Category Archives: Nail Polish Swatches & Reviews

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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OPI Washington DC Collection Swatches

OPI Washington DC Collection Swatches

Give your nails the cosmopolitan treatment with the OPI Washington DC Collection for Fall/Winter 2016!

It officially launches in September, but many people have been able to get their hands on the colours earlier, so keep your eyes peeled like a banana for it.

In this post, I’ll show you the 12 shades, which will be permanent and one of the three limited-edition shades. All are great autumnal shades that make me excited about my favourite season!

I’ve also included the press release, so you can learn more about the inspiration behind this collection.

All of the colours in the OPI Washington DC Collection have good formulas and need 2-3 coats to achieve full opacity.

Hope that you’re all having a great weekend! 🙂 Either today or tomorrow, I’ll be announcing the three lucky winners to my 6-year blogiversary giveaway, so stay tuned!

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Pretty Serious Serious Business Collection Swatches

Pretty Serious Serious Business Collection Swatches

Bring a whole new meaning to getting dressed for work when you deck your nails with the Pretty Serious Serious Business Collection, which includes the six newest colours from my favourite indie nail-polish brand! (The collection is currently available on Pretty Serious Cosmetics’ website.)

With names like Epic Haul and HTF (also known as Hard to Find), the nail-polish enthusiast’s lingo is in full swing like a poodle skirt on the dance floor.

As a green lover, it will come as no surprise to you that Epic Haul (the leprechaun green with a pink/purple flash of shimmer) was my favourite. I also was mesmerized by HTF because the seductive black base helped the flakes to command the spotlight. No-Buy has a place in my heart because it’s the kind of red that looks like a crackling fire!

I used two coats to achieve full opacity for all of these polishes, except for Free Sample (the pale pink), which I used three coats to get the true-to-bottle colour.

The formula on all of them were easy to paint with. In particular, Epic HaulNo-Buy, and Destash had the smoothest formulas out of the bunch.

I love how this collection named “Serious Business” is whimsical and not stuffy like a corporate suit. There are plenty of twists in the mix that make it interesting!

P.S. If you haven’t entered already, make sure that you get your entry in for a chance to win 1 of 3 nail-polish prizes in my 6-Year Blogiversary Giveaway! (Open worldwide. Ends August 5th!)

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