Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Press Release: Fall 2017 ZOYA SOPHISTICATES

It's that time again....Zoya is flooring me with their Fall collection! Take a look:


Meet the Sophisticates, Zoya's latest palette of smoldering nudes, wine reds, and shadowy hues in pearl, metallic and cream nail polish finishes

 Mckenna (ZP904): a refined pearl in soft almond. 
 Beth (ZP905): a soft, sandy, rose gold metallic. 
 Presley (ZP906): a smokey, mauve taupe cream. 
 Joni (ZP907): a deep, dusty plum cream 
 Hera (ZP908): a muted, red mauve cream. 
 Padma (ZP909): a deep, vermillion red cream. 
 Yvonne (ZP910): a rich, bordeaux red cream. 
 Mona (ZP911): a deep, burgundy plum cream. 
 Elaine (ZP912): a dark, umber brown cream. 
 Hadley (ZP913): a smokey, midnight blue cream. 
 Tabitha (ZP914): a refined pearl in a deep hunter green. 
  Gal (ZP915): a smokey, iridescent, peridot gold metallic.

These are available August 1st on Zoya.com. I hope I am lucky enough to get a few to swatch for you.  Are you as excited as I am to see the first taste of a fall collection?  

~ Hayley ~

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

UPDATE! PRESS RELEASE: Zoya Spring 2017 Charming Polish & Lipstick Collection

These Zoya colors took my breath away just in the press release, so I had to share! I don't get samples from Zoya to swatch at this time, but I'll still be clamoring for these polishes!

Charming Pre-order deal now - 2/28
Get the complete polish set for $40 plus free shipping!
and includes the new lipstick, Violette

Use code: SPRING


Spring arrives with six new nail colors from Zoya including three fresh creams and three dewy micro-sparkles. All in the long-wearing two coat, full-coverage, 10-FREE formula nail polish lovers love. 


· Jordan (ZP886): a soft blossom pink cream.
· Abby (ZP887): a light lavender cream.
· Tina (ZP888): a medium amethyst cream.
· Millie (ZP889): a dewy violet micro-sparkle.
· Lacey (ZP890): a light dewy green micro-sparkle.
· Amira (ZP891): a soft dewy blue micro-sparkle.

Plus, three coordinating Zoya Lipstick hues!


~ Hayley ~

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Fun Series and Color Club

*nothing to disclose*

Hello! I am combining 2 topics into this post to catch up on the Fall Fun Series.  

The first was a fall music highlight. I wanted to highlight a fall polish that went along with the music theme. I chose Color Club We'll Never Be Royals from last year's Oil Slick collection.

This was an untried for me and I LOVE it! It's a multi chrome, so no surprise...but the formula was a winner too! I love the shift between magenta, royal purple, and brick red.
This is 2 coats, no streaks and well......

I have been loving that Mumford and Sons folk-type music. These songs feel pretty fall-like to me! I want to be on a walking through fallen leaves or snuggled up with a latte (oh that's always!). On repeat this week has been:
Mumford and Sons - Wilder Mind album 
Gregory Alan Isakov - Virginia May 
Head and the Heart - Lost in My Mind
Kings of Leon - Waste a Moment


- I gave my BBW Leaves candle a go this week. Great throw and not headache inducing. :) Yay!
- I still cannot stop melting my Everyday Luxe Azure Sands leftover wax - I never showed it so this is what it looks like.  I'm going to be seriously sad when it's gone!

- I also tried Phury from Ten Digit Creations. Great scent! Comparable to the scent when you walk into an A&F store. Has a medium throw.  I'm impressed with my first indie wax.

The second post was a fall craft. I have had zero time to be crafty other than this blog, so sadly I had no craft of my own. But my friend Amanda at Thrifty Polished crocheted these adorable pumpkin coffee cup cozies and sent us each one! I was SO excited when I opened my package and saw this since my love for coffee and pumpkin spice knows no bounds.

Her post is linked if you want the tutorial on how to make your own!  Amanda, will you please move to AZ so you can teach me to crochet, we can be BFFs, drink coffee and paint our nails?  :)

Phew! So, that's what I have been up to this week! I purchased the entire Color Club Oil Slick collection when I got We'll Never Be Royals, so now I'm off to try the rest of the shades. Hope you have a great 'officially fall' weekend!

~ Hayley ~

Monday, September 12, 2016

Fall Fun Series: Apples, Sweaters and Denim

Hi there! Today's post will be short and sweet because I don't have a big array of apple things to share....which is sad because I do like apple! I guess I just go full fledged pumpkin this time of year.
Alas, the theme today is apple and I want to give her the full respect she deserved before all the pumpkin spice crazies (me!!) had her take a back seat.

I'm sharing the apple scents that I have been loving, and a quick nail of the day before a proper review of this gorgeous polish.  I grabbed two new candles from Bath and Body Works last week including the one below, Leaves.
Leaves fragrance notes read: crisp red apple, golden nectar, and warm clove spice. It smells like a more mature version of apple cinnamon...without the gimmicky scent that some apple cinnamon candles have. I do smell clove as the spice that accompanies this.  I am excited to see how this one performs!  As you can see I have not tried it yet:

Next is my absolute favorite apple candle to date!  This is by Everyday Luxe, a brand exclusively found in TJMaxx and Marshalls to my knowledge.  I bought 2 of these candles last year and I am down to my last.  The name of this is Farmer's Market, but when I went to find new ones this year the scent is labeled as Harvest (it definitely smells the same) and I didn't see a Farmer's Market to compare.  I opted not to get this year's version because it smelled lighter so I'm hoping they will get a new batch in the coming weeks. I will edit this post on the definitive name because I know they are each different candles. If you're looking, for now go with the one that smells like cider.

They don't put fragrance notes on their candles, unfortunately.  If I had to describe it FM/ Harvest (??) is a warm and delicious apple cider with notes of pear and nectar.  It is very unique to anything in BBW right now and it's just heavenly! 10/10 recommend!
If you have seen Everyday Luxe anywhere else, please holla at ya girl!

Finally, what goes better with a romp in the apple orchard than wearing Sweaters and Denim in festive fall fashion?  I bought Vapid Sweaters and Denim early this year and just now getting around to trying it. This is my first thermal polish and my fist Vapid polish.  I am SO glad I grabbed it!  This is 3 very easy coats and is also a 10/10 recommend!

The quick picture I snapped of Sweaters and Denim is in its transition state - part a denim indigo color and part peachy copper shimmer. It's still really warm here, so I have to play around a bit to get a cold shot. The sun was setting when I ran outside to grab these pics. I was out picking apples all day after all! :)

I hope you check out my other friends participating in this series.

Amanda at ThriftyPolished
Jessica at The Meltdown Blog
Lauren at LoloLovesScents
Liz at Furianne
Sandra at Finger Candy
Stephanie at Imperfectly Painted
Sunnee at Our Sunny Life

Vapid will be having a restock and new fall polish release at the end of the month. I imagine Sweaters and Denim will make a return at some point too. What shades and scents are you loving this fall?

~ Hayley ~