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10/28/12

Creeping Cat + Tutorial

Good morning-almost noon!

I promised you guys a Halloween design and I was not going to break my promise. This year I was only able to create the one design but I wanted it to be a cute design that was simple enough for beginner, intermediate, and advanced nail artists.

I hope I accomplished that with my monthly guest post over at Creatively Yours. I missed last month (sorry!) but I already have next month's planned out so no more excuses!

To see the full step-by-step tutorial for this design plus more, head over to my guest post HERE.


Check out some of my other Halloween posts from last year, click on the pictures below!


I hope you enjoy!
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10/25/12

Zoya Gilty Pleasures Back in Stock--Limited!


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The tale of the Golden Zoya Fairy...
We really wanted to surprise you next week, but we just couldn't wait! The Zoya French Fairy reported that she found a secret treasure chest of gold while scouting the French Riviera. It wasn't easy but she quickly scooped up all the gold she could possibly carry and immediately flew across the ocean to bring it here... she knew how many people have been asking for the Zoya Gilty Pleasures Gift Sets.

We were soooo happy when she arrived with the gold, that we threw her a fabulous party and showered her with M&M's (sadly we were out of eclairs and croissants). After all, Gold is heavy, and flying it here was really hard (and expensive) work for a Fairy, so we can't thank her enough for delivering it with such speed and grace! Viva La Zoya French Fairy :)

So hurry to Zoya.com to secure your Limited Edition Zoya Gilty Pleasures Gift Set here! This time it really will go away forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (she said she got it all)
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What other ways can you wear the Zoya Gilty 18K Real Gold topcoat? For a variety of different colors that look great when gilded, visit the Zoya Gilty Nail Look Ideas page.
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Back by Popular Demand - Zoya is dedicated to keeping our fans happy and always beautifully polished!

$35.00 (US)
ZOYA IS THE NEW COLOR OF FASHION! 
www.zoya.com 

10/21/12

Zoya Ornate Collection Swatches, Review, and More!

Hey guys!

First off, I of course owe you guys an apology for being MIA for over a month. School has kept me reaaaally busy but I'm promising myself and you all that I'll try harder to get more posts up!

On to the post, today I have the gorgeous Zoya Ornate Collection to show you! This is gonna be a quick post, I hope ya'll don't mind. (:

All photos were taken in indirect and direct sunlight unless otherwise stated.


First up is Zoya Aurora, a stunning grape purple with scattered holo throughout. This is two coats for full coverage. When I saw the bottle I already knew this was my favorite and it did not disappoint!


Zoya Blaze. This is a red with scattered holo particles and with a hint of magenta undertones. Blaze dries a little darker than it looks in the bottle. These pictures show two coats but it does dry semi-flat so I would recommend a top coat with this one.


Storm. Can I just say that the name for this polish is perfect?! Also, this is my first black Zoya and I love it, it's very pigmented with a lot of dimension. Storm is a black glitter, and like most of the polishes from this collection, has a pretty scattered holo. 2 coats.


Zoya Logan is a green metallic foil with gold flecks throughout. I really love the finish, it's almost identical to the finish that the ever so popular Zoya Charla has. This is another one of my favorites, it is so beautiful. I used two coats in the pictures above.


Ziv is a true gold metallic! I love it. I found the application to be a little difficult, making it even was an issue. I had to use three coats.


Electra is the standout in the collection, being the only bar glitter. Electra is a silver bar glitter with very subtle silver shimmer in it's clear base. This is a very dense glitter, and as with most bar glitters, application was tricky. I literally had to place the glitter in specific spots. Here I have 2 coats, and a plus about this polish? No curling glitter.


Electra is great for layering, so of course I had to show you a couple combinations with this collection:

Electra over Aurora

Electra over Ziv--love!

Overall, I would say this is a great collection. Whether you have a huge, hoarder resembling collection or you're just starting out, there's a polish in here for you! I felt that the collection offered a nice variety of finishes and colors, and lucky for us, great formulas (with the exception of Electra). No matter what skin tone--dark, pale, tan, warm, cool--you'll find a match in this collection! My favorites were Aurora, Storm, and Logan. I'd say the absolute must have though is Aurora, it's unique with the most amazing formula.
*Polishes sent for review

10/2/12

Zoya Ornate Collection Winter/Holiday 2013 Preview!

Take a look at this preview of Zoya's Ornate Collection for Winter/Holiday 2013. I love Zoya's glitters and the fact that there's holographic in the collection--even more amazing!


It’s time to celebrate... so make sure you celebrate in style!

The NEW Zoya Ornate Collection is the perfect to decorate your nails with stunning jewel tone colors and special effect pigments this season. Featuring six stunning, glittering, crystal shades in our new Power Pigment Full Coverage Formula. Superior coverage and dynamic color in one. All in the long-wearing, toxin free (BIG5FREE) formula you love... Each one is as beautiful as the next.

ZOYA WINTER/HOLIDAY 2012/13: ORNATE COLLECTION
·       Blaze (ZP641) - Cranberry Glitter Glam Crystal - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage
·       Electra (ZP642) -  Holographic Tinsel Special Effect- wear it alone or layer it for extra drama
·       Ziv (ZP644) - Gold Foil Glitter Crystal - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage
·       Storm (ZP645) - Black with Multi Color Crystal Shimmer - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage
·       Aurora (ZP646) - Plum with Multi Color Crystal Shimmer - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage
·       Logan (ZP647) - Green Foil Glitter Crystal - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage

ZOYA IS THE NEW COLOR OF FASHION!

Ultra long-wearing, glossy 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.
Find over 300 other Zoya shades at www.zoya.com. Each and every name has a color as unique as the women who inspired it.

$8.00 ea. US. Shipping October 15, 2012.
Find Zoya Ornate on Zoya.com


What colors are you most excited about? I've already got my eye on Storm!

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