Month: January 2011

Zoya’s Intimate Collection

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Sheesh, it feels like it has been forever since I wrote a blog entry! I have snapped a few manicure pics, but I have been really busy with school and they have not turned into blog posts :-( At any rate, the weather has been quite spring-like here this week. I have been dying to try Intimate, Zoya’s new spring collection. So here are the first of the six new shades. I will try to get the other three up in a few days.

Gemma

Gemma is a murky greyish-blue green with a blue and dark pink shimmer. It is a really cool color! I don’t really love it on me though.

Application was very good, but a tad on the sheer side. Three coats and a top coat shown.

Zoya Gemma

Zoya Gemma

Jules

Jules is a soft muted gold. I was unsure if I was going to like it or not since many golds are a bit too warm for me. This is cooler and softer though. I was surprised at how much I liked Jules! For me is a much more wearable gold.

Application was very good, but  this one was also a tad on the sheer side. Three coats and a top coat shown.

Zoya Jules

Zoya Jules

Danni

Danni is a lovely violet with a pinkish shimmer. Mmmm, this is such a yummy spring color! I love it!!! :-D I got some other new polish today too, but this was a swatch that turned into a full manicure. The other colors will have wait a day or two :-)

Application was excellent. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Zoya Danni

Zoya Danni

Zoya Intimate Collection

Zoya Gemma, Zoya Jules, Zoya Danni, Zoya Caitlin, Zoya Dove, Zoya Marley

Stylish Blogger Award

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I have been tagged for the Stylish Blogger Award by two fabulous beauty bloggers – Tracy from GingerKittyDesigns and Andi from Viva Polish! :-) Congratulations to both of you on a well-deserved award, and thank you so much for the tag! :-D
Sylish Blogger Award

The Stylish Blogger Award Rules

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

Seven things about myself


1. I am currently a full-time student and career changer.

2. Right now I feel like I have been a bit of a bad blogger because I have been really busy with school and other projects. I am doing very well in school though, and for the most part enjoying the other projects as well.

3. I went to high school with my husband, but we never met until after we graduated.

4. I am 6′ tall – I love being tall! :-D

5. I was a nail biter when I was younger. I never thought I would have nice nails as an adult!

6. I love the outdoors, but I am not a huge fan of camping. I always seem to put my sleeping bag over a stump or a big rock! I also hate camp showers and bathrooms.

7. I got my first pair of glasses last January, and I really like them! I always secretly wanted glasses, but never needed them until now. I think cute glasses are a fun accessory!

15 Awesome, Stylish bloggers (in no particular order):

1. Carinae L’etoile’s polish stash

2. Nail Story

3. Kitty Luvs Color!

4. swatchgirl.com

5. SwatchCat

6. Girly Addictions

7. iPolished

8. The Polished Perfectionist

9. Ivana*

10. Bad Luck Baby

11. What’s on my Nails?

12. Did Someone Say Nail Polish?

13. Fashion Polish

14. Alli McBally

15. Nothing Personail

Illamasqua Phallic

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Illamasqua’s Phallic is vivid shimmering midnight blue. I don’t get why they chose the name. To be honest it put me off a bit, but it is a gorgeous color! This heavenly blue is right up my alley! :-D

Application was excellent. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Illamasqua Phallic

Illamasqua Phallic in sunlight

I recently bought several of Illamasqua’s polishes, and I noticed that all of them have crooked caps. It doesn’t seem to have any negative effect on the polish, but I think it makes the bottle pictures look funny!

Illamasqua Phallic

Illamasqua Phallic (with flash)

Color Club Revvvolution and Worth the Risque

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After a string of overcast days, the sun peeked out. I wanted to do something fun with some major sparkle :-D

Worth the Risque

Worth the Risque is a bright silver holo.

Application was very good, and this polish dries quickly. I used a base coat, so I did get some bald spots with the first two coats. The polish was totally opaque in three coats. Three coats and a top coat shown.

Color Club Worth the Risque

Color Club Worth the Risque in sunlight


Revvvolution

Revvvolution is a beautiful black holo. Yummy!

Application was very good. I used a base coat, but this color did not have the same bald spot issue. I had excellent coverage in two coats. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Color Club Revvvolution

Color Club Revvvolution in sunlight


Color Club Worth the Risque and Color Club Revvvolution

Color Club Worth the Risque and Revvvolution (with flash)

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