Friday, August 23, 2013

Zoya Fall PixieDust 2013 Review

*These polishes were sent for review by Zoya.com, all opinions are strictly my own*

Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish Collection

Infused with even more magic and wonder! 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 sparkle Zoya PixieDust Colors for Fall 2013! The incredible and best-selling formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other.

IMPORTANT PixieDust Application Information -  Do not use a base coat or top coat. Apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish. Allow product to dry down completely matte in between layers for full textured effect. The PixieDust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery!
*The above was borrowed from Zoya.com*

REVIEW: As always I am very excited to review for Zoya, even more so when it comes to PixieDust. These have come to be my overall favorite polishes. I have used other brand textured polishes but they can't compare. These, have such a fine glitter that you don't get annoyed buy the fact that you have nitty gritty glitter on your nails. Glitter that we would have, top coated the heck out of a year ago. These polishes are also the epitome of bedazzled. Step out into the sun, and I dare you to stop looking at your nails. 

Reasons why I love this set of colors: 1. they are so easy to apply and dry so fast. 2. They are so forgiving, Dent your nail? Just push it back in place and it looks great. 3. The colors are amazingly tinted. I get the orange for fall, even though we had one for summer. We desperately needed a white. The color that makes this collection stand out, and is a must have, is Carter. It is not a simple jewel like purple. The glitter is, I don't know, it makes the whole polish flash a different color. Like little dashes of pink. Zoya, won with Carter. 

Problems: 1. Removal. You want to soak the glitter and swipe as little as possible to remove. I wasn't paying attention and was rubbing, and the gritty glitter destroyed one of my nails. I had shreds of layers coming off. 2. It does chip a tiny bit faster than cremes, I suggest wrapping your tips. 3. Blues, like always, stain. Use baking soda, water and a Q-tip to remove the stains. 4. This is a personal problem, but I can't understand why Sunshine is blue? 
 Fall 2013 Pixies L to R (Tomoko, Chita, Sunshine)
 Fall 2013 Pixies L to R (Carter, Arabella, Dhara)
 The collage I made with an app of the Zoya Fall 2013 PixieDust polishes, made a beautiful picture, I just love it. I think, I love Pixies more than any other type of polish. 
The whole collection swatched for easy viewing. Top left picture I am wearing, Tomoko (white) and Carter (deep purple). Center left, I am wearing, Sunshine (blue) and Chita (green). Bottom left I am wearing Arabella (fuchsia) and Dhara (orange). 
 Natural light, inside a light box. Two coats for Carter, three for Tomoko. 
 Natural light, inside a light box. Two coats for both Sunshine and Chita. 
Natural light, inside a light box. Two coats for both Arabella and Dhara. 

All Zoya polishes are for purchase on Zoya.com for $8, Pixies are $9. 
Follow Zoya on Facebook or Twitter for occasional special promotions.
Zoya nail polish is also available at Ulta and certain Salons.  

Thank you so much for stopping  by. As Always Much Love,
<3 Holly

*These polishes were sent for review by Zoya.com, all opinions are strictly my own*


Thursday, August 15, 2013

SunKisses Summer VoxBox 2013 by Influenster

I was lucky enough to receive an Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox. Reviews of the four products are below. 

Goody Ouchless Elastic Hair bands. I loved them because they didn't get tangled up in your hair. However, they didn't hold as long as regular bands. They are very pretty, and come in pretty colors. 
My niece in a quick ponytail. 
Dr. Scholl's for Her High Heel inserts. These are sticky and stick to your shoes, and are pretty comfortable. If you wear your shoes really tight, these would make them even tighter. 


Sinful Colors has a new line of polish out, called SinFul Shine. They have made 32 colors that have Gel Tech. It is supposed to have Patent Leather shine and last longer without chipping. It was difficult to apply  because the polish dries incredibly fast! I am also not used to SinFul's brush. It was also hard to get a smooth finish. I will say, once I got a smooth finish, after 3 coats, it really did look like patent leather. Another amazing thing was that this polish lasted about 6 days without chipping. That is a big thing for me. I am really rough on my nails. I would probably buy several more colors. Kind of wish there were a few shimmers, I guess I can add a glitter top coat. 
All 32 colors with Gel Tech available at WalGreens for $2.99.
I received Break Away, in a nice dark sky-ish blue. 

This is what Break Away looked like on my nails. This color, like most blues, stains!!! I had to edit my skin on this photo, just seconds on my cuticles and they were stained blue. If you want to get rid of stains use Baking Soda and a bit of water, the scrub gently. 
This is Olay Fresh Effects BB cream in Light. I am not exactly sure what a BB cream is for, I have it in my head that it is some sort of light foundation. That is what I used it as anyway. It really does even out your skin. I have a lot of redness and this cream evened it out to a uniform lightness (what do people say!!! white? That sounds weird. My skin is peachy. argh. I am going to go with lightness.) This cream is really light, it feels like it isn't even there. However, this will not cover acne. You are going to need something heavier. My chin had just broken out and this cream was pretty much useless for covering the bumps. But it did even out the tone so it wasn't so grossly red. 

No pictures of my face, sorry. Breakouts suck. That is a glob of the cream, that is the color, and above I slightly rubbed it into my skin. 

Thanks for reading. As Always Much Love,
<3 Holly


***I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.***


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Vacation

I am going into Mexico for a few weeks and I wont be able to update here at all, but please follow my instagram or twitter

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For updates and photos, I will be trying to paint my nails on vaca and review!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Zoya Irresistible! A Summer Collection

THE IRRESISTIBLE COLLECTION: TINSLEY, RIKKI, BOBBI, HAZEL, AMY, KERRY

 (LtoR) Tinsley, Kerry, Bobbi, Hazel, Amy

 *Items were sent for me to review by Zoya.com. Opinions are my own.*

ZOYA RIKKI, 2 COATS, OPAQUE, TOP COAT


I don't have much to say about this collection. It is amazing. It loves top coat, looks even more amazing in the sun. However, it hated my base coat. It got all goopy and bumpy. I would suggest using these with out a base. Two coats were enough for full coverage. I will, however, have way more to say on the Stunning Collection. 

Buy all Zoya colors for $8-9 at Zoya.com
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As Alway Much Love, 
Holly <3


Homemade Nail Polish Rings and Magnets as Gifts!

Here are some gifts I made as gifts for my family for this past Easter. I think they came out quite beautiful. Everyone loved them. My only wish was that you could picture how amazing the glitter is. 

These were made using the Zoya Lovely Spring Collection. My first attempt at splatter technique. These Magnets came out beautifully. 
This ring was made using OPI Get Your Number. Dazzling. 
I believe these are all Color Club 2011 Holiday Glitters. The holo was amazing!
This one was my favorite. It is Trashy Ballerina by Glitzology. 

These are Michael's Glitter's, I used with to attach with a clear top coat. This is the most iridescent glitter I have ever seen.  
This is another Glitzology polish called Baby Dragon. 
This is Saturday Morning Cartoons by Whimsical Ideas By Pam. 
This is a combo of 2 Hunger Games China Glaze polishes. 
Um, dont remember?
Another with the Michaels glitter. 
The Purple is from Zoya Lovely Collection.
The blue from Zoya's Spring. 
Zoya's black Pixie dust...Dahlia
This is OPI Liquid Sand Mariah Carey The Impossible

Thanks for Looking!!!

As Always Much Love, 
Holly

MAGIC AND WONDER INFUSED TEXTURED PIXIEDUST PR



MAGIC AND WONDER INFUSED TEXTURED PIXIEDUSTTM COLOR FOR FALL
The best-selling, revolutionary matte, textured, sparkling Zoya PixieDustTM formula returns for Fall with six spot-on trend colors for the season.

ZOYA PIXIEDUST - FALL EDITION
ZP698 - Tomoko: Glowing Silver. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
ZP699 - Chita: Emerald Green. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
ZP700 - Sunshine: Van Gogh Blue Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
ZP701 - Carter: Regal Purple. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
ZP702 - Arabella: Rich Fuchsia. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
ZP703 - Dhara: Dazzling Copper. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured 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 completely for full effect. No base coat and top coat required. Zoya Get Even base coat can be used if desired.
Find over 300 stunning Zoya colors on www.zoya.com. Each and every color has a name as unique as the women who inspired it.

ZOYA IS THE NEW COLOR OF FASHION!
Zoya PixieDust

$9.00 ea. (US)
Available on Zoya.com

FALL COLOR ARRIVING SUPER DUPER SOON...



Friday, April 12, 2013

Zoya Pixie Dust Spring Limited Collection

*these polishes were sent by Zoya to me for review, opinion is mine.

I was sent these beautiful colors by Zoya to review and was surprised at how sparkly and mesmerizing they are. The pictures people had been releasing didn't do them justice. I really thought I was going to be disappointed. I think I am now in love with textured polish, because they dry so fast. Two coats and you are done in minutes.

Many people are concerned that the texture of the polish might be annoying, but I really didn't notice it at all. Compared to the OPI liquid sands these don't have chunky glitters but small super fine glitter dust, so the texture isn't in your face. I might be weird, but I enjoy rubbing my thumb against the texture.

Next, as you can see the colors are amazing. Each one is infused, I would say, with the most dazzling "pixie dust." My Favorite were; Dahlia (black), Vespa (slightly gray tinted green), and Nyx (slightly gray tinted blue). All the colors sans Chyna and Godiva, were slightly gray hued. The only thing, I would say with Chyna one coat was all I needed. Two made it look like I had dried blood on my nails. So, I added two coats of Top Coat and it went from dried blood to BLING! The red glitter just popped!

Application on all except Chyna was great. They applies easily and cleanly and dried very vast. Most were pretty opaque with two coats, but you might want three. I wouldn't use a base coat, I tried that with Vespa, and it took forever to dry and smudged on all fingers. Now, Chyna was pretty mean, she made a mess, was harder to apply, and the brush kind of got thick with the polish.

Overall, I loved this collection! Definitely unique and different. That is what I love about Zoya, that and that they are 5-free. Visit their site at zoya.com to purchase for $9.

See the entire collection of my Pixie photos on my Facebook page.

*these polishes were sent by Zoya to me for review, opinion is mine.