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Zoya Jubilee Collection – Holiday 2018

Zoya Jubilee Collection – Holiday 2018

Hello friends! How was your weekend? Thankfully I had very little to do this weekend besides my usual errands, so I caught up on a lot of shows and slept in late. Now that’s what I call the good life! The weather is nice and cools so I can’t complain about that either. For today’s post, I have the Zoya Jubilee Collection to share with you which is their Holiday offering this year. Let me show you some swatches below. Continue reading “Zoya Jubilee Collection – Holiday 2018”

Zoya Element Collection Fall 2018

Zoya Element Collection Fall 2018

Hey there! I hope your Monday is going well! I’m gearing up for a busy week, but I’m super glad that this collection came in early so I could knock out my swatches this past weekend. In fact, tracking was showing that I would get this package on Tuesday so imagine my surprise when I got it on Saturday. Sweet! The Zoya Element Collection for Fall 2018 is just the type of collection that I like. On the heels of a disappointing experience with China Glaze’s Fall Collection, I’m really satisfied with these shades. Let’s take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “Zoya Element Collection Fall 2018”

Zoya Jelly Brites

Zoya Jelly Brites

Hello there! Long time no blog! I know I’ve been MIA for a while, but I really felt like I needed a break. It wasn’t so much about being tired of nail stuff or blogging, I was just feeling mentally and physically down. I’ve been really busy at work, which I really like, but I also find myself just exhausted and blogging is like the last thing I want to do after a long week. I have definitely still been looking at all the new stuff coming out and I have indulged a bit, so you’ll be seeing some of the new stuff soon on my blog. Today I have the latest collection from one of my favorite salon brands; the Zoya Jelly Brites collection is a trio of saturated jellies that you can wear alone or layer to create some fun combinations. Let me show you some swatches below. Continue reading “Zoya Jelly Brites”

Zoya Sunshine Summer 2018 Collection

Zoya Sunshine Summer 2018 Collection

Hi friends! I hope that you’re all doing well. Things have been a little slow on the blogging side because I’ve had a bunch of stuff going on. I haven’t been as active in doing nail stuff because of it, but I definitely won’t fall off the face of the earth again. On Friday I received a huge package that contained the Zoya Sunshine Summer 2018 Collection, and I was excited to try them out. I feel like I always mention this, but I am always excited to get my hands on lovely cremes, so I was happy to see that this is a heavy creme collection. Let me show you some swatches below before I tell you my thoughts. Continue reading “Zoya Sunshine Summer 2018 Collection”

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Summer 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Summer 2017

Before I even start right now I’m going to say something: I AM SORRY FOR THE CRAPPY PICTURES. You have no idea what a mess this swatch session turned out to be. First of all, my skin looks oily AF and I decided to swatch in full sunlight. If that wasn’t enough, I also made the brilliant (yes, sarcasm) decision to use a crazy holo background which did some flashback onto my pictures. Ugh, this whole thing was a big fat NOPE. It’s been a long time since I cringed when looking at my swatches, so please forgive me because I have learned my lesson. Before I ramble on too long, let me show you my swatches of the Zoya Wanderlust Collection for Summer 2017.

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Etsy

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Etsy

Zoya Etsy

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Byrdie

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Byrdie

Zoya Byrdie

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Lois

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Lois

Zoya Lois

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Sonja

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Sonja

Zoya Sonja

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Cora

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Cora

Zoya Cora

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Sawyer

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Sawyer

Zoya Sawyer

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Arbor

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Arbor

Zoya Arbor

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Journey

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Journey

Zoya Journey

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Mandy

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Mandy

Zoya Mandy

Zoya Wanderlust Collection River

Zoya Wanderlust Collection River

Zoya River

The more I look at these pictures the worse I feel about them. I guess I could have just re-swatched everything but….ain’t nobody got time for that. Besides the horrible swatches, my package suffered two casualties. Two of the polishes broke during transit and they drenched most of the other polish bottles. It took me forever to clean them up. See? Everything just started out on the wrong foot.

Despite all of my swatching drama and bad pictures, I did like this collection for Summer. I did not have any significant formula issues to speak of. I am a little heavy handed with my polish application as of late so for all my swatches I used two generous coats of polish and 1 coat of glossy top coat. This collection screams fun juicy Summer colors to me, but I do feel like it’s so similar to the Summer collections that Zoya tends to put out. That’s not a bad thing, but you know you probably already have close dupes. If you’re interested in picking up any of these shades, they can be purchased on zoya.com where they retail for $10.00 each.

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Zoya Wanderlust Collection

Zoya Wanderlust Collection

Zoya Charming Collection Spring 2017

Zoya Charming Collection Spring 2017

Zomg, can you say tardy to the party? I knew I was way behind on all my swatching and posting, but I just realized that I had this collection just sitting in my drafts folder like “HELLO, WHY HAVEN’T YOU POSTED ME?!” I guess better late than never! Later this week I will also have my review of the Summer collection, but for today let’s proceed with the Zoya Charming Collection for Spring 2017.

Zoya Charming Collection Millie

Zoya Charming Collection Millie

Zoya Millie

Zoya Charming Collection Tina.Zoya Charming Collection Tina

Zoya Tina

Zoya Charming Collection Abby

Zoya Charming Collection Abby

Zoya Abby

Zoya Charming Collection Jordan

Zoya Charming Collection Jordan

Zoya Jordan

Zoya Charming Collection Amira

Zoya Charming Collection Amira

Zoya Amira

Zoya Charming Collection Lacey

Zoya Charming Collection Lacey

Zoya Lacey

I know you have seen a million and a half swatches of this collection so it’s not like I’m sharing anything new with you. Zoya does cremes exceptionally well and the ones here are no exception. The cremes applied well: I applied two coats of polish and one of of top coat for my swatches. For me, the stand outs were Amira and Lacey because of the beautiful finish and soft/dusty tones. I know a lot of people were kinda disappointed with these shades but I actually really love them. I felt that the application on these was a little sheer so I ended up using 3 coats to make sure they were even and perfectly opaque. Despite this, me likey a lot. Other than that, the collection was nice–nothing groundbreaking. How did you feel about this collection overall? Did you end up picking up any of these shades? If so, which were your favorites? If you’re interested in picking up any of these shades, they can still be found on zoya.com where they retail for $10.00 each.

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Zoya Charming Collection

Zoya Charming Collection

Zoya Enchanted Collection – Winter/Holiday 2016

Zoya Enchanted Collection – Winter/Holiday 2016

 

 

If there is one thing I look forward to just as much as my mom’s Christmas tamales, it’s the Zoya holiday collection. You may think I’m exaggerating but I am not–I love the holiday collections with a passion. This year is no exception because there are some lovely shades that I’m sure many of us will love. I have a LOT of swatching to get through before the end of the year so I’m hoping to pump out a lot of these reviews in the last week and a half because I do not want to start off 2017 with a backlog. I’m having a nail crisis currently because I’m just so unhappy with the length of my nails. I have to really find a happy medium between swatch length and work length. I am lucky to have long nail beds so my nails will normally look longer than they are, but any length bothers me. I love having super short nails, but I think that my swatches look better when I have some length. Ugh…I’ll just have to deal with it and cut my nails way down to a length I’ll be happy with. Anywho, let’s get back to the pretty polish. Check out my swatches of the Zoya Enchanted Collection below.

Zoya Saint

Zoya Olivera

Zoya Waverly

Zoya Elphie

Zoya Lorna

Zoya Alice

Let me just break this down for you: you need these. I have always been a big fan of the PixieDust formula and the four included in this collection are gorgeous. My pictures don’t do just to Saint which I think is the prettiest and most delicate shade from this collection. I really don’t have any complaints about this collection which is kinda new for me–Zoya really has a winner here. Have you picked up any of these beauties? Do you have any favorites? You can pick up the entire Zoya Enchanted Collection on zoya.com for $60 or $10 each. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

 

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection – Metallic Holos

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection – Metallic Holos

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Zoya Urban Grunge Collection

 

Holy crap…it’s almost September! By now most of the Fall collections have dropped and we’re starting to look forward to the next season of shades. Personally, Fall shades are my favorite because I just love dark and moody shades. I’m pretty much caught up on all of my swatching so it feels like I can start just enjoying wearing manicures longer than a couple of days. This weekend I finally got the chance to swatch the last few polishes in my swatch pile and they are goygeous. Last week I showed you the creme half of the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection, and today I have the Metallic Holos. Let’s move forward with my swatches…

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Alicia 1

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Alicia 2

Zoya Alicia

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Troy 1

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Troy 2

Zoya Troy

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Britta 1

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Britta 2

Zoya Britta

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Ash 1

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Ash 2

Zoya Ash

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Finley 1

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Finley 2

Zoya Finley

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Merida 1

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Merida 2

Zoya Merida

Welp, these are beautiful; there’s not much else to say about these polishes. I know that everyone is losing their marbles over Finley and Merida, but my surprise favorite is Alicia. Yes, I do think that Finley and Merida are gorgeous, but there is something unique about Alicia that just makes me love it. It’s not really a typical silver holo–it has a gold sheen to it that makes it look different. The holo is scattered and very delicate. The only thing about Alicia is that it does require 3 coats of polish for full opacity because it has a very sheer formula. I actually really liked the look of Alicia at one coat because it looks very neutral in low light but comes alive in the sun. For all of my swatches above, I applied 2 coats of polish and a glossy top coat. So what do you think? Have you picked up any of these beauties? If you’re interested, head over to zoya.com where these retail for $10. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon! Zoya Urban Grunge Collection

 

 

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection – Cremes

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection – Cremes

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Hello, good Monday morning (if you’re reading this as soon as it was posted)! I’ve had some pretty uneventful days recently, and somehow I feel that in a way it is exactly what I needed. It hasn’t been as unbearably hot lately either so I think that has helped out with my mood. I get so grumpy when it’s so hot that I just don’t want to do anything. Not having AC in my apartment is kind of annoying, but being this close to the beach means that I don’t really need AC for most of the year so I guess I shouldn’t complain. Things have also gotten back to normal since my parents went back home; I love them to death, but sometimes I just need some peace and quiet. This weekend I tried to get a bunch of things done but pretty much failed: story of my life! One thing that I did do, is that I got the creme half of the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection swatched. Yipppeeee! At least I got one thing done that was on my list. Let me show you my swatcheroos before we dive in.

Zoya August 1

Zoya August 2

Zoya August

Zoya Noah 1

Zoya Noah 2

Zoya Noah

Zoya Courtney 1

Zoya Courtney 2

Zoya Courtney

Zoya Tara 1

Zoya Tara 2

Zoya Tara

Zoya Wyatt 1

Zoya Wyatt 2

Zoya Wyatt

Zoya Mallory 1

Zoya Mallory 2

Zoya Mallory

Oh, where to start? You all know I love myself some delicious creme polishes, but I am not super in love with this half of the collection. These are marketed as one coat cremes, and I can tell you that these are much better cremes than the Sunsets. You can definitely get away with one coat on some of these if you use a thick enough coat, but personally I prefer to use two thinner coats because I feel like I get better results. The formula on these was not bad–with the exception of Noah. Oh, Noah, you traitorous putty creme! It was really difficult to work with Noah and even after 3 coats, it just looked streaky and off. I do like the color and I can see it working on many skin tones, but it was just a big fat nope for me. As for the rest of the colors, I used 2 thin coats of polish and 1 coat of glossy top coat. If you want to hear the honest truth, save your doubloons. These are nice creams if you don’t already have something similar, but let’s be honest: you probably have a few dupes of all of these. However, if you are kind of normal and don’t have numerous dupes of these colors, I feel that Wyatt and Mallory are definitely worth picking up. You will also need your doubloons for the other half of this collection: the metallic holos. Be still, my beating heart! (Swatches coming soon.) If you’re interested in picking up any of these cremes from the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection, you can head over to zoya.com where they retail for $10 each. What do you think of this half of the collection? Are there any shades that you are interested in getting? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you have a great day!

Zoya Sunsets Collection Summer 2016

Zoya Sunsets Collection Summer 2016

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Hey there. Happy Monday. It certainly is a happy Monday for me because I’m finally feeling better. I was feeling all kinds of messed up for the last week and a half ever since I started taking a new medication to help with my blood sugar. I’m sorry, but Actos is the devil. If you thought getting used to Metformin was hard, Actos is like it’s psychotic sibling. I couldn’t sleep, I had severe weakness and muscle pain and all-day nausea. I dealt with that for about a week and a half before I decided to stop taking it. Anywho, I’m starting to feel much better now so I’m thankful for that. Now that I feel a little more normal, I can get back to showing you all the pretties I had swatched. I know I’m super behind on stuff so I’m going to try to catch up in the coming weeks. I currently only have the OPI Infinite Shine Summer Collection left to swatch so I’m happy about that. Today I have the Zoya Sunsets Collection which is made up of 6 beautiful cremes. This is the second part of the Summer Collection; the first part is all about PixieDusts and you can check out my review here. Let’s get on with the swatches!

Zoya Brynn 1

Zoya Brynn 2

Zoya Brynn 3

Zoya Brynn

Zoya Cam 1

Zoya Cam 2

Zoya Cam 3

Zoya Cam

Zoya Dixie 1

Zoya Dixie 2

Zoya Dixie 3

Zoya Dixie

Zoya Dory 1

Zoya Dory 2

Zoya Dory 3

Zoya Dory

Zoya Liv 1

Zoya Liv 2

Zoya Liv 3

Zoya Liv

Zoya Ness 1

Zoya Ness 2

Zoya Ness 3

Zoya Ness

This collection is marketed as “one coat cremes,” but I did not find that one coat was enough unless you applied a super thick coat. I have always preferred to apply thin coats even if that means I will have to do 2+ coats. For these polishes, I did two coats of each polish and top coated them with NYC Grand Central Station. By the way, I was really into this polish as a top coat, but it has gotten incredibly stringy and thick after only 3 weeks of use. I’m going to try to  thin it out to see if it will continue to work for swatching purposes. Overall, I really love these cremes. I’m not cool with the one coat claims, but there aren’t that many true one coaters out there anyway. Zoya has always put out really great cremes that marble beautifully, so I’m glad to have these in my arsenal. What is your favorite polish finish? Did you get any of these? Let me know below. If you’re interested in purchasing these, check them out on the Zoya site where they retail for $10 each. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.