Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Zoya, Pretty & Polished, and ManGlaze combo!

Hello!  Today I have Pretty & Polished Sand Art layered over Zoya Zuza.  I LOVED how this turned out!! I later used ManGlaze MatteAstrophe later, looked amazing!!
Let's start from the beginning. You can find Zuza here - - This is a Share the Love link, which is a way for me to earn points through them! So cool for me, but you guys can get something too!
See what Zoya wrote: Remember EVERYONE WINS with "Share the Love": When someone clicks on your personal link and sets up an online account, a $5 coupon a coupon for a FREE Bottle of Zoya Nail Polish will automatically be placed in their account and can be used immediately on their current order. TIP: If you use this coupon and add 2 more polishes to your order, you get free shipping too! The coupon will appear in the "My Coupons/ Promos" section of their "My Account" Page.

Pretty great deal! And actually I got a bottle of their Qtica Growth Stimulator (another link!) for the price of shipping (a $20 value!) through all their gifts of Share the Love points - didn't even do anything!  They give out points a lot, so it's easy to collect them to get something great!
This is 1 coat of Zuza.  It is a gorgeous teal with silver shimmer/frost through it.  I almost didn't show you, but I kind of wanted to because of how well the mani works with only 1 coat of the base!  I will redo this color later to show it properly, but for this mani, only doing 1 coat is a real time saver!  I obviously painted this quickly because I knew I'd be layering over it.


Next up, I added 1 coat of Pretty and Polished Sand Art.  Pretty & Polished, by Chelsea, can be found on Etsy HERE. She restocks quite a bit, but is on vacation for the next couple of weeks.  She posts information on her Facebook HERE.   I always rave about her formula because her polish applies perfectly and looks great! Her shipping is extremely quick too!  Overall, she has great creativity and I think if you purchase, you'll be extremely satisfied!

Here is her Etsy note:

"The shop will be stocked this Thursday night.
There will be over 700 polishes available!

Please read our new policies before placing an order!

International Shipping:
Currently, international shipping has been suspended until we can find a safer, more reliable means of shipping. We are working on getting this figured out ASAP. If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to message me and I will look into it.

When international shipping resumes, we will only put exactly what is in your package on the custom forms and the value of the contents. Postal regulations are very strict and the bad far outweighs the good in regards to fines and such.

As the buyers, you are responsible for any taxes, fees, and/or duties that are associated with international shipping. Pretty and Polished will not be responsible for any items that are taken by customs.

Again, we are working on finding a way to resume international shipping and we plan on having it available again soon.

Lost or Missing Packages:
All domestic packages are sent with tracking numbers. After the package has been received by the post office, it is out of our hands what happens to it. If you are having an issue with a package that was sent but isn’t showing that it has been delivered, or a package that shows delivered, but didn’t show up, please contact your local post office. If they are unwilling to help, as some are, please let us know if there is anything we can do. Currently, the USPS does not insure hazardous items.

Damaged on Arrival:
We are more than happy to exchange a polish that was damaged in shipping. We request that you send a picture of the broken polish within 24 hours of delivery. If there is something actually wrong with the polish itself, we will ask that you return the bottle to us for an exchange/refund. We can either send you a return label, or you can provide the shipping receipt and we can Paypal you the shipping costs back to you.

Keeping in mind the health and safety of our customers, we cannot accept polishes back for returns or exchanges. Most of our polishes have been swatched not only by us, but bloggers all over the web. A quick Google search will usually result in many pictures. Please look at as many pictures as you can before purchasing so you know what you are getting.

We usually try to ship out twice a week, depending on the day of the week our sales fall on.

Pretty and Polished packages are processed and shipped within 3-5 business days after initial purchase. Processing and shipping times do not include Holidays.


You may ask for additional services on your orders at your own cost (signature confirmation, etc.).

All polishes are individually wrapped in bubble wrap and mailed in a poly bubble mailer or a box filled with bubble wrap."

Tomorrow, May 31, she will open!  Sand Art is a gorgeous neon glitter mix!  There is purple, pink, yellow, blue - blue having two sizes.  Also, the purple is a little large too, and I feel it really pops against this teal!  Again this is 1 coat over Zoya Zuza.  I used Wicked Fast for my top coat.  This did leave a texture, but the name is Sand Art, lol, so I thought it was kind of cool!

For the rest of the pictures, I did apple Seche Vite to smooth it out.  It still had a slight texture, but was a lot better than only Wicked Fast, as this glitter really absorbs the top coat!

And then my friend, Bea, told me to matte it!  What a wonderful idea!!!  Why do I always forget about my beautiful MatteAstrophe!!!  ManGlaze makes the best mattes :-)

You can find MatteAstrophe HERE on Amazon, along with others.  If you order through Amazon, use the code and follow the information below to receive the 10% discount.
  • Save 10% on each participating item when you spend $10.00 or more on ManGlaze Matte Nail Polish offered by ManGlaze INK.. Enter code OCCUPYME at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)

You can find their Facebook HERE.  And can also order through Facebook, HERE.  Facebook already has the prices with the discount, listed as $11.82 for MatteAstrophe plus shipping.
Today was a long post, but I hope you loved this look!  I can't get over how gorgeous Sand Art is!  And I loved the combo of the three together! 

Hope you have a great day!
Much Love,