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ipsy August 2016 Glam Bag

I got this in a few days ago. While I knew I’d like the bag, I didn’t know that I’d like it this much! It’s quite beautiful really and I appreciate it even though it’s not my typical style. Here’s what I got with my ipsy August 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy August 2016 Glam Bag

The bag is much, much prettier in person. The first item that caught my eye is the Global Beauty Care Dead Sea Wash Off Mask. I love face masks especially mud type ones. I haven’t been using any lately though as I introduced the use of the PMD in my skin care regimen so I pretty much kept my facial routine very simple while my skin gets adjusted to it. Next item that caught my eye is the Pacifica Sundreams Lotus Infused Bronzer. The shade I got this in is called Sunkissed. The packaging is so cute but I have too many bronzers open already and I don’t even use them so I’ll be tucking this into my extra gifting pile. Then we have Ciaté Paint Pot. The shade I got is in Dangerous Affair. It’s not really my type of shade so I’ll be throwing this in as an extra gift as well. Next we have OFRA x @DupeThat “You Glow Girl” Highlighter. Another item that I don’t really use as is so to the same pile it goes. Last up is the Beauty For Real I-LINE 24-7 Eyeliner. The shade I got is called Black Magic.

Global Beauty Care Dead Sea Wash Off Mask

Pacifica Sundreams Lotus Infused Bronzer

Ciaté Paint Pot

OFRA x @DupeThat “You Glow Girl” Highlighter

Beauty For Real I-LINE 24-7 Eyeliner

The bag wowed me more than the contents but that’s alright. I hope next month’s bag is better!


Zoya Seashells Collection

Hey Guys! Today’s post is a longer one as it’s on an entire nail polish collection released for the summer. We’re still in summer so get these shades on! And if you know me by now, you will know that I’ll tell you to wear what you want no matter what time of the year. Here are swatches for the Zoya Seashells Collection.

First up is Levi.

Zoya Levi

Levi is a beautiful pale or light gold shade. It is described as “a beige gold, textured PixieDust with medium holographic hex glitter”. This is my favorite shade in this collection. Formula is good as with the rest of this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Levi (in shade)

Zoya Levi (direct sunlight)

Zoya Levi (close-up)

Just to show how shiny and jelly-ish squishy it looks like with top coat on, here’s Levi with one coat of top coat over it.

Zoya Levi with top coat (in shade)

Zoya Levi with top coat (close-up)

Next is Zooey.

Zoya Zooey

Zooey is a pretty pink shade. This is described as “a classic pink, textured PixieDust laced with a fine thread of gold and medium-sized holographic hexes for an added layer of dimension”. Formula is very nice and the golden flash gives its stunning duochrome property. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Zooey (in shade)

Zoya Zooey (lighting changed)

Zoya Zooey (direct sunlight)

Zoya Zooey (close-up)

Then we have Tilly.

Zoya Tilly

Tilly is the one I thought would be my favorite but it got beaten by Levi. It’s a stunning silver shade that is described as “a starry grey, textured PixieDust with a small holographic glitter interwoven with a darker gunmetal” and “perfect for hot nights out on the town!”. It makes me think of other super glittery shades like Color Club Magic Attraction except that’s purple. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Tilly (in shade)

Zoya Tilly (direct sunlight)

Zoya Tilly (close-up)

Next we have Bay.

Zoya Bay

Bay is a an odd one. I like it in the bottle then didn’t really feel it when I applied it on my nails and I liked it even less in pictures. Thank goodness though it looks better in person than in pictures. The shade itself made me think or Frozen’s Elsa. It is described as “a sky blue, textured PixieDust with fine silver and gold glitter creating a dreamy effect”. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Bay (in shade)

Zoya Bay (direct sunlight)

Zoya Bay (close-up)

Here comes Linds.

Zoya Linds

Linds is a red that — I’ll be honest — pictures horribly. I hated how it looks in the pictures under direct sunlight but it looks much better in person. In the picture, it makes me think of bright red candy and blood ala what you see in cartoons. It is described as “a red PixieDust with red and fuchsia glitter to mimic the look of maraschino cherries dipped in sugar!”. It doesn’t look as red as in the bottle really. This is actually one of my favorites in this collection (it just pictures horribly in my experience). Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Linds (in shade)

Zoya Linds (direct sunlight)

Zoya Linds (close-up)

Last up is Cece.

Zoya Cece

Cece is a meadow green shade that makes me think of cartoon frogs like Kerokerokeroppi from Sanrio. It is described as ” a full impact green, textured PixieDust with a thin vein of gold creating a fizzy lemon-lime effect”. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Cece (in shade)

Zoya Cece (direct sunlight)

Zoya Cece (close-up)

Zoya Cece (different angle)

There are some shades here that I don’t recall them having, so I find this to be a balanced collection. I do wish there was something more that pops with these shades but it could’ve been worse so I’m satisfied with these!

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


Finger Paints I Am So Enameled By You

Hey guys! Today I have a shade from Finger Paints. It’s one of the new shades they released earlier this year as part of their core collection. Here’s Finger Paints I Am So Enameled By You.

Finger Paints I Am So Enameled By You

Finger Paints I Am So Enameled By You is such a pretty glitter shade. I was thinking it’s like any other glitter shade I have (and I have tons of them) but this manages to stand on its own still. This shade is made up of gold and purple larger sized hex glitters sprinkled with some iridescent pinkish smaller hex glitter in a slightly purple tinted base. Formula is good but note that glitter pieces can go on pretty sparse even though it evens out with a thicker coat. Shown is one with no top coat.

Finger Paints I Am So Enameled By You (in shade)

Finger Paints I Am So Enameled By You (lighting changed)

Finger Paints I Am So Enameled By You (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints I Am So Enameled By You (close-up)

I would layer this shade over something like fuchsia or magenta. I think all the glitter pieces in this shade will pop against that color.

These should be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for around $4.99 each or less if it’s on sale.

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


Sinful Colors Teal Midnight

Hey guys! It’s Fri-yay! So glad it’s Friday again. It’s so weird that even though this is a short work week it actually felt like it was dragging.😦 But I’m glad it’s all over now, here’s Sinful Colors Teal Midnight.

Sinful Colors Teal Midnight

I got this shade from my Influenster Bloom VoxBox 2016. Described as “shimmering deep turquoise”, this shade is made up of iridescent regular and hex glitter in a greenish blue-tinted base. The glitter is pretty sparse at just one coat. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Teal Midnight (in shade)

Sinful Colors Teal Midnight (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Teal Midnight (close-up)

And here it is with 2 thick coats over Finger Paints Vintage Vincent that I featured earlier in this blog post.

Sinful Colors Teal Midnight over Finger Paints Vintage Vincent (in shade)

Sinful Colors Teal Midnight over Finger Paints Vintage Vincent (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Teal Midnight over Finger Paints Vintage Vincent (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 featured here are complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.*


Zoya Sunset Swatches

Hey Guys! Hope that this long weekend is serving you well! I’m heading down to spend time with my husband’s family tomorrow. My friend’s yellow lab is keeping me busier than usual but I managed to squeeze in a good amount of gardening (well, pulling weeds….LMAO!). For today’s post, here are swatches for the Zoya Sunset Collection.

First up is Brynn.

Zoya Brynn

Brynn is a hot pink crème. It is described as “a popsicle pink with a densely saturated, buttery smooth application” and “the epitome of happy carefree color!”. When I see this, I think of it as Barbie’s older sister pink. It’s more fuchsia or magenta than the regular Barbie hot pink. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Brynn (in shade)

Zoya Brynn (direct sunlight)

Zoya Brynn (close-up)

Next we have Ness

Zoya Ness

Ness is a an almost pastel-y jade green crème. It is described as “a softened jade green with a hint of blue to make it wearable for all skin tones” and “reminiscent of sea glass found on your favorite beaches!”. Formula is a little streaky or slightly chalky on the first coat but it evened out at the second coat. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Ness (in shade)

Zoya Ness (direct sunlight)

Zoya Ness (close-up)

Next up is Dixie.

Zoya Dixie

Dixie is a red crème shade. It is described as “a juicy watermelon red with a densely saturated, buttery smooth application” and “a cool treat for hot summer days!”. Formula is thinner than others in this collection. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Dixie (in shade)

Zoya Dixie (direct sunlight)

Zoya Dixie (close-up)

Then we have Dory.

Zoya Dory

Dory is a blue crème shade. It is described as “a vibrant cornflower blue with a densely saturated, buttery smooth application”. It reminds me of Sally Hansen Dive Bar but darker. The formula feels thinner and less opaque than Ness. Shown is 3 thinner coats with no top coat.

Zoya Dory (in shade)

Zoya Dory (direct sunlight)

Zoya Dory (close-up)

Next is Liv.

Zoya Liv

Liv is a pretty orchid purple crème. This is described as “a fun-filled purple that is seriously saturated and makes a statement!” and “great on any skin tone, with or without a tan”. Formula is very nice that it applied beautifully. Shown is 2 thinner coats with no top coat.

Zoya Liv (in shade)

Zoya Liv (direct sunlight)

Zoya Liv (close-up)

Zoya Liv (lighting changed)

Last up is Cam.

Zoya Cam

Cam is a bright orange crème that makes me think of neon orange shades. I surprisingly liked this more than I thought I would. It is described as “a deep, fully saturated orange with a densely saturated, buttery smooth application” and “rich and juicy like a ripe tangerine!”. It is thinner and less opaque than many other shades in this collection. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Cam (in shade)

Zoya Cam (direct sunlight)

Zoya Cam (close-up)

I’m actually impressed with this collection from Zoya. I feared that it would be the same old shades that’s around every year but some of these are leaning towards being neon!

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