Sunday, April 22, 2012

I got a Zoya in my April Birchbox!

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! I can't believe another week has flown by, but it has and here we are. I'm working on some homework (really, am I?) so I'm going to make this shorter than my usual ramblings. Two things: first, I swatched 14 polishes yesterday. It was nuts, I have no idea how bloggers with a daily posting schedule can keep up. At the end of the day my fingertips and cuticles were taught and dry, kudos to all you lovely bloggers who go on regular swatching marathons... because that ish 'aint easy. Second, I got my Deborah Lippmann's Friday afternoon! *Squeee* I will be wearing those and showcasing them as NOTD's rather than rush through swatching just for show. They're my first designer polishes so I want to really savor them.

Now, on to today's polish! For the first time since I signed up for Birchbox back in November (I think?) my box came at the beginning of the month rather than at the end. Score! And to make the deal even sweeter, I got a Zoya mini in my box. Double score!

Zoya - Bevin:

Zoya Bevin is from the Spring 2012 True collection, a collection that I was initially in love with but somehow ended up overlooking since I got very similar colors out of OPI's spring offerings. Bevin is described on Zoya's website as dusty sage green with teal tones, and I agree but for some reason this reminds me of eucalyptus. Who knows, it just keeps popping into my head. Does anyone else think this looks a little like eucalyptus leaves? *Update in draft: totally googled this and yep, I'm right. :)*

I am in love with this color and although I hadn't planned on purchasing it I'm glad I got it as a sample. When this bad boy runs out I'll be buying a replacement!

Zoya - Bevin

Zoya - Bevin

Umm... who woke up with mint on their nails? As you can see, the lamplight brings out the mint in this color... what a color chameleon! These photos are shown with two coats and no tc, and as you can see Bevin is crazy shiny. Btw, can you see my Orly Nail Rescue patch on my ring finger? I did a little filing on the bump so it is a lot more thin in these photos. Swatching yesterday completely wiped out the patch so I'll be redoing it tonight.

Zoya - Bevin

China Glaze - Optical Illusion:

Optical Illusion is another polish I picked up from China Glaze's Prismatic collection. Optical Illusion is a seafoam (to me) green shimmer with a duochromatic shift to purple that is chocked full of multi colored glitters. The color shift doesn't show very well on the nail and personally, I would have preferred this whole collection as just a bunch of duochrome shimmers without the multi-colored glitters. I swatched the last three I have of this collection yesterday and will be showing them soon.

China Glaze - Optical Illusion

China Glaze - Optical Illusion

Righty gets to make another appearance to showcase two easy coats of Optical Illusion. Coverage is decent and I could have gotten away with a single coat over Bevin. Amazing how these two colors compliment each other so well. Pardon the dry skin around my middle finger, with all the notes I take for class I have a never ending callus on the edge of that nail. It's very aggravating

China Glaze - Optical Illusion

China Glaze - Optical Illusion

Well lovelies, that's all I've got for today. I placed an order with Zoya for their Earth Day promo, did anyone else get anything? By the way, does anyone know if they send you packaging to mail back your old polishes for recycling? I don't know about you guys, but Sunday night means new episodes of Frozen Planet and Mad Men and I'll be tuned in! Have a great week!

6 comments:

  1. Bevin is really lovely!

    I'm really looking forward to seeing the DLs! =)

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    1. Isn't it though? Now that I have a bottle I can hardly believe I passed it up. But I have a habit of overlooking colors if I see then all over the place at the same time.

      I can't wait to show off my new DL pretties!

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  2. Bevin looks amazing. I actually just ordered it during the zoya promo...along with 13 other polishes. Crazy, right? I just went absolutely nuts. I'm not sure how the return part works but I think you can dispose of them locally as well. Once I get mine I'm going to look that info up because I think it kinda defeats the purpose to create more trash to mail the polishes back...no?

    Also, Walgreens has Sinful polishes for $1 so I'm going to be checking those out too. It's a good thing I decided to get a third melmer. Heaven help me.

    I can't wait to see your DL polishes. I've always wanted to try them but the price holds me back...for now.

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    1. Not crazy at all! I got 7 during the promo and today I snagged the Birchbox set with some points I had saved up so it was completely FREE!

      I saw pictures of Sinful neons today and I'm craving them but we don't have Rite Aid's here in Vegas so I'll just have to wait or better yet, wait to see more swatches of Essie's neon red and the China Glaze neons coming out soon.

      I just put on Private Dancer... AHH.Maze.Ing.

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  3. I LOVE this combo! It's like they were made for each other!

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