Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Zoya Urban Grunge Cremes

Urban Grunge, just the name makes me think 90's! Maybe its all in the name Grunge:) Anyway... Zoya's new fall collection is part one coat cremes and part metallic holos!!! Zoya always rocks the fall collection!!! I have all six cremes for you today:)
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Here is Noah! He is a medium taupe/nude creme that has the perfect balance between grey and yellow! This is one of those colors that is a great neutral but doesn't really stand out, but I think for nail art, this would be a great starting off point!!

August a fabulously balanced gray:) He is like a cloud from a dark and stormy afternoon in fall! And as much as I love sunshine, sometimes a girl just needs a little rain and this will definitely fit the bill!

Courtney is my fave of the cremes!!! She is a deep and juicy beet red:) She is vampy, classic and totally gorgeous!!! She is so juicy You would think she was a jelly with all of the squishiness she exudes but nope she is a one coater:) 

Tara is a dusty plum purple that I tried really hard to love! What is it about name association that sticks around for years!!! I knew a girl in high school named Tara that was a total ass, and ever since then I cringe every time I hear the name!!! I will say that this polish is pretty in her own right and as long as I don't look at the name I may use her. 

Wyatt is a dusty racing green! He makes me daydream about driving through an English country-side in a little Aston Martin with nails that match my ride:)

Mallory is a deeply saturated prussian blue:) She is my second fav in this collection!  Mallory is like cookie monster blue, which makes me want cookies now... crap!!! She is a perfect bright blue for fall!!!

This collection has me daydreaming about cooler weather, bonfires and smores!!! All of these beauties are available now from www.zoya.com for $10 per color or $60 for all!!! And always check Zoya's Facebook for specials and deals!!! (there is a great one going on right now)

♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

China Glaze Rebel Part 2

Alright Dolls:) Are you ready for Part 2 of China Glaze Fall 2016 Rebel Collection???? Well here it is and it is beautiful!!! Sorry about the delay... My internet went down last night and just came back up:(
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Ya'll Red-y for This? is a bright cherry red shimmer! She is a true and classic beauty perfect for fall. Her shimmer is an understated silver that just gives her that extra umph:) Here is 2 coats no top coat.

Heroine Chic is a brownish gunmetal gray that is jam packed with a dramatic red shimmer! She is definitely a unique beauty. She is the hardest polish to describe in this collection! Here is 2 coats with no topcoat! 

Purple Fiction is a bright medium purple shimmer with slight lean toward pinkish/red.  She is spectacular and now you can totally see why purple is a royal color! Here is 2 coats with no topcoat!

Teen Spirit is an inky blue-black jelly type base with flecks of blue and purple shimmers!  He is tall, dark and mysterious:) I just love the depth of this polish!  Here is 2 coats with no topcoat.

Blue-Ya is a deep blue jelly base with blue and teal flaky micro shimmers. He is gorgeous and a total 10!!! The same captivating depth as Teen Spirit, just not as dark:) Here is 2 coats with no topcoat!

Holo at Ya Girl! is a menagerie of gold, silver and green glitter in a clear base.  She was the most disappointing in this collection, not because she isn't beautiful but because she isn't HOLO:( she is rather shiny though:) Here is 3 coats with no top coat. 

So that is the end of the Rebel collection:) You can grab yours now at Sally's or Ulta for around $8 per color:) My favs from this collection are Pearl Jammin', Combat Blue-ts, Purple Fiction, and Teen Spirit:) The teenage me is in heaven right now and the adult me is pretty happy too!!!!

♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*

Monday, August 15, 2016

China Glaze Rebel Part 1

Happy Monday Dolls!!! So today I have the newest from China Glaze Fall 2016 the 90's inspired, Rebel Collection! I am so excited to share this collection with you for 2 reasons:) First, fall collections are always awesome in the polish world, and second because the names of these polish take me back to my pre-teen/teenage years and the 90's were AWESOME!!!!
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First up is Dope Taupe (the bottle had a misprint), a grey with a slight lean toward lavender griege creme. Think stormy sky right at sunset. This is a great alternative to a nude, if you want a little more pop! 2 coats without a topcoat:)

Fresh Princess is a gorgeous bright pale pink creme!!!! She is the only one in this collection that her color seems more suited for spring. However I love the contrast to the rest of the collection, she stands out... Just like a princess should:) Here is 3 coats with no top coat (2 coats might be okay but I had a little streakiness after just 2)

Jagged Little Teal, is a vampy darkened teal. Isn't she ironic, a vampy teal!!! I love the color and the name:) She is super smooth and creamy, and not too dark.  Here is 2 coats with no topcoat!

Pearl Jammin' is my favorite from this collection:) This is a pearly baby blue with a grey tinge, but the magic is in the shimmer! Her shimmer is a strong copper pink that makes this polish breathtaking!!!! Here is 2 coats with no top coat!

Don't Mesh with Me, is a gorgeous lavender purple shimmer:) She has a slightly tinted pearl base packed with tons of purple micro shimmers.  I love the shimmer and shine of this beauty... but I don't think I would wear her alone, a nude or dark base would really make her stand out and I am just not a fan of the visible nail line!  Here is 3 coats with no top coat:)

Combat Blue-ts, is a cobalt blue shimmer that dries flat matte!!! He is bold, in your face, and so much fun! Now like with most men, he is slightly temperamental... You have to work quick or he will dry and get streaky on you. Be weary and wear a good base so you don't get any stains! Here is 1 coat with no top coat!  (that's right 1 coat)

The colors for this collection are so great, so much diversity in color, finish, and shimmer!!! The formula is exactly what I expect from China Glaze, easy, smooth and not too runny or goopy:) I have part 2 of this collection coming up later today, stay tuned!!!!

♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*

Monday, August 8, 2016

Blue and Green Simple Nail Art

Hi Dolls:) I have some new easy nail art for you today! For this mani I used Zoya Dory, Barry M Greenberry, Sally Hansen White On. For the Silver I did a 2 step process with China Glaze Check Out the Silver Fox as a base and Salon Perfect Twinkle Twinkle sponged over.  I used striping tape for the design on my ring finger; and a sponged gradient and dotting tool for the design on my middle finger!

The only gripe I have about this mani is the drying time... When using striping tape on any mani you have to let the base dry COMPLETELY before putting on the tape or it will rip it up:( 

♥ Melissa

Monday, July 25, 2016

Gradient Cheetah

Hey Dolls!!!! A quick fun wild mani for you today:) I did a easy 3 color gradient using China Glaze Sorry I'm Latte, Zoya Nyssa, Sinful Colors Black on Black. I then stamped the cheetah design using BM 221 plate and my clear stamper (link) in black. I followed it up with a quick coat of SV!

I grabbed the idea for this mani off of pinterest ages ago... I can't even find the pin for it now:( I like it even more now... the stamping fading into the gradient just does something for me!

♥ Melissa

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Sunset Rainbow Gradient

A quick bit of an update and a little mani fun for you dolls today!  I have been in a bit of a funk lately with blogging:( So I am gonna switch things up for a while and see how it goes. When Zoya released the Sunsets collection I knew I would have to do a sunset gradient! So here it is:) I used Dory, Liv, Dixie and Cam, over a white creme base. I did a quick top coat of SV and Done!

I like the way this turned out but I think it needs something more:( not sure what yet but I'll figure it out!!! 

♥ Melissa

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fun Floral

Hi Dolls:) Well Summer has officially started, especially here in the south! I am always super busy this time of year, but I wouldn't have it any other way!!!! Today I have a fun floral summer mani to share with you:) I used 6 China Glaze polishes for this look, Too Yacht Too Handle, I'd Melt for You, Daisy Know My Name, Dashboard Dreamer, Lip Smackin' Good and Let's Jam. I also used a black and white creme for accents   For my accent nail I free handed flowers using the watercolor method of diluting the colors with acetone:)  

I would say this was a pretty easy mani to do, as far as skill, but it was time consuming:) Now I am off to pack for our family vaca, but loves to you all!!!

♥ Melissa

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Zoya Sunsets Swatches and Review

Hi Dolls:) Well another school year has come and gone as today is my little man's last day of 2nd grade!!!! Which means summer at my house is getting ready to be in full swing:) and what better way to kick off the start of my summer with Zoya's Sunsets collection:) Zoya's new one coat cremes formulation is fantastic!  I did 2 coats just because my nails are ridgy and I prefer a smooth finish, but one coat seems to give full coverage. I also stamped over a white creme and a black creme to see how these would work with stamping:) 
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Dixie is a beautiful watermelon red:) She leans a little toward the coral side of things, but it is a nice twist on a classic color.  Stamping over white was fantastic, it truly makes the color POP! Stamping over black is just average, slightly sheer but it does work! 

Brynn is a rich bright pink! A mix between bubblegum and hot pink is this beauty:) She is a summer standard pedi polish, just perfect for toes dipped in the sand:) Stamping over white is just as good as Dixie, over black she is a hot mess! Super sheer with barely even a tint of color:(

 Ness is a true jade green, looking just like the stone is what this beauty does:) She has just a hint of blue that makes her easy to wear! Stamping over white is great, but doesn't really make her stand out. Stamping over black really makes this beauty sing though!

Cam is a nice bright tangerine orange!  This beauty just makes me think of fire orange sunsets and pumpkins:) Perfect for summer but also a great transition  color for fall:) Stamping over white is perfection, stamping over black is pretty good just a tad sheer!

Liv is a great medium purple! She is a beautiful orchid shade that is just a little dusty:) She stamped okay over white with just a little sheerness, and not so great over black... Just a little too sheer for me, but the tint is definitely there!

Dory is the last beauty in this collection:) She is a rich, bright cornflower blue! She is also my fav in this collection, you really can't beat a good blue!!!! I have a feeling that she will be as desired as the infamous original Pacific Blue by SH:) Stamping over white, while the transfer is good I kinda think it dulls out the richness of this color. Stamping over black is the same as white, it just doesn't do it for me!

Zoya, as always, did a great job with this collection!!! I would have really liked to see a yellow in this collection instead of Ness.  I just think a yellow would have rounded out the idea of a sunset better than green:) This collection is available on zoya.com for $10 per color or $60 for the collection:) Oh and in case you were wondering there is a coordinating lipstick with this collection too:) Here is Candy, a classic hot pink to brighten up your look:) I love the semi sheerness and shine of these lipsticks and the color really lasts! 

♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*