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Hello lovelies,

I can't wait for spring so at least this new Zoya collection brings it little closer to me. The Zoya Lovely collection consists of six shades - three pastel cremes and three shimmers.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Lovely Spring 2013 Collection

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Lovely Spring 2013 Collection

Blu - pale pastel blue creme. It's a lovely blue shade which totally doesn't go with my skintone :D The formula is just excellent! It applied very easily and the pigmentation is great. It is almost one coater but I did applied two in the end. If you have short nails you could easily get away with one thicker coat. It dried fast and removal was easy.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Blu

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Blu

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Blu

Jacqueline -  magnolia creme with very subtle shimmer. I'm not sure how I feel about the shade as it makes my hands look a bit pale. Formula-wise it's great. It applied so nicely and pigmentation is great. Two coats provided perfect coverage and they dried fast.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Jacqueline

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Jacqueline

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Jacqueline

Neely - pale pastel green creme. It's a lovely spring shade that should suit many. The formula is excellent as with the two previous shades. It applies easily like butter and the polish levels itself out nicely. I'm wearing two coats and no topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Neely

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Neely

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Neely

Piaf - medium yellow with silver shimmer particles. Ehm this is my least favourite shade from the collection as it just doesn't look right on me. I truly hope you'll feel differently as it's a pretty colour, I just didn't feel right in it. It applied well so no problem there. The pigmentation is lower - I've applied two thick coats but three regular coats would be better. Removal was easy but some silver shimmer stuck onto my skin.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Piaf

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Piaf

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Piaf

GeiGei - cherry blossom pink with silver shimmer. Very pretty candy cotton pink that will be just great for Valentine's Day. The formula was tricky - it was thicker and slightly streaky. Polish dried fast and removal was quite ok. The pigmentation is lower as I've had to use two thick coats for the coverage you can see in the pictures.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya GeiGei

Lucy's Stash - Zoya GeiGei

Lucy's Stash - Zoya GeiGei

Julie - pale wisteria purple with silver shimmer. Gorgeous lavender purple that has much better formula than the other two shimmer shades. It applied very well and dried fast. The pigmentation is also good as I've used two regular coats for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Julie

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Julie

Lucy's Stash - Zoya Julie

Overall it's a nice collection, I can't get enough of pastel spring shades. Unfortunately the two shimmer shades (GeiGei and Piaf) don't have the pigmentation and great formula as I'm used to with Zoya. On the other hand the three creme shades are just excellent. If you like the colours, you'll love the formula.

As always, nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - all formulas are completely free of harmful industrial chemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Zoya Lovely collection can be purchase at Zoya.com or at selected retailers.

*These were sent for a review

Hello lovelies,

I'm very late with this post because of my holiday so finally I present you Lime Crime Les Desserts d' Antoinette nail polish collection!

Firstly I'd like to say that I am aware of the past drama around this brand but I'm choosing to base my opinions on these new products only. I've never tried anything from Lime Crime before so I didn't know what to expect from the polishes. Please don't comment off topic, I'd like this to stay a friendly and enjoyable blog. Thank you.

And now back to the collection... as far as I know it's the first nail polish collection by Lime Crime. It consists of seven pastel shades covering yellow, pink, green, blue and more. Polishes are 3-Free and haven't been tested on animals.

Lime Crime says: "...inspired by confectionary delights from Marie Antoinette's table. Recklessly pigmented crème formula is rich, smooth and opaque in just two coats. Each bottle comes equipped with a flat, wide brush for superb control and flawless application."

I will spend some time on packaging because this is a totally new product for all of us. Each polish comes in its own little box. I personally appreciate boxes for nail polishes, it adds that extra touch.

Nail polish bottles are very cute and from matte glass. Each bottle contains 9ml/0.3 oz of product. So far I've seen matte bottles only for matte polishes so I thought that maybe this collection will dry matte too. nope it doesn't :)

I've had a problem with holding the bottle in the pictures but if you don't care about that you'll be fine :) The brush was also good, easy to work with. So far so good, eh?


Crema de Limon - pastel yellow creme

Lavendairy - pastel lavender creme

Milky Ways - off-white french tip creme

Once in a Blue Mousse - robin's egg blue creme

 Parfait Day - pastel pink creme

Pastelchio - pistachio pastel green creme

 Peaches ♥ Cream - pastel orange creme

I usually write a small paragraph to each shade but all of them have the same formula so there's no point.

All shades in this collection are opaque in two coats, some of them have really good coverage in one coat as well (Peaches ♥ Cream, Lavendairy, Parfait Day, Pastelchio). Most of them dry shiny but some of them a bit satin. Since most of us use topcoat or mattifying topcoat, finish doesn't matter so much.

They all applied very easily and have a good formula. I was a bit surprised. I didn't expect such a good standard as these are the first ever nail polishes from Lime Crime.

Overall I'm very pleased with the whole collection and I plan to do few more manicures with it!

The Lime Crime Les Desserts d' Antoinette nail polish collection can be purchased at their official site (US only) or at Coctail Cosmetics e-shop (UK & rest of the world).

 ...and what you can do with these? I've showed you previously these Pastel Union Jack nails :)



*These were sent to me for a review