Zoya PixieDust Beatrix

All right, last swatch for tonight, and I'll be all caught up. This is Zoya PixieDust Beatrix from my untried stash, three coats, no top coat, outdoor natural light: https://www.instagram.com/p/BUVqU3IDRq0/?taken-by=eternaldecember Zoya describes Beatrix as a "tangerine metal sparkle," textured, matte, and foil twinkle. I'd say that's pretty spot-on. The sunny, yellow-leaning orange is so juicy and... Continue Reading →

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Face-off: Zoya Marion vs. Julep Phia

As promised, here it is - a comparison of Zoya Marion (index and ring), from June 2015's Zoya Mystery Trio Box, and Julep Phia (middle and pinky), from last June's It Girl Maven monthly box. This is two coats of each, topped with Essie Good to Go top coat, in direct natural light: Marion and Phia are very similar neutral... Continue Reading →

Zoya June 2015 Mystery Trio Box unveiling

I'm such a sucker for Zoya deals. Late May, Zoya sent out an e-mail offering yet another Mystery Trio Box, promising "3 brand new, never before released or produced colors in adorable mini 0.25oz sizes," promised to flatter all skin tones, plus a "special gift," all for $15 and free shipping. I figured that with... Continue Reading →

Warm weather rainbow nails (skittles)!

Sometimes one, two, or even three colors just isn't enough, and a rainbow is in order. :] This is by special request from Mr. 'Fiend, and I was happy to oblige. From left to right, these are Nicole by OPI Challenge Red-y, Zoya Arizona, Julep Korin, Nicole by OPI Pros & Confidence, and Julep Charlotte. I... Continue Reading →

Zoya Veruschka

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm doing a second polish swatch for the day because I didn't want to miss an opportunity to be festive. :] Zoya Veruschka, one of Zoya's MatteVelvet polishes that come in the classy frosted-glass bottles. I believe it was first introduced in the winter of 2009 as a limited edition polish, though... Continue Reading →

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