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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Literary Lacquers - 84, Charring Cross Road


     Today I'm bringing you another beautiful polish that's been in my collection forever but is only now being featured on my blog. Although I have shown it previously in a quick and simple dotticure. 84, Charring cross Road was released in the fall of 2013 as part of the community collection from Literary Lacquers. Sadly it is the only Literary Lacquer polish in my collection right now but if I know my polish buying habits that will be changing soon!

     84, Charring Cross Road was designed by Sheila of Pointless Cafe and based off the book of the same name.  A story of Franke and Helen set in the 40's. And to read Sheila's description makes me want to rush out and buy a copy to read myself. I love when I can find out the back story of how a polish was created, besides just being a pretty color I mean. Because we all love pretty colored polish but they just seem that much more special when they have a back story.



     I would describe this as a sepia taupe base color with subtle linear holo and some silver flecks added for good measure. While the holo isn't always obvious, it certainly is gorgeous when it does show up. as you can see below in my next photo.


     The application had me a bit worried that 3 coats would be needed to reach full opacity because the first coat applied rather sheer. Turns out I had nothing to worry about as it builds up nicely and reached full opacity after 2. Shown in my photos are 2 coats plus top coat.





     As of right now, this polish is currently not available for purchase, but I just found out that the shop will be reopening on June 23rd so mark your calendars. At the moment I don't know if 84, Charring Cross Road will be included in the reopening but it never hurts to look and you might find some other pretties that need to come home with you.

     So what are your thoughts on 84, Charring Cross Road, did I pick out a good one to start with? What are your must-have polishes from Literary Lacquers? Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Sinful Shine- Prosecco


     Today I have for you a polish that's been in my collection for quite awhile now since fall 2014 to be exact.  I've even worn it before but it never made it to the blog. Until now... Sinful Shine's Prosecco is one of those colors that took the nail community by storm. Once swatches started surfacing on the internet people flocked to the stores to pick this beauty up, myself included.  

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     At the time, Processo was a unique color with not much else in the market to compete. This beige colored polish with its golden flecks was my gateway polish to a love affair with brown, beige and chocolate colored polishes. 

     Now don't let the color description fool you. While Prosecco is very office friendly with its neutral undertones the golden flecks that seem to float effortlessly in the polish give it an elegant look that becomes extra evident in direct lighting.


     Prosecco applies quite sheer but even,  3 thin coats are all you need for full opacity. And while it dries to a smooth glossy finish I did add a glossy top coat to finish it off. Don't let the gel-tech label fool you, this polish removes just like any other with no soaking in acetone required.


     Most of my polishes only get worn once, but I can see myself reaching for this beauty again and again. It's been 2 years since I wore it the first time and I like it just as much now as I did then. I have a feeling this is a polish that for me will never grow old. It looks great on its own and as a base for nail art like in my neutral marbled look from a few months ago. 

     What are your thoughts on Prosecco? Did you rush out to find it in stores right after the release? Let me know in the comments and as always Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!




Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Girly Bits - Sequins and Satin Pants Collection (Press Release)


The Sequins & Satin Pants Collection is our Disco-inspired collection and consists of 7 super sparkly jelly holos filled with holo microglitter, shimmer, and holo flakes.

The collection consists of:
Hot Stuff (bright hot pink jelly holo)

Brick House (watermelon jelly holo)
Funky Town (orange jelly holo)
Jive Talkin' (chartreuse jelly holo)

The Hustle (lime green jelly holo with strong gold/green shimmer)
Le Freak (azure blue jelly holo with blue shimmer)
Stayin' Alive (purple jelly holo)
Purchase the full 7pc collection and receive the 8th shade, Sequins & Satin Pants for FREE. Sequins & Satin Pants is a silver holo shimmer metallic base, with neon pink glitter. It is only available with the purchase of the full collection and will not be sold individually. 
Swatches courtesy of Delishious Nails & IG@honeybee_nails
The May CoTM shades are now available!

Shake What Ya Mama Gave Ya is a sparkling purple scattered holographic with amazing holo flakes, a lovely pink flash of shimmer and pink flakes, and purple flakes.

Because I Said So is a medium blush coloured creme. Opaque in two easy coats, and dries down shiny.


Early Bird Special: Pick up the duo from the Duo Early Bird Promo listing at a discounted price of $1.00 off each bottle from May 15th to the 25th. After that, they will continue to be available for purchase individually at full price only. 
Swatches courtesy of Delishious Nails
We debuted our SFX Multi-Chrome and SFX Duo-Chrome Powders at Polish Con NYC and received great feedback!

Now you can pick them up in our store!
and...you've been so patiently waiting for our NEW! Ultra Holochrome Powder FINE, and it is finally here!
Swatches courtesy of The Mani CafeIG@polishedhippy and Nail Experiments
Join in the fun that is the Girly Bits Polish Lovers
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Get sneak peeks at upcoming releases, access to exclusive giveaways and much more!
Girly Bits ships worldwide and offers FREE shipping for orders that total $80CAD or more shipped within Canada or to the US (approx $60 USD), as well as shipping discounts on over seas orders.

We also have monthly group buys in the Girly Bits Facebook group which ship from the US, so if you want to grab just a bottle or two, join in the next group buy and save!!
*'In Stock Reminders' are available on individual product listings only. If your must-have bundle is out of stock simply look for the message on the listing that says which item is out of stock and sign up for a reminder on that products listing to be notified when it is back.
Girly Bits Cosmetics is a Canadian company that has been handcrafting quality nail polish since 2011 in a dazzling array of colours and finishes. As a brand dedicated to providing cruelty free, on-trend and unique products, Girly Bits Cosmetics is well known for outstanding customer service, quality formulas, and charitable donations. With worldwide shipping and availability at several retailers around the globe, you can be sure to easily find the season’s hottest new shades, as well as timeless customer favourites.

For more information visit us at www.girlybitscosmetics.com or contact us directly at info@girlybitspolish.com.

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Zoya Collections List


     My goal is to have a comprehensive list of every collection Zoya has released over the years. This will be an ongoing post as I research previous collections and new collections are released. If you know of a collection I'm missing or see an error please let me know by leaving a comment or sending me an e-mail.



Classic Collection
Amber
Amminah
Angel
Angella
Anthea
Ashley
Blyss
Brooke

Buffy
Carmen
Casey
Celine
Charisma
Cheri
Clara
Corrine
Dawn
Deidra
Delilah

Diana
Divincia
Dulcinea
Elise
Emmanuelle
Eve
Fiona
Flowie
Garbo
Ginger
Glimmer
Gweneth
Haley
Harmonie
Hermina
Hope
Isabell
Jade
Jane
Jasmine
Jenine
Jewell
Jolie
Jordana
Joy
Juliette
Kara
Kat
Kate
Kierra
Kylie
Liz
Lola
Manon
Marcella
MataHari
Max 
Melanie
Mercedes
Mia

Michelle
Morgan
Naomi
Natalie
Nephratiti
Nikki
Odeilia
Persiphony
Piper
Priscilla
Raine
Sabrina
Sachi
Sasha
Shimmer
Snow White
Sydney
Tobey
Tosca
Trinity
Zsa Zsa

Unknown Years

Bouquet Collection
Blossom
Clover
Flora
Heather
Meadow
Poppy



Extreme Collection
Purity
Raven
Trixie
Glamsicles Collection
LA Pop
Manhattan Mixer
OC Cooler
Soho Punch
Southbeach Ice
Vegas Freeze
Hugs n Kisses Collection
Bailey
Sunny
Fergie
Kylie2
Eva
Chloe
Jewels Collection
Faith
Gia
Jinx
Ruby
Sophie
Star

Masquerade Collection
Bebe
Celeste
Gabrielle
Roxy
Lillith
Stella
Provocateur Collection
Bianca
Dominique
Racquel
Sofia
Valentina
Yasmeen
Re-cher-che Collection
Arielle
Caresse
Fawne
Simone
Willow
Yvette


Romantic Collection

Bela
Brie
Lily
Lexi
Mischa
Tia
Spa Essentials Collection
Abigail
Addison
Adel
Amanda
Anne
Ava
Bethany
Betty
Brenna
Bridgit
Charlotte
Danielle
Daphne
Dharma
Dovey
Ella
Ellen
Erin
Giselle
Grace
Gretchen
Helen
Jaime
Jennifer
Joan
Juanita
June
Kaitlyn
Lauren
Loretta
Lucy
Madison
Maria
Megan
Olivia
Parker
Portia
Romy
Rose
Sadie
Sally
Scarlet
Skye
Stephanie
Summer
Suzanne
Tabitha
Tammy
Uma
Vivienne
Suede Collection
Avril

Brizia

Charlize

Dea

Ki

Pasha
2006
Drama Collection – Winter
Angelina
Denise
Janice
Nicole
Paris
Tori
Glitterati Collection – Summer
Bijou

Kiki
Lindsay
Milla
Siena
Starla
Magique Collection – Fall
Anastasia
Charity
Colette
Evangeline
Ivy
Pru
2007
Utopia Collection – Winter
Akyra
Austine
Irene
Juno
Kamilah
Tama
Serendipity Collection – Spring
Diem
Gigi
Lyric
Marilyn
Nevaeh
Uli
Candy Collection – Summer
Creamy
Juicy
Sweet
Tangy
Tart
Yummy
Smitten Collection – Summer
Ariel
Hayden
Pia
Shiloh
Sylvie
Vivi
Downtown Collection – Fall
Freja
Indigo
Kotori
Lael
Rea
Suvi
Uptown Collection – Fall
Andi
Chelsea
Coco
Paige
Quinn
Tess
2008
Flourish Collection – Winter
Cyma
Kalista
Mieko
Richelle
Shivon
Zara

Blissful Collection – Spring
Felicity
Laurie
Lulu
Miley
Penelope
Zanna

Purity Collection – Spring
Jane
Loretta
Purity
Rose
Sabrina
Sari

Chit-Chat Collection – Summer
Annie

Bekka
Elke
Erika
Gaia
Lianne

Gossip Collection – Summer
Audrina
Elodie
Heidi
LC
Lo
Whitney

PulseCollection – Fall
Blair
Colbie
Jacy
Mikka
Rihana
Sloane

Vibe Collection – Fall
Alix
Asia
Dakota
Nina
Riley
Sam
2009
Ultra Glitter Collection – Holiday
Astra
Luna
Nova

Matte Velvet Collection – Winter
Harlow
Savita
Veruschuka

Twist Collection – Spring
Barbie
Cassi
Harley
Jo
Malia
Moxie

La-di-da Collection – Summer
Ali
America
Dita
Paz
Pippa
Renee

Ooh-la-la Collection – Summer
Emme
Ginessa
Goldie
Katy
Midori
Tallulah

Matte Velvet Collection – Fall
Dovima
Loredana
Posh

Dare Collection – Fall
Ciara
Demi
Envy
Ibiza
Pinta
Vanessa

Truth Collection – Fall
Anaka
Drew
Isla
Kalmia
Penny
Salma
2010
Fire and Ice Collection or Flame Collection – Holiday
Crystal
Gloria
Lisa
Sarah
Tiffany
Valerie

Reverie Collection – Spring
Adina
Gwin
Happy
Lana
Laney
Reece

Flash Collection – Summer
Dana
Jancyn
Jolene
Maura
Perrie
Robyn

Sparkle Collection – Summer
Alegra
Charla
Gilda
Ivanka
Mimi
Nidhi

Wicked Collection – Fall
Carrie Ann
Cheryl
Edyta
Karina
Kym
Julieanne

Wonderful Collection – Fall
Burke
Cola
Kelly
Kristi
Shawn
Stacy


2011
Gems and Jewels Collection – Holiday
Holly
Izzy
Kissy
Noel
Rina
Twila

Feel Collection – Winter
Avery
Carey
Kendal
Kennedy
Kristen
Megan

Intimate Collection – Spring
Caitlin
Dannii
Dove
Gemma
Marley
Jules

Mod Matte Collection – Summer
Lolly
Mitzi
Phoebe

Summertime Collection – Summer
Areej
Breezi
Kieko
Mira
Sooki
Tamsen

Sunshine Collection – Summer
Apple
Faye
Kimmy
Reva
Rica
Tanzy

Mirrors Collection – Fall
Jem
Marina
Neeka
Nimue
Tao
Yara

Smoke Collection – Fall
Anja
Codie
Cynthia
Dree
Jana
Petra
2012
Gilty Gift Set – Holiday
18K Real Gold Flake Topcoat
Purity
Raven

Ornate Collection – Holiday
Aurora
Blaze
Electra
Logan
Storm
Ziv


Fleck Effect Collection – Spring
Chloe
Maisie
Opal

True Collection – Spring
Bevin
Cho
Farah
Lotus
Skylar
Tru

Blogger Collection by Birchbox – Spring/Summer
Belle
Coraline
Kate

Beach Collection – Summer
Arizona
Lara
Reagan
Shelby
Tracie
Wednesday

Surf Collection – Summer
Carly
Kimber
Meg
Myrta
Rory
Zuza

Designer Collection – Fall
Evvie
Monica
Natty
Noot
Rekha
Toni

Diva Collection – Fall
Daul
Elisa
FeiFei
Ray
Song
Suri

Gloss Collection – Fall
Frida
Katherine
Paloma
2013
Zenith Collection – Winter
Belinda
Cassedy
Dream
Mosheen
Payton
Seraphina

Lovely Collection – Spring
Blu
GeiGei
Jacqueline
Julie
Neely
Piaf

PixieDust Collection – Spring
Chyna
Dahlia
Godiva
London
Nyx
Vespa

Irresistible Collection – Summer

PixieDust Collection – Summer
Beatrix
Destiny
Liberty
Miranda
Solange
Stevie

Stunning Collection – Summer
Darcy
Josie

Cashmeres Collection – Fall
Flynn
Hunter
Livingston
Louise
Pepper
Sailor

PixieDust Collection – Fall
Arabella
Carter
Chita
Dhara
Sunshine
Tomoko

Satins Collection – Fall
Channing
Claudine
Giovanna
Maria Luisa
Mason
Neve
2014
Wishes Collection – Holiday
Haven
Imogen
Nori
Prim
Thea
Willa

Awaken Collection – Spring
Brooklyn
Cole
Dillon
Dot
Hudson
Monet (LE)
Rebel

Magical PixieDust Collection – Spring
Cosmo
Lux
Vega

Naturel Collection – Spring
Brigitte
Chantal
Normani
Odette
Rue
Taylor

Bubbly Collection – Summer
Alma
Binx
Harper
Jesy
Muse
Stassi

Magical Pixie – Summer
Ario
Bar
Ginni

Tickled Collection – Summer
Kitridge
Ling
Rocha
Rooney
Tilda
Wendy

Entice Collection – Fall
Claire
Genevieve
Margo
Nyssa
Ryan
Veronica

Ignite Collection – Fall
Autumn
India
Remy
Sansa
Teigen
Yuna

Naturel Deux Collection – Fall
Aubrey
Chanelle
Emilia
Madeline
Marnie
Spencer

Ultra PixieDust Collection – Fall
Arianna
Noir
Oswin
2015
Redbook Trio Set – Holiday
Cindy’s story
Marjorie’s story
Renee’s story

Matte Velvet Collection – Winter
Amal
Aspen
Honor
Iris
Sue
Yves

Delight Collection – Spring
Daisy
Eden
Leslie
Lillian
Rayne
Tiana


Naturel Satins Collection – Spring
Ana
Brittany
Leah
Rowan
Sage
Tove

Island Fun Collection – Summer
Cecelia
Demetria
Jace
Nana
Serenity
Talia

Naked Manicure Collection – Summer 2015
Glossy Seal Top Coat
Lavender Perfector
Mauve Perfector
Naked Perfector
Nude Perfector
Pink Perfector
Satin Seal Top Coat
Tip Perfector


Paradise Sun Collection – Summer
Aphrodite
Genesis
Isa
Mae
Oceane
Selene


Flair Collection – Fall
Aggie
Cinnamon
Ember
Estelle
Giada
Tris

Focus Collection – Fall
Charli
Desiree
Hannah
Janel
Lidia
Sia
2016
Enchanted Collection – Winter
Alice (PixieDust)
Elphie (PixieDust)
Lorna (PixieDust)
Olivera
Saint
Waverly (PixieDust)

Petals Collection – Spring
Aster
Azalea
Laurel
Leia
Tulip
Zahara

Whispers Collection – Spring
April
Cala
Eastyn
Ireland
Lake
Misty

Seashells Collection Pixie Dust– Summer
Bay
Cece
Levi
Linds
Tilly
Zooey

Sunsets Collection – Summer
Brynn
Cam
Dixie
Dory
Liv
Ness

UltraBrites Collection – Summer
Bisca
Cana
Erza
Evergreen
Juvia
Mirajane

Urban Grunge Collection – Fall
Alicia
Ash
August
Britta
Courtney
Finley
Mallory
Merida
Noah
Tara
Troy
Wyatt
2017
Natural 3 Collection - Winter
Debbie
Cathy
Gina
Jill
Mary
Tatum


Charming Collection - Spring
Abby
Amira
Jordan
Lacey
Millie
Tina

Wanderlust - Summer
Arbor
Byrdie
Cora
Esty
Journey
Lois
Mandy
River
Sawyer
Scout
Sonja
Winnie

Sophisticates - Fall
Beth
Elaine
Gal
Hadley
Hera
Joni
McKenna
Mona
Padma
Presely
Tabitha
Yvonne

Party Girls -Winter/Holiday
Blake
Danielle
Delaney
Fallon
Isadora
Kelsey
Landon
Ming
Nadia
Sheri
Solstice
Tawny


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