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Zoya Naked Manicure Healing Dry Skin Hand & Body Cream

Hey guys! To those that play Pokemon Go, today is Community Day! I hope to be able to see and catch a Squirtle sporting some sunnies! Haha! And if you’re out yesterday like I was, I hope you managed to snag yourself a shiny Articuno! Onto blog stuff, today’s post is on something I’ve been using diligently since March. Here’s my take on the Zoya Naked Manicure Healing Dry Skin Hand & Body Cream.

Zoya Naked Manicure Healing Dry Skin Hand & Body Cream

What I love about this product? While I’m not a huge fan of the scent initially (as scent is relative to everyone), I’m okay with it now. The scent is leaning on the strong side but it dissipates over time quickly enough that it doesn’t bother me anymore. It did in the beginning though. I thought maybe it was a hint of a certain kind of vanilla but my husband doesn’t really detect vanilla. He described it as “honey flower” and I can agree with that. The product comes in a twist cap tube that a lot of body creams and lotions come in. It is white in color and the consistency is what I would expect from a lotion more than a cream BUT the leftover feel the product has on my hands is definitely like a rich lotion or cream to me. I use this on my hands the most but I can see it working nicely on anywhere on my body, except for the face as it says so on the tube in bold lettering.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing but while I like it, it doesn’t replace my holy grail hand cream from the Hand Perfection Anti-Aging Hand Care System I’ve used a while ago. And I’m not sure if it can beat the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream for winter hand problems that I’ve had.

More information on other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

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

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Zoya Sunshine Swatches

Hey guys! Today’s post is on the entire Summer 2018 collection from Zoya! I had most of this photographed 2 weekends ago but had to retake some shots due to the lighting on some shades were near the end of the day and it was too red. I haven’t been motivated enough to set some time aside to feature an entire collection this year until this collection came along. I have a surprising favorite from this bunch. In random order, here are swatches for the Zoya Sunshine Collection.

First up is Ellie.

Zoya Ellie

Ellie looks to be a dark magenta in the bottle. It is described as “a full coverage raspberry sorbet cream”. Formula for this shade is really nice and those that know me knows that I love fuchsia and magenta shades the most. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Ellie (in shade)

Zoya Ellie (direct sunlight)

Zoya Ellie (close-up)

Next we have Saldana.

Zoya Saldana

It’s an icy blue glitter shade shade that applied beautifully. It is described as “a buildable, cotton-candy blue iridescent-holo topper with hints of pink and blue colored glitter with mega hex particles”. Formula is very nice for a glitter shade. Not too chunky and not sparse at all. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Saldana (in shade)

Zoya Saldana (direct sunlight)

Zoya Saldana (close-up)

Then there’s Minnie.

Zoya Minnie

Minnie is a nice crème shade that I felt doesn’t scream summer to me. It’s like a neutral shade to me but the formula for this is great. It is described as “a full coverage pink toned coral cream”. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Minnie (in shade)

Zoya Minnie (direct sunlight)

Zoya Minnie (close-up)

Then we have Karen.

Zoya Karen

Karen was one of the harder shades to capture in this collection. Then again, I have trouble with red shades in general. It is described as “a full coverage poppy red cream”. Formula for this shade is really nice, giving it a buttery smooth application. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Karen (in shade)

Zoya Karen (direct sunlight)

Zoya Karen (close-up)

Next up is Nahla.

Zoya Nahla

Nahla is the other glitter shade in this collection. I think it’s a good glitter topper for darker shades like red ones, which this collection has a lot of. It is described as “a buildable, golden iridescent-holo topper with hints of multi-colored glitter with mega hex particles”. Formula for this shade is very nice, similar to the other glitter shade this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Nahla (in shade)

Zoya Nahla (direct sunlight)

Zoya Nahla (close-up)

Then we have Sandy.

Zoya Sandy

Sandy is a beautiful crème shade that has a nice shine to it. It’s the pink shade closes to what I call Barbie pink in this collection. Described as “a full coverage blue toned flamingo pink cream”, formula for this shade beautiful as it applied nicely on like butter. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Sandy (in shade)

Zoya Sandy (direct sunlight)

Zoya Sandy (close-up)

Up next is Marigold.

Zoya Marigold

What a stunning shimmer Marigold turned out to be. I am in love with this shade so hard. It is described as “a bright and dazzling micro-shimmer red in a full coverage formula”. The finish makes me think of glass fleck shades and I long to pull those out from my stash now. Formula is beautifully smooth. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Marigold (in shade)

Zoya Marigold (direct sunlight)

Zoya Marigold (close-up)

Then here’s Missy.

Zoya Missy

Missy is another pink crème in this collection. It is described as “the perfect summer pink in a full coverage cream formula”. Formula for this shade is on par with the rest in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Missy (in shade)

Zoya Missy (direct sunlight)

Zoya Missy (close-up)

Here comes Delia.

Zoya Delia

Another beautiful crème shade with a nice shine, Delia makes me think of summer pastels. It is described as “a full coverage muted amethyst cream”. Formula for this shade is really, really nice. It applied beautifully. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Delia (in shade)

Zoya Delia (direct sunlight)

Zoya Delia (close-up)

Next up is Clementine.

Zoya Clementine

Clementine is another shimmer in this collection. It is described as “a full coverage salmon toned coral with a pink and orange micro-shimmer”. Formula for this shade is really nice, giving it a smooth application. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Clementine (in shade)

Zoya Clementine (direct sunlight)

Zoya Clementine (close-up)

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

Zoya Virginia

Virginia is a red shade that seems to have a semi matte finish in some shots. It is described as “a full coverage juicy coral red cream”. Formula for this shade is consistent with most in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Virginia (in shade)

Zoya Virginia (direct sunlight)

Zoya Virginia (close-up)

And to see how the glitter shades will look over some others in this collection, here’s Nahla over Virginia.

Zoya Nahla over Virginia (in shade)

Zoya Nahla over Virginia (direct sunlight)

Zoya Nahla over Virginia (close-up)

Last up is Jack.

Zoya Jack

Jack is the nude crème in this collection. Shades like this generally don’t look good on me at all. It is described as “a full coverage nude cream, perfect to match your morning latte”. Formula for this shade is a little finicky for me. I kept having to reapply it for a nice, smooth finish. It’s just thicker than the rest of this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Jack (in shade)

Zoya Jack (direct sunlight)

Zoya Jack (close-up)

And here’s Saldana over Jack.

Zoya Saldana over Jack (in shade)

Zoya Saldana over Jack (direct sunlight)

Zoya Saldana over Jack (close-up)

Overall, there are a lot of red shades in this collection. I feel like they could’ve done with a yellow or lime green (or both) but the glitter topper works well on the red shades.

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


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.*


Zoya Sophisticates Swatches

Hey guys! Today’s post is on the entire Fall 2017 collection of Zoya! I haven’t done full collection posts in a while so bear with me on this one! Here are swatches for the Zoya Sophisticates Collection.

First up is Tabitha.

Zoya Tabitha

Tabitha is a beautiful green shade that makes me think of Christmas. It’s not as light and bright as Christmas green but it sure makes me think of it. It is described as “a refined pearl in a deep hunter green”. This is probably 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 Tabitha (in shade)

Zoya Tabitha (direct sunlight)

Zoya Tabitha (close-up)

Next is Presley.

Zoya Presley

Presley is a pink mauve crème. It is described as “a smokey, mauve taupe cream”. Formula for this shade is really nice, giving it a smooth application. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Presley (in shade)

Zoya Presley (direct sunlight)

Zoya Presley (close-up)

Next we have Padma.

Zoya Padma

Padma looks like dark Barbie pink to me. It is described as “a deep, vermillion red cream”. I don’t really see it as a red shade — this is more pink than red to me. Formula is slightly thinner than the other crème shades in this collection but still applied beautifully. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Padma (in shade)

Zoya Padma (direct sunlight)

Zoya Padma (close-up)

Then we have Hadley.

Zoya Hadley

Hadley is a dark blue crème shade. It is definitely a Fall shade to me. It is described as “a smokey, midnight blue cream”. While I’m not a huge fan of this shade, it is certainly not one of my least favorites in this collection. Probably cause I feel like there’s not much variety in terms of shade color in this collection. It was tough to capture the shade accurately. Formula is good and it is both creamy and opaque. This is almost a one coater to me. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Hadley (in shade)

Zoya Hadley (direct sunlight)

Zoya Hadley (close-up)

Here now is Joni.

Zoya Joni

Joni is a darker version of Presley to me. It is described as “a deep, dusty plum cream”. It makes me think of vintage colors and patterns. Formula is on the thin side but nice. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Joni (in shade)

Zoya Joni (direct sunlight)

Zoya Joni (close-up)

Onto a lighter shade, here’s McKenna.

Zoya McKenna

McKenna is a nude shade with a slight shimmer. It is described as “a refined pearl in a soft almond”. It is a shade that shows brush strokes like frost shades. Formula consistency is nice. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya McKenna (in shade)

Zoya McKenna (direct sunlight)

Zoya McKenna (close-up)

Up next is Yvonne.

Zoya Yvonne

Now THIS is a red shade to me. Yvonne is described as “a rich, bordeaux red cream”. Formula is slightly thicker than the other crème shades in this collection but still very nice. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Yvonne (in shade)

Zoya Yvonne (direct sunlight)

Zoya Yvonne (close-up)

Then we have Gal.

Zoya Gal

Gal is a stunning olive-green shimmery shade. It is described as “a smokey, iridescent, peridot gold metallic”. This is one of my favorite shades in this collection. Formula is good but definitely more sheer than I thought. I feel like you can use this shade as a shimmer top coat over other shades. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Gal (in shade)

Zoya Gal (direct sunlight)

Zoya Gal (close-up)

Next we have Mona.

Zoya Mona

When I hear the name Mona, I think of the character Mona in the series Pretty Little Liars. I finished that entire series in a span of a few weeks about a month ago. This shade is definitely a Mona to me in that context. It is described as “a deep, burgandy plum cream”. I find this shade to be sort of the in-between of Yvonne and Elaine. Formula for this is pretty opaque and applied beautifully. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Mona (in shade)

Zoya Mona (direct sunlight)

Zoya Mona (close-up)

Another beautiful shade we have is Beth.

Zoya Beth

Beth looks like it would be a duochrome shade to me just by looking at the bottle but it’s actually not. It is described as “a soft, sandy, champagne metallic”. It is a shade that shows brush strokes as well but more so than McKenna. Formula is pretty good. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Beth (in shade)

Zoya Beth (direct sunlight)

Zoya Beth (close-up)

Here now is Hera.

Zoya Hera

Hera is a pretty pink crème shade. It is described as “a muted, red mauve cream”. Again, I don’t really see it as a red shade — this is more pink than red to me but what do I know? Formula is nice and creamy. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Hera (in shade)

Zoya Hera (direct sunlight)

Zoya Hera (close-up)

Last up is Elaine.

Zoya Elaine

I hate most brown shades. One of my closest friends love them. They don’t look horrible on me — I just don’t really care for the color brown. Elaine is a brown crème shade. It is described as “a dark, umber brown cream”. Formula is really nice and creamy. It is pretty opaque but certainly not a one coater as evidenced in some of the following shots. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Elaine (in shade)

Zoya Elaine (direct sunlight)

Zoya Elaine (close-up)

Overall, I’m not really impressed with this as a collection. I feel like there are too many shades in the same color family (like reds and pinks). They could’ve done an orange or a purple for Fall. But this certainly makes me look forward to their Holiday offering as they have released nice Holiday collections over the years.

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


Zoya Noah

Hey guys! It’s been a busy few weeks and I am finally getting back to blogging again. Today’s blog post is on another shade from Zoya’s Fall 2016 Urban Grunge Collection. Here’s Zoya Noah.

Zoya Noah

Noah is a nice creamy neutral shade. I’m not a huge fan of shades like this but it looked better than I thought against my skin tone. It is described as “a mid-range taupe evenly balanced between yellow and grey, with a full coverage and smooth application”. Formula is really nice and it passes as a one coater for me although I used an extra coat. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Zoya Noah (in shade)

Zoya Noah (direct sunlight)

Zoya Noah (close-up)

This shade is growing on me. 🙂

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