Friday, May 10, 2013

Moving...

Head over to BeautyPopStop.com for all my newest product reviews and makeup looks!

You may or may not follow me via social networks (facebook, twitter, etc.), but I recently announced that after a LOT of thought over the last 2.5 years I've finally decided to move my blog over to a new domain. When I originally launched my blog I wanted a name that suited me well. While I still think the original name of my blog is cute and quite fitting for me personally, it was both long and hard to search for. I can't tell you the number of times people said or typed "chick" instead of "chic"!

Anyway, the blog in its entirety has moved to a new domain and has a new name, but all posts and comments were merged over so its exactly the same in every other way! The new domain is www.beautypopstop.com. I think it's much easier to search for and it identifies better with my store.

I know this will be a bit of a pain for those that have been following my blog since it first launched about 2.5 years ago, but I think in the long-run it will be easier and better!

I'm planning for now to leave the original blog up and haven't decided when I should take it down--slightly sad about that! But I'll give it some more time for people to acclimate to the new domain first. All new posts will only be published there, however.

Thanks for 2.5 fabulous years at MakeupChicLiteraryGeek.com! I look forward to continuing on this beauty blogging journey at BeautyPopStop.com ;)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Zoya Irresistible Swatches Summer 2013

Before I get into my review, I have a slightly sad story to tell. Well, not super sad, but frustrating for sure. I had swatched all of these and taken pics not too long ago. When I went to transfer my pictures I somehow managed to delete all them off the memory card of my computer! Now, usually I don't delete pictures off my memory card until reviews have gone live just in case. Ironically, I've never had anything like this happen ... but I suppose it was bound to someday (over 2 years of nothing like this happening prior). Anyway, I spent the better portion of the day intermittently freaking out and researching the best photo recovery programs that can be used to recover media off memory cards. By later that evening I had finally found one program that worked, but unfortunately it only recovered half of my photos and half of the ones that weren't recovered included all of the pictures for 2 shades. Since then I've tried 4 additional programs to see if I could recover pics for those 2 shades. No luck. Now, the reason I didn't just pic those bottles up and swatch away is that I have very sensitive skin. When I swatch 6 polishes in a row like this my skin literally cannot handle any more. This is one reason I tend to only put out larger swatching posts like this once a week. I tip my hat to all of the amazing bloggers that can do more--I wish I was one of them and I regularly am in awe of them! Anyway, that's my whole deal that I thought I'd share so that when you see these pics and say ... why are there only swatches for 4 shades? There's your answer. I'll try to swatch the other two and add them in later on! On to the swatches...


Zoya Summer 2013 Irresistible Collection (left from top to bottom): Rikki, Hazel, Bobbi
(right from top to bottom): Kerry, Amy, Tinsley

1 Coats Zoya Hazel - This is a gorgeous blue foil with little bits of brass-colored glitter sprinkled in.

2 Coats Zoya Kerry - luxe yellow-gold foil

2 Coats Tinsley - rose foil with gold flash
Rikki - deeper green foil with brass-colored bits of glitter sprinkled in (similar to Hazel)

PriceThese retail for $8 per bottle.

Where to Buy

These can be purchased on Zoya's website HERE.



Final Thoughts
As with all of Zoya's foils that I've ever worked with, these apply smoothly and only require 2 coats for full opacity. You could probably get away with 1 coat with some of them, but I think the second coat gives them just the right amount of depth. These are all gorgeous in person (including the 2 I wasn't able to recover swatches of). I find that foil polishes tend to be love/hate with many people. If you like foils you'll love these! Kerry and Tinsley were my favorites of the bunch. Kerry is a perfect yellow-gold and Tinsley was the most unique in my opinion because the gold flash almost gave it a duochrome effect. While I don't think all of the colors are necessary summer-only, I do think they'll appeal to a number of people looking for more unique summer polishes.

What do you think? Will you be purchasing any of these?

Note: These products were provided by PR for review. All opinion stated above are my own based on my personal experience.