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Zoya Party Girls Swatches

Hey guys! Today’s post is on the entire Winter 2017 collection of Zoya! I had most of this photographed over a week ago but I wasn’t happy with the lighting in some of the shots so I had to retake them. In most cases, I got what I wanted but there’s one stubborn shade that just wouldn’t show up correctly in the pictures. But enough about that! This collection has a lot of reds but I could still see how it suits the holiday season. It’s supposed to be “mysterious, moody and electric” but man…..I wish there’s a Christmas green in here! Here are swatches for the Zoya Party Girls Collection.

First up is Isadora.

Zoya Isadora

Isadora looks to be a purple shimmer duochrome in the bottle. It is described as “a rich, refined pearl in magenta plum”. Formula for this shade is really nice, although it has the kind of finish that shows brush strokes. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Isadora (in shade)

Zoya Isadora (direct sunlight)

Zoya Isadora (close-up)

Zoya Isadora (lighting changed)

Next we have Ming.

Zoya Ming

The name suits the shade. It’s a red crème shade that applied beautifully. It is described as “a sexy midtone, scarlet red cream”. This might be my favorite red crème shade ever. Formula is nice. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Ming (in shade)

Zoya Ming (direct sunlight)

Zoya Ming (close-up)

Then there’s Danielle.

Zoya Danielle

Danielle is a beautiful crème shade that my youngest niece would surely love. It is described as “a deep, dark periwinkle cream”. Formula for this shade is really nice, giving it a buttery smooth application. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Danielle (in shade)

Zoya Danielle (direct sunlight)

Zoya Danielle (close-up)

Then we have Solstice.

Zoya Solstice

Solstice is the hardest shade to capture how it really looks in this collection. Just by looking at the bottle, it looks like an orange-red to me. In direct sunlight on my nails, the color is a dark salmon pink. But that does not come through at all in the photos — it looks red. It is described as “a sparkling persimmon orange metallic”. Formula for this shade is really nice, giving it a smooth application. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Solstice (in shade)

Zoya Solstice (direct sunlight)

Zoya Solstice (close-up)

Next up is Kelsey.

Zoya Kelsey

Kelsey is the pink crème in this collection. I can see how it’s a good shade with some cute holiday party dresses. It makes me think of Barbie. It is described as “a muted, cerise pink cream”. Formula for this shade is slightly thicker than a lot of the other shades in this collection but it feels like it’s more sheer. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Kelsey (in shade)

Zoya Kelsey (direct sunlight)

Zoya Kelsey (close-up)

Then we have Tawny.

Zoya Tawny

Wowowowowowowowow! Tawny is ,y favorite shade in this collection. It has a glass fleck like finish to me. It is described as “a deep, coppery rose sparkling metallic”. Formula for this shade is similar to most of the other shades in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Tawny (in shade)

Zoya Tawny (direct sunlight)

Zoya Tawny (close-up)

Another one that’s slightly hard to capture in photos is Landon.

Zoya Landon

Landon is an eggplant purple crème shade. It is described as “a mysterious, deep aubergine cream”. I have a pair of suede boots that is a cross between this shade and Danielle but leaning towards Landon more. I love it. Formula is beautiful like the rest of the crème shades in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Landon (in shade)

Zoya Landon (direct sunlight)

Zoya Danielle (close-up)

Zoya Danielle (lighting changed)

Zoya Danielle (lighting changed again)

Then we have Blake.

Zoya Blake

Blake looks like a black or close to a black shimmer to me. It is described as “a deep, refined pearl in sapphire blue”. I can’t really see the blue unless under sunlight but rest assured it’s there. Formula for this shade is really, really nice. It applied beautifully. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Blake (in shade)

Zoya Blake (direct sunlight)

Zoya Blake (close-up)

Next up is Sheri.

Zoya Sheri

Sheri is another red crème in this collection, just darker than Ming. It is described as “a must-have midtone, garnet red cream”. Formula for this shade is really nice, giving it a smooth application. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Sheri (direct sunlight)

Zoya Sheri (close-up)

Zoya Sheri (lighting changed)

Then here’s Delaney.

Zoya Delaney

Delaney is a beautiful and stunning shade that shines like jewels to me. It is more red on the nails than I originally thought. It is described as “a royal multichromatic (pewter, blue, purple, green), metallic flip”. Formula for this shade is consistent with most in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Delaney (in shade)

Zoya Delaney (direct sunlight)

Zoya Delaney (close-up)

Zoya Delaney (lighting changed)

Next is Nadia.

Zoya Nadia

Nadia is the sheerest shade in this collection. It is described as “a buildable, sparkling, gingery gold metallic “disco” topper”. Formula for this shade is thinner than the rest in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Nadia (in shade)

Zoya Nadia (direct sunlight)

Zoya Nadia (close-up)

Last up is Fallon.

Zoya Fallon

Fallon is the pink shimmer in this collection. The shimmer in this shade is super fine. I generally like this kind of shades but this is a little brighter than the magenta shades I like. It is described as “a refined pearl, midtone, violet magenta”. Formula for this shade is a little on the brush stroke-y side but it all evened out with the second coat. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Fallon (in shade)

Zoya Fallon (direct sunlight)

Zoya Fallon (close-up)

Overall, there are some nice jewel tone shades here that is very fitting for the holidays and lots of shimmers. Some of the crème shades I feel are a little more out of place but I could see it being suitable for holiday parties and such. The only thing I wonder about this collection is that I feel like it’s missing the more traditional holiday colors like a Christmas green or a lighter blue or a silver (they did give us a gold topper shade in this collection). But the formula is pretty consistent throughout the entire collection and the colors are bright and cheery that there’s something for everyone I feel.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

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Finger Paints Holiday Glitz Manicure Kit Swatches

Hey all! It’s a new week and I’m finally off for the rest of the year! I’m all done with the gifts and all that’s left is dessert items for the day of Christmas. I’m making my hazelnut swirl cupcakes and apple pie. I managed to catch the sun today and got these going. Here are swatches for Finger Paints Holiday Glitz Manicure Kit.

First up is Glitz & Glam.

Finger Paints Glitz & Glam

Glitz & Glam is a silver foil. I actually like this more than I think I would. I was afraid it’d show brush strokes too much. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Glitz & Glam (in shade)

Finger Paints Glitz & Glam (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Glitz & Glam (close-up)

Next is Tangled In Tinsel.

Finger Paints Tangled In Tinsel

Tangled In Tinsel is a shade made up of multicolored glitter in regular and hex shapes in a clear base. I love glitter shades and I haven’t really not liked any from this brand. Shown below is the shade alone with one generous coat and no top coat.

Finger Paints Tangled In Tinsel (in shade)

Finger Paints Tangled In Tinsel (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Tangled In Tinsel (close-up)

Shown below now is one coat of Tangled In Tinsel over Glitz & Glam.

Finger Paints Tangled In Tinsel over Glitz & Glam (in shade)

Finger Paints Tangled In Tinsel over Glitz & Glam (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Tangled In Tinsel over Glitz & Glam (close-up)

Last we have Sparkle With Me.

Finger Paints Sparkle With Me

Sparkle With Me is a shade made up of white and silver holographic glitter in a clear base. The white glitter pieces are made up of small and larger hex size and shape as well as small round shaped ones. The silver holographic glitter reflects nicely with movement in the light. Worn alone, I find it slightly boring. Shown is one generous coat with no top coat.

Finger Paints Sparkle With Me (in shade)

Finger Paints Sparkle With Me (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Sparkle With Me (close-up)

Shown below now is one coat of Sparkle With Me over Glitz & Glam.

Finger Paints Sparkle With Me over Glitz & Glam (in shade)

Finger Paints Sparkle With Me over Glitz & Glam (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Sparkle With Me over Glitz & Glam (close-up)

I tried to see what it would look like to have all 3 shades on, so I used one coat of Tangled In Tinsel over one coat of Sparkle With Me over one coat of Glitz & Glam.

Finger Paints Tangled In Tinsel over Sparkle With Me over Glitz & Glam (in shade)

Finger Paints Tangled In Tinsel over Sparkle With Me over Glitz & Glam (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Tangled In Tinsel over Sparkle With Me over Glitz & Glam (close-up)

Overall? It’s a pretty neat kit! I love all 3 shades. This kit should be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for $12.99. I’m actually going to pick several of these up as they will make neat small gifts for friends and hostesses during this holiday season.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Finger Paints Poolside Paradise Swatches

Hey guys! Today I have a summer collection that got me pretty excited when I saw them in person. The colors are so pretty and the finish is mesmerizing. Here’s Finger Paints Poolside Paradise Collection.

First up is Wild Bikini.

Finger Paints Wild Bikini

Wild Bikini is a beautiful grape purple. It reminds me of the vibrant deep purple shade that some orchid plants have. It’s vibrant and rich. Formula is a little bit on the watery side, but goes on the nails smoothly. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Wild Bikini (in shade)

Finger Paints Wild Bikini (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Wild Bikini (close-up)

Next is Hula Aruba!

Finger Paints Hula Aruba!

Hula Aruba! is the yellow version of Wild Bikini. It’s a very bright yellow shimmer. Formula is better than Wild Bikini. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Hula Aruba! (in shade)

Finger Paints Hula Aruba! (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Hula Aruba! (close-up)

Next we have Surf’s Up.

Finger Paints Surf’s Up

Surf’s Up is a bright blue shimmer. The formula is pretty much the same as Hula Aruba! in that it applies very nicely and dries pretty fast. The finish is the same as all shades in this collection as well — like a metallic foil shimmer. Reminds me of something Zoya has been known for in the past few years. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Surf’s Up (in shade)

Finger Paints Surf’s Up (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Surf’s Up (close-up)

Next up is Aloha Lei.

Finger Paints Aloha Lei

Aloha Lei a juicy orange shimmer. The shimmer leans towards being golden more than anything else. Formula is great and it dries pretty fast. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Aloha Lei (in shade)

Finger Paints Aloha Lei (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Aloha Lei (close-up)

Moving on, we have Margarita Mambo.

Finger Paints Margarita Mambo

Margarita Mambo has the sheerest formula in this entire collection. I actually had to retake these shots because I really didn’t like how it looked with just 2 coats (I did 2 coats for all other shades). It’s a pretty light green shimmer. This has the most watery formula too among all 6 shades, but it evens out with no problem with more coats. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Margarita Mambo (in shade)

Finger Paints Margarita Mambo (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Margarita Mambo (lighting changed)

Finger Paints Margarita Mambo (close-up)

And lastly, here’s Be My Baby.

Finger Paints Be My Baby

Be My Baby is my favorite shade in this collection. My favorites usually end up being the red shades, but there is none in this collection. This is the closest to it. It’s a very reddish pink shade that’s bold and bright. This glitter shade is different from the previous ones. It has the best formula too; almost opaque with just one coat. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Be My Baby (in shade)

Finger Paints Be My Baby (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Be My Baby (close-up)

Overall? I originally expected these to be glass flecks but they’re not. Some of them do have that property when looked at in indirect sunlight lighting. The shade with the strongest glass fleck finish is Be My Baby followed by Wild Bikini. These shades should be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for $5.99 each.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


No-Miss Largo Lilac

Thank goodness it’s Thursday! I can’t wait for this week to end. It’s been crazy busy with multiple things going on at the same time. My company Holiday party is this Saturday and I still haven’t figured out what dress to wear. I have tons of dresses though, most I haven’t even worn once, so I don’t think it’ll be a problem looking for one. I’ll try to keep today’s post short and sweet since I’m writing this right before I’m done for the day. Here’s No-Miss Largo Lilac.

No-Miss Largo Lilac

Largo Lilac doesn’t strike me as a lilac really, but it’s a really pretty color that makes me think of cold steel. I think this would suit this time of the year well. It would look nice and sleek for Holiday parties! Finish looks streaky, but it wasn’t a problem at all for me. I’m more concerned with the fact how streaky shades make application a living hell, but I didn’t get that with this shade at all. I’m not sure what to classify this at…metallic? It looks more like a foily shimmer. I’ll go with that for now. Formula is kind of sheer side but it’s very buildable. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

No-Miss Largo Lilac (in shade)

No-Miss Largo Lilac (direct sunlight)

No-Miss Largo Lilac (close-up)

No-Miss products can be purchased on their website and various retail locations that carry the brand.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Pretty Serious Cosmetics Christmas Without Snow Collection

I purchased my set already and am waiting for it to get to me. Have you? 🙂

Christmas without snow? What a preposterous notion! For the rest of the world, maybe. But down here in Australia, we love to crack out the beer and boardshorts and soak up the sun at this very special time of year. We wanted to capture the spirit of an Aussie Christmas with our very first seasonal collection consisting of six amazing new nail shades to help you celebrate Christmas the Aussie way!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Blue Gums On Boxing Day

BLUE GUMS ON BOXING DAY – This rich green shines with a mesmerizing blue shimmer! Perfect for those post Christmas celebrations!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Hot Summer Nights

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS – Shining stars sparkle in the velvet sky. This inky blue jelly with silver micro glitter is a nightscape on your nails!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Party By The Pool

PARTY BY THE POOL – Splash about in this gorgeous peacock jelly, swimming with flecks of green and blue!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Santa’s Sunburn

SANTA’S SUNBURN – It seems that Santa’s Sunburn is the best type of sunburn! This jolly red foil sparkles with tiny flecks of silver.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Seasonal Sunset

SEASONAL SUNSET – Seasonal Sunset’s rusty jelly base is packed to bursting with bright golden and copper microglitter particles and the result is simply breathtaking. It’s a Christmas sunset on your nails!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Twinkling Lights

TWINKLING LIGHTS – Like stars that sparkle in the sky, or Christmas lights twinkling in the night, Twinkling Lights will add something special to every manicure!

And to make things even cooler, our Christmas polishes will come in cute Christmas themed red holographic boxes with new artwork by our one and only Leigh Young! The perfect stocking stuffer! You won’t even need to wrap them!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Christmas themed box

The CHRISTMAS WITHOUT SNOW collection is available for preorder NOW, with orders starting to ship this week! We are also running our amazing Golden Ticket promotion where ten lucky Christmas orders will receive our super secret limited edition GOLDEN TICKET polish! Only ten made and these will NEVER be sold on our site! Competition details can be found on here.

RRP is $9.95, with a 10% discount for buying all six shades! Pretty Serious Cosmetics also ships worldwide. Check out our site for more details.

Bottle volume is 11ml/0.37 fl.oz. Pretty Serious Cosmetics is 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free.