Zoya Marney Nail Polish Swatches

Zoya’s Marney nail polish swatch

Zoya Marney nail polish swatch

Zoya’s Marney nail polish is listed as “Marnie“. I’m so confused! But seriously, who cares! What I care about is the color, quality, lasting power, true to bottle color, & cost.

Zoya Nail Polish & Treatment never disappoints me!

When you see my swatches of Zoya, you can see how my fingernails blends with the bottle when they are next to each other.

Marney is the darkest plum shade in the Naturel Deux 2 collection that was just released. Loving this color!

I chose Marney for me to wear to work tomorrow.

When it comes to everyday nail polish shades, it’s definitely important for me because we are at the mercy of the Air Force military regulations on dress and appearance.

When Zoya came out with the first Naturel nail polish collection, I was all on it! They have been my go-to shades for when I put the uniform on.

Now, Zoya has come out with the Naturel Deux 2 collection that is a transitional collection from Spring to Fall. Let me tell you, they NAILED IT again for us that are wearing the military uniform! Of course for everyone as well!

Zoya Marney swatches

Zoya Marney nail polish

I totally loving this collection!

Marney by Zoya can be best described as a full-coverage, deep warm plum cream. Pair with any of the other Naturel 2 Collection shades for a chic tone-on-tone Fall look!

Color Family – Plum, Mauve
Color Finish – Cream
Color Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque )
Color Tone – Neutral

If you would like me to do some comparisons of the 2 collections, just let me know which ones and I’ll be happy to do it!

Could Dairy be causing your Cystic Acne?

Could Dairy be Causing Your Cystic Acne?

Could Dairy be causing your Cystic Acne?

Some dermatologists will say no with an absolute belief in their answer. BUT, I would have to say, “Challenge Accepted! “

The reason I’m accepting this change challenge is because I’ve already known that I’m lactose intolerant but I still catch myself reaching for all things dairy!

I recently was on tdy (temporary duty) for a couple of weeks and I was staying in a military hotel (aka Lodging).

I didn’t have a stove and I had a small fridge in my room so I stuffed it with, (what everyone thinks is so healthy for you), yogurts, greek yogurts, and my usual fruits.

I figured, I’m away from home and cooking dinners every night so I’m gonna eat healthy and lose some inches!

So NOT the case!

I started breaking out with hellish cystic acne. I didn’t want to leave my room! Here I am, where pretty much no one knows me and the 1st time they meet me I have these nasty things brewing up within my face! URG! What a great 1st impression! I even had one on my left temple which made my face look lopsided!

No amount of makeup can hide the big lumps! Foundation can only cover up the redness from the inflammation.

I’m sure I’m not alone when you wake up and see big lumps forming.

zit nightmare

Well, I never really eat yogurts when I’m at home. I rarely ever have any milk. The only time I have milk is when I eat cereal and that’s MAYBE once a month. My breakfast usually consist of 2 chips of coffee when I wake up.

When I returned home from my tdy, I started craving Reeses ice cream with a vengeance! Like seriously, one pint every night!

Guess what hasn’t left my face and more just keeps popping up?

Yupp, these freaking cystic acne! WTF! They’re taking over and my face has surrendered! Not only my face but my back as well!

That’s what got me thinking on what the hell is going on? I’m not on my period or not was it close up being that time of the month so I decided to check out Google and do a search.

I read all types of posts on dairy and acne.

Then the light bulb appeared!

So last night I decided that I will take the challenge on with cutting out dairy in my diet. But first I had to have one more night with Reeses! Oh how I’m gonna miss you so, but this cystic acne has to go!

Today, August 3rd, makes the official first day of my dairy-free diet!

That also means no creamers in my coffees. This is going suck! But I have to do what I have to do!

I’m going for one month to start with and see how my face reacts. Hopefully it will work out in my favor!

On a side note, cutting dairy is also good for my gut. I’ll see if any midsection inches start to diminish.

Here’s to Day 1 of being dairy-free!

I will post my results with pictures to see if there’s any differences.

What are your thoughts on this? Have you ever given up dairy? 

NEW Mini Beauty Blender

Mini BeautyBlender

mini beauty blender

Oh Beauty Blender how I love you so!

What it is:
A duo of mini sponge applicators that allow you to contour, highlight, and precisely apply makeup on the smallest parts of the face.

What it does:
This makeup blender lets you perfect makeup application in the inner eye corners, brow bones, sides of nose, cheeks, and more. Designed with exclusive Beautyblender material, these non-disposable Micro.mini sponges let you highlight and contour your face, and they ensure less makeup waste.

What else you need to know:
These two micro.mini sponges feature an open cell structure that fills with a small amounts of water when wet. This allows the sponge to be “full” so that the product sits on top of the sponge rather than being absorbed, allowing you to use less product every time. When wet, beautyblender doubles in size and becomes even softer, returning to its original size once it air dries.

Are you gonna find yourself at Sephora with this in bag?