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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.*

Walmart Summer 2016 Beauty Box

I got my Walmart Summer 2016 Beauty Box in about 2 weeks ago. I was fairly pleased with what I got for $5.

Walmart Summer 2016 Beauty Box

I’ve seen a few boxes where the polish strips are of a different print but everything else is the same. I’m eager to try out the toothpaste in this set. I must say I’m a little bit tired of seeing the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs again. It keeps popping up in various beauty boxes.

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion

Incoco Coconut Nail Art Polish Strips

ARM & HAMMER Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Toothpaste

Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Diamond Color & Radiance Shampoo & Conditioner

Lady Gaga Fame Perfume Sample

Not bad overall. Still a great deal for the price in my opinion.

Finger Paints Vintage Vincent

Hey guys! I’ve been preoccupied with some non-blogging stuff and now I’m watching a friend’s dog for about 10 days or so. Today’s post is on a shade I’ve had on my coffee table for a while now. It’s actually one of the shades from last year’s Holiday collection from Finger Paints. Here’s Finger Paints Vintage Vincent.

Finger Paints Vintage Vincent

Vintage Vincent is a stunning teal shimmer shade. The shimmer in this is really fine and silver in color. It gives the shade much more depth and beauty. Teal is not one of my favorite colors but this one blew me away (just being honest here!). This shade is a stainer so make sure to use a good base coat with it. Formula is a dream — it applied seamlessly. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Vintage Vincent (in shade)

Finger Paints Vintage Vincent (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Vintage Vincent (close-up)

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

Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Detangler

Here’s the deal. Every once in a while there’s an awesome product out there that I’m ready to blog about. BUT I go to the brand website and this product seems to be missing? Did they discontinue it? What’s the deal? I do see it available on other online retailers. I scratch my head and wonder about it but at the end of the day if it’s gone, it’s gone. But being that some retailers still carry it both in-store and online, I’ll go ahead and give my full review. Here’s my take on the Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Detangler.

Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Detangler

What I love about this product? It works! I was a little apprehensive at first as I thought this might be gimmicky. The liquid in the bottle basically consists of the oil part that is clear in color on the top layer and the water-based part that is golden-yellow in color at the bottom. To “activate” this, simply shake the bottle so it’s emulsified and spray onto hair. As stated on the back of the spray bottle container: “The unique dual-phase formula contains a blend of Weightless Nutri-Oils, including Almond and Argan Oil, to replenish nutrients as it separates tangles. Absorbs quickly with no greasy feel, leaving hair soft, smooth and superbly touchable.” It can be used on both dry or damp hair. I’ve used it 99% of the time on damp hair like right after I shower. I personally like the smell a lot…it reminds me of a lighter version of some Calgon body spray. My hair remains tangle free for the most part (I have super long hair I’m about to chop off and donate) and it gives it extra shine. It also says that you can use this “even between washes to instantly nourish and smooth hair” but I wouldn’t encourage using it this way especially if you have some length to your hair. I tried it a few times and it started to look greasy, not refreshed smooth hair. I still have my bottle from almost a year ago but I use it about once to twice a week at most. I spritz about 3 times if I want to be really thorough and comb through to distribute it evenly.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. It’s easy to find and decently priced for what you get. I think it runs about $4 at Walmart. A buy again for me if it’s still around when I run out with this.

ipsy June 2016 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I got my ipsy bag a few days ago but didn’t get around to posting about it until today. I’ve been very busy with work and with snail mailing these days that I had to put some things off. Here’s what I got in my ipsy June 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy June 2016 Glam Bag

This month’s makeup bag is actually in a print that I don’t really care for but I’m drawn to it a lot. And when I say a lot, I mean A LOT. Like….I actually LOVE this print. Go figure. It’s bright, bold and cute that I surprisingly fell in love with it. The first item that caught my eye is the ColourPop Cosmetics Crème Gel Liner. The shade I got this in is called Swerve. It looks to be a black shade. I’m toying with the idea of keeping it but we’ll see. I don’t use makeup that much to begin with and I use it even less now than compared to a year ago. Next item that caught my eye is the Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Cheeks Blush. While I like these sample size makeup items, I already own too many blushes for my own good so I’m looking to passing this onto someone else that will put it to good use. The nice tube packaging item turned out to be Hey Honey 24Seven: Day & Night Revitalizing Cream. I’m excited about this one as I’m constantly trying to find something better than what I’m currently using for a facial cream/moisturizer. Next up is the Urban Decay Eyeshadow. The shade I got is called Lounge. Lounge is one of the prettiest duochrome eye shadow shades I’ve ever owned. I think this one’s a keeper even when I don’t wear eyeshadow at all. I’ll use it randomly when I feel like it. Last up is the frank body Original Coffee Scrub. I find this product interesting and can’t wait to try it out. I just have concerns with clogging up the shower plumbing. I’ll definitely blog about this one later on.

ColourPop Cosmetics Crème Gel Liner

Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Cheeks Blush

Hey Honey 24Seven: Day & Night Revitalizing Cream

Urban Decay Eyeshadow

frank body Original Coffee Scrub

I love this month’s bag that I can’t wait to see the design for next month! They’ve been churning out good ones lately.

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