Archive: Nails

Zoya introduces ‘Black Swan’ inspired finger nail polish!

Funny how life works out sometimes…

Growing up in the Soviet Union, a little girl named Zoya dreamed of being a ballerina and dancing to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Now, many years later, after a life immersed in music as a classical pianist and becoming a star in world of cosmetics, dreams have come true.

Enter the recent theatrical release of Black Swan. Early on in the film as the lead dancer, Nina (portrayed by Natalie Portman), prepares in her dressing room for a gala where she will be revealed to the masses as the new Swan Queen, a solitary elegant bottle of nail polish briefly takes over the screen. This is where the line between a little girls fantasy and reality blissfully blurs. The bottle shown is Zoya Nail Polish in a delicate shade of pink named Bela. (This is the perfect nail polish color! It is this beautiful baby pink color – I LOVE IT!)

Zoya Reyzis (founder of Zoya Nail Polish) and the Swan Queen of Swan Lake together at last.

Zoya Nail Polish can be found worldwide at quality salons and spas or online…http://www.zoya.com

Available in Bela and over 300 other long-wearing, beautiful colors, the healthy formula of Zoya Nail Polish is completely free of formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor.

Zoya is the new color of fashion!

Rockstar Nails!

Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Katy Perry and the cast of Glee! — Every popstar is rocking them and now you can too with Milani Cosmetics!

Music to your nails! Shine like your favorite rockstar with Milani Cosmetics ultra-chic Rockstar Nails Collection. Trendy celeb fans such as Kelis, Katy Perry and Rihanna have been styling this year’s hottest accessory with the help of Milani friends such as celebrity manicurist and makeup artist: Kimmie Kyees and Sharon Gault

Available for purchase at CVS drugstores and www.MilaniCosmetics.com

Retail, $4.99 each

I had never tried Milani nail lacquer and was really excited to try their Rockstar line. I love the colors and have always been a huge fan of glitter polish. Milani does not disappoint with super shiny glitter and super vibrant colors its the perfect way to add a little something to your wardrobe.

One of my favorites is Silver Dazzle a really pretty slate gray glitter color.

Disclosure: complimentary samples were sent to me to provide an honest review.

Jocelyn’s Christmas Must-Have Number 6!

For whatever reason, over the last year – my nails went from being strong and healthy to weak and brittle. I upped my vitamins, and headed to Target to find a solution for my unhealthy nails! I went straight for the Sally Hansen Complete Care line. I zeroed in on Complete Care Extra Moisturizing 4-IN-1 Treatment, which is a little miracle in a bottle! It fills the ridges, strengthens, improves growth and has a beautiful glossy shine!

I have used it both on it’s own, and as a base/top coat. I absolutely LOVE this product. It’s a bit on the spendy side (around $10) but it’s absolutely worth it. My nails stopped splitting and cracking, and they’ve been noticeably stronger!

This makes my Christmas Must-Have list because it’s such a great product. At around $10 – it would make the perfect stocking stuffer!


An additional perk is when you use it as a base/top coat, your polish lasts so much longer! I can wear fingernail polish for a week now before it starts chipping, and that’s quite a feat! This product makes fingernail polish last longer!

Complete Care Extra Moisturizing has everything that Complete Care Original has to offer PLUS an enriched complex of Avocado Oil and plant extracts that help hydrate, condition and restore flexibility to dry brittle nails. MORE! More »


I’m in love with Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Top Coat

I never EVER have the time to let my nail polish dry, so I’m always on the look out for products that speed the process up. I picked up Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri - and I’m in love! It dries my polish in minutes! (It says 30 seconds, but that’s not true at all). Give it like 5-10 minutes and your nails will be completely dry.

And that’s not the best part. It’s also anti-chip, so your polish will look amazing for much longer! I painted my nails on Monday – and today there’s not one single chip! That’s quite a fete for me, I’m very hard on my nail polish. During this holiday season when you’re cooking and cleaning – and washing your hands more than usual – you can count on this product to keep your nails gorgeous!

I picked it up for under $5 at Rite Aid. You can find it at your local drug store!