Saturday, August 31, 2013

Zoya Fall 2013: Satins Collection

Today I'm showing you the final fall collection from Zoya - the Satins Collection!  Satins is the metallic half of the two collections and is filled with glowing jewel tones.

Channing, 2 coats: rust red copper metallic with very fine gold shimmer.  All of the polishes in this collection were a bit thicker than what I prefer.  Aside from that, they still applied relatively well.  Because the formula is thicker, longer dry time between coats is recommended.  Some were better than others, and Channing was on the better performing side.

Mason, 2 coats: red-violet metallic.  I love how glowy this looks because of the violet shimmer in the red-purple base.  There are also some red fleck-like shimmers that give this color dimension.  However, I did find mine thicker than the others and slower drying.

Claudine, 2 coats: meteorite grey metallic.  It's a dark grey that doesn't come across as black.  Again, the formula is on the thicker side, but Claudine applied very well.

Neve, 2 coats: sapphire blue metallic.  I had no problems with the formula as it applied very smoothly.

Giovanna, 2 coats: lush emerald green metallic.  Hands down my favorite from not only this collection, but the Cashmeres collection combined.  The moment I saw this, I knew I would like it - and I was right.  It's a beautiful shade of emerald green.  I love how glowy this looks and it's bound to attract everyone's attention while you're wearing it.  This did, however, stain my nails a little bit near the cuticles, so beware.

Maria Luisa, 1 coat: sparkling cellophane gold topper.  Maria Luisa has a clear base filled with thin metallic, gold flakes.  I'm wearing one coat on my tips over Mason (above) and one full coat over Channing (below).  This is great if you want to add some subtle sparkle to your manis.

Verdict:  While the colors in this collection were all opaque in two coats, I did find the formula a little too thick.  Some of the polishes even got a bit gloopy around the neck of the bottle, so I plan on adding a few drops of thinner to mine.  It still applies well, but it could be better.  I recommend longer drying times between each coat.

Availability:  This collection is currently available at  Each polish retails for $8.  You can also find Zoya polishes in stores at Ulta.

Whew - that's all of Zoya's collections for Fall 2013!  Which collection is your favorite (Cashmeres, Satins, or Pixie Dust)?  Let me know in the comments below. :)


Friday, August 30, 2013

Zoya Fall 2013: Cashmeres Collection

Hey guys!  When I first got these fall collections, I wasn't in the mood for them since it was still summer.  It's still hot outside, but I'm getting the feeling that fall is creeping closer.  I'm actually a fan of fall, so I can't wait for it to cool down. :)

Anyway, today's collection is the from the creme half of Zoya's new fall 2013 collections. ^^

Livingston, 2 coats: bright red creme.  It's a fairly common every day red, but the formula is excellent.  This is true for all the cremes in this collection.

Pepper, 2 coats: brick red creme.  It's not a vampy red, but it's darker than your standard red.  This flowed onto the nail in two smooth coats.

Sailor, 2 coats: dark navy creme.  No complaints with the formula on this on either.

Hunter, 2 coats: dark green creme.  One of my favorites from this collection.

Louise, 3 coats: chocolate brown creme.  2 coats was fine, but I did 3 for pictures.  For some reason, I don't have a lot of browns, so this was a welcome addition.  I think the color description is spot on, because it really does look like melted chocolate.  Yum!

Flynn, 2 coats: camel brown nude creme.  Camel is very fall isn't it?  I'm into these types of neutral colors, so Flynn made my favorite list as well.  Again, great formula and pigmentation.

Verdict:  All of these were easy to apply and dried quickly.  They were also quite pigmented - being opaque in 2 coats.  My personal favorites were Hunter, Louise, and Flynn.

Availability:  This collection is currently available at  Each polish retails for $8.  You can also find Zoya polishes in stores at Ulta.

Have you transitioned to fall polishes now?  Or are you still wearing summer colors?  Feel free to discuss in the comments below! :)


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Incoco Fall 2013 Collection: A Tailored Fit & More

Left to right: Licorice Tips* / Fashion Fusion* / Autumn Night / Light As A Feather / Tailored Fit
Hey all!  Today I wanted to show you some of the new Incoco designs I've received.  The ones with bolded names are from Incoco's new Fall 2013 collection: A Tailored Fit.  Like the name implies, the collection features a lot of textures and designs inspired by clothing and fabric.  These are just a few of the designs from the collection.  Below, I will be reviewing one fall design and one regular design not pictured above. ^^

Friday, August 23, 2013

Zoya Fall 2013 PixieDust Collection Review

Hey all!  I'm back with some pretty polishes to show you!  Today's polishes are from Zoya's fall texture collection.  It has a lot of beautiful, bold colors in it, so I think you'll like it. :)

Dhara, 2 coats: bright orange jelly texture with very fine gold glitter.  It's not too different from the other orange jelly textures out there, but it's a bit darker and more pigmented.  It covers very well and flows flawlessly onto the nail.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Incoco: Maxed Out Tips

Liquid Jellettes!  Today I'm reviewing the Incoco strip I was most excited about - neon french tips!  Unlike the other two I reviewed (1, 2), these are pre cut in the shape of a french manicure.  In this set, you get...

Friday, August 2, 2013

StarringYou Jewelry


Hey guys, happy Friday!  Today's post is not nail polish related, but I hope you still like it. :)  My mom recently opened a jewelry shop on Etsy called StarringYou Jewelry.  If you're a fan of handmade jewelry, please give her shop a visit!  I'm sure she would appreciate it. ^^  Her items are created for both daily wear and special occasions, so there's a little something for everyone.

Here are a few pictures of what you can find in her shop.

Thanks for looking.