Thursday, October 16, 2008

Zoya Hot Lips!

I'm so excited to post about this. It's about makeup but still nail polish related!

I really like Zoya's nail polish, but it wasn't until recently I that I tried Zoya's Hot Lips lipgloss. I have a bit of a lipgloss obsession. Ask anyone who's looked in my purse and they'll attest to the fact that I have 15 or 20 liplosses in there at any given time. I think Hot Lips and I were meant to be, because it was love at first... swipe? Damn, that was cheesy. Remind me not to do that again.

Let me tell you what I like about Hot Lips. Bullet-style:

  • Awesome color selection
  • Moisturizing
  • No wand applicator (slightly more sanitary!)
  • They're flavored
  • They're inexpensive
  • They're not too sticky
  • They don't need to be reapplied every five minutes
  • They have cute names
These are more like a tinted balm than a gloss- they're really thick, smooth and glossy but not as sticky as my beloved MAC Lipglass. The shimmer shades aren't the least bit gritty. I really love the scent and flavor also. I can't quite put my finger on what it smells like... It reminds me heavily of those red, white and blue popsicles that I love to eat in the summertime. Somewhat fruity but not overpowering. I can't buy a lipgloss that isn't scented, and I was incredibly happy to learn that these smell and taste good, yay!

There aren't a whole lot of negatives about this product. In fact, I can only think of two:
  • They're so thick and balm-like that when it's cold out you have to squeeze the tube kinda hard to get the gloss to come out.
  • Some of the tubes have flat applicators (which are difficult to spread with) but some have round (much easier!).
I mentioned that they have a great color selection. They really do! I love every single shade I've tried, and they have shades varying from deep creme purples to light shimmery pinks and everything in between. Here are the ones I have:

(As always, click the images to enlarge. I leave them huge on purpose!)

Sparkle, Glimmer, Shimmer, Frosting, Blog, Starlet.

Alias, Voodoo, Visa, Exquisite, Girlygirl, Marachino, Disguise.

Take a look at the shimmer in these. It's stunning!

They're shimmery but *not* glittery. No chunks!!

The blue shimmer in Exquisite is so nice.

You know what else is cool? Matching your lipgloss to your nail polish.



Sparkle Gloss.

Shimmer, Glimmer and Sparkle.

I'm surprised that a company that makes awesome nail polish makes awesome lipgloss, too. I'm not a fan of OPI's lipgloss or Essie's lipgloss, so I wasn't expecting these to be so... freakin' sweet?

In case you're contemplating trying some of these, the codes are still good for a little while!
Code holiday for 10% off, or visit The Polish Poll to get a code for three free polishes (or basically a $20 credit).

You can purchase these directly from


  1. I love dark lipglosses and lipsticks so I would have to check out Visa.

  2. I'm so glad you posted this-- I have been looking at these this week! Thank you!

  3. Hey Scrangie, what three polishes are those?

  4. Atiyah, Visa is really nice, I think you'll like it!

    Kimmydarling, you're welcome! I've been meaning to post this for a while, but now seems to be very good timing :D

    Melanie, they're Shimmer, Glimmer and Sparkle Gloss topcoat :) Aren't they super pretty??? I love 'em!!

  5. scrangie, and fellow NPaholics, i am really sorry but i need to vent to people who care a tiny bit. as some of you may know im still kind of a newb i guess well i am a newb, two months into "the addiction" and i have just placed my first trans design order *ducks* anyways, so i want to feed my habit so i get a job go buy a damn prepaid mastercard for $50 and place an order after hard decision making at 5am on monday (i came up with operation colour and some halloween stuff and such).then i decide that it would be safe to check my balance on the card. 55 cents i beleive is my balance. anyways after reading TD's policy carfully i remembered that it takes "72 hours to process an order" so this morning i politly emailed asking where my tracking # was. went to work just came home from my first salon trip in years (the nail tech commented on my awsome natural nails...sweet:) came home just now with a pretty awsome funky french on my natural nails to an emailsaying MY MASTERCARD WAS DECLINED! W...T...F

  6. Wow....your pics are fab as usual....

    Might have to try a few of those...

    And, I think you are thinking of "bomb pops" I love those too, and the ice cream truck song is running through my mind now lol

  7. How do you think these compare to Chanel Glossimer besides cheaper and scented? Do you need to layer the darker colors over a lipstick or are they good to go? I am fine either way, but sometimes I like to layer. I feel like I am doing something special and I get to use more of my products. LOL!

  8. OMG that is so cool!
    They look awesomely pretty!

  9. have you tried mac tinted lip conditioner? it's my new HG!

  10. I am in awe! I've tried their gloss once before but I am always drawn to the colors. Of course they have tons of pinks so that is why :)

  11. scrangie, my dahling, please do not make me go buy more lipgloss and nailpolish? I'm trying to stick to a low-buy, but you iz not helping!


  12. Danielle, OH NO!!! I've had that happen to me before with a pre-paid card that I got as a gift. :( NO ONE would take it! I tried using it at the gas station, at the grocery store, online, and nope, no dice. I'm so sorry that happened to you :( :( :(

    Katee, me too, I love the blue reflection :)

    Deborah, thanks!! Oh, Bomb Pops!!! That's it!! I couldn't remember the name but I remembered exactly how they taste, hee hee :D

    Tarotbydiana, these feel a lot more moisturizing than Glossimer, and some of the shades aren't as sheer as Glossimer shades. With the darker shades like Visa, Marachino and Alias, I've found that they stay somewhat sheer unless you apply a lot- the definitely add a lot of color but with some you can still see your lips through the color, unlike some of the full coverage glosses I've tried. I think a lot of these would be good for layering, that gives me ideas... hmmm.... :D

    Sanna, yay! They are very pretty :D I'm addicted lol.

    Sara, oh yes!! I looove MAC tinted lip conditioner!! I still use my old Summerfete and I have them in stick and pot form :) They rock and I think MAC vanilla is one of my favorite scents in the UNIVERSE! <3

    Hailey, I have thing for pink gloss too! Girlygirl is especially nice. I don't think they have a any 'blah' shades, bonus! :D

    Gymnasygirly, tee hee! Sorry! Every time I try to put myself on a low or no-buy I end up binging on makeup after about a week XD Dangerous thing for me to do :D

  13. Aaaaah! More to put on the wish list... :D

  14. I (stupidly) thought the words on the pictures were of finishes, not names. I think "shimmer" was what threw me! That and the fact that Zoya polishes are usually called girls' names. Thanks for clearing that up, Scrangie! I might just have to get those!

  15. Sminkan, uh oh! :D

    Melanie, ah that's okay! No worries! I would have done the same thing- they're strange names! :)

  16. how many coats for shimmer, glimmer did you have to us? I am not a big fan of sheers..but those look great.

  17. Hey Anonymous :) Those are three thin coats. I'm not a fan of sheers either, but these colors look nice when you build them!

  18. are zoya nail polish removers good at all? I'm trying to justify spending 55$ on nail polish...for the free shipping.

  19. Anonymous, Zoya Remove+ is awesome. It takes a little bit longer than regular remover, but it's so gentle, never dries out your nails and smells amazing. I'd highly recommend it!

    I always get suckered in by the free shipping. =X

    Qtica's intensive cuticle repair balm is awesome too, and I also love the Half Time quick dry drops!

  20. do they have an ingredients list for the lipglosses? lol sorry for so many ????'s

  21. Any coupon codes that you know of, too or colors you highly suggest before I make my order?

  22. Not a problem :D

    I don't see one on the website, but my tubes say:

    Polybutene, octylodecanol, polydecene, microcrystalline wax, flavor, saccharin, hydrogenated polyisobutene, palmitic acid, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben,
    May contain: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, red 6 lake, red 7 lake, yellow 5 lake, blue 1 lake, manganese violet, ultramarines, carmine.

  23. Only code I know of is this one:
    Purchase a 0.5oz Qtica Natural Nail Growth Stimulator
    and Receive a FREE 0.5oz Tube of Qtica Solid Gold Cuticle Oil Gel ($11 retail value)..

    Just click on the Qtica Nail Growth Stimulator Link , and add one bottle to your
    shopping cart. Then enter the Word " GOLD " in the Enter Code# box in your shopping
    cart and press the "Update" button.

    This promotion is not valid with any other promotions, coupons or free gift items.
    Limit one deal per order. This is a WEB only promotion and may be removed at any time.

    But you can't combine that with the regular GWPs.

    My favorite colors from Zoya: Yasmeen, Ki, Trixie, Anastasia, Kiki, Richelle, Lindsay, Whitney, Hope, Delilah, Suvi, Rea, Freja... I could go on for a while hehe :D

  24. okay my first purchase: HAYDEN, REA, KIKI, HOPE, ROXY, YASMEEN,KOTORI, TRIXIE, YUMMY AND SHIMMER. I hope this is a good variety. I usually like my fav is Ulta's toulene-free glitter called After Party. I also have 2 more of their glitters, which aren't bad. So I'm in some serious need of new polishes being i'm a npolish freak and I like shimmers, glitters, and purples and exotic nails. I never go to a salon, I have great nails : )

  25. Anonymous, that's awesome! It sounds like we have similar tastes :)

    Roxy is especially awesome, how could I forget that one??? I think you'll love it!


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