This is the last of the summer offering from Zoya and it’s the Bubbly collection. This was my least favourite of the three….hence the reason why I took so long to write about it. These polishes are glittery with a semi-foil finish. They also have a little transparency to it like jelly-finish polishes. The consistency is quite thick but for most of them you would need to apply at least two coats for full coverage. For these swatches, I used two coats. There are again two pinks, but this time I’m okay with that because they are very different from each other.
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…..
Anyone watching the World Cup?? It’s been great so far!!
Anyway, for those not interested in football, here are some nail polish swatches.
Zoya Magica Pixie Dust Collection – Summer 2014
Zoya has brought out their summer versions of their Pixie Dust collection, which is a textured and matte nail polish. They’ve brought out other versions reviewed here and here. There are just three colours this time and as usual, Zoya does a really great job with this formula. There are consistently some of the best that I have tried. Wonderful array of colours and there are slight variations between the this collection and older ones. Zoya recommends that these polishes are applied to the naked nail, free of oils and without a base coat or a top coat. In these swatches, I applied two coats. The formula is quite thick, which makes sense as both the matte finish and glittery texture lend to this. The caps are also have a matte, rubberized finish. Polishes are available from zoya.com, and select retailers for USD$10 each.
So lehwe go!
So what makes this “magical”?
These sand-textured polishes have silver micro-glitter as well as medium-sized, hexagonal holographic glitter and small, circular holographic glitter. This gives that added, multi-dimensional sparkle and of course I love it!! This formula also has a milky/creamy appearance, and the base is semi-opaque. All swatches done with two coats, no base coat.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics brings a heat wave of shade and texture options to our most popular new lip offering: STAINED GLOSS! Inspired not by the beach but the dunes, desert plains, and mirages reminiscent of otherworldly vacation destinations.
DUNE: Champagne Gold Shimmer
OFF WORLD: Pearlescent Lilac Shimmer
HEDONIST: Neon Pastel Pink
AURORA: Pink-Toned Coral
CONCUBINE: Warm Plum Neutral
NOMAD: Gold-laced Maroon Shimmer
STAINED GLOSS is OCC’s latest texture innovation for lips. Inspired by lighting gels and stained glass, STAINED GLOSS combines the high impact color of Lip Tar with a translucent glossy finish that’s ready-to-wear from its first slick application. Includes a #010S Short-Handled Precision Lip Brush as well as collectable backing cards: collect all-six for an exclusive mini mural! The ‘Dune Generation’ Stained Gloss collection will be available on Sephora.com & OCCMakeup.com
Sleek bikinis, towering stilettos – a cosmopolitan catwalk. Dive into this sexy poolside setting with the NARS Summer 2014 Collection – powerfully provocative and daring.
Eyes pop with perfectly synchronized eyeshadows including neon lemon lime and icy lavender while smoky rose quartz and bronze add depth and definition. Feel the heat with a soft and sultry peach champagne for cheeks and a bold geranium for nails.
TROPICAL PRINCESS DUO EYESHADOW – Neon lemon lime and Icy lavender (USD$34)
LOST COAST DUO EYESHADOW – Golden pewter and Lilac snow (USD$34)
MALACCA SINGLE EYESHADOW – Iridescent peacock (USD$24)
IRAKLION SOFT TOUCH SHADOW PENCIL – Smoky rose quartz (USD$24)
BAALBEK EYE PAINT – Bronze (USD$25)
HOT SAND ILLUMINATOR – Peach champagne (USD$30)
LIBERTANGO NAIL POLISH – Geranium (USD$19)
TURKISH DELIGHT LIP GLOSS – Pink sherbet (USD$26)
ORGASM LIP GLOSS – Peachy pink with shimmer (USD$26)
WONDER LIP GLOSS – Sheer mandarin orange with pink and gold shimmer (USD$26)