Hi there, my darlings! This summer has been pretty much never-ending, right? And I haven't quit complaining about all the things that upset me about Summer! Lol! But today, I want to share what I LOVE about the Summer and that is the bright colors! Summer is when we bring out all the neons, all the bold shades, all those happy colors! If anyone has recently nailed a Summer collection, then it's Zoya Nail Polish and Treatment with the bright, fun Wanderlust collection!


The Wanderlust collection consists of 8 bright cremes and 4 beautiful shimmers.  Across the board, I found the formula of the cremes to be surpisingly amazing--all of them are bright, pigmented shades, most of them are all but neon and yet the formula was a dream to work with! Not only did they apply beautifully but if you tend to pain in thicker coats, you could get away with just 1 coat with ALL of them! As for the shimmers, 2 easy coats and you get perfect full coverage! Unless specifically mentioned, all the swatches below show just 2 easy coats of each polish by itself, with 1 coat of topcoat on the middle and pinkie fingers, for the sake of comparison. I found all the shades to be pretty shiny on their own but if you have ridges on your nails, like I do, a extra coat of topcoat just finishes the look that much better!


Arbor is described as "a rich olive green cream". Now I'm not usually a fan of greens but this interesting shade actually caught the eye of one of my closest friends who immediately adored it! So, it definitely garners attention!






Byrdie is described as "a muted fuchsia pink cream". Not all pinks work with my complexion, sadly, so I was thrilled to discover that this one did and that too, so perfectly!






Cora is described as "a muted coral cream". Juicy, bright orange that also works with my complexion!






Esty is described as "a rich bubble gum pink cream". The perfect Summer pink!






Journey is described as "a shimmering strawberry red". The intense shimmer in this beauty means that it leans more orange on me but this is an orange I can totally get behind!










Lois is described as "a rich magenta violet cream". One of my faves in this collection, I LOVE this bright shade of purple!






Mandy is described as "a shimmering berry pink". Another instant fave, this shade is just super pretty!










River is described as "a shimmering cobalt blue". I have several favorites in this collection but if I had to pick just one, this one with its mermaid vibes would be the one!










Sawyer is described as "a soft taffy orange cream". Doesn't this one just remind you of refreshing Summer sorbet?






Scout is described as "a shimmering moss green". The shimmer in this green is what makes it so intriguing!










Sonia is described as "a summery crimson red cream". This deliciously juicy shade holds the distinction of my most used shade this Summer--pedis, manis, you name it! This one has seen it all!






Winnie is described as "a soft watermelon pink cream". Pretty and feminine, this is a pink that my younger readers are sure to love!






With the 12 nail polishes shown above, Zoya also released 3 brand-new Perfect Lipsticks with this collection. Shown below, from left to right:

  • Kay: a creamy sheer red
  • Kirby: a bright sheer watermelon pink in a hydrating cream formula
  • Kitty: a neutral shimmering pink in a hydrating cream formula



FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Zoya Perfect Lipsticks in Kay, Kirby and Kitty


These sheer cream lipsticks are incredibly hydrating and are perfect when you just want a pretty wash of color! Try layering them with your favorite matte for a shade all your own!


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Zoya Perfect Lipsticks in Kay, Kirby and Kitty


So there you have it, my darlings! The Zoya Wanderlust collection, along with the three new Perfect Lipsticks, is available now on Zoya's website HERE for the price of $10 for a full-size, 0.5 oz bottle or $60 for each set of 6. The Perfect Lipsticks are $12 each. 


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Which of these bright Summer shades would you rock? I would love to hear from you in the comments section below!









****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****



Hi there, my darlings! Summer is the season that I think the most about skincare. I have combination, sensitive, acne-prone skin and my skin is really averse to the heat. What this usually means in one word is the dreaded B word--BREAKOUTS. Zits and pimples seem to become an almost weekly affair and, while I work year-long to keep my skin healthy from the inside out, sometimes those pesky pimples pop up anyway. So, what's a girl to do? Completely change her beauty routine? Give up that routine altogether? Ignore it and hope the problem just goes away? Nope! Today, let me tell you about ZapZyt and their line of powerful products that can help you effectively treat the problem of acne breakouts FAST and effectively!


1. ACNE WASH CLEANSER:

Effective & Gentle Cleanser for Acne.


Clinically proven safe and effective on sensitive skin.


  • Hypoallergenic cleanser, dye and fragrance free
  • Aloe and Chamomile soothe acne prone skin and reduce redness
  • Dermatologist recommended 2% Salicylic Acid degreases skin and unclogs pores, encouraging exfoliation of dead skin cells, helping to reduce clogged pores and breakouts
  • Great for back and chest acne
One of the secrets to clear skin is keeping it clean. Our skin comes into contact with dirt, dust, pollutants and often, makeup on a daily basis. Add to that the rising global temperatures which increase oil and sweat production from our glands so much so that clogged pores leading to breakouts are pretty much a given.

The gentle, unscented Acne Wash Cleanser has the power of 2% salicyclic acid to really clear out those pores and keep your skin blemish-free. Use is recommended for not only your face but your neck, chest, cleavage and anywhere you tend to suffer the onslaught of zits. The soothing Aloe will further calm your skin and keep it looking clear.




2. PORE TREATMENT GEL:

Soothes sensitive acne-prone skin

Oil Free soothing aloe great for sensitive skin dermatologist recommended.

  • 2% Salicylic Acid, oil and water soluble. Cuts through greasy skin and penetrates pores putting the treatment in the heart of the pimple
  • Linoleic Acid is a skin essential fatty acid used to strengthen skin glad walls, helping to reduce formation of inflamed, swollen pimples
  • Aloe and Brazilian Botanicals reduce redness
  • Penetrates pores for hours of invisible, moisturizing, oil free treatment
The best thing about the Pore Treatment Gel for me personally is that gel formula. I often tend to skip a step or three in my skincare routine because of the discomfort of a heavy cream or lotion. The gel formula is lightweight and doesn't sit on the skin heavily, completely eliminating the discomfort factor. All you need to do is, after cleansing, apply a little bit to the problem area(s), massage it in and go off to bed--the gel dries to form a protective barrier while the ingredients go to work!




3. PORE CLEARING SCRUB:

Salicylic Acid Acne Medication
Tiny, NATURAL, wax microbeads clear pores of dirt, oil & acne-causing bacteria.

  • 2% Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment
  • Acne-fighting cleanser specifically designed to treat annoying blackheads
  • Tiny, NATURAL, wax microbeads gently exfoliate removing skin of pore clogging dead skin cells
  • Exfoliates and clears pores of dirt, oil and blackheads
  • Focus groups show teens love the feel and results of the Pore Clearing Scrub
Exfoliation is a huge part of my skincare routine and I try to use a good scrub at least a couple of times a week. Because who wants a bunch of imperceptible dirt and dead skin sitting on your skin! I'm going to admit to loving microbeads but the effects on the ecosystem is incredibly worrying.

That's why I really appreciate that the Pore Clearing Scrub is chock-full of natural microbeads made of wax. In other words, biodegradable! So, I can exfoliate to my heart's content, keep my skin squaky clean AND protect the environment!




4. ACNE TREATMENT GEL:

The original ZIT Zapper

Clears acne pimples and blackheads fast. The oil free, odorless gel vanishes as it clears skin.
  • 10% benzoyl peroxide – Maximum Strength – micronized non-irritating benzoyl peroxide
  • Proven to reduce the appearance of acne within 5 hours
  • Water based contains no alcohol to prevent over drying
  • Dermatologist recommended

The Acne Treatment Gel is the real MVP! I've been searching high and low for a effective spot treatment product FOREVER. With 10% Benzoyl Peroxide, this gel works to clear those uncomfortable pimples in as little as 5 hours.

The water-based gel formula doesn't overly dry your skin and can be used up to 3 times a day. That means that those giant zits are gone before you have to go out in public with them clearly visible or, worse, get so annoyed with them that you starting picking/popping them to leave inevitable scars. A true hero in a little tube!




So there you have it, my darlings! You can pick up any of these ZapZyt products at your local Walmart. Find your store HERE.


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Have you tried ZapZyt yet? Which of these would you find most useful? Tell me in the comments section below!










***This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own***


Hi there, my darlings! As a woman who truly enjoy makeup, every day I'm grateful for the opportunities this blog brings my way. I get to test, review, dissect and fall in love with some of the most amazing brands and products. And while I have love for makeup in general, one of the things my heart truly belongs to are good lipsticks! While I may leave the house without foundation or eyeshadow or even that every Indian woman's favorite beauty product (eyeliner!), I never leave the house without a bit of lipstick on! As you can imagine, with that scenario, I'm always looking for my next favorite lipstick. Because who wants to wear the same shade every day, right? Today's post, I get to share one of my favorite things , courtesy of Octoly--LOTS of great lipsticks from PUR Cosmetics, a brand that I'm rapidly falling in love with! Take a peek--I bet you'll find a couple of new loves too!


CHROME GLAZE HIGH-SHINE LIP GLOSS:

This lightweight, highly pigmented lip color utilizes gel technology to coat lips in vivid color and intense shine. The chrome-like gloss provides pigment without traveling or fading.
Available in 6 pretty shades, I have 5 to share with you today. From left to right:
  • Arm Candy
  • DIY
  • Rebel
  • Smarty Pants
  • Squad

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Arm Candy, DIY, Rebel, Smarty Pants and Squad

Now, I'll begin by saying this, I'm not a big fan of lip glosses in general. I find that a little too finicky to wear--either they're too sticky or not pigmented enough or I just can't find the right shade for my liking.

When coming to these 5 shades, I did find them to be a little sticky, as glosses general are, but less so than many I've tried. When it comes to pigmentation, I absolutely LOVE Rebel--a gorgeous wine shade that really stands out!

I should also mention the angled wand, shown below, which makes application quite a breeze. So, while I may not switch to glosses any time soon, I will be using a couple of these in combination with a couple of my more drying matte liquid formulas!




Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick

Dump those dry matte lipsticks. Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks provide sumptuous lip color in an innovative mousse texture that glides on with ease and coats lips in a rich and conditioning burst of color in a true matte finish. Designed with color perfecting technology, the formula does not flake or dry lips and provides a smooth and flawless finish. Soft, kissable lips and bold colour – it’s everything you want in a matte.


Available in 10 beautiful shades, I have 6 to share with you today! From left to right:

  • Addiction
  • Dutty Wine
  • Ever After
  • FBF
  • Innocent
  • Obsessed


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Addiction, Dutty Wine, Ever After, FBF, Innocent and Obsessed

As much as I'm ambivalent about the glosses, I love the Velvet Mattes in equal measure! If you've ever struggled with matte liquid lipsticks with too dry of a formula, I highly recommend giving these a try instead. The texture of these on the lips is just velvety smooth, even when completely dry and as such, they make for a really comfortable wear! As for lasting power, I have worn a couple through several outings where dinner was on the cards and they stood up pretty well--you may have to re-apply after a particularly greasy meal but other than that, they stay on quite nicely.

I'll let the picture below speak for itself when it comes to pigmentation. I'll just say this--I was quite impressed! Favorites, you ask? Of course, I love Addiction and Dutty Wine but I'm also really feeling Innocent and Obsessed!


TOP, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Addiction, Dutty Wine, Ever After, FBF, Innocent and Obsessed Velvet Matte Liquid LipsticksBOTTOM, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Arm Candy, DIY, Rebel, Smarty Pants and Squad Chrome Glaze High-Shine Lip Glosses

So there you have it, my darlings! You can pick up any of these gorgeous shades on PUR Cosmetics' website HERE for the price of $18.00 each. You can also find them at Ulta Beauty, Kohls and other fine retailers across the US--find a store HERE.

If you're outside of the US or Canada and want to get your hands on something from PUR Cosmetics, check out their options HERE.


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Are you a matte or glossy lip girl? Which of these pretty shades do you like best? Tell me which one in the comments section below!









****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****
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