Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Zoya Mystery Box 2015 |What's Inside


Today I have a mini-review of what I received on this year's Mystery box from Zoya.

The basics: Every year (around the holidays) Zoya sells a bag or box for a great price. Last year's bag was $15, this year's box was $20 and always with free shipping.
What you get: Products worth up to $70...Pretty good right?

To make everything even better you get a coupon on your account's promo codes tab. This year it was 50% off any purchase of $50 plus free shipping.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Zoya Whispers Swatches and Review | Transitional Shades 2016


Hope that you all had a great holiday. I am so sorry for being MIA but if you head to my Instagram, you'll understand why :-)

I have today swatches and review of the new transitional shades from Zoya.
Why transitional? The transition from winter to spring, although winter has not really hit here in Massachusetts, it was 70 degrees on Christmas eve!

These offer color serenity with a muted and tranquil palette of transitional neutrals and I love!
The bottle shot makes them seem as if they have glitter, they don't its just what I used as a background playing tricks :-)

Let's go to them...

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Zoya Whispers | Press Release


Experience color serenity with this muted and tranquil palette of transitional nail neutrals. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

GINGER + LIZ Colour Collection |Fall 2015

Hello and Happy Monday!

I'm really excited about this post, why? because I was blown away with the excellent formula of this collection.
GINGER + LIZ nail polishes are vegan friendly, non-toxic and the BIG 5 FREE! Oh, and made in the USA

This is the first time I am trying this brand and I am in love already. These are highly pigmented, long lasting, so creamy and the brush is just pure perfection, it is just perfect (398 strand flat brush)

On to the polishes...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Zoya Matte Velvet |Holiday 2015

It has been a little while since I last did an actual post. Today I have swatches of the Zoya Matte Velvet for the winter/holiday 2015.
I'll be honest and say that I thought this collection was the same as last year's, I was wrong.
These are six new shades, although three of them can look very similar to three of last year's collection.

Please note that these matte polishes are not to be worn with a base coat, or top coat and they don't last as long as traditional colors.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Morphe 35O Palette | Review


Yes, I know another blogger with this palette but I felt that I needed to express my opinion on this palette.
I love it! The colors are just perfect for this coming season and they are warm and just perfect.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Essie Fall 2015 | Leggy Legend

Good evening!

Why the exclamation point Jary? Because I am really amazed with this collection 100%...
Seriously Essie, you nailed it!

I will say that this collection is flawless, the formula is AMAZING on every single color.
On most of the previous collections, I felt that something was missing but as I was applying these on my nails, my jaw kept dropping a bit more...I am excited.

First is Frock 'N Roll, a shimmering deep brown, or espresso as Essie would describe it. SO rich. Two thin coats or you can get away with one.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Simple's Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes |Review

Good evening and Happy Friday!!

Today I have a very short review but very worth the reading.
I received a sample of the new Simple Micellar makeup remover wipes.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Focus & Flair Fall 2015 | Zoya Nail Polish

Happy Monday my loves!

My goal is to have many posts this week and today I'm starting with the new fall 2015 collection by Zoya called Focus & Flair.
These collections consist of 12 shades, six creams and six metallic.
Let’s jump right in with the creams and I’ll try to be brief.

Focus (creams)

Charli is a dusty taupe cream with a hint of green, so creamy extremely opaque. Two coats, no top coat for photo purposes.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Terax Italia Color Locking Leave in conditioner| Review

Hello and Happy Sunday!

It seems like forever since I last wrote a post.
Today's post is a different one, a hair product review!
I received a bottle of Terax Italia's Hydrate color blocking leave in conditioning.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Zoya Nail Polish Fall 2015| Press Release

Two exciting new Zoya Nail Polish collections arrive for FALL 2015

FOCUS (creams)

The Zoya Focus Collection features six strong, solid shades that anchor a look for fall as stand-alone shades. The densely pigmented cream formula features a unique, micro-grind pigment that allows for extra-smooth, streak-free application.

  • Charli (ZP807) - a dusty taupe cream with a hint of green, a perfect neutral.
  • Desiree (ZP806) - a classic sable brown cream that has just enough gray to keep it cool in tone.
  • Hannah (ZP805) – a clear, classic red cream with a balanced (neutral) undertone.
  • Janel (ZP804) - a deep red cream with a rich warm undertone.
  • Lidia (ZP803) - a rich eggplant cream with a blackened purple base and just a hint of red resulting in a color that is wearable for most skin tones.
  • Sia (ZP802) - a true, royal blue cream. NOTE: This is a highly pigmented shade - make sure to apply a base coat to prevent staining.

FLAIR (metallics)

Six, jewel toned liquid metal shades. The unique, micro-grind metallic pigment of the Zoya Flair Collection is fully blended into a vibrant base, creating the effect of brilliant colored melted metal!

  • Tris (ZP813) - a blackened, brushed nickel liquid metal.
  • Cinnamon (ZP812) - a classic bronze liquid metal, originally designed for Zang Toi NYFW F/W15.
  • Aggie (ZP811) - a gold holo-flip, liquid metal with bronze micro glitter. Sheer enough for layering with one coat or fully opaque in three coats!
  • Ember (ZP810) - a deep, fiery red liquid metal with enough blue to be wearable for all skin tones.
  • Giada (ZP809) - a purple liquid metal with a hint of fuchsia pearl.
  • Estelle (ZP808) - a blue on blue liquid metal with a blackened base.


$9 (US), Available in top salons, spas and on

* **BIG5FREE, TOXIN FREE: Zoya Nail Polish Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Essie|Cashmere Matte Brights


I had no idea that Essie released a Cashmere Matte Brights collection that is only exclusive to Ulta.
Being the nail polish hoarder, I had to get them. I did not buy the full size since I'm on a budget :-)

This collection consists of four beautiful colors, vibrant matte pastels, hope it makes sense.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Rocksbox| Jewelry Box


Today I have a kind of different post.

I received a free trial from Rocksbox to try and share with my followers.

You're probably wondering what is Rocksbox?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Essie Neons 2015


I have been really lazy lately and procrastinating...a lot. Well, at least on posting these swatches.

Essie released six "neon" shades for this summer and unlike the neons from last year, these do not need a white base. I'll say that it is optional.

The names of this collection were inspired by the Coachella music festival that is celebrated in California. These are fun names, I really liked them.

Let's jump right away to the swatches and what I think about these.

First up is Groove is in the Heart,a peachy pink, I would not call it neon, but is pretty bright.
When applying the first coat I got a lot of streaks and a hot mess. Once I applied the second coat it got better. Two coats should be enough but I did three for opacity.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

She Nail Polish |Summer 2015

Hello and welcome to my new home.

I received the new summer collection from She Nail Polish and they are gorgeous!
It consists of five shades that are really jelly, creamy and bright.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Zoya Nail Polish | Paradise Fun Summer 2015


This post was supposed to go up a few days ago but life got in the way. I had the swatches but had not edit them.

This is the second part to the summer collection by Zoya.

These are gorgeous micronized metallic sheen, very shimmering and when the sun hits, very sparkling. The formula on all polishes is actually good ones more opaque than the others but still good.

Zoya MaeFirst is Mae, a beautiful magenta pink with micronized metallic pearl finish. Two coats plus top coat. Great application!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Zoya Nail Polish|Island Fun Collection

Happy Monday loves!

Today I have part I of all 12 new summer 2015 collection. I am starting with my favorites, CREAMS!

These six vibrant colors are just so much fun, especially under the sun. These are really creamy and honestly with great formulas.Zoya Island Fun Collection Summer 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bonita Colors| Wanna Get Away Collection

Hello Loves!

Today I have another collection by Bonita Colors. I swear these names make me wanna get away. Its a very bright and fun collection as any vacation should be in the summer.

First up is Ibiza Nightlife, a bright jelly pink. I did three thin coats for opacity plus topcoat. The formula for this one was really good and great coverage for a jelly like color.Bonita Colors Ibiza Nightlife

Monday, May 4, 2015

Essie Summer 2015| Peach Side Babe Collection

Hello loves!
I got my hands on the Essie's summer 2015 collection.
These colors are beautiful no doubt but not quite the kind that WOWED me at all.
Let's get to the colors...
Private Weekend is a white cream with glitter.  Beautiful white with glitter on the bottle but the glitter would not show on the nails. Nada! Oh but you will see the glitter once you start to remove it. WITCHCRAFT ha!
I did two coats. Plus top coat.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bonita Colors| You Blue Me Away

Happy Saturday Loves!

Today I have a pretty quick post. It'll be quick because its a really good collection.

These six Bonita Colors are really good quality, I really don't have any negative comment. These are available at Rite Aid and at Bonita Color's Website for $1.49

First up, is You Are My Unicorn, is my least favorite because I do not like like metallic nail polish. Aside from that I did two coats and the formula was great.

Bonita You Are My Unicorn

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bonita Cosmetics| Velvet Lip Creams

Hello dears! today I have another lip swatch.

Bonita Cosmetics recently released six velvet lip creams. These are highly pigmented, apply like a lip gloss then dry to a creamy, rich matte lip color that lasts all day.

These are available at Rite Aid and at Bonita's website.Bonita Cosmetics Velvet Lip Cream

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Zoya Island Fun & Paradise Fun Summer 2015| Press Release


Today has been a great spring day, landscaping was been done all day where I live, a lot of noise because I work from home, but felt great 'cause everything looks clean and spring/summer ready.

My day got even better once I saw this press release from Zoya. Its time for Summer polishes! YAY! It was a long winter... On to the note.Zoya Island Fun and Paradise Fun summer 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

L.A. Colors Gel Polish


I am so glad to be back and catching up.

Today's post is about L.A. Color Gel polish, this post will be only for seven of them and at the end of this post there will be a surprise.

I did two coats plus top coat for every color on this post.

This Stunner is just perfect for this summer. it looks way better IRL.

LA Colors Gel Stunner

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

O.P.I Infinite Shine


Today's post is all about infinite shine. I received ten nail polishes from OPI as part of the #PreenMeVIP program.

I used a couple of polishes for two tutorials which I'll link at the end of this post, which I promise to keep short, very short.

O.P.I Infinite Shine does not require light and the shine lasts up to 10 days and easily removed with acetone just like a regular nail polish.

This is a three step system:

Prime: Apply one coat for real saying power and stain-free removal

Lacquer: Apply two coats (and you really need only two coats)

Gloss: finish with one coat of gloss for a durable finish

these really shine a lot, although I noticed once you apply the gloss the shine is slightly less but still glossy.

I honestly cannot stay with one single colors for too many days (problems of a nail polish addict) the most I had one color on was six days and I can say it held pretty great.

On to photos...OPI Infinite Shine

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Simple Sensitive Skin Experts| Review


When I received these from Simple Skin Care I was really excited as I am more into skin care lately.

I wanted to try these for at least a month before I went ahead and wrote about them. Simple sent these to me to try except for the Cleansing Facial wipes, which I bought before.

Simple Sensitive Skin Experts

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Jordana Cosmetics | New Face Products

Happy Wednesday!

When the middle of the week arrives I feel energized as if it were Friday, weird, no?

Today's post is about beauty and I am really feeling this affordable new products from Jordana Cosmetics.

I received these weeks ago along with lipsticks, lip liners..Previously Posted here.

Today is all about the face, foundations, eyebrow pencils and blushes. I am most excited about the foundations that also works as a concealer! yay for that!

I received twelve shades from Jordana and only tried the ones that matches my skin tone of course.Jordana Cosmetics cover 2 in 1

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

China Glaze |Electric Nights Summer 2015| Press Release

Love, laugh, dance and bring the good vibes to the ultimate non-stop party when China Glaze® launches Electric Nights, summer’s hottest day-glow nail lacquer collection. Inspired by the outrageously colorful fashion seen at electronic music festivals, Electric Nights features nine enhanced neon lacquers that illuminate under a black light and three first-of-its-kind splatter paint effect top coats. Mix and match them all to create a glowing, mashup manicure that won’t skip a beat. China Glaze Electric Nights

She Nail Polish | Spring 2015


Hope you're are having a great start of the week.

Today I have swatches for the new spring collection by She Nail Polish. this collection consists of six shades. This really screams spring, with an off white polish and many pastels.She Nail Polish Spring 2015

First up is Everything Purple a light Lila with micro purple and silver shimmer. Great formula and I did three thin coats for this opacity

she nail polish everything purple

Friday, March 13, 2015

Essie's Flowerista|Spring 2015

Happy Friday!

Today's post is the new Essie collection for spring 2015.

This collection celebrates the fresh perspectives and energetic nature of the spring season.

It is also the first collaboration with designer Rebecca Minkoff who is joining Essie as a global color designer.

I wish that Essie would come out with more spring-ish colors. Two of these, although beautiful colors, does not scream SPRING to me, you'll know which ones :-)

Let's get to them... I took different shots of many colors because some were really hard to capture the true color.

First up is Petal Pushers a slate grey and to me with a blue undertone. Beautiful color, a bit darker than my photo. Formula was really good, too good. Two coats plus top coat.Essie Petal Pushers

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lacquered Polish|Anne Rice Collection Swatches & Review

Hello my loves!

I am so backed up on posts that I decided to post those that are easy first. I already showed these on my Instagram account and because they are so good of course its going to be an easy post.

This collection will be available on March 15th at Lacquered polish website. You can also follow her on Instagram for the most recent updates.

On to the beauties...

First up is Fledgling a purple crelly with silver flakies and pink shimmer. I did three thin coats as it builds up nicely.Lacquered Polish Fledgling

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Jordana| All about Lips

Happy Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day

Here I am at home while my husband works and we are expecting a blizzard, nice, huh??

We'll be celebrating our Valentine tomorrow. One of these beauties will be on my lips tomorrow, can you guess which one?

Let's write about them and then I'll tell you which and why :-)

Jordan Modern Matte lipstick

Friday, February 13, 2015

Milani Cosmetics| Blushes, Eye Liners, Lip Liners

Happy Friday!

Today I have a final post of the rest of the products I received from Milani Cosmetics.

I seriously think that these will be part of your favorites as it did with me.

To keep this short let's move on...

Monday, February 2, 2015

Zoya|Delight Spring 2015: Swatches & Review

Happy Monday Loves!

Today is a very snowy day and very difficult to travel with, so to brighten up this day and make us wish for spring I have the Spring collection from Zoya. How pretty are they?Zoya Delight Spring 2015

This collection consists of three crème polishes and three turquoise flash metallic. As always with Zoya these are Big5Free formula, long wearing and full coverage. These are available as of today February 2nd!

On to swatches and many photos...

Friday, January 30, 2015

Milani| Fierce Foil Nail Lacquer

Hello loves!

I know, I know... I am on Milani roll this week. They sent me a whole lot of new things for Spring 2015 to review/swatch that its impossible to move on to something else, but I am not complaining, not at all!

Today's post is about nail polishes. Milani released six new polishes for their Fierce Foil line. I have to be honest, I am not the biggest fan of polishes that have flecks, seriously. Once I tried these on my nails, I was done, and I'm in love.

The following is an insert from Milani's press release note:

“Nothing like genuine gold flecks – twirling, swirling, luminescent sparkles - to take lacquer shine to the next level. For a multidimensional effect foil shine that only looks like you spent hours at the nail salon, paint on one of these six high-impact, trend-driven shades. Named for famous Italian cities, they span the color spectrum from the pearly-white, beachy Sardinia to the cobalt blue Venice. While it goes on sheer, the gold-formula has real staying power. These hip lacquers were built to last.”

Milani Fierce Foil Nail Lacquer

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Milani|Fierce Foil Eyeshine

Hello Loves!

I have been in such an eye shadow craze lately that when I received these from Milani I went a bit coo coo...

Milani released four shades quartette named after Italy's most beloved cities. These are more shines than shadows and are formulated with exclusive, multidimensional pearlescence.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Milani Color Statement Lipstick Moisture Matte

Hello Lovelies!

I have officially begun my journey in the makeup world, I mean on this blog at least. Yay!

I received eight new matte lipsticks from Milani from their new Spring 2015 releases.

This brand new matte lipsticks are made to feel great and last for hours. They are infused with grape seed extract imported from Italy, smear proof. The formula on these are great, they contain Vitamin A & C to keep lips hydrated and not dry looking as many matte lipsticks will.

I know many of us smell lipsticks before even trying them on, I know I do! No one want a lipstick to have that cheap smell as I call it, or very unpleasant taste. When I first smelled these it reminded me of Too Faced Chocolate Bar, yep, maybe I'm crazy. Maybe its vanilla? but they smell amazing to me.

On to swatches ...Color Statement matte lipsticks by Milani

Friday, January 23, 2015

Zoya| Naturel Satins

Hello and Happy Friday!

It has been a crazy week, many new cool things to swatch/review over here, but I am not complaining.

Zoya has released six new neutral nail polishes, very wearable, low sheen, with a chic satin finish.

Once these are completely dry, the look of these are so delicate and honestly I could not stop staring. I usually wear one for at least a day, not wearing gloves or anything while doing house chores, and let me tell you, it stood strong.

These polishes are not intended to be worn with a top coat, I mean who would want to add sheen to these?

I achieved full coverage with two coats for each, unless otherwise noted on the description for each color.

On to the swatches...IMG_3491

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Essie|Cashmere Matte 2015 Collection

Hello Again lovelies!

I may be in a roll the next couple of days as the year has started very busy for me! YAY! for that. ;-)

I have the new Essie Cashmere Matte collection, which was sold out on their website, and I was going crazy.

Essie describe this collection "with a satin-matte texture and a subtle but spellbinding micro-iridescent finish" it has a soft matte finish and with matte polishes is better if used without top coat. I applied three coats for all colors to get full opacity. it is better to wait a minute or two in between coats to dry. A great thing about these is that they dry quick and they feel so soft after dried, like touching cashmere LOVE!Essie Cashmere Matte

She Nail Polish Winter Collection|2014

Hello lovelies,


She Nail Polish has released their Winter collection and the quality is really great. It consists of five shades that are perfect coverage and beautiful colors.

The names of this collection are just perfect for this time of the year.She Nail Polish winter Collection 2014

Monday, January 19, 2015

Lacquered Polish "Black Collection"

Hello lovelies and Happy New Year!

May 2015 be a year full of health and love.

Today's post is about the new collection for Winter by Lacquered Polish and I will go ahead and say that I love this collection a lot! These colors were made to go together, so you can do your own mix and match and have lots of fun. The photo below is an example ;-)IMG_6765