Thursday, May 10, 2012

Zoya Swatches

Sooooo... I got the makeup counter job I wanted. The one I only had a million interviews for. Well, 4. But still. The last one was a "structured phone interview" where they fire questions at you and don't give you any feedback at all. Nor can they clarify anything. It was kind of weird, but my boss said I passed with flying colors. Apparently 2 other people from other stores made it all the way up to the final phone interview like I did but they failed to get the job. Unlike me! It's nice to know that other people believe in me. It just makes me want to work extra hard to prove myself. I'm not sure I'm allowed to say what the company is. I don't see why it should be a problem, but when the lady comes to train me I'll ask her about it. It will probably be pretty easy to figure out eventually anyway seeing as most of my paycheck will go right back to them and I DO have a makeup blog. So yay me!

Well, this is SUPPOSED to be a makeup/nail blog. Although recently it seems to mostly be nail polish. And continues to be such with today's post.  I have swatches of the 7 nail polishes I picked up during Zoya's Earth Day sale. I'm excited because I loved them all. Usually there is at least one that disappoints me, but not this time!

From left- Kennedy, Wednesday, Zuza, Skylar, Lotus, Tru, and Rory
I guess I was in the mood for blues and purples!

All of the following swatches are 2 coats with no base or top coat. Sorry for the messy swatches. I still need to get a new clean-up brush.

Zoya Kennedy in the sun
Surprisingly this is one of my favorites. I hesitantly added it to my cart after really falling in love with swatches and I'm so glad. I LOVE it. It's a pink based nude while most others seem to be yellow based. I have my good friend Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetics Hoarders Unite to thank for my recent foray into nude polishes. If you don't already follow her, you should. She's amazing!

Zoya Kennedy in the shade
Zoya Wednesday in the sun
I can never get enough of this type of color. With creme finishes I usually have the urge to slap some glitter over them, but this one is pretty enough to be left alone. In case you missed my last post, I found a dupe of this one from Sinful Colors.

Zoya Wednesday in the shade
Zoya Zuza in the sun
This color was the one I was most excited for. It's a teal foil and completely different from anything in my collection. I love it.

Zoya Zuza in the shade
Zoya Skylar in the sun
Skylar is a dusty slate blue with multicolored shimmer flecks- mostly gold, pink and blue although they can tend to look silver. It is ridiculously pretty too.

Zoya Skylar in the shade
Zoya Lotus in the sun
I've been wanting this one forever! It has the same size shimmer flecks as Skylar, but they are pink.

Zoya Lotus in the shade
Zoya Tru in the sun
This is a similar concept to Lotus, but different enough I had to own them both. Tru has a more saturated red-violet base versus the dusty purple of Lotus. And instead of the pink shimmer, this one looks more reddish gold.

Zoya Tru in the sun
I guess I forgot to get a picture of this one in the shade!

Zoya Rory in the sun
Rory is another one that isn't my typical nail polish. I don't wear pinks that often, but when I do I prefer a bolder, more in-your-face color. This is a more delicate pink, but it's a foil and another that is completely unique in my collection. I'm so glad this one didn't disappoint.

Zoya Rory in the shade

And of course I could pass up an opportunity to assault you with cute pictures of my pug. She's sleeping in my mom's bed. My mom and her always take naps together; it's so cute.

So did you guys pick up any polishes during the Earth Day sale?  If you don't already have an account with Zoya you can use my link here. If you sign up using my link we each get a coupon for a free polish. If you use this coupon and add 2 more polishes to your order, you will get free shipping, too. So 3 nail polishes for $16 when with shipping would normally cost you about $30. Zoya always has the best deals. I love them!


  1. Congrats on the job!! And pretty swatches :)

  2. Yay for the job and I loved your pics! My favs are definitely Kennedy, Zuza, Rory, and Lotus. Heck, I love them all. I'm so with you on wanting to put glitter over every creme! hhahaha PS I love your pug...I used to "babysit" one for her family when they went on vacation and she was so frickin funny. She HAD to sleep in bed with me and she would try to (playfully) bite my face the whole time. I loved her!

    1. Aw, you should get a pug! You guys don't have any pets do you? I'm sure your boys would love it!

  3. Congrats on the job! What counter are you working at? I always thought that would be a fun ;) I love Lotus it look so amazing!

  4. Lotus and Tru look so awesome on you!

  5. Yay for a makeup-related job! Predictably, I like the two purples. :)

    1. Yay! :) I love purples too. I never realized how much i liked it until I saw that i have more purple polishes than any other color!

  6. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! Tru and Lotus are my favorite--totally love them. Purple has always been my favorite color! Super photo of your Pug. I have two dogs so always like to see photos of other people's pets. xo

  7. First of all, CONGRTS!!! I'm super happy for you! :D :D :D

    Secondly, I'm kind of jely that you can pretty much wear any color and it looks awesome on you. I especially love Skylar. Zoya has a really wonderful selection.

  8. I love Zoya too. How can all of these polishes look great on you? *Sigh* Great colour choices.
    Congratulations on the job! We all knew you'd get it! ;)

  9. Yayyy! Congrats on getting the job! That is so awesome. As for disclosure, I think technically with most companies you aren't allowed to comment on your position with them in any social media (at least that's how it was when I worked with one) but you're right... with some time, money, and an employee discount on their products, it may not be too hard to guess eventually where you work without even saying anything. ;-)

  10. Congrats on getting the job! That must be so great, i would love to do the same thing.
    I love all those colours! Skylar kinda reminds me on butter london's no more waitie katie.

  11. My favourites are Tru and Zuza! Congratulations on the job!

  12. awww your doggie is SO CUTE!!! :D congrats on the job!


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