Is Halloween Getting Rust-y? Try Forever 21’s Version

Oli Oli In Come Freeeeee!

Only one more day left to call out Halloween polishes. After that, I’m doing ‘Fall’ manicure swatches. OK, maybe they could be Halloween ones still. And, just because I didn’t get in all the Halloween looks I wanted to, doesn’t mean I can’t morph them into Thanksgiving/Fall swatches. I’m getting into this ‘my blog, my rules’ thing. Bwaahaaahaaa!

This polish definitely fits into both categories…

‘Rust’ is a copper glitter overload from Forever 21’s love and beauty. And one thing about Forever 21 polish, most of the glitters are dense and easy to use. This one makes coverage by using a lot of different sizes of glitter. Look close…

Hex, micro and regular sizes galore. And these babies didn’t have any issue laying down on the nail.

I swatched up some orange and black fun…

Starting from the left: Forever 21’s ‘Rust’ over Cult Nails’ ‘Nevermore’; ‘Rust’ all by itself; ‘Rust’ over Zoya’s ‘Arizona’; Pure Icing’s black crackle over Zoya’s ‘Arizona’; ‘Arizona’ all by itself; and last is Cult Nails’ ‘Nevermore’ all by itself.

I really liked how ‘Rust’ seemed to be glowing orange embers with ‘Nevermore’. I did a manicure with it and it was definitely THE Halloween look…

How’s that for some fire on the fingertips? ‘Rust’ wasn’t terribly hard to remove. Since ‘Nevermore’ is a one-coat polish (love that!!!) and I only used one coat of ‘Rust’, this was a quickie.

Are you finished with Halloween looks and ready to move one? I feel I am.

China Glaze’s Glitter Goblin Or, Cursing Camera Capturing

Allow me to do this post with my phone camera. I think it takes pretty good photos, however, I want to see how it translates to the blog.

China Glaze’s ‘Glitter Goblin’ looks so cool that I wanted to find a base color that would promote it efficiently…

Zoya’s creamy ‘Arizona’ worked quite well.

This is ‘Glitter Goblin’…

And ‘Arizona’, a perfect orange creme in my stash…

Using two coats of ‘Arizona’ and two coats of ‘Glitter Goblin’, the marriage produced a whimsical Halloween manicure…

Removing this glitter is exactly what you’d expect: nail scrubbing. Nothing to make me curse at a goblin, however. I cast my vote that it was worth the effort.

Have you seen ‘Glitter Goblin’ yet?

Zoya’s Beach And Surf Collection: Zuza And Arizona

Zoya nail polishes were unknown to me before I became a beauty blogger. Before blogging, I didn’t stretch out much, at all, with the close circle of brands I used. Once I started blogging, however, I was reading more and more about Zoya. The many favorable reviews I read got me interested, and I had to see for myself. I found the comments to be true; Zoya polishes are that good.

The newest collection, Beach and Surf, have awesome summer of 2012 shades. I picked two that I thought were the most summer-y to me. Here’s what I chose for my fingernails…

This one is named ‘Arizona’. What an orange creamsicle color! When I put my fingers up to my ears, I hear this color screaming ‘SUMMER’!!

Applying cremes are such a challenge for me. It is about as illusive as trying to do a chin-up. But, getting this creme to look nice was easier than usual because Zoya has such a wonderful formula…

I applied three coats and topped it off with Seche Vite. ‘Arizona’ is almost a matte on me. Even the Seche didn’t seem to help it get to a high shine. But there is no denying that this creamsicle reminds me of a hot, hot day.

I have had just a couple of opportunities to wear sandals over the past month. I’m not really a ‘sandal person’. It’s not that I have something against showing my feet, it’s just that my work doesn’t allow toes to show. So when I can wear them, I want to have on the cutest polishes. ‘Zuza’ fit the calling this time…

I like my toes to twinkle. And I love wearing those ‘different’ colors as a pedicure. Maybe because it used to be a safe place to wear polishes that I wouldn’t wear on my fingers. Well, I’m easily over that now but, I have a special place in my heart for blue on my toes.

‘Zuza’ is that special…

This shade is a silver-sparkly teal shade that reminds me of the waters off a tropical island. That’s pretty summer-y. And, ‘Zuza’ is the type of turquoise that can look good on almost all skin tones. I’m not a lover of turquoise at all! But, when it’s made up like ‘Zuza’, I can get into that one.

You can find Zoya polishes at Ulta and on Zoya’s website. I usually order from the website because Zoya has some of the best specials. I got 3 for $15 from the last special. And their shipping time is very good.

What are your summer favorites from Zoya?