Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Zoya Dream Boxes and Black Friday PROMO Offer


Making Nail Polish Wishes Come True...
ZOYA DREAM BOXESJust add a bow and you are ready to go!

Nail Polish Dreaming reaches new heights this holiday season with the release of Zoya Dream Boxes, curated nail polish color combinations delivered in deluxe black gift boxes of three (3) and six (6) or simply order a box and fill ‘em up yourself, with over 300 gorgeous hues, the possibilities are almost endless. Pssssst.... they make a gorgeous gift when stacked tall too!

Zoya Dream Box: Tinsel Time - Ziv, Storm, Trixie Nail Polishes
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Amazing trios custom curated for you by the color experts at Zoya.
ZPDRMBX1301 - Zoya Tinsel Time: includes Zoya Ziv, Storm and Trixie.
ZPDRMBX1302 - Zoya Glittering Gift: includes Zoya Storm, Payton and Blaze.
ZPDRMBX1303 - Zoya Fireside Chic: includes Zoya Black Swan, Casey and Sam.

ZPDRMBX1304 - Zoya Oh What Fun: includes Zoya Aurora, Dream and Logan.
ZPDRMBX1305 - Zoya Roasty Toasty: includes Zoya Lael, Timo and Envy
ZPDRMBX1306 - Zoya Warm Wishes: includes Zoya Maria Luisa, Sarah and Asia.
ZPDRMBX1307 - Zoya Merry and Bright: includes Zoya Alegra, Ivanka and Charla.
ZPDRMBX1308 - Zoya Ice is Nice: includes Zoya Ziv, FeiFei and Daul.
ZPDRMBX1309 - Zoya Rosey Cheeks: includes Zoya Kerry, Tinsley and Bobbi.
ZPDRMBX1310 - Zoya Cozy Cashmere: includes Zoya Nyx, Vespa and Godiva.
ZPDRMBX1311 - Zoya Starry Night: includes Zoya Tomoko, Dahlia and London.
ZPDRMBX1312 - Zoya Sparkling Lights: includes Zoya Carter, Sunshine and Arabella


Amazing six packs of color in deluxe black gift boxes.
ZPDRMBX1313 - Zoya Keep it Cozy: includes Zoya Flynn, Hunter, Livingston, Mason, Neve and Channing.
ZPDRMBX1314 - Zoya Sugar Rush: includes Zoya Tomoko, Dahlia, Chyna, Arabella, Carter and Sunshine.
ZPDRMBX1316 - Zoya Festive Favorites: includes Zoya Maria Luisa, Storm, Kissy, Blaze, Aurora and Mosheen.

Zoya Dream Box - Sugar Rush
Feeling creative? Gather up a few favorites and add to a box of your own...
ZPBLBOX03 - Zoya Build Your Own Box - Trio (3):
Order the box and fill it up with three of your own polish picks. $24 (US).
ZPBLBOX04 -Zoya Build Your Own Box - Six (6) Pack:
Order the box and fill it up with six of your own polish picks. $48 (US).


The big box! Loaded with 12 fabulous colors in a deluxe black gift box.
ZPDRMBX1315 - Zoya Cheers to All: includes twelve (12) colors - Zoya Ziv, Anaka, Sarah, Rekha, Dakota, Stacy, Payton, Dream, Timo, Black Swan, Noot and Cassedy in a Mega Deluxe Dream Box.

Zoya Dream Box - Cheers to All.

*Available with any $72 purchase on Zoya.com.

Includes 12 piece Zoya “Cheers to All” Gift Box (above), Zoya Color Lock Mini plus FREE shipping.
Over $118 Value!VALID 6PM EST 11/28/13 until 11/29/13 11:59PM EST. ONLY.
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Cult Nails Grunge with China Glaze Fairy Dust

I was drawing a blank when I was trying to think of something to do on my nails this week. I was trying to figure out some nail art I could do but just couldn't think of anything. Then I decided that I was just going to have a simple mani this week. I reached for my Cult Nails collection of polishes and pulled out Grunge. Grunge is a beautiful green and shifts from an army green to a lighter grayish green depending on your lighting. On myself it tends to stay the army green which I LOVE!!

So I applied 2 coats of Grunge over my base coat. For my base coat I am using the Sally Hansen Maximum Growth nail treatment. I am really loving it because I was having problems with my nails peeling but since I've been using this treatment, I haven't had a big problem with that.

Once I applied my 2 coats of Grunge I applied a nice coat of Cult Nails' own fast dry shiny topcoat, Wicked Fast. This stuff is exactly what it says, Wicked Fast! I love it and I am almost out so I am going to have to place a Cult Nails order soon so I can get more. I have to say that I love this green cream color! I wasn't sure how it would look on me with my skin tone but it is gorgeous! Maria over at Cult Nails knocked it out of the park with this one!! (As she does with all of her polishes cause they are all so gorgeous!!)

Then as I was putting away all my stuff from doing my mani I ran across China Glaze Fairy Dust. I had completely forgotten I had this stuff and decided to throw on 1 coat of Fairy Dust over my Grunge mani just for a little bit of sparkle. Not bad! It was almost like I had little droplets of frost or something on my nails (kinda thinking in winter themed mind frame here, lol). I may have to figure something out for a winter/Christmas themed mani to use Fairy Dust again.

Cult Nails Lacquers can be purchased here on their website. They retail for $12 for a full sized 0.5fl oz bottle. Wicked Fast retails for $10 for a full sized 0.5fl oz bottle or if you want to try out their base coat Get It On, you can get both Wicked Fast and Get It On in a package deal for $18, both are full sized bottles. You have to get them fast because in my experience, they sell out pretty fast, but not to worry, Maria restocks them fairly quickly!

China Glaze lacquers can be purchased at Ulta stores, Sally Beauty stores, and many other beauty supply stores and salons.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

More Flowered Nail art

So, awhile ago I did my sisters nails and after we finished those I thought I would also give my niece a quick mani as well since afterall she put up with listening to us gossip the whole time I was doing her mom's nails,lol.

Since it was pretty late and my sister wanted to get going home I figured I do something quick and easy for my niece. I went with just a simple flowered mani using dotting tools.

I used Sinful Colors Sweet Nothing for the base color. To speed up dry time I threw on a coat of Out The Door so I could move on to the flowers without messing up the base coat.

After about a minute when that was dry I took my Zoya Purity and one of the larger dotting tools and put on 5 dots together to make the petals of the flower.

Then I used Zoya Raven and a smaller dotting tool to dot in the centers of the flower.

Of course we had to wait until the flowers were dry to apply topcoat without smudging them but once they were dry enough we added a topcoat for protection and shine. I felt this was fitting for a young girl, so pretty and girly.

Sorry the quality of the picture isn't the greatest but lately my camera seems to decide that after a bunch of pictures it is too tired to give me the quality pictures I am looking for. I am hoping to convince the hubby that I NEED a new camera even though the current one technically works. He's a farmer so he doesn't understand the need for quality close up pics, lol! He thinks that as long as it takes decent pics that's good enough. I will prevail and get a new camera, it just takes some sweet talking, lol!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

OPI DS Reserve

I have one that I had been lusting after for quite awhile and was graciously gifted this one in a gift exchange. This is OPI DS Reserve. This is from OPI's Designer Series (that's what the DS stands for). It is a light pink scattered holo and I think it is just gorgeous. After wearing this one now for about 4 days (as you can see there is hardly any tip wear cause I took the pics after 3 days of wear) I am positive that I need more from the OPI DS line!

I used 2 coats for these and I was finally able to go out and take some pics in the sunlight. For some reason though, my sunlight pics kind of wash out the color a little bit. The formula was great and application was smooth. I had no issues with this and dry time was average. I topped it off with a top coat of Out The Door for added shine and protection.

The pic below is one that I got indoors and I think is a little closer in what the color looks like in person (please excuse my nasy cuticles, I had been doing a bunch of paperwork in the office and didn't have any cuticle oil with me). I think this is just dreamy!

OPI DS polishes are hard to find for most of them from what I'm told but I do know that my Ulta has a limited selection of the DS colors. They retail (at Ulta) for $12.50 for a full size .5fl oz bottle. I am sure you can find some of the harder to find colors on sites such as ebay but I'm sure you'll pay more for them and you may even be able to find some on Amazon but I haven't really looked that hard on there.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Nail Treatment


Along with the amazing polishes the people at Sally Hansen sent me, they also sent me 2 nail treatments and a bottle of their amazing cuticle oil. I can't tell you how happy I am to be able to try out these products.

The first product that I've decided to try out is the Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Daily Nail Treatment. Now I don't really know what made me chose to use this one first but I did. Now you should also know that I do take vitamins (I just take an over the counter pre-natal vitamin, it works really well) to aid in nail growth and health.

Lately I have been having a problem though with my nails breaking and peeling. Not sure if the peeling is from changing my polish so often or just a lack of something but I was hoping this would help.

The instructions on this one says you can use it under polish but you should apply 1 coat to your nails daily. I have been using as a base coat under my polish and if I am going to be putting on a darker polish that might stain I use 2 coats of this just because. I have been using it for roughly one month now and I can't tell if it's improved my nail growth a whole lot but I do notice a slight improvement in growth. I have also noticed a huge improvement in the peeling. I do still have one nail that likes to peel but I'm thinking it's just because that one likes to curve inward on the edge.

I would say overall I would definitely recommend this product to someone who was wanting to grow their problem nails. I think for this next month I am going to try the other nail treatment they sent me and see how well that one works too.

I've also been using their Vitamin E cuticle oil. I apply this after each mani I do and every evening before bed. I apply generously the cuticle oil to around the cuticle and then massage it in. Once I've got the cuticle oil all massaged in I put on a nice thick layer of moisturizing hand cream and rub that in. As you can see, My cuticles are looking better than ever. Usually I have a big problem with hang nails and such but I am happy to report that as long as I keep up this routine of lotion and cuticle oil, I do not have a problem with my cuticles any longer.

Sally Hansen products can be purchased at your local Walmart, Target, and most drug stores. You can also find out more information about Sally Hansen products here on their website.

Monday, November 11, 2013

China Glaze Liquid Leather & Zoya Rikki

This is the recent mani I did for my Mom. She found her inspiration for this mani on Pintrest and asked me if I could do it for her. So I said sure! Now you don't know my Mom but she is usually very set in her color choices and is pretty reserved. I have been pushing her outside her comfort zone and getting her to expand her mani horizons. One of the colors I've been pushing for her to try is black. She always said no, that she didn't think she could do black. So when she showed me the Pintrest picture of this mani I assumed she wanted this design just with different colors. Much to my surprise Mom went out to Ulta and purchased the colors she wanted.

Mom showed me what she chose and I was shocked! She came home with China Glaze Liquid Leather for her base. BLACK!! Yes!! I've finally gotten her to try it (I never thought she'd buy her own but YAY!)! Then for her tips she chose a super pretty green, Zoya Rikki.

Liquid Leather was easy to apply, not thick or goopy, and actually we decided that one coat was good. Once it was dry I applied striping tape to use as my guides and applied Rikki. I did one hand at a time because I didn't want Rikki to dry too much before I had a chance to pull off the striping tape. I think that if you remove the tape before the polish is dry then you get much cleaner lines. Rikki applied like a dream. I wasn't sure how the color would come through over the black but this color is very opaque and I only needed one coat over the black to achieve our results.

Once they were halfway to three quarters dry I applied a top coat of Out The Door for protection, shine, and to speed up the remainder of the dry time.

China Glaze polishes can be purchased at Ulta stores, Sally Beauty, and other fine beauty supply stores and salons. Zoya can be purchased at Ulta, select salons, and here on their site.

Zoya Matte Velvet Colors are Back!!!


Zoya Nail Polish Reissues

11.08.2013 - Big Nail Polish Beauty News: Zoya Reissues its best-selling, cult classicMatteVelvet Nail Polish colors in Limited Edition for the Holidays in Special Gift Packaging.

All of the color, none of the shine - for a limited time!

Zoya is happy to announce the reissue of four of our most popular matte nail polish colors in Limited Edition (LE) for Holiday 2013. Perfectly packaged for the Holidays in our deluxeZoya MATTEVELVET* LE gift boxes.

Get all of the color, none of shine with MATTEVELVET*, Zoya’s exclusive blend of matte base and subtle shimmer results in the most utterly wearable and truly stylish matte nail polish on the market today.

Reissued colors - Zoya MATTEVELVET* in Veruschuka, Savita, Posh and Dovima.
Zoya MATTEVELVET* Jewels LE Gift Set Trio
Showcased in a luxury black trio box containing three ZoyaMATTEVELVET* colors: Veruschuka (emerald green matte shimmer), Savita (amethyst purple matte shimmer) and Posh (ruby red matte shimmer). $27 (US).
  • JewelsMATTEVELVET* LE Trio Gift Set (ZPHOL1304)

    SPECIAL PRE-ORDER (now through 11.20.2013)PRICING:
    $24, plus free shipping on Zoya.com
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Zoya MATTEVELVET* LE Individual GiftsFour to choose from each in a luxury black gift box. $10 ea. (US).
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*MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry nail surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear. For best results make sure to always prepare nail with Zoya Remove + (3-in-1 nail polish remover, nail plate cleaner and new color prep.) prior to applying color.

If a base coat is desired, we suggestZoya Get Even.

ZoyaMATTEVELVET* nail polish colors are BIG5FREE - 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 stunning Zoya Nail Polish colors on www.zoya.com. Each and every color has a name as unique as the women who inspired it.

Available at SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICING- Now through 11.20.2013 only.

Exclusively on ZOYA.COM

PRE-ORDER PRICING AVAILABLE 11/08/2013 (12PM EST) - 11/20/2013 (11:59PM EST)SHIPPING NOVEMBER 20, 2013



Friday, November 8, 2013

***PRESS RELEASE*** Get Back In Matte!!!



see the VIDEOhere!

SAVE THE DATE: Zoya Nail Polish -11.08.2013 - PRE-ORDER reissue color!
Get all of the color, none of shine with MATTEVELVET*, Zoya’s exclusive blend of matte base and subtle shimmer results in the most utterly wearable and truly stylish matte nail polish on the market today.

*MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry nail surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear. For best results make sure to always prepare nail with Zoya Remove + (3-in-1 nail polish remover, nail plate cleaner and new color prep.) prior to applying color.

Zoya Nail Polish is 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 stunning Zoya colors on www.zoya.com. Each and every color has a name as unique as the women who inspired it.
exclusively on ZOYA.COM
While supplies last.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

OPI "Peace & Love & OPI"

This color is one that I have been wanting since it came out. This is Peace & Love & OPI from OPI's San Fransico collection. I received this one in a gift exchange in a group I belong to. I can't tell you how excited I was when I opened the box and unwrapped this beauty! I had been wanting this so bad and almost went to Ulta and purchased it the day before my box arrived. I am so glad I didn't but at the same time sad I didn't buy one because I want another bottle of this for a back up!

Peace & Love & OPI is a grey based duochrome that shifts from purple to a bluish grey. The formula on this is amazing and I was expecting it to be sheer but it wasn't. This only took 2 coats to achieve full opacity. It went on so smooth and dried pretty quickly in my opinion (I was eating pizza while doing my nails so I wasn't in full mani mode, I was taking my time).

The lighting at my Mom's is way different than the lighting I have at home but I had to snap these pictures right away because I was so in love with this color. I am happy that I was even able to somewhat capture the color shift in this one. You can see it in the picture above, the purple starts at my pointer finger and then shifts on down to the greyish blue on my pinky.

If you don't have this one in your collection I really suggest you run out and get it because this is GORGEOUS!! I used 2 coats of polish and these pics were taken in artificial lighting. I also want to add that this has a nice brush on it, somewhat of a flatter brush, and it is so nice to work with.

OPI can be purchased at Ulta, many salons, many beauty supply stores, and Target. They retail for $9 for a full size (0.5fl oz.) bottle.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mom's Glitter Gradient NOTD

For Mom's mani this week we went with something kind of simple. She sent me a couple pictures of what she wanted and this is the one we settled on for this week. Next time we are going to try one of the other ones she found.

We started with a base of OPI Diva from Geneva and then using a make up sponge I sponged on Pure Ice Bare It All ( a gold micro glitter) to create this glitter gradient. Once we added a top coat of Out The Door it really sparkled. The formula on the OPI was very good and dried very well in an average amount of time.

Doing this mani for Mom gave me an idea for one I am going to do for the Christmas holiday season. I can't wait to show it to you!!

OPI polishes can be purchased at Ulta, Target, Sally Beauty, salons, and other beauty supply stores.

Pure Ice polishes can be purchased at your local Walmart.