Makeup Wars – Favourite Purple Polish

My all time favourite purple nail lacquer is Zoya Yasmeen. I do not have a lot of purple in my rather large nail polish collection. I’m not really sure why it’s not one of the shades I’m most attracted to in nail polish. I do like purple. Maybe it’s just that I have been so madly in love with Zoya Yasmeen for the past few years that I feel there is no competition. My adoration for this shade has not faded over time. It is such a gorgeous rich purple with fine, fiery shimmer that glows in the light. It is truly exquisite.

You will have to excuse the horrifying condition of my nails in this photo. We have been on vacation and my nails have taken a thorough beating.

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Make sure to check out the Favourite Purple Polishes of the other Makeup Wars members. Just click on the thumbnails below. If you have missed out on the previous Makeup Wars posts then be sure to check them out, including our Favourite Summer ManiFavourite Summer Eye LooksFavourite SunscreensFavourite Waterproof Makeup ProductsFavourite MasksFavourite Non Powder Eye ShadowsApril Fools Day PrankSpa Pampering at HomePantone Color of the Year Emerald Green LooksTravel PicksValentines Day LookHoliday LookHoliday WishlistsFavourite MascarasFavourite Fall LookFavourite Red LipFavourite Makeup BrushFavourite Fall Nail Polish, and Most Expensive Makeup Look.

Zoya Summer 2012 Beach and Surf Collections – Dive into the Color…

Zoya has really outdone themselves with their upcoming Summer 2012 collections. These bright, fun colours have me almost feeling the sand between my toes!
Summer 2012 is going to be a super stylish season for nails with the latest offering of nail polish collections, Beach and Surf, from the new color of fashion, Zoya! This new splash of color, designed by the Zoya color experts, is kissed by sea and sand translating beautifully onto the nail in the famous, full-coverage Zoya formula.

Dive into the creamy shades of the Zoya Beach Collection or the shimmering sea foils of the Zoya Surf Collection. The choice is yours – this color palette is sure to be a splash!

Zoya BEACH Collection

  • Reagan (ZP614) – deep cerise pink cream
  • Lara (ZP615) – vivid cerise pink cream
  • Shelby (ZP616) – soft pinky pink cream
  • Arizona (ZP617) – soft coral orange cream
  • Tracie (ZP618) – sea grass metallic
  • Wednesday (ZP619) – soft aqua cream

Zoya SURF Collection

  • Rory (ZP620) – lotus pink foil metallic
  • Carly (ZP621) – thalia purple foil metallic
  • Kimber (ZP622) – magenta pink foil metallic
  • Myrta (ZP623) – coral orange foil metallic
  • Meg (ZP624) – mermaid green foil metallic
  • Zuza (ZP625) – aquamarine foil metallic
  • Zoya is the new color of fashion…

The Zoya BEACH and SURF collection was designed and inspired by resort runways and tropical get-a-ways.

Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are free of harmful industrial chemicals like toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.
Find Zoya BEACH and SURF as well as over 300 other ultra high-fashion Zoya shades at As always, each and every Zoya color is made for women so we name them after women.
BEACH and SURF by Zoya Nail Polish – 12 new colours: Available April 1, 2012 (USA)
www.zoya.comSug. Retail $8.00 per 0.5 fl.oz. bottle (US).

Zoya Holiday 2011 Gems and Jewels Twila – Swatches and Review

As soon as I saw Karla’s picture I knew I had to have Zoya Twila. I left the office about an hour later to pick it up! Twila is from the Zoya Holiday 2011 collection Gems and Jewels. Twila is full of micro glitter as well as bar glitter. The result is AMAZING. The polish actually looks like it is somehow lit from within. Even in a dimly lit room it somehow manages to pick up any small light source in the room and seems to glow. It is breathtaking. Definitely a blingtastic nail polish so don’t wear this if you don’t wan’t attention drawn to you!
Because of the bar glitter it is pretty impossible to get smooth edges with your manicure. You will need to push glitters back in place as you apply or file them off later. I also needed to use two coats of top coat because the finish felt quite rough. I always experience peeling issues with Seche Vite so after using two coats of it after 2 days my entire manicure peeled off. Bonus to that was it was and effortless way to remove a very difficult to remove glitter polish. ;-)