Posts Tagged Zoya
A few weeks ago, while browsing looks created for the fall 2012 runways searching for inspiration, I stumbled upon this photo from Cynthia Rowley with a fabulous yet simple nail look:
As a fan of the random alternate shade as part of a manicure, this appealed to me so much. I also loved the cocoa shade the model wore, which was surprizing to me since I usually have nointerest in brown nail polish. Brown skin + brown polish = bo-ring! However, this one seemed somehow elegant on her (although I’m sure her long, slender fingers helped immensely), and the juxtaposition of the dark accent nail really made the entire look. When I found out that the polish used was by Zoya, and that I owned one of the shades already – Cynthia, an deep teal from last fall’s collection – I knew I had to buy the other color, stat!
And so I came to own Zoya’s Dea
Dea is a milk chocolate shade with a hint of red in it’s base, which seems to really flatter my olive-leaning skin. It’s not so close to my skintone as to look like a ‘mannequin hands’ shade, but not so dark that it looks drab, which is how I usually find brown or brown-leaning shades to look like on me. While I love a good dark chocolate shade on fair skin (see Temptalia), on me it just falls flat. Not so with Dea! Its the very first brown polish I’ve owned and I absolutely LOVE it!
Formula on Dea was typical Zoya cream, which is to say it goes on a tad bit fussy but overall dries to a lovely, self-leveling finish. Lately I’ve been noticing that the base coat I pair with my polish makes a difference in the wear of the polish, so I’ve been accumulating various base coats from each brand. This time around when I ordered Dea from Nail Polish Canada, I also ordered Zoya’s Anchor base coat, and it made a HUGE difference in how long the polish lasted on me. Normally I get about 3 days wear with most polishes before it starts to chip, but I wore Dea for almost a week with only minor tip wear (the photos below are on day 4, I believe). I attribute that to pairing the base coat and polish of the same brand together – though I will do a few trial runs with other brands and the Anchor base to see how they fare.
As this was my first time wearing Dea, I didn’t do the accent nail because I wanted to wear the polish on it’s own to see how I felt. As you probably can tell, I was totally pleased with it as is and so now I can’t waitto wear it with Cynthia as I think it’s going to be the most amazing combination ever! I’ll be sure to post pics when I do
For anyone wondering, I did a quick bottle comparison of this shade with OPI’s San Tan-tonio, because at first I thought they might be similar. However, as you can see, the two are NOT dupes or even close, with OPI’s shade being obviously lighter, and I find it leans more yellow overall. And, erm…Dea is all kinds of more awesome, guys!!!
I think you’re probably getting the picture here now – Dea is totally awesome! It’s always the best when you have little or no expectations, its much easier to be pleasantly surprized and impressed I will concur that it may be a shade that doesn’t work for everyone…but in that instance, I’d say to investigate the brown shade I linked to above, or some other similar colors – I’m totally a brown polish convert now and think everyone should own at least one!
What shade of polish has pleasantly surprized you in the past? Do you care for brown polish at all, or steer clear?
Ok, I know that sounds highly unlikely – someone who has over 100 bottles of polish (yes, I’ve passed that mark now!) somehow doesn’t own an aqua shade?! But seriously guys – I’ve purposely avoided that color for a long time. I just don’t think it looks that great on me! The one polish that I have that could probably be classified as a teal/aqua, LA Colors in Atomic, is kind of an fabulously ugly shade that probably doesn’t look good on most people, yet it draws the eye anyway. I’m not counting it because it’s just not what I envision when I think aqua. You know, shades like China Glaze For Audrey, Chanel Nouvelle Vague, or more lately, Dior’s St. Tropez (which I desperately wanted to jump on the bandwagon for, but couldn’t bring myself to pay $23 for a polish I might hate on my skintone). These shades are what come to mind for a fabulous aqua-blue Summer polish. But until now, I had nothing of the sort.
Zoya’s Wednesday, from the Beach & Surf Summer collection, somehow got under my defenses against aqua polish. It was a bit more dusty – while still retaining it’s Summery goodness – and not quite as bright and glaring as some of the other offerings; it seemed like if I was finally going to take a chance, this should be the polish I choose to do it with.
Zoya takes AGES to arrive here in Canada, which makes me absolutely crazy as it’s one of my favorite polish brands. To wait for it to *maybe* arrive in salons here (as not all collections do), it takes probably two months – as it was, it took well over a month for it to arrive on Nail Polish Canada, at which time I instantly ordered it sight unseen.
Once it arrived, with a little trepidation I did a full manicure with the shade. At first, I was unsure how I felt – it still seemed to obvious on my skintone, and it doesn’t fall within the pale/bright/dark category of polishes – tones that I find look best on me. It’s a mid-range shade that leans slightly green – also not a great color on me – but the slightly muted quality of it tones down any potential harshness.
I’m just wrapping up day two with this polish on, and I can now confidently say that I love it. Within the hour of application it grew on me – the creaminess, the pop of color against my skin that can only make me think of the sea and sun…it really can’t be beat! And the formula itself is quite good – two thin coats to opacity, and it’s self-leveling so any slight lumps and bumps get smoothed out to glossy perfection.
I’m loving this on my hands, but I think I will absolutely adore how this will look as a pedicure – bliss! I’m just so happy that I’ve found an aqua shade that I feel comfortable and confident sporting – yea for joining the rest of the population! I know I’m fussy when it comes to finding colors I feel are flattering, but if you’re not feeling good in what your wearing, then that sort of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?
What do you think of Wednesday? Can it join other aqua hall-of-famers? What’s your favorite aqua shade?
*Of course, I do not KNOW if this polish was named after Cho Chang from Harry Potter…it’s just that she’s the only Cho I know, and it seems to suit her personality (more on that below).
So, a lot of the Spring collections didn’t really grab me that much in the end; as we drawer nearer to the release of the Summer collections, I realize just how few shades in the current season piqued my interest. I considered a few from Essie’s Navigate Her collection – A Crewed Interest, Ole Caliente – but decided to pass in the end. The shades in the OPI Holland collection were quite pretty, but none seemed well suited for my skintone – I only picked out two of the twelve. I’ve been hemming and hawing over butter London’s Bossy Boots, but feel that I waited SO long that now the time has passed. However, one shade that I was certain I wanted from the beginning was Zoya’s Cho from the True collection – a French Vanilla cream with the barest hint of shimmer. I don’t own many true neutral shades, as I tend to favor color over subtlety, but every so often I get the urge to wear something demure, and I decided that I should broaden my choices. Cho is a lovely, warm-toned shade that I just knew would look flattering on my skintone, so I ordered it sight-unseen from Nail Polish Canada, for $8.75CAD (which is about $2 cheaper than it is here in town).
The first thing I noticed upon applying Cho was that it was just like many other pale, creamy shades – tricky to apply. Shades like this are notorious for applying streaky (what’s the reason for that BTW? Anyone??), and this was no exception. It wasn’t a terrible hassle, but it required three coats to reach full opacity with no patchiness or see-through spots. The formula was of medium thickness and flowed easily enough, but just didn’t want to easily cooperate. I think these are times when Zoya’s smaller brush works against it, as it would have been quick and easy with a wider brush with only a few strokes required (which would likely have minimized the streaking).
In any case, I got it on, and waited for the magic. Essie’s Jazz, a cool-toned neutral that almost leans grey, makes my hands look stunning and elegant and quite frankly, awesome for being essentially a non-color. Cho, on the other hand, was flattering but kind of…boring (and this is where the Harry Potter reference applies – Cho Chang was super lame!! Crying all the time? Helping rat out the D.A.? UNCOOL, Cho, Uncool). So uh, yea. That’s essentially how I felt about this polish. More effort than it was worth to end up not stunning me in the least. Like Cho Chang, I didn’t HATE it, because that would imply I felt strongly about it, and that I did NOT. It was just there – nice enough, but with no pizzazz for me to feel like it will ever be chosen over any of my other polishes.
Just for a quick reference, here are all three of my neutral polishes together (yes, only three…c’mon, my whole stash hasn’t even hit 100 yet! Gimme a break!):
The good thing is that they are vastly different from one another, so that might give Cho an extra boost in the repeat wear category, since she doesn’t have any competitors. Ah well…I rarely wear a nude polish anyway, so no big issue. And after wearing that for a few days – I’m ready for some color again!!!!
What do you think of Cho? Lame like the HP character? Or are you totally digging it??
Remember how I said last week that I change my mind constantly? Yeah, well, here we go again. I was all set to write a post about how my love for nail polish seems to be waning, how I just haven’t been ~feeling~ it lately; most of the new shades coming out aren’t piquing my interest at all. OPI’s Muppet collection – hated it; Deborah Lippmann’s festive glitters and shimmers – fun but a little OTT for me; China Glaze’s Let It Snow polishes – same old (snooooze). Not that I’m all Grinch-y/Ebenezer Scrooge-y during the holiday season – Christmas is my favorite time of year and I’m getting super pumped and in the spirit in most other ways. It’s just that lately, the lacquers have been… lacking for me (sorry, I had to ).
But, thankfully, there is a silver-lining to my
ramblings story. For the past few weeks, I have been checking Nail Polish Canada every day, waiting for the new Zoya Holiday collection to come out (it takes forever for us to get the collections in-store here). While I appreciated the whole collection, I fell madly and deeply in love with Kissy, a hot pink & holographic bar glitter polish. Finally, today was my day – there it was, the Gems and Jewels collection in all it’s glittering glory. The appearance of this collection also meant something else – that I could finally order the other shades I had on my wish list too! Aside from Kissy, I will concede that there are a few other polishes that have caught my eye, though I’ll be up front – I just like to have one or two polishes from each collection, even if I don’t love them…I dunno, kind of a weird beauty OCD or something (though I’m REALLY not going for any of the Muppets collex, no way, jose). Also, the polishes I wanted are not readily available in stores around Halifax, so it made sense to wait and just do one order, as you get free shipping after $29. It would have been silly and impatient of me to order them sooner, though admittedly I came close to the breaking point a few times. I managed to keep my composure/will power intact, but just barely. It’s been a hard couple of weeks.
ANYWAY. Kissy finally being available online is not the only YAY! part of this story. Aside from ordering Color Club’s Beyond the Mistletoe (a pretty pale seafoam green glitter from their current holiday collection), due to a promo running until Nov. 30 (code TRYSOULSTICE446), I was also able to choose a free polish from the new vegan brand Soulstice Spa (I selected Milan, an orange-based red with gold microshimmer). On top of that, the site miraculously had in-stock and on sale the Color Club shade Wild At Heart (from the same named collection), a vibrant purple holo I’ve been stalking for a while. And on top of THAT (I know, right?!), they also had the Color Club duochrome Alias (from the Alter Ego collection) on sale as well. WTF!? It’s just too much goodness at once, I know, hard to believe. Two brands of polish I’ve never tried; all 5 for about $30 (tax incl. & free shipping). It’s been kind of a great day, what can I say?
Here are some shots of the mini-haul shades for your viewing pleasure
Needless to say, I will have a lot of inspiration coming my way in the nexk week or so to pull me out of my polish doldrums. I have only 9 polishes left that I haven’t yet swatched for the blog, which also puts a smile on my face as I originally had around 25-30, and that number was static for a while because I kept buying new polish LOL. I hope to swatch the rest of them before these new ones come in – I’d like to keep the non-swatch pile down to a manageable level if I can! So, be on the lookout for a deluge of polish posts coming your way
Quick details on the above mentioned polishes and CAD prices (on nailpolishcanada.com):
Color Club Polish – regular $8.00, select shades $4.80-$6.00 on sale
Zoya Polish – $8.75 (in-store between $9.00-$11.00)
Soulstice Spa Polish – $8.50
I was going to post something else tonight, but when I was reviewing photos of different product swatches I’ve taken in the past couple days, I was mesmerized by how GORGEOUS this polish is! Holy crap!! And I just had to share it with you ASAP.
Cynthia is from the ‘Smoke’ side of this Fall’s collection from Zoya, and somehow, despite all the beauty blogs I read regularly, I don’t think I’ve seen swatches of this shade done justice properly. Now, I don’t have a great camera – in fact, my camera is kinda crap – but I think the shots I’ve taken capture Cynthia pretty accurately. Let’s check them out, shall we?In natural light, the polish is a dusty, dark indigo – it looks exactly like the bottle shade. Very sophisticated and cool.In the shade, the polish looks almost black, and impossibly glossy. As you may know, I’m not too into near-black shades, but for this polish I’ll make an exception, because…POW! Look at that!! GAWD. These photos were taken under indoor lighting. And note – this is just the polish alone, no top coat, so it’s really just.that.shiny. all on it’s own. The indigo tones are easily apparent, and just so insanely, amazingly beautiful – I can’t even stand it. I find this shade makes my hands look so elegant, and because it’s a deep dark shade, it’s got an edge to it too. I am in total and complete love.
As for the formulation, it’s near perfect – so easy to apply, but it’s thin, so it needs two thick coats or three thin (my preference). It’s a touch jelly-ish, which is kind of interesting, and helps give it that juicy quality. This is an absolute must-have shade, in my books!
Just as a heads up: I’m in the (slow) process of reviewing a few different skin care products, as well as MUFE’s HD Primer and Microfinishing Powder, so in the meantime, I’ll likely be showing more and more polish shades to fill the gap until I feel like I can accurate review all of the other products. Hope you don’t mind
Though my true love affair with nail polish started about a year and a half ago, I wasn’t as good at posting swatches and reviews of shades until more recently. Because of this, there is somewhat of a backlog of polishes in my stash that are from previous collections that never got any love – until now. Only 15 more shades to go!
Here’s (another) polish from Fall 2010 – Zoya’s Edyta, a deep shimmering olive with some serious luminosity goin’ on. With the olive/khaki/army green trend going strong, this still fits the bill, but with a little extra punch – some major shimmer/glitter action! In the swatch below, it reminds me a bit of a green version of Graphite!Edyta is fairly reflective, and looks almost metallic here, but with the added shimmer particles it steers clear of that territory altogether on the nail. Gold and green micro-shimmer punctuates the shade and give it more depth than expected at first glance (click the above photo to really see the various colors!). In the right light, the luminosity really comes to life.As per usual, formulation was Zoya-awesome: two easy flowing, thin coats to opacity – no streaking, pulling, or patchiness. Removal is a touch of a chore due to the high shimmer content, but nothing truly off-putting.
While Edyta is a beautiful polish, no doubt, my interest in the shade has waned considerably as newer shades have crossed my path. There are only so many colors that have captured my heart indefinitely – otherwise, they’re just like that quote about friendships coming into your life for “a reason, a season, or a lifetime.” In this case, it was just a season – and it gave me a lot of joy at that time! And now……I’m kinda over it
Are there any polishes in your stash that you once loved but now have lost the love? Do you keep these shades or pass them for other people to appreciate them?
It’s going to be a couple quickie posts for the next few days, as I’m working double-time: tomorrow at my normal day job, then right to Mills Brothers to work Clinique’s GWP all evening – and again all day Saturday and Sunday. Phew! It’s gonna be a long, hard weekend but I have Monday off so it’s not all bad And it should be busy so hopefully the days go by fast!
Anyway, here’s some pics of Zoya’s ‘Anja’ from the Fall 2011 Smoke Collection. The whole ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ collection kinda rocked my socks off, I don’t think I’ve ever purchased more than two shades from a polish collection before, and with this one I got four – two from ‘Smoke’ and two from ‘Mirrors.’ It covered such a great spectrum of shades and finishes, just really stellar. Good work, Zoya! And keep it coming
Anja is a beautiful, glossy, dark plum-red creme. In some lights it leans much more plum – as below, in natural (but not sunny) light:…and in some light it’s more burgundy red (indoor lighting):…and still in other light, it’s essentially black-red (indoor lighting):I love it in all types of lighting, but I think I like it best when it leans more red. I’m not really partial to black nail polish and I don’t want people to see my polish and think it’s black. But this polish is so gorgeously glossy on it’s own (this is just with two coats of polish, no base or top coat), that in all ways it looks beautiful!
Formulation was standard Zoya, easy application with two coats, and if you were in a real hurry you could have gotten away with one as it’s a slightly thicker formula.
I ordered mine online from nailpolishcanada.com as I was impatient to wait for them to FINALLY arrive here in Halifax (which ended up being almost two months later!), but you should be able to pick these up at any Zoya retailer in your area now – in Halifax, notably at Jay Wells Salon on Barrington or Be Well Spa on Robie.
Are you into polishes that veer near black? Do you favor cremes like I do, or prefer shimmer/glitter/metallic/etc.? What collection tickled your fancy this season?
I posted a quick swatch of this polish last week, in trying to show all the new Fall polishes I’ve picked up in the past month – now here is the full review.
Neeka is from the ‘Mirrors’ part of Zoya’s Fall 2011 collection, which contains 6 polishes with either frosty or shimmery finishes (as opposed to the creme finishes in the ‘Smoke’ part of the collection. Neeka is a dusty purple polish with pink, gold, and green shimmer flecks throughout. The shimmer doesn’t overwhelm the polish and remains somewhat demure, though clearly visible to the naked eyed.
I tend to gravite toward these murky, purple shades often, especially in the cooler months (check out my nail wheels for proof). Perhaps I’m getting a bit over-exposed to these colors, as I’m not as over-the-moon for Neeka as I expected I would be. It’s a beautiful polish, made unique by the shimmer, and looks very flattering on my skintone. But I’m not staring at my nails in awe (which I’m sort of making an unformal prerequisite to being a ‘keeper’ in my stash, starting…now) and already I’m dreaming of changing the polish – again (which would be my fourth change in a week…getting a bit outta hand here!).
What I think *might* be happening, is that I have so many untried nail polish to wear, that I’m just a tad overwhelmed and can’t appreciate them fully because I know I have another 25 to try out. Something to consider anyway; I won’t discount Neeka just yet.
Anyway, application for Neeka was easy, a touch thicker but flowed well. My brush is slightly wonky so it was a bit trickier to apply than normal, but nothing serious.
Details: Two coats of polish, with one coat of Sally Hansen Age Correct base coat and one of Seche Vite top coat.
Size: Zoya polishes are 0.5oz.
Price & Where to Buy: $8.75 at Nail Polish Canada, and online e-tailer. Around town Zoya normally goes for $9-11 (Be Well Spa or Jay Wells Salon).
Do you find you get oversaturated with one color and lose interest, or does your love stay true forever? Which shades do you normally gravitate toward?
I’m headed away today with my mother for a five-day surprise getaway (surprise as in, I have no idea where we’re going – she won’t tell me!), and it’s unlikely I’ll be posting again till Wednesday, so I’m leaving you with a little teaser of swatches of all the Fall polish shades I’ve picked up (but have yet to wear!). The last of my haul, four shades from Zoya and two from RBL, came in on Thursday, so I’m super-stoked. BTW: I made my Nail Polish Canada order on Friday, August 26th, they were mailed the same day, and I received them 4 business days later. Color me impressed!!
I’ve made a few quick comparisons for those shades that are similar to colors I already own and for the most part have swatched on the blog, for your reference. I hope you enjoy!!My new Fall polishes in all their glory
Poco a Poco – A bit darker than Essie Muchi Muchi, with orangey-pink micro-shimmer. Three coats.Piu Mosso – Dupe of Joe Fresh Navy Marine but with firey-orange micro-shimmer. Two coats.Cynthia – Nothing like it! Deep dark indigo creme. Leans teal. Three coats but probably could have two (I wasn’t waiting much for them to dry before painting on the next coat).Neeka – Same base shade as Chanel Paradoxal. Has gold and green shimmer. Two coats.Anja – Nothing like it in my stash. Deep wine creme. Two coats.Yara – Same base shade as OPI’s Uh Oh but slightly darker. Has gold and green shimmer. Two coats.
Uh Oh Roll Down the Window – Nothing like it in my stash. Muted army green. Three coats (again, swatching too quickly before they dried).I Brake for Manicures – Nothing like it in my stash. Dark and dusty eggplant. Two coats.Graphite – Nothing like it. Pewter foil with silver and gold shimmer-glitter. Two coats (but I might like three).Peridot – Somewhat similar to CG’s Peace on Earth, but lighter and duochrome. Green-tinged gold with blue duochrome. Two coats.Trendsetter – Nothing like it. Green-leaning mustard yellow with gold, green and pink microshimmer. Two coats.Midtown Magic – NOTHING LIKE IT!!! Deep purple-brown base with gold, bronze and green shimmer. SUPER lit-from-within glow. Two coats.Pictures did not do any of these polishes justice, so just trust me when I say you need to OWN THEM ALL. Seriously. They are all more than lemming worthy. The only shades I’m not totally sold on are Poco a Poco and Trendsetter, and I’m hoping to chalk that up to being too tanned right now – I’m sure when I’m all washed out again later in the season, I’ll be rocking them out (if not, up for swap they go! Keep your eyes peeled ).
Did I just hear everyone’s wallets explode??
Have a fantastic long weekend!!!!!
Today while I was skimming through my ‘favorites’ list on my web browser, I landed on one of my bookmarked shopping sites – Nail Polish Canada – and noticed they had finally stocked Zoya’s Smoke and Mirrors Fall 2011 collection. As I’ve only found two places in Halifax that stock Zoya (Jay Wells Salon on Barrington, and Be Well Spa on Robie), neither of which have these in yet (and from word of mouth, will not have them in anytime soon), I promptly ordered four of the shades I’m coveting from the collection: Anja (a deep, vampy red creme), Cynthia (an almost black teal blue creme), Neeka (an interesting dusty greyed purple shade with gold shimmer) and Yara (an unique army green with gold shimmer). Happily, the site offers free shipping after spending $29 or more, and the polishes were cheaper on the site than they are to purchase in the city, so I ended up spending less ordering them online than I would have buying them in person. Win!
Normally, I rarely encounter this kind of situation when browsing online. I am eternally tempted by online (cosmetics) shopping but rarely buy as shipping costs tend to be prohibitive here in Canada – or worse, the company does not ship to Canada at all. However, recently I’ve come across a few great sites that are not only Canadian-based – and therefore have reasonable shipping costs – but also stock the newest cosmetics on the scene (which can be tough as we tend to get product launches much later here as well). Some of the sites even have HTF (hard to find) brands in Canada, which is a real plus. Of course, I had to share my finds with you today – it’s nice to know we do, in fact, have options – and of course I want to help enable you to indulge in your consumerism so I have other partners in crime (LOL).
Here’s the short list:
Nail Polish Canada – nailpolishcanada.com
- free shipping in Canada on orders over $29
- flat rate shipping charge anywhere in Canada for $8.50
- carries brands like Zoya, Essie, Color Club, China Glaze, LCN (incl. Magnetic Nail Polish!), Orly, Seche Vite, and vegan brand Soulstice Spa. Also carries nail treatments, base & top coats, removers, decals and other nail tools.
Update: My polishes were shipped the same day I ordered them, and arrived in four business days, well-packed and without incident. Highly recommend!!
eBeauty.ca – www.eBeauty.ca
- free shipping in Canada on orders over $75
- flat rate shipping charge almost anywhere in Canada for $7.95 (regular mail) or $14.95 (courier)
- carries makeup brands like CARGO Cosmetics, stila, CoverFX, Jemma Kidd, Paul & Joe Beaute, Too Faced Cosmetics, Kevyn Aucoin, Becca Cosmetics, Dermablend, Amazing Cosmetics
- carries skincare brands like Peter Thomas Roth, DDF, Juice Beauty, Kinerase, B.Kamins, 100% Pure, StriVectin, and Caudalie, as well as Cake Beauty, Elemis, and Lancaster
- carries hair care brands like Frederic Fekkai, Phyto Paris, Ted Gibson, Jonathan Productr, Philip B., and John Masters Organics
- carries several fragrance lines like Hampton Sun, tools like the Beauty Blender, and men’s brands like Jack Black, Billy Jealousy, and Anthony Logistics
*A few items I’ve added to my ‘wish list’:
1) Philip B. White Truffle Nourishing & Conditioning Creme $30.80
2) 100% Pure Acai Berry Antioxidant Eye Cream $32
3 100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream $25
4) Becca Cosmetics Palette (right now, Prairie Moon) $71.50
5) Paul & Joe Beaute Eye Gloss N $26.40
Pretty Indulgent – www.prettyindulgent.com
- free shipping on orders over $150
- flat rate shipping according to province: Quebec $7.00, Ontario $8.50, NB $10, NS/PEI $10.50, Manitoba $11, SK/AB/NL/BC $11.50, Yukon/NW $13, Nunavut $16
- shipping to the US is based on weight-class
- does not charge sales tax (yet)
- based out of Montreal, Quebec
- carries nail polish brands China Glaze, Color Club, Nubar, OPI, Orly, and Zoya, as well as a few base/top coats
- carries skincare brands like Arcana, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, and Villainess
- carries the jewelry lines Sihaya Designs, as well as Elements and Artifacts by Alicia Dabney
All Dolled Up – getalldolledup.ca
- Carries Nubar polish, as well as Cake Beauty
- shipping info not provided
Beautyphica – www.beautyphica.com
- Ships Canada Post Expedite $10, Express $20; will ship internationally (call toll-free: 1-877-497-3745)
- Carries Aesop, L’Artisan Parfumeur, Nuxe
- Has a VIP sampling program
Has anyone had any experience with these sites, or know of any other good online sites with reasonable prices/shipping costs? Knowing that there are more feasible online shopping options, are you more inclined to buy? Do you resist online shopping for reasons other than just fees (for example, giving yourself yet another avenue to purchase)? Do tell!!
I hope everyone is enjoying the last days of August – hopefully we still have a few weeks left of Summer before the cold starts to set in!
Thanks for reading!