Showing posts with label Zoya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zoya. Show all posts

January 8, 2015

Orange and White Polka Dot Nails

Orange and white polka dot dotticure nails by @unitedinbeauty

I don't know about where you all are, but here in Ohio the weather we are experiencing right now can best be described in two words : Drab and Blech! I might not be able to control the weather outside, but I definitely can make it feel like summer on my nails with some bright, cheerful colors! This dotticure certainly perked up my mood today, I love this fab bright orange so much!

- Polishes  Used -
  •  Zoya - Arizona and Purity
  • Seche Vite Fast Dry Topcoat
- Extras - 
  • Dotting Tools
Step 1: Begin by applying 2 coats of Arizona by Zoya ( or Purity for the ring finger accent nail) and allow to dry completely. 
Step 2: Once dry, use a medium sized dotting tool to create polka dots in the opposite color. To get perfectly round and even sized dots, you will want to dip the end of your dotting tool into the polish after each dot. For best results, use a light hand and just dab the end to your nails. PRO TIP: You can also use a bobby pin or the end of a makeup brush in a pinch if you do not have dotting tools!
Step 3: Allow your dots to dry completely in order to avoid smearing, then apply a coat of Seche Vite Fast Dry Topcoat. Typically, Seche Vite is to be applied while the polish is still slightly wet, but in this case your dots will smear if you do not let them dry fully.
Step 4: Kick back and enjoy your new dotted manicure!

What do you guys think, is this one a hit or a miss for you? How's the weather in your neck of the woods?

January 7, 2015

New Zoya Delight Collection - Coming Spring 2015

Zoya Delight Collection Spring 2015
It's the most wonderful time of the year again, no not Christmas silly, that fat guy has left the building...Guess again! Time for the Spring collections to be announced! This is undoubtedly my absolute favorite season - brights, pastels, shimmer <insert Homer Simpson drool here.> Every year, the Spring collections always bring all of the things that I love and this year is already off to a good start with the new Zoya Delight Spring 2015 Collection!
Zoya Delight Collection Spring 2015

This year, inspired by the soft and airy colors of the season, Zoya Delight serves up three cheerful creams and three turquoise flash metallics for an updated, flirty way to wear pastels! This means 6 new shades for us to feast our eyes and fingertips upon! Shut up and take my money!
Zoya Delight Collection Spring 2015
  • ZP773/Lillian: Faded aquamarine with a glossy cream finish.
  • ZP777/Eden: Classic spring flower pink in a glossy cream finish.
  • ZP774/Tiana: Palette-cleansing ‘pistachio gelato’ green in a glossy cream finish.
Zoya Delight Collection Spring 2015
  • ZP775/Daisy: Refreshing ‘lemon merengue’ yellow with a turquoise metallic flash.
  • ZP776/Leslie: Soft spring lavender with a turquoise metallic flash.
  • ZP772/Rayne: Dewy, spring blue with an energizing turquoise metallic flash.
 AVAILABLE 02/02/15!
Zoya Delight Collection Spring 2015
BIG5FREE: Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

The new Zoya Delight Collection will retail for $9 per bottle and is available for purchase in top salons, spas and on

I am seriously drooling over Daisy, I am a sucker for a good yellow! Which one is your favorite?

December 10, 2014

Glittery Stiletto Hearts - And Debuting My New Nail Shape

Is anyone else as obsessed with stiletto nails as I am right now? I've always been a "squoval" ( square and oval)kind of gal when it comes to my nail shape, but I've got a secret love of stiletto nails. Well, I got a bee in my bonnet the other night and decided I was going for it! Once I had the shape, this seemed like the perfect manicure to go with it.

My favorite thing about this manicure is how quick and easy it was! Two nail colors, a small detail brush and 10 minutes later here we are! This would be super cute for Valentine's Day or even a date night too.

I began by applying my favorite base coat, and once that was dry I began creating the hearts on the tips. I used China Glaze Ruby Pumps for the red hearts and Zoya Storm for the black accent nail.

Polishes Used: China Glaze Ruby Pumps & Zoya Storm

I eyeballed the center line of the nail, and from there created the two arches that would create the heart. Once that was finished, a quick swipe of the brush along the middle and edges completed the look. Topped with Seche Vite topcoat, we're all done! Easy, peasy!

Ruby Pumps has got to be my all time favorite glittery red, it's just so perfect. If you've been searching for that perfect shade, I highly recommend giving this one a try!

Share your thoughts about stiletto nails and this red glittery heart design below. What do you think of the trend? Is it a hit or a miss for you?

November 15, 2014

Zoya Lo Swatch (From the Gossip Collection)

When the Zoya Gossip Collection first came out, initially none of the polishes really struck my fancy at first glance so I didn't run out and order any, but I happened to scoop up Lo during the last Earth day promo and I couldn't be more pleased with it. Lo is a gorgeously bright creme pink nail polish that is perfect for summer. Thanks to our unusually cool May weather here, I can't be certain, but I've got a feeling it would look even more awesome next to tan skin!

Pink Zoya Nail Polish Lo
For these swatches, this is 2 coats of Zoya Lo with a Seche Vite topcoat to give it a nice shine. I found the polish to be very opaque, and not streaky at all, which is definitely a plus! These pictures were taken outside in natural sunlight to help give a better idea of the exact shade of the nail polish.
Pink Zoya Nail Polish Lo
I'm not sure why, but it seems like no matter how many pink nail polishes I buy, I can always convince myself like no two are alike and this is no exception. I love the way it's soft, yet bright. In fact, I was just saying how I wanted to do another look for the blog this weekend but I love this color so much I don't even want to take it off! Here are a couple more pictures for your viewing pleasure.
Pink Zoya Nail Polish Lo 
Pink Zoya Nail Polish Lo
Zoya Lo is available on the official Zoya website and currently retails for $8.00.

October 26, 2013

Gradient Nail Art With Zoya Rafael Cennamo Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Today I was feeling inspired by the soft color palate of the gorgeous Zoya Rafael Cennamo Spring/Summer 2013 Collection and thought that they would look amazing together. This pretty gradient nail art was done using three of the nail polishes from the new collection. I really love the way the gradient came out, the finished look almost reminds me of a soft watercolor painting.

Gradient Nail Art

In order to create this look, I used three different Zoya polishes and sponged them on to my nail to create the faded gradient design. Zoya Caitlin is at the base of the nail, Zoya Kennedy is in the middle, and Zoya Wednesday is sponged on the tips.

Gradient Nail Art

When using the sponged gradient technique it is common for the result to look a bit thick with noticeable lines of division between color until a top coat is applied, so don't spaz out if you try it and notice it doesn't quite look right yet. No need to freak your freak! I personally almost always use a coat of Seche Vite to smooth out the polish and top off my nails with a glossy finish. 

If you are going to be trying a sponged gradient, you also will want to always keep the sponge damp in order to get the smoothest color blend. I let mine sit in a small cup of water until I am ready to use it. Gradients are so fun! I'd love to hear about your gradients too, what are your favorite colors/polishes to blend together?


May 29, 2013

Nail Art Featuring Zoya Darcy & Josie

Happy Wednesday, friends! To be honest with you, I think mid-week fatigue must be setting in for me today because this color combination and design looked a lot better in my head then it does on my nails, LOL! I'm not even entirely sure what this look is, but alas I shall still present it! Feast your eyes on these shebangys!

This look was done using two coats of Zoya - Josie as a base, then one coat each of China Glaze - White on White and Zoya -Darcy for the design on the nail art. For the shiny finish I used Seche Vite topcoat.

These totally remind me of egg splatters, what do they remind you of? I've just gotta know! What do you see when you look at them?

May 3, 2013

- Enter to win the ENTIRE Zoya Pixie Dust Collection! -

Zoya Summer Collection Giveaway
If you haven't seen them yet, this collection is AMAZING! 

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Nail Polish Giveaway begins 5/03/13 and ends 6/05/13.


April 29, 2013

Zoya Earthday Promo 2013 Haul

 Zoya Earthday 2013 Promo Haul

Zoya - If loving you is wrong, I don't wanna be right...

My Earthday Promo haul arrived today and I couldn't be more pleased with these gorgeous nail polish colors that I picked out! I don't have too many Zoya nail polishes in my collection, and now I see just what I've been missing out on. These will definitely keep me busy with swatching and nail art for a while. Now I've just got to stop admiring them long enough to package up and send back my old toxic polishes! Zoya for the win!

Pictured from left to right:
Micky, Wednesday, Dove, Charisma, Caitlin, Lo, Josie, Thandie, Mira, Ali, Darcy, Rocky, Kelly, Kennedy, and Kieko.
 Zoya Earthday Promo 2013


April 24, 2013

Zoya Earth Day 2013 Promo - 50% off polishes!

Have old toxic polishes that you've been meaning to get rid of? Here's your chance! If you are a fan of Zoya, then this is surely enough to make you jump around like a mad woman and possibly even wet your pants; Until April 26, Zoya is offering 50% off on TONS of their nail polishes in exchange for your old, unwanted ones. Does it get any better than that?

Zoya is asking that fans mail back old and unwanted polishes from their collections that may not be BIG5FREE so that they may be disposed of safely and properly. Kudos to Zoya for thinking about both consumers safety and the safety of the environment. All Zoya nail polishes are both Vegan friendly and Big5Free, which means that they do not contain Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP or Camphor - which are all toxic chemicals. 

While the promo is designed to encourage us all to make a move towards healthier beauty products and recycle toxic chemicals properly, Zoya states that the offer is NOT contingent on the customer returning polishes, so anyone can take advantage of this great deal whether you have polishes you'd like to return to them or not.

In order to take advantage of this great deal simply visit, create your account and enter the code ZOYAEARTH2013 at checkout.


April 23, 2013

Zoya Pixiedust Summer Edition Swatches and Review

I finally received my Zoya Pixiedust Summer Edition, and I can definitely say that they arrived not a moment too soon! I don't think I could take much more daily mailbox stalking! Let me tell you, these new polishes are well worth the wait. One of the best things about the Pixiedust nail polishes is the fact that you are really getting two nail polishes in one.

You can use the Zoya Pixiedust Summer Edition as intended (without a base or top coat) and you will be left with a textured, matte, and sugary finish which is very on trend right now; or you may choose to add a topcoat such as Seche Vite, which will bring out all the sparkle and shine of the nail polish collection and give it a high gloss finish. 

For your viewing pleasure, I've snapped a few pics of each of the new Zoya Pixiedust Summer Edition nail polishes, both with and without a topcoat so that you can compare for yourself.

Zoya Pixiedust Summer Edition - Stevie

STEVIE - Stevie is a gorgeous light violet polish with tons of silvery sparkles. This is one of my top pics from the collection for sure, as I would wear it regularly both as a matte and with a glossy topcoat. Once the topcoat is applied, the depth of the polish really starts to shine through. The pretty pastel shade is perfect for Summer, but also demure enough to wear during Spring as well. I know this polish will definitely be in my regular rotation.

Zoya Pixiedust Summer Edition - Liberty

LIBERTY - Liberty is, in a word... gorgeous. I absolutely love the shade of this bright blue nail polish. While I do enjoy it in its natural, matte pixiedust form, I have to admit that I am a complete sucker for what it becomes once I added a topcoat of Seche Vite. The only way to describe it is like having the complete depths of a stunning blue ocean on my fingertips. The sparkle really comes alive with the topcoat, and seems to shift shades when the sunlight hits it from certain angles. This is a must have, and my number one favorite from the collection.

Zoya Pixiedust Summer Edition - Miranda

MIRANDA - Miranda can best be described as a pretty rose colored nail polish with tiny plum undertones. I have always considered myself someone that cannot pull off the look of certain shades of rose polish, but this one seems to go along with my skin just right. Following in the footsteps of the previous Zoya Pixiedust swatches, Miranda is also quite stunning both as a matte Pixiedust and with a shiny topcoat. I loved the way the glitter flakes become more present with the topcoat, but also enjoy the bright and sugary matte finish as well. This particular shade is wonderful for Summer, but would also transition perfectly into Fall.

Zoya Pixiedust Summer Edition - Beatrix

BEATRIX - Beatrix is, in my opinion, one of the ultimate Summer shades. The colors of orange and tangerine are so on trend right now, and this nail polish fits in perfectly. I love how bright and eye catching it is. When applied without topcoat, Beatrix is a lighter tangerine color with hidden sugary sparkles. Once topcoat is applied the shade seems to deepen a bit to a darker and warmer shade of orange, but the color change is well worth the trade for the depth the polish gains. This one would be perfect with a light and airy white outfit for a day out in the Summer sun.

Zoya Pixiedust Summer Edition - Destiny

DESTINY - Destiny is lovely bright color that I would describe as being halfway between a coral and a red. While I do enjoy the overall shade of the nail polish, I'm not so sure that this shade loves me back. I noticed that it seemed to look a bit funny against my particular skin tone, but I think it would look absolutely amazing of I spotted the shade on someone else. I'm not sure if it was just my eyes playing tricks on me, but I kept noticing little golden undertones that were very pretty when the sun would hit my nails and pick up the foil flecks. I can see this color becoming quite popular once the warm weather hits around here.

SOLANGE - Solange is the final swatch in the Zoya Pixiedust Summer Edition, and it is definitely last but not least.  Zoya states that this particular nail polish features an exclusive gold pigment, and I'm not sure exactly what that means, but what I do know is that when they say gold, they mean gold. Based on the pictures I saw, I expected this gold metal foil polish to be more yellowy than golden, but it really looks like someone shaved down a bar of gold and planted it right on the tops of my nails. There was not a dramatic difference in the overall look of this polish once I added the topcoat, but it is noticeably different and appears to have more depth, much like the other swatches.

Overall, I'd have to say that Zoya has done it again with the Pixiedust Summer Edition polishes. I'm so glad that I went ahead and purchased the entire collection. I know that I will be putting each and every one of these to good use in the upcoming months. All I know is that Zoya has really set the scene, so I'm hoping they will blow my socks off by creating  fantastic Fall and Winter editions. I can't get enough of the Pixiedust formula, and don't see my obsession fading away anytime soon.

Zoya Pixiedust Summer Edition polishes can be purchased directly on and retail for $9 each.


March 7, 2013

Zoya Pixie Dust Returns With A Brand New Summer Collection

Ermagerd! Is it true? Is this real life?
Zoya PixieDust
Zoya PixieDust is back with a brand new summer line full of bright cheery colors. SHUT. UP. AND. TAKE. MY MONEY. I am a HUGE fan of the PixieDust line, which I previously reviewed and swatched for you all here. I will definitely be first in line for these!
According to the Press Release, here is a description of all the upcoming shades.

Zoya PixieDust Summer Collection
ZP681 - Liberty: Blue sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

ZP675 - Stevie: Violet sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

ZP682 - Miranda: Rose sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula. 

ZP676 - Destiny: Coral Metal sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

ZP677 - Beatrix: Tangerine Metal sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula. 
ZP683 - Solange: Gold Metal sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula with  an exclusive pigment.

The summer collection will be available on beginning on April 1, 2013.

 Zoya Pixiedust Summer


February 11, 2013

Nail Polish Giveaway - Win The ENTIRE Zoya PixieDust Collection!

- Enter to win the ENTIRE Zoya Pixie Dust Collection! -

If you haven't seen them yet, this collection is AMAZING! 

Eligibility: In order to be eligible you must be a Google Friend Connect follower of
Simply fill out the form below to enter, you can also earn extra entries by tweeting and sharing the giveaway on FB! Winner will be determined by random draw and contacted via email. If no response is received within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Open Internationally.  
Nail Polish Giveaway begins 2/11/13 and ends 3/07/13.

Congrats to Kari H. Check your email ASAP!!

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January 26, 2013

31 Day Challenge - Day 06: Violet

 -A Little Bit Of Purple Passion For Zoya Aurora-

By my own admission, I have never been a huge fan of violets or purples in general, so in all honesty I was not entirely looking forward to the color of today's challenge. (I know, I know...Please direct all hate mail to 

I'll understand if you feel the need to make a voodoo doll with my name on it after reading that confession. If there is one thing I've learned in my 30 years on this colorful Earth it's that people are passionate about their purples.

If you're still reading, I have great news! There's no need to track me down and cover me in purple paint in a fit of rage! Luckily, my Zoya haul from the 2013 promotion arrived in my mailbox today, and included was Aurora - an intensely sparkly and holographic wonder of a polish - perfect for today's theme! I think these pictures speak for themselves:

Zoya Aurora
Zoya Aurora
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