/> The Juicy Beauty Word: April 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018

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

The Zoya summer nail colors are here! 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. This collection has been very popular at the salon. The favorites are Sandy, Ellie, Karen, Marigold, Virginia, Marigold and Clementine.
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

Delia topped with Saldana on index finger and Nahla on middle finger.
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

Missy topped with Saldana on index finger and Nahla on middle finger.
zoya missy, saldana, nahla

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

Sandy topped with Saldana on index finger and Nahla on middle finger.
zoya sandy, saldana, nahla

Ellie is a raspberry cream. Gorgeous! This is one of my favorites.
zoya ellie

Ellie topped with Saldana on index finger and Nahla on middle finger.
zoya ellie, saldana, nahla

zoya ellie

Karen is a bright coral red cream. It goes on smooth and glossy.
zoya karen

Karen topped with Saldana on index finger and Nahla on middle finger.
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

Marigold topped with Saldana on index finger and Nahla on middle finger.
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

Virginia topped with Saldana on index finger and Nahla on middle finger.
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

Minnie topped with Saldana on index finger and Nahla on middle finger.
zoya minnie, saldana, nahla

Clementine is a peach with a pink and orange micro shimmer. It looks beautiful on many different skin tones. This soft shade is the client favorite!
zoya clementine

Clementine topped with Saldana on index finger and Nahla on middle finger.
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 really like the way the Unicorn Kisses toppers look over this color. 
zoya jack

Jack topped with Saldana on index finger and Nahla on middle finger.
zoya jack, saldana, nahla

Now for a little fun with the Unicorn Kisses colors. You know I love my shimmer!

Jack and Nahla
2 coats of Jack topped with 4 coats of Nahla create an awesome bright gold metallic that absolutely glows!!! Look how amazing this combination looks!
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!!! It looks completely magical on the beach!
zoya delia and saldana
zoya delia and saldana 
Sunshine a beautiful collection for summer! You can go wrong with any of these colors. They are all gorgeous!

 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, zoya.com and amazon.

See more Zoya beautiful polish collections that are perfect for spring & summer:

zoya barefoot
Zoya Barefoot

Zoya Kisses
Zoya Thrive
Bridal Bliss
Have a Colorful DayπŸ’…

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Paw Print Solar Lights for a Whimsical Garden

cosmos seedlings
Finally, it's beginning to feel springy here in the Philly area! It's time to prepare for our summer gardens. I have started some cosmos in a sunny kitchen window. How fascinating it is to watch little seeds come to life. It's a miracle really. A little dry seed goes into the dirt and becomes a beautiful flower in a matter of 7 weeks. 

My little butterfly/hummingbird garden not only brightens my day with beauty, it also gives me some much needed garden therapy stress relief, a little exercise, and a nice dose of Vitamin D! 

I stopped in Boscovs Department Store recently, strolled through the garden department, and came upon these. Simply a must have for the cat lady that I am! πŸ’•πŸ˜ΊπŸ’• 

solar powered animal paw lights

Solar Powered Animal Paw Lights. They were only $19.99 and were on sale for $14.99. 

I saw them on Amazon in Colors too! Here is my Amazon Affiliate Link to shop:

These little paw prints instantly created whimsy in my garden!!! I just love solar powered lights and find they hold up well all year long. Plus, the sun charges them for free! There are strings of solar lights on my deck from last summer. They made through the cold, snowy winter and still light. 

The sun charges solar lights by day so they can shine at night. Cloudy days don't charge them well. The lights 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.

Attach the Stake
Slide the plastic stake onto the solar battery pack.
Find the Perfect Spot
Find a sunny spot to place the solar battery pack. Be sure it's not near any nighttime light source. The lights won't turn on unless it's dark. 

Choose your Setting
Turn the switch on the battery pack to "on" or to "flash" if you prefer.
Create your Design
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, therefore they are nice and bright with bluish white light. A sensor allows the lights to 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 both 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!