January 20, 2018

Zoya Bridal Bliss Preview!

Introducing...Zoya Bridal Bliss! From “something blue” to the most delicate shimmer, there is truly a color for every blushing bride. The Bridal Bliss nail & lip displays hold an array of shades meticulously chosen by our Color Specialist, giving you an amazing assortment to offer your bridal clientele. Perfect for salons, spas & bridal boutiques. Be the first to carry Zoya Bridal Bliss! 
Bridal Bliss features one brand new shade – Zoya in Brighton – a full coverage, diamond holographic soft nude. PS – Brighton is featured in our Mystery Box! 
Colors Included Left to Right: Leia, Brighton, McKenna, Chantal, Loretta, Erika, Bela, Avril, Rue, Abby, Blu, Snow White.

ZOYA.COM $10 ea.(US) 


January 15, 2018

Snowflake Mani with Vapid and Sally Hansen!

Happy Monday! There is some snow expected here tomorrow/Wednesday, so I thought it was time for a snowflake mani. I picked up a Vapid Lacquer Winter Midnight one-off in the Purge sale. A one-off just means that something about the polish is slightly off from the formula. I can't really tell what is different between my one-off and regular Winter Midnight, maybe it's a little lighter or has fewer of the white shimmer flakes? Whatever the difference is, it's beautiful!

I used What's Up Nails snowflake vinyls for this and sponged on some Sally Hansen Insta Dri Silver Sweep. I also used Vapid Catsuit latex to make clean up easier and prevent getting the silver polish on my skin. Kinda hoping my snowflake nails bring me a snow day tomorrow 😉!

I believe Krys from Vapid has said that Winter Midnight will be available again. Check out http://vapid.mybigcommerce.com and keep an eye on the Vapid Facebook page for restock info.

January 11, 2018

Zoya Party Girls Winter/Holiday Swatches Part 1!

*Sent for review*

This is probably the latest I have ever been with swatching a holiday collection and I feel terrible about it! The weather was so cold here in December, I couldn't bring myself to go outside and take nail pictures. I finally caved and got a light box, so that will not be an issue anymore. The good news is that these Zoya Party Girls polishes will be perfect year round, they are not too season specific. First up is Zoya Nadia, described as "a buildable, sparkling, gingery gold metallic "disco" topper". Zoya says you can wear this alone or layer over other colors. I tried it alone and think it's lovely. I will definitely try it layered for the next post too, I didn't even think to do that when I was swatching these. Nadia is a really buttery copper color, like the perfect balance between gold and copper.

This is three thin coats. It was sheer on the first coat, which makes sense if they wanted you to be able to layer it as well, but built up to full opacity in three coats. The consistency was on the thinner side, so don't load your brush up with too much polish or you'll flood your cuticles. I also found Nadia to be unusually slow to dry in between coats. You can't apply a second coat too quickly or you will disturb the first one. Love the color, just be aware that it's not the most effortless formula.

Zoya Solstice is a gorgeous red-orange with a healthy dose of golden shimmer. It's very bright and cheery. Both the color and the name would work just as well in a summer collection as they do in a holiday collection. If you're already sick of winter like I am, pop on Solstice and pretend you're on a tropical vacation.

This is two easy coats. The first coat had lovely pigmentation, so if you do thicker coats than me, you may be able to get away with one. Great formula on this one.

Zoya Tawny is a sparkling copper with some rosy red tones that make it unique from the 8 billion other coppers I own. I love copper polish and this one is my new favorite. There are gold sparkles that contrast with the deep copper and add that "glowing" look.

This is two easy coats. Nice formula and really no complaints.

Next up we have Zoya Ming. Now, I thought there was already a Zoya Ming? But I Googled and don't see one, so maybe that was my imagination. Ming is a scarlet red creme, a nice true red. This is sort of a squishy creme. I wouldn't call it a jelly really, but it's definitely a little more transparent than a creme.

This is two coats. It was easy to apply and has a great consistency.

The finish of Zoya Fallon is SO beautiful, just so glowy and smooth! Zoya calls this formula a "refined pearl", it's like the smoothest looking shimmer I've ever seen. It absolutely lights up the polish on your nails. Fallon is a violet magenta and has a nice mix of red and blue tones. Despite not being a huge pink polish fan, I can't wait to wear this!

This is two coats again and it was easy to apply. I did feel like it was slow to dry in between coats, like Nadia. It's not really an issue, just as long as you don't try to apply the second coat too soon after the first.

Zoya Sheri is a deep garnet red creme. Like Ming, it's a little on the squishy side, not a true creme. It has more pink tones than Ming and is a lot darker too. Sheri will be great for any Valentine's Day nail looks you have in mind.

Two coats again, great formula. No problems with application.

If I had to play favorites with these six, I think Fallon and Tawny are my top two. But overall, I think these are all gorgeous and perfect for winter and beyond. These six are available in a set at zoya.com, as well as individually. I'm looking forward to swatching the second half of this collection, so stay tuned for that!

January 1, 2018

Lynnderella 2017 Advents, Part 3!

 *Sent for review*

Happy 2018 everyone! You'll have to excuse me while I finish posting some 2017 stuff... this is the last batch of holiday/Advent 2017 Lynnderellas and I also have the Zoya holiday collection coming soon. We have been having record cold temps and I haven't been able to bring myself to go outside and swatch. I did just finally get a light box though, so that should help! First up here is Lynnderella Festivitree, a rich green microglitter with red, green, and silver accents, and cute metallic green Christmas trees. This is such a perfect Christmas polish and so cheery! Now that Christmas is over, I'm already wishing for the festive feeling again, I hate January.

This is two coats of Festivitree with two layers of top coat. It was easy to apply, I got several Christmas trees, but some of them got buried by other glitters, so it might be best to place those where you want them.

GAHHHHHHH look at this!!!! Lynnderella 12-26-17 Ruby Tuesday is a drool-worthy blackened ruby red shimmer. I'm not even crazy about reds, but I love this one so much! I love seeing the holo microglitter glowing from within the deep red shimmer, so cool.

Two easy coats and nice smooth application. One layer of top coat is all you need since this is primarily shimmer.

Lynnderella 12-28-17 Sugar Storm has a milky white-pink base with some holo microglitter, shimmer, and assorted neon glitters. It has a fun party kind of vibe and is really perfect for any season, not just this one!

This is two coats of Sugar Storm alone and it was easy to apply. You can also layer one coat of this over a lighter base color (I tried China Glaze Boho Blues) and it looks gorgeous!

Let's leave the 2017 Lynnderella Advents with a bang- Lynnderella 12-30-17 Holidruzy is a spectacular collection of assorted color-shifting flakes and shifty shimmer. or layered over a base. Blue-ish purple color shifting magic!

This is two coats of Holidruzy alone, but I bet one coat over a base color would also be gorgeous. It was easy to apply and I used just one layer of top coat for shine and smoothness.

These polishes are all available now at http://stores.ebay.com/lynnderella-lynnderella.

December 19, 2017

2017 Lynnderella Advents, Part 2!

 *Sent for review*

I have some more lovely Lynnderella Advent polishes for you today, there are some stunners here! Lynnderella 12-14-17 Snow Shoes is a pretty all white glitter topper with delicate holo and silver shimmer. It reminded me of sparkling snow in the bottle. It contains lots of different white glitters, including shoe glitter! Get it? "Snow shoes" 😀!

This is one coat of Snow Shoes over a gray Zoya that I can't remember the name of, ugh sorry! Maybe Dove? Snow Shoes was easy to apply and the glitter (even the shoe) went onto the brush quite willingly.

Lynnderella 12-16-17 Candy Arcane is a pretty purple with some interesting almost taupe tones to it. It's a little lavender, a little pinky, and a little neutral in some lights. It's more complex that just purple. It has great scattered holo shimmer in it as well.

This is three thin coats of Candy Arcane. It was easy to apply. I did a pretty thin first coat and I think this could be opaque in two coats if you did a thicker first coat.

😍😍 I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this red!!! Lynnderella 12-20-17 Cherry Cherry Ice is a bright cherry red with strong pink undertones and a glowing almost blue-ish shimmer. I am not usually a red person, but this one is so bright and juicy, I can't resist it. It's on my toes right now!

 This is two coats! It was nicely opaque and applied very well. Look at that shimmer!

Lynnderella 12-18-17 Peppermint Chatty is an irresistible mint and pink glitter bomb. It has mint circle glitters and a variety of pink glitters with a shimmery base. I love the combination of pink and mint for the holidays. It feels festive, but not the typical old red and green.

 This is one coat of Peppermint Chatty over OPI Care to Danse?. I used two layers of top coat, since some of the circle glitters are pretty large. This polish is full of glitters, so absolutely no need to fish around for them.

You all know I love a good green! Lynnderella 12-22-17 Me, My Elf, and I is a spring green holographic glitter with iridescent flakes and strong pink shimmer. Love those big iridescent flakes! This is very sparkly and bright, perfect to brighten up any dark days!

This is two easy coats of Me, My Elf, and I. I used just one layer of top coat and it was nicely smooth.

And now for my favorite of this post, Lynnderella 12-24-17 All the Trimmings is one of those classic Lynnderella glitter toppers that made her famous in the nail world. The mix of many different glitters and shimmers is really gorgeous! The colors are all jewel-toned and feel perfect for the  holiday season. On my ring finger, I got three diamonds all in a row somehow. I liked the way it looked, so I left it, but that will probably never happen again!

This is just one coat of All the Trimmings over Sally Hansen Black to Black. It was easy to apply and a great consistency, despite being very glitter heavy. I used two layers of top coat for a glossy smooth finish.

All of these beauties are available now at http://stores.ebay.com/lynnderella-lynnderella.