Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Zoya Spring 2013 Lovely Collection Press Release!

Hello Hello! Here is a sneak peak at Zoya's upcoming Spring 2013 collection! 

Zoya Lovely

Beauty is a lovely state of mind

Lovely, just LOVELY! Spring is awash in six soft and lovely new Zoya shades including three dewy metallics and three fresh blooms of cream. Poetic in nature, this collection is sure to capture the beauty of the season like no other....

Piaf (ZP652) - Fresh Forsythia Yellow Metallic
Full Coverage (Originally designed for Fashion Designer Zang Toi)

GeiGei (ZP651) - Blushing Cherry Blossom Pink Metallic 
Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13)

Julie (ZP650) - Soft Wisteria Purple Metallic - 
Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13)

Blu (ZP653) - Lucky Hyacinth Blue Cream 
Full Coverage. New Release

Neely (ZP655) - Earliest Spring Green Cream 
Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13)

Jacqueline (ZP654) - Perfect Magnolia Nude Cream 
Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13)

As you can see, Blu is the only new shade in the group. The rest are re-releases. 
Zoya Lovely will be available for shipping on January 01, 2013.
Zoya polishes are $8 each and can be purchased here.

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Update

Hello Lovelies!

I know I've bee MIA for a few days, please forgive me. My last day of school was last Wednesday so I am now finally getting some time to breathe. This post will include all of the missing days from the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge. All of these were done on the corresponding days, I just didn't have time to sift through photos and post them. 

Onto the Challenge(s):

Day 4: Christmas Lights 

My inspiration for these was a gold garland with white lights on it. Here is how it turned out: 

Here is a quick shot of how I did the garland. I painted my nails with Color Club Disco Nap and then added half of a reinforcement to each nail and then painted over it with the blue polish from Color Club's Winter Affair Collection. 

 I then topped the blue with China Glaze Water You Waiting for from the Cirque du Soleil Collection and topped the gold with Butter LONDON West End wonderland. Then added rhinestones for the white lights. Here you can see it really sparkle! 

I didn't create a "What I used" breakdown for this manicure because I wanted to explain how I created it instead. I hope you guys like it! If you have any questions about what I used feel free to comment!

Day 5: Snowman 

I used Zoya - Skylar for my base. I will add pictures and a more detailed review of Skylar in a later post  because this one will already be picture heavy. 

I call this My Snowmanicure : 

What I used: 

Base Color:  Zoya - Skylar
Nail Art: I used acrylic paint for the snowman body, nose, and scarf. I used Cult Nails Nevermore for the black detailing.
Stamping Color:  Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - White On
Stamping Plate:  Bundle Monster Plate BM14
Topcoat:  butter LONDON - Hardwear

Zoya can be purchased for $8 here.
Cult Nails can be purchased for $10 here.
Butter LONDON can be purchased for $14 here
Bundle Monster plates can be purchased here

Day 6: Winter Wonderland

I absolutely loved these! Unfortunately, I did these on the Monday of finals week and didn't get a good picture of them. You can get the idea from this picture but it doesn't do them justice.

I painted my nails with the dark blue from Color Clubs's A Winter Affair Collection and then painted on the snow and outlines of the trees with white acrylic paint. Then I added green detailing on the trees with the green from Color Club's Winter Affair collection and stamped on the stars with a silver polish. Then I used a brown polish for the house and added rhinestones to the stars and to the house to resemble Christmas lights. 

Here is a close up, these pictures suck because I used my iPhone:

Day 7: Ugly Christmas Sweater

After doing the red & green challenge I was so looking forward to doing these because my manicure reminded me of a Christmas sweater. These were scheduled for 12/12 which was the day of my math final. Sadly, I skipped these. :(

Day 8: Christmas Tree

On Friday12/14 I posted my review Lacquerhead Polish - Just Be Claus. After I did the review I couldn't justify taking it off so, since the challenge for that day was Christmas Tree, I added an accent nail using a tape design.

I absolutely LOVE this!! 

I wanted to post this on Friday with the review but I wouldn't let myself post these out of order. (OCD much?)

For the accent nail I used the red and green from Color Club's A Winter Affair Collection.

Just Be Claus is now sold out but don't forget to check out 
Lacquerhead Polish; she has so many other awesome colors!!

Day 9: Winter Wreath 

Now for a current update. My nails are in pretty rough shape due to a recent manicure mishap. The tops  of my nails are tender and you can see that the skin underneath isn't too happy at the moment. It is pretty red. My nails are peeling and breaking, which isn't normal for me. My nails are usually long and pretty strong. Needless to say I've refrained from painting them. I sported a cute little wreath sticker for todays challenge to show my support.

As you can see, I've got a chunck out of  my ring finger. I'm hoping this heels up soon. It kind of throws a wrench in my blogging plans for winter break. I'm not sure if I will be able to continue in the challenge and I've got quite a few new polishes I wanted to show you guys! 

My plan is to swatch what I have on nail wheels and maybe get my twin sister in on the polish action. Her nails still look beautiful! 

We'll see what happens! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for my upcoming post announcing my first blogging award!! 

Don't forget to check out the other bloggers participating in this challenge!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Lacquerhead Polish - Just Be Claus Review

Let me just say, I cannot begin to tell you how much I adore this polish! I can't stop staring at my hands! This is the perfect holiday polish!

Is this not the cutest thing ever?? I just can't get over how much detail Lacquerhead Polish puts into her product. All of her items are hand made, which in itself is time consuming, let alone the rest of the details she adds in. From the cute little bow and color coded labels to the creativity that goes into creating concepts and colors right down to the final product it is clear that this gal knows what she is doing.  

Her packaging is super cute, each polish has a cute little bow and she color codes the labels by collection. Her Halloween Collection had orange bubbles around the names and the Christmas collection has red. 

I am thrilled to show you "Just Be Claus" from her Christmas Colleciton but at the same time am kicking myself for not picking up anything else! 

Just Be Claus is a white based polish with green and red glitters of different sizes and red stars!

I achieved full coverage with three thin coats and topped it with 2 coats of Poshe Quick Dry Topcoat. 

Application was great! Before I started I shook the bottle upside down for a few minutes to make sure the glitter was distributed evenly throughout the polish. I didn't have any trouble getting the glitter out of the bottle and had at least one star on each nail except my pinkie.  

Some of the stars are covered with white after the third coat but in person you can still see them. The layering of this polish really gives it so much depth!

I thought about layering one coat of Just Be Claus over white polish but am very glad I didn't because I love how this turned out and am serious when I say I cannot stop staring at my hands! I just love it to pieces! 

As of about an hour ago Lacquerhead Polish is having her biggest and last sale before Christmas. Here is what she wrote on Facebook: 
"Any orders placed tonight will go out tomorrow and any placed this weekend will go out Monday morning. I cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas on International orders. Use coupon code HAPPYHOLIDAYS at checkout for 30% off your total order."

If you haven't already stopped reading to run and buy this polish then here is the link so you can do so now: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LacquerheadPolish

*I am not affiliated with Lacquerhead polish.  I do not receive any compensation for this review or if you purchase this product.  I purchased this product with my own money for personal use. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Giveaway Winners Revealed!

Hi All! 

I apologize for my lack of blog updates as of late.  I have been busy finishing up this quarter so most of my time has been dedicated to schoolwork - Yay math! I have some more nail art from the 12 days of Christmas Challenge, indie polish swatches, and much more all coming very soon!

The Holiday Giveaway is over and the winners have been chosen and emailed!

Winners have 48 hours to respond, failure to do so will result in a new winner being chosen! 

 First Prize: Color Club Mini Set - Rhonda Smith Layne

Second Prize: China Glaze Mini Set - Samantha Chng

Third Prize: 1 Holiday Gift Bag - Tami Willis

Fourth Prize: 1 Holiday Gift Bag - Krystan Hassinger 

Thank you all for for your continued support and Happy Holidays!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 3

Happy Monday Polish Snobs!

I would like to say hello & welcome to all of the new comers! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! 

I have a super quick post for you this morning before I run off to class, day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge!

Day Three: Christmas Movie

I chose to do the Abominable Snowman from Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer!

I used a bunch of different products for this manicure, if you are interested in what I used for a certain part please leave me a comment! 

I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed doing them!

Want to see more Christmas Movie inspired nails?
Here is a list of the other bloggers participating in this challenge!

Friday, November 30, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 2

Happy Friday Lovelies!

Today I have for you, Cult Nails - Disciplined
Disciplined is our next installment of the recent "Behind Closed Doors Collection" and is described as follows: 
"Disciplined is a sheer but buildable soft grey with purple, pink and blue shimmer." - Cult Nails 
I was worried that this color might be really close to 'My Kind of Cool Aid' but it is actually very different! My Kind of Cool Aid leans more purple and has a dustier quality where Disciplined is more gray/blue and is packed with pink and blue shimmer. 

Application and drying time for Disciplined were both great. I did three thin coats with no top coat for the photos below.

Just look at that shimmer!  

 Onto the challenge: 

Day Two: Snowflakes

Base Color:  Cult Nails - Disciplined 
Stamping Colors:  Zoya - Kelly, butter LONDON - HRH, 
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - White On
Stamping Plate:  Bundle Monster Plate BM14
Topcoat:  butter LONDON - Hardwear

Cult Nails can be purchased for $10 here.
Butter LONDON can be purchased for $14 here
Bundle Monster plates can be purchased here

Fancy some more holiday nail art?
Here is a list of the other bloggers participating in this challenge!

All polishes in this review were purchased by me for personal use.