Monday, January 27, 2020

Spring Nail Polish Colors for 2020: The Zoya Calm Collection Spring 2020

Zoya has created a beautiful soothing collection of nail polish colors for spring 2020. It is the Calm Collection. Calm is good. Calm is something we all need.

zoya calm collection 2020
There are six pastel colors in this collection. Five of the six colors are creams. The 1 shimmer has a soft copper micro shimmer.
zoya calm collection 2020
All of the opaque spring nail polish colors go on smooth and easy. Some of them contain a lot of white pigment so you may see some streaking on the first coat that is easily corrected with the second coat. They are all light colors but they have a nice intense brightness to them.
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These colors would be just perfect for a wedding! I could see bridesmaids and the bride wearing any these colors. My daughter, who will be getting married in 2021, was eyeing up AJ for herself.
zoya calm collection 2020

The Zoya Calm Collection for Spring 2020


Colleen
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Colleen is a soft pretty warm toned pink cream.

Emerson
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Emerson is soft cool toned baby blue cream.

Leif
zoya leif zoya calm spring 2020
Leif is a light soft sage green cream.

Vee
zoya vee zoya calm spring 2020
Vee is a muted lilac cream. Vee is the color with the most intensity in the bunch.

Laura
zoya laura zoya calm spring 2020
Laura is a warmed toned nude pink cream.

AJ
zoya aj zoya calm spring 2020
AJ is a blush nude pink with a soft copper micro shimmer.

I have these colors with me when I'm at the salon if you would like to see them and try them on. 

Speaking of the salon, Zoya is a client favorite nail polish brand at the salon for its beautiful colors, its durability and the fact that it has non toxic ingredients.


Zoya professional nail lacquer wears quite well on natural nails and is free of the harmful ingredients formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, TPHP, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide and lead. 

You can find Zoya products at salons, spas, zoya.com and on Amazon   

We carry Zoya nail polish at Styling Point in Media, Pa. Come see me to get your nails looking pretty with a beautiful Zoya nail polish color.

Visit Ricci Crafting Company for personalized gifts and creative home decor items. Here is an adorable Leprechaun Mailbox Topper!
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       Have a Beautiful, Colorful Day! 
xo
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Monday, January 20, 2020

ZOYA POLISH GUIDE: Zoya Nail Polish Colors, Swatches and Collections

Zoya nail polish is my favorite nail polish! Why, you ask? Well, the Zoya nail polish colors are amazing, the polish wears really well on natural nails, it's free of the harmful ingredients formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, TPHP, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide & lead and my clients at the salon just love it!

Zoya has created many great collections of colors and I have lots of posts with swatches of their beautiful colors. This post is a guide to my Zoya nail polish posts so you can browse through and find the perfect zoya colors for you!

Zoya nail polish swatches and collections posts
Zoya Calm Collection Spring 2020

zoya twinkling collection holiday 2019


zoya sensual collection fall 2019

zoya barefoot

zoya innocence

zoya winter holos

zoya jubilee holiday collection 2018

zoya element fall 2018

zoya sunshine collection


zoya violets


zoya jelly brites

zoya bridal bliss

zoya party girls
zoya sophisticates
Sophisticates



zoya wanderlust
Wanderlust


zoya urban grunge

red white and blue nails

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       Have a Beautiful Day! 
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Monday, January 13, 2020

Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil Review: Waterproof Eyeliner

I love a good eyeliner, don't you? I recently tried out the Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil. Esqido tells me that the benefits of this eyeliner pencil are that it is highly pigmented, it is long lasting with all day wear, it is water resistant/waterproof, and is smudge resistant. 
esqido gel eyeliner
I was excited to test this liner out because a good waterproof eyeliner is something I like to use for my brides and their wedding parties on wedding day.


esqido gel eyeliner black and brown
I tested this liner out for a week to really get a feel for it. It comes in black and brown. The black is very dark. The brown is a nice rich brown. The brown actually works great on my dark brown eyebrows, too. This product is cruelty free, of course, or I wouldn't be trying it!

A gel eyeliner pencil tends to have a softer feel than a regular pencil eyeliner when it is applied. It also should create a smooth line with ease.

The Packaging 
This pencil is a plastic twist up pencil. I like the packaging of this liner. It is has many features to keep the product from drying out.


esqido gel eyeliner wrapping
The pencil is packaged in a box. The pencil inside the box is wrapped in plastic which is nice because I find gel liners can dry out and become hard quickly when exposed to the air. 


esqido gel eyeliner seal ring
There is also a soft silicone like ring on the pencil that forms an airtight seal when the cap goes on the pencil. 


esqido gel eyeliner sharpener
There is a handy sharpener on the end of the pencil. I recommend that the pencil be sharpened before each use to get a well controlled, nice line. 

The Application
This pencil feels comfortable when it is applied and it goes on fairly smoothly. Both colors have a lot of pigment and both create a bold line. I am wearing the black liner in the photos.
esqido gel eyeliner on eyes

esqido eyeliner black on eyes
My eyeshadow is from the Tarte Flirt Palette.

My lipstick is Becca Ultimate Lipstick Love in Blaze.

If you like to smudge your line a bit to soften the look like I do, you have to do it quickly. You have about one minute to smudge it before it sets up. It will start to flake off when you try to smudge it after it has set up.

The Wear
Does it smudge?
This pencil wears pretty well for me. The claim is that it is smudge resistant. They don't say smudge proof. I found this liner was mostly still on at the end of a long work day at the salon.

I always have trouble with any liner staying on at the inner and outer corners of my eyes. I did experience some smudging  and wear in these areas but it was still there at the end of the day. 

My skin tends to be on the oily side. Oils dissolve makeup, both waterproof makeup and regular makeup. Skin care creams, concealers and foundation can also dissolve eyeliner. I feel it is impossible to have no smudging at all at the end of the day with a pencil liner unless you have dry skin.

Is it waterproof?
Yes! I find this liner to be waterproof. Go ahead and cry or swim with it. You need an oily makeup remover to take it off easily and gently. Olive oil is my go to oily eye makeup remover. I would have liked using this liner when I was on vacation in Jamaica!

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The Ingredients
This liner is free of parabens and other harmful ingredients. I have not experienced any irritation from this product. This product is made in Korea. 

Black liner ingredients: 
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, SYNTHETIC WAX, C30-50 ALCOHOLS, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SILICA, POLYBUTENE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, ACETYLATE GLYCOL STEARATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MICA (CI 77019), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510) 

Brown liner ingredients: 
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, SYNTHETIC WAX, C30-50 ALCOHOLS, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SILICA, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, ACETYLATE GLYCOL STEARATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492) 

I found that the Esquio Gel Eyeliner does live up to it's claims. It's worth a try if you are in the market for a waterproof eyeliner. Just remember to work quickly with it to deliberately smudge and soften the line. Also, expect a small amount of wear after a long day. You can purchase it from esqido.com or Amazon for $16.00.

Watch my quick Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil video on facebook and instagram to see it in action.


       Have a Beautiful, Cruelty Free Day! 
xo
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