Swatch And Review: Zoya Charming Collection SS17 

16 april 2017 av Ellinor Engström
Nails, Press Releases, Reviews

I think spring is my favorite nail polish season. I just love wearing pastels, shimmer and nudes after autumn and winter’s deep, dark shades.

Today, I am sharing some swatches of Zoya spring collection called Charming.

The collection consists of six shades, out of these three being creme polishes and the other three shimmer polishes with micro glitter.

Zoya Charming Collection SS17 Swatch Swatches
From left to right: Tina, Jordan, Abby, Millie, Lacey and Amira

First up is the pastel pink shade called Jordan. The picture shows two coats and top coat. Light pink polishes usually have a pretty crappy formula, so I was really pleasantly surprised by Jordan. The coverage is good and it applies nicely!

The light lavender shade is called Abby. It’s a pretty and feminine shade and I like how it looks with my skin tone.

The last shade of the creme polishes is Tina. This shade is DEFINITELY my favorite out of the cremes. The color is so bright and vivid. And the shine? I mean… WOW!

Lets head on over the the shimmers. Lacey is a pale green shimmer with golden micro glitter. I absolutely love the sparkle but I somehow wish it was another shade than green. Still a gorgeous polish though, just not the perfect shade for my skin tone.

I did however feel more at home in this pale blue shimmer with gold micro glitter called Amira. The shimmer is just as stunning as the previous shade. I just wish the pictures could give the glitter more justice.

Last but definitely NOT last: Millie. I mean, just look at it. How gorgeous is this polish?! I won’t even say anything. Just look. Ok?

The collection comes with a lipstick in a gorgeous purple creme shade. But it is so amazing, I’m saving it for a different post!

I hope you guys liked the post. I can’t wait to swatch and share Zoya’s Neutral 3 collection with you either. Stay tuned!

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Swatch and Review: IsaDora Chrome Nails SS17

12 april 2017 av Ellinor Engström
Nails, Press Releases, Reviews, Tutorials

Welcome back!

You guys know how chrome nails have been a trend for quite some while now? First came the chrome-like polishes that where either too streaky or too glittery. After that came the chrome powders, but it only worked for gel nails… Until now!

IsaDora has released a new chrome powder together with a top coat that is designed to work without ruining the chrome effect. In other words, no gel och lights needed!

Start with checking out my tutorial and you will understand just how to use it and also how simple the application is:

Before I guide you through the swatches, I though I would share my opinion of the powder and the collection. The collection comes with five different colored nail polishes, the chrome nails top coat and the powder. The point is to use the same powder but achieve different effects using different colored base polishes.

Like you could see in my tutorial, it really only takes a couple of minutes to achieve this chrome effect. The top coat also does the job perfectly and doesn’t ruin the chrome effect at all! I do however at times struggle to get the powder to stick around my cuticles and at the edge of my nails. After practicing a couple of times I did get the hang of it. The key is to apply the powder as soon the polish is dry enough to rub it. If you wait even a couple of seconds to long, the polish will be to dry. That’s why you need to paint your hands one at a time.

Over all, this is a great collection and I am so glad that I can finally wear gorgeous chrome nails. And I love the idea of switching the base color to achieve different looks.

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The amazing chrome effect, duh! Quick and easy to apply. The face that you can change base color for different effects.

It takes a little bit of practice. Short time frame where the powder applies perfectly.

Score:

4/5

IsaDora Chrome Nails using 757 Scuba Blue

Above: IsaDora Chrome Nails using 757 Scuba Blue as the base color

IsaDora Chrome Nails using 715 Pink Lemonade

Above: IsaDora Chrome Nails using 715 Pink Lemonade as the base color

saDora Chrome Nails using 191 Black Lacquer

Above: IsaDora Chrome Nails using 191 Black Lacquer as the base color

IsaDora Chrome Nails using 649 Glamour White

Above: IsaDora Chrome Nails using 649 Glamour White as the base color

IsaDora Chrome Nails using 528 Papaya

Above: IsaDora Chrome Nails using 528 Papaya as the base color

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IsaDora Cool Matt Collection SS17

24 mars 2017 av Ellinor Engström
Beauty, Nails, Press Releases

Today I have a major post for you guys, and I really mean MAJOR. I almost filled my memory card with only swatches and product pics from this collection. It’s just so pretty!

So what collection am I hyping? It’s IsaDora’s spring collection Cool Matt.

IsaDora Cool Matt SS17

First up is their new Cover Up foundation – in a stick!

Isadora Cover up Stick n Brush Foundation

As you can see it also includes a brush. The brush is really smooth and I like it. But I do however prefer to blend the foundation with my beautyblender.

Isadora Cover up Stick n Brush Foundation

I like the formula and that it is matte. It dries down quite quickly though and that is probably the reason I prefer blending it out with my beautyblender instead of the brush. I have oily skin so I do have to set the foundation with powder and touch up at the end of the day. It is a full coverage foundation but it doesn’t feel heavy or get cakey.

Isadora Cover up Stick n Brush Foundation

IsaDora also release a new eye shadow palette – the IsaDora Sculptor Bar. I have it in the color 20 Nude.

Isadora Sculptor Bar 20 Nude

This palette is amazing. The colors are beautiful and creamy. The pigmentation is good. I also love, love, love that the white/beige shade is twice the size of the other shades. It’s probably just me, but I like to prime my entire lids with a white/beige shade before I proceed with the rest of my eye shadows, so my base shades in every palette always run out. Problem solved with this palette!

Isadora Sculptor Bar 20 Nude

Next up are three out of IsaDora’s new Ultra Matt Liquid Lipstick.

IsaDora Ultra Matt Liquid Lipstick Nude Attitude Vintage Pink Cool Mauve

From left to right: 01 Nude Attitude, 09 Vintage Pink, 11 Cool Mauve.

IsaDora Ultra Matt Liquid Lipstick Nude Attitude Vintage Pink Cool Mauve

I love the formula because it feels almost like a mousse. The applicator feels lovely on the lip, very smooth, and I really like the shape. I feel it helps to distribute the formula evenly and it fits the shape of my lips.

IsaDora Ultra Matt Liquid Lipstick Nude Attitude Vintage Pink Cool Mauve

I love all three shades, but Cool Mauve can be a little tricky to apply. I almost need to apply two layers to get an even result. The lipstick wears nicely and dries down completely matte.

IsaDora Ultra Matt Liquid Lipstick Nude Attitude

Above: 01 Nude Attitude

IsaDora Ultra Matt Liquid Lipstick Vintage Pink

Above: 09 Vintage Pink

IsaDora Ultra Matt Liquid Lipstick Cool Mauve

Above: 11 Cool Mauve

IsaDora also release new Precision Brow Pens. I have the shades 72 Medium Brown and 74 Taupe.

Isadora Precision Brow Pen 72 Medium Brown 74 Taupe

The tips are really tiny, as you can see from the pics below.

Isadora Precision Brow Pen 72 Medium Brown 74 Taupe

The pigmentation is nice, but I would have liked the formula to be a bit more creamy. Maybe I’ve just been using brow pomade for too long, I don’t know! :) I think these work really nicely if you want a more natural result and just want to give your natural brows an extra something.

Isadora Precision Brow Pen 72 Medium Brown 74 Taupe

You can’t launch a spring collection without a nice blush, right? :) This is IsaDora’s Perfect Blush in the shade 53 Coral Glow.

Isadora Perfect Blush 53 Coral Glow

The glow is very subtle so it isn’t shimmery or glittery, which I like! The formula is a creamy powder and it’s really pigmented.

Isadora Perfect Blush 53 Coral Glow

Next up are the three now Wonder Nail shades in 544 Nude Attitude, 545 Dolce Rose and 546 Cool Mauve.

Isadora Wonder Nail Cool Matt 544 Nude Attitude 545 Dolce Rose 546 Cool Mauve

All three shades are perfectly pigmented and have a nice and creamy formula. I will definitely be wearing all of these beauties this spring.

(Psst… head on over to my Instagram @newlypolished to see some nail art with these babies!)

Isadora Wonder Nail Cool Matt 544 Nude Attitude

Above: 544 Nude Attitude

Isadora Wonder Nail Cool Matt 545 Dolce Rose

Above: 545 Dolce Rose

Isadora Wonder Nail Cool Matt 546 Cool Mauve

Above: 546 Cool Mauve

Here are som full face pics using all of the products above.

Isadora Cool Matt Collection SS17

Isadora Cool Matt Collection SS17

Isadora Cool Matt Collection SS17

Isadora Cool Matt Collection SS17 Ultra matt liquid lipstick Vintage Pink

Wearing liquid lipstick in the shade Vintage Pink.

Isadora Cool Matt Collection SS17 Ultra matt liquid lipstick Cool Mauve

Wearing liquid lipstick in the shade Cool Mauve. 

Isadora Cool Matt Collection SS17

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you feel inspired and psyched for spring. I know that I am!

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