Tuesday, November 8, 2011

China Glaze Eye Candy Collection PREVIEW

Ooooh! Sparkles!! I was instantly drawn to these polishes at Cosmoprof, I'm such a sucker for glitter! Enjoy this press release from China Glaze, and if I am able to get my hands on these before I leave the US, I'll be sure to post swatches and a review!! :)


China Glaze Introduces Six New Innovative Glitter Polishes for Winter 2011

Los Angeles, CA – (October 2011): Forget diamonds! This winter China Glaze
introduces a nail industry first: utilizing 3-D glitters in its new “Eye Candy”
collection. Inspired by Marilyn Monroe and her timeless allure, this innovative
new glitter technology provides a knock-your-eyes-out, super sparkly effect to
your manicure. Multi-sized and differently shaped glitter particles are cleverly
combined to create a sexy, super decadent, 3-D finish in six bright, eye-popping
shades. Whether you prefer gleaming gold or glamorous smoky grey, China
Glaze’s “Eye Candy” collection adds a dazzling finish to your holiday look with a
glimmer that is sure to catch everyone’s eye! Colors in this collection include:

Love Marilyn: Vivacious Red with Shimmering Silver Particles

Blonde Bombshell: Glistening Multidimensional Gold Flecks

Lorelei’s Tiara: Sterling Silver Infused with Blue Sprinkles

Material Girl: Posh pink with Holographic Bubblegum Glitter

Some Like It Haute: Graphite Gray with Holographic Glitter

Marry A Millionaire: Alluring Amethyst with Multi-tonal Fibers

Celebs like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Ivanka Trump, Rosario Dawson and Emmy Rossum
regularly rock China Glaze and now you can get your bling on with “Eye Candy.”

The China Glaze “Eye Candy” collection will be available in an amazing 3-D 12-piece
counter display and as open stock colors.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty
supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: www.chinaglaze.com or

follow China Glaze on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze

China Glaze is a division of American International Industries.

About American International Industries
For nearly 40 years, AII has been the leading manufacturer and worldwide
distributor of innovative, quality beauty and skin care products for men and
women. Our product lines include Ardell, Andrea, Body Drench, Bye Bye Blemish,
Checi, China Glaze, Clean + Easy, Clubman/Pinaud, Duo, European Secrets,
EzFlow, Fright Night, Gena, GiGi, Gypsy Lash, IBD, Jeris-Lustray, No Tweeze/Micro
Tweeze, 'N Rage, Prolinc, RAW, Seche, SuperNail, Surgi-Care, Waterworks, Winning
Nails, Woltra, Woody’s, and Youthair. For more information, visit our website:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Zoya FEEL collection PREVIEW

Some fabulous new colors from Zoya!!  These colors scream cozy cashmere sweater to me.  I think Carey and Avery are definitely going to be my favorites! Enjoy this press release directly form Zoya! :)

Six full-coverge winter cream neutrals

FEEL Beautiful!
Every season the color experts at Zoya create dozens of new color collection options. This
year, one of those “secret collections” just had to be seen now rather than later. FEEL by Zoya
Nail Polish delivers six new, highly pigmented, full coverge neutrals for right now!

Zoya FEEL Collection
  • Kristen (ZP591): Full coverage, gull gray cream
  • Carey (ZP592): Full coverage, periwinkle gray cream
  • Megan (ZP593): Full coverage, taupe gray cream
  • Kendal (ZP594): Full coverage, rose quartz beige cream
  • Kennedy (ZP595): Full coverage, pale french beige cream
  • Avery (ZP596): Full coverage, blonde beige cream

Zoya is the new color of fashion...

Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are free of harmful industrial chemicals
like toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known
to cause cancer and birth defects.

Find Zoya FEEL as well as over 300 other ultra high-fashion Zoya shades at
www.zoya.com. As always, each and every Zoya color is made for women so we
name them after women.

FEEL by Zoya
Sug. Retail $8.00 per 0.5 fl.oz. bottle (US)

Available November 15, 2011. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Zoya Gems & Jewels Swatches & Review

Now, I know that this review is a bit behind, but with all the moving stuff, visa stuff, etc. that I've been doing lately, there hasn't been a lot of time for anything else, so I apologize, and hope that you'll forgive its tardiness. 

Zoya Holly in sunlight
Zoya Holly with flash to show the depth! So pretty!!
Zoya Holly with 1 coat of Zoya Rina, then 1 coat of Seche Vite on index and middle fingers

Metallic emerald green

This is a great color for the upcoming holidays, it's rich, jewel-toned hue is gorgeous, and while I tend to prefer warmer, olive-y greens, this one is definitely one I'll love wearing! (With or without its glitter counterpart!)

Opacity scale (1-5): 3.5

Finish: Metallic, 2 coats to be opaque

Zoya Izzy in sunlight
Zoya Izzy with 1 coat of Zoya Kissy, then 1 coat of Seche Vite on index and middle fingers

Metallic medium fuchsia

OK, so I don't really wear these types of colors, but I can recognize a pretty color when I see one. This one isn't terribly unique in my opinion, but if you're lacking pinks/fuchsias in your arsenal, this is a worthy addition, It'll make your nails pretty in pink!

Opacity scale (1-5): 3.5

Finish: Metallic, 2 coats to be opaque

Zoya Noel in sunlight
Zoya Noel in sunlight
Zoya Noel with 1 coat of Zoya Twila, then 1 coat of Seche Vite on index and middle fingers

Metallic medium aqua/teal with a touch of silver

I wasn't expecting this to be as pretty as it was. Yes, I love the blues, and I knew this would be pretty, but I really wasn't expecting it to be as rich as it is. It seems to be very similar to Zoya Crystal, minus the gold flakes. My bottle of Crystal is en route to India though, so I can't compare the two. 

Opacity scale (1-5): 3.5 

Finish: Metallic, 2 coats to be opaque

4 coats of each glitter polish

Emerald green glitter with green holographic bar glitter mixed in

LOVE this. When I saw it at CosmoProf, my eyeballs totally must've bulged out of my head. I love that the holo bar glitter tends (at least in my experience) to reflect blue a lot, which really gives this glitter a glowing quality which is totally amazing. 

This polish looks good layered over the other colors, as well as on it's own (which, granted, takes a little more work, and a lot more layers :))

Opacity scale (1-5): 1

Finish: Glitter, 3-4 coats to be mostly opaque. Best for layering if you want it to be opaque.

Medium pink glitter with silver holographic bar glitter mixed in 

I love all three of these glitters, so even though this is a pink, I'll definitely wear it.  In fact, I already have. :-D  It works great (as do most glitters) to create glitter gradients, and when I wore it other than for photographing it, I used Holly as a base, with a coat of Rina, then did a gradient with Kissy on the tips. Looked awesome. (if I do say so myself) 

Opacity scale (1-5): 1

Finish: Glitter, 3-4 coats to be mostly opaque. Best for layering if you want it to be opaque.

Bright blue glitter with blue holographic bar glitter mixed in

Again, love this. I love the color, I love the bar glitter. Really, what's not to love? When you get this polish in the sun, it really lights up, and that's what I love about these glitters, the holographic bar glitter just adds that little extra oomph to make sure its not just a simple glitter. 

Opacity scale (1-5): 1

Finish: Glitter, 3-4 coats to be mostly opaque. Best for layering if you want it to be opaque. 

I saw this collection at CosmoProf, and could not wait to get my hands on it. Naturally, I was super excited about the glitters, it's not often that we get super awesometastical glitters like these. In fact, I'm pretty sure that Zoya needs to show us some more killer glitters like these! 

All of these polishes applied pretty well, the metallics were simple, 2 coat metallics that went on like a dream, and the glitters actually didn't require too much effort to get evenly distributed glitter. (bar and otherwise)  One thing I do thing is worth noting, these glitters are really rough without a topcoat, so bust out your glassiest topcoat, you're going to need it. :) (Not that it's a bad thing, it also adds a little more flash!)