Posted by Lisa Heath | January 23, 2012 10:25 pm | 2 Comments
I got some GORGEOUS polishes in the mail from Llarowe today! Such a nice little pick me up while I am at work! The most exciting item for me? I finally got Lynnderella’s Snow Angel! FINALLY!
I decided to use Zoya Snow White as my base color. I wanted my nails to look “snowy” like all the amazing bloggers I see with it on. I had to do 2 coats of Snow White. Although I love Zoya – I’m falling out of love with Snow White. It’s the only really white polish I have, but it goes on streaky for me. After 2 coats it still looked uneven. Since I was doing Lynn’s Snow Angel over it, I figured it would cover up Snow Whites mishaps and for the most part it did.
I used just 1 coat of Lynnderella’s Snow Angel over Zoya’s Snow White. The glitter didn’t go on as easily as Lynnderella’s Cauldron Drippings and instead of beautiful virgin snow my nails looked like they were encrusted with rock salt :( I am determined though. I think I may have just used too thick of a layer of Snow Angel (I hope!). I don’t hate it, but I’m not as in love with it as I thought I would be. It still looks lovely on my polish shelf snuggled up next to Cauldron Drippings though!!
Here is a closeup shot of the glitter particles
I will try Lynnderella’s Snow Angel again and I still look forward to buying more of her creations!
Posted by Lisa Heath | January 21, 2012 2:29 pm | 0 Comments
Trying to do some more swatches of Zoya’s True and Mylar Fleck Effect collections and today was Bevin and Opal’s turn!
Zoya Bevin is described as a dusty sage green with teal tones. I used 2 coats of Bevin and both coats went on smooth and even. No wateryness or streaks. Once dry I did one coat of Zoya Opal. Opal is described as flakes that flash from bright blue to bright green in a sheer green base. The mixture of Bevin and Opal together look amazing. In normal light some flakes of Opal almost match Bevin and looks as though it really is one polish rather than a layering effect. Bevin makes Opal seem very subtle its pretty!
Here is Bevin on its own using indoor light
Check out the sunlight pictures we got. Look at how the sun hit Opal’s flakes and just shine.
Zoya Bevin and Zoya Opal are both available on Zoya.com for $8.00 per bottle. Bevin was released with Zoya’s True Collection and Opal released with Zoya’s Mylar Fleck Effect Collection on January 13th, 2012
Posted by Lisa Heath | January 19, 2012 9:35 pm | 2 Comments
I was so excited at work when I finally got my first Lynnderella polish in the mail and I was all set to do a review on it… but when I got home, I had a package from a lovely woman who follows my blog sitting there waiting for me. I expected it to only be a Stila Smudge Stick – but she also sent me my first Butter London nail polish in The Black Knight and I HAD to use it for my manicure tonight! Not only is this polish gorgeous, I am so touched that this was sent to me as a gift <3
I picked Zoya Casey as my base color. I was so excited to put The Black Knight on, I did not get a picture of Casey. But let me tell you, Casey is a gorgeous vampy blackened red-purple cream polish. Casey was completely opaque in 2 coats and my nails were ready for The Black Knight.
Butter London The Black Knight has a gorgeous sparkly effect! The Black Knight contains black, pink, blue and silver glitter suspended in a sheer black base. I only put one coat of The Black Knight over Zoya Casey and it is absolutely PACKED with glitter – it’s gorgeous! The Black Knight glided on my nails and smoothed out. No streaks or gloppy parts at all! Photos just do not to this polish justice.
Butter London polishes are available on ButterLondon.com and retail for $14.00
Posted by Lisa Heath | January 18, 2012 10:04 pm | 1 Comment
Zoya Tru has been calling my name since Zoya’s 2012 Spring Collection was announced. Tru is described as a saturated, red-toned grape purple with speckled shimmer that reflects gold, orange and red. Whether you are a fan of purple or not, you need this polish in your life!
After 2 coats of Tru, it was completely opaque. Tru wasn’t streaky at all and glided on. Dry time was about the same as any normal polish, about 3-5 minutes per coat. We tried to get a close up of Tru on my nail to capture the shimmer in it.
After Tru dried I decided to layer Chloe over it. Chloe is described as a sheer coral pink base with two types of duochrome Mylar flakes: red-orange to gold and gold-green to blue. I thought the flakes in this would compliment the shimmer in Tru and I was right! I only applied one coat of Chloe to finish off my manicure.
Zoya really outdid themselves with the True and Mylar Fleck collection. Every color was stunning!
Zoya polishes can be found on Zoya.com as well as Ulta for $8.00 a bottle.
Posted by Lisa Heath | January 17, 2012 8:59 pm | 2 Comments
Today at work I got in 9 new nail polishes. It was like Christmas all over again!
I decided on Zoya Skylar and HITS Hefesto!
I picked up Zoya Skylar and started sweeping it on my nails. Zoya Skylar is beautiful in the bottle, but its spectacular once you put it on your nail. Zoya Skylar was just recently released in Zoya’s True Collection so its a new lady to the Zoya line. Skylar is a dusty steel blue packed with silver shimmer. Breathtaking. It went on nicely and was completely opaque in 2 coats.
I love layering polishes, so of course I couldn’t just stop at Skylar – so I needed to decide if I wanted a flakie or a holo…HITS Hefesto won. HITS Hefesto is a gorgeous silver linear top coat that you can put over any color and it will take on the color you are wearing and turn it into a holo polish! How awesome is that? You can also wear it alone for a sheer holo color, but with 8 other new colors, why would I just wear it alone?
The outcome was a lovely blue holo polish. Skylar and Hefesto are just beautiful together. We took a few pictures of it in order to show the colors off. Without natural sunlight though, the complete impact isn’t there – but trust me, the photos just do NOT do this combo justice.
Zoya Skylar can be found on Zoya.com for $8.00 (US) and was released in January of 2012 with their True Collection. Zoya’s come in .5 fl oz bottles.
HITS Hefesto is generally harder to find in the US but can be found in Llarowe’s shop for $10.00 (US). Hefesto is part of HITS No Olimpo collection.
Just thought I would throw in that Llarowe’s shop sells many gorgeous, harder to find nail polishes at reasonable prices. I was so happy when I found her shop and have so many items I am looking forward to placing in my cart!!
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