April 19, 2013

Zoya Stunning Collection!

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I received these in the mail today, and I am seriously impressed by this collection. On first glance you may think these are just the same old colors, but they really are not! These are worth a closer look. The following swatches are 2 coats each with a top coat of Seche Vite.

DARCY: Zoya describes this polish as a 'Sunny Yellow Cream', and I totally agree. This yellow is now my new favorite yellow. The formula was near perfect on this polish. We all know how yellow polishes can be thick and difficult to apply, Darcy says otherwise!

Thandie: Zoya describes this polish as 'Citrus Orange Cream'. I agree with the Orange part, but it definitely has a coral undertone to it as well. I have a feeling this polish will be the most popular in the collection because it's so unique and gorgeous! The formula was even better on this than Darcy, and it was effortless to apply.

Micky: Zoya describes this as a 'Coral Cream'. I wouldn't call this Coral at all, not even a little bit. To me it is more of a bubble gum pink. I'm a little confused at the coral name/reference here. It makes me think Barbie Pink! lol. Again, another perfect formula.

Yana: Zoya describes this polish as 'Rubine Red Cream'. I LOVE this polish and it is my favorite of the entire collection. There is a hidden shimmer in this one, and If you look closely at my middle finger you can see it. If you can only purchase one color in this collection, this should be it!

Josie: Zoya describes this a 'Grassy Green Cream', and that is exactly what it is. I'm a lover of greens, and this is no exception. Another beautiful formula on this one. It reminds me of a Golf course :) that perfect grass color. If only my lawn could look this good!

Rocky: Zoya describes this polish as 'Serene Blue Creme'. This blue has quickly stepped into the top spot for blue in my collection. This was the best of all the formulas and was PERFECT! This polish practically applied itself. I don't think I have a polish with a more perfect formula than this, I was so impressed. I love it, and did not want to take it off.

 Zoya has really been impressive lately, and this collection is another example of that. These are the perfect fun bright colors for the Summer. These polishes are available at Zoya.com and retail for $8.00 USD/bottle and $48.00 USD for the complete set.

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Zoya Earth Day Polish Exchange!

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Announcing the 2013 Zoya Nail Polish Exchange*

Hooray for Earth Day! Once again, Zoya is helping you do a little spring cleaning with the return of the Earth Day Zoya Nail Polish Exchange* for 2013. Clean out your nail polish wardrobe and get rid of old nail polish that may not be BIG5FREE (Free of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP and Camphor) and exchange it for a greener alternative - long lasting, award winning, healthy Zoya Nail Polish bottles!

Now's the perfect time to make the switch to an eco-chic beauty routine! From April 19, 2013 - April 26, 2013 (11:59PM EST), exchange your old, unwanted nail color for toxin-free ZOYA Nail Polish for only $4 per bottle plus shipping and handling fees. Rest assured - ZOYA will properly dispose of your old polish. 

Here's all you need to do!
1.  Go to www.zoya.com and pick out the polishes you would like (excludes all Zoya PixieDust™ Collection shades) and add them to your cart. You must select at least 6 bottles and no more than 24 bottles of polish (Salon accounts minimum 12 maximum 48 bottles.)

2. Apply the code (copy and paste for best results):

3. Your order value will be adjusted to reflect a 50% discount (we use these funds to properly dispose of the old nail polish).

4. SUBMIT your order!

Then Zoya will ship out your NEW polish! HOORAY! This is how your order should look like..

Once you get your order  
Here's where the exchanging* happens...

1.     Ship back the equivalent number of bottles you received to the return address below (ie. If you ordered 6 bottles of Zoya – you would send us 6 NON-ZOYA polishes). Please check with your carrier on the proper way to ship nail polish.
2.     Include a copy of your order. 
To clarify the exchange: You do not have to send us the exact amount of bottles that you are ordering. You can send any quantity up to that amount. You can also donate. If you decide you don't want to do either, it's ok "Offer is not contingent on customer returning polish" we will still love you and will send the Zoya polishes... we'll just send you on a guilt trip for a while :)
Ship Your Old Nail Polish To:
Art of Beauty, Inc.
c/o Polish Exchange
5060 Taylor Rd, Unit D
Cleveland, Ohio, 44128, USA
Once we receive your polish, we do the rest! It’s that simple!
The bottles you send in cannot be Zoya, Qtica or Nocti polishes (but they can be any other brand). We are using the honor code here folks! We want to make sure you get your Zoya Nail Polish! We send you the polish first then you send your old polish back to us! If you do choose to send us your old polish we promise to properly dispose of it according to EPA guidelines. This offer is only good for 1 week so hurry – Don’t Wait!
*Offer valid online at www.zoya.com only. Offer expires on 4/26/2012 at 11:59PM EST. Continental US ONLY. Not valid with any other codes, coupons or promotions. Shipping and handling fees apply. Consumer accounts must exchange a minimum of 6 polishes with a 24 bottle maximum. Salon accounts must exchange at least 12 with a maximum of 48 bottles. Polish can be from any brand EXCEPT Zoya, Qtica or Nocti and can be exchanged for in-stock .5oz Zoya Nail Polish. Excludes all Zoya PixieDust™ Collection shades. Offer is not contingent on customer returning polish. Zoya Exchange code is unique and non-transferable. One code per account. Art of Beauty is not responsible for incorrect addresses, credit card entry errors or errors associated with declined credit cards. Please allow standard time for processing and shipping, however if volume is higher than expected please allow up to 6 weeks for shipping and processing. Art of Beauty, Inc. reserves the right to remove any polish that is out of stock from your order. You will not be charged for this polish. Backordered polish is not included in this promotion.

My first Julep Maven Starter Box!

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I finally took the plunge and signed up for the Julep Maven Monthly Box. I contemplated it for months and months, and I finally went for it...about time already lol. 

I received my first introductory starter box, and wanted to show you guys what was included....

I picked the BOHO GLAM starter b0x and it included 4 Items.

ITEM 1 - Sample of Julep Glycolic Hand Scrub

I'm anxious to try this out. I have basically run out of my current hand scrub and I am currently looking for a replacement, so this sample comes at a perfect time. I love using hand scrubs after I use my cuticle remover to help get off all that dead skin from the cuticle removal process.

ITEM 2: Julep Instant Warming Foot Scrub

This is another awesome product for me. I LOVE LOVE foot products lol. I can not wait to use this. I'm big into foot masks, foot scrubs, foot lotions and foot sprays...anything for the feet.


I am loving both of these colors. Robin looks exactly like a Robin Egg and Stefani is a gorgeous black. I decided since we are still in April that I would swatch ROBIN since I promised blue manicures for Autism Awareness for April.

This is my very first Julep polish and I can say, I didn't really love it. The formula on this particular color was a bit thick for me and I thinned the death out of it. Once I added the thinner it was better, but by no means perfect. I have a lot of these 'Tiffany' type color polishes and they are all similar to this in formula (too thick), so I will not judge Julep by this polish alone. 

I decided to spruce it up a bit with a Jordana Glitter, in Cosmic. I purchased this a Kmart a couple of years ago and I finally broke it open today.

It's a simple glitter with just two sizes. There is a small fine micro glitter in  blue, and gorgeous medium sized hex shaped glitter in teal and silver holo so you get a rainbow of colors reflecting off them. It's super pretty and a lovely match for Robin.

This was very pretty and very sparkly, to say the least. More so than even my pictures show.

If you look closely above you can see pink, greens, blues etc reflecting of the silver holo hex glitter, so amazing.

I can not wait to get my first official Maven Box. Of course, I will share it here when I receive it. 

If you are interested in becoming a Maven you can click the picture below to sign up...

Thanks so much for visiting guys and see you again soon!!!

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