle in this half of my Twinkling Collection swatches. If you missed Part I, click over here. Otherwise, if you're looking for some fun colored polishes: check out Rosa, Gabi, Sedona, Alessia, and Jett after the jump!

Friday, November 29, 2019

ZOYA: Holiday 2019 Twinkling Collection PART I [Kaede, Enza, Steph, Mai, Tieran, & Tanya]

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Zoya Holiday 2019 Twinkling Collection
L→R: (TOP) Kaede, Enza, Steph
(BOTTOM) Mai, Tieran, and Tanya

Well, it's officially no longer Thanksgiving and start of the gift giving season! Today is Black Friday in the USofA so Zoya is running a great deal (linked at the bottom of this post). I figured it would be the perfect day to swatch part of the Winter 2019 Twinkling Collection in case you want to pick a few of these up. Check out my swatches after the jump!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

ZOYA: Fall 2019 Sensual Collection PART II [Etta, Ripley, Michaela, Vesper, Elliot, & Ashton]

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Zoya Fall 2019 Sensual Collection
L→R: Etta, Ripley, Michaela, Vesper, Elliot, and Ashton

ANDDDDD we're back after some technical difficulties haha. Which is fine because I have Part II of the Zoya Fall 2019 Collection and for most of the US, a cold front just rolled through! Sorry south Florida, you'll just have to admire these jewel tones and pretend it's chilly out. If you missed Part I, click here, and if you're ready to take a look at the next 6 polishes jump on over!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

ZOYA: Fall 2019 Sensual Collection PART I [Joss, Kinsley, Foster, Briar, Margaret, & Rashida]

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Zoya Sensual Collection
L→R: Joss, Kinsley, Foster, Briar, Margaret, and Rashida

HAPPY FALL, Y'ALL! The best season... that I've never actually got to experience because I've consistently lived in the South/Southeast/Southwest part of the USA but is still honestly my favoriteeeeeeeee lmao. Today I have Part I of the Zoya Fall 2019 Sensual Collection, the pinks and reds. Check out the swatches after the jump!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

ZOYA: Summer 2019 Barefoot Collection [Joey, Tessa, Keira, Marcy, Liza, Robbie, Dacey, Rie, Walker, Eleni, Bee, & Dallas]

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Zoya Summer 2019 Barefoot Collection
TOP: Set A - Joey, Tessa, Keira, Marcy, Liza, Robbie
BOTTOM: Set B - Dacey, Rie, Walker, Eleni, Bee, Dallas

After a long time no swatch (haha) I present to you the Zoya Barefoot Collection! After somehow losing these polishes in a random box during our move 2 months ago, I can't wait to share a little summer with y'all. I love this summer collection from Zoya because it has a good mix of polishes for everyone. Plus, after 2018's summer collection [Part I and Part II] (just wasn't for me), I'm SO happy to see a wider variety of colors this year. Check out the swatches after the jump!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SALLY HANSEN: Insta-Dri Matte Metallic Collection [Burnished Wine, Molten Mauve, Rose Flush, Gold Rush, Smoldering Teal, & Smokey Silver]

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte Metallic Collection
L→R: Burnished Wine, Molten Mauve, Rose Flush,
Gold Rush, Smoldering Teal, and Smokey Silver
Hey, y'all! Today I have swatches of the new Insta-Dri Matte Metallic Collection to share with you. In this collection are 6 jewel toned nail polishes that feature a unique velvety, metallic finish. The best part is, these polishes have a 3-in-1 formula with built in base and top coat, so you don't have to sacrifice the matte finish via a top coat. Click over to after the jump to see swatches!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

ZOYA: Spring 2019 Innocence Collection [Agnes, Birch, Fern, Theo, Aire, & Evette]

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Zoya Spring 2019 Innocence Collection:
L→R: Agnes, Birch, Fern, Theo, Aire, and Evette

Uh, yikes! It's been 2 months... 2 long, how are ya! (Insert a myriad of excuses no one cares about here) Cold has gone and the warmth of Spring has arrived since then. Zoya is welcoming spring with a mix of colors and finishes via the Innocence Collection. I'm so happy to share this collection with you, check it out after the jump!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

COLOR STREET: Tinseltown Nail Strips Review

Pin It // Jan. 2021 edit: This has been a popular post of mine from month to month since I posted it in 2019. For some reason, me and my ding dong brain was not aware at the time that Color Street is a MLM (multi-level marketing company/network marketing company). I do not support MLM companies and their practices for multiple reasons. While I understand why people (mainly women) sign up to consult... as someone who has been preyed upon by consultants and has interacted with MLMs WAY too much being in the military family community for 10+ years... watching them exploit and destroy women -  MLM companies are just something I can personally support.

If you find these nail strips interesting or worth trying please note: Color Street is owned by a brand named Incoco, which has been around for quite awhile. I reviewed Incoco strips back in 2013: here. From personal experience with Incoco and Color Street labeled brands - THEY ARE identical products, from the strip quality all the way down to the packaging and application instructions. If you for whatever reason are compelled to try these strips and are willing to support the parent company... you can find them at Ulta or Walmart (Walmart sells both Incoco and the brand Coconut Nail Art, which is also by Incoco). Incoco does not sell directly from their website anymore. If you are interested in more trendy/unique nail art type nail strips, I highly recommend SCRATCH nail wraps.

I redacted the consultant's information from my post a few months after posting, but I chose to leave this review up as it is speaking directly about the product itself and it's performance. This is not up for discussion, don't @ me, comments have been turned off.

"Empowered women empower women — and that means supporting our friends but not supporting organizations or companies that exploit them."

Thank you

Color Street Tinseltown Nail Strips

I’ve toyed around with the idea post posting or not posting this review for months. I fault myself as prior to accepting the sample, I didn’t do research and had no idea who Color Street was LOL. I know all too well that multilevel/network marketing companies can be a touchy subject. At the end of the day, my blog is here to review products and give my honest thoughts on quality and how those products perform with use

Monday, February 4, 2019

ZOYA: Winter Holos Collection [Everly, Cadence, & Brighton]

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Zoya Winter Holos Collection
L→R: Brighton, Everly, and Cadence
Hey guys! Today I have the trio of polishes that make up the 2018 Winter Holos Collection from Zoya. While these polishes aren't linear holographic polishes, they are super sparkly polishes that you don't want to miss out on. Also, if you're looking for the perfect polish for Valentine's day, these may be a great fit. Check them out after the jump below!

Friday, January 25, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Zoya Spring 2019 Innocence Collection

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Special pre-order deal: Buy the Innocence 6-piece collection, and receive 6 Z-Wide Brushes, a Remove+ Big Flipper, and a cute duo box featuring two of our favorite nudes (Zoya in Jack, and Ruthie) in Full size bottles.

Introducing INNOCENCE, the newest collection by Zoya for Spring 2019 that is evocative of nature and the transitions from Winter to Summer. Complete with its own thunderstorm in the color Theo, this collection is stormy and subtle, yet features a touch of brightness and softness.

Birch (ZP978): Birch can best be described as a gentle greiged lavender in a full coverage cream formula.

•  Agnes (ZP979): Agnes can best be described as a warm toned muted blush in a full coverage cream formula.

Evette (ZP980): Evette can best be described as a softened grape with a pink undertone to balance, in a full coverage cream formula.

Aire (ZP981): Aire can best be described as a deep, dusty periwinkle blue in a full coverage cream formula.

Fern (ZP982): Fern can best be described as a balanced sage with a beautiful warm pearl accent.

•  Theo (ZP983): Theo can best be described as a stormy grey with subtle texture featuring a flash of larger irregular silver flakies in silver, with dark blue glitter throughout. Like a spring thunderstorm in the night.

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