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Zoya Perrie

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
2 Coats Zoya Perrie
1 Coat Borghese Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

You know, if Radiant Orchid wouldn't have been picked as Pantone's color of the year... I think I would've overlooked Perrie. But I was on the hunt for an orchidy lacquer, and Perrie fit the bill...


Yes, I just totally went there! Might I add that my 1 year old thinks I'm hilarious and laughs at all my jokes?!? Haha!!! Sorry I'm not sorry, but Agent P is all I can think of when I hear the name Perry(ie). And if you don't know Perry... you might need to google Phineas and Ferb ASAP. (And then watch every episode!)

So, yeah... Zoya Perrie is an awesome way to add a little orchid-hued radiance into your life. Not only is a great shade right now because of the trendy factor, but it's also one of those colors that you can wear in any season.

Application was awesome. Perrie wasn't a one-coater for me, but it sure was close! I added a second coa…

Throwback Thursday *004*

Anyone remember these? I loved Fruitopia. Like, REALLY loved it! Coca-Cola introduced these funky fruit fusions in 1994. I was totally obsessed with trying every flavor and collecting all the labels. These are the ones that survived the great collage tear-down of 2002*...

Strawberry Passion Awareness was my favorite, largely because I used it to make a Strawberry Julius-like drink... juice, ice, a little bit of sugar, and an egg white for froth... it was delicious!!! Fruitopia drinks are definitely up there on my bring-it-back list. You know, along with Mistics that looked like wine coolers! :)

Do you miss Fruitopia juices?


* I should really post about this sometime...

Pretty Little Liars: "Bite Your Tongue" (4x17)

And the questions just keep on piling up, don't they? What an episode! After some Close Encounters last week... this week's episode certainly upped the tension and gave us a small reveal that most fans probably saw coming, but still! Answers, right? Woohoo! We got one!!! But more on that later... We'll take it liar by liar, as that's the easiest way to do it lately. O.o


Aria
Her brother threw a party while their Dad was out of town. And of all the people Mike could invite... he picked Mona. Needless to say, Aria was less than pleased. At school, she walked in on Ezra talking to Maggie. Aria was annoyed at the situation, but Ezra was quite calm, telling her, "Flying off the handle isn't going to help anything, Aria. People get what they deserve. Eventually."


Later, she found out how Mike and Mona met, and confronted the new guidance counseler, Jesse. He wasn't sorry that Mike and Mona had formed a friendship, and suggested that Aria talk to someone abo…

Layering: Frida Spinoff

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Zoya Frida
2 Coats Spinoff (franken)
1 Coat Zoya Frida
1 Coat Borghese Clearcoat
1 Coat Seche Vite

I've been drooling over this shade for a very long time. Thanks to Zoya's recent Color Your World promotion, it is now a member of the Stash. Originally released in Fall 2012, Frida is one-third of Zoya's NYFW Gloss Collection. Paloma and Katherine are her sisters, and I'm glad I finally own all three! (Dear Zoya, please make more. LOTS more. Like, in every color and shade of the rainbow. Thanks! <3 S.)

Frida is a blue teal jelly polish. It's sheer. Really sheer, but that's the point. I'm pretty sure these were made for jelly glitter sandwich addicts like myself.

Zoya polishes are always awesome to work with. Really, I've yet to come across a problematic Zoya! The formula is great, and when it comes to jellies, they've got the perfect amount of sheerness. Seriously... not too sheer that yo…

Zoya Color Your World 2014

Color Your World is quite possibly thee best promotion Zoya offers all year! For one week, you can get 3 Zoya polishes absolutely free, you just pay shipping. Sadly, this promotion is no longer available, but Zoya does a ton of promotions throughout the year.

My picks this year were Paloma, Frida, and Perrie. Paloma and Frida are jelly polishes that I've been lemming since their release! Perrie is a beautiful Radiant Orchid-esque shade that I can't wait to try! It was seriously hard to pick, but I'm really happy with my choices. Stay tuned for swatches... :)

-S

What's in my Bag? *001*

So, okay... I finally cleaned out my bag the other day. You know, actually threw away all those receipts and other junk, put back Peanut's toys, organized my hair ties... so I thought I'd share my can't live without it, carry it everywhere with me stash-o'-stuff... Enjoy. :)






1. Commonplace Book (basically a Flexible Composition Book) WalMart
2. Polish Stash List Target
3. Old Passbook Borders
4. 2013-2014 Academic Planner Target
5. New Passbook Target
6. Wallet (Kenneth Cole Reaction) TJ Maxx
7. Sony Cybershot W330 (inside) Best Buy
8. Sony Cybershot Battery Charger Best Buy
9. Contacts Case (filled with solution)
10. Glasses Case
11. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie KMart
12. Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Hot Pink (so sadly discontinued. It's thee perfect pink!) Gift
13. Express Lip Gloss in Black Cherry Ice Express
14. Philosophy Peppermint Bark Lip Shine Ulta
15. Philosophy Marshmallows for Toasting Lip Shine Ulta
16. Philosophy Raspberry Sorbet…

SinfulColors Emerald Envy

Today's swatches are brought to you by my iPhone 5s... Why you ask? Well, my Cybershot is convinced this polish is teal. Soooooo not...







Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
2 Coats SinfulColors Emerald Envy
2 Coats Borghese Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Emerald Envy is part of the SinfulColors Crystal Crush Collection. It's a glittery, yellow-leaning, texturized grassy green with fine gold glitter. The shine on this is ridiculous, and you know me and shine! I also bought Treasure Chest, but I'm kinda regretting not buying the entire collection...

For some people, this polish might be a one coater. With all the glitter, it was hard to tell if there were bald spots or patchy areas, so I used two coats. This is a really pretty polish, and I kinda regret not wearing it during the Holidays. I've had it for over a month, so... I really don't have any excuses!

I like the formula on Emerald Envy better than Fingerpaints Winter Chill. The brush didn't expan…