Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Im still here =)


I know its been alittle while since my last post. Im still around just havent been that active lately. Above shows a few of the manicures Ive worn in the past few weeks. Im still going strong without my gel overlays or acrylics. Im currently using Barielle advanced everyday nail cream and Nailtek. I do cut my nails down regularly and will continue to do so until I feel they are strong enough at a longer length.

On another note, I will be starting school soon.Come Feb 19th I will be attending Aveda institute for their Esthiology program. Im looking to become an Esthetician over the next year or so. Im excited and nervous but ready at the same time lol I graduated from high school some years ago so Im interested to see how I adapt school setting again. As always thanks for reading and/or stopping by my blog *Smooches*


Zoya Lovely Spring 2013 collection preview


Zoya Lovely
Beauty is a lovely state of mind
Lovely, just LOVELY!
Spring is awash in six soft and lovely new Zoya shades including three dewy metallics and three fresh blooms of cream. Poetic in nature, this collection is sure to capture the beauty of the season like no other....

ZOYA LOVELY – SPRING 2013
Piaf (ZP652) - Fresh Forsythia Yellow Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Fashion Designer Zang Toi)
GeiGei (ZP651) - Blushing Cherry Blossom Pink Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13).
Julie (ZP650) - Soft Wisteria Purple Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13).
Blu (ZP653) - Lucky Hyacinth Blue Cream - Full Coverage
Neely (ZP655) - Earliest Spring Green Cream - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13).
Jacqueline (ZP654) - Perfect Magnolia Nude Cream - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13)

Shipping January 01, 2013

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.
Zoya Lovely $8 (US)

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Zoya Ornate Collection 2012

Zoya Electra is described by Zoya as a micro fine diamond holographic glitter mixed with large silver holographic bar tinsel in a clear base.

This is 2 coats of her on her own. I would probably wear this layered over a silver polish or by itself. The only con about this one is it may not go on evenly so you will have to file off the strays at the tip as you can see in the pic. 

Zoya Storm is described by Zoya as a full coverage, holiday black with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter. 

I used 2 coats for the purpose of swatches but you could definitely get away with 1 thick coat. Application was amazing and went on smoothly. Storm is one of my favorites out of this collection.


Zoya Blaze is described by Zoya as a full coverage, cool-toned medium mulberry red with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter.

I did 2 coats to get complete coverage. I love the scattered holo glitter in this polish. 


Zoya Ziv is described by Zoya as a full coverage, yellow-toned metallic gold foil with silver highlights and warm gold flake glitter accents.

This pic was taken outside without flash. I did 2 coats  to get complete coverage. The application was smooth with this one as well. I did notice brush strokes while applying this but once dry you could not see them. 

Zoya Logan is described by Zoya as a full coverage, yellow-toned forest green with dense, foil-like yellow-gold and blue-green duochrome shimmer! 
I did 2 coats for complete coverage. This one also showed the brush strokes while applying but once dry it did not. 

Zoya Aurora is described by Zoya as a  full coverage, medium sugarplum purple flecked with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter. I did 2 coats for complete coverage. This is another scattered holo I love. How could you go wrong with purple and scattered holo glitter ?! 

Overall I would say I like this entire collection.The color range covers the basic greens and golds but they also gave other colors many leave out of holiday/winter collections. I love that they are doing more and more polishes with holographic glitters in them. Maybe we will see linear holo's from them in the future. 

 You can purchase the entire collection for $48 or each polish individually for $8 from www.zoya.com 

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Coming out to the world ...

So the reason I havent blogged in over a month is because I didnt know how to show you all my nubs LOL Ive always had either arcylic tips or gel overlays on my nails since the 7th grade. I cant even remember the last time Ive seen my nails ''natural''. I decided last month to try growing my nails out without the assistance of a nail salon. I purchased some cuticle oils and treatments from different brands.Im currently using Nail tek nail theraphy II and their cuticle oil. At first I was using poshe 4-1 basecoat which I did like. I apologize for not sharing this with you guys sooner but I didnt feel you guys would want to see swatches on my little nubbies =( Let me know what you guys think or recommend for weak nails.
This is my left hand after the second cut down which was a few days ago. 

My right hand
 
These are my pass two manicures which I absolutely adore. I mean who doesnt like a purple holo ? 
2 coats gave me complete coverage and the application was amazing. This is Jade fascinio violeta if you cant see the name on the bottle. 
Another one of my favorites. Gosh Holographic. It took me forever to get my hands on this baby but boy was it worth it. My only complaints would be the size or the polish and the application. I had to do 3 coats to get complete coverage and no patchy spots =( 

Isnt she pretty ? This polish has a strong linear holo 

Gosh is a must have IMO even with the application issues its still worth it LOL Thanks for reading snickerdoodles *Smooches*


Thursday, September 6, 2012

KBShimmer Radioactive

What can I say this polish is beautiful,bright and bold. Not only does it look good in regular lighting but it also glows in the dark !!! This is my first glow in the dark polish. I dont think I will buy anymore bc it freaked me out when I woke up in the middle of night to find my fingers glowing LOL.You can purchase this polish from KBShimmer on her site HERE . I have a few of her polishes that I love and some from her new collection on her way to me as we speak. 

A shot in the dark. I used 2 coats for complete coverage and 1 coat of out the door topcoat. No application problems what so ever and dry time was normal. 

Another showing the black glitter better. Do you have this polish ? What do you think about it or glow in the dark polishes period ? *Smooches*

Monday, August 6, 2012

Zoya Diva Collection

Zoya Diva Collection


 Elisa is described by Zoya as a bright, shining medium crimson red with subtle gold shimmer and a glowing metallic finish.I did one coat on every nail except the pointer which is 2 coats.

Suri is described by Zoya as a medium blue-toned purple with delicate red and blue shimmer and a smooth metallic finish.I did 1 coat on every nail except the pointer which is 2 coats,

Another shot that shows the purple 

Song is described by Zoya as a bold, vibrant medium primary blue with silver and blue glittery metallic sparkle.I did one coat on every nail except the pointer which is 2 coats.


Ray is described as a dark blackened pine green with smooth, delicate silver and green frost shimmer.I did 1 coat on every nail except the pointer which is 2 coats.

Feifei is described by Zoya as a medium steel blue base with heavy gold, blue and pink iridescent metallic sparkle. I did 2 coats on every nail except the pinkie which is one coat.

Daul is described by Zoya as a medium red-toned purple base with heavy purple and gold iridescent metallic sparkle.I did 2 coats on every nail except the pinkie which is one coat.

This is collection has made me fall in love with shimmers again. Even though I liked them all Elisa and Feifei are 2 of my favs. The coverage and dry time was great also. You can purchase the entire collection for $48 or each polish individually for $8 from www.zoya.com .

These polishes were sent to me for my honest review.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Zoya Designer Collection

The Designer Collection 

Rekha is described by Zoya as a bold medium blood red with a glossy cream finish. I did 2 coats on the pointer finger and 1 coat on the others.

Monica is described by Zoya as a dark, soft blue-toned purple with a glossy cream finish. I did 2 coats on the pointer finger and 1 coat on the others.

Evvie is described by Zoya as a dark smoky grey cream with strong teal green undertones.  I did 2 coats on the pointer finger and 1 coat on the others.

Natty is described by Zoya as a smoky deep steel blue with an opaque cream finish. I did 2 coats on the pointer finger and 1 coat on the others.

Toni is described by Zoya as dark, warm raisin-wine cream with strong purple tones. I used 2 coats on the pointer finger and 1 coat on the others.

Noot is described as a very dark grey cream with strong blue-green undertones. I did 2 coats on the pointer finger and 1 coat on the others. 

This collection is filled with nothing but cream finishes. The coverage you get with these polishes are amazing. 1 coat is all you need but Im pretty sure most people will still do 2 as habit. You can purchase this collection from www.zoya.com for $48 or $8 a piece. 
These products/polishes were sent to me for an honest review. 



Zoya Gloss trio

First let me start off by apologizing about the delay in these swatches. So many events have occurred which stopped or delayed me from swatching. After all of the rainy days and not so good swatches I have finally produced better pictures IMO. Ok enough of that now on to the pics
The Gloss trio. L-R Katherine,Frida and Paloma
Katherine is described by Zoya as a sheer, dark, red-toned aubergine with a build-able jelly gloss finish. I did 2 coats for this coverage.
Frida is described by Zoya as a sheer, dark, warm-toned teal blue with a build-able jelly gloss finish. I did 2 coats for this coverage.

Paloma is described by Zoya as a  sheer deep fuchsia-berry with a build-able jelly gloss finish. I did 2 coats  for this coverage.

These jellies are AMAZING. I have recently fell in love with jelly finishes as Im sure you guys already know LOL . I could see myself doing endless glitter sandwiches and layering with these. 2 coats does give good color payout off but you will have visible nail lines. You can purchase these polishes as a set from www.zoya.com for $24 (USD) or separately for $8. 

These products/polishes were sent to me for an honest review. 



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Slime anyone ?

 This is my last time saying this but Im addicted to jelly sandwich nails LOL  So how I come up with my creations. I mix different polishes on a nail wheel until I come up with something I like.
To get this look I did one coat of Jordana Mellow yellow, a coat of Jordana blue bash and then another coat of mellow yellow. 

When I looked at my nails the first thing that came to mind was slime from nickelodeon. Dont tell me why being this is green and yellow but it did.


Im loving this combination. What do you think about it ? Would you wear something like this ? *Smooches*

Monday, July 16, 2012

My kind of keylime pie

Let me start off by saying I do not like key lime pie however in polish form I love it LOL. As we all know there are alot of indies popping up and I stumbled across KBshimmer on facebook. So I placed an order soon after and the rest is history.
 I did two coats of key lime pie and 1 thick coat of out the door topcoat. This polish was easy to work with which was a surprise having all of the different glitters mixed throughout it.


I also want to point out her shipping cost which I love.Very reasonable prices compared to some of the other indies wanting an arm and leg on top of their $10 plus polish. She also has great communication on her facebook fan page and website which you can check out HERE . Do you have any KBshimmer polishes ? What do you think about them ? *Smooches*


Thursday, July 5, 2012

My 4th of July mani

Just a quick post to show my 4th of july mani. I generally dont participate in themed nails but I was feeling patriotic LOL. I started with 1 coat of Orly Le Chateau as a base.Its deep dark forest green.

Then I did 1 thick coat of Milani jewel fx red, 1 thick coat of Milani jewel fx silver( for my white) and finished it with 1 coat of jordana blue bash. I got many compliments on these blingy nails. Im sure this is going to be a pain to remove but it was so worth it.I hope you all had a wonderful 4th.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ok Im addicted LOL

 Yes you read that correctly, Im addicted to jelly/glitter sandwiches LOL. This mani doesnt qualify to be called a jelly sandwich being its just a really sheer polish. The base color is meant for french manicures but of course you can use it however you like.
L-R Jordana (french manicure) Barely pink and Milani jewel fx Lavender 

Side shot 

So Im still trying out different glitter and base combos. Barely pink is VERY sheer and streaky =\ However its perfect for glitter sandwiches. 

I did 2 coats of Barely pink, 1coat of Lavender, and 1 more coat of barely pink on top. 

Im extremely happy with how this turned out.I think I may leave some indie polishes alone and just recreate them to my liking. What do you think about this combo ? Would you wear this ? *Smooches*
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