Thursday, January 30, 2014

Zoya: Holiday 2013 Zenith Collection

I know it seems like eons ago when this was released, but I swear it was only three months ago...going on four, LOL!

Well here they are and they are gorgeous!

Zoya "Seraphina"
2 coats, no top coat

Lovely and smooth.  This is a white based polish with silver and grey shimmers. It is gorgeous, and by far my favorite because it is so original. It reminds me of shimmering angel wings, light and airy with a hint of glimmer. Definitely unique. :)

Zoya "Cassedy"
2 coats, no top coat

Smooth as liquid pewter.  This polish does not disappoint, and I love how pewter can lean silver and then lean green, gorgeous!

Zoya "Belinda"
2 coats, no top coat

Those purple and blue shimmers are amazing in the light and give this purple metallic polish LIFE! This is gorgeous in person, and I actually wore this for my pedi and the same time! That's LOVE Ya'll!

Zoya "Payton"
2 coats, no top coat

My nails are on fire with black raspberry love!  This deep purple base with added scattered holographic glitter is gorgeous. It is definitely opaque at two coats, but if you want this color to appear deeper, three coats is required.

Zoya "Dream"
3 coats, no top coat

Deep blue with scattered holographic glitter. Smooth and gorgeous, just how I like my blue polish!

Zoya "Mosheen"
1 coat over "Belinda", "Cassedy" and "Seraphina" and on a bare nail.

In indirect light...

Definitely better over darker colors. This sheer ice blue base is a perfect back drop to the iridescent bar and hexagon glitter added to it. There are turquoise, gold and copper glitters added that give this topper added depth.

Overall, I like this collection, the must haves are "Seraphina", "Dream", "Payton" and "Belinda"...get them if you still can!

Keep It Sweet!

*Product sent by PR for review.
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Carnaval of Color!

OPI Launches Brazil Collection For Spring/Summer 2014

Brazil by OPI brings the colors of tropical rainforests and warm sandy beaches to nails and toes for Spring/Summer 2014. This new collection features a palette ranging from bright hues of red, pink, coral, orange and yellow to earthy tones of taupe, sienna, mocha and jungle green. In addition to 12 nail lacquers, the Brazil launch includes a set of four limited edition Beach Sandies Liquid Sand™ mini neon nail lacquers in bold purple, pink, turquoise and yellow shades with a textured, matte finish.
“With sun-soaked shores, tropical fruits, and lush flora/fauna, Brazil is such an inspiring locale,” exclaims Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP.  “I wanted women around the world to embrace the energy and playfulness for which Brazilian women are known. Through the Brazil collection, with shades drenched in color and charged with shine, women can express themselves, showing off their sexy, mysterious, fun and exciting natures.
 “On spring runways, models were seen wearing lots of black and white, with bold accents of orange and yellow and muted elements of taupe and clay,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “Brazil by OPI provides vivid hues to add a pop of color to a neutral-toned wardrobe, as well as earthy tones that easily transition from day to night.”
Brazil by OPI includes the following shades in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas:

Next Stop…The Bikini Zone
This amethyst-toned pewter suits me just fine.

Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around
Nobody can stop me from wearing this creamy nude!

Taupe-less Beach
There’s nothing optional about wearing this enticing taupe.

I São Paulo Over There
He was sipping coffee with this mocha-toned beauty.

OPI Scores a Goal!
Make your point in this winning shade of rich chocolate.

I’m making the switch to this deep jungle green.

I Just Can’t Cope-acabana
Nothing lifts your spirits like this sunshine yellow.

Where Did Suzi’s Man-go?
He went to fetch her this delicious mango smoothie.

Toucan Do It If You Try
You have talent to achieve anything in this confident orange.

Kiss Me I’m Brazilian
Plant this warm luscious pink on me!

This vibrant and festive coral is the life of the party.

Red Hot Rio
A ruby red as hot as the most exciting city in Brazil.

Brazil Beach Sandies Liquid Sand mini pack includes the following shades:

Samba-dy Loves Purple
Well, who wouldn’t find this vivid textured violet irresistible?

I’m Brazil Nuts Over You
And I’m crazy for this textured matte pink.

What’s a Little Rain Forest?
I’ve got this textured matte blue and an umbrella for two.

You’re So Flippy Floppy
When I found this bright textured yellow, I just flipped!

Brazil nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat. Brazil by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas beginning February 5, 2014. Nail lacquers will retail for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and Beach Sandies Liquid Sand mini pack will retail for $12.95 ($14.95 CAN). GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. Prices depend on the salon and range from $28 - $38 for a manicure and $35 - $45 for a pedicure.
            For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names,OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

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Monday, January 27, 2014


Since I have skittles on my blog wallpaper, I decided to show you a fun skittle manicure I did over the holidays.  I used 3 colors from the China Glaze Holiday 2013 Happy Holiglaze Collection.

Left to Right: China Glaze "Mingle with Kringle", "Bells Will Be Blinging" and "So Blue Without You".

I wore this manicure for 6 days, 6 DAYS!  I think that is a record for me!  I loved this manicure, and it lasted a long time.  After 6 days I did have tip wear, as you can see in the pics, but nothing I couldn't live with, since this manicure sparkled and shined like a CHAMP!

All the polishes were super easy to apply, the gold and blue went on easy in 2 coats. For the glitter, I layered it over the blue, so that removal would be easier.

"Mingle with Kringle" is a gold foil, applied easily in two coats.  "So Blue Without You" is a bright blue foil, I love blue foils and this one did not disappoint.

"Bells Will Be Blinging" is silver, gold and blue glitter in a clear base, with only one coat this glitter is easily distributed on the nail.  The glitter and the blue foil made a great pair!  I topped this manicure off with OPI "Top Coat" and then Seche Vite "Fast Dry Top Coat".  These two top coats are my secret weapon to making a manicure last super long :)


Stay tuned for more fun manicures!

Keep It Sweet!

*Products provided by PR for review
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Keep those hands where we can see them!

"It's easy to neglect your fingers, but that doesn't mean you should! Save yourself the pain of dry cuticles and inflamed skin with Nubar's Nail and Cuticle Oil! With the help of Vitamin D and Mulberry Root extract, these amazing smelling oils will keep your cuticles cute and hydrated."

"This almond cuticle oil by Nubar is great. It softened my cuticles and it smelled great." -Trisha,Makeup Files
"Just what I've been looking for!" -Anastasia, Glamorable
"I really love this oil! It absorbs quickly. And the smell is heavenly!" -You Sold the World
"The Nubar oil made a difference right away!" -Connie, Peanut Butter and Whine
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Two reasons to subscribe to Beauty Box 5...NOW!

Today, I have my November and December "Beauty Box 5" boxes to show you and yes, they are THAT awesome!

What I love about these boxes is  that you are always guaranteed FIVE items, that offer a variety of beauty needs.

First up, November's Box...

Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant & Deodorant and Aveeno Positively Nourishing Calming Body Wash

Body Drench Lip Drench and Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Cooling Face Mask.

Bellapierre Cosmetics Shimmer Powder in "Storm".

Review:  I've used everything but the mask and I am really impressed my this months election. The body wash is smooth and pleasant smelling.  My skin is super sensitive to perfumes and dyes and this worked well with my skin.  I am currently using the deodorant and I really like it, the smell is not over powering , and it last all day even after my workout.  Usually I have to reapply deodorant after my workout, but with this I don't .

The lip drench was nice, I saw "was" because my Mom liked it as well and took it, LOL! It was easy to apply and served well as a base under lipstick. The smell was amazing and very yummy.  The eye shadow was my favorite, a little goes a long way as is true of most mineral eye shadows I used this as a base on my lid for a smokey eye I was doing for an evening look.  Along with these items I received coupons...woo hoo!  Coupons for items in the box and items not in the box... they  know how to make a gal happy :)

Overall, I loved this box, and I look forward to many more boxes.

Next, December's Box...

Every Beauty Flexible Foot Smoother

Ofra Cosmetics Sultry Lipgloss Plumper

Body Drench Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer

NYX Cosmetics Love in Rio Eyeshadow Palette in "Moonlit Skinny Dip"

Review:  I've used everything, and I can say this box was a real pleasure! The foot smoother is amazing.  I use a pumice stone on my feet every day in the shower and this was a perfect addition to my shower routine. It's light and has 2 different sides, one smoother than the other.  The fact that it is pliable, makes it easy to use on smaller areas and the shape is great to secure a good grip in slippery circumstances.   The lipgloss is a great color for winter, a bright berry shimmer that has a minty plumping effect. It is not thick, so it glides on nicely and hydrates the lips well while adding a color.

The lotion and the gel moisturizer are exactly what the doctor ordered for winter skin.  The lotion is fragrant and very clean and soaks into  he skin quickly and easily.  The gel moisturizer is light and hydrating, and great for wear during the day.  I wore mine under my tinted moisturizer, and it added a nice layer of extra protection against the winter air.

The eye shadow palette was a real treat.  These 3 colors are great together, and I used them for an easy fast every day eye. I used the middle color as a base, the lighter color for the brow bone under my arch, and the darker color in the crease and along the lash line. I also like that all 3 colors are in one easy and small compact. I preferred to use my own brushes, but I will use the sponge applicators for one the go application.

Overall, I am happy with this box as well, and I recommend you hurry up and subscribe to Beauty Box 5, so you won't miss out on any more of the future goodies to come.

Beauty Box 5, starting at $12 a month, free shipping.

Keep It Sweet!

*These products were submitted by PR for review. 

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014


New Nail Polish Collection for Spring 2014: Zoya Magical Pixie

Believe in it...
Zoya Magical Pixie - a new PixieDust formulation, amped up with spectacular sparkle creating the most magical, Zoya PixieDust ever! Three new never before imagined textured, holographic beauties for spring 2014... 
• ZP717 - Cosmo: Silver Crystal Sparkle, Textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Iridescent Particles, Full Coverage Formula.

• ZP718 - Vega: Blue Opal Sparkle, Textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Iridescent Particles, Full Coverage Formula.

• ZP719 - Lux: Rose Quartz Sparkle Textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Iridescent Particles, Full Coverage Formula.

$10.00 ea. (US)

For BEST RESULTS when applying Zoya PixieDust: apply 2-3 thin coats of polish for full coverage to a clean oil free nail surface. Allow product to dry completely for full effect. Do not use a base coat or top coat. Top coat can be applied for additional glossy effects. 

*BIG5FREE: Zoya Nail Polish and Treatment Formulas are free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene and camphor.
Find over 300 long-wearing, beautiful Zoya colors on Each and every color has a name as unique as the women who inspired it.

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