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Zoya Spring 2012 True Collection Swatches

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Good Morning!! Today I have an awesome new collection to show you guys from Zoya! Zoya is giving us 2 collections for Spring and they are both pretty awesome! They go on sale tomorrow (January 10th) so I thought this would be the perfect time to post them! I’ll have the second collection (The Fleck Effect Collection) for you guys tomorrow morning! When I got this collection in the mail I swooned, you guys know that I am a big huge fan of polishes with a gorgeous subtle shimmer and there are a few like this in this collection! This year I’ve decided to keep a running list of favorites as I swatch and wear stuff so that I’m not scrambling at the end of the year to remember what I’ve loved….half of this collection is already on that list lol! I really can’t wait to see what Zoya has in store for us for the rest of the year if this is how they are starting off!

Bevin is a dusty light green with blue undertones. I love this one so so much, I have a thing for blue/greens like this…they remind me of the ocean! Well, not the ocean in So Cal…but the ocean in the Caribbean…the ocean in So Cal is disgusting looking. Bevin reminded me a lot of one of my all time favorite polishes…Misa Dirty Sexy Money. I pulled it out to compare but Bevin is much lighter, if you loved that Misa you will absolutely love this also. The formula was good not too thick or thin. You are going to want to use thin coats with this, the first time I put it on I used too thick of a coat and it didn’t level out very well.

Cho is a yellow toned beige with a very subtle silver shimmer. This one is what I wanted The Touch Collection to be, while I loved that collection the shimmer had a tendency to look a little frosty. With Cho the shimmer is so subtle that it just gives a little touch of sparkle in the right light and it doesn’t overpower the polish.

Lotus is a dusty purple with reddish pink shimmer! Ahhh love love love love, a subtle shimmer lovers dream! It’s like Neeka but with shimmer that is somehow even more awesome! The shimmer wasn’t super in your face even out in the sun but it gives the polish some dimension and is stunning when the light hits it! Indoors the shimmer was not noticeable but you could tell that it wasn’t just a flat creme polish! The formula was good, it started out a little thin but was a bit more on the thick side by the time I got to the second coat…weird how that happens.

Skylar is a dusty medium blue with silver and gold shimmer. The shimmer in Skylar is super super noticeable, in the sun in sparkles and indoors and in low light it is gorgeous too! The formula was a bit thick but very easy to work with.

Tru is a red toned purple with a subtle red shimmer. The shimmer flashes a bit of an orangey gold also! Now I loved Lotus but I love True even more! Red toned purples are my favorite then you throw in awesome shimmer and I just can’t even contain my excitement! Tru is my absolute favorite of the collection! I wore this on Friday and got so many compliments on it! The formula was a bit thick but again easy to work with. The shimmer is more noticeable than it was in Lotus but still not super visible in low light.

Overall I LOVE this collection, Zoya has not been disappointing lately! I know a lot of people are probably like ugh…more neutrals but I’m a fan! The shimmers in this collection are stunning and the cremes are great! My favorites, and the ones already on my 2012 favorites list are Tru, Bevin and Skylar…Lotus is on there also but not as much as Tru!

The True Collection will be available on Zoya.com on January 10th, each bottle retails for $8!

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Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches

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Good Morning guys!  Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was boring…I guess that’s good? haha

Today I have for you guys swatches of the first of 2 summer collections Color Club has put for this year. This one is called Wicked Sweet. All of the polishes in this collection are scented, and there are a couple interesting combos, color wise. I have heard that this set is already popping up at Ross and is also available on some etailers like Transdesign.com and VictoriasNailSupply.com (my 2 favorites!)

First up Is Get Your Lem-On. This one was pretty sheer, but the color is fab. I don’t have anything dupey in my stash. It’s a bright highlighter yellow with a green shimmer. On it’s own I needed 4 coats for okay opacity, I could have used another but I’m not down with doing 5 coats of polish lol. I also have it layered over white on my ring finger in the pictures below. Over white I only needed 2 coats, awesome! The only downside to layering it over the white is that it seemed to kill that awesome shimmer, you could still see it but it wasn’t very noticeable 🙁 Get Your Lem-On smells like….you guessed it, Lemon Candy.

The Lime Starts Here is a bright neon green, I do like this color but it’s nothing new we haven’t seen before.  The formula was just okay, for a neon it did well, no dragging bald spotsI Always Get My Man-Darin is a bright orange packed with shimmer! I have a lot of orange in my stash, but again nothing like this one. The formula on this was pretty much exactly the same as Get Your Lem-On, very sheer. On it’s own I used 4 coats and 2 coats over white on my ring finger.

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Saturday Spam: Lynnderella

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Hi guys, hope you’re all having a good weekend so far…I sure as heck am, more on that tomorrow! Today I have a big helping of spam for you….this spam is all Lynnderella! I’ve been waffling on posting this because for the past few months Lynnderella=drama. The drama associated with it turns me off the brand so I had decided not to post pictures of what I have. Then I kind of tested the waters in my Indie spam post with 1 Lynn polish and everyone liked it, so I decided what the heck I’ll just post everything I have that I haven’t shown before in one post. Hope you guys enjoy!

If you want to buy Lynnderella polishes it’s a bit of a process…you have to send in a wish list to Llarowe then wait for your last name to come up in her rotations. I think the 1st rotation of wish lists is still going on so depending on your last name you could be waiting for like 4-5 months, it wasn’t too bad for me but I know some people are frustrated with the wait. I know the waiting sucks but I do like that at least you get everything you want eventually. It’s worth it just to avoid the mad dash of trying to get things before they sell out in .5 seconds during re-stocks. Right now Llarowe is not accepting wish lists but last I heard she would be taking them again soon-ish.

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Alright guys…I’m just going to tell you what I layered these over (for most of the polishes) instead of writing a little novel about each! Hope ya don’t mind!

Boy Girl Party over Zoya Ginessa. FYI there is diamond shaped glitter in this…LOVE!!

Very Pretty Vampire over OPI Black Onyx. I actually really don’t love this combo but I was losing daylight so I couldn’t re-do it. My favorite way to wear VPV is over purple!

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piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Siren Song, Geode, Douceur & Imperial

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Hi guys! Today I have 4 of the 5 new collaboration shades from piCture pOlish to share with you! These were released a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait for them to show up at my house. I always love the collaboration shades, it’s fun to read the posts of the girls who created the shades plus I usually feel like these are shades I want too but don’t already own.

Douceur is a light nude/beige base with fuchsia glitter mixed throughout. This was a collaboration with Tartofraises somehow I had never heard of her blog but since getting her shade I’ve been over there looking through her posts and she does really beautiful nail art! To read her post about the shade check out her blog here.  The formula was good, it was more opaque than I expected it to be and it wasn’t streaky at all.

Imperial is a super vibrant purple with a heavy blue shimmer and gold glitter. This is a collaboration with Jeanette of The Swatchaholic. I was so excited to see this one, Jeanette is a blogger that I’ve become friends with over the last couple years and I had no doubt that if piCture pOlish ever collaborated with her it would be gorgeous. Well, let me tell you Imperial is insanely gorgeous…this is one of my favorite collaboration shades ever and will most likely be a favorite for 2013 for me. I wore it all of last week and was sad to take it off.

Imperial is super vibrant, more so in real life than it appears in photos, I’m also dying over the stunning blue shimmer in this. I loved how the shimmer was visible in the sun and didn’t disappear in the shade.  If you want to read about how Jeanette came up with Imperial and see her beautiful photos of it check out her blog here. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque…I had no issues with application. This does dry a bit matte due to the neon pigment in it.

Siren Song is a sea foam green with a silver flecked shimmer. This is a collaboration with Rebecca Likes Nails. This shade was inspired Fender guitars & bass guitars by Mark & Tom from Blink 182. Ah yes…now that’s my kind of inspiration I love me some Blink 182 and have seen them live several times throughout the years…even stood in like for like 6 hours about 10 years ago to meet them (now I feel old btw). I love the shimmer/glitter in this. It’s bigger than shimmer but smaller than micro glitter…it’s interesting! To read more about the inspiration and naming of Siren Song check out Rebecca’s post here. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second coat.

All of the new Collaboration shades are available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like LlaroweHarlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

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