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Friday, October 24, 2014

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Halloween Collection


**Press Sample**

Pumpkin Queen





Pumpkin Queen is straight from Halloween with a true orange creme color. It is opaque in 2 coats and was really nice to work with.









Night Fright





 Fright Night is a gorgeous black creme that just glides on perfectly. I used 2 coats in this picture, because I have this thing with 2 coats of polish but really 1 coat would have worked just fine.









OMGhost






This is a gorgeous white color. OMGhost was not spotty, stringy, not streaky. It was just a beautiful color and application of pure white.





Scaredy Matte





You all know how much I love my matte polish, so I am just a huge fan of this. This kind of reminds me of Illamsquas rubbery finish. It is gorgeous and I just love the way it applied. Flawless and smooth. 









 Look how cute these little pumpkins that I did with the Insta-Dri colors. I added the stem accent with NYC High Line Green. 

I just did these pumpkins with a quick free hand design and the help with a dotting tool for the little details areas. 
The Insta-Dri brushes are wider than normal brushes and even though I have super tiny nail beds, I really like the wider brush. I makes it easier to apply the paint for me. 
Overall, I love these polishes for Halloween and I think they make an awesome addition to any collection. They applied smoothly, the color was a solid creme, the brush is awesome and the price cannot be beat. If you are looking to see what else Sally Hansen has to offer, you can check it out here.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

52 Week Challenge presents 70s plus Grey and Color

Wait...what?? Soooo. I was soo stuck for this. The only thing I could think of was peace signs. Really. 70s for me equals peace signs. I could not think of anything else to do. That was a little easier to choose than the Grey and Color part. That was what was throwing me for a look.
These prompts sometimes throw me for a loop especially trying to tie all of them together. So, to tie 70s AND Grey AND color all together I went for a 70s color theme. I did an orange, brown, grey and teal.

I did an abstract design on the first two nails and then stamped over that same abstract design done over grey on the last two nails. I did the stamping with gold because the 70s makes me think of big afro style hair, disco dancing and big gold hoop earrings.
All peace signs and guitar stamps, all 70s and all fun!! Whew. This one was a little tough for me. I guess, it wouldn't be a challenge if it wasn't tough right?? Wait until you see next weeks prompts. Each set is like total opposite!!
Colors Used:
L'Oreal- Greycian Goddess
L'Oreal- Now You Sea Me
Maybelline- Bold Gold
Nail Art- Cocoa
Barielle- Enduring 



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Zoya MatteVelvet Collection Relived

**Press Sample**

 Dovima

 This color is described as a smokey charcoal black with a strong silver shimmer. I used 2 coats with this, but Dovima could really be a one coat color. For being a matte color, the shimmer really shows through in the natural light.
 Harlow
 Zoya describes Harlow as a rich saturated rose- plum packed with sparkling metallic shimmer. I am in love with this color. I was in love with it during the first release and I am still in love with it now. This is just a gorgeous shade of purple and everyone needs this in their collection.
 Posh
 This is a medium cool toned wine red with metallic red shimmer as described by Zoya. I really love when Zoya describes their colors in terms of wine. I can totally relate when it looks like something I like to drink. This is a really pretty color and can be applied in just one coat just like many of the colors in this collection.
 Sativa
 This is describe as a bold, vibrant medium purple with strong red and gold shimmer. This is it!! My favorite color from the collection. I am totally head over heels in love with this color. The shimmer is gorgeous. The purple is perfect. It is just calls my name. This is two coats just for good measure, but one coat would totally cover it.
 Loredana
 Loredana is a medium gunmetal grey, packed with silvery shimmer. This is not my favorite color, but it is still magical. I am in love with all matte colors because it is my all time favorite finish, but I am just not a silver or grey girl. It just doesn't get me going like a good PURPLE does!!
 Veruschka
 Zoya describes this as a deep evergreen garnished with strong metallic shimmer. Veruschka. Just say that a couple times. Go ahead, roll your tongue when you say it. The name itself is just sexy. Although I am not a green girl either, this color is really nice. It is like the perfect green. It's not too bright, so it looks great with my skin tone. Another hit for Zoya.
 Overall, I am in love with this collection. Most of the polishes are 1 coaters. The formula is fantastic. The coverage is fantastic. The colors are out of this world and the price is still awesome!! At only $9 a bottle, you can snatch these all up at zoya.com or you can grab the sampler here for only $54. I highly recommend ALL of these polishes. I am a matte lover, so I am just on cloud 9 and I will probably use every drop of every one of these bottles. So, if you love matte polishes, you NEED all of these polishes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wishes 2014 Winter/ Holiday Line from Zoya

**Press Release**

Wishes really do come true with this magical new nail polish collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! Zoya Wishes** is a densely pigmented assortment featuring both traditional and Magical PixieDust formulas in coordinating color combinations that can be worn alone or combined into stunning combinations, no matter how you wear them, this collection delivers a fanciful way to celebrate the season!
             ZP766 - NORI
 Sapphire blue Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, perfect for any holiday festivity. 
ZP767 - THEA
 Deep amethyst Magical PixieDust* with an orchid flash, packed full of party-ready holographic hex glitter.
ZP768 - IMOGEN
 Black crystal Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, just add an LBD and you’re off!
ZP769 - PRIM
 Velvet blue metallic, with a full coverage, high-density pigment and buttery smooth application.
ZP770 - HAVEN
 True holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid for added brilliance.
ZP771 - WILLA
  Full-coverage, onyx black cream.
* Zoya Magical PixieDust is textured, matte and sparkling. No base coat and top coat required.
 
PRE-ORDER STARTS 10/20/14!
SHIPPING DATE 11/01/14.
 

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!
 
$9 (US) Standard Colors
$10 (US)  - PixieDust Colors

Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com
 

Which color is are you most excited about? For me? I am so super excited about all of them. I mean the combinations are endless and these are so super perfect for the winter months to come. Way to go ZOYA!!! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents Stripes

For my second design of the Stripes Challenge, I decided to do a distressed look. I went all freehand for these. The colors I chose really made the whole look pop which is funny considering it is distressed and is supposed to be grungy looking.
I used a skinny striping brush for most of the lines and built a distressed waterfall with the ManGlaze and glitters to create that distressed look. I really like the way this turned out. It is something that I am not used to doing. When I usually do stripes, I almost always use striping tape or stamps. Stripes to me are straight and perfect. I decided to cute loose for this one and it felt good!!

Colors Used:
Barielle- Cherish
Darling Diva Polish- Anna
ManGlaze- Fuggen Ugly
Funky Fingers