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Summer Nails – Zoya Chit Chat and Zoya Gossip Summer Collections

Summer Nails – Zoya Chit Chat and Zoya Gossip Summer Collections

ZOYA has launched their summer collections, Chit Chat (pictured above) and Gossip (pictured below). Chit Chat includes six shades of fun colors that are perfect for summer. My favorite shade is probably Elke, which is a hot rose metallic (pictured on my thumb). My pointer finger is donned with...

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Dior – Vernis in Poison Blue (comparison to Chanel’s Blue Satin)

Dior – Vernis in Poison Blue (comparison to Chanel’s Blue Satin)

Move over Blue Satin, I'm ready to rock Dior's Poison Blue ($19.00).  Chanel's Blue Satin catches the light of camera flash well, because it manages to pick up on a touch of shimmer that you cannot see whatsoever in real life.  Poison Blue is this gorgeous dark blue-black shade that adds drama to...

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Zoya – Spring 2008 – Blissful Collection Review

Zoya – Spring 2008 – Blissful Collection Review

For Spring 2008, Zoya has two different collections, each with six shades, Blissful and PurityBlissful is a beautiful collection of creamy pastels, while Purity is composed of sheerer pastels ideal for manicures (and I don't know if it's just me, but I have visions of bridal nails with these...

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Essie – Spring 2008 – Review of Spring Line

Essie – Spring 2008 – Review of Spring Line

Spring 2008 nail trends are obviously going sheer rather than bright pops of color (though not all brands are following this trend--China Glaze is most definitely not!).  Essie gives nail polish fans six lovely sheers to choose from as spring arrives in beautiful hues of soft pastels.  These...

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Chanel – Spring 2008 – Blue Satin Le Vernis Nail Colour (Polish) Review

Chanel – Spring 2008 – Blue Satin Le Vernis Nail Colour (Polish) Review

Chanel's Aurora Blues spring 2008 collection is centered around shades of icy blues, including Blue Satin, which is a dark, rich navy blue that's nearly black with extremely subtle shimmer. It is already sold out at many online retailers (including Chanel's site), but it is available at department...

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Gloves In A Bottle Shielding Lotion Review

Gloves In A Bottle Shielding Lotion Review

Gloves In a Bottle Shielding Lotion ($12.95)

Gloves In A Bottle is a shielding lotion -- it bonds with the outer layer of your skin and protects it from irritants while locking in your natural oils and moisture -- the reason why dermatologists recommend Gloves as an effective dry skin treatment.

What...

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Zoya – Utopia Winter 2007 Collection – Akyra Review, Swatch, & Product Photo

Zoya – Utopia Winter 2007 Collection – Akyra Review, Swatch, & Product Photo

Zoya's Akyra (from Utopia | Winter 2007/08) is a gorgeous muted teal color. I kind of wish for a brighter, bolder teal, but I think this one is excellent because it's very wearable. It also looks great with both cool and warm skintones from what I've found, which is a definite plus. It has great...

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Zoya – Utopia Winter 2007 Collection – Irene Review, Swatch, & Product Photo

Zoya – Utopia Winter 2007 Collection – Irene Review, Swatch, & Product Photo

Zoya's Irene (from Utopia | Winter 2007/08) is a gorgeous gold-yellow-geren.  It reminds me a bit of a more green Old Gold pigment by MAC, only in nail polish form. I love how opaque the color is after just two coats!  It has the loveliest gold shimmer, and I never thought I'd be willing to wear...

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