Skip to main content

Mani Round Up: May 2, 2017

Another week, another round o'manis!!

Zoya Tove: I LOVE a cool grey nail. Love. It is the edgiest neutral that is work appropo, classy, and matches everything you could wear. What doesn't go with grey? Tove is a medium cool grey and the Satin finish dries, as it suggests, to a not flat but still matte tone. You can add topcoat for shine and staying power, or leave as it, like I wore it here. Two perfect coats and viola!

IMG_20170422_174725480

Zoya Leah: I forgot how much I loved the Satin finish, so I grabbed Leah for my next mani. Leah is a cool greyed out taupe. (Do you say toe-p or taw-p? LOL). This is also two coats but I did add my fave topcoat, HK Girl, to this one. See the differences between Tove and Leah? That difference is the Satin finish.

IMG_20170423_195236306

OPI You're Such A Budapest: Usually I have more than a "this is pretty" reason for grabbing a polish, but not so with this one! It's just so pretty! This is three thin coats, as the polish was much thinner than I remember it being. The first coat was quite streaky, actually, and the second was OK but a 3rd was needed for sure. Still worth it, though, as the color is gorgeous.

IMG_20170424_212945612

China Glaze Friends Forever, Right?: This polish is from the Giver collection that came out in '15 or '16. I loved that movie as an adult and I loved the book as a child. Admission: I bought the entire collection, but I picked up the colors that I didn't truly love at Ocean State Job Lot for pennies of the retail price. Score! This is the lightest pink EVER, not white, and as it is a slightly chalky color, you do need 2, if not 3, coats. I did two thick coats here.

IMG_20170425_211622561


Zoya Hannah: It is a close tie between Zoya Hannah and Livingston for my favorite red polish. Not only do I love the colors of both polishes, but Zoya cremes are always great formulas. You do not want a runny red polish getting into your cuticles or a thick polish not laying smooth on the nail. I believe the proper, classic, red nail has to have match your skin tone and it has to look flawless. Hannah is the perfect color for me and has that total ice cream paint job (LOL) look to it when finished with a slick, shiny topcoat - HK Girl, as usual.

IMG_20170427_215008393

That's it for this week! I am clearly favoring my mainstream polishes so next week I will work some unique indies in the mix.

xoxo,
Lacey

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Zoya Sophisticates

The Zoya Sophisticates collection is here! There are two "pearl" shades, two "metallic" shades, and 8 creme shades. Let me show you each one! I am going to lift the description from the site, LOL. #lazyblogger

But first, group shot:


Zoya McKenna: "refined pearl in a soft almond" is the description of this polish. It does have a "pearl" like finish to it, but it is very subtle. Watch those brush strokes though, they can show if you're not careful.


Zoya Tabitha: this is the other "pearl" polish but in a hunter green. I actually liked this shade more than I thought I would! The pearl finish makes it quite unique...but, oh boy, those brush strokes! Two coats shown here.


Zoya Gal: No doubt, this baby is named after Gal Gadot, aka Wonderwoman! I wish they had given her a more powerful color, because this one is lame-o. Zoya describes this as a "smokey, iridescent, peridot gold metallic." Ugly, LOL. My camera didn't like it and…

Lip Slut: F*ck Trump Liquid Lipstick!

Perhaps I will lose a few followers for this, but I am over it. Trump is an awful President. He does not care to unite the country, and, quite the opposite, seeks to divide people from their neighbors and loved ones.

In response to his ridiculous response to the Aug 11-12 events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Lip Slut decided to send some of the proceeds from their now infamous F*ck Trump lipstick to those who suffered.

Honestly, this product has been for sales since November 2016. I didn't buy it then because I hoped (and prayed and hoped and prayed) that, if he were elected, Trump would be great...

So, lemme show ya my new lippie, k?



I wasn't expecting the formula to be great...BUT IT IS!



The color is quite universally flattering, I would think. The formula feels like a Colour Pop matte to me, and the staying powder is great. Win, win!

xoxo,
Lacey

PS: Fuck Trump!

My Top 10 Zoya Polishes!!

Zoya is a nail polish company that you can be proud to use!

Why? Not only are they 5-free, but every year they do an "earth day" promo, where you can purchase Zoya polish at half price - IF you promise to send them back old bottles of polish to be recycled properly by Zoya.  You can also donate your polishes to a local charity and it still counts as part of their promotion.

Here are the details:


With over 300 shades rooted in a healthy philosophy, it’s no surprise that we’re committed to helping you green your beauty routine! That’s why each year we give you the opportunity to exchange any old nail polish bottles that you may have laying around your house collecting dust, or that are not BIG5FREE formulas, for brand new toxin-free* Zoya Nail Polish shades. You can rest assured that your unwanted polishes will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

Helping the earth is easy… all you have to do to get started is pick out your NEW Zoya colors at www.zoya.com, fol…