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Zoya- Naturel Collection

Zoya- Naturel Collection 0

The wonderful folks at Zoya have introduced a fabulous 6 piece rose tone nude collection called "Naturel". I personally love this collection for there is a color in it to complement Everyone’s unique skin tone, and also because who doesn’t adore and appreciate and amazing nude nail?! It elongates the finger naturally, and makes hands look beautiful and feminine.

The 6 hues in the Naturel collection include:

Chantal: a creamy peach nude.

Taylor: an opaque beige nude.

Rue: a beautiful blush with rose undertones.

Odette: a light aubergine/maroon shade.

Normani: a smokey gray purple.

Brigitte: a deep creamy dusty rose/mauve.

All swatches shown here are 2 coats for full opacity, and a top coat.

Each shade retails for $9.

For more information on Zoya, or to purchase: http://www.zoya.com/

Gel Color by OPI- Brazil Collection Spring/Summer 2014

Gel Color by OPI- Brazil Collection Spring/Summer 2014 0

I recently had the privilege of reviewing some of the hottest gel colors from OPI’s latest collection for Spring Summer 2014- Brazil.  The color palette is highly diverse in this collection, meaning every customer will be satisfied with one of the gorgeous shades offered.

I am also very happy to state that a lot of the colors in this collection happened to be what I love to call “1 Coat Wonders”. Usually this is a term I render solely to conventional nail polish, but in this instance, many of the hues in this collection I had complete coverage and opacity with a single coat.  This cuts manicure time in half, allows you to take on more customers, and saves tons of product; its a win win situation.

The shades I reviewed include:

Don’t Boss Nova me Around: a creamy opaque nude.

OPI Scores A Goal!: a deep rich burgundy eggplant. A 1 Coat Wonder!

I Sao Paulo Over There: a warm mocha brown with purple undertones. A 1 Coat Wonder!

Red Hot Rio: a bright rich ruby red.

Next Stop… The Bikini Zone: a shimmering metallic purple silver

Kiss Me I’m Brazilian: a hot summery pink.

Taupe-less Beach: a greige (gray/beige) with lavender undertones. A 1 Coat Wonder!

AmazON…AmazOFF: a deep dark jungle green.  My personal favorite in this colleciton.  A 1 Coat Wonder!

(All shades swatched here were 2 coats, cured each for 30 seconds in an LED lamp.)

I found the formula on all of the shades to be quite excellent, with much consistency. I could not recommend this collection enough.  Many of the shades, particularly the earth neutral tones, could work well year round on majority of your clients. Each gel color retails for $14.95.

For more information on OPI or to purchase, check them out here: http://www.opi.com/