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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Spring Color Must Haves

Bright pinks, reds, corals, nude and even seafoam are all hot colors for the spring. What are you updating your collection with this season? Here are my favorites right now. (L to R clockwise).

Spring-Color-Must-Haves-2013L’OREAL Infallible Liquid Eyeliner ($8.95 @ – When they come out with anything Infallible, I listen! A black liquid liner is very basic and crosses all seasons. This .4mm felt tip pen is pretty easy to apply and lasts for hours.

NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Barrow Street ($24 @ – I’m pretty obsessed with this seafoam green color. I have two dressed in the color and jumped for joy when I saw this liner in the same color. And it looks great on the waterline!

NAKED PRINCESS Naked Shine Luscious Lip Gloss in Barely Naked ($26 @ – a great nude gloss is hard to find since most don’t show up. This one does, in spades but oh so naturally.

Buxom Hot Escapes Bronzer in Tahiti ($28 @ – what would the season be without a face highlighting bronzer? I’ve been using this golden bronze color just under my cheek bones to help define them. 

BENEFIT Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Poutrageous! ($16 @ – coral is not going anywhere this season and it’s hotter than ever, so if you’re feeling up to making a statement, take on this bright pink-coral color.

ZOYA PixieDust Nail Lacquer in Godiva ($10 @ – textured polishes are so hot right now and this PixieDust kind from Zoya are at the top of the list of must-haves. This Godiva one described as a soft nude with sugared sparkle. Yup, that’s exactly what it looks like on nails.

SEPHORA Colorful Eye Shadow in My Boyfriend’s Jeans No 19 ($13 @ – this dark denim with just a touch of shimmer blue is a nice alternative to always using black to contour your eyes.

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Zoya Summer 2012 Nail Polish - Beach Collection

I’m happy to have self-proclaimed Nail-ista, Morishia, review the latest from ZOYA. They just came out with the Beach Collection and the Ocean Collection. Let’s take a look at Beach and Ocean will post next week. Take it away Morishia!

Ever since the first stroke of a ZOYA Nail Polish to my nails a while back, I've been a big fan. They really had me at "hello." I have the latest Beach collection, and all the colors are amazing. Sun-bleached peach in Arizona reminds me of Bryce Canyon light.


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Monday, June 20, 2011

It’s a Nude, Nude, Nude, Nude World

Nude for nails is hotter than it’s ever been so here are some I’ve been rockin’ lately!

ZOYA's new Nail Polishes called the Touch Collection was inspired by the runways of NY Fashion Week's Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 2011 Collection. From what I saw, nail colors were either a major accessory or kickin' back with the below-type of shades. I'm so into them right now! $10 @

Minka: latte beige cream w/a metallic kiss
Shay – desert rose and beige cream w/a metallic kiss
Pandora – mauve beige cream w/a metallic kiss

CND-Perfectly-Bare-duo The other set of nudes I’ve been wearing are CND’s Perfectly Bare Colour Nail Lacquer and Perfectly Bare Shimmer Nail Lacquer $20 @ These were used on some of the big Spring 2010 Runway Shows as well as lots of other of their colors. The way I’ve been wearing these is to start with the Perfectly Bare color and wear that for a few days and then when I need a change, top each nail with a coat of the Perfectly Bare Shimmer!

CND-Scrub-Fresh And if you are wicked anal about your manicure/pedicure, CND has a Scrub Fresh Nail Surface Cleaner. Yes, the cost of $22.50/8oz seems a tad steep but think of the time you will save fixing your polish when it starts chipping! This stuff helps make sure the nail surface is totally ready for the polish. It has both Isopropyl alcohol and acetone that temporarily dehydrates the nail. It also has quite a few parabens in it, so obviously not the best thing to breathe or use very often, but it really does work.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Review: Zoya 2011 Intimate Collection

Zoya-Spring-2011-Intimate-Collection Have you seen ZOYA’s Spring 2011 Intimate Nail Polish Collection yet? Not a red or pink in the bunch and … I like it! I never thought I’d see the day where grays, khakis and golds would rule the season! There are a few favorites but doesn’t the Dannii color just not fit with the others? Great colors overall! $10 @

Marley – lavender pink w/whisper of metallic
Dannii – sparkling, enchanted orchid metallic
Dove – pale gray cream
Jules – glimmering gold kiss metallic
Caitlin – misty, moody gray violet cream
Gemma – mysterious green/purple duotone metallic

Disclosure: Samples of these were provided to for review purposes.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Get Nails in the Holiday Spirit

Ok, we’re down to the wire and you gotta make sure your nails be did! There are quite a few you could go with – traditional red or green or go a little off beat with a glittery gold or sexy merlot. Will you be rockin’ any of these for the last of the Christmas parties this weekend?

From L to R:

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS in Vintage ($8 @, ORLY in Meet Me Under the Mistletoe ($7.50 @, SPA RITUAL in Reflection ($10 @, ZOYA in Lisa ($10 @

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall 2010 Nail Color Picks

I’m putting away the beiges and nudes in favor of more sultry and seasonal Nail Polishes. Are you feeling these fall picks? Let me know in the comments and what you’re currently wearing!

From L to R: CND Urban Oasis (spruce crème) and Urban Oasis with Teal Sparkle (greenish-blue glimmer) on top. color - $9, effects - $11 @ CHINA GLAZE Bogie (brown eggplant), Jitterbug (charcoal grey shimmer) both from the Vintage Vixen Collection. $6.50 @ salon nationwide.

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Friday, March 05, 2010

A.D.D. and Nail Polish

I’m not quite into winter and not quite into spring hues when it comes to nail polishes these days I'm just all over the map! So there's no point in talking about trends because mine are changing day to day and I don't see a pattern. So here are the five I’ve been jumping around the last few weeks.

From L to R:

OPI Nail Lacquer in On the Same Paige from the Brights Collection - $7.50
Nail Lacquer
in Grape Pop from the Up & Away Collection - $6.50 @
ZOYA Nail Polish
in Gwin from the Reverie Collection - $10 @
Foil FX Collection Nail Lacquer in Rage - $7.50 @
Nail Enamel Supplement Mineral
in P935 - $16 @

Speaking of, I have been wearing CND’s Asphalt since Sunday and my fingers and it’s now Friday morning and NO CHIPS WHAT-SO-EVER. I even had to help a friend move a room the other night, which usually totally does a mani in but this is holding up. So did CND perfect the formula when they tweaked the packaging? Wow, loving this!




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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Festive Nails with Pop, China, Color and Zoya

What’s more festive this time of year than a sparkling glitter nail polish? Not to mention how much longer it lasts on nails than regular nail polish. Here are some new ones I’m lovin’:


ZOYA Nail Polish in Astra ($10 @ from the Winter 09 Collection.

CHINA GLAZE Nail Lacquer in Dorothy Who? ($6.50 @ from the Wizard of Ooh Aaz Returns Collection.

POP BEAUTY Nail Glam Nail Polish in Twinkle ($14 @ – if you do a traditional French manicure, use this multi-colored glitter one on top of the white tips!

COLOR CLUB Wonderland Mini Pack ($7 @ salons nationwide) – colors include Under the Mistletoe, Wonderland, Yule Love It and a clear topcoat.



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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

MAC and Zoya Get Our Nails Down for Fall


It seems like nail polish has always been kind of an after-thought when it comes to the MAC line so it’s nice to see a collection dedicated to it. Nail Trend F/W ’09 is not your run-of-the-mill colors! Created by nail guru, Jin Soon, she created six new Nail Lacquer shades (frost, sheer, cream) to wet your whistle. Hopefully, we will see more of this relationship in future collections.


Color picks from L to R: Dry Martini (khaki olive green, a cream), Beyond Jealous (blackened blue green, a cream) and Cool Reserve (dirty grey lavender, a cream). $12 @




And speaking of dark creamy colors, I am so into these new ones just out for Fall from ZOYA’s Dare Collection. Color picks from L to R: Envy (jade green), Ibiza (sapphire blue w/little shimmer) and Pinta (inky violet cream). $10 @




Zoya also put out the Truth Collection and most of them are iridescent. I’m sure I’ll be feeling those in a few weeks!



Thursday, June 18, 2009

Zoya Knows Summer

ZOYA new La-Di-Da Nail Polish collection has a lot to love in the collection. I am really liking all of the bright shades and even getting use to the yellow on, which I’ve never been a fan of.




America – orange-red
Dita  - red
Renee – bright pink
Paz – neon orange
Ali – neon pink
Pippa – neon yellow

$10 each @

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