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Pt. 1 Zoya Focus collection for Fall 2015

It’s finally here. You know summer is on its way out when Zoya introduces their fall collection. Focus (six transitional cremes) & Flair (six jewel toned metallics) are here for 2015 and they are stunning.

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Today I’ll be reviewing Focus and stay tuned for the second half, Flair.

The Focus collection for fall 2015 consists of six highly pigmented buttery smooth cremes. Available now for pre-order at www.zoya.com.

The Focus collection for fall 2015 consists of six highly pigmented buttery smooth cremes. Available now for pre-order at http://www.zoya.com.

Sia is a must-have deep blue creme. Let me say that although these colors are familiar to some you may already have, what sets them apart is how pigmented they are and smooth they apply.

"Sia by can be best described as a true, royal blue cream. Please note: This is a highly pigmented shade." Make sure to apply a base coat to prevent staining. 1 Coat, super creamy.

“Sia by can be best described as a true, royal blue cream. Please note: This is a highly pigmented shade.” Make sure to apply a base coat to prevent staining. 1 Coat, super creamy.

Lidia is the quintessential eggplant that is perfect for fall.

"Lidia by can be best described as a rich eggplant cream that has a blackened purple base and just a hint of red to make it more wearable for all skin tones." 2 coats, almost like a crelly application!

“Lidia by can be best described as a rich eggplant cream that has a blackened purple base and just a hint of red to make it more wearable for all skin tones.” 2 coats, almost like a crelly application!

Janel is a warm toned red, and it reminds me of a comfy sweater!

"Janel by can be best described as a deep red cream that has a warm undertone. 1-2 coats." I used 2 to deepen the shade.

“Janel by can be best described as a deep red cream that has a warm undertone. 1-2 coats.” I used 2 to deepen the shade.

Hannah is the other red in this collection and I wondered at first, why two reds in the same collection of cremes. But when you apply it this stunning red is completely different in tone. It’s just plain flashier!

"Hannah by can be best described as a clear, classic red cream with a balanced (neutral) undertone." 2 coats, thinner than the rest, smooth application but need greater care loading brush to avoid pooling.

“Hannah by can be best described as a clear, classic red cream with a balanced (neutral) undertone.” 2 coats, thinner than the rest, smooth application but need greater care loading brush to avoid pooling.

Desiree is a deep rich brown and even though I have several Zoya brown tones, I don’t have one quite this rich.

"Desiree can be best described as a classic sable brown cream that has just enough gray to keep it cool in tone." One AMAZING hyper pigmented coat of this creme wonder. Application is so easy, love this!

“Desiree can be best described as a classic sable brown cream that has just enough gray to keep it cool in tone.” One AMAZING hyper-pigmented coat of this creme wonder. Application is so easy, love this!

And last of the Focus collection is Charli. It reminds me of wet dark cement in shade and the formula is perfect! Fabulous!

"Charli can be best described as a dusty taupe cream that has a hint of green, but is still a perfect neutral." Just like Desiree, this is on the thicker side and oh, so pigmented. One super easy coat!

“Charli can be best described as a dusty taupe cream that has a hint of green, but is still a perfect neutral.” Just like Desiree, this is on the thicker side and oh, so pigmented. One super easy coat!

Remember, I still have the rest of the fall lineup to go, Flair. I’ll have swatches and review coming up this week!

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* These polishes were sent to me for review and all opinions are my own.

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Zoya Winter/Holiday 2014 Collection is here!

Zoya says, “Wishes really do come true with this magical new nail polish collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! Zoya Wishes** is a densely pigmented assortment featuring both traditional and Magical PixieDust* formulas in coordinating color combinations that can be worn alone or combined into stunning combinations, no matter how you wear them, this collection delivers a fanciful way to celebrate the season!” And I believe it! Seriously, this assortment reminds me of wrapping papers with it’s silvery blue, sparkly PixieDusts*, visions of sugar plums and winter’s night black.

The Wishes Collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! From left, Thea, Haven, Imogen, Willa, Nori and Prim.

The Wishes Collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! From left, Thea, Haven, Imogen, Willa, Nori and Prim.

I love how Zoya designed these six polishes to compliment each other so well, and I can’t wait to get my juices flowing. But for starters, I’ll keep it simple so you can see the collection now.

First we have silky Haven. So plumy and rich. I used two coats here, no top coat.

Haven with Thea as an accent. Made for each other!

Haven with Thea as an accent. Made for each other!

Thea, like Haven’s gorgeous sister! Two coats.

In love with Magical PixieDust* Thea. I paired her with Haven for this mani.

In love with Magical PixieDust* Thea. I paired her with Haven for this mani.

On the left is Haven, described by Zoya as True holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid for added brilliance. On the right, Zoya describes THEA as a deep amethyst Magical PixieDust* with an orchid flash, packed full of party-ready holographic hex glitter.

On the left is Haven, described by Zoya as True holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid for added brilliance. On the right, Zoya describes THEA as a deep amethyst Magical PixieDust* with an orchid flash, packed full of party-ready holographic hex glitter.

Here we have delicate Prim. Even her name is mild-mannered! Two coats, no top coat.

Prim is gorgeous and stand on her own. A tad tricky to avoid some brush marks, but that's the way it is with some shimmery pearls.

Prim is gorgeous and stand on her own. A tad tricky to avoid some brush marks, but that’s the way it is with some shimmery pearls.

Nori, reminds me so much of sparkly gift wrap I love for Christmas. Two coats, no top coat.

I LOVE this Magical PixieDust* Nori. I really didn't care for it paired with Prim so I didn't use her for an accent.

I LOVE this Magical PixieDust* Nori. I really didn’t care for it paired with Prim so I didn’t use her for an accent.

On the left is Prim, described by Zoya as Velvet blue metallic, with a full coverage, high-density pigment and buttery smooth application. On the Right is Nori, described by Zoya as Sapphire blue Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, perfect for any holiday festivity.

On the left is Prim, described by Zoya as Velvet blue metallic, with a full coverage, high-density pigment and buttery smooth application. On the Right is Nori, described by Zoya as Sapphire blue Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, perfect for any holiday festivity.

Willa is dark and glossy, perfect! Two coats, no top coat here.

Willa. A PERFECT glossy, patent leather looking black. Application of both coats were perfect and it looks amazing with Magical PixieDust* Imogen!

Willa. A PERFECT glossy, patent leather looking black. Application of both coats were perfect and it looks amazing with Magical PixieDust* Imogen!

Imogen is such a sexy blingy black. Be still my heart! Two coats, no top coat.

Imogen is indeed a Magical PixieDust*! On the accent nail is glossy Willa.

Imogen is indeed a Magical PixieDust*! On the accent nail is glossy Willa.

On the left is Willa, described by Zoya as Full-coverage, onyx black cream. On the right is Black crystal Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, just add an LBD and you’re off!

On the left is Willa, described by Zoya as Full-coverage, onyx black cream. On the right is Black crystal Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, just add an LBD and you’re off!

So have you ordered your Wishes yet? I was surprised not to see some sort of red and/or green in this year’s collection, but maybe something is coming. I don’t know but you can be sure if it drops down the chimney, it will land on my fingers! On a scale of 1-10, I’d rate this collection 9 out of 10. I love the Magical PixieDusts* best out of the collection, and of the standards included Haven has my vote. By the way, drying time on all of these were speedy. I like that around the holidays don’t you?!

* Zoya Magical PixieDust is textured, matte and sparkling. No base coat and top coat required. Order now! Available through Zoya.com and Ulta Stores.

Wow, Wishes  do come true!!

Wow, Wishes do come true!!

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$9 (US) Standard Colors and $10 (US) PixieDust Colors

Press sample. These products were provided to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Kerfuffle by wHet, & the Incognito System

Kerfuffle by wHet, & the Incognito System

I’m a huge fan of periwinkle lacquers. It’s like blue and lavender had a wrestling match and they drew a tie! It’s becoming on any complexion and it’s great for spring. wHet sent me some gorgeous shades to review and I couldn’t wait to get this one started. And since I’m testing the Incognito Nail Lacquer 7-day system, I chose their “Kerfuffle”, this luscious, highly pigmented periwinkle. Just last week I posted a review of my first bottle of wHet nail lacquer in Megalomaniac. I was so impressed so I couldn’t wait to review more!

Kerfuffle, (ker-FUF-el), a disorderly outburst or tumult. ;-)

Kerfuffle, (ker-FUF-el), a disorderly outburst or tumult. 😉

I am on day two of the 7-day system, details below. I painted on one layer of the clear combo bottom/top coat. It’s a clear, glossy and thin sealer,mid you will. I will mention that the Kerfuffle is very pigmented and although one cost should do, I used two. And it’s super glossy, just like Megalomaniac. Love that! Then I followed with a top coat of Incognito. As of today, after doing dishes and general wear (I’m test on my dominant right hand and I use my left for swatching polishes) and there are no chips or tip wear. Check back here on this post for an update on Day Seven for results.

By day 7, I had very little tip wear, no chips and the glossiness never failed! I highly recommend this system!

UPDATE! Day 4 of the 7-Day No Chip Incognito System. Following the system suggestions, I’ve had no chipping whatsoever. Only very slight tip wear. Probably due to removing polish from my other hand…the one I swatch and review polishes on. It’s very difficult to avoid remover from getting on your working hand! But I can still tell the system is working great! This will come in so handy when we take our beach vacation and I don’t want to hassle with changing polish as often as I do at home. I’ll report back here on Day 7!

In the coming week, I’ll be reviewing more wHetness! 😉 as they say in the definition, “…to stimulate curiosity, appetite and desire.” wHet lacquers are 3-free, vegan formulas, made in the USA, 7-day chip resistant and based in LOS Angeles, California.

Kerfuffle! Every label has the definition of the lacquer's name.

Kerfuffle! Every label has the definition of the lacquer’s name.


“wHet’s Incognito Nail Lacquer System is The best of Both Worlds!

wHet’s Incognito system uses technology that gives you long lasting, high gloss wear without any harmful chemicals or exposure to UV/LED light. Let’s not forget to mention it removes as easily as regular nail polish, making it possible for the color indecisive to change up their look with no hassle.

The Incognito system requires two simple steps for a 7-day chip resistant finish that mimics the high shine look of a gel polish. The dual functioning clear base/top coat, appropriately named Incognito, is applied to clean nails followed by the wHet lacquer color of your choice. The creamy consistency of the lacquer means it only requires one coat. Finish with a coat of Incognito over the lacquer and viola; you’ve locked in your polish for a 7-day chip free wear! Easy enough right?
For added shine and protection throughout the week, apply Incognito to your nails the next day and again 3-4 days later. When you’re ready to try your next fashion forward color simply remove the lacquer as you would regular nail polish. wHet CEO and Founder said he created the system to “combine the best of both worlds – a gel like finish without the harmful chemicals or hassle of removing it”.

wHet polishes come in 15 ml/.5 fl oz bottles, they’re 3-free, chip-resistant, vegan, limited edition color collections and never tested on animals. You can see all the California-based company’s colors at http://www.whetnails.com.
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Come back soon to my blog as I will soon have more to wHet your appetite. If you haven’t tried this brand I’m telling you right now, get it!

This product was sent to me for review and all opinions are my own.

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