Friday, January 23, 2015

Zoya Matte Velvet Collection and GIVEAWAY!

Zoya heard our cries and brought back the Matte Velvet collection! This is one of my all time favorite Zoya collections. Even though I already had it, I was excited for those who missed out on it originally!

Zoya Matte Velvet contains six polishes with a matte finish: Posh, a medium cool-toned wine red; Veruschka, a deep evergreen; Harlow, a saturated rose plum with metallic shimmer; Loredana, a medium gunmetal grey with a silver shimmer; Savita, a vibrant medium purple; and Dovima, a smoky charcoal black with silver shimmer. 

My favorites from this collection are Savita and Veruschka. Dovima and Loredana look very similar in the bottle but are totally different on the nail. They all have a great formula, are one coaters, and would be perfect for stamping! In my photos I applied two coats of each without topcoat (you can also add topcoat for a shiny finish). Zoya recommends skipping the base coat, however I still applied base coat for my swatches. Also, keep in mind due to the matte finish, they do not have as long of a wear time compared to traditional nail polish. 

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Zoya Matte Velvet Collection


Zoya Posh

Zoya Veruschka

Zoya Harlow

Zoya Loredana

Zoya Savita

Zoya Dovima

What do you think?

The Zoya Matte Velvet Collection are available in a six piece sampler pack for $54 or individually for $9.

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AND NOW FOR THE *really* EXCITING PART!!!!! I will be giving away the full set that was sent to me to review. I already have this collection in my stash and do not need two. Please keep in mind that the polishes you win have been swatched once. The original collection is a tad bit different compared to these, so I had to swatch the ones that Zoya sent me.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Above the Curve Harry Potter Inspired Collection!

Hello! Today I will be showing you Above the Curve's Harry Potter Inspired Collection!

It consists of 9 polishes: Wingardium Leviosa (lavender creme with a slight holographic finish), Patronus Charm (light metallic blue with holographic flash), Sirius Black (glow in the dark holographic black creme), Slytherin (olive green duochrome with holographic flash), Ravenclaw (navy blue holo with glitter), Gryffindor (magenta holo with glitter), Hufflepuff (yellow creme with black glitter), Spectrespecs (opalescent glitter and flakies in a clear base), and Polyjuice Potion (glow in the dark lime green "crelly" with glitter and shimmer). 

This collection is a great variety of colors and finishes. I had no issues with application, I applied two coats of each polish in photos (except for Spectrespecs which was one coat over black). My favorites from this collection are Slytherin and Patronus Charm. 

Artificial light, no flash.
Above the Curve Harry Potter Inspired Collection


Above the Curve Wingardium Leviosa

Above the Curve Patronus Charm

Above the Curve Sirius Black

Above the Curve Slytherin

Above the Curve Ravenclaw

Above the Curve Gryffindor

Above the Curve Hufflepuff

Above the Curve Spectrespec

Above the Curve Polyjuice Potion

What do you think?

Above the Curve Harry Potter Inspired Collection are available in full size and minis. The price ranges from $4.50 to $8.50 for individual bottles and $35 to $70 for the full set of 8. 

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