Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The next generation of Zoya Naturel is almost here! Introducing, Zoya Naturel Satins, a collection of six new, neutral nail polish colors in an ultra-wearable, low-sheen, chic satin finish. A hybrid between matte and glossy polishes, the new Zoya Satin* formula provides opaque coverage and is longer lasting than traditional matte shades. The flawlessly smooth finish hides imperfections and creates a luxurious, satin finish nail look.
Friday, December 5, 2014
if you follow me on Instagram, I hinted that I would start writing and/or posting more about other beauty products.
Lately my makeup collection has increased a LOT! I want to share my opinion on things that I try, not just nail polish.
Recently I bought three eye shadows from ColourPop and oh my, I'm in love!
Hopefully after all the craziness of the holidays I can get a couple more. They are priced at USD $5 each and they are very pigmented and easily best applied using your fingers.
Each shadow comes in a pod with a lid, as they suggest keeping them highly closed so they can last longer since they are sort of wet.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Today I have the new Zoya Wishes collection for the winter/holiday 2014.
This collection is a densely pigmented assortment that have traditional and magical pixiedust formulas. The combination of these are perfect for the coming holiday season.
Please note that magical pixiedust polishes dry matte. No base coat or topcoat is required. For more tips on how to apply and remove magical Pixiedust polishes please look in HERE.
Now to the good stuff...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Today I have something new and something blue ;-)
Today I have two nail polishes from ÜNT which is a popular brand in Europe and Asia and that Live Love Polish has exclusively in their store as the only store in the USA to have them.
They are a new online store that carries brands like, China Glaze, Color Club, NCLA and many more. They offer free 2-day shipping on orders of $20 and up within the USA (how great is that) and free worldwide shipping after $50.
Live Love Polish was founded by the team behind Nailpolis.
The two colors that I have on today’s post are Lost in Paradise (blue) and Passion Sorbet.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
I am certainly on a roll today with this second post today.
Back in November 2013 I did my second post and it was for the matte velvet from Zoya, back then it was only four., and let's be honest my photos were bad, but I am proud of how much I have improved :-)
This year Zoya has re-released them plus two new ones (are they?) giving a total of six matte velvet polishes.
These type of polishes are not be worn with a base coat or any kind of top coat (unless you decide to). And due to the unique matte formulation, color is not long-wearing as a traditional nail color.
Let's get to the fun...and a surprise giveaway at the end...
Today I have a quick post on swatches for the new Bonita Fall collection.
All of these polishes have shimmer on them and varies from one coaters to just two.
Bonita's colors can be found at Rite Aid and the price is not more than $3.49 per polish, sometimes can even be a bit less.
If you don't have a Rite Aid close by you can also find them on the Bonita's website but they only ship within the USA I think.
let's get the swatches on...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Today I have the new Essie Collection for winter 2014 ‘Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low.
The colors are not your "regular" winter colors. It does give a twist to your "traditional" winter colors. They are indeed very beautiful colors, and add more color to those gray and cold days related to winter.
Lets’ get to the swatches and cannot wait for your thoughts!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Today I have a quick and very textured post to share. Zoya has released a new trio of Pixie Dust, three shades featuring both fine macro and mega hex particles for tone on tone 3D effects.
To apply these no basecoat or top coat is recommended and keep in mind that they dry matte, and although textured polishes are really a pain to remove, Zoya has provide an easy tutorial on how to remove it here: how to remove.
First up is Oswin, a true red textured pixiedust with crimson mega hex particles. This is two coats. On the second photo I show how it would look if a top coat is applied.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Today I wanted to share a couple of designs I did using items from BornPretty Store.
I will have more coming up during the next two weeks. You may also check my YouTube Channel as I post longer tutorials there.For details on these two keep on reading...
Monday, September 8, 2014
NEW for FALL 2014: ZOYA ULTRA PIXIEDUST!
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Today I have a massive post, huge!
Milani released 37! new nail polishes that range from reds, cream, sheer, metallic, pinks, coral, blues, I mean with 37 shades the collection are, honestly speaking, rich, pigmented, beautiful.
I do not want to make you read a lot, so I'll make a brief summary at the end. I'll list the name of the polish and how many coats I used. Lets begin...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Good afternoon loves!
It’s been a crazy week, sort of. I was called to work for a couple of days to the office in NY, while out, received these two collections, I was anxious to get back home to swatch them, but when I got back, life and household stuff took most of my time.
Anyway, the wait is over, at least for me it is :-)
I will keep this post short as I have many, many photos (12 polishes in total) to share but I won’t write much. I’ll use Zoya’s definitions of each color followed by my very short opinion ;-)
So here we go...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
FALL 2014-COLOR SEDUCTION
Inspired by the classic wools, textured brocades and metallic accents of the season, Zoya¹s new
ENTICE & IGNITE collections create a palette of lush, deep color including wines, browns, navies and greys.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Today's post is about the new Bonita 'You Mint A Lot to Me' collection.
Very beautiful shades and even better formula. If you're not already following them on Instagram I urge you to, they are always having giveaways and they are super super generous! They currently have one for this collection...
Now off to each shade from this collection...
Friday, August 1, 2014
I have a late post tonight as I could not really wait!
On my most recent trip to NY, and as a routine, I went to my spot in Brooklyn and what did I find? The new Essie Fall 2014 collection! Yay! I bought two, wonder what I may do with the extra set?? :-D
Well my dears, I have to say, Essie hit a homerun with this line, I mean, SERIOUSLY! I don't own any of last fall's collection, so the colors are new to me, at least from Essie.
Let's get to them... I may have taken more than one photo of each... ;-)
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Today I have swatches of the new Zoya Naturel Deux.
Zoya has done it again, they have come out with a new set of neutral polishes, these are deeper hues and oh my so beautiful and in my honest opinion, PERFECT.
So I don't sound repetitive for all of these I did two coats, they are full coverage (amazing) they can easily be a one coater only if you apply a ticker coat for most of them, I honestly forgot for which one it won't work, I added top coat as well.
China Glaze® Debuts Limited Edition Collection for Summer Blockbuster
Introducing 12 New Nail Shades Inspired by “The Giver”
“Colour Your Destiny” with the bright colors and rich textures of China Glaze®’s exclusive The Giver nail polish collection. Inspired by the most anticipated movie release of the summer, the collection combines bold and neutral crèmes, and a gorgeous glitter to create 12 limited edition shades.
Influenced by the powerful themes and message of the story, The Giver collection by China Glaze® brings key moments and characters to colour, particularly the main character Jonas (Brendon Thwaites) and his friend Fiona (Odeya Rush) as he struggles to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his seemingly ideal community.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Today I have a new indie polish. YAY!
Although I posted these a couple of weeks ago on my Instagram. This is Lacquered Polish , these are 5-free: which means they do not contain camphor, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde or formaldehyde resins.
I will post the description for each polish along with a regular shot and macro.
This is the first of several posts I will be uploading this week and the following. These are way overdue!
I also have a surprise coming very very soon...
These are a variety of swatches from She Nail Polish that were sent to me as their website is being updated.
I don't want to be writing too much, but all of these are two coats and have top coat as well, if there is anything different I'll list it next to the photo. :-)
Friday, July 18, 2014
Perfect as every day go-to colors, the Zoya NATUREL DEUX (2) collection bridges the transitional gap between late summer/early fall 2014 with three, rich brown family shades and three plum based beauties. All in the long-wearing, BIG5FREE formula Zoya is known for!
Monday, July 14, 2014
Today I have some nail art using some great nail art supply sent to me by Born Pretty Store.
Studs can be applied to the nail while the nail polish still wet, or use glue, I prefer to use the nail polish and then seal it by adding a top coat.
These are pretty, easy to use and the price is really great compared to the prices at beauty supplies, it's well worth the wait for the delivery.
They also offer discounts when you spent a certain amount and have hundreds of items available on their site.
If you want to receive 10% off your purchase you can use my code SEAG10 and free shipping worldwide.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Simple and quick tutorial.
What I used:
All polishes used are from Zoya www.zoya.com
Chyna, Liberty, Sparkle Gloss, Purity, Song & Rekha
The nail vinyls (sticker) is from www.nailvinyls.com
and my top coat from http://glistenandglow.bigcartel.com HK Girl Top Coat.
My cleaning brush is from www.joliepolish.storeenvy.com
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
I have to confess that I was waiting for this new collection for weeks! What can I say, I love nail polish.
I mentioned before that She Nail Polish really has a great formula, excellent quality and this new collection did not disappoint at all. So I won't repeat myself throughout this post all formulas are great, and I used top coat on all photos.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Today I have the new Essie summer 2014 collection 'haute in the heat'.
I have always used Essie, It is one the first brands I used if not the very first one. I thought the neon collection was the summer one ;-)
I have to say these colors don't yell summer at all, well maybe a little. I am unhappy with one of them and the rest were good to work with. Let's get to them...
First up is Haute in the Heat, the namesake of this collection, a beautiful cranberry, hot pink mix. Really good formula and it can easily be a one coater if a little bit than normal is used. This is two coats plus topcoat.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Today I have the last part of the Summer 2014 from Zoya. This summer they have released Tickled & Bubbly as well, for a whooping 15 new polishes.
These are three new Magical PixieDust. These are textured and Oh My! with Holographic. They dry up matte and top coat is optional.
Bar, as described by Zoya is a Nude topaz, reminds me of Godiva but with extra texture and a whole load of glitter. Three thin coats and no top coat.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
I have today the new Neon collection from O.P.I. for you. O.P.I. announced that these would be on their permanent line.
These six shades are the first full sized neons OPI has ever released. They have also added a white base coat to enhance color and make them POP! For each color I used one coat of this base as they recommend. Also neons dry semi-matte, use a top coat to add that extra shine!
First up is Life Gave Me Lemons! This polish is a dream! Easy application and oh so bright! I applied two Coats plus top coat.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Press Release: OPI Releases Six New Neon Nail Lacquers with Accompanying White Base Coat to Boost Bright Color
Accompanying White Base Coat to Boost Bright Color
Saturday, May 3, 2014
I have part two of the two collections from Zoya for this summer 2014. Bubbly is a collection of six polishes loaded with holographic glitter particles. These are perfect for summer nights, a girls’ night out, a perfect date with your significant other, or just for any occasion at any time during the day.
I am not much of holographic polishes myself but lately I have been opening more to use them.
To obtain opacity just for these photos I did three coats and top coats. They will be just fine with two, but because of my camera flash I had to use three.
Moving right on…
First up is Stassi, a brilliant citron green with gold metallic glaze and holographic finish as described by Zoya.
I am really excited for this post today; can you tell by the tittle?
I was recently accepted to be part of the media for one of my favorite nail polish brand, Zoya.
Today I will be sharing part one of the tickled & bubbly collection. We will be starting with tickled; I am a sucker for cream polishes, who doesn’t love cream polishes? I like anything cream, ice cream, sorry off we go…
Wendy, as described by Zoya, is a juicy summer melon, only thing I don’t like melons but this I’ll have anytime. I have discovered recently that medium to dark coral orange colors makes my skin look tan and it’s not even summer. Formula is a good type of medium thick, two easy coats plus top coat and voila!
Monday, April 28, 2014
Hope you had an amazing weekend.
Today I have a few nail polishes from different collections from She Nail Polish, and honestly I am in love already! What is best? These are four-free, does not contain ‘formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) which are harmful to humans and also, not tested on animals.
Rashetta, the founder and CEO who is from New York, as I am, have really something great working for her. The formula is great; I could not be more pleased. For all swatches I did only two coats and top coat for a little extra shine.
First we have End of Summer from their Falling into Fall 2013 collection. This lovely purple is a cream polish with very subtle shimmer. Two coats plus top coat.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hope that you are doing great! I just got back from my trip to NY (another one) and as always did a "small" haul at my spot where I buy nail polish, and by small I mean 18 Nail polishes, including the new Essie Neon 2014 collection.
Look for info about how to have a chance at winning an extra collection I grabbed for one lucky follower on Instagram :-D
Without further delay let's look at each one of the polish from this collection.
Note: I used Essie's Ridge Filling Base for each color.
First up is I'm Addicted, neon aquamarine blue, very appropriate name for any polish addict like me. This is three coats plus top coat. Application was good, and I do recommend waiting about three minutes in between coats.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Today I have swatches for the new JulieG Cruise Collection for this Summer 2014. I bought these on www.groupon.com for USD$12.99 plus shipping! Hurry up before it's over.
These are so perfect for this Spring/Summer so vibrant and so good to look at. The formula for all of them is good, may seem a little thick at first but its good to work with. I applied two coats for each color plus top coat.
You really feel like in a cruise when you see the names of each polish, totally love the names.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The fairies at Zoya have more amazing nail polish coming next Month! Now is three more Magical Pixie and they are a dream...Enjoy the note below and remember they are available for pre-order NOW!
Monday, April 14, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
I did this photo tutorial for Nail It! Magazine a couple of months ago. Here it is again.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Today I have the new Spring Collection for 2014 from Essie. Funny how I walked in to the store with a list of all polishes I wanted and my mom just looked at me like I was crazy! Aren't they Gorgeous!?
Friday, February 28, 2014
When I first saw the press release for Zoya Awaken and Monet I was going crazy waiting to be able to buy them, when they finally were ready for preorder then it was on backorder for weeks, then I won a whole set of Awaken during the NYFW, how awesome is that! Yep, I went to Zoya and cancelled my order! Yay for Zoya! In case you have not noticed I am a Zoya Hoarder, I have about 67 polishes from them and I just started about four months ago. I think is crazy, but I love it. Now to the point, swatches! I will tell you that for all the Awaken Collection application was smooth and great, great formula! Monet on the other hand... I'll leave it for last. Enjoy!
First up is Brooklyn, my hometown :-) is a gold shimmer metallic, two easy and thin coats.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Today I have swatches of the new Zoya's Magical Pixie. Oh my are they GORGEOUS!!
They really are, I am warning you! They are the same formula as the regular pixies just have more glitter and a little more beauty in them. I applied two coats for each one, great coverage and very easy to work with. None of these have top coat.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Last night I was feeling all "natural" and what a best time to do it than using Zoya's polishes from the Naturel Collection and at the same time have an opportunity of winning some nice polishes. I didn't win, but I am so happy how these came out. I used Chantal, Rue & Brigitte.
I got the chevron vinyls from Linda follow the link for her instagram and there you will find all info. There are just perfect! Many to choose from.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Today I just received my order of the most recent release from Essie, Resort 2014.
At first I was a little uncertain of getting these four, as I have polishes that are very close to matching these. I am glad that I gave in and got them. They are actually different and unique in their own way.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
I was asked by Nail It! Magazine for a tutorial of nail stamping. I was really excited to do this, I may not be the best, I know a few great ladies, but I am really happy how this turned out.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Today I wanted to give you two of my favorites base coat and top coat, or should I say my favorite as for the last couple of months.
I would like to say first that this is my opinion and I have not been paid to write this. Just want to clarify this.
I would start first with what has been a real nail saver! Duri Rejuvacote has been a real jewel, within a couple of days I could see and feel a difference, and the best of all my nails are not peeling anymore! I used everything! Nail Envy by O.P.I. Essie's Grow Stronger, Millionnails, grow faster, some Colombian nail polish, and some other stuff that I can't remember, They were all good, just didn't work for me at all, my nails always kept breaking and more frustrating of all peeling!
Rejuvacote, has been great, no peeling, and I do not know if its a factor, or I'm seeing things, but my nails don't turn as yellow as before.
Some places will sell this to you for up to USD$15 or as low as USD$6.49. I have managed to have found a place in Brooklyn, NY where they sell it for USD$7. Every time I visit my mother I visit that place for some goodies as well.
Now, last but definitely not least is what has become my go to Top Coat. Jill from Glisten & Glow has the best one! I just recently bought my second bottle and although I have it handy I am dreading the day my first bottle runs out. Exaggerated, I know! I used to use Seche Vite, but as many people have said and I saw it happen first hand it gets thick half way through.
With G&G HK top Coat you can rest assure that it won't get thick, and it would be the same quality as when you first started to use. Once applied, you can be sure it won't take more than ten minutes for you to see and feel your nails dry.
Wait! There is more! If you are into nail art, such as stamping, acrylic paint art, any kind of art, this top coat will not, I repeat, will not smudge your design. I tried many top coats before and they all would mess up my design, each one more than the other but it did happen.
Another thing to mention is that G&G HK Girl Top Coat will not shrink your nail polish and you can apply more than one coat and still would not have to wait crazy minutes for it to dry. And the Shine, oh the shine is insane! Do not wait! And this is cheaper than Seche Vite, only USD$6.95.
Head over to her website http://glistenandglow.bigcartel.com/category/hk-girl-top-coat
Have a lovely Sunday and start of the week. After two weeks off, I start work again tomorrow, Yay! Not really… :-)
Thanks for reading
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Good afternoon lovelies and Happy New Year!
Hope that your new year's eve and day have been great. Mine was quiet and enjoyed it a lot!
A couple of days ago while out running errands I called my local Ulta and asked if they had the new OPI collection, they said yes and I hurried over there, while paying the cashier was like: "Wait! you just called! What can I say, I was desperate to have these on my hands!
Without any delays I leave you to check out the colors for this collection, please excuse the poor cleanup on some as I was not feeling to good today.