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NEW: Zoya Summer 2016 Collections

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Two new collections from Zoya for Summer 2016. Colour and texture. And lipsticks too!

From PR:

Collection #1

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SEASHELLS: NEW Fresh from the shore…
Six sparkling, textured Zoya PixieDust colors.

  • Levi – Beige gold textured PixieDust with medium holographic hexes. Designed to update a classic neutral pixie with a little more glam.
  • Linds – Cherry red textured PixieDust with red and fuchsia glitter to mimic the look of maraschino cherries dipped in sugar.
  • Zooey – Classic pink textured PixieDust laced with a fine thread of gold and medium sized holographic hexes for an added layer of dimension.
  • Cece – Full impact green, textured PixieDust with a thin vein of gold creating a fizzy lemon-lime effect.
  • Bay – Sky blue textured PixieDust with fine silver and gold glitter creating a dreamy effect. Reminiscent of cloud gazing on warm summer days!
  • Tilly – Starry grey textured PixieDust with a small holographic glitter interwoven with a darker gunmetal. Perfect for hot nights out on the town!

Special sets:

NEW ZOYA LIPSTICK!  – Mellie

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Seashells 3Quad Gift Set

SEASHELLS 3QUAD GIFT SET:

Cute sand dollar graphic window box gift box set includes 0.25 oz. sizes of Zoya PixieDust in Levi, Linds and Tilly with a full size lipstick in Mellie.

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Seashells Fun Size Sampler

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Four select 0.25 nail polish colors in a custom designed window box. Set includes Zoya Bay, Tilly, Zooey and Levi.

 

Collection #2

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SUNSETS: NEW Captured from the sky…

Six stunning Zoya Nail Polish one-coat creams.

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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

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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NOTD: Playing with grays…

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Did an alternating manicure using a crème and PixieDust.

M.A.C. Hello Kitty Nail Polish in On The Prowl (light gray crème)

Zoya PixieDust in London (a light gray textured matte)

Happy Easter! And a candied NOTD

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Making use of the recently released Zoya textured nail polishes.  They remind me of candied citrus peel.  Check out my review on the whole collection here.  Paired it with China Glaze’s Gussied Up Green.

Zoya PixieDust nail polish in Vespa with accent nail in China Glaze Gussied Up Green

Laters!

Want to sprinkle ah li'l PixieDust on your nails? Check out Zoya’s new collection.

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Hey!

A few years ago, matte nails were all the rage in the nail art industry.   I loved having the option to have a non-shiny finish.  But sometimes, depending on the colour, matte nails could look a little…you know…flat.

Now companies have come out with textured nail polish – which is a matte base nail polish but it also includes glitter/shimmer that when it dries, it leaves a sandpaper-like texture to the nails.  Have you ever seen freshly laid asphalt in the summer?  The matte black surface appears to be littered with tiny pieces of shimmer.  Well that’s just what it looks like.  So the matte polish has a sparkly effect when the light catches it.  It actually looks different to a regular shimmer polish or the original Zoya matte polishes.  You could actually see the sand-like texture on the nail.  Very interesting!

For spring, Zoya has brought out a collection called PixieDust and it contains 6 new colours (which I received from Zoya).

From PR:

Infused with Magic and Wonder!
Featuring the latest “must-have” nail polish finish – Textured, Matte & Sparkling.

This newly developed formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other. The color experts at Zoya have created six, long-wearing stunners for the introduction of this look…

As with all matte polishes, make sure that your nails are free of dust and oil (swipe some nail polish remover on them beforehand) and don’t use any base coat or top coat for best results.

Zoya recommends using 1-3 thin coats and for these,  and I used 2 coats for all the swatches.

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