Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 19: Zoya Mira

When the Summer 2011 Collections were released, I went back and forth as to whether or not I want to purchase Mira. I'm a big fan of the blurples and love sparkle explosions like Mimi. But I had yet to own (!) a single purple creme. So I took the plunge and ordered this shade and have yet to be disappointed.

What is there to say about Mira, aside from the fact that she is gorgeous? I'm not a huge fan of reddish-purples, so this cooler toned shade was perfect for me. The application is magical and the wear is fabulous, per usual. Over eight months later, she is still the only purple creme I own and it doesn't look like that is changing any time soon.

Day 20 is going to be the Attack of the Mattes. Are you Team Veruschka or Team Savita?

Stay tuned for a BIG announcement, one that I have been hinting at for a few days now.

Until then!
Princess P

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 18: Zoya Valerie

Why don't you come on over, Vaaaaaalerieeeee?!?

I love that song. BUT not nearly as much as I love this polish. I mean, I love sparkles. I love vampy colors. And I love duochromes. So Valerie fits the bill on all three. With a smooth as butter application, Valerie is everything you could ask for in a polish. At first glance, she is a deep shade of fuchsia shimmer.Then, with the slightest movement of your fingers, she's more of a dark magenta glass-flecked. Here, it's more of a garnet color, with the slightest hint of gold.And in this final picture, you can see just how much of a color shift there is. There's garnet, gold, fuchsia, and magenta all in one, just like in the bottle.

A TOTAL stunner.

Valerie and Jem are definitely cousins, as you can see from {Day 2'}s post. However, Jem is not really a duochrome. Though, I do love them both and you'll have to pry them out of my hands.

For Day 19, we're going to look ahead a few months. I personally am experiencing cold and dreary weather out here in New Jersey, so we're breaking out the summer shades! So what bright polish will you vote for: Breezi or Mira?

Until tomorrow!
Princess P

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 17: Zoya Jo

Day 17: Zoya Jo

Sorry for the delay, folks! Between my camera deciding to die immediately after I uploaded my vacation photos, law school applications (good news is, it looks like I will be at some law school in the Fall), work, and whatnot, I have been facing many obstacles leading up to this post. But thankfully, it has arrived and I can continue the 30 Days of Zoya.

To give you all ample time to vote, I'm going to post the rest of the write-ups in the challenge every other day. IE: Mon, Wed, Fri, etc. In the interim, I will post other swatches!

So here was the New Years Manicure you all voted on… Zoya Jo!As you can see, Jo is a stunning periwinkle color. But the biggest surprise is that she's got a big kerpow in the form of silver glitter. Amazingly, Jo turned out a lot darker on the nail than in the bottle itself. But it was a pleasant surprise.

As part of my new-found love of all things flakie (I'm hoping to get my hands on the Mylars soon), I threw on a coat of Essie Shine of the Times to see if it would change things up a little bit.And while it was really hard to capture in the harsh light of my dorm room, it turned out better when I took the flash off. You can really see how it morphs the effect.

So what do you think, ladies? Are you on the flakie train?!?

Day 18 is going to be full of purple-tones: Valerie, Nimue, or Petra?

Until tomorrow!
Princess P

PS Be sure to vote in the Theme Thursday challenge too!

Theme Thursdays

This is my newest series of posts that I'm going to do on the site and like the title says, it's going to come up every Thursday. Each Thursday, I'm going to post a theme for a nail art challenge for myself. Through the end of the week, you can comment your suggestions and I will take the most-suggested item and turn it into nail art. If there isn't a top choice, I will pick my favorite.

For example, if I said the theme of the week is Rock Bands, you could comment with Green Day, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, etc. On the following Thursday, I will post the end result. At the end of the post would be next week's theme.

This week's theme is going to be Billboard Hot 100 artists. You can find the full list here. Pick your favorite and comment away!

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