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Zoya Sunsets Collection Swatches

Zoya Sunsets Collection Swatches

Just add some butter because I’m on a roll with the collection swatches! ūüėČ (In case you missed it, check out my swatches of the OPI Alice Through the Looking Glass Collection and the Zoya Seashells Collection.)

Today, I’m sharing swatches of the¬†Zoya Sunsets Collection, which includes vibrant creams that ¬†spell summer like picnics and swimming pools.

They claim to be one-coaters, and while they are certainly very pigmented, I found that to get full coverage, I needed to use my usual two coats.

If you’re thinking about using them for nail stamping, you’ll be excited to know that they stamp well! ūüôā

The blue (Dory) is my favourite out of the bunch. Yeah, check my forehead. I must be sick because I didn’t choose green as my top pick!

I also am digging the orange (Cam). It’s such a lively colour that I don’t see many people wearing. For some reason, orange nail polish isn’t too popular. Let’s change that!

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Zoya Seashells Collection Swatches

Zoya Seashells Collection Swatches

If you’re still riding the textured trend like I am, you’ll be excited about the new PixieDust nail polishes in the¬†Zoya Seashells Collection!

(To see the details of the colour story, check out the official Zoya Seashells Collection press release that I posted on the blog earlier. This collection is currently available for sale on Zoya’s website.)

The formulas on all of these are exactly what I expected from Zoya. They cover well, are easy to paint with, and you won’t need more than two coats to reach full opacity.

Additionally, they dry exceptionally fast, which makes them the ideal choice when you’re in a pinch and need a fresh manicure.

Which ones are calling out your name?

My favourite is Cece (the green), which should come as no surprise. Coming in second is Zooey (coral pink), which surprised me because I liked it way more on the nail than in the bottle.

The swatches in this post were taken in artificial light, but when I wear them as full manicures, I’ll be sure to review at least one in a separate, detailed review because you really need to see them in natural light! They look even better!

I love how there’s a light sprinkling of holographic glitter in the Zoya Seashells Collection! There’s just enough to make it twinkle a little extra without being a disco ball.

Edit (May 21, 2016):¬†If you’re interested in the¬†creme polishes, check out my Zoya Sunsets Collection swatches!

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Zoya Seashells & Sunsets Summer 2016 Collection

Zoya Summer 2016 Collection Seashells Sunsets

Yesterday, on social media, I shared with you the news that just dropped: the¬†Zoya Summer 2016 Collection¬†is available for sale on Zoya’s website!

It’s divided into two sections:

  • Zoya Seashells Collection:¬†Textured PixieDusts
  • Zoya Sunsets Collection:¬†One coat creams

Feasting my eyes on the wide variety of colours, this looks like a fun set, and I’m excited to see that there are two greens in the mix: Cece and Ness.

I think that Zoya releases more greens than any other mainstream nail-polish company off the top of my head. Wish that more brands would be as fearless with colour like Zoya!

Ever since textured nail polishes became trendy long ago, I hopped on that bandwagon. Still not tired of it! It’s possibly the only nail trend that has kept my interest for such a long time. Their dry time is faster than a ferret amped up on coffee (don’t feed your pets that), and the PixieDust formulation is particularly refined with saturated pigmentation.

The creams are supposed to be one-coaters, which is always a good thing, even if I use a minimum of two coats for a standard manicure.

Those of you who do nail stamping and other nail art regularly might also want to check out these creams because they should show up better in your designs.

See the rest of this blog post for more images of the Zoya Summer 2016 Collection!

I’ve included images of their new lipstick shades and gift sets, as well as the official press release, in case you want all the details.

Have you tried any Zoya lipsticks? I haven’t, but I’m curious!

Edit (May 10, 2016): You can get free shipping on everything in the Zoya Seashells and Sunsets Collection when you use the code SUMMERLOVE on Zoya.com until May 15 at 11:59 pm ET! (The code also works on the lipsticks and gift sets in the collection.)

Edit (May 19, 2016): See my swatches of the entire Zoya Seashells Collection (the PixieDust polishes)!

Edit (May 21, 2016): See my swatches of the entire Zoya Sunsets Collection (the creme polishes)!

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Zoya 2016 Earth Day Exchange

Zoya Earth Day 2016 Exchange

Earth Day is quickly approaching, and you know what that means Рthe Zoya 2016 Earth Day Exchange is here again!

Starting tomorrow (Monday April 18) until April 30, Zoya is helping you to recycle your old or unwanted nail polishes and giving you Free Shipping and 50% off your US/Canadian Zoya.com Order!

Zoya 2016 Earth Day Exchange


Let us handle the nail polish recycling for you!

With over 300 long-wearing nail polish shades rooted in a healthy philosophy, it’s no surprise that Zoya is committed to helping you green your beauty routine! That’s why each year we give you the opportunity to exchange any old nail polish bottles that you may have laying around your house collecting dust, or that are not BIG5FREE* formulas, for brand new toxin-free** Zoya Nail Polish shades. You can rest assured that your unwanted polishes will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. Helping the earth is easy… all you have to do to get started is pick out your NEW Zoya colors at zoya.com, follow the promo instructions below and checkout. Let us do the rest!


  1. Visit www.zoya.com and add a minimum of 6 bottles of Zoya Nail Polish (no more than 24 bottles) to your cart. Minimum 12, maximum 48 for professional accounts.
  2. Apply Code: ZGREEN and a 50% credit will be added to your exchange order Рfree shipping included!
  3. Complete checkout and you’re all set! If you need further instructions (including info for our professional program) on sending back your unwanted polish¬†click¬†HERE.

The exchange runs on the honor system, which means you are not obligated to send in your unwanted polish – we assume you’re going to do the right thing! Many people donate the polish to a local cause instead, which we fully support. If you choose to send back your polishes, please check with your carrier of choice for shipping guidelines and restrictions for nail polish. For full promotion terms & conditions and instructions on how to send in your polish,¬†click¬†HERE.

Offer valid 4/18/16 –¬†4/30/16¬†(11:59pm EST)

* **BIG5FREE, TOXIN FREE: Zoya Nail Polish Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin,
dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.


Zoya Aster Swatches & Review

Zoya Aster Swatches Review

If you’re going to grab one colour from the Zoya Petals Collection, I highly recommend that you go for¬†Zoya Aster because this periwinkle is the star.

Cute and demure, this nail polish has a soft, dreamy appearance laced with lullaby glitter that combine for a sweet spring manicure.

It’s a pastel that’s turned up a notch, and there’s a gracefulness about it that I appreciate.

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Zoya Logan Swatches & Review

Zoya Logan Swatches Review

With the new OPI SoftShades 2016 Collection and OPI Infinite Shine Spring 2016 Collection I recently posted on here, you probably didn’t expect that today’s review would be on a nail polish from 2012.

Well,¬†Zoya Logan may be from a few years back, but it’s a polish that certainly deserves the spotlight.

It’s an old favourite of mine from the Ornate Collection that I have worn countless times. (Heck, if I weren’t a blogger, I’d unquestionably wear Zoya Logan for back-to-back manicures for several weeks!)

Only recently when I shared with you my St. Patrick’s Day nail art did it dawn on me that I never showcased Zoya Logan on the blog! (Shame on me! *Tsk tsk*)

This is one of my favourite sexy greens to wear, and I love how, even though it’s an older nail polish, it’s still very easy to get hold of today!

Although I have a blast showing you all the new and pretty nail polishes that have just come out or that will be released in the future, I also enjoy showing you older polishes. Hope that you like these types of posts as well! (Sometimes, we all need a reminder to ‘shop our stash’ and revisit¬†the beauties we already have.)

Can you please take a few seconds to participate in my quick Twitter poll?

I’m curious to learn more about my readers. All you have to do is log into your Twitter account and vote.

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St. Patrick’s Day Collaboration

St. Patrick's Day Collaboration

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and may today bring you all the luck of the Irish! Hope you finally catch that sneaky leprechaun!

Today’s St. Patrick’s Day Collaboration¬†is a very special post because I teamed up two fellow beauty enthusiasts who I have the great honour of calling friends: the lovely Jessica (@JustBlendItOut on Instagram) and Rob (@NailPolishDude23 on Instagram).

Be sure to follow them and check them both out today, as they’ll share with you closer looks at their mesmerizing creations.

Jessica does lots of enchanting and wonderfully blended eye looks that never cease to inspire me with her creative combinations and obvious beauty.

Rob paints his fingernails and toenails, and his courage to stay true to himself and experiment with colour speaks volumes of his authentic character.

In this post, I’ll share a closer look at the St. Patrick’s Day nail art I did featuring mainly Zoya nails polishes:

  • Zoya Jace (light green creme)
  • Zoya Logan (green glitter)
  • Zoya PixieDust Solange (gold glitter)

I also used OPI Never Have Too Mani Friends (a black from the Hello Kitty Collection).

While not perfect, I was really happy with how the St. Patrick’s Day nail art turned out because, if you know me, you know that: 1) I’m nuts about green, and 2) I believe that happiness is more important than perfection.

Saint Patrick's Day Nail Art

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