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Summer Clearout Blog Sale!

My Helmer runneth over, so I figured it was time to clear out a bit (and make room for MOAR POLISH). That means it’s time for another blog sale!

I think you’ll find a few goodies in this sale, both holos, magnetics, HTFs and some indies. Click the tab marked “Blog Sale” at the top of the page and check out the rules and spreadsheet.

Please shop till you drop! ;)

The ABCs: Z for Zoya & Zebra

Finally, here’s the last post in my ABC series! I kinda effed up a bit in my Variety Pack post, because I was originally going to post Sinful Colors Zeus for the letter Z, but somehow I threw it in with the random spam. So I had to figure out something else for today’s post, and I ended up with zebra stamping over a Zoya polish.

This is Zoya Cynthia, a dark teal creme stamped with zebra image from BM-223 and China Glaze Adore. I’ve used two coats of Cynthia, and it’s nice and smooth and easy to apply.

This concludes my ABC series, I hope you enjoyed it! I had fun doing this, but I really look forward to using whichever polish I fancy from now on. ;)

The ABCs: S for Sara

I rarely wear red polish, but I always love them when I do. Red nails are classic for a reason, you know! I was happy when I saw that I had an untried red polish starting with the letter S, namely Zoya Sara from the Fire and Ice collection.

Sara is a real stunner, packed with lots and lots of glassfleck glitter that makes it look like it glows from within. It’s a very raspberry-leaning red, almost looking pink at certain angles. I figured out why, it’s because the glassflecks actually change from gold to pink! You can tell from the bottle in these pictures, see how the glitter is golden at the top of the bottle, but flashes magenta at the bottom? Gorgeous!

Please excuse the vampirish skintone in these pics, I just got my hands on a macro lens for my Nikon D90, and I haven’t completely figured out how to adjust the white balance and everything else perfectly yet.

Sara is a dream to apply, the polish glides on very effortlessly. You could probably get away with one thickish coat of this one, but I did two thinner coats to make the color deeper and more saturated.

I got this from Nailetc, where it’s still available for $8. (It’s listed as Sarah, though, my bottle says Sara. Scrangie mentioned the same difference between bottle name and Zoya spoon name in her post about this collection.)

The ABCs: J for Jules

The letter J is represented by Zoya Jules from the 2011 Intimate collection. It’s a beige lacquer filled with specks of gold, and you all know what a sucker I am for gold shimmers, don’t you? Jules is a very nice “neutral with something extra”. It doesn’t make me wild, but for those times when you can’t wear a glittervampyholoduobomb, this is a very stylish and chic work-safe polish.

The formula is excellent, and it’s opaque in two coats. It did take a long time to be completely dry, but Zoyas don’t play all that well with Seche Vite, so I don’t think it’s Jules’ fault entirely.

I got this polish from Nailetc, it’s still available there and the price is $8.

The ABCs: E for Edyta

Today’s polish is Zoya Edyta, which is from the Wicked collection for fall 2010. It’s one of those shimmery, sparkly, glittery types of finish that Zoya does so well, and the color is a mossy forest green with flecks of gold and metallic. I really don’t have much more to say about this polish right now. It’s not a very spring-like color (it is from a fall collection, after all), so I’ll rather save this for autumn. Right now I’m craving sunshine both outside and on my nails! Edyta is a very pretty lady, though!

The formula is excellent, I needed two coats for opacity, and they flowed right on the nail with no problems. Just keep in mind that this polish stains both your nails and your skin, so take some precautions during removal!

I’ve bought my Zoyas from Nailetc, where the price is $8 a bottle.


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