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Zoya – Yves

Zoya - Yves BottleGood morning, beauties!

Today is best kind of Monday – I have a snow day! I’ve been home for 4 days. Yesterday my over ambitious neighbors were digging out there cars, but I didn’t want to mess up my nails. Maybe I’ll get around to it today, but I’m really hoping for another snow day tomorrow.

I chose Zoya Yves for my snow day mani. This is my 2nd polish from the 2015 Matte Velvets. I really just need to order them all and save on shipping.

Yves is a deep sapphire blue with beautiful royal blue shimmer. I love it. I actually really wanted Alli to get this, but she hesitated and I’m in love.

The downside of this beauty is the insanely high chance of stained blueberry nails. So. Please wear a base coat. I used the Wet n Wild Matte Topcoat as my basecoat to help smooth out imperfections and ridges. The first coat gives you full coverage but it’s more of a royal blue. I ended up going with a 2-3 coats to darken it up.

When I go back and forth between the Matte Velvet collections, I just can’t figure out why they’d do another red, green, and purple. Maybe I’d feel differently if I didn’t already have Posh, Savita, and Veruschka. I can almost understand the red and green – release around Christmas… They’re all beautiful, but I would be over the moon for a berry pink with gold shimmer. Think: Matte Velvet meets China Glaze Strawberry Fields.

Each Matte Velvet polish retails for $10. You can buy Zoya nail polish directly from Zoya’s website. My Ulta also carries new Zoya collections and when I went this past weekend, they had a full display! Of course, a quick search on amazon gets you prices as low as $4 (and strangely as high as $50). So many options!

More pretty pictures below!

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Zoya Cyber Monday Mystery Box 2015

Guess what just arrived!? The Zoya Cyber Monday Mystery Box! I didn’t know that UPS delivered on Sundays, but I’m thrilled that they do. The Mystery Box was my ONLY Cyber Monday purchase. I can be  very impulsive buyer, so I planned on hiding from internet land, then I made the ultimate mistake… I went to Nouveau […] Continue reading →

Zoya – Veruschka

I was so caught up in my excitement for the new 2015 Zoya Matte Velvet Collection that I forgot I still had one of the originals to swatch! Veruschka is a gorgeous emerald green – perfectly festive for the holiday season. There is so much shimmer and sparkle in these polishes to help create the beautiful Matte […] Continue reading →

Zoya – Aspen

New Matte Velvets. I am SO EXCITED. The Zoya MatteVelvet polishes are some of my forever favorites. I actually passed on the original 2009 collection, but now I’m only missing Harlow and Loredana. I absolutely love Posh, Dovima, Savita, and Verushka. When I first put on this polish, I texted Alli and said: I have waited […] Continue reading →

Zoya – Cinnamon

A few nights ago, it finally felt like Fall. The leaves have started to change and the air was crisp. I decided to channel that feeling onto my nails. I’ve just fallen head over heals for this polish. Cinnamon is a part the Flair side of Zoya’s Focus & Flair Collection for Fall 2015. I will […] Continue reading →

Zoya – Felicity

Time for a little nail polish rewind! For a really long time I resisted ordering polishes online. I wanted to see them in the stores. Even now, there are only a few brands I’ll order online. Zoya was one of the first brands I broke my “rules” for -and of course it was thanks to […] Continue reading →

Zoya – Yasmeen

Right, I know it’s summer but I figured it was okay to slip into Fall mode for the day. A few weeks ago, I asked you guys what some of your favorite dupes were and someone mentioned Zoya Yasmeen as a cheaper alternative for NARS Purple Rain – it peaked my interest. I’m sure a […] Continue reading →

Zoya – Sage

Happy Monday! Today will be fabulous. Let me tell you, last Monday was rough. Actually, the entire week was rough – I adore daylight savings and more… daylight but the transition is brutal! Please tell me I wasn’t the only one struggling last week? Friday marks the beginning of Spring and I have lots of […] Continue reading →

Zoya – Posh & Savita

Surprise! In honor of Friday Eve, I thought I’d bring you a two-in-one post! I know everyone is drooling over the Zoya Transitional Satin Collection but I am still falling head over heels for the Rereleased for 2014: Zoya Matte polishes. I PROMISE I’ve learned my lesson this time: stop resisting trends! You know…like the […] Continue reading →