Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pantone Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet Decorating and Makeup Ideas

ultra violet
The Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet. Ultra Violet is a beautiful blue based purple, a blue violet. It represents the vast night sky sparkling with stars and planets to spark our creativity and inspire us to reach for the stars. The Pantone Color Instutite is a color research and color information center. It's a color matching system used fashion, interior design, art, product manufacturing and more.
ultra violet pansy
I'm long time fan of the regal purple. I wear it on myself with clothes, makeup and nail polish and decorate my home and gardens with it. It pairs quite well with green in home decorating just as it does in nature.
whimsical purple cat and purple bowl
One of my favorite table settings was a purple and green theme for Easter a few years ago. Little pots of blue violet pansies wrapped in lavender tissue paper, lilacs in small crystal vases and candles in shades of green made a fresh springy centerpiece for the table.
purple and green table setting
The walls in the dining room were hunter green then. Now they are Sherwin Williams Wallflower, a mauve lavender shade of purple. 
sherwin williams mauve paint samples
I highly recommend it. It's so bright and cheery! It really brightened up this room located in the eastern corner of my house.
sherwin williams wallflower
If you want more drama than lavender with your purple paint, here are a few Ultra Violet purples to try:
sherwin williams African Violet
Sherwin Williams African Violet

behr just a fairytale
Behr Just a Fairytale

benjamin moore ultra violet
Benjamin Moore Ultra Violet
Purple paint may be too much for your taste. You can always add touches of purple with pillows, throws and nick-nackery.
pillows and throw
purple pierott doll

If you're looking to wear some Ultra Violet on your person...
purple toes
Zoya Danielle with Delaney on top makes the perfect dimensional Ultra Violet nail color.
shop for purple nail polish on Amazon

And for your eyes...

Urban Decay Moondust, Intergalatic
Urban Decay Eyeshadow, Gravity
urban decay gravity
Urban Decay Eyeshadow, Flash
urban decay flash

Tarte Metallic Shadow, Amethyst
Nyx Prismatic, Punk Heart
NYX Prismatic Punk Heart

There's even an ultra violet for your lips!
Zoya Tommy
zoya lipstick tommy
shop for Zoya Tommy on Amazon

Soooo many fabulous ways to enjoy the color of the year in your home and on yourself.
Enjoy it and be inspired!

Have a Beautiful Day

ultra violet orchid

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Zoya Pastel Colors: The Kisses Pastel Jellies Collection, Swatches and Review

zoya Kisses Pastel Jellies Princess and Leia
Zoya's latest nail polish collection is Kisses, 3 soft romantic cool toned pastel shades. These are Jellie polishes which makes them semi sheer, milky and very glossy. They are very easy to apply with no streaking. They go on sheer but the coverage builds up nicely with more coats if you are looking for a more opaque look. 
zoya pastel jellies trio
The colors are Vickie, Libby and Princess. I'm thinking they will be the perfect sexy soft look for Valentine's Day 

Leia has been one of my favorite toppers for quite some time now.
zoya leia
I put it on top of many colors to create a shimmering pinkish cast. It looks gorgeous over Faye and I love it over Adel this time of year for a snowy sparkling look. Zoya recommends it over the Jellies for amazing sparkle. Leia is a sheer sparkling white with flecks of gold, green and fuchsia. I see lots of pink. Here is Leia by itself.
leia swatch
I used two coats of the pastel colors then topped with them one coat of Leia in my pics below.
zoya kisses pastel jellies

Vickie is a milky gray with a lavender tone
zoya vickie
zoya vickie
zoya vickie and leia swatch

Libby is a milky lavender with a mauvy tone
zoya libby
zoya libby swatch
zoya libby and leia swatch

Princess is a milky medium pink
zoya princess
zoya princess swatch
zoya princess and leia swatch
Look at that glossy finish! And oh, the shimmer with Leia on top! Love it! As always with Zoya, I find the pastel jellies to wear well on natural nails. Most of my clients choose Zoya as their favorite nail polish.

Zoya polish is vegan and 10 free, which means it's free of the ingredients formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, TPHP, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide and lead. 

You can purchase the Kisses Collection as a trio, or as a quad which includes Leia, or by the single bottle.

Find Zoya polish for $10 a bottle on zoya.com, at salons and spas including Styling Point in Media, Pa. and on amazon

Get the quad on Amazon for $30.00!
Have a Beautiful Day💅