Sunday, April 29, 2018

Summer Nail Colors: Zoya Sunshine Collection Summer 2018 Swatches & Review

The Zoya summer nail colors are here! May 1, 2018 is the official release date. Sunshine is a bright and sunny collection just as the name suggests! If you like red and pink nail colors, you will love this collection. Most of the colors in are in the red color family: pinks, reds and corals. There are 2 glitters, 2 shimmers and 8 creams.
zoya sunshine summer 2018
The two glitters are toppers. They are sheer glitter topper colors called Unicorn Kisses.
zoya unicorn kisses
The glitter pieces in these polishes are large, medium and small to create a holographic effect. Saldana is the blue, Nahla is the gold. They are very sheer but they will build up with more coats to create a magical metallic look especially on top of any color.

Besides, the toppers and one of the shimmers, the colors are opaque and give full coverage with two coats. Clementine needs a third coat to create an opaque finish.

The Zoya Sunshine Summer Collection

Saldana is a glittery light blue Unicorn Kisses sheer topper with blue and pink glitter. I'm not crazy over the large glitter pieces in this polish. I think they look chunky and stand out too much for me.
zoya saldana

Nahla is a glittery gold Unicorn Kisses sheer topper. I love the glitzy shine this one has! And for some reason, the larger glitter pieces don't bother me in this polish. I guess they blend in more.
zoya Nahla

Delia is a lavender cream that is very smooth and easy to apply. It's a beauty!
zoya delia
zoya delia, saldana, nahla

Missy is a medium bright bubble gum pink cream. The slight streaks on the first coat will cover with the second coat.
zoya missy
zoya missy, saldana, nahla

Sandy is a medium bluey
flamingo pink cream. Bright and pretty!
zoya sandy
zoya sandy, saldana, nahla

Ellie is a raspberry cream. Gorgeous! This is one of my favorites.
zoya ellie
zoya ellie, saldana, nahla
zoya ellie
Karen is a bright coral red cream. It goes on smooth and glossy.
zoya karen
zoya karen, saldana, nahla

Marigold is a bright red orange with a gold micro shimmer. I love the depth the micro shimmer creates in this color!
zoya marigold
zoya marigold, saldana, nahla

Virginia is a coral cream. I think this color will be a big hit at the salon this summer!
zoya virginia
zoya virginia

Minnie is a bright medium peachy pink cream. There is some streaking on the first coat that disappears on the second coat.
zoya minnie
zoya minnie, saldana, nahla

Clementine is a peach with a pink and orange micro shimmer. It needs 3 coats to look solid but I think this soft shade will be a client favorite!
zoya clementine
zoya clementine, saldana, nahla

Jack is a light warm nude cream. It's very opaque and steaks a bit on the first coat but the streaks cover with the second coat. I like the way the Unicorn Kisses toppers look over this color. 
zoya jack
zoya jack, saldana, nahla
Now for a little fun with the Unicorn Kisses colors. I love my shimmer!

Jack and Nahla
2 coats of Jack topped with 4 coats of Nahla create an awesome bright gold metallic that glows!!!
zoya jack topped with nahla
zoya jack and nahla

Delia and Saldana
2 coats of Delia topped with 4 coats of Saldana create a magical glowing purple with shifting shades of pink and blue!!!
zoya delia and saldana
zoya delia and saldana 
I think Sunshine a beautiful collection for summer!

 As always, 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. 

Find the Sunshine Collection at salons, spas and

See more Zoya beautiful polish collections that are perfect for spring & summer:
Zoya Kisses
Zoya Thrive
Bridal Bliss
Have a Colorful DayπŸ’…

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Solar Powered Animal Paw Lights

cosmos seedlings
Finally, it's starting to feel springy here in the Philly area! I have started some cosmos in a sunny kitchen window. I love to watch little seeds come to life. My little butterfly/hummingbird garden not only brightens my day with beauty, it gives me some much need garden therapy stress relief, a little exercise and a nice dose of Vitamin D! I stopped in Boscovs recently, walked through the garden department and came upon these. I simply had to have them!!!πŸ’•πŸ˜ΊπŸ’• Solar Powered Animal Paw Lights. They were only $19.99 and were on sale for $14.99. 
solar powered animal paw lights
They are an adorable addition to my garden!!! I love solar powered lights and find they hold up well. I have lights on my deck from last year. They made through the cold, snowy winter and still light. Cloudy days don't charge them well, though. They are dim and don't stay lit very long after a cloudy day.
solar powered battery pack
The paw prints are super easy to install. First, find a sunny spot to place the solar battery pack. Be sure it's not near any nighttime light source. They won't turn on unless it's dark. Turn the switch to on or to flash if you prefer. Arrange the paw prints and gently push the stakes in the ground. Let the sun charge them up and watch them glow when it gets dark!
 solar powered animal paw lights at night
They are LED lights so they are nice and bright with blue white light. The lights will go on when it get dark and turn off when it gets to be daylight automatically.
solar powered animal paw lights
The wires are easily hidden with a layer of mulch. 
solar powered animal paw lights in garden
They are super cute in both the day and night. My friendly garden assistant approves.
cat with solar powered animal paw lights
Find solar powered animal paw lights at Boscov's online and in the garden section of the store, on Amazon, and other online stores including EBay, Jet and Zulily.

Have a Beautiful Day!