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Zoya Cecilia Swatches & Review

Zoya Cecilia Swatches & ReviewSomebody pinch me because the formula of Zoya Cecilia from the Island Fun Collection is so dreamy, it manages to steal my attention away from the smouldering Giorgio Armani models for those men’s fragrance ads! 😉

If you’re looking for a teal that leans more on the green side, Zoya Cecilia will have your pulse racing like your nails are on the track and caught sight of the checkered flag waving.

Once again, Zoya has nailed the creme formula, and it performs like a luxury polish without the high price tag. Total winner through and through!

P.S. In case you missed yesterday’s post, I shared my Shark Nail Art Tutorial to kick off Shark Week!

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Zoya Talia Swatches & Review

Zoya Talia Swatches & ReviewZoya Talia from the Island Fun Collection is a gorgeous turquoise-blue creamy dream!

It’s a turquoise with a deeper sky blue mixed in, and I think this shade would be flattering on many different skin tones.

(In real life, this polish has a touch more green in it than my camera could pick up.)

Zoya Talia reminds me of those days when you can’t spot a single cloud in the sky.

I was tempted to paint a little bird flying on each nail, but sometimes a polish is so pretty, you just have to admire it all on its own.

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Zoya Serenity Swatches & Review

Zoya Serenity Swatches & ReviewLike a tulip, Zoya Serenity from the Island Fun Collection is simple, but nonetheless very beautiful!

This bold purple defies seasons and is the type that I can picture nailphiles of all ages sporting because it’s fun and adds the necessary dash of colour to the fingertips like savoury seasoning in a favourite recipe.

Truth be told, years ago, I didn’t go gaga over too many cremes compared to flashy glitters and shimmers.

As I’m getting older (and happily so!), I’m learning to appreciate the beauty in simplicity, as I feel like the world is already so crowded with loud voices that are competing to be heard. In the end, they can get muffled and distract from what’s really important.

Sometimes the softest whisper and humility can gain the most attention.

While Zoya Serenity isn’t the loudest nail polish with the craziest finish, I enjoyed wearing it. It’s simple. It’s straight-forward. It’s still ‘my style’ because of the bold colour, yet the finish allows the hue to remain in the spotlight. (It’s like a supporting acting role.)

P.S. Remember to enter my worldwide giveaway for your chance to win the China Glaze Baby Beats Micro Mini Set! The clock is ticking, and the giveaway closes on Friday June 19, 2015 at 11:59 pm EDT.

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Zoya Isa Swatches & Review

Zoya Isa Swatches & ReviewTalk about a Wow Polish! Zoya Isa from the Paradise Sun Collection is a stunner, and the whole time I wore this manicure, I found myself admiring my nails like a vain polish peacock.

It’s also a bit of a chameleon because at first, I thought it was purple (and it is), but then in other lighting, it reminded me of a royal blue.

If you want a show-stopping polish, this is definitely it. Majestic doesn’t even begin to describe the colour!

P.S. A shout-out to my friend and fellow nailphile, Rob! This is a polish that made me think immediately of you. :) I can see you rocking this, just as you seem to pull off many shades so easily!

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Zoya Paradise Sun Collection Swatches & Photos

Zoya Paradise Sun CollectionYesterday, I showed you quick swatches and bottle shots of the Zoya Island Fun Collection.

Today, here are quick swatches and bottle shots of the other half of the summer shades in the Zoya Paradise Sun Collection!

The six colours in this collection are: Aphrodite, Mae, Isa, Oceane, Selene, and Genesis.

(For detailed information on the whole collection, check out the official Zoya Paradise Sun Collection press release I posted earlier.)

All of them feature a gorgeous metallic sparkle that’s so vivid on the nails.

(I’ve already worn Zoya Isa, and I’ll be doing an in-depth review on that one soon.)

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Zoya Island Fun Collection Swatches & Photos

Zoya Island Fun CollectionThe Zoya Island Fun Collection I blogged about earlier that launched in May consists of six cremes: Demetria, Nana, Serenity, Talia, Cecilia, and Jace.

(You may remember that I wore Jace earlier, and absolutely loved that green!)

In this post, I share with you some photos and quick swatches of all six colours in the Zoya Island Fun Collection.

This collection really spells summer to me, and the cremes glide on easily with a wonderful formula!

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OPI Make Light of the Situation Swatches & Review (Layered Over Zoya Jace)

OPI Make Light of the Situation Swatches & ReviewOPI Make Light of the Situation from the SoftShades 2015 Collection is an iridescent glitter topper that layers over any colour to give it that ‘Ice Capades’ effect.

At the time, my existing manicure was Zoya Jace, so I experimented by putting one layer on top to see how it would transform the finish.

I like how it lights up a manicure and adds a touch of Snowflake Princess to your nails.

It would look very cute over pinks and icy over blues. And whites would look that much more snow-like. But I’d be curious how it plays with taupes, browns, greys, and oranges.

P.S. The name of the polish appeals to me because it’s part of my life philosophy. No matter how much you struggle with bad apples and no matter how many people you encounter who suffer from the Tall Poppy Syndrome who try to bring you down to their low, bitter level, you have to always find a way to rise above it and to ‘make light of the situation’, whether it’s staying positive or finding the humour in it all. Humour is a great coping mechanism, but it can also help you to thrive!

P.P.S. Anderson Cooper appears in this post!

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