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Zoya Element Swatches

Hey guys! As the weather now cools and Fall is basically here, Fall colors is popping up around like crazy. Today’s post is on the entire Fall 2018 collection from Zoya! I had most of this photographed a few weekends ago but with a new camera, a lot of the shots didn’t turn out the way it should so I will have to add them in later. I thought I could get to it within the past few weeks but life happens. In random order, here are swatches for the Zoya Element Collection.

Let’s start off with Donnie.

Zoya Donnie

Donnie is my favorite crème in this collection. I tend to like magenta or fuchsia shades and this one is right up there. It is described as “a full-coverage purple-toned sangria cream”. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Donnie (close-up)

Up next Jenna.

Zoya Jenna

Jenna looks to be the typical pink crème shade. It is described as “a full-coverage dusty rose pink cream with blue undertones”. Formula for this shade is nice. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Jenna (in shade)

Zoya Jenna (close-up)

Next we have Leighton.

Zoya Leighton

I actually like this shade more than I thought I would. It’s a deep, dark eggplant purple crème with a nice shine. It is described as “a deeply saturated blackened aubergine cream”. Formula is nicer than I thought it would be as I always have difficulty with really dark purples and reds. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Leighton (in shade)

Zoya Leighton (direct sunlight)

Zoya Leighton (close-up)

Then we have Rumor.

Zoya Rumor

Rumor was the one I thought I’d have the most difficult time with but it applied beautifully for a frost shade. It is described as “a full-coverage mauve taupe with a subtle shimmer – a perfect classic shade for Fall”. As expected, the finish shows brush strokes very evidently. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Rumor (direct sunlight)

Zoya Rumor (close-up)

Next up is Kendra.

Zoya Kendra

Kendra is a beautiful crème shade that has a nice shine to it. Described as “a beautiful full-coverage marsala cream”, formula for this shade beautiful as it applied nicely on like butter. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Kendra (close-up)

Then we have Gardner.

Zoya Gardner

Gardner looks more blue than I thought it would when applied onto my nails. It is described as “a deep periwinkle with a vibrant magenta shimmer in a dense foil finish”. Formula for this shade is on par with the rest in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Gardner (direct sunlight)

Zoya Gardner (close-up)

Up next is Rachael.

Zoya Rachael

What a stunning shimmer Rachael turned out to be. It is described as “a full-coverage mulberry berry cream”. This shade screams Fall to me and makes me think of wine. Formula is beautifully smooth. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Rachael (close-up)

Then here’s Ruthie.

Zoya Ruthie

Ruthie is a beautiful rose pink crème shade with a nice shine. It is described as “a full-coverage raspberry rose cream”. Formula for this shade is really, really nice. It applied beautifully. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Ruthie (close-up)

Next up is Devin.

Zoya Devin

Devin is the other foil shade in this collection. It is described as “a steel blue with hints of multicolored shimmer in a dense foil finish”. Formula for this shade is really nice, giving it a smooth application. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Devin (close-up)

One that’s slightly hard to capture in photos is Maryann.

Zoya Maryann

Maryann is one of my favorites in this collection. It is described as “a full-coverage pink-toned rose with soft glowing shimmer”. I will retake photos for this shade as it looked like it bubbled on me for some reason. I remember the formula for this shade is consistent with most in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Maryann (direct sunlight)

Zoya Maryann (close-up)

Zoya Maryann (lighting changed)

Then there’s Maeve.

Zoya Maeve

Maeve is a nice prurple crème that I like a lot. It is described as “a full-coverage concord grape cream”. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Maeve (in shade)

Zoya Maeve (close-up)

Last up is Alyssa.

Zoya Alyssa

Alyssa is a beautiful red crème that’s perfect for Fall. It is described as “a full-coverage red-toned purple cranberry cream”. Formula for this shade is very nice. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Alyssa (in shade)

Zoya Alyssa (close-up)

Overall, there are a lot more pink shades in this collection than I thought it would but I feel like for the most part they’re different enough from each other. Most of these are perfect for Fall!

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

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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.*


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.*