My Holy Grail Mascara


What is your Holy Grail Mascara?

My Holy Grail mascara is Sephora’s Outrageous mascara.

I can never go wrong with this one.  It gives me length and dramatic volume!  The price is also excellent!

It’s only $15 at Sephora.

I’ve tried so many different brands and styles but this one takes the cake!

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Zoya GIVEAWAY Naturel Collection



I fell in love with the Zoya Spring 2014 Naturel nail polish collection so much that I want to make sure one of my lucky readers gets to win the collection!

This giveaway is sponsored by me and purchased by me.

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Giveaway Ends: Jan 12th at 6pm CST

Nourishing nail polish remover Zoya Remove +

Zoya Nail Polish Remove +

Zoya nail collection

I just recently received a bottle of Zoya’s Remove Plus (+) nail polish remover with my order of the 2014 Spring Naturel nail collection.   They also sent me 3 other nail polishes as complementary.

I ordered the Naturel collection which includes 6 shades and I received that set plus three other shades and a bottle of nail polish remover.   I haven’t been blessed with a company that does that until now!

I haven’t heard of Zoya until I received one in one of my Ipsy monthly beauty boxes.  Then I saw the news release of their new collection,  Naturel.
With being in the military,  I have to have conservative neutral nail polish colors.  So when I saw the news release on the Naturel collection,  I jumped on it quick!

I was so excited when my package arrived at my door. To my surprise when I opened it,  I saw the other free goodies!
I’ve used the Remove Plus a few times now because I’ve been playing and experimenting with the different shades.

So, now on to my personal review on the Remove Plus.

I’ve used, I don’t even know how many different brands of nail polish removers.  From store brands to the high-end name brands, but none of them comes close to this one.

This one doesn’t have that strong nasty almost gagging scent of acetone.   This has an actual nice scent to it.  It doesn’t leave your nail beds and fingertips with that white residue or dries them out.  It actually removes my nail polish without having to put in the work.  It moisturized my nails and softened my cuticles.

No other nail polish remover has done that.  This does 3 things in 1 product (bottle).  I will most definitely continue using this for my nail needs.

• The descriptions below come straight from the Zoya website. •

What is Zoya Nail Polish Remove Plus

Zoya Remove Plus is an award wining, gentle, yet highly effective 3-in-1 nail polish remover, nail prep and nail conditioner. Longer nail polish wear starts with Remove Plus. Now get Zoya Remove Plus packaged in the portable, spillproof 8oz Big Flipper pump container.

What Zoya Nail Polish Remove Plus Does

Polish remover is just the beginning of what this wonder 3-in-1 formula achieves. Clean and prep nails while moisturizing, nourishing and fortifying the nail plate for guaranteed extended polish wear. Nails are left without a trace of nail lacquer, without streaking or staining, hydrated and ready for a base coat.

How to use Zoya Nail Polish Remove Plus

Thoroughly saturate a cotton ball or pad with Zoya Remove , firmly press pad to nail for a few seconds and wipe until existing polish is completely removed and nail bed is clean. Remove surface oils from clean nails and prepare nails for new color by wiping each nail with Zoya Remove Plus .

They also have other nail care products that I’m dying to try.

To read more about this amazing nail polish remover or to order and test it yourself, go to


To see what look I created with three of the six colors, click HERE.

Until next time Dolls,

Have you used Zoya Remove Plus?
What nail polish remover do you use and love?

Comment below so I can see all the other options out there.




Zoya Naturel Nail Polishes Review pt 1

Zoya Naturel nail collection Spring 2014

I recently received my Zoya’s Naturel nail polish collection this past Saturday and boy was I EXCITED!!

The first 3 colors that I will discuss today are:

Rue: Boudoir blush cream
Brigitte: Bombshell mauve cream
Odette: Sultry maroon cream

This is what I created with these colors.

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Is it a HIT or MISS?
(Tell me the truth.)

I have 2 coats of Brigitte on then the darker dots in the middle is in the color Odette and lighter dots around is in the color Rue.

I am IN LOVE with this set.

To make the dots, I just used the ends of a bobby pin.

Now lets talk about the polish itself.

The formula consistency of these three are slightly creamy medium thick, which I love.  They don’t streak and they glide on evenly. They also dry pretty quick.

I tend to paint my nails and try to do absolutely nothing for a while.

My kids know not to ask me to get anything while my nails are drying.

I am super impressed with these three.

My skin complexion is olive/tan and these shades look perfect against my skin.

Here are a few more pictures.

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You can purchase the full Zoya Naturel nail polish collection set with 6 colors or order them individually here.

I cannot express enough how much I LOVE these.

If I could only have one set of colors to choose for the rest of my life, it will be this Naturel collection.

There are so many different ways that you can wear these.
You can wear the color shades by themselves, you can mix match them, layer them, etc.

If you haven’t already received you Zoya Naturel nail polish collection,  then I highly recommend you do so.
I’m telling y’all,  y’all are missing out if you don’t get your hands on these.

I don’t know if these will be here to stay but if anyone wants to get me any gifts, I wouldn’t mind having a few sets of these.  Because if they don’t go into their regular collection and they sell out, I will cry and suck my thumb in a corner.  I’m jus’ sayin’!

Alight Dolls, until next time….

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Is this a HIT or MISS to you?