Sunday, July 22, 2012

Zoya Paz 477 swatch

From Zoya's website: Ultra-bright glowing neon traffic-cone orange creme. This outrageous shade is sure to stop traffic.

Please, for the safety of your retinas, don your sunglasses.

They aren't kidding when they say ultra bright.  This is an extremely bright color, and not for the least faint of heart.  This would look great at Halloween too!  I normally don't do bright colors, but I'm missing Fall.  Halloween is Fall, and I wear a lot of black.  haha

Formula on this is good.  Applied quickly with no issues, and dried fast.  You can see a visible difference in it as it dries.  It dries slightly darker, but re-brightens when top coat is applied.

Two coats of color with top coat, in swatches.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Zoya Giselle 356 swatch

Today I swatched Zoya Giselle 356.
 Zoya's website describes this polish as: Warm creamy orange-peach nude sheer with a creme finish. Excellent for warm skin tones, creates a perfect French manicure or nude look.

I liked this after one coat.  When I applied two coats, it looked too salmon like for my skin tone.  It's a sheer color, and can look streaky if applied wonky.  Just make sure you have enough on the brush.

This is definitely a warm-toned polish.  I think this color would look amazing on darker, warm toned skin.  I am very light and it just doesn't look right on me with two coats.  On with the pictures!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Zoya Fall NYFW 2012 collection

Have you seen Zoya's video featuring their Fall collection?  I think it's fab, and I want the polish and jewelry!  :,) 

Check it out!  Designer, Diva, and Gloss!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Layering with Zoya Rekha & Milla!!

Over the 4th of July I had polished my nails red with sparkles.  I chose Zoya Rekha from the Bibhu Mohapatra collection (Rekha is coming out in the Fall collection, YAY!), and Zoya Milla, originally from the Glitterati collection.

Rekha is a gorgeous red cream that is as beautiful as could be.  I want this in a lipstick.  Milla is a very pretty, sparkly, slightly sheer orangy-red.  Because it's slightly sheer, it is perfect to go over other colors to lend and borrow color to the undercoat.  I did two coats of Rekha, and one coat of Milla.  I allowed plenty of time to dry in between coats because I was layering.  I was going to bed after this, so I wanted to make sure I didn't wake up with sheet marks.

These pictures were taken two days after polishing.  Click on the pictures for the full effect!