Posted by Lisa Heath | November 22, 2012 8:17 pm | 2 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving – My NOTD!
I know Thanksgiving is almost over for many families, but I just got home and wanted to share my Turkey Day mani!
I actually attempted this last night and got so frustrated I stopped. I don’t do much as far as nail art and I could only find ONE of my 5 dotting tools (probably thanks to my lovely 6 year old) but Jen from Jen’s Nail Files (be sure to check her out – I LOVE her!) posted her Thanksgiving mani and said it was easy, so I tried to copy her turkey (which she said to if I needed!)
I like the overall look, but the feathers were meh
I used Zoya Ziv on the nail, the feathers are Zoya Colbie and Myrta, the turkey body is Milani Dark Coffee (I apparently don’t have many brown Zoya polishes and I think I need to change that), eyes are made with Zoya Purity and Raven, beak is Zoya Arizona and its hard to see, but I used Zoya Tamsen for the snood.
Hope you all had a wonderful night! The entire CS household wishes you all a wonderful Thanksgiving and happy shopping tomorrow!
Posted by Lisa Heath | November 21, 2012 9:04 am | 0 Comments
Zoya Ornate Collection Swatches and Review
Soo I had this post done up and ready to go almost a month ago… but silly me apparently hit “Save Draft” instead of “Publish”. I figured it out when I went to look up my own swatches and saw they weren’t there. I looked it over and didn’t care for the swatches I did then, so I redid them tonight.
Zoya Ornate is an amazing collection. A mix of gorgeous foils and jellies with holo glitter. Zoya is hinting at some promos for the holiday season, so hopefully this (late) post will help spark your memory on whether you need some of these beauties or not (and you do! Trust me!)
I’m going to kick this off with my favorites of the Ornate Collection!
Aurora was my stand out favorite of the group! Purple is my favorite color hands down, and Aurora is a beautiful medium sugarplum purple jelly with holo micro glitters scattered throughout. I love the 3 holo’s because they glitter isn’t gritty, it leaves a smooth surface and amazing sparkly goodness. I used 3 coats for full coverage and a glossy top coat.
Storm is the black jelly version of Aurora! I only needed 2 coats of Storm for full coverage. Storm is a black jelly with holo micro glitter scattered within. Again, smooth coverage, flawless application.
Blaze is a mid tone mulberry red with holo micro glitter scattered throughout. This will make a beautiful Christmas mani if you want a simple and stunning mani! I used 3 coats of Blaze for full coverage and a glossy top coat. The holo glitters are covered a bit more in this one in comparison to Storm and Aurora, but it’s still beautiful.
I’m going to start this off by saying Electra isn’t a bad glitter top coat. It’s a top coat some may love; but it comes down to personal preference I personally am not a fan of bar glitter, so this wasn’t for me. I wanted to love it, but bar glitter just isn’t me. It is a pretty silver holo bar glitter, and a HUGE plus for it is that its small and thin, and when I applied 2 coats of top coat I couldn’t feel the bar glitter (part of why I’m not a fan of bars) which makes it more wearable for me. I will use this polish again, but not as much as the rest in the collection. This is one layer of Electra over Storm. 2 coats of top coat were applied for smooth talons.
Now we are onto the “liquid foils” of the group! Logan is a yellow-toned forest green with dense, foil-like yellow-gold and blue-green duochrome shimmer. I only needed 2 coats for full coverage and wow! Beautiful green! I love the shimmer in this polish. Make sure the first coat is dry before applying the second coat though, if the first is too wet still, the brush strokes of the second coat may pull at the shimmer and cause streaking or bald spots.
And we are on the final polish of the Ornate Collection! Ziv! Ziv is a beautiful yellow-toned metallic gold foil with silver highlights and warm gold flake glitter. I only needed 2 coats of Ziv for full coverage, but the same rules as Logan applies – be careful when applying coat number 2 before 1 is dry enough – the pulling may cause streaks or bald spots. I plan on wearing this a couple more days and possibly even attempt a full stamping image over it before I remove the polish <3
Once again I am impressed with Zoya! I love that they jumped into the holo micro glitter! A small part of me wishes there was a deep navy blue jelly with holo in this collection, but maybe in a future collection? Please? Electra was the only part of this collection I was “eh” about, but as I said, that’s purely based on personal preference. I know some ladies who absolutely love bar glitter!
Remember – Flash Promos and Giveaways should hopefully be happening soon, and if they are ANYTHING like last year – you will LOVE THEM! But seriously, even if it’s only kind of like last year, who can say something bad about discounted or free product? Be sure to like them on Facebook and on Twitter for these seriously amazing events!
Retail price: $8.00 Each
Thinking of purchasing? Zoya has a program called Share the Love! If you click on the following link and set up a new account – you get a FREE polish (Just pay shipping!).. add a second polish and shipping is free PLUS the first polish is free! I do get points based on my Share the Love link, which I generally flip and hold giveaways to spend the points. You get a free polish, I get 100 points.
Here is my Share the Love Link: https://www.artofbeauty.com/rd/015AAD32
***The products in this post were sent for review. All opinions are my own.***
Posted by Lisa Heath | October 26, 2012 7:38 am | 2 Comments
My 3 Year Anniversary NOTD!
Today is a special day for me! It’s my 3 year anniversary with an amazing man, and the photographer behind Cosmetic Sanctuary, Nick!
I was searching my polish stash trying to find a polish to wear, and I spotted an untried that was just too funny NOT to post since I’ve gotten jokes about it. Then I picked out a base color that is new to me and that I thought would look pretty with it… and here are the results!
Think he’ll get the subtle hint?
When I was on my search I saw Dollish Polish Put A Ring On It and couldn’t help myself! I put 1 sparkly coat of Put A Ring On It over Zoya Storm which I just received from their Ornate Collection <3 I love this combo! When I saw Put A Ring On It I HAD to use it since I have been asked by friends and coworkers when he and I are getting engaged. Neither of us are in a hurry though. We’ve lived together for 3 years and in a lot of ways are practically married already, or at least act like it.
Also, I chopped my nails down FINALLY! I’ve been meaning to for weeks but was really just too lazy to do so. Today at work I had a minor nail break scare though and I thought I snapped my nail so I decided it had to be done TONIGHT. I miss them at this length!
Hope everyone has a wonderful day! Although it’s our anniversary today, we are celebrating it next week with a nice little weekend getaway to San Francisco! I’m excited!
Posted by Lisa Heath | September 20, 2012 12:23 pm | 4 Comments
Zoya Winter/Holiday ORNATE Collection Preview!
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!
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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.
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Posted by Lisa Heath | September 19, 2012 9:22 pm | 6 Comments
Zoya LE NYFW Peter Som Trio Swatches and Review
Tonight’s post is going to be fairly quick! My bed has been calling my name for over an hour but I wanted to get these lovelies swatched and posted!
I have the Zoya Limited Edition NYFW Peter Som Trio to show you! This is another set I missed out on last time around that I wanted this time! Much like the Zang Toi Trio I swatched last night, this is another trio of colors that are perfect for Spring/Summer!
Here’s a snippet from the Zoya website:
This season, Zoya was honored to work with the Peter Som to create a signature nail look for the Spring Summer 2013 collection.
Women on the Verge
Ready to see this trio?
Neely is described as a full coverage opaque creamy mint with subdued undertones. This color was my main reason for buying this set (other than the whole LE factor…). I know that when/if this color is rereleased it will do amazingly well. It’s a gorgeous soft mint and is a little on the “dusty” side. It does have a typical pastel polish formula. The first coat was scary streaky, the second was better – but the third coat is what made it a perfect coverage polish!
I’m finding the more I get into polish and explore colors, the more I like colors I never thought I would. This one is Sharon and it’s the vibrant color of the 3. Sharon is described as a full coverage creamsicle orange. A subtle and soft interpitation of bold color. I only needed 2 coats for Sharon and a glossy top coat to finish it off.
I’m still on the fence about Jacqueline. I like it, but I don’t love it on me. I just don’t think pale nude compliments my skin tone. I can see uses for it, but as an overall color on me, not so much. The appeal it has for me is that it does have a certain pearly glow to it that I love in a polish. I see a lot of ladies absolutely ROCK colors like this. I am not one of those ladies. This one is described as a perfectly balanced opaque nude cream with cool and warm undertones. I used 3 coats for Jacqueline. The first coat went on like a pastel, a bit streaky and I probably could have stopped at 2 coats but I went too heavy on the brush on a couple fingers and left bald spots, so 3 was my lucky number on this one.
One thing I can really say, is that I am itching to watermarble these 3 colors together. If I wasn’t so tired and had more time tonight, I would attempt it. Maybe that will be a project this weekend.
The Peter Som Trio is Limited Edition, but odds are it will be back in the Spring for those that missed it. Obviously I cannot guarantee that, but it has been hinted at by Zoya Fairies on both Facebook and Twitter. I know I saw a lot of ladies that wanted this trio, but completely missed out because it sold out fairly quickly.
Now I need to get this posted and head off to bed before Nick comes in here asking why I’m taking so long! Have a wonderful night!
Zoya Nail Polish retails for $8.00 per bottle and can be found at the Zoya Website
***Products in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own***
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