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I’m so excited to share with all of you this gorgeous upcoming collection for Zoya’s Fall 2017 Release.  The Zoya Sophisticates collection includes a palette of smoldering nudes, wine reds and shadowy hues in pearl, metallic and cream nail polish finishes for show-stopping looks that are on-trend for the Fall season.

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This gorgeous collection of shades will be available on August 1, 2017 at ZOYA.COM and will retail for $10 each (US).  Each polish has Zoya’s 10 Free Formula that is formulated without Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Camphor, TPHP, Parabens, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide and Lead.

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Check out the color selection as well as swatches for each shade as provided by Zoya.  I can’t wait to get my hands on these gorgeous beauties.  I have my eyes on Beth for sure, it’s definitely a “Honey” color.  If I pick any up – I’ll be sure to share any nail looks I create here.

Mckenna (ZP904): a refined pearl in soft almond.

Beth (ZP905): a soft, sandy, rose gold metallic.

Presley (ZP906): a smokey, mauve taupe cream.

Joni (ZP907): a deep, dusty plum cream

Hera (ZP908): a muted, red mauve cream.

Padma (ZP909): a deep, vermillion red cream.

Yvonne (ZP910): a rich, bordeaux red cream.

Mona (ZP911): a deep, burgundy plum cream.

Elaine (ZP912): a dark, umber brown cream.

Hadley (ZP913): a smokey, midnight blue cream.

Tabitha (ZP914): a refined pearl in a deep hunter green.

Gal (ZP915): a smokey, iridescent, peridot gold metallic.

 

Put August 1st on your calendar and be sure to head on over to ZOYA.COM to pick out your favorites.

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Do you have your eyes on any particular shade?  If so, comment below and let me know what’s your favorite from this collection.

 

 

 


Disclaimer:  Nothing to disclose.  This information was provided to me for media relations purposes.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Photos were provided to me via Zoya’s PR.

It’s absolutely no secret that I have a crush on Flakey top coats and glitters and if there is one thing I love about flakies, it’s that I can use different base coats to create various looks.  Today I decided I would go with a black base and use different flake toppers to create a “fall leaves” inspired nail look.  Here is the result for my nails of the day.

Autumn inspired nails

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To create this nail look I used Sinful Color’s Black on Black as the base shade.  Then I took turns topping each nail with the three flakey polishes I had… starting with Zoya’s Opal, then ELF’s Fairy and lastly Maybelline Color Show’s Diamond in the Rough.  To complete the look I topped my nails off with Ciate’s Speed Dry Top Coat.

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Autumn Inspired Nails

What are your favorite flakey polishes?  Are there any brands or specific colors that you like and are interested in?  Let me know in the comments below, I would love to check them out.

Signature Honey

 

I can’t believe how quickly summer flew by, it seems like just yesterday my eldest son was in the 4th grade and the twins were still home with me and now the house is super quiet during the day and it’s odd to say the least.  With Fall coming about, I wanted to take the time to share with you a round up of my Summer Nail designs and manicures that I have been rocking out during the season.  I’m doing this post and video in collaboration with my friend Beth (PearlznlacebyBethK) so be sure to head on over and check out her video and post as well.

Check out my video slideshow embedded below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.  Scroll down to see all the photos of each nail look.

Sally Hansen

My first manicure from this summer is from Sally Hansen in the color Gilty Party.  This color is absolutely gorgeous and while it looks silver, it has micro shimmers that look almost burgundy pink so it really lends for an interesting shade.

Sally Hansen Rainbow Honey

July 8th, I decided I wanted to use a new polish I had just picked up and paired it with some glitter and sparkle.  On my nails I’m using Sally Hansen’s Color Foil nail polish in Purple Aloy and my accent nail is topped with Rainbow Honey’s Stellar Treat.  I am a huge fan of Rainbow Honey’s glitter polishes and these two lacquers together made a great statement.

Water Color Pastel Nails - Milani

July was all about simplicity in my nail designs and doing a water color styled look is simple and easy to create.  Check out my tutorial here.  I used a combination of Zoya and Milani’s new Color Statement Lacquers to create the look you see here.  The base white is from Zoya in the color Adel (one of my favorite whites) and the rest of the shades are a combination of Milani and Zoya.

Water marbling nail design

When I am unable to choose a color I want to use on my nails, I find that I paint them several different shades and just roll with it.  In July I decided I wanted to test out a few shades from the new Milani Color Statement Lacquers that were recently rolled out.  Since I couldn’t figure out which ones I wanted to wear more… it resulted in me doing a quick water marbling of my nails in different shades.  Not the best look – but hey, it works. lol

Milani Color Statement Lacquers

Milani has seriously wowed me with their new collection and I’ve been loving the glitter polishes.  For this look I’m using Milani’s Color Statement Lacquer in Bronze as my base shade and then accent nails are topped with Gilded Rocks and Club Lights.

Milani Color Statement Lacquers Water Color Painting

My Galaxy Inspired nails were probably a favorite of all the nail looks I created this summer.  I used a similar technique to my Water Color nails and you can find the tutorial for this nail look here.  I am using all of Milani’s Color Statement Nail Lacquers to create this look.  Lovely Amethyst as my base shade, Spotlight White, Bombshell, Mint Crush, Pearl-plexed Sheer and Rainbow Prisms.

Milani Color Statement Lacquer

This burgundy red nail look was done as a part of my Regina the Evil Queen look… I did my best to play up the part. lol  (You can watch that tutorial for the inspired makeup look here.) I don’t normally rock out shades in this tone during the Summer months but needless to say you will be seeing this quite often in the fall months.  I am using Milani’s Color Statement Lacquer in Enchanting.

Zoya Nail polish

I’m no professional when it comes to nail designs but I think I can pull off the basics pretty okay.  For this nail look I wanted to do something fun and wanted to play off of some polka dots.  As my base shade I am using Zoya’s Shay which is one of my all time favorite nudes.  As my glitter accent nail I am using Zoya’s Cosmo Magic Pixie Polish topped with Ciate’s Speed Dry Top Coat so that it doesn’t have that 3D effect.  For my polka dots and flowers I am using Milani’s Color Statement Lacquers in Spotlight White and Imperial purple.  Super easy to create and fun to wear.

Zoya Jules

In this nail look I couldn’t make up my mind what I wanted to do.  I am using Milani’s Vintage Lace Lacquer and Rainbow Prisms as the tip of my nails.  For my accent nails I decided to do a quick water marble using Imperial Purple and Cupcake Icing all from Milani’s Color Statement Lacquer line.

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In this manicure I wanted a nude look with a little sparkle.  I am using Zoya’s Jules and topped it with Maybelline Color Show’s Diamond in the Rough.

So – those are my nail designs and manicures I rocked out for Summer this year.  I am in no way a professional but really enjoy painting my nails to give me a little flirty flare.  I don’t do my makeup with exception to maybe once each week, so I love to have my nails with some extra sparkle to keep it all exciting.  Don’t forget to check out the video if you haven’t already.  Wishing you all a wonderful last few days of your warm summer months. ~xo

Signature Honey

I haven’t done much nail art in what seems like forever… and even if I did do nail art before, what I can do is pretty limited to a small amount of creativity. lol  Watercolor nails are fun to do and a technique I have always loved.  Yesterday while getting ready to paint my nails, I was stumped as to what nail polish I wanted to choose… so I ended up choosing them all.  Now – I’m not “nail art” designer… and I’m constantly learning new techniques if I have the chance, but I always love how these turn out and since it’s summer – I know I’ll be having some fun with my nail polish utilizing this technique.water color nails

To create this nail look I started off with Rainbow Honey’s All Your Base as my base coat and then topped Zoya’s Adel over that – using two coats so that it was a bit more opaque then one coat would offer.  I then took Zoya’s Perrie and dropped a few drops of polish on each nail.  To create the marbleized / water color look, I dipped my nail brush into my nail polish remover and painted over Perrie (the purple shade) so that it kind of mixed in and blended in till I wanted it to be.  Then I dropped on Wet n Wild’s I need a Refresh-mint over the purple, doing the same technique with the nail brush and nail polish remover.  Once I finished with that – I then did the same technique with Cameo from Rainbow Honey.  Once I got it to the look I wanted, I topped my nails with Ciate’s Speed Coat Pro fast dry top coat and let my nails dry.

I will be having a nail polish tutorial coming up with this design on my YouTube channel  It is much easier than people think it is and faster too.

Nail polish

Left to Right:  Rainbow Honey All My Base – Base Coat, Zoya Adel (white), Zoya Perrie (purple), Wet n Wild Megalast polish I Need a Refresh-Mint (turquoise), Rainbow Honey Cameo (neon pink), Ciate Speed Coat Pro (top coat).

If you are looking for ways to add a little color to your nails but certain colors may not mesh well with your skin tone or your liking, this is also a great way to be able to use those colors.

Watercolor nails

 

Hope you enjoyed this nail look for the week!

xo

Signature Honey

Holy batman… it is another month gone by in 2014 and my favorites list is the size of a watermelon – lol.  To watch my May Beauty Favorites video directly on YouTube, click here.

The life of a blogger is pretty awesome, however… it also means that my Monthly Favorites list is growing like mad.  Am I complaining? No – of course not, but just know – I don’t mean to bombard you with a million favorites each month. lol Because of this I’m gonna try really hard to get back to doing my 5 Friday Favorites in 5 Minutes Segment once again to help lessen the load. lol

 

May Beauty Favorites 2014

Products that made my favorites this month include:

Hair Care –

  • Derm Organic Argan Oil Line to include Shampoo,  Conditioner and Intense Moisture Mask
  • Skin Delicious Body So Fine Curling Gel – soft control

Skin Care –

  • Be Delectable by Cake Beauty Strawberry and Cream Body Lotion and Lemon and Cream Hair and Body Mist Spray
  • Freeman Golden Grain Mask
  • Bebelush Argan Oil
  • Lulu Blossom Body Balm

Makeup Tools –

  • Coastal Scents Bamboo Brush BR-B-S43
  • Crown Brush HD Brush – Tapered Blush
  • Sedona Lace EB 19 Bent liner brush

Makeup –

  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
  • Scandaleyes Retro Glam Waterproof Mascara
  • Chella Defining brow pencil in Dazzling Brown
  • Perfekt Beauty Brow Perfection Gel in Caramel
  • Milani Brow Gel Set
  • Cailyn Waterproof Gel liner
  • NYX Matte Bronzer
  • Milani Matte Baked Bronzer
  • Milani Bare Secret
  • NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee
  • NYX Xtreme shine Lip Cream in Nude Peach Fuzz
  • Wet n Wild The Naked Truth Palette

Nail Polish

  • Zoya Shay
  • Zoya Adel

I have tried a bunch of different foods and listened to a lot of different songs this past month – but one that my sons have been loving a lot has been Lucky from Daft Punk and Happy by Pharrell Williams… so I will share one with you all.

I’m super excited that summer is here and we are in full swing of Summer break.  Hope you are all enjoying some warm weather.  I am hoping that I can start doing my Friday Favs again and that should help eliminate my super long list.  Wishing you all a wonderful week and day!

Signature Honey

Spring time is one of my favorite times of year… not only for the beautiful weather and the gorgeous flora that grace us but also because I am a huge Sakura lover and look forward to Cherry Blossoms that bloom during that time.  You don’t find Cherry Blossoms in Hawaii, not the original ones that you would find in Japan or in Washington D.C. – so I always look forward to reading about the annual Sakura Matsuri Festival or Hanami which takes place in Japan.

Recently, I had the opportunity to place an order with Rainbow Honey and immediately fell in love with the Sakura Matsuri Collection that is available for sale.  After getting my hands on it – I knew that I wanted to use the Sakura Matsuri Namesake Glitter Polish in my look this week.

Nails of the Day - Cherry Blossom Love feat. Rainbow Honey

 

I used the following products to create my nail look that I’ll be rocking out this week:

Base – All Your Base from Rainbow Honey (part of the April Mystery Bag)

Main nail polish shade – Shay from Zoya

Accent Nail – Sakura Matsuri from Rainbow Honey

Top Coat – Sakura Matsuri Scented Top Coat

I have had this nail polish mani for a few days before I had the opportunity to take the photos, so that is why I have that little crack in my index finger.  I thought this was a very cute combination and I think it will be one I will enjoy rocking out year long, but especially during this time when the Sakura are in bloom.

Wishing you all a wonderful Spring.

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I haven’t posted any nail looks this whole month because I cut my nails really short and wanted to wait for them to grow out a little before I went plastering them all over my blog. lol  Now that they have a little length – I figure I would grace my site with its presence once again. lol  This month I have been loving my new Zoya nail polishes that I hauled.  They are super gorgeous and definitely polish shades that I know I’ll gravitate to pretty often.

Diamond Sparkle Nails of the Week feat. Zoya

On my nails I am using the following polishes:

Zoya Rue (main nail color) – can be purchased on Zoya.com

Zoya Tomoko Pixie Dust Textured polish (accent nail) – can be purchased at Zoya.com

I do have my eyes on another Zoya Pixie – their new Magical Pixie in Cosmo, I’m adding that to my list to get it next.  If you know anything about me, it is that I love glitter and sparkle and let me just say… woohoo – I’m loving it!

Zoya Tomoko and Rue NOTW

So I’ll chit chat a little about the colors I have on my nails – a mini review so to say.

Rue is a nude pink toned nail polish that is opaque.  While I did do two coats for this look (I normally do regardless), it still has near full coverage after the first coat.  It is a cool toned cream and has a slight pearl sheen to it.  I love it and if you are a nude pink polish lover, I think you’ll love this shade.  The wear on this shade is really nice.  I have been  using it all month and it will take me a full week with washing dishes several times a day before I get any chipping.  Of course, I’m using it over a base and have a top coat – but I enjoy the wear and drying is fairly quick as well.

Tomoko is one of the Pixie Dust textured polishes.  It is a silver tone that looks almost like crushed diamonds because it does lend for a nice sparkle in certain lighting.  It is just about full coverage in one coat but I apply two coats over a base.  Wear for this polish and other textures from Zoya is fairly long for me and it can be a bit tricky to remove.  I tend to use the “soaked cotton ball” method to remove otherwise it can be a pain.  I haven’t had any trouble with chipping.  If you love silver polishes but are looking to switch it up a bit – I would surely give this a try, it’s gorgeous.

Zoya Tomoko and Rue

So, have you tried Zoya polishes before?  What are your favorites?

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