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Finger Paints Picnic In The Park Swatches

Hey guys! Happy Monday! Today’s post is on a collection I’ve had for a month or so now but didn’t get around to it until yesterday. Here’s a cute collection from a great brand: Finger Paints Picnic In The Park.

First up is One In A Melon.

Finger Paints One In A Melon

One In A Melon looked kinda red to me just by looking at the bottle but I’m glad it’s actually not. It’s a really dark strawberry pink. The finish on this is super shiny. Formula is good and it dries pretty quick. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints One In A Melon (in shade)

Finger Paints One In A Melon (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints One In A Melon (close-up)

Next we have Frosty Lemonade.

Finger Paints Frosty Lemonade

Frosty Lemonade is a bright yellow crème shade with the same shiny finish as One In A Melon. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Frosty Lemonade (in shade)

Finger Paints Frosty Lemonade (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Frosty Lemonade (close-up)

Up next is You’re So Antsy.

Finger Paints You’re So Antsy

You’re So Antsy is made up of black and white square and hex glitters packed in clear base. This would look good over any of the creme shades in this collection. Formula is good and it dries pretty quick. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Finger Paints You’re So Antsy (in shade)

Finger Paints You’re So Antsy (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints You’re So Antsy (close-up)

Then there’s Sweet Spring.

Finger Paints Sweet Spring

Sweet Spring is a light pink crème shade with the same shiny finish as One In A Melon and Frosty Lemonade. It struck me as almost being pastel pink but not quite. I think I have a similar shade somewhere in my stash from the same brand. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Sweet Spring (in shade)

Finger Paints Sweet Spring (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Sweet Spring (close-up)

Next we have Grassy Knoll.

Finger Paints Grassy Knoll

Grassy Knoll is a light pink crème shade that I didn’t care for really. It has the same shiny finish as with the other crème shades in the same collection. Formula for this is on the thinner side compared to the other 3 crème shades. It showed slight streaking on the first coat but evened out with another layer. I dinged the bottom of the nail on one side against the wall right before I took these shots. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Grassy Knoll (in shade)

Finger Paints Grassy Knoll (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Grassy Knoll (close-up)

Lastly, here’s Picnic Basket.

Finger Paints Picnic Basket

Picnic Basket is a pretty glitter shade made up of red and white square glitter. Formula is good but the glitter is more sparse than You’re So Antsy and I ended up having to fish and dab the glitters out onto my nails. Shown is one coat with no top coat

Finger Paints Picnic Basket (in shade)

Finger Paints Picnic Basket (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Picnic Basket (close-up)

Overall? Not bad. The formula is pretty decent overall. I wish that I didn’t have to fish out the glitter pieces in Picnic Basket but it’s a pretty common thing with glitter shades from many other brands.

These should be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for around $5.99 each or less if it’s on sale.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Caronia Rosy Glow

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been sporadic with posting. The weather has been crazy here lately with all the storms and tornadoes. Usually after hectic times like that, blogging is the last thing on my mind. It cleared up for a little bit but we’re about to get rough weather again. I thought I’d squeeze this post in before the madness starts. Here’s Caronia Rosy Glow.

Caronia Rosy Glow

Rosy Glow is a pastel pink creme shade from the Caronia Expressions Collection for summer in 2013. I find this pink to be a leaning on the dusty pink side because of the tinge of purple I get from it. This one went on my nails less sheer and less streaky than other shades from this brand such as Delicate. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Caronia Rosy Glow (in shade)

Caronia Rosy Glow (direct sunlight)

Caronia Rosy Glow (close-up)

This is available in all leading department stores, supermarkets, drugstores, and health & beauty shops in the Philippines nationwide. You can also check out other shades from their core collection online. They also carry some hand and foot care items.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Caronia Fresh Mint

Hey guys, I’m back with another shade from a nail polish brand in the Philippines, Caronia. Here’s Caronia Fresh Mint.

Caronia Fresh Mint

Fresh Mint is a pastel green creme shade from the Caronia Expressions Collection for summer in 2013. It’s almost a jade green shade to me. The yellowish line of pigment you see in the shots below are from the nail polish settling for almost 2 years without use. Even though nail polish starts to settle and separate, it’s still good to use after giving it a good shake and letting the bubbles settle before applying onto nails (as you can see I have a few tiny bubbles because I didn’t wait after shaking it). This one went on my nails a little streaky but it evened out nicely with more coats. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Caronia Fresh Mint (in shade)

Caronia Fresh Mint (direct sunlight)

Caronia Fresh Mint (close-up)

This is available in all leading department stores, supermarkets, drugstores, and health & beauty shops in the Philippines nationwide. You can also check out other shades from their core collection online. They also carry some hand and foot care items.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Caronia Delicate

Hey guys, I’m back! I’ve been away on my honeymooniversary trip recently to St. John, USVI so I apologize for the lack of posts. We delayed going on our honeymoon as we had several out-of-town guests still hanging around after the wedding last year. I only had time to quickly swatch this shade I’m sharing for today as I stumbled on it recently. I’ve had this for a while now but haven’t gotten around to using it. Here’s Caronia Delicate.

Caronia Delicate

Delicate is a creamy ivory or off-white shade. This one went on my nails a little streaky but it evened out nicely with more coats. Shown is 3 generous coats with no top coat.

Caronia Delicate (in shade)

Caronia Delicate (direct sunlight)

Caronia Delicate (close-up)

This is available in all leading department stores, supermarkets, drugstores, and health & beauty shops in the Philippines nationwide. You can also check out other shades from their core collection online. They also carry some hand and foot care items.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Zoya Delight Swatches

I managed to get an entire collection in this past weekend and it just so happens to be from Zoya. I really like these shades a lot as they are very Spring-y and perfect for Easter. In random order, here are swatches for Zoya Delight Collection.

First up is my favorite, Daisy.

Zoya Daisy

Daisy caught my eye immediately being that it’s a bright yellow shade. This is one of the few yellows I’ve seen done right with a shimmer finish. It is described as “a refreshing lemon merengue yellow metallic with an energizing turquoise metallic flash”. The shimmer looks like it’s a hint of green or silvery green. I find the formula for this really good and it dried pretty fast. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Daisy (in shade)

Zoya Daisy (direct sunlight)

Zoya Daisy (close-up)

Next we have Lillian.

Zoya Lillian

Lillian is a pastel blue shade that’s a bit light for the Easter theme but works perfectly as a Spring shade. It is described as “a faded aquamarine with a glossy cream finish”. Formula is good and more opaque than I thought. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Lillian (in shade)

Zoya Lillian (direct sunlight)

Zoya Lillian (close-up)

Then we have Leslie.

Zoya Leslie

Leslie is a pretty purple or lilac shimmer that glows. It has a silvery green shimmer that ends up giving this shade a bit of a duochrome finish. This is described as “a soft spring lavender metallic with an energizing turquoise flash”. Formula is slightly creamier than the others in this collection. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Zoya Leslie (in shade)

Zoya Leslie (direct sunlight)

Zoya Leslie (close-up)

Next up is Tiana.

Zoya Tiana

Tiana is the green version of Tiana in color and finish. It is described as “a pistachio gelato green in a glossy cream finish”. I find it to be more sheer than I thought it would be but the formula is self-leveling. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Tiana (in shade)

Zoya Tiana (direct sunlight)

Zoya Tiana (close-up)

Up next is Rayne.

Zoya Rayne

Rayne is the blue version of Leslie. I am loving the shimmer in this shade. It’s like it has a hint of green in it. It is described as “a dewy, spring blue metallic with an energizing turquoise metallic flash”. Formula is beautiful as with most from this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Rayne (in shade)

Zoya Rayne (direct sunlight)

Zoya Rayne (close-up)

Last up is Eden.

Zoya Eden

Eden is a bright pink shade that lots of little girls would love in their Easter basket! I love how creamy and glossy this shade looks. It is described as “a classic spring flower pink in a glossy cream finish”. Formula is just like Leslie — really nice and creamy in application. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Zoya Eden (in shade)

Zoya Eden (direct sunlight)

Zoya Eden (close-up)

I love all of the shades in this collection. I’m disappointed when companies tend to play it safe and redundant with their Spring collections. The only thing that is possibly redundant in this collection is that there are 2 blues. Maybe they could’ve swapped one for orange but Zoya has several good orange shades already.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*