Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Zoya: Ultra PixieDust Fall 2014 Collection swatches and review



Hi there!! It's Wednesday and CHILLY!! I know a lot of areas are already getting snow and we've seen some flurries where I live but no accumulation yet. To be honest, I hope the snow holds off a bit longer!!!

Today I have swatches of the new Zoya Ultra Pixie Dusts for Fall 2014! These are definitely more different than the classic PixieDusts.

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Read why and see more swatches after the jump!


First up is 'Oswin', a cherry red textured polish with as Zoya describes, "Mega Hex particles"


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Zoya-Ultra-PixieDusts-Fall-2014-Oswin




'Oswin' is gorgeous, no lie about that. I applied 3 easy coats, the first one being sparse with more of the jelly base showing through. Coverage built up nicely by the third coat. When applying the PixieDusts, I don't apply any base or top coat and wait a good 5 minutes in between each coat. I just wish these were more like the original PixieDusts which I DON'T OWN!!! I found this one dried the most "matte" on me.

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Zoya-Ultra-PixieDusts-Fall-2014-Oswin-swatch


Zoya-Ultra-PixieDusts-Fall-2014-Oswin-swatch


Next up is 'Arianna', a deep currant red with the same characteristics as 'Oswin'.

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Zoya-Ultra-PixieDusts-Fall-2014-Arianna


At first glance, these look veeerrryy similar. But they're not. 'Arianna' is the deeper sister to 'Oswin'. This one doesn't dry as matte though, it has that shiny, squishy appearance to it. Le-sigh, if only these dried more matte!! I applied 3 coats using the same technique as I did with 'Oswin'.  Very pretty and has the nicest cranberry tinge to it!

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Zoya-Ultra-PixieDusts-Fall-2014-Arianna-swatch


Lastly, we have 'Noir', my favorite of the trio!!

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Zoya-Ultra-PixieDusts-Fall-2014-Noir


This is a plum jelly base with mulberry colored glitters. This one had more of the jelly base and wasn't as glitter dense as the previous two. Nonetheless, I heart this one!! Maybe it's that gorgeous shade of sangria that makes me want a glass of wine RIGHT MEOW! This one didn't dry very matte either which I found disappointing. 3 coats.


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Yeeeaah, this macro sucks.
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Overall, I liked these but I'm not in love with them. I just wish there were more glitter and these dried more matte!! I still love Zoya, I just wish they would put out more of the original PixieDusts in these shades!!!

What do you think about the new Ultra PixieDusts?

The PixieDusts are available now and can be purchased off of their website here and retail for $10 per bottle. Be sure to like their facebook page as well!!


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Friday, November 14, 2014

Pretty & Polished: Winter 2014 & Opal Collection swatches and review ( partial )



Good morning! Has the weather finally gotten cooler in your area? We actually saw some snow flurries here on the east coast yesterday!! I love snow but I want fall for a little bit longer, please tell me I'm not alone in that thought!!!

Today I have some new beauties from Pretty & Polished that are being released later today. 3 shades are from the Winter 2014 Collection and one from the Opals collection ( if you love flakies, you will need to see this one!! )

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See swatches after the jump!!
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pretty & Polished: December Beauty Box review and swatches



Today I have December's Beauty Box from Pretty & Polished to show you!! This month's box is full of holiday goodies and I can't wait for you to see them all!!! You not only get 2 but 3 full sized polishes in this month's box along with wintry bath and body extras to keep you set through the holidays!

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Ready for the swatches? They're coming up after the jump!
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