Tag Archives: spring 2012

what’s new at payless: spring 2012 edition

I’m trying to distract myself from the Duke/Carolina basketball game by blogging about some new and gorgeous shoes at Payless.

Here are my favorites so far are in the gallery below:

My number one favorite has to be the Christian Siriano for Payless Anna Wedge Bootie. It’s not usually my “style” but I just can’t enough of its modern lines and cool texture. And at under $70, not a bad price (and that’s with no coupons)!

Most of the shoes in the gallery can be found here.  Images courtesy of Payless.com.

What do you think of Payless’ spring new arrivals? Anything you’d consider purchasing?

Don’t forget, Payless often has prom codes/coupons as well as their infamous BOGO 50% sale. Get on their email list for codes and latest arrivals.

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review: zoya charisma nail polish

I recently had a chance to try Zoya nail polish for only the price of shipping. This was the very first to try Zoya, and I must say, I’m impressed with their range of colors. It’s almost spring and so it’s time to break out the ultra bright colors! Whoohoo!

Being a lady obsessed with pinks, reds, and purples (and the occasional glitter or grey polish), I picked Zoya Charisma to try, a rich and bright purple, pink, magenta, slightly neon, matte color. Unfortunately I don’t think I accurately captured how beautiful this color is in real life.

Things to note about Charisma:

  • I wore the color for about a week. It started chipping after 2 days of wear.
  • I wore the nail polish on clean nails. 2 layers of charisma followed by 1 layer of top coat (my current favorite is Ulta topcoat).
  • The polish actually dries matte, but becomes glossy after you apply topcoat.
  • The polish dried fairly quickly and isn’t too thick when applied, which is really great because it helps you avoid bubbles in the polish.
  • The color itself is amazing. Depending on angle and intensity of light, it looks more purple, sometimes pink, sometimes magenta, and sometimes neon.
  • It’s one of my favorite nail polish colors but I am disappointed that I can only wear it chip-free for a few days.

Here are some pictures:

Zoya Charisma
Zoya Charisma (hadn't cleaned up the edges yet)
Zoya Charisma
Zoya Charisma
Zoya Charisma
Zoya Charisma

What do you think of this color? Have you ever tried Zoya nail polish?