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It’s that time of year again, ladies – the Zoya Earth Day Promotion! If you aren’t familiar with how this works, here are the basics:

  • It’s a “polish exchange,” which means you can exchange your old non-Zoya polish for bottles of shiny NEW polish. However, you don’t have to send any polish back – but it’s an Earth Day promo, so why wouldn’t you?
  • You must order at least 6 bottles but no more than 24
  • Each polish is 50% off – so you play $4/per bottle, plus shipping
  • Use code “EARTHZOYA2012” beginning April 21 and ending April 22 at 11:59 EST

You can read the rest of the fine print here. If you don’t have a Zoya account but want to see what this Big5FREE Polish is all about, you can create an account by clicking here. If you use my referral link, you’ll receive a free bottle of Zoya polish when you create an account.

Are you as excited about this Earth Day promotion as I am?



I’m always excited when new beauty products are released, and while I can’t possibly list them all I have selected a few I think are definitely drool-worthy.

CoverGirl Blast Flipstick

This dual-sided lipstick combines two shades that can be worn alone or blended together any way you like to create your own signature lip color. I actually picked one of these up at Target in “Perky,” but they have 12 other shades to choose from. I like how you can mix and match shades to create your perfect lip look, but I especially love that these lipsticks don’t feel dry –  they’re actually pretty moisturizing. Just make sure to exfoliate your lips before applying any lipstick; if you have even a hint of dry, chapped skin this lipstick will adhere to it and make your lips look like a hot mess.

($6, Drugstores)

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush

I want to try this blush so badly! I really like how this blush says it feels lightweight like powder blush, but that it also allegedly sinks into skin like a cream. Ulta has 10 available colors, and I’m definitely digging “Fresh Pink” and “Candy Coral,” especially since coral is such a hot color for spring.

($7.99, Ulta)

Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette – Mi Vida Loca

I adore bright, bold shadows, and this new palette from Kat Von D is totally calling my name (but I am doing my best to resist!) The palette contains 8 eyeshadows plus a mini eyeliner so you can create a variety of looks with just one palette, which I like. The price is a bit steep, but may be worth it for anyone who wants to try out a new dramatic look.

($34, Sephora)

Zoya True and Fleck Collections

The new spring 2012 nail polish collections from Zoya were recently released, and I am in love with so many of them! I haven’t managed to get my hands on any of the colors from these collections yet, but I have my eye on all of the flecks, as well as “Tru” and “Bevin” from the True collection. Totally gorgeous.

($8, Zoya)

Which new beauty products are you eager to try?


If you’ve been dying for new Zoya nail polishes, you’re in luck – in just a few short days, Zoya will debut their Spring 2012 True and Fleck collections for all the polish-aholics out there!

The True collection features six wearable shades ranging from creamy neutrals to glimmering metallics, and includes:

  • Cho, a vanilla-y metallic
  • Farah, a latte-inspired cream shade
  • Bevin, a gorgeous sage green
  • Skylar, a slate blue metallic
  • Tru, an orchid purple metallic
  • Lotus, a light purple metallic

The Fleck collection, alternatively, includes three mylar fleck glazes that are designed to be worn over your favorite nail color for a gorgeous nail effect (you can also wear them alone for just a hint of shimmer.) The shades are:

  • Maisie, a blue-tint with green flecks
  • Opal, green-tint with green flecks
  • Chloe, a pink tint with green and gold flecks

Each polish will retail for $8 each, and be available at Zoya.com starting January 13. Which one are you dying to get your hands on?

I am very excited about the upcoming nail trends we can expect to see this fall, especially since there are quite a few to choose from. From dark and ornate to glitzy and glam, these fall 2011 nail trends really pack a punch.

1. Neutrals

Neutrals are always a popular choice, especially for those who shy away from more “trendy” colors. From deep browns to barely-there nude and everything in between, neutral nails are fast becoming the go-to trend this fall. One to try: Essie Nail Color in Tea and Crumpets, $8, Beauty.com.

2. Glitter

While this look certainly isn’t for everyone, I adore glitter polish and feel it’s a great change for the fall season. You can wear the polish on every nail, but for a modern (and less in-your-face) twist, try painting one nail of each hand with glitter polish and paint the remaining nails a neutral or complementary shade. One to try: Sephora for Opi’s Only Gold For Me, $9.50, Sephora.com.

3. Metallics

Every year, metallic nail polish becomes a big trend and it’s easy to see why. They’re perfect for jazzing up your evening attire, and look great at parties and festive gatherings. Plus, they’re the quintessential feminine polish! One to try: Zoya Nail Polish in Tess, $8, zoya.com.

4. Jewel Tones

Rich jewel tones are a hallmark of the fall season, and nail color is following suit. From emerald green to peacock blue, rich eggplant and burnt orange, jewel tone nail polish is my favorite trend for fall 2011. One to try: ULTA Nail Polish in Envy, $5, ulta.com.

Which nail trend are you looking forward to the most this fall? Leave a comment and let me know – and, as always, stay lovely!

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