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Zoya Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange 2015 starts today!

Zoya’s annual nail polish exchange is upon us, just in time for Earth Day.

This is the time that I usually chose to clean out my nail polish collection and get rid of old, dried out polishes that are way past their prime. Then I get to add some new vegan shades from my wishlist.

For all the details on how to exchange your old bottles and to learn more about the programme, click here! Act fast, as the promotion only runs for 1 week, ending April 28th, 11:59pm EST.

Quite “Tickled” by this summer Zoya collection!

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I love shimmers and glitter polishes, but I appreciate a really vibrant, pigmented cream. Holding on to every bit of summer that I can, I have been loving these brights from Zoya’s Tickled Collection for summer 2014, especially as pedicure colours!

Tickled collection by Zoya


In general, I used two coats of polish for each shade. These are all very bright. I would even call them fluorescent or neon. I think they would look good on all skins tones, especially those with a deep tan or darker skin. They will really pop! The formula contains no shimmer, and it is a little thick but it’s not difficult to use. I also got good coverage on the nail for most of them. All Zoya polishes are Big 5 Free, and available for purchase at US$9 each.


Kitridge – a bright bubble gum pink. A light neon pink. It also was a little thicker than the others and applied a little streaky. I think one has to apply slightly thinner coats. It looks great against my skin tone but I am not a super fan of it. I think my issue is that there is pretty much a bubble gum pink in the last 3 Zoya summer collections. One may be a little brighter that the other, but pretty much the same colour. It’s nice, but eh…..

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New and upcoming launches from NARS Cosmetics!!

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NARS has been quite busy and are bringing out a whole lot of newness for the upcoming months!

They seem to be revamping and reformulating their entire line of products and I am excited to see all the new improvements! So bookmark your calendars and look out for these new offerings online or at a Sephora near to you!

NARSissist Smokey Eye Kit – ALL EYES ON YOU


Smoky Eyes Kit

NARSissist (NARS∙is∙sist) (n.) – lives by her own rules, not afraid to express herself in every look, mood or attitude.  Effortlessly captivating with a bottomless makeup bag.

For Fall 2014, NARS Cosmetics introduces the NARSissist’s most coveted essentials for eyes with the Smokey Eye Kit. The limited-edition kit features a compact with three must-have shadows for captivating, compelling eyes, a mini Via Veneto Larger Than Life® Eyeliner and a newly designed travel size Wide Contour Brush #43 for easy application on the go.

PALETTE INCLUDES: Madrague I (left side of duo), Bali, Mekong

 Price: US$59

Availability:  July 15, 2014 on

August 1, 2014 at NARS Boutiques and Specialty stores


NARS Kabuki Brushes

Kabuki Brushes

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Be kind to the Earth with Zoya’s Earth Day Polish Exchange Program!

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Note: This is currently going on!

Give the earth a helping hand by joining the healthy nail polish movement! Since its inception, ZOYA has been the pioneer of toxin-free nail polish, releasing the most beautiful colors in the healthiest formula available each season. With Zoya Nail Polish, you don’t have to compromise a healthier lifestyle for a glamorous one. go worry-free with a formula that is BIG5FREE**

Now you can join smart, eco-chic women who are changing their world, one gorgeous Zoya Nail Polish bottle at a time! To help kick start your “color cleanse”, the Zoya Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange is BACK for 2014. Not only is ZOYA making it easy to swap out old, unwanted color for the world’s healthiest and longest wearing natural nail polish formula on the market, we will dispose of your old shades in an eco-friendly manner!

This offer is only good for 1 week – so hurry – Don’t Wait!
Valid 4/21/14 – 4/28/14 (11:59pm EST)

I have done this program in the past, and it is a great way to get rid of old polishes and try out this eco-friendly brand.

Check this link for full details on how to exchange.

And check out some reviews that I have done one Zoya!


Summer not done yet!! Loving these bright #PixieDust polishes from Zoya!!

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The Summer Pixie Dust Collection is so much better than their original spring offering.

Zoya Pixie Dust Summer 2013, Solange, Beatrix, Destiny

L to R: Miranda, Stevie, Liberty

I truly believe that this texture works really well with richly pigmented colours, and not pastels.  I love the bright colour mixed with the matte finish mixed with the crystal like glitter.  They all accent each other.  And since nail art continues to be very popular for the upcoming seasons, you can use these polishes as accents with your more vampy nail colours.  For all the polishes, I applied 2 coats in these swatches and note that they are thicker in texture.  For the best results, apply as thin of a layer as possible and let dry between layers.  Also, when using these, since they are technically a matte nail polish, don’t use a base coat or top coat.  I get about 2-3 days of chip –free manicure.  The summer collection is still available at the Zoya website and they retail for US$9 each.   This media sample was provided to me.


Liberty –  a deep ocean blue polish with dark blue and silver shimmer.  Actually I could see myself wearing this more in the fall rather than then summer.  Nice colour but a little deep for me for warm weather.

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