Hello lovelies!

Today’s post is a preview of a new summer 2014 nail polish collection by Zoya. It is called Tickled and Bubbly and features a total of 12 shades, 6 cremes and six shimmering holographic colors.

Zoya Tickled and Bubbly nail polish collection summer 2014

Zoya Tickled and Bubbly nail polish collection summer 2014

Zoya Tickled nail polish collection summer 2014
Tickled promises six highly pigmented cream formulas for a standout full coverage. All cremes hav ladie’s names, as if we would have expected a different approach from Zoya :)

Zoya Ling: True Blue Cream
Zoya Tida: Mantis Green Cream
Zoya Rooney: Hollywood Pink Cream
Zoya Kitridge: Camation Pink Cream
Zoya Wendy:  Tickle Pink Cream
Zoya Rocha: Folly Red Cream

Zoya Tickled and Bubbly nail polish collection summer 2014

Zoya Tickled and Bubbly nail polish collection summer 2014

Zoya Bubbly nail polish collection summer 2014
Bubbly is dedicated to summer shimmer, holos and glitter. It features 6 buildable, great for layering formulas.

Zoya Muse: Mermaid Blue Metallic, Holographic, Glitter
Zoya Stassi: Jade Green Metallic, Holographic Glitter
Zoya Harper: Mexican Pink Metallic, Holographic, Glitter
Zoya Binx: Purple Orchid Metallic, Holographic, Glitter
Zoya Jesy: Coral Orange Metallic, Holographic, Glitter
Zoya Alma: Golden Peach Metallic, Holographic, Glitter

Tickled and Bubbly nail colors will be available for purchase at zoya.com on May 15th and will retail for 9 US dollars.

Zoya Tickled and Bubbly nail polish collection summer 2014

Zoya Tickled and Bubbly nail polish collection summer 2014

Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on a few shades, I find th shimmering formulas especially interesting. How about you?
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

I am beyond happy to show you what came with the nail mail today, yay! These are my China Glaze City Flourish spring 2014 nail polishes + Son of a Peach, a neon from China Glaze Sunsational Cremes summer 2013 collection.

China Glaze What a Pansy, At Vase Value, Grass is Lime Greener, Metro Pollen-tin, Sun of a Peach, Petal to the Metal

China Glaze What a Pansy, At Vase Value, Grass is Lime Greener, Metro Pollen-tin, Sun of a Peach, Petal to the Metal

China Glaze What a Pansy, At Vase Value, Grass is Lime Greener, Metro Pollen-tin, Sun of a Peach, Petal to the Metal

China Glaze What a Pansy, At Vase Value, Grass is Lime Greener, Metro Pollen-tin, Sun of a Peach, Petal to the Metal

You know I plan my nail polish purchases and do a good research before I buy new nail polish. I have already told you why in my How to build nail polish wish list for the upcoming season post. So these 6 beauties were planned to be my spring to summer 2014 nail colors. I know I will probably get a few more shades but this is my educated choice for the moment :)

Somehow all my spring to summer colors turned out to be from China Glaze, I did not mean this but obviously their City Flourish collection really got to me! Here is a photo combining all the colors, you will find their names listed below.

China Gaze What a Pansy from City Flourish 2014 nail polish collection
China Gaze At Vase Value from City Flourish 2014 nail polish collection
China Gaze Grass is Lime Greener from City Flourish 2014 nail polish collection
China Gaze Metro Pollen-tin from City Flourish 2014 nail polish collection
China Gaze Sun of a Peach from Sunsational Cremes summer 2013 nail polish collection
China Gaze Petal to the Metal from City Flourish 2014 nail polish collection

I can’t wait to try these and show them to you. So far I have put on Sun of a peach so I will tell you a bit on this one.

China Glaze Sun of a Peach nail polish swatch

China Glaze Sun of a Peach nail polish swatch

China Glaze Sun of a Peach nail polish

China Glaze Sun of a Peach nail polish

China Glaze Sun of a Peach nail polish review
This one was released as a neon crème from the Sunsational summer 2013 collection. It is a gorgeous color which has everything I love in a summer color. You may look at it as a super bright orangey coral which brings tons of good mood and sunshine to nails. I had done my homework before I got this one and read the reviews out there. I read about its awful formula, how it is transparent, streaks and takes too much effort for opaque coverage but I decided to get it anyway. How hard could it be, right? Well, all negative things about Sun of a Peach formula you will read out there are true to the last word, sadly. Formula is thin, streaks, it is difficult to control and is definitely not a good choice for someone in a hurry as it needs at least 4 coats for a beautiful full coverage. The one positive thing is maybe that it does not take long to dry. I am sorry my experience did not prove the negative hype about this nail polish wrong but this is how things are. I still absolutely love the color though!

Color is super difficult to photograph and I suggest if you are considering China Glaze Sun of a Peach for your collection, see it in real first.

So this was my China Glaze haul, I promise to show you all colors soon. Did you get any City Flourish nail polishes yet? What’s in your wish list?

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Hello lovelies!

I am so excited to tell you about my new natural colors palette! I got three shades of Zoya Naturel spring 2014 nail polish range and have for you some swatches and thoughts on the collection.

Zoya Naturel collection features six natural nail colors. I would say they are not ‘natural’ in the way of ‘nude’ but more like in the way of complementing complexion and creating a natural as the opposite of artificial look. Not sure if this makes much sense so I got some photos which I hope will make the whole idea clear.

Zoya Naturel spring 2014 collection

Zoya Naturel spring 2014 collection

Packaging
Zoya Naturel spring 2014 nail colors of come in classic Zoya nail polish bottles. Bottles are on the larger side as you get 15ml of nail polish, they have a black plastic cap. I find the package stylish and bottles easy to hold.

Formula and Application
Zoya nail polishes are free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin & Camphor, those big five chemicals you do not want on your nails. All Zoya Naturel nail polishes are opaque crèmes. Formula is rather thin but very pigmented so you get full coverage in two thin coats. The brush is flexible enough and incredibly easy to control. These colors have a glossy finish and would not require a top coat if its sole purpose is to add shine to your manicure. I think this collection would make my ultimate office nail wear as it is so fast and easy to get your nails done using these polishes.

Colors
All colors from the Naturel 2014 aim to complement different skin tones and provide a natural look. You have them in six shades named after ladies. Zoya Chantal, Zoya Taylor and Zoya Rue are the nude like shades of the range; Zoya Brigitte, Zoya Odette and Zoya Normani have a purplish hue to them.

I think these are great to wear at the office, a business occasion or a formal event as they are delicate yet feminine enough to add some glamour to your look without catching too much attention when you might not want it.

The ones I got and I believe go best with my complexion are:

Zoya Chantal is a nude beige and is a classic skin tone shade. It is the perfect nude nail color if you, like me have a relatively light skin with yellow undertone.

Zoya Chantal swatch

Zoya Chantal swatch

Zoya Brigitte is a sort of a mauve shade with a strong pink hue. I find this shade to  work great with a larger range of skin tones. It builds super easy and leaves you with a refined pink without the pink shade, ideal for business meetings.

Zoya Brigitte swatch

Zoya Brigitte swatch

Zoya Normani is a taupe crème with a delicate purple vibe. It is cool toned and probably my favorite of the whole range. I love cool taupe shades and this one is rather unique for its purple add on.

Zoya Normani swatch

Zoya Normani swatch

Wear
These polishes wear great, do not fade, have a glossy finish and you count on at least three days without additional layers and up to a whole work week with a base and top coat.

Price and availability
Zoya nail polishes are on the pricier side and personally I prefer to get them with some kind of promotion. You can get them by different retailer online and offline, I prefer to get mine through official Zoya website. This collection is already available for purchase.

My verdict
I am simply in love with this range. Colors are wearable and suit a lot of occasions. Nail polish formula is safe and easy to apply. These polishes save time for they build to full color with a glossy finish in only two coats. The collection is a bit pricey but if you are lucky to get some discount or find a promotion, definitely go for it!

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed. I will be  posting a review and swatches post on Zoya Pixie Dust summer 2013 nail polish collection so stay tuned!

Hello lovelies!

I am so happy to write this post today because I can brag about my gorgeous pastel nail colors :) I have for you today swatches of the prettiest pastels collection and some thoughts on my Fruit Pastel experience.

You know how much I am into pastels this season. I have shown you my pastels inspiration board for spring 2014 and some pastel candy nail art. It was pretty predictable that I saved a place for pastel nail colors in my spring 2014 wish list. I did a good research on which colors to get and which brand to choose because I wanted the perfect palette which to me is soft, shy and unique shades. I definitely wanted a pale yellow and a lilac color, a mint and candy pink would be a good fit to my nail polish collection in general. So there they were, perfectly complementing each other, prettiest pastels ever and fruity scented! You cannot blame me for getting whole Models Own Fruit Pastel collection as soon as I saw it.

Packaging
The whole Fruit Pastel presentation is very cute. These colors come in a standard Models Own nail polish bottle but have a fruit sticker on top and color printed caps. Lined together the polishes from this collection form a beautiful pastel palette which immediately melted my heart. The bottles are easy to hold and convenient to store.

Models Own Fruit Pastel nail polish collection

Models Own Fruit Pastel nail polish collection

Models Own Fruit Pastel collection

Models Own Fruit Pastel collection

Formula and application
Formula is creamy and a bit on the thicker side. You should apply color carefully if you want to get full coverage in two coats as it does not build very evenly. I suggest you paint a thin coat first and after it dries add a second thicker coat to ensure opaque look. This may leave you with longer drying time if you are not using a specific product to speed the process up.

Once the colors dry you get the loveliest surprise: they smell like fruit flavored treats. The aroma is different for each color, subtle and easily goes on for two days. The polishes have great shine after they dry and it is not a must to use a top coat for shine boost. If you do however, the scent works with a top coat too.

Colors
The Fruit Pastel collection features five of the prettiest creamy pastel shades out there. All are named after fruity treats. The two photos to follow illustrate colors in order of appearance.

Strawberry Tart is a peachy pink, girly and candy like

Moddels Own Strawberry Tart swatch
Banana split is a soft yellow shade, I find it to be the most unique and rare color of all five
Apple pie is a creamy mint color, pale enough not to turn too green
Blueberry Muffin is a light blue color
Grape juice is a romantic lilac creme

Models Own Fruit Pastel collection swatches

Models Own Fruit Pastel collection swatches

 

Models Own Fruit Pastel collection swatches

Models Own Fruit Pastel collection swatches

Wear
With a base and a top coat these cuties last up to four days. I have noticed no difference in how the shades wear, color stays the same and does not fade.

Price and availability
Each Fruit Pastel from this collection costs £5 but you can get all five of them for £20. This collection is available at Models Own online store as well as their partnering retailers. I ordered my collection online as you cannot find Models Own brand at all where I live so it was a simple choice for me.

My verdict
I love the whole collection, pastels are a key nail trend for spring 2014 and I am happy with my choice. I will add all the colors to my permanent nail color collection but I agree that if you just want to have some fun with the trend  while it is on there are some more pocket friendly brands you will find in drugstores.

What do you think of them?

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

Today we will have a look at a new nail polish collection for spring 2014 by OPI. What I love about OPI is that they are restless in releasing new collections so you can never get bored with them. This time we are talking about OPI collaboration with The Muppets movie and its outcome: OPI Muppets Most Wanted collection 2014. So welcome back to my Preview column where we talk about anticipated and inspiring nail products that are about to be released!

This is the second nail polish collection created with The Muppets, the previous having been launched for the first Muppets movie in 2013. So once again OPI partners with these little iconic creatures to release theme nail colors in March 2014 for the movie premiere in the United States and in April for international customers. You can get the colors online or at nail salons partnering with OPI.

OPI Muppets Most Wanted spring 2014 nail polish collection
OPI Muppets Most Wanted features eight nail colors with gel like and effects finishes with the cutest  names ever. The gel colors are OPI Muppets World Tour, OPI Let’s Do Anything We Want!, OPI Kermit To Speak and OPI Gaining Mole-Mentum. Effects nail formulas are OPI Miss Piggy’s Big Number, OPI Isn’t Comedy Caper, OPI Chillin Like A Villain and OPI I Love Applause. Here are some lovely photos from my go to destination when it comes to nail polish collections news: chicprofile.com.

OPI Chillin' Like a Villain, OPI Gaining Mole-mentum, OPI I Love Applause

OPI Chillin’ Like a Villain, OPI Gaining Mole-mentum, OPI I Love Applause

OPI Isn't Comedy Caper, OPI Kermit Me to Speak, OPI Let's Do Anything We Want!

OPI Isn’t Comedy Caper, OPI Kermit Me to Speak, OPI Let’s Do Anything We Want!

OPI Miss Piggy's Great Number and OPI Muppets World Tour

OPI Miss Piggy’s Great Number and OPI Muppets World Tour

There will be a mini nail polish pack with OPI Miss Piggys Big Number, OPI I Love Applause, OPI Kermit To Speak and OPI Chilling Like A Villain.

The Muppets movie is about to be released on 21st of March 2013 and I am hoping we will be able to get a hold of this OPI nail polish collection a bit earlier.

Are you getting this collection? Which are your favorite nail colors? Let me know!

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

 

Hello lovelies!

Winter is still the reign of weather in February but spring is my heart’s true Queen. No matter the forecast, it’s raining spring 2014 nail polish collections everywhere. Today I want to share with you my excitement for Orly Blush spring 2014 collection, so welcome back to my Preview column where we talk about anticipated and inspiring nail products that are about to be released.

Orly Blush nail polish collection for spring 2014

Orly Blush nail polish collection for spring 2014

Orly Blush nail polish collection for spring 2014.
Orly Blush is designed to celebrate natural beauty and its uniqueness in every woman. It features six new nail colors in different finishes which aim to make the transition from winter to spring with tender and feminine colors. From pink pearl through gold shimmer all the way to vibrant oral cream, I love all of them! The collection will be launched internationally in the middle of February 2014.

Orly Naked Canvas, Orly Classic Contours and Orly Cheeky

Orly Naked Canvas, Orly Classic Contours and Orly Cheeky

Orly Flawless Flush, orly First Blush and Orly Dare to Bare

Orly Flawless Flush, orly First Blush and Orly Dare to Bare

I got the lovely photos from chicprofile.com, my all time favorite source for upcoming beauty collections.

So, which of these beauties is your fav?

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Hello lovelies!

In the beginning of February I like to think that spring is close :) Spring collections are already beginning to conquer store shelves, we are just waiting for some sun to shine so those weightless pastels will make sense on nails. This post will be dedicated to Ciate Dolls House nail polish collection for spring 2014. So welcome back to my Preview column where we talk about anticipated and inspiring nail products that are about to be released.

Ciate Dolls House for spring 2014
This cute nail polish collection features five delicate nail colors to match the pastel doll like fashion trends for 2014 spring/summer fashion season. They will come in mini bottles and packed in a beautiful doll house box. International launch date is planned for February 2014 and the collection will be available at Sephora stores.

Ciate Dolls House Collection spring 2014

Ciate Dolls House Collection spring 2014

Ciate Dolls House Collection spring 2014

Ciate Dolls House Collection spring 2014

Ciate Dolls House Collection spring 2014

Ciate Dolls House Collection spring 2014

 

I got all photos from my ultimate nail polish collections source: chicprofile.com. I will be happy to see these bottles in person as mint, lilac, soft pink and natural colors are among my top picks for spring 2014 season.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!