Thursday, July 26, 2012

Still Here . . . Sorry!

For everyone that is reading this, sorry I have been away for the last couple weeks.  I had a culmination of school, work, and family things to deal with.  My summer semester just ended (whew! so happy) so I do not have any assignments until the end of August, when I have to start researching my Thesis- which I am actually really excited about because it means I am almost done with my degree.  I also recently went to a wedding (one my cousin's, it was in D.C.), which was fabulous and I had a great time, but it left almost no time for my blog.  I have a pic of my mani from the wedding to show you as well.  I also had some family visiting from overseas, it is so great to see people after such a long time (3 years) and see how much they have grown and changed.

What is really awful is that I had all my Zoya's ready to go except for a few posts, and I just didn't get around to scheduling them.  So, I will be fixing that issue in the next couple days.  Another thing I wanted to add is that I actually bought a few more Zoya polishes so I will be adding swatches of those as well.


Sorry again!

xoxo-H

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Collection, Swatched: Zoya Adina (Day 11)

Adina is a light purple color with a green flash, basically a duochrome that goes from purple to green.  This is from the same collection as Happi, and it is gorgeous on the nail.  Anytime I wear this color, I end up staring at it throughout the day. 


This is indoors, with flash.

Again, indoors with flash.  You can see more of the green in this image.

Indoors, with flash.

Outdoors, shade.  This is what it looks like regularly, almost a metallic/glossy look to it.

Outdoors, direct sunlight.


Color: Zoya Adina
Base Coat: Essie All in one Base
Top Coat: Orly Glosser

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My Collection, Swatched: Zoya Faye (Day 10)

Are you all still with me?  I hope you are enjoying the Zoyas, I am having fun swatching them! 

Faye is a gorgeous fleck glitter.  It is a light purple base with gold fleck, and it looks great on the nails as it shows up as a glitter duochrome: Gorgeous!  The formula was great, but I used 3 coats for the swatch to get it fully opaque. 

This is indoors, without flash.

This is outdoors, shade.

This is indoors with flash. You can see the purple really well here.

Color: Zoya Faye
Base Coat: Essie All in one Base
Top Coat: Orly Glosser

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Collection, Swatched: Zoya Kieko (Day 9)

Kieko is a muted berry purple color with a creme finish.  I used 2 coats for the swatches below, and the formula was great, very opaque color.  I don't have anything else like this in my stash, so it is unique to me, but maybe not a unique color in general.  Kieko was originally from the Summertime collection. 

Indoors, no flash.

Indoors, flash.

Indoors, no flash

Outdoors, direct sunlight.


What do you all think of this one?  Do you own any other creme finishes from Zoya? 


Color: Zoya Kieko
Base Coat: Essie All In One Base
Top Coat: Orly Glosser

Monday, July 9, 2012

My Collection, Swatched: Zoya Areej (Day 8)

Areej is a medium pink-purple creme color.  Zoya describes it as a fuschia pink, but I would say it leans more purple to me.  The formula was great, as always. (I feel like I will be repeating myself over and over again with these Zoya swatches).  The color was opaque in 2 easy coats, and has a nice finish.  This is such a fun color for toes. 

This is indoors, without flash.

Indoors, with flash.

Outdoors in direct sunlight.



Color: Zoya Areej
Base Coat: Essie All in one Base
Top Coat: Orly Glosser

Sunday, July 8, 2012

My Collection, Swatched: Zoya Tanzy (Day 7)

Tanzy is a bright orange and gold fleck glitter.  It is very shiny and metallic and applies beautifully.  The formula is great; I would recommend using several (3) thin coats to cover opaquely and wait for each layer to dry.  The color is gorgeous, bright and reflective!  Love this one for summer.

This is indoors, no flash.

Indoors, flash.

Outdoors, shade.

Outdoors, shade.

Color: Zoya Tanzy
Base/Top Coat: Orly Top to Bottom

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Collection, Swatched: Zoya Happi (Day 6)

Happi is a bright pink that flashes green-gold duochrome.  The color is amazing, and really does live up to its name.  The formula, again, is great and covers opaquely in 2-3 coats (depending on how thick you make your coats).  This a great pink for the Spring and Summer.  Every time I wear this color, I end up staring at my hands all day. 

Indoors, no flash. Sorry for the blurry picture, I just wanted to show how it looks without any direct light on it- still glowing!

Outdoors, shade.

Indoors, flash.

Outdoors, direct sunlight.


Color: Zoya Happi
Base/Top Coat: Orly Top to Bottom