I’m really excited for this release by Zoya, available NOW! Six new MATTEVELVET Nail Colors to slip into this 2015 WINTER/HOLIDAY season.
The best-selling, MATTEVELVET finish returns this holiday season with six new shades. Each nail polish perfectly opaque, matte color with that extra special ZOYA MATTEVELVET fleck finish everyone loves.
• Aspen (ZP814) – a sparkling artic white with a micronized diamond pearl fleck.
• Sue (ZP815) – a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck.
• Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck.
• Iris (ZP817) – a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck.
• Yves (ZP818) – a deep sapphire that’s midway in between indigo and royal blue with a blue pearl fleck.
• Honor (ZP819) – a true emerald green with a tone on tone emerald pearl fleck.
NOTE: MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, glossy top coat or speed dryer. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear. To extend wear, apply one coat of the Zoya Matte Velvet Topcoat over your favorite matte shades after polish is completely dry. AVAILABLE NOW!
ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!
Zoya MATTEVELVET Colors, 0.5 oz. – $10 (US) ea. Zoya MATTEVELVET Color Sampler, 6 – 0.5 oz. bottles – $60 (US)
Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com
* **BIG5FREE, TOXIN FREE: Zoya Nail Polish Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.
I’m so excited that BOii Cosmetics sent me more of their “Girls Around the World” polish collection for review. I started out not too long ago with two of the collection and found the formulas amazing. These next four I’m sharing with you today fall right in line. Great formulas, tons of pigment, super easy application and inspired shades.
How these adorable polishes arrive!
Let’s start with a gorgeous blue one, English Girl!
Next up is American Girl. Such a luscious pink!
Belizean Girl, as shiny as a brand new copper penny!
And Dominican Girl. Wow!!!
CONCLUSION: 4 letters…LOVE
Be sure to check out my other review on 2 more of the Girls Around the World collection HERE!
Today I’m sharing with you the first half of the Fall 2015 collection, “As a MATTEr of Fall” by indie cosmetics company, Jior Couture! It is a collection of 6 matte lacquers, all containing flakies.These perfect matte polishes I have today are: Scenic, Harvest and Frost. The whole collection will be available for purchase on Sept. 25th!
Let’s get a closer look at these beauties. Note, I swatched these using the 9 ml bottles. No problems with the minis (I’m not sure at this point if they will be released in this size but I had no issues with either the formulas or the full size brushes).
The remaining three shades that will be available in the As a MATTEr of Fall collex are: -Bonfire
*The release date for The fall 2015 collection is Sept 25.
Conclusion: I’m seriously impressed with these matte polishes. Sometimes mattes can come off as a more satiny finish and not quite matte enough. These are full on mattes with a really velvety finish. So perfect for fall. Fast drying and sturdy.
PRESS RELEASE: AND! Be on the Lookout for Jior Couture’s
HALLOWEEN 2015 COLLECTION
*The name of the Halloween 2015 collection is ‘Ladies of the Fright’
*It is a collaboration collection I did with Lelia of Green Goddess
Creations (btw, don’t forget to get your nail decals)
*This is a 6 lacquer collection with 1 (one) glow in the dark holo, 1
(one) thermal, 1 (one) holo glitter, and 3 (three) jellies with micro
*The lacquers are all named after female witches, ghouls, demons etc
*The names are:
-Rusalki *The release date for the Halloween 2015 collection is Oct 2.
TIP: If you need to add a top coat but you want to retain the matte look of these polishes, I’d recommend picking up a bottle of Jior Coutures matte top coat, Matte Me Matte Finish Top Coat! Find it HERE!
Regular size is 15ml bottles, see web site for full details. My samples are 9 ml bottles with full size, super nice brushes.
Individual bottles will only be available in 15 ml bottles.
On their web site they note, “Our products are made in limited quantities. Usually, once a product is sold out it will not be restocked. Our nail lacquers are made from high quality pigments, micas, glitters and lacquer bases that are 5-FREE (free of dibutly phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).
They will also create amazing products that are custom created just for you!
I have a few CND salon products I’m featuring today using their long-wearing Weekly Polish System and CND Enhancements Additives (sent to me by Loxa Beauty). Remember, I’m not a nail tech and my art is what I call “beginners”. At least I have fun doing it! 😉 RPR sent me four polishes which truly are, “Bold and Beautiful”. Fall shades and finishes are in step this season. They are perfect for back to school looks as well. Be it fun and feisty or smoldering and sexy, CND’s got your color.
I will add here, I LOVE the outcome using the Additives, so graciously sent to me by Loxa Beauty! Sort of a pain to remove. The super fine milled Additive Jaded Rebel really clings to the skin. Next time I think I’ll use a latex barrier while applying! But the end result is SO worth it.
Although I had trouble with the Electric Orange formula, I do believe it was just a bad bottle, or suffered heat stroke in the mail! Once I worked it out, it looked fabulous!
FEATURED BENEFITS: VINYLUX® Weekly Polish system includes a self-adhering Color Coat that eliminates the need for Base Coat; Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light; dries in just 8.5 minutes and provides week-long chip-free wear.
AVAILABILITY: Available worldwide Holiday 2015; The Aurora collection is Also available in Shellac, and both will be a part of their core line. visit the Salon Locator on cnd.com.
PRICE: In-salon VINYLUX® Weekly Polish services range from $20-$35, depending on location; VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and VINYLUX® Weekly Top Coat retail for $10.50 per bottle at select salons.”
Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, California, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty – including CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion.
Week Long Wear (Really!)
• Fast-Drying, Two-Step Application
• Increased Durability with Natural Light
• Over 90 Fashion Shades
VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is a breakthrough polish that endures a week of fashion perfection…without a base coat! Exposure to natural light activates the patent-pending ProLight Technology™ to deliver week-long wear. While ordinary polishes break down over time, VINYLUX® Weekly Polish actually becomes more durable!
Today I’ll be sharing the last three from the ILNP Fall 2015 Collection. Maiden Lane, First Class and Lulu. All these are available now for order! The whole collection has been a joy to swatch, wear and share with you. If you haven’t already ordered, I highly recommend each one. Let’s get right to it.
Next in line is Lulu. All these are so stunning and this, I just didn’t want to take it off!
And the very last one, Maiden Lane. Makes me sort of sad, but hey, if I know ILNP’s creator, Barbra, she’s already in her lab thinking up new bottles of joy!
I love hearing from my followers. Have you ordered any of the 17 polishes in this season’s collection? Let me know!
These polishes are $10ea (The Road to Awe, Glory, Cameo (H) and Greatness are $12.50 ea), and you can score the whole set for $180,
Here are a few fabulous facts for your shopping pleasure.
What is your vegan/cruelty free policy? ILNP absolutely does not test our products on animals nor do we purchase materials from suppliers that do. We make a conscious effort to avoid purchasing animal/insect derived materials like carmine and guanine/pearl, etc. as there are plenty of synthetic alternatives that perform the same or even better.
Are your nail polishes 3-Free? Yes! All ILNP nail polishes are 3 free! They DO NOT contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate.
What does 3-Free mean? 3-Free means that our nail polishes do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate. These 3 ingredients were previously used in most nail polish formulations until recent studies found them to be potentially harmful or irritable to humans. While these chemicals aren’t illegal to use in nail polish (although California law requires special labeling if used), most large brands have already moved to 3-Free formulas at the urge of educated consumers as well as organizations that campaign for safe cosmetics.”
Owner Demi from Baroness X, a wonderful indie polish and cosmetic company sent me Part One of the 2-part collection for fall, Quiet Enchantment. These are twinkly and mysterious, perfect for the blue and purple polish lovers out there. I took three shots apiece of the Multichrome Holos, Ammil and Glisk.
Let’s start with Ammil:
Next up from the Multichrome Holos is Glisk:
This collection will be available on Sept. 18th 12 noon PT as a set or single polishes:
• Also available will be two “multichrome flakes” in Quiet Enchantment Part 2
called Maril’d and Glimro! Check out swatches on Demi’s Instagram feed and Facebook page. Links below!
• Limited amounts of mini sets (8mL): $27
• Full size set (15mL): $39
• Single full size bottle (15mL): $11.50
Down to the wire with Jamie’s Fall ’15 collection. Today a few pumpkin themed glitter toppers. I’ve swatched Spiced Pumpkin Cider, Jack O Lantern and Pumpkin Sugared Donuts. Ahh, does it make you hungry?! Let’s take a look.
First up is Spiced Pumpkin Cider. I keep meaning to ask Jamie, does she come up with the names after thinking about the food, or create the glitter then name it after a food it reminds her of? LOL either way, they are always perfectly paired.
Next up is Jack O Lantern. It’s Bootiful! 😉
And Pumpkin Sugared Donuts…makes me want to make a donut run to the bakery!
Here’s an addendum to this post, I just had to share this cute nude gradient using Pumpkin Pecan Waffles!
These and the whole 14-bottle lineup of Glitter Lambs fall collection is available NOW at the links to her stores below!