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:) 
*press sample*
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*