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Zoya Naturel Tape Manicure Nail Art

By on January 17, 2014
in Nail Art, Nude, Zoya with 7 Comments

Zoya Naturel Tape Manicure Nail Art

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Looking at the Zoya Naturel collection as a whole, you can see how the six shades of skin flattering neutrals fall easily into pairs that can be used for multi-colored manicures or nail art. Inspired, I decided to pull out the striping tape and create a design that incorporates the entire collection.
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Zoya Naturel Nail Polish Collection – Swatches & Review

By on January 15, 2014
in Beige, Nude, Purple, Spring 2014, Taupe, Zoya with 25 Comments
Zoya Naturel neutral nail polish collection

Zoya Naturel

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Neutral, natural, nude, whatever you call it, the Spring 2014 runways made “50 Shades of Beige” one of the dominating trends of the season. The Zoya Naturel collection is hoping to capitalize on that trend by offering six new nail polish shades to flatter a wide range of skin tones. The idea is to compliment, not match, your coloring. Warm/cool, pale/tan, Zoya Naturel has a lacquer for you.
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Mani Monday – Subtle Sparkle with L’Oreal Paris and China Glaze Nail Polish

As much as I love loud, “notice me” nail color, I have moments where I just want something neutral, effortless and clean. This past weekend, I had one of those moments. It was a lazy, no plans kind of weekend. The boyfriend has been working like a dog throughout tax season (which is almost over, yay!) so we kept it low key.

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Even though no one would see it, I still wanted something new on my nails so I turned to my current neutral nail look of choice, which I call the “Subtle Sparkle.” I’ve been living for China Glaze Champagne Kisses for months now but it can be a bit much on its own. Paired with my perfect not-quite-naked nail color, L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche So Chic!, it makes for one stunning manicure.
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Zoya PixieDust Texture Nail Polish Swatches & Review

The cynic in me assumed that all “textured nail polish” would be created equal. After seeing it happen with the mattes, crackles, foils, etc. it has become harder and harder not to pre-judge a trend or fad. Well, color me proven wrong. And all of you are to blame!

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After reviewing the OPI Liquid Sand polishes, I kind of wrote off the whole textured nail look as different but kind of “meh” and then I started reading comments about how you prefer the Zoya PixieDust polishes. So, I decided to give this collection a whirl and I’m so glad I did. Pat yourself on the back, Fanatics!
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Mariah Carey for OPI Spring 2013 Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

I’m a girl of the Mariah Carey generation. I remember wearing OUT a tape (yes, I said tape) of “Vision of Love” as a teen. I was deeply in my grunge phase when Daydream released yet I was the first one on the dance floor when “Fantasy” came on. One of my best friends in high school had Mariah Carey hair and I was beyond jealous. Even more-so when she straightened it. I mean, WHY? Hell, I still envy Mariah’s curls decades later. So when OPI announced a collaboration with the iconic diva, my curiosity was piqued.

Mariah Carey for OPI Spring 2013 nail polish collection featuring Liquid Sand texture

What I wasn’t expecting was to see the emerging trend of texture polishes in Mariah Carey for OPI. I think of Mariah as a pretty classic nail girl which is why this collection is divided into two sections; The Studio Shades (ie traditional) and The Stage Shades (aka Liquid Sand). Let’s take a look…
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