Category Archives: Nail Polish Swatches

Zoya Brooklyn Swatches & Review

Zoya Brooklyn Swatches & ReviewGold nail polish is very blingy, if you go for the yellow-toned variety. However, when you sport one that leans more to white gold like Zoya Brooklyn, it gives a more sophisticated look.

Brooklyn is one of the shades in the Zoya Awaken Collection, which I did a Quick Look post on previously.

This shade is very pigmented, and there’s a fragility about the colour that makes it look chic instead of tacky.

Back in the day (elementary school, to be exact!), I used to have a satin, long-sleeved t-shirt in this exact colour! Nobody else in my class wore anything like it, but I think that’s why I loved it. Haha, even if it was ridiculous to wear something like that to school, I did, and I felt confident and luxurious. I wonder where that shirt is now.

Side note: Brooklyn is my niece’s middle name, so when I first read the name of this nail polish, I immediately thought of her!

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Zoya Dillon Swatches & Review

Zoya Dillon Swatches & ReviewI don’t know about you, but when I saw “Dillon”, I thought of Dylan McKay (James-Dean wannabe) from the original series, Beverley Hills 90210. (It was very popular when I was in elementary school.)

Of course, he would never be caught wearing this shade. Too bad for him because Zoya Dillon from the Awaken Collection is all kinds of awesome!

This seafoam green is soft and has a seaside feel that makes me think of mermaids and sea glass.

It’s a very pretty addition to any nail-polish collection, and the finish is very pretty – it has a subtle sheen that I find to be very calming, like the ebb and flow of the ocean.

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Zoya Cole Swatches & Review

Zoya Cole Swatches & ReviewA peachy polish like Zoya Cole from the Awaken Collection makes me think of the spring and summer, when the weather’s warm and the sun peeks its head out of the clouds more.

It also reminds me of Creamsicles, sorbet, and frozen yogurt. (But sometimes my stomach blogs for Swatch And Learn!) ;)

This creamy pastel orange is a happy colour, and it’s perfect if you want your nails to be seasonally appropriate. (Then again, feel free to rock this even in the dead of winter or whenever you want. Nail polish is about having fun and self-expression, after all!)

Interesting factoid: I read on Zoya’s website that they originally released Cole during NYFW as Stella for Peter Som’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection.

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Rainbow Honey Sweet Talk Swatches & Review

Rainbow Honey Sweet Talk Swatches & ReviewYour eyes are like pools of mystery, waiting to be discovered like the beating of words against the drums of emotion.

Yeah, that’s right. I like being wooed in the most ridiculous way. None of that “Did you hurt yourself when you fell from heaven?” crap.

The weirder? The better!

In fact, a pet name I had for a then-boyfriend was “Sugar Possum”! Yeah, that kind of weird interests me. (His pet name for me was “Armadillo Pillow”, in case you were wondering.)

And Rainbow Honey Sweet Talk is an indie polish that strays enough from the ordinary to perk up my rabbit ears to make me take note!

It’s a really neat milky nail polish with fun glitter thrown in. If cookies and cream went to a snack party, I imagine this is how it would dress up. Yes, things like that happen in my mind. ;) (Oh, if only I told you everything that goes on in this ‘mush upstairs’, and you’d be running for the hills! Hehe!)

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Zoya Rebel Swatches & Review

Zoya Rebel Swatches & ReviewZoya Rebel is from the Awaken Collection, which is new for Spring 2014, and it’s one of those shades that also has an icy look to it.

On one hand, it reminds me of raindrops, but on the other hand, it conjures up mental images of icicles and Old Man Winter blowing cold air over the frigid land.

Unfortunately, yesterday, I woke up to lots of snow. On my way to work, I snapped a photo of the snow-covered plants. You may have seen the Instagram photo I posted. Yup – winter strikes back, indeed!

I’m still waiting for Mr. Winter to get the memo that he’s overstaying his welcome. He needs to share the calendar year with 3 others, y’know? C’mon! Sharing is caring!

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Zoya Hudson Swatches & Review

Zoya Hudson Swatches & ReviewZoya Hudson from the Awaken Collection that I shared a Quick Look post on is great for putting a little bit of spring onto your fingertips.

It’s a soft purple that makes me think of Easter, and the silver brings to mind little droplets of rain that you see on the windowpane, as you gaze outside on a spring evening.

(I really love doing that! The sound of rain is so relaxing, haha, unless you have to go to the washroom!) :P

This shade is just the manicure I needed to brighten my spirits because 2014 has been challenging so far on several personal levels.

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OPI Muppets World Tour Swatches & Review (Layered Over OPI Int’l Crime Caper)

OPI Muppets World Tour Swatches & ReviewOPI Muppets World Tour is from the Muppets Most Wanted Collection, and it gives your fingers plenty of bling!

Here, I’ve worn it over OPI Int’l Crime Caper, which is also from the same collection. I thought that it stayed in the colour family, but would add an ‘icy’ quality to the overall look.

How would you wear OPI Muppets World Tour?

What I found very interesting about OPI Muppets World Tour is that there are white, silver, blue, and pink pieces of glitter, which give it a cool, speckled appearance while still being very blingtastic!

I was able to photograph this polish in natural light, sunlight, and with my camera’s flash, so you can really see all the beauty it has to offer!

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