Category Archives: Nail Polish Swatches & Reviews

OPI Never a Dulles Moment Swatches & Review

OPI Never a Dulles Moment Swatches Review

OPI Never a Dulles Moment from the Washington DC Collection is the kind of yellow that would make a canary shake its tail feathers while cocking its head to one side to look thoughtful!

Many people shy away from wearing yellow on their nails for fear of looking like they’ve been struck with a severe case of jaundice, but I urge everyone to try it a few times. Once you find the one with the right undertone, it’ll add that boost of ‘cheer’ that turns your half-empty glass into one that’s half-full.

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OPI Yank My Doodle Swatches & Review

OPI Yank My Doodle Swatches Review

Like pumpkin pies and spiced lattes, OPI Yank My Doodle from the Washington DC Collection is sending strong fall vibes!

Advertised as a tawny copper, this creme nail polish features a name that will make the 12-year-old in you giggle.

However, there’s nothing funny about the colour. It’s sophisticated and a departure from many of the hues that I’ve highlighted on the blog before, which is why I’m especially excited to do this review!

This colour is probably one that falls into the ‘granny chic’ category. What can I say? Grannies have good taste!

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Pretty Serious Comfy Y-Fronts Swatches & Review

Pretty Serious Comfy Y-Fronts Swatches Review

Pretty Serious Comfy Y-Fronts from the Brand New Undies Collection is a cobalt blue that packs more punch than Wonder Woman confronting a snarky villain.

This is the sort of blue for those dreary days when you’re in the mood for something vibrant and want a nail colour that’ll shake things up!

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Zoya Brynn Swatches & Review

Zoya Brynn Swatches Review

Zoya Brynn is a flamboyant pink from the Sunsets Collection that I love so much!

As you may already know, pink nail polish isn’t my favourite to wear, however, when I do sport one, I prefer it to be as vibrant as strawberry punch. (Yes, I’m clinging onto the last bits of summer as much as I can, even though autumn has my heart.)

P.S. If you’re looking for fall shades, be sure to check out my swatches of the entire Zoya Urban Grunge Collection: the One Coat Creams and the Metallic Holos. (You will fall madly in love with it, as I have!)

P.P.S. I’ve been quite busy lately, but I’ve been checking out the wonderful comments that you’ve left on the blog. Will get around to replying this weekend! Don’t worry – I haven’t forgotten about you. (That’s not possible!) Thanks for your support, understanding, and patience.

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OPI Stay Off the Lawn!! Swatches & Review

OPI Stay Off the Lawn Swatches Review

OPI Stay Off the Lawn!!, which is from the Washington DC Collection, is nothing to shake a stick at and be crabby about. 😉

The creme nail polish made this nail junkie’s heart beat faster. (Of course, this should come as no surprise, considering my love history with greens.)

Check out the rest of this post for a closer look and to see why it gets two green thumbs up from me!

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Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches (One Coat Creams)

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches One Coat Creams

The Zoya Urban Grunge Collection train keeps on chugging along!

Today, I have a peek at the second half, the One Coat Creams, which will be available to purchase on Zoya’s website starting August 15. (If you missed yesterday’s post, I shared with you swatches of the other half of the collection, the Metallic Holos.)

All of them applied like a dream and were indeed creamy as advertised. Highly opaque and shiny, you could get away with using a single coat, but out of habit, I applied two coats of each colour for my swatches.

These have the formula and pigmentation that I’ve come to expect from Zoya. They’re very consistent.

Mallory (blue) and Wyatt (green) were my favourites from the collection because they pack a colourful punch. However, be prepared to spend a little extra time removing Mallory because I found that it tends to get on your skin and cuticles. (After removing as much as you can, washing your hands several times will help to lift most of the blue.)

I also really enjoyed the vampy hues in this collection, Tara (purple) and Courtney (red) because they scream autumn to me.

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Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches (Metallic Holos)

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Swatches

Oh my stars – the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Metallic Holos are a sight to behold!

Officially launching on August 15 on Zoya’s website, the collection features an intense twinkling effect without the chunkiness you’d get with glitter.

Make sure you have something to wipe down your computer or cell phone because, if you’re like me, you are going to drool over these sparkly wonders.

All of them come alive on your nails and ignite like a crackling fire. They’re the kind of nail polishes that can distract you easily and make you check out your nails throughout the day.

Merida (green), Finley (purple), Britta (plum), and Ash (red) were my favourites from the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection because they were rich shades that pop!

The formula on these was excellent. I only needed to use two coats for all of them to achieve full opacity, with the exception of Alicia (silver and gold), which I used three coats.

As per usual, the pigmentation and consistency of Zoya nail polish is consistent and top-notch. They were all smooth and easy to paint with – as easy as cremes! They also have a forgiving formula, so you can paint over the same section a few times to even things out.

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