Here is a quick recap of a few of my recent nail polish acquisitions =)
First off, I took advantage of the promotion that Zoya ran a couple of months ago, where you could buy three of their polishes, and only pay $10 shipping. Of course I couldn’t resist! I had never tried any Zoya polishes before this, so I figured it was the perfect time to try them out. And I picked up an extra as well of course =)
This is the extra polish that I bought that wasn’t included in the promo because it is one of their new “Pixie Dust” polishes called “Vespa”. It is a mossy green kind of colour with a hint of grey to it, but the really unique bit is the texture. These are the new textured polishes that everyone is coming out with this spring. They are gritty, matte and sparkly all at once. They do have a nice matte finish, and the glitter is really pretty, but boy the texture is weird! It took me a full day to get even a little bit used to having it on my fingers. I kept getting shivers down my spine whenever they would brush against anything. (I’m getting them now thinking about my nails brushing against my wool peacoat!). I did like it though, and I think next time I’m going to try it with my OCC Flatline matte topcoat to smooth it out a little bit. Here is a swatch.
What about you guys, have you tried the textured trend? What do you think?
“Meadow” is actually what I have on my nails right now. I’ll link my NOTD post here. I bought this one because it is so different from anything else that I have in my collection. It looks pale pink with beautiful golden shimmer running through it. I thought it would be perfect for a light spring look. It seems to apply a bit darker on the nail, but when I hold them up to the bottle it looks the same, so I don’t know what the trick is! It comes off as a bit more of a dusty rose colour, but the shimmer really glows. It is a beautiful polish that I think will be more versatile now and be wearable all through the year!
This one I obviously had to get. It’s my namesake polish! For those who don’t know, Zoya has a lot of polishes that are girls’ names, and it’s really fun to find the one that has your name. I was really happy to find my polish is this gorgeous sparkly red =D. In the bottle it is a rich red base with golden-orange chunkier shimmer (almost glitter, but not), running through it. On the nail the golden-orange doesn’t show very strongly. It comes off as a multi-dimensional red, and I am in love =D. You can see it on my nails here in my Valentines Day NOTD.
The last Zoya polish that I picked up was “Kimber”. My camera had trouble handling this one because it is so bright! It is a really vibrant pink, again with the nice gold shimmer running through it. This is what I could consider “Barbie Pink”. It is so amazing! I haven’t worn it yet, but I have a feeling it will be on my nails a lot this summer =)
Here are the polishes that I picked up at Sally’s and Walgreens:
First is Orly “Rage”. I can’t believe how long it took me to get this polish! It has been EVERYWHERE in the beauty world for probably the past year. I finally wound up getting it because they changed their packaging (boo! the new stuff looks cheap) and so Sally’s was having a promo where if you spent $3 you got an Orly polish in the old packaging for free! I rooted around in the basket until I found this one, and I was so happy it was there =) It is beautiful! A true rose gold metallic polish. You can see it on my nails here.
Here is the polish that I bought to get the Orly for free. It is China Glaze “Graffiti Glitter” from the Bitz ‘N Pieces collection. It drew me in with the rich green and black glitter. I have to say I was disappointed when I swatched it on my nail wheel to think of St. Patrick’s Day Ideas. I thought it was a black base packed with glitter, but it turns out it is a clear base with sparse green hexagonal glitter, smaller black hexagonal glitter, and black bar glitter. I’m sure I’ll find something that will make this great, but I’m not inspired as of yet.
This is another polish that I had been wanting, but not for quite as long. This is Essie’s “Beyond Cozy” from their latest holiday collection. I made myself be good and resisted buying it when it first came out, and then I regretted that as soon as it was sold out! So when I found it in my local Walgreens I wasn’t about to let it get away again! I can’t wait to try this one =)
Finally; here is a nail art kit that I bought from Nasty Nails. You can see the look I did with it here, as well as a review of the kit and the website!
What are your recent purchases? Have you been weak like me? haha.