Saturday, August 27, 2016

Zoya Nail Polish Urban Grunge: Metallics & Holos Review


I have the second part of the Zoya Fall 2016 Urban Grunge Collection. This part consists of 3 holos and 3 metallics. You can see my review of the one coat creames here.

Zoya Nail Polish Urban Grunge Fall 2016 Collection

Zoya Alicia

Zoya Alicia macro
 Zoya Alicia is described as a linear holo with a touch of gold. It's gorgeous! My swatch shows three coats plus top coat.

Zoya Finley

Zoya Finley macro
Zoya Finley is described as a deep royal purple scattered holo. This one stunning! My swatch shows two smooth coats plus top coat.

Zoya Merida

Zoya Merida macro
 Zoya Merida is described as a brilliant lush evergreen scattered holo. Another stunner! My swatch shows two coats plus top coat.

Zoya Britta

Zoya Britta macro
 Zoya Britta is described as a berry metallic with a red and purple fuchsia flash. My swatch two coats plus top coat.

Zoya Ash

Zoya Ash macro
 Zoya Ash is described as a vibrant cherry with a red and gold metallic shimmer. I felt like the gold shimmer didn't quite translate on the nail. You can see it a bit on the macro photo. My swatch shows two coats plus top coat.

Zoya Troy

Zoya Troy macro
 Zoya Troy is described as a liquid pewter with a foil finish and an edgy touch of black and gold. I felt very meh about this one honestly. You can see the gold shimmer more on the bottle than on the nail. My swatch shows two coats plus top coat. I almost had it opaque in one coat though.

Overall I did enjoy this part of the collection. I was very excited about the scattered holos, they're gorgeous! Formulas on all these are nice and smooth. I have not tested if these stamp or not but I'm sure most do. I did do a watermarble with the holos though as you can see below. I think they watermarbled nicely. Almost forgot to mention, I did the watermarble over two coats of Alicia.

Finley, Alicia, and Merida

Macro middle nail

Macro ring finger nail

Let me know which ones are your favorites. I would love to know what you guys think of this whole collection.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Bestie Twin Nails & Bornpretty Review


Today I'm reviewing some nail protectors/stickers from item #27347. These are perfect for when you are out of liquid latex and want to save time on clean up on gradients, watermarbles, or stamping. Let's take a look at them.

Item #27347 from

This is how the nail protectors come. There are 10 in a package. They are very easy to peel off. They are available in 5 different colors but I really don't think the color matters. 

I ended up using all 10 for a gradient I had planned on doing. These protectors were perfect. Just the right amount of stickiness to them. I actually placed them on before applying my white base. I didn't want to smudge it. I used OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI, two thin coats no top coat.

For this gradient I used Fresh Paint Honeydew, Sinful Colors Tempest, and Zoya Kitridge.

As you can see they did a good job at protecting my fingers from the mess. I had very little clean up to do.

Here is the final result. I topped my gradient off with Zoya Leia, Sinful Colors Pink Ansen, Seche Vite, and Zoya Matte Velvet top coat. These were actually a part of some BTN I did with @thatrighthandtho from Instagram. I really love how they came out and I'm happy I did both hands, all 10 fingers!!

And here is our collage along with the inspo picture I found on Pinterest. Make sure to check out @thatrighthandtho's page and give her a follow. She's got some gorgeous manis!

Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Let me know what you think of these nail protector stickers and our BTN too of course. You can get your own at You can use my code SMPX31 for 10% off regular priced items. They offer worldwide free shipping!

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Zoya Nail Polish Urban Grunge Fall Collection 2016: Creams Swatch & Review

Zoya just released their Fall 2016 Collection.Urban Grunge, which consists of six creams and six mettalics and holos! I finally got around to swatching the six creams! I'm actually very happy how these swatches turned out!

Zoya Nail Polish Urban Grunge Creams 2016

Mallory ZP853
Mallory is described as a full bodied, vibrant prussian blue with a deeply saturated color. I did two thin coats plus top coat for my swatch to avoid flooding and staining my cuticles. 

August ZP854
August is described as a full coverage gray, like a fine expensive leather with a mid-ranged, balanced tone. It's the perfect one coat gray! My swatch shows one carefully applied thick coat plus top coat. 

Wyatt ZP855
Wyatt is described as a true racing green with a deep pigment. My swatch shows two thin coats plus top coat to avoid flooding my cuticles. 

Courtney ZP856
Courtney is described as a deep red beet root shade. I love this color! Again my swatch shows two thin coats plus top coat.

Tara ZP857
Tara is described as a purple plum with a balanced tone between red and purple. Two thin coats plus top coat.

Noah ZP858
Noah is described as a mid-ranged taupe evenly balanced between yellow and grey. My swatch shows one carefully applied thick coat plus top coat.

I did some looks with these polishes to test out their stamping abilities and watermarbling.

Zoya Wyatt
I wanted to see Wyatt matte so I did this sort of ruffian style look.

Zoya August, Mallory, and Matte Velvet
Mallory stamped over August with BP-X03 and topped with Zoya Matte Velvet top coat.

 Tara, Wyatt, and Courtney stamped over Noah with BP-X09.

Wyatt, Noah, and Mallory watermarbled on ring and pinky fingers.

Overall this is a beautiful fall collection. Formulas are very pigmented and when applied carefully they will be one coaters. My habit has always been to do thin coats especially with darker colors.

I hope you enjoyed these swatches. I will be swatching and posting my review of the Metallics & Holos early next week so stay tuned!

Zoya's Urban Grunge Fall Collections 2016 are available now at

Thank you for stopping by. I would love to read your comments about this collection!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Starrily Neutrino Swatch & Nail Art

Today I have a swatch and review of Starrily Neutrino from Live Love Polish. Starrily nail lacquer is a 5 free, cruelty free, handmade brand. Neutrino is stunning so let's get to it.

Look at the cute box! It's a unicorn! I'm definitely keeping this box.

Macro bottle shot
 I was messing around taking macro shots and I loved how this photo turned out.


Starrily Neutrino is a black jelly like polish packed with holographic glitter. My swatch is two easy coats plus seche vite top coat. For me formula is a bit thick but not difficult to apply. Dries fairly quick so there's not much waiting in between coats. It's super sparkly under direct light.


I added some stamping over Neutrino but I didn't want to cover it all up. I used stamping plate BP-L004 from with stamping polish from M Polish, Guilded.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and loved this polish.

You can find Starrily Neutrino and more gorgeous polishes at

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