Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Zoya Urban Grunge Metallic Holos

So a couple of days ago I showed you the Zoya Urban Grunge 1 coat creams:) Well today I have the second part of Urban Grunge, the METALLIC HOLOS!!!! This collection reminds me so much of the Ornate collection from winter 2012. This collection is glamorous, rich and perfect for fall!!
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Alicia is a silver scattered linear holo with just a hint of gold! I like the term Scattered Linear for this polish because it is a blend of both:) She is so beautiful and shiny and doesn't need direct light to truly sparkle!

Finley is deep royal purple scattered holo:) She has a deep purple leaning blue almost jelly base and a massive amount of holo shimmer micro shards! She reminded me so much of Aurora, however Finley leans much more blue and Aurora leans much more pink! She is my total favorite in this collection, and is deep in competition with Aurora for my favorite Zoya ever!!!

Merida is a brilliant evergreen scattered holo! A blackened green squishy jelly like base with a ton of green holo micro shards:) She just shines so much like a christmas tree all lit up on your tips!!!

Ash is a deep cherry red metallic with a dramatic red and gold shimmer!!! She is a classic beauty with just a hint of sass:) She is a perfect pop of red to go with all of the browns and blacks I wear in the fall!!!

Britta is a rich berry with deep red and purple shimmers. She is flashy and subtle all at the same time. She is the quintessential fall nail color that looks great on everyone and perfect for the coming cooler weather! 

Troy is the final polish in this collection. He is like liquid pewter with and edge:) With just a hint of black and gold he really stands out! He reminds me of Tris from the Flair collection but the finish os more of a foil with way more reflective shine!

All swatches are 2 coats with no top coat! The formula as always leaves nothing to be desired, it is perfect!!! Zoya totally rocked this whole collection! I can't wait for them to do more holos:) This collection is available now on Zoya.com for $10 per color or $60 for the collection:)    

♥ 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 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!!! *update-make sure you wear a good base with her she like to leave her mark*

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