The Cashmere collection is the other part of Zoya’s fall offerings. This collection consists of five gorgeous creme polishes which are just beautiful for this fall. I’m always excited for new Zoya cremes since they do them so well.
Livingston is my favorite out of the Cashmere collection. It’s a pretty and shiny red, even without a top coat. This is two coats and I wore it for a week without chipping.
Flynn is a really pretty caramel brown shade that’s really perfect for fall. I was in love with Flynn from the moment I saw it, I have so few brown polishes. I don’t think it really looks all that great with my skin tone but I still love it. This is two coats.
Louise is the most perfect chocolate brown creme you could ever need.Two coats and it applies like a dream.
Pepper is a nice brown based red creme. It’s a good shade for fall, applies really easily and only needs two coats.
Next we have Hunter, a forest green creme shade. Like all the others, this one applies really well and only needs two coats. These are the greens that I love in my collection, I think I have about ten similar shades and love them all.
Lastly, there is Sailor, a navy blue creme. It’s really pretty and it fits neatly into this collection. Two coats for navy blue perfection here.
I have the Zoya Satin Fall 2013 collection today. They’re all such gorgeous jewel-toned polishes that are perfect for fall. This collection consists of five pretty shimmers and a great gold glitter.
First we have Channing, my personal favorite of the collection. It’s like fall in a bottle so rich and a coppery orange red shimmer polish. This is two coats and no top coat. The formula was typical Zoya and it made application easy.
Mason is a red based purple shimmer that is typical for fall. I wasn’t sold on Mason after the first coat but she looks so much better after a second. Application was easy and this is two coats.
Claudine surprised me, a dark gunmetal shimmer that only took two coats to be perfect. I don’t usually wear this dark of a color since they just look weird on my pasty white self but I’m drawn to Claudine.
Neve is a blue based purple. I’ve actually see some blog posts that call her blue but she was definitely in the purple family for me. Very pretty and fall appropriate -this is two coats.
Giovanna was my second favorite in this collection, she’s so pretty! I actually love her both in the bottle and on the nail, she’s a perfect fall teal. Two coats were all I needed but be advised, she stains heavily upon removal.
Lastly, we have Maria Luisa which is the gold glitter top coat. I wanted to show how dense the glitter is individually rather than showcase her over other shades. I wouldn’t wear her on her own though, this is one coat. I suspect Zoya created this one as a cheaper alternative to Gilty that came out last year.
I’m super behind on posting new collections lately but since summer has just started, it’ll be okay. I received the Stunning collection to review and have actually worn a couple of the colors as pedicures already but here are the photos and review. Oh, and I’ve already done a post about Rocky here, so I won’t be showing Rocky again in this post.
Josie is the first one, greens like this are strongly in my wheelhouse. The grass green is nice and two coats for full opaque.
Zoya Yana is the darker of the two pinks. It’s a gorgeous coral-ly pink with a delicate silver shimmer -needless to say, it’s not this orange, it freaked my camera out. I used two coats for for full opacity.
Thandie is the orange of the collection. Thandie is softer than Arizona and has a silver shimmer as well.
Darcy is the yellow one and is the one I was most iffy about. Yellows usually don’t look excellent on me but Darcy doesn’t look that bad. The silver shimmer is also apparent here but I had to use three coats for.
Micky is the last of the group. It’s the lighter of the two pinks. It’s pretty and had the silver shimmer in it. This one also took three coats.
As a whole, the Stunning collection is amazing and perfect for summer. Right now I’m wearing Yana on my tips and toes.
**These polishes were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.***
I got some exciting news couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. Barielle is having another sweepstakes and this one has ten winners and one grand prize winner. The sweepstakes runs from June 10th until June 30th enter here.
Each winner will receive a prize pack worth $97 containing the following:
- Brilliant Colors 5 pack of nail polish
- Summer Brights 5 pack of nail polish
- Nail Rebuilding Protein Base Coat
- No Chip Speed Dry Top Coat
- Nail Strengthener Cream
The grand prize winner will receive the above prize pack plus a DKNY hangbag.
So I’m super late to the party but I am in love with Zoya Rocky. I love a smooth glossy creme polish (in most shades) and the Zoya Stunning collection does not disappoint.
Rocky is the perfect sky blue creme. This is one of the shades in the collection without the hidden shimmer. I used two coats for the photos. I also took these photos on day three of this manicure.
I’ve seen other reviews and blog posts mention that the Stunning shades are thick and difficult to work with but I didn’t experience this. Maybe it’s a batch thing and I got a different batch?
***This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions and ideas are my own.***
I got some exciting news via email this weekend and couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. Barielle is having another sweepstakes and this one has ten winners and one grand prize winner. Each winner will receive a Mani Pedi Spa Kit which includes:
- One 5 Pack Nail Color Set – Retail $25
- One Nail Rebuilding Protein – Retail $17.50
- One Nail Strengthener Cream – Retail $17
- One No Chip Speed Dry Topcoat – Retail $12.50
- One Total Foot Care Cream 2.5oz – Retail $12.00
- One Professional Protective Hand Cream 2.5oz – Retail $8.00
Total Value of $92.00!!!
The grand prize winner will receive the above prize pack plus a Michael Kors wallet valued at over a hundred dollars.
The sweepstakes is open from May 6th until May 27th 2013. Enter by the Sweepstakes tab on Barielle’s Facebook page.
Today I have the long awaited Summer Pixie Dust collection. I am in love with this collection, the colors are so bright and summery. I really like the textured polishes in general but the sparkliness of the Pixies is really fantastic.
A few quick words about application. Zoya recommends no base coats for these or a top coat, obviously since the top coat would ruin the matte sparkle effect. For these photos, I used two coats for each shade with no base or top coat.
Zoya describes Solange as “a gold metal foil sparkle with exclusive gold pigment”. This polish has got to be the blingiest polish I have ever seen. It’s like Ziv on steroids. Seriously.
Beatrix is the tangerine metallic in the bunch. Very summery and will look amazing with a tan. Unfortunately I go from pale to lobster in about five minutes.
Destiny is a sparkly red based coral. It’s like a sugar covered Zoya Rica. It’s also really similar to OPI Jinx from the Bond Girls collection.
Miranda is a very feminine rosy pink shade that dries to a sparkle matte finish.
Stevie is a pale lavender matte sparkle polish. It’s the Pixie Dust sister of Zoya Julie. I can’t help but wish it was a little more bold for summer.
Liberty is the bold blue of the bunch. It’s a really pretty blue and looks amazing. Unfortunately, Liberty is a stainer, I’d recommend using a base coat with this one.
As a whole, the summer Pixie Dust collection is amazing and so representative of the season. Solange is the most in your face sparkly gold polish I’ve ever seen. Destiny and Miranda are my favorites of this collection but all of the shades are wonderful.
***This collection was provided to me by Zoya. All opinions and photos are my own. ***