Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lip liner Collection!! Nyx, Jordana, and Rimmel

So I've been wanting to post this for a while now, so I thought that I'd just go right ahead and do that! hehe
First of all, I NEVER used to wear lip liner! My favorite Youtuber EVER Lovepeaceandlipgloss (Gina) inspired me to try liner and most of the colors that I own were because I saw them in one of her videos.
My first one was Nyx Rose, which is a very nice pink. The only brands that I have tried so far are Nyx, Jordana, and Rimmel. I'm not willing to shell out the cake just quite yet for the high end brands. My favorite and most used lip liners would be from Nyx.

Here are the names from top to bottom:

Jordana - Sugar Plum
Jordana - Baby Berry
Rimmel - Indian Pink
Nyx -      Pinky
Jordana -  Mauvy
Jordana - Rock n' Rose (not rose at all by the way, I hardly ever wear this one it's just straight up brown)
Rimmel - East-end Snob (One of my newer favorites)
Nyx    -   Natural
Nyx    -   Peekaboo Neutral (my all-time favorite!)
Nyx   -    Rose
Nyx   -    Tangerine

Do you wear lip liner? Tell me your favorite lip liner!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Updated Revlon Lip Butter Collection with swatches!

I was just going through my lippy collection and figuring out which products that I wanted to use up, because I have way too many that I don't really use that much anymore. You know how that is, you find bigger and better products and you forget about all the old ones that aren't as great! So anyways, I was trying to get together 10 products for a Project 10 Pan. And I didn't realize how many lip butters that I actually had.  I don't really sit around all day counting how many lipsticks I have. So I thought I would share with you the shades I have as of right now. I have also had Strawberry shortcake, Creme brulee, and Cotton Candy which I have loved and re-purchased many times because these babies run out pretty quick if you really love them! But, I only allow myself to buy a lip butter after I have finished one. So right now I'm working on Pink lemonade, Pink truffle, and Berry smoothie since they are almost gone.

These are the lighter, more wearable shades, Sweet Tart being the brightest out of the bunch:

Starting from the left: Sweet papaya, Pink lemonade, Peach parfait, Berry smoothie, Pink truffle, Sweet tart.

Swatched from the top: Sweet papaya, Pink lemonade, Peach parfait, Berry smoothie,
Pink truffle, Sweet tart.

Here are the darker shades, my favorite probably being Macaroon because it's exclusive to the UK, Sam sent this one to me (Thanks girl!).

Starting from the Left: Lollipop, Sugar plum, Macaroon, Cherry tart, Red velvet.

Swatched from the top: Lollipop, Sugar plum, Macaroon, Cherry tart, Red velvet.

These lip butters started my obsession with lipsticks.  They are my first most favorite lipstick formula, second being Mac Lustre of course! I never wore lipstick before I bought my first lip butter, Peach parfait. I seriously thought that lipstick was only for old ladies. When I thought of lipstick, all that I could think of were all the "modest" shades that my Mother wore. Seriously all I used to wear was lipgloss, and now I hate most lipgloss formulas. There are still some shades that I want to try of course, the most sought after probably being cupcake which I went to get before and mistakenly bought cotton candy again! Woops! :) Hope you enjoy my little collection of these beauties!

Which lip butter shade is your favorite?  Are there any shades that you haven't tried yet that you want to? Please comment and let me know down below! <3 <3 Kirstie

Friday, September 20, 2013

Zoya New york Fashion Week

Gorgeous Custom ColorZoya Nail Polish: SS14 New York Fashion Week Custom Color Development and Show Participation.
Zoya Nail Polish continued to be a fashion force of color during New York Fashion Week by providing custom nail colors for designers Peter Som, Zang Toi, Timo Weiland and Rolando Santana.
The time required for custom color development is worth the effort; previous collaborations have resulted in increased recognition for nails as a key part of each shows individual beauty story. Brand awareness is a benefit of the recent fashion week success of Zoya. According to Leo Reyzis, Vice President of Art of Beauty (parent company to Zoya Nail Polish), “in merging the world of fashion with that of professional beauty, Zoya has created a unique custom color opportunity the benefits both the designer and the Zoya brand’. The custom color collaborations allow designers to see color via a different medium than the fabrics they are accustomed to working with. “Creatively, it gives designers a risk-free way to venture into nail polish without having to launch their own beauty line”. Overall, it’s a wonderful experience for all parties involved. As a courtesy, Zoya also suggests the designers name each color for a woman representing the collection, brand or as a nod to someone special, “it’s a bigger part of the collaboration than most people realize” says Reyzis, “naming the color makes it personal… and that’s special”. Most of the designers also choose to gift the color to show attendees, allowing everyone to take home a piece of the show right away!
Each designer nail palette was created in direct collaboration with Zoya Color Developer, Rebecca Isa, who held true to the brand commitment to provide toxin free*, long-wearing, beautiful professional nail color for natural nails.
Isa delivers an extensive background in cosmetics and a one-of-kind knowledge resource to designers taking the nail color plunge. Her cosmetics color understanding on behalf of Zoya Nail Polish marries well with that of the designers understanding of fabric allowing the color to seamlessly meld with the collections and remain as attractive in the Zoya bottle as they are on the nail.
Peter Som: For Peter Som, Isa developed three new polishes; Zoya Edie (blue cream), Zoya Alexa (green cream), and Zoya Stella (peach cream). “The inspiration for the Peter Som custom trio was - Where land meets sea… - the serene marine blue represents the water, the vibrant green represents the lush plant life surrounding the water and the soft peach is the delicate first bloom of spring flowers. Eddie and Alexa are full coverage and very pigmented so that a shaded half-moon mani can be achieved; which is exactly how the shades were worn coming down the runway”.

Zang Toi Limited Edition Trio by ZoyaZang Toi: “The inspiration for the Zang Toi trio was found at the ballet and in the beautifully lux fabrics he used to create his modern ballet babe” says Isa. “The two softer shades in the collection were a Spring blue (show name - Boy Toi) and a soft pink (show name - Ballet Babe) - both have full coverage with two coats so they are more dense than traditional spring pastels. The drama comes from the onyx black (show name - Black Swan) with a full glossy finish that looks almost like liquid vinyl. For the show Zang Toi chose to put all the models in high drama wearing the black polish with irregular stripes of matte top coat to add texture and accent”.

Timo Weiland: “For Spring 2014 the design team of Timo Weiland was looking for a rich signature indigo that would perfectly balance the blues in the beautiful collection.” The indigo Isa created for Timo Weiland “is fully pigmented and balanced so that it stays blue even with multiple coats; it flatters any skin tone and is a wonderfully wearable shade that looks especially fresh for the season”. In addition to the custom blue, the Timo team selected an existing color, Zoya Maura, as the perfect red for some looks. Models wore either solid Timo or Maura nail on both hands.

Peekaboo PetalRolando Santana: “The inspiration for Rolando Santana’s trio was the artwork of Frida Kahlo - bold, bright and beautiful. For the show, models wore a combination of Natasha (nude cream) and Sara (yellow cream), creating a nude base with a vertical yellow petal accent which was fresh and original a perfect accent to his beautiful collection” said Isa. A third color, Maria (a deep fuchsia cream) was created as a compliment to the others for the show gift box.

Fashion week also drew Zoya attention at the shows of Nicholas K., Chadwick Bell, Mark and Estel, and Alexandre Herchcovitch, all of which selected Zoya Nail Polish as the nail color and care provider for their amazing shows.
Nicholas K.: Kicking off Mercedes Benz Fashion Week as the very first show, Nicholas K. paid tribute to the designing duo’s childhood memories of Native American traditions in monochromatic hues flowing from white, to tan and finally to black. For the nails, Zoya manicurists applied two coats of Zoya Noot (charcoal green-gray cream), topped by a matte and then finally a chevron “arrow tip” to each nail in Zoya Edyta (deep sparkling green).

PosedChadwick Bell: “For Spring and Summer 2014, layering color is going to be a strong trend” said Isa. Designer Chadwick Bell created his own custom layered look using several popular Zoya colors starting with a nude pink-beige base (Zoya Erin), topped by a sheer white-gold shimmer (Zoya Gaia) on most nails and then added a random accent nail of nude (Zoya Jacqueline) under a single coat of gold (Zoya Goldie) and topped that nail only with a matte topcoat. Chadwick wanted the nails to be extensions of the Anndra Neen jewelry which was also featured in the show.

Mark and Estel: There is nothing subtle or uncreative about the new world collection of design duo of Mark Tango and Estel Day, with Zoya Noot (charcoal green-gray cream) on hand the models walked the runway in solid nails that smoldered and complimented the black “cat eye” liner and Avant Garde Jewelry designs. The Made in the USA line featured monochromatic colors in untraditional Spring and Summer use of heavy fabrics and was awash with cutouts, zippers and sheers. The collection was a crowd pleaser to all senses with a live performance of the music and fashion duo for the show finale.

Alexandre Herchcovitch: Black but not basic, the Zoya Raven (satin shimmer black) and an ultra-glossy Zoya Armor top coat manicure on models added edge to the almost solidly black and white, graphic collection of Brazilian fashion design sensation Alexandre Herchcovitch for the 2014 Spring and Summer collection.
Join Zoya on the new for all of latest shows, events and happenings images and follow Zoya Nail Polish (@ZoyaNailPolish) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for all of the latest looks…
*BIG5FREE: Zoya’s vegan friendly formula is free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate and camphor.


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Erin Giddings
Media Relations

Monday, September 16, 2013

Zoya Zenith Holiday 2013 Collection

 Seraphina: Polaris Silver Metallic. 

 Cassedy: Celestial Pewter


Belinda: Cosmic Purple Metallic. 

 Payton: Galactic Cranberry Halo. 

Dream: Deep Space Blue Halo.

Mosheen: Astro Ice Blue Topper -

 great for layering over other hues.

Ultra long-wearing, nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - all formulas are completely free of harmful industrialchemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Find over 300 stunning Zoya colors on Each and every color has a name as unique as the women who inspired it.

Zoya Zenith Collection
$8.00 ea. (US)
Available on


Giveaway winnings from Jacqeline!

  Here's my prize mail from Hong Kong! Yay! It's so exciting getting packages in the mail, especially from different countries! I won these prizes in a blog giveaway from Jacqeline, one of my favorite blogs to read.
Please go subscribe to her blog she is amazing!

I have never tried any of these brands, so I was so excited to test them out....especially the Asian brands since I'm starting to get really over-curious about Asian makeup and skincare!

Jacq also included a postcard from Hong Kong and wrote me a little note on the back which was super nice of her! <3   Thank you so much Jacqueline for all the little goodies, it was so fun trying everything out!

I have already tried the boscia luminizing black peel-off mask, which I really loved! It was weird at first, I've never used a black face mask before. I want to test out this Blooming of Beauty Hydrangea sheet mask next, since my skin has been so hormonal and awful lately    : (

This ParaDo  eye shadow quad reminds me so much of a Jane one I had back in the day! Now it's discontinued, so I'm glad I won this one! It also came with a cute little blush, that I cannot believe that I forgot to photograph and swatch! It's a really pretty pinky peach color.

Don't you just love this super cute Asian packaging? Just look at the polka-dots, hearts, and jeweled lid on the cream shadow!

Here are the eye shadow swatches, I can't remember if the top or bottom swatch is the cream shadow? : (

Zoya Fall 2013 Collections

Zoya PixieDust Fall 2013 Collection

Swatches from left to right

Arabella - Rich Fuchsia pink

Carter - Royal purple

Sunshine - A "Van Gogh" navy blue

Chita  --  Forest Green

Dhara - A Fiery orange copper

Tomoko - A "romantic" champagne silver....(oooh fancy description!)

                            Zoya Satin Fall Collection

Channing - A rusty or coppery red metallic

Claudine -  A striking dark meteorite grey metallic

Maria Luisa -  Gold cellophane accent topper

Giovanna - A stunning emerald green metallic

Mason -  An exciting red violet or "Fandango Pink" metallic

Neve - Sapphire blue metallic

                                  Zoya Cashmere Fall collection

Livingston - A Lush Autumn red

Pepper -  A brick red cream

Sailor -  A classic dark navy cream

Hunter -  A dark sea green cream

Louise -  Rich chocolate brown cream

Flynn -  Lush camel brown nude cream

All Zoya polishes were sent to me. All polishes available at

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