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Zoya Aster

Happy Thursday!!! This week has been interesting and I’m glad that the weekend is almost here so I can take a break from thinking about it. Today’s blog post is on a stunning shade from Zoya’s Spring 2016 Petals Collection. Here’s Zoya Aster.

Zoya Aster

Aster is so, so pretty! This lavender-lilac shade with such beautiful glass fleck-ish microshimmer is really something else! It is described as “a fresh periwinkle with flecks of fuchsia to create a dewy finish, mimicking the look of spring flowers in the morning”. Formula is really nice and thicker than most shades in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Aster (in shade)

Zoya Aster (direct sunlight)

Zoya Aster (close-up)

It’s definitely perfect for Spring and even as an Easter shade!

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


Zoya Zahara

Hey guys! Happy Wednesday! Today I have one of the shades from Zoya’s Spring 2016 Petals Collection. Here’s Zoya Zahara.

Zoya Zahara

Zahara is a beautiful orange shimmer. It is described as “a brilliant shimmering coral made modern with an opalescent effect”. Formula on the thin side compared to the rest in this collection. It looks like a glass fleck shade to me although Zoya classified it as having a metallic finish. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Zahara (in shade)

Zoya Zahara (direct sunlight)

Zoya Zahara (close-up)

This shade makes me think of a good ‘ol orange.

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


Zoya Paradise Sun Swatches

Thank goodness it’s the weekend! Does anyone else feel like I do today? I got a lot of stuff done at work today and I’m looking forward to just relaxing while squeezing in a few household chores in between. In random order for today’s post, here are swatches for the Zoya Paradise Sun Collection.

First up is my favorite, Mae.

Zoya Mae

I’m guessing I liked this shade the most as it’s a magenta or fuchsia shade with glass fleck shimmer. It is described as “a warm magenta pink with a micronized metallic pearl finish, reminiscent of vibrant Mediterranean flowers”. Formula is comparable to the other shades in this collection. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Mae (in shade)

Zoya Mae (direct sunlight)

Zoya Mae (close-up)

Zoya Mae (another shot)

Next up is Genesis.

Zoya Genesis

Genesis is a beautiful white shimmer. It makes me think of pretty snow. It is described as “a crystalline white with a micronized metallic pearl finish – designed to look like micro-fine diamond dust!”. It’s slightly thin but buildable. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Genesis (in shade)

Zoya Genesis (direct sunlight)

Zoya Genesis (close-up)

Then we have Oceane.

Zoya Oceane

Oceane is a stunning turquoise blue shimmer that took my breath away. This is surprisingly my favorite from this collection. It is described as “a true turquoise with a micronized metallic pearl finish that reflects the clearest blue ocean waters!”. Formula is on the thin side but pretty close to perfect. It applied beautifully. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Oceane (in shade)

Zoya Oceane (direct sunlight)

Zoya Oceane (close-up)

Next is Aphrodite.

Zoya Aphrodite

Aphrodite is a pretty red glass fleck shade with an orange flash. This is described as “a vibrant summer red with a micronized pearl metallic finish and multi-hued flash that brings it to life”. Formula is on the thin side. I love how jelly-ish it looks. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Aphrodite (in shade)

Zoya Aphrodite (lighting changed)

Zoya Aphrodite (direct sunlight)

Zoya Aphrodite (close-up)

Up next is Selene.

Zoya Selene

Selene is one that I’m pretty sure will be popular because it’s a teal. It is described as “a true teal with a micronized metallic pearl finish” and “a unique shade with an aqua fleck that resembles deeper layers of ocean water”. This one has a warning for being a stainer according to the website. Formula is very similar to Oceane. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Selene (in shade)

Zoya Selene (direct sunlight)

Zoya Selene (close-up)

Last up is Isa.

Zoya Isa

Isa is a violet shimmer with blue flecks that flash a pink shimmer. It is described as “a deep blue-based purple with a micronized metallic pearl finish and an aqua flash that embodies the beauty of exotic island flowers!”. This shade makes me think of blurple shades like a popular one from Orly a few years ago. I find this shade to be more opaque than the others in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Isa (in shade)

Zoya Isa (lighting changed)

Zoya Isa (direct sunlight)

Zoya Isa (close-up)

Zoya Isa (lighting changed again)

This collection exceeded my expectations really. Well done Zoya!

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


Caronia Cherry Bomb

How are y’all doing? Today’s post is on another shade from a brand that’s in the land of my birth. It’s quite a beauty and one of my favorites from them. Here’s Caronia Cherry Bomb.

Caronia Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb is classified as a frost according to them and I really don’t see it. Frosts are usually the ones that leaves brush stroke lines and this one doesn’t. This one has a glass fleck finish to me. It dried really fast and is extremely easy to apply. It’s slightly sheer but more coats took care of that. I was expecting it to be more of a deep cherry red based on the name as it’s more pink (more like fuchsia) than anything else. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Caronia Cherry Bomb (in shade)

Caronia Cherry Bomb (direct sunlight)

Caronia Cherry Bomb (close-up)

Caronia Cherry Bomb (angle changed)

Caronia Cherry Bomb (lighting changed)

This is available in all leading department stores, supermarkets, drugstores, and health & beauty shops in the Philippines nationwide. You can also check out other shades from their core collection online. They also carry some hand and foot care items.

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


Sinful Colors Maroon Fine

Hey guys! It’s the midweek again and I’m counting down the days til the weekend! This summer has been in the extremes when it comes to the weather. I’m hoping it will even out to warmer but dry weather before the scorching Oklahoma summer starts. Today’s post is on Sinful Colors Maroon Fine.

Sinful Colors Maroon Fine

Described as “high-shine metallic copper”, this is one of the 29 shades from their Street Fusion Collection for Summer 2015. I had a strong dislike for this shade when I first got it. It looked a little brown to me and I don’t like brown shades. I prefer bright or bold shades like red or blues and pinks. It didn’t look all that brown though once applied on my nails. I wore this for 2 days, which is pretty good for me with a full mani (I usually have skittles mani). I find the finish to be more of a glass fleck shimmer. Formula is good and is more opaque than Otaku Anime that I reviewed earlier. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Maroon Fine (in shade)

Sinful Colors Maroon Fine (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Maroon Fine (close-up)

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They have a list of retailers up on their website here. They’re usually priced at $1.99 but you can score some for as low as $0.99 each when there is a BOGO promo or some special pricing on these.

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