Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Zoya Element Collection

Hi all!

Today, I have the Zoya Element for Fall 2018 Collection to show you!

Fall is one of my favorite seasons for nail Polish shades and Zoya did not disappoint.

Almost all of my swatches were applied in one easy coat.  However, when I wear these polishes for long term wear, I choose to apply two thinner coats.  I feel it wears better this way.

Zoya Rumor

Zoya Jenna

Zoya Ruthie

Zoya Kendra

Zoya Alyssa

Zoya Donnie

Zoya Maeve

Zoya Maryann

Zoya Rachael

Zoya Leighton

Zoya Devin

Zoya Gardner

My favorites from the Zoya Element Collection are Donnie, Jenna, and Maryann.  This is an awesome collection for fall!

Have you picked up any of these shades yet?

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Pixi Glow

Hi all!

I'm back from a semi long blogging vacation.  Summer break was hectic but went by very quickly.

My first post back is a magical one!  There's lots of glitter and highlights to show you.

Let's look at the Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights Glimmers Shadow first!

They're heavy on the glitter and liquid highlight.  The plus side of liquid and glitter is no fall out!  "Long wearing, liquid glimmer eyeshadow lights up the eyes with super sparkles to create an external look.  Infused with chamomile and rose extracts to soothe and hydrate."  These did dry down fast.

Top to Bottom:
Sun Ray
Rose Gold
Bare Brilliance
Passion Light

And Glow-y Gossamer Duo:

"Super silky goassamer-soft powder to create a lit-from-withim luminosity.  Perfectly pigmented with a crazy skin-tight texture, it looks natural in any light.  Use on Cheek and brow bones and anywhere you want to add a touch of glow."

These are pressed powders with zero glitter but very glow-y.

Subtle Sunrise (top two)
Delicate Dew (bottom two)

Thanks for stopping by!

I have some new fall collection nail polish swatches coming up for my next couple of blog posts!  It's almost fall y'all!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Swatch and Review

Hey all!

I have pastel Crayola Sally Hansen Insta-Dri's to show you today!

I absolutely love the fun packaging and the pastel colors of this line.

Press Sample

All my swatches are shown in two coats.  Sally Hansen usually promotes Insta-Dri's as one coaters, but I still prefer two.  They dry very fast, so I don't wait very long before applying the second, so there's really not a lot of time added to applying my mani.  

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Canary

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Sea Green

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Melon

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Wisteria

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Cotton Candy

These applied really well.  I love these pastel shades because, as you know, pastel creams are one of my favorite nail polishes in the world.  

I did this nail art look using Sea Green.  It dried really fast, so I was able to stamp not long after completing my base.  I also love Insta-Dri's to stamp, and I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri White On Time for my stamping polish.

Have you tried the Crayola + Sally Hansen Insta-Dri's yet?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Pixi Beauty Lash and Line Love Swatches and Review

I was very excited to receive Pixi Beauty lash and eyeliner line.  I have completely transformed my makeup vanity into a Pixi Shrine!  I have had the privilege to sample a lot of Pixi products and have loved every. single. one.

Let's look at these mascaras and liners!

Let's start with the mascaras.  

The Black Lacquer Lash Primer is a multitude black lash primer that plumps, protects, and preps lashes.  $15.  Love this product.

The Large Lash Mascara intensely volumes and lengthens for large lashes.  It is smudge proof and water resistant.  $16.

I've been using the primer and mascara combo since I received my package.  I love it.  I have hooded eyes, so it's a necessity for me to have smudge proof and waterproof lashes.  This combination worked amazing for me.

Top to Bottom: Eye Define Waterline, Lash Line Ink, Eye Bright Liner, RoseGlow, VelvetViolet, BlackBlue, MatteMulberry

Lash Line Ink is a deep black ink liner.  It applies so well.  It's waterproof, non-feathering, and quick drying.  This is my new go to tightliner.  As I previously mentioned, I have hooded eyes, so tightlining is part of my everyday routine.  this product does not transfer to lower lash line and stays put all day.  $14.

Eye Define Waterline is a retractable waterproof slim liner with intense, no-smudge color payoff and gentle application.  $14.

Eye Bright Liner is a waterproof inner rim liner used to brighten the eyes.  I use this in combination with the Lash Line Ink.  $12.

Endless Silk Eye Pens are award winning waterproof eye liners that glide on so well.  The formulas are really amazeabells.  You should really give this a try.  They come in a range of colors: BackBlue, VelvetViolet, MatteMulberry, RoseGlow.  I have to say, RoseGlow is hands down my favorite.  $6 - $12.

Pixi Beauty products are available at www.pixibeauty.com.  

Have you tried out any Pixi Beauty Products?  Which ones are your favorites?

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Zoya Sunshine Summer 2018 Swatch and Review

Hey all!

I finally have the Zoya Sunshine Summer 2018 Collection to show you!

 Last weekend was a pretty terrible weekend that carried over onto Monday.  Well, I woke up Tuesday morning and was like, "Forget everything, I'm going to do one of my favorite things to get my mind and heart in a better place."  One of my favorite things to do is to watch Trisha Yearwood's cooking show while playing with polish!

All of my swatches are in two coats.  The formulas are really great and I did not have issues with any.

I do have a thin layer of clear polygel on my nails for strength, which started breaking down and lifting throughout my swatch session.  So, if you see some wonky lines, that's what it's from.  

The morning sun was very good this day, so all my pictures were taken in natural sunlight.

Zoya Jack

Zoya Delia

Zoya Missy

Zoya Sandy

Zoya Minnie

Zoya Virginia

Zoya Clementine

Zoya Ellie

Zoya Karen

Zoya Marigold

Zoya Nahla

Zoya Saldana

My favorites from this collection are Sandy, Minnie, and Marigold.

Which ones are your favorites?

Zoya Nail Polish is available at Zoya.com with a 10 free formula.  Formulated without formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, TPHP, paraben, xylene, ethyl tosylamde and lead.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Hard Candy Rose Gold Palette Swatch and Review

Hey all!  

Hard Candy has launched a new Rose Gold Pro Pallette!  The Palette includes mattes and shimmering eyeshadow shades.  Let's take a look!

Top row:

Diamond, Charmer, Sweetheart, Love Affair, Marry Up.

Middle row:

Frisky, First Date, Double Date, Heartbreaker, Kiss and Tell.

Bottom row:

Single, Sweet Nothing, Roses, Ball and Chain, Heart Beat.

These shades are easily buildable, universally flattering and have great payoff.  You can blend, crease, accent, and apply all over with ease.  There's so many looks you can create with this palette.

Included are four eyeshadow brushes.

The Hard Candy Rose Gold Palette is sold exclusively at Walmart and retails for $10.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Pixi Pretties Collection

Hey all!

Pixi Beauty released an ah-mazing collection in collaboration with three talented Instagram Makeup Artists.  I was fortunate to receive one of the prettiest press packages I have ever seen.

I'll start with the Pixi X Chloe Morello collaboration: Pixi Palette Chloette Romantic Radiance.

It includes these versatile eyeshadow shades.


And, this beautiful gloss.  Pixi Lip Icing in Cake.  It can be worn alone, or it's awesome as a topper.

Next, is the Pixi X Dolce Candy, which includes a highlight and lip palette.

Pixi Cafe con Dolce Sweet Glow

Pixi Dulce's Lip Candy Sugar and Spice.

Last, is the Pixi X Weylie Hoang, which includes and eyeshadow palette and black liner duo.

I'm a huge fan of Pixi Beauty.  Their makeup and skin care are of amazing quality.  I have been using their liquid lip, glow tonic, and now these palettes religiously.

Have you tried any Pixi products yet?

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