Sunday, July 27, 2014

Review: Zoya "Beatrix"


What I Used:
  • 1 coat of Zoya Anchor Base Coat
  • 2 coats of Zoya Beatrix
  • 1 coat of Zoya Armor Top Coat
According to Zoya: Beatrix by Zoya can be best described as a tangerine metal sparkle in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Foil Twinkle formula.

Color [8/10]
Beatrix is the kind of orange that I could get use to! It's on the more pastel side which plays nicer with my skin tone than brighter shades. It kind of reminds me of a melon.

Application [8/10]
The formula for Beatrix is thinner than what I'm use to from the Pixie Dusts. It's not watery though. It glides on just fine, and requires two coats. Maybe three depending on how thin/thick the coats are.

Finish [7/10]
Beatrix is another one that has a more flat finish than the sparklier ones in the collection. I do adore the muted tone of it though.

Longevity [7/10]
Beatrix lasted a week before there was any tip wear, but it was only noticeable if you were looking for it. Three nails also chipped, two of which started to peel.

Final Score:7.5

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review: Zoya "Solange"


What I Used:
  • 1 coat of Zoya Anchor Base Coat
  • 2 coats of Zoya Solange
  • 1 coat of Zoya Armor Top Coat
According to Zoya: Solange by Zoya can be best described as a gold metal foil sparkle featuring a Zoya EXCLUSIVE GOLD PIGMENT in the best-selling Zoya PixieDust Textured, Matte, Foil Twinkle formula.

Color [9/10]
Solange is a gorgeous golden yellow! It kind of reminds me of that artificial popcorn butter, but not in a bad way! Yellow polishes normally make my hands look yellow, but Solange has enough gold flecks to balance it out.

Application [8/10]
Solange goes on like butter, but it dries extremely fast! You'll have to be quick about your strokes, or else it starts to drag. This is almost a one coat polish, too. If you get enough on the brush and have good control it probably could be. I'll just call it a one and a half coater!

Finish [7/10]
Solange isn't as sparkly or shimmery as I would have liked. It does have a rather nice shiny, metallic look which sets it apart from the others in the collection.

Longevity [8/10]
Solange lasted a week before any tip wear was noticeable, and after nine days I had only two chips. The chips didn't peel which was nice, and it's a pain to take off. Prepare to scrub with remover with acetone!

Final Score: 8.0

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What I Got This Week [9]

I could not resist Zoya's two latest sales. I ordered one of their "All American" trios, which included three Pixie Dusts in Chyna, Tomoko, and Liberty. Then I hopped on their "Threedom" sale and opted for more Pixie Dusts in Solange, Beatrix, and Godiva!