Friday, August 18, 2017

Zoya Sophisticates Fall 2017 Swatch and Review

Hey everyone!  I have the Zoya Sophisticates for Fall 2017 to show you!

Fall is my second favorite season for polish shades.  I love vampy shades that make me ready for sweater weather.  This collection is a solid fall collection with different finishes and strong shades.

Zoya McKenna
"A refined pearl in a soft almond."

This is a great neutral with added pearl sheen.  My swatch is shown in just two coats.
zoya mckenna swatch

Zoya Beth
"A soft, sandy, rose gold metallic."

My picture doesn't do this one justice.  It does have a rose gold component to it, but it does not translate in my pictures.  My swatch is shown in two coats without top coat.  The formula and application of Zoya Beth is great.
zoya beth swatch

Zoya Presley
"A smoky, mauve taupe cream."

My swatch is shown in two coats.  I didn't have any issues with formula or application.
zoya presley swatch

Zoya Hera
"A muted, red mauve cream."

I love this rosey shade!  My swatch is shown in two coats with no issues in application or formula.zoya hera swatch

Zoya Padma
"A deep, vermillion red cream."

This is just a touch darker than Hera.  My swatch is shown in two coats with no issues in formula or application.
zoya padma swatch

Zoya Joni
"A deep dusty, plum cream."

This is one of those grey creams with a hint of purple.  My swatch is shown in two coats with no issues in formula or application

zoya joni swatch

Zoya Yvonne
"A rich, bordeaux red cream."

Another one of my favorites!  My swatch is shown in two coats with no issues in formula or application.

zoya yvonne swatch

Zoya Mona
"A deep, burgundy plum cream."

My swatch is shown in two coats with no issues in formula or application.

zoya mona swatch

Zoya Gal
"A smoky, iridescent, peridot gold metallic."

This is the only one of the bunch I'm not a fan of.  It's just not my type.  My swatch is shown in three coats without issue in formula or application.

zoya gal swatch

Zoya Elaine
"A dark, umber brown cream."

My swatch is shown in two coats without issue in formula or application.  This picture is not accurate in color!  On my monitor, this looks black, in reality it really is a dark brown.

Totally sorry about the out of focusness of this shot.  I didn't realize my son had messed with my camera until I was editing shots.  I asked him if he touched my camera in between my shots, and he said, "ummmmmmm, it wasn't my fault it was my ghost buddy."  Surrreeee.  Blame the ghost buddy.

zoya hadley swatch

Zoya Tabitha
"A refined pearl in deep hunter green."

Love this green!  My swatch is shown with a base coat and two coats.  I didn't have issues with formula or application.

zoya tabitha swatch

Zoya Hadley
"A smoky, midnight blue cream."

I'm so pale, this looked almost black on me.  My swatch is shown in two coats without issue in formula or application. 
zoya hadley swatch

This is a great line of fall shades!  I wish there had been a fall type burnt orange in this group, but I'm still happy with the line up.

The Zoya Fall 2017 Sophisticates Collection is available now at and retail for $10 each.


Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Madam Glam Ocean Shades Comparisons

Hello!!!  I'm back!  I took the month of July off to focus on family and going on vacation to Gatlinburg, TN.  We had an amazing time, and I'm back to nails and beauty products!

Madam Glam is my favorite gel polish brand and I was happy to jump into this comparison post!  They have a wide range of blues and teals, so I wanted to show you the difference between them.

Each of my swatches is shown in two coats with Madam Glam's gel top coat.

Every gel polish in this post was easy to apply and had a great formula.

Let's start with some blues:

Each shade gets a touch darker and are different.  The formulas are great and I didn't have any problems with applications.

Next the blue/green.  I really, really love these shades:

The last three look pretty similar, but there is a slight difference in the balance of blue and green.  For instance, Jungle Beat is a true teal; whereas, Pacific and Boat Trip have more a blue base rather than green.

The blues and teals applied very well.  Jungle Beat looked great in just one coat, but out of habit, I did two.  The rest of my swatches are shown in two coats.

Removing Madam Glam gels are fairly easy.  I file off the top coat, soak my nails in 100 percent acetone for 10 minutes, gently scrape, and finally moisturize.

You can check out these awesome shades at and use TPP30 for 30% off.

While you're here, type in Madam Glam in my search bar.  I have a ton of Madam Glam gel swatches!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

OPI California Dreaming Collection Swatch and Review

Are y'all having a good summer?  It's getting really hot in Kentucky!

I've been rocking a lot of bright pinks and oranges this summer and the OPI California Dreaming Collection provides a lot of these shades!

The OPI California Dreaming Collection features 12 new hues in classic Nail Lacquer and Long-Wear Infinite Shine formulas.

All of my swatches below are shown in two coats.
The formulas and consistency of these are great and they each applied well.

Feeling Frisco
"This nude's bound to put you in a Bayful mood."

Barking Up the Wrong Sequoia
"Finding the perfect peach is a tall order."

Excuse Me, Big Sur!
"This rose may be soft, but it's not afraid to speak up."

Time For a Napa
"It's always the right moment for this bubbly hot coral."

Malibu Pier Pressure
"This cotton candy Pink has a very persuasive vibe."

GPS I Love You
"I couldn't have pinked a sweeter traveling companion."

This is Not Whine Country
"The merlot the merrier I always say."

Santa Monica Beach Peach
"Go ahead and hit the beach, this punchy orange has your back."

Me, Myselfie & I
"But enough about me, doesn't this coral look good in my selfie?"

To the Mouse House We Go!
"This magic red is for kissable lips, polka dot bows and tempting applies."

Sweet Carmel Sunday
"You're always a treat in this glistening gold."

Don't Take Yosemite for Granite
"Of quartz not!  Everyone appreciates this shimmering slate."

All of these shades were easy to use and had great formulas.  These are the type of shades I'm enjoying more this summer, especially the oranges.

I paired Feeling Frisco and Sweet Carmel Sunday (which I absolutely love) for this fun nail art look.

The California Dreaming Collection by OPI Infinite Shine will retail for $12.50 at Professional Salons, as well as Beauty Brands,, Chatters, Dillard's, Regis, Sally Beauty, ULTA,, and Macy's.

OPI is guaranteed only when purchased through authorized professional beauty outlets and prestige stores, not from a drugstore, supermarket, mass outlet, or other unauthorized sources.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Swatch and Review

The Zoya Wanderlust Collection for Summer 2017 is packed with full coverage creams and beautiful shimmery shades.

This collection is a great selection for summer.

All of the formulas are just what I expected from Zoya, perfect and opaque.  Each of my swatches are shown in two coats plus top coat.  I didn't have any issues with any of the formulas.

Zoya Winnie
"A soft watermelon pink cream."
zoya winnie swatch

Zoya Sonja
"A summery crimson red cream."
zoya sonja swatch

Zoya Byrdie
"A rich bubble gum pink cream."
zoya byrdie swatch

Zoya Cora
"A muted coral cream."
zoya cora swatch

Zoya Esty
"A muted fuchsia pink cream."
zoya esty swatch

Zoya Lois
"A rich magenta violet cream."
zoya lois swatch

Zoya Sawyer
"A soft taffy orange cream."
zoya sawyer swatch

Zoya Arbor
"A rich olive green cream."
zoya arbor swatch

Zoya Journey
"A shimmering strawberry red."
zoya journey swatch

Zoya River
"A shimmering cobalt blue."
zoya river swatch

Zoya Mandy
"A shimmering berry pink."
zoya mandy swatch

Zoya Scout
"A shimmering moss green."

Another great benefit of these full coverage creams is that they stamp so well.  In this nail art look, I used a base of Cora stamped with Sonja.  I love how this turned out.

The Zoya Wanderlust Collection is available now at!

Which ones will you be picking up?

Thanks for reading!

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