Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Glitter with Half Moon Stamping

Hi Dolls!!! So today's mani is a little sparkly and flashy, exactly what I need to shake away these winter blues!!!
 I did a base of Zoya Reagan with two coats of Orly Bubbly Bombshell!  Bubbly Bombshell is like most glitter bombs because even though it is packed full of glitter it is still has a clear base that would take 3+ coats to get the coverage I wanted! So I did a base of Reagan! I then stamped a half moon design using Bundle Monster Plate BM-215 and China Glaze I'd Melt For You!!!

Now I usually shy away from glitter bombs, solely because they are a pain to remove!!! This mani reminded me that even though they may be a pain, the sparkle can't be beat!!!

๐ŸŽ” Melissa

Monday, January 16, 2017

Snowflake Gradient

Hi, Dolls!!! So we had our first and probably only snow last weekend (turned out to be more ice than anything) but we did have some awesome visible actual snowflakes toward the end of it!!!  This is the first time I had actually seen a "traditional" snowflake so I was pretty excited!!! So of course I had to do a mani inspired by it!!!

I did a base of white and a gradient of China Glaze So Blue Without You (this gem is from their holiday collection 2013)! I then stamped on some white snowflakes using Ejiubas EJB-
03. Followed it all up with a coat of SV!!!

 I love the way this turned out!!! and this China Glaze is one of my favorites, it has a foil like finish and is such a bright color:)  

Here is a pic I snapped of the snow flakes:) 

 ๐ŸŽ” Melissa

Monday, January 9, 2017

Zoya Naturel 3

Hi Dolls:) I know have been away for a while, so a quick update on what is going on with me... Well the holidays are always hectic at my house; trying to get everything done, presents wrapped, goodies baked and a houseful of family. Right after Christmas I had surgery on my right foot and have been laid up on the couch for the past 2 weeks!!! Good news is I get my stitches out Wednesday and I have no more pain in my foot!!! I am trying to get back into my groove of painting and posting and hopefully I will get there soon!!!  But for now I have the newest transitional collection from Zoya, Naturel 3:) 

*press sample*

First up is Gina, a medium chocolate brown that is just slightly dusty! Like those perfect brownies that you can't say no to, Gina is perfect but no risk of breaking that resolution to eat healthier!  

 Debbie, is a plum brown creme:) This is one of those colors that you think is one color until you see it in direct light and realize it is a totally different color... like those boots that are totally black in your closet but turn out to be a really dark brown as soon as you step outside!

 Mary, is a medium raisin creme! This beauty is a lighter version of Debbie:) Not quite brown, but now quite plum... a perfect in-between!!!

 Jill, a light mauve creme that is just slightly rosy. Jill did funny things to my skin tone and even though you can't see it in the pics, it made my hands red. Jill is very traditional and makes me think of Downton Abbey for some reason.

 Cathy is described as a light pinky nude creme, and in the bottle this statement is as true as they come. However when I put Cathy on I could really see the yellow/beige undertone:( This looks awful on me and I don't mind saying so!

 Tatum, is a beige nude creme. This beauty is neutral and warm and just a little lighter than nude. A great palette cleanser polish, you know that color you wear that still looks polished without being distracting!

This collection also has 3 coordinating lipsticks!!!! Maxwell is a deep plum with a slight fuchsia fleck and a matte finish! Paisley is a nice blush color that is slightly sheer with a classic cream finish.  Cameron is a slightly beige leaning nude with a classic cream finish:) 
I love the idea of this whole collection! Like all neutrals, some will just not work for you and some will work perfectly!!! And now would be a great time to grab a few from this collection. Zoya is running a great promo right now, ANY 4 Lipsticks or Polishes for FREE with a $15 S&P charge or absolutely free with any $30 purchase!!!!  Like I said a great time to grab a few!!!

๐ŸŽ” 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*