The Zoya Awaken Collection for Spring 2014 is full of cute colours that are definitely very appropriate for the warmer weather that’s hopefully coming soon! (I’m so over you, Winter!)
There are 6 gorgeous shades, and I think it should be obvious that my favourites are the green, blue, and purple. However, I’m also really digging that pale cantaloupe!
Check out my quick swatches of the Zoya Awaken Collection, and then come back later when I review them in-depth after I’ve worn them as full manicures.
I’m not as familiar with neutral nail polishes as I am with bold colours, but I’m liking them more and more because they can make your whole hand look elegant. Plus they’re super easy to match with everything in your wardrobe!
The Zoya Naturel Collection features 6 shades that are office-appropriate, even in the most conservative establishments.
If you’ve ever painted your nails with Zoya, you know that they have great formulas, and these cremes are no exception – like butter!
Today, I’ll be giving you a Quick Look post on the Zoya Naturel Collection. (In a future post, I’ll provide in-depth reviews and more swatches.)
In October 2013, I did a Quick Look post on Nicole by OPI Love My Pups, which is from the Carrie Underwood Collection that was released January 2014.
It’s been a while, but I’m finally bringing you my full review on it!
You know me – the louder a polish is, the more I’m drawn to it like a moth to a flame.
But, as you may have remembered me saying a few times, I’m beginning to develop a soft spot for subtle shades. (Maybe someone’s lacing my water with something?)
Whatever it is, I’m really enjoying how clean and chic a soft shade can look. There’s a natural elegance about it.
The next little while, I’m going to be incredibly busy as I’m moving verrrry soon – it’s right around the corner! (It’s a very exciting, but stressful time, too. I bought my first home!)
But I didn’t want to take a hiatus from blogging during this time because I love doing this.
Readers like you are really important to me, so I’m going to try my best to keep my Monday-to-Friday blogging schedule for as long as I can before I move. It’s going to be quite a juggling act, though, as I have a full-time job, and I also do freelance jobs. I don’t know how things are going to pan out, but you can be sure that I’ll try my best to minimize any blogging gaps. (Please bare with me if it takes me longer than usual to reply to comments left on my blog and social media.)
For this reason, due to time constraints, I’ve decided to put together some Quick Look posts, since a lot of you seem to like them. (Haha, you’ll see from the upcoming posts that I have a lot of new polishes!) Also, I have some photos from manicures I wore before, but never reviewed on here. So I’m going to pull them out.
In today’s post, I have for you the Nicole by OPI Roughles Collection, which features texture nail polishes that are fun, Easter-y, textured, and speckled. In addition to bottle shots, you’ll also see some quick swatches! Enjoy! (Please stay tuned in the future for my in-depth reviews and swatches.)
OPI I Just Can’t Cope-acabana is from the Brazil Collection, and it’s the most pigmented yellow nail polish I’ve ever worn!
I was very surprised because, going into the painting process, I was expecting to need to use 4 coats. (A lot of yellows I’ve tried in the past need multiple coats to get decent coverage.)
OPI I Just Can’t Cope-acabana only needed 2 medium coats to get the coverage you see in this photo and the other ones in this post! Zero streakiness at this point. Colour me impressed!
P.S. Today is the LAST DAY to enter my OPI Brazil Collection giveaway for Canadians! Be sure to get your entry in by 11:59 pm EST!
A couple of days ago, I shared with you my review on OPI I Love Applause, which is a pale pink from the OPI Muppets Most Wanted Collection.
Although I enjoyed wearing the soft shade solo, I was way too tempted by OPI Let’s Do Anything We Want!, which is from the same collection.
So, what did I decide to do? Anything I wanted! (Haha, I couldn’t resist.)
I layered just a single coat of glitter over the pink base, and I think they played well together. Rather than a contrasting look like what I showed you yesterday using Rainbow Honey XOXO over Zoya Song, these two OPI nail polishes are more similar and complement each other in a softer way.
What do you like more? Contrasting or complementing glitter combinations? (I like both, and it usually depends on my mood when it comes to which one I choose to wear.)
P.S. Remember, Canadians, you still have until February 28 at 11:59 pm EST to enter my OPI Brazil Collection giveaway!
P.P.S. By the way, thank you so much for voting for me in the Nicole by OPI nail-art challenge that I blogged about before. Your support meant so much to me, and I’m already planning a way to give back to my loyal readers again. Stay tuned! You won’t want to miss it! (Although I didn’t win the contest, my readers made me feel like a winner, which is the real prize – THANK YOU!)
Red and blue is one of my favourite nail-colour combinations because there’s so much contrast, and it always reminds me of Wonder Woman.
(Haha, when I wear this combination, I think to myself, “I am Wonder Woman!” It’s funny how nail polish can do that to me.)
So when I was looking in my Helmer for what to pair with Rainbow Honey XOXO from the Sweet Talk Collection, my eyes darted from drawer to drawer, seeking out a strong blue. (I ended up choosing Zoya Song.)
You could layer this over so many different shades, but I was in the mood for something in-your-face, and this combination certainly fits the bill.