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A Zoya Candy Corn mani

Happy October 1st! Bring on the candy! 😉 And speaking of candy…I’ve been wanting to create a candy corn mani this month but unsure which polishes I’d use. So there I sat this morning in front of my polish shelves (yes shelves, don’t judge) and pondered. My eyes fell upon a row of Zoya Pixie Dusts and the light came on. It’s almost like those bottles of Pixie goodness glowed to get my attention. Okay, that might be a little dramatic, but I was pretty excited with my vision 😉

Halloween worthy mani, candy corn, just not the edible kind.

Halloween worthy mani, candy corn, just not the edible kind.

I settled on using Solange for the yellow, Dhara for the orange and a coat of Cosmo over white for the candy corn nails.

Solange is as described as a gold metal foil sparkle featuring a Zoya EXCLUSIVE GOLD PIGMENT in the best-selling Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Foil Twinkle formula. Dahra is described as a firey orange copper with a matte, textured, sparkling metal finish. Cosmo, a Magical Pixie Dust, is described as a silver crystal sparkle, textured PixieDust with mega hex iridescent particles.

Solange is as described as a gold metal foil sparkle featuring a Zoya EXCLUSIVE GOLD PIGMENT in the best-selling Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Foil Twinkle formula.
Dahra is described as a firey orange copper with a matte, textured, sparkling metal finish.
Cosmo, a Magical Pixie Dust, is described as a silver crystal sparkle, textured PixieDust with mega hex iridescent particles.

A little history about candy corn you may not know! Candy corn, the little yellow, orange, and white treat has it’s root dating back more than a century. It is said that a candy maker, George Renninger, of the renowned Wunderlee Candy Company in Philadelphia, invented the tri-color confection in the 1880s. The Goelitz Confectionery Company brought the candy to the everyone at the turn of the 20th century. The Jelly Belly Candy Co., now owns that company and has the longest history in the industry of making candy corn, and it still uses the original recipe. There are of course other companies who make candy cone, but with varied ingredients.

Get your Pixie dusts at Zoya.com or Ulta Stores and see what you can create!

The products used were all purchased by me and all opinions are my own.

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Black Diamond Dust shines!

Black Diamond Dust shines!

Every time I load up Jamie’s store on etsy.com there’s a new stunner to behold! There’s a new dark beauty in town and she beams on her own or topped over your favorite shade.

Black Diamond Dust sparkles!

Black Diamond Dust sparkles!


Black Diamond Dust Is in a clear base and filled with tiny black hex glitter and different sizes of gold holographic hex and squares. It is glorious and you have to see it for yourself.

Wow!

Wow!


Black Diamond Dust macro

Black Diamond Dust macro

I should mention these have AMAZING new bottles with wonderful grip caps and terrific brushes! ✨👍✨

Order yours today at https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlitterLambsPolish and tell Jamie I sent you!

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Zoya Cosmo is like 100 prisms on every finger

Zoya Cosmo is like 100 prisms on every finger

Here is the first of my three new Magical Pixie Dusts from Zoya and it’s out of this world! Now, since mine just came in the mail the other day after waiting for them over a month, I have to say…YES, they were worth the wait. I try so hard to not be an early adopter, but I didn’t want to wait until these sparkling gems hit Ulta’s shelves. (spanks hand) 😉

I still have to try the other two in this Spring 2014 collection, Vega (soft baby blue yet blingy), and Lux, the soft pink with the same amazing features as it’s sisters. I am pretty sure I was prepared for a chunkier experience compared to the other Pixie Dusts, because of what I’ve read. And I own nearly all of them (which I bought with my own cheddar!). I wasn’t however prepared to have my breath removed from my body in one blast upon opening the precariously thin shipping box that Zoya is so famous for. I’ve been praying they would arrive in one piece after such a long wait.

Zoya describes Cosmo as a silver crystal sparkle. I heartily echo that description. They also tout the new spring line with having “mega hex iridescent particles”. I agree, but I think they should have added a disclaimer that you need a bit, just a tad, more patience in applying. Once you put on a thin coat on all ten, by the time you get back to #1 it will be dry. Nice! Then the second coat is the challenge, but maybe it’s just me. And yeah, all you need is two coats. Three would be overkill and it would look like you dipped your fingers in a sparkly vat of extra thick concrete. The result though is nothing short of…magical! Oh my goodness, it’s blindingly bright in the sunshine and should probably come with a warning from the DMV, “Do not stare at nails while driving, it could be hazardous to your health.” If I could describe this jewel in one sentence, I’d have to say it’s like having 100 prisms on ever finger. It’s texured, it’s sparkly, it’s holographic and yes Zoya, it truly IS “Amped Up”! I LOVE all three. One other thing. You know I love me some textured polishes. Such time savers! These are a bit rougher than what I’m used to. So even though Zoya recommends you don’t need base or top coats, and I don’t on the others, I did apply a thin coat of Seche Vite top coat to this. It’s still textured, shine didn’t change, but it just feels smoother. I’d say this is pretty much how I’ll do the others.

Also, you may want to skip wearing this in shark infested waters. I hear they are attracted to shiny things 🙂

I purchased this with my own money.

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Zoya crazy

Zoya crazy

Yesterday, for me, was a monumental polish collecting mission. I don’t normally, honest, buy this many polishes in a day, let alone a week. But I was treating myself…believe me, I NEED treatment 😉

I’ve got two bottles from Zoya.com in transit right now. I ordered them with the very controversial Halloween special they ran in the waning hours on the 31st. Read the Facebook thread in the days following the event. A lot of disgruntled bargain shoppers. It has got to be difficult to run online specials as often as Zoya and not have some ordering kinks. But they’ve worked it out. Apparently some folks were attempting to trick the system into applying color spoons and/or extra coupon codes to their orders. This resulted in cancelled orders by the company to clear out the system. Then they whined about it on Zoya’s FB page. Oh well, much ado about nothing. My order JUST shipped last night after placing my BOGO w/free shipping order for a mere two polishes on 10/31. I ordered Blaze, a gorgeous red holographic-filled bottle of happiness. And for my free bottle I ordered Dream, a rich, deep royal blue oozing with holographic shimmer from the new Zenith collection.

Pictured here is part of my small but growing collection of Zoya nail candy. From left:

Sarah. Oh Sarah, you vamp you! lol She’s a fuscia red with tons of gold duo/shimmer. Wow.

My bargain from Ulta at $4.99, Ray. I’m not sure how long it’s been around, but this green is on the cool side with the finest shimmer of silver. Not exciting in the bottle so I swatched it in the store on a perfume paper strip. Oh my, where have you been all my life Ray?

My first Pixie Dust in Chyna. I haven’t tried this intense red that screams, “wear me for Christmas”, but I guarantee, I’m simply twitterpated to try it!

And after drooling for days over photos of Payton, this one is choc-full of holographic sparkles. This one and Dream are like stepping into space. But it won’t be my final frontier. I WILL wear this on my toes too.

I’ve always said I’d never pay over $8-9 for a bottle of polish. And I’ve stuck to my promise. If I can find a dupe for a dollar, I’ll be glad to do it. I wouldn’t turn down a Lippmann or Butter London gift or demo offering. Any of those companies want my review, bring it! Please!

Hey, I’m not made of money. In my estimation, I’d say brands like Zoya, China Glaze, O.P.I., Orly, etc., have just as much to offer as those high end products. Plus, I’ve been amazed at the quality of inexpensive lines from $2-7 from the likes of Sally Hansen, Pure Ice, Sinful Colors, Revlon, Hard Candy…and the list goes on. I’ve been wearing a Pure Ice for four days and not one bit of tip wear! That’s crazy good for a $2 bottle.

So, yeah, I’ve got Zoya crazy. And I’m comfortable with that. How ’bout you?

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