Halloween Nails, with Zoya Savita & Loredana

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Today I have some Halloween nails featuring Zoya Matte Velvet, Savita & Loredana. (The little pumpkin, I picked up at Wegmans grocery store last Halloween).

I started with 2 coats of Zoya Savita, and then dabbed on Loredana with a sponge. I stamped with Sally Hansen Insta-dri in Silver Sweep. I also dabbed on a little of China Glaze Golden Enchantment, and topped everything off with NYC Matte Me Crazy topcoat. The stamping plates I used for these nails are Bundle Monster: BMH07, and Winstonia Store W116, and W221.

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Fall Leaves with Zoya Posh

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I've been wanting to use my Bundle Monster plate, BMH11. The maple leaf image is perfect for fall. I decided to combine my fall look with ZoyaPosh, Autumn, and Tomoko. I stamped with Maybelline Metallics in Bold Gold. I love how these how turned out!

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Painted Polish: #PSL

Pumpkin Everything!!! I was so excited to see Painted Polish come out with a polish named after everyone's favorite Fall drink. #PSL, AKA Pumpkin Spice Latte! I have to say, I think this is my 2nd favorite after Drunk on Holo! #PSL is jam packed full of gold,  copper,  orange,  holographic glitter. 

I started with 2 coats of OPI Vant To Bite My Neck?, then I dabbed on Painted Polish #PSL with a sponge to get the gradient effect. My accent nail is 2 coats of Zoya Taylor, stamped with Zoya Chanelle, and Bundle Monster BM023. Then I also stamped over that with Konad Black and BM413. Pinky is the same plate, with Konad White, topped off with ILNP My Private Rainbow, and Seche Vite topcoat. 

I originally did these skull nails, because my husband & I were going to go visit the Mutter Museum on Wednesday, but unfortunately it was windy and pouring rain, (not so good for walking around downtown outside), so we will have to go another day. I've already been there a few times, but I wanted to go back. :)

And my thumbs, which you guys never usually see because I keep them super short for typing on touch screens- is stamped with Konad white and Born Pretty Store plate, QA5. Topped off with ILNP My Private Rainbow, and Seche Vite topcoat. 

Lexi does re-stocks often, so be sure to follow her Facebook page, and Instagram for updates!

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Indigo Bananas: Perfect Night (for mystery & horror)

I saw Indigo Bananas, Perfect Night (for mystery & horror) swatched by Polish Hound, and The Mercurial Magpie, and fell in love with it. Well... let's be honest, I pretty much fall in love with any purple polish!

Perfect Night (for mystery & horror) is a rich purple jelly polish with blue green color shifting flakies. I did 3 coats (formula was smooth and flawless), and one coat of KB Shimmer Clearly On Top topcoat.

And here it is with one coat of NYC Matte Me Crazy Topcoat:

I also picked up two mini cuticle balms, in Coffee, and Eucalyptus. I have a bad addiction with these balms. I own about 8 different scents now. (I also love that they double as a lip balm!) I love how they moisturize, and I like that when it absorbs it dries with a powdery touch. (The coffee scent reminds me more of a mocha coffee. It's very similar to the cocoa scent that was discontinued, that I loved!)

Oooh, When I received these cuticle balms, Andrea had them professionally sealed with plastic now! I love watching indie polish shops grow and evolve!  :)

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eBay Sale!

I've listed some things for auction on eBay again. As you guys knows I'm seasonal at my job, (same job for the past 12 years), and this year we were furloughed the last week of June. My unemployment runs out end of December, and I won't be called back to work until January. Sooo... I've decided to list some things on eBay to make a few bucks.

There's a bunch of hoodies from Ed Hardy, Victoria's Secret, Old Navy, Candies. Lot's of different sizes: Small, Large, and XL. Shoes from Timberland and Easy Spirit. (Sizes: 6M, 7M). Two military cadet caps, and an LL Bean Tote bag.

All auctions are USA Only, No APO, FPO, P.O. Box. Paypal Only.
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Press Release: Zoya Wishes, Holiday 2014

Wishes really do come true with this magical new nail polish collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! Zoya Wishes is a densely pigmented assortment featuring both traditional and Magical PixieDust formulas in coordinating color combinations that can be worn alone or combined into stunning combinations, no matter how you wear them, this collection delivers a fanciful way to celebrate the season!

· ZP766 - NORI: Sapphire blue Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, perfect for any holiday festivity.

· ZP767 - THEA: Deep amethyst Magical PixieDust* with an orchid flash, packed full of party-ready holographic hex glitter.

· ZP768 - IMOGEN: Black crystal Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, just add an LBD and you’re off!

· ZP769 - PRIM: Velvet blue metallic, with a full coverage, high-density pigment and buttery smooth application.

· ZP770 - HAVEN: True holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid for added brilliance.

· ZP771 - WILLA: Full-coverage, onyx black cream.

* Zoya Magical PixieDust is textured, matte and sparkling. No base coat and top coat required.


$9 (US) Standard Colors
$10 (US)  - PixieDust Colors

Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com 

*BIG5FREE: Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

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Butterfly Wings with OPI & Fairy Dust

We interrupt our regular programming of Fall and Halloween nail polish to bring you... butterfly nails! :-p

I had some eBay bucks recently, so I decided to pick up three OPI colors I've always wanted to add to my collection. Can't Find My Czechbook (I had a mini bottle of this before)Do You Lilac It?, and Vant To Bite My Neck?

I thought these colors would make a really pretty gradient together, and I was right! :) I topped it off with China Glaze Fairy Dust. I stamped the butterfly wings with Bundle Monster BM-424, Konad Black, and Seche Vite Topcoat.

I recently picked up 5 stamp plates from Bundle Monster, and I'm pleased with how the images transfer, how cheap they are, and how quickly they ship. (I got my order within 4 days). I just placed my 2nd order a few days ago.

Also, during Winstonia Store's Columbus Day sale I picked up their new 'Blue Envy' stamp plate organizer. It fits my Winstonia round plates, Konad, and Bundle Monster plates perfectly. I also love the little mesh pocket on the inside cover, so I can store my other miscellaneous plates that don't fit. My Born Pretty Store plates didn't fit, but I just decided I would slit the very last page to make them fit, since they are just a tiny bit larger.

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KB Shimmer: Leaf of Faith

I saw KB Shimmer's Leaf of Faith on The Mercurial Magpies blog, and immediately needed it. :-p It's a gorgeous deep red cranberry jelly polish filled with red, gold, orange, and holographic glitters. It looks like fall in a bottle!

This is is three coats, plus two coats of KB Shimmer Clearly on Top to smooth everything out. (I still think Seche Vite dries a bit faster, than Clearly on Top, but they are both great topcoats).

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Glitter Lambs: Pumpkin Fall Collection

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It's my favorite time of the year! Pumpkin Everything! Whoo! And Glitter Lambs has an awesome Pumpkin Fall Collection out right now. Four sparkly glitter bombs: Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cupcake

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Zoya: Matte Velvets Re-Release.

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Today I have the Zoya Matte Velvet's. This is re-release of the same collection from a few years ago. The only one I tracked down on eBay a few months ago was Savita, so I'm really happy I get the chance to try all of them out this time around.

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Emily de Molly- Tread Lightly

Cait from Polish Hound is an enabler. :-p Because as soon as I saw her post about Emily de Molly, Tread Lightly. I had to go hunting online for it. None of the U.S. stockists had it. (Emily de Molly doesn't ship directly to the USA). I took a chance and ordered it from Mei Mei Signatures for the first time. They are located in Singapore, but it only took 2 weeks to receive my order.

This is 2 coats, plus Seche Vite Topcoat. I did a thin coat of polish, then I did a thicker coat, dabbed on a few of the bigger circles, and topped it off with topcoat. These sort of glitter polishes require a topcoat, or else you will end up with a very bumpy mess. (I probably should have paid better attention to the tips of my nails when applying this, it wasn't smooth enough, and I had some shrinkage with the Seche Vite.)

And here it is with NYC Matte Me Crazy Topcoat. (Always use regular topcoat, before the matte topcoat, so the polish will have a smooth finish).

As always, Emily de Molly hits it out of the ballpark! I absolutely adore her nail polishes. I'm also lucky enough to own Cosmic Forces, and Oceanic Forces.

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