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Zoya Sunset Swatches

Hey Guys! Hope that this long weekend is serving you well! I’m heading down to spend time with my husband’s family tomorrow. My friend’s yellow lab is keeping me busier than usual but I managed to squeeze in a good amount of gardening (well, pulling weeds….LMAO!). For today’s post, here are swatches for the Zoya Sunset Collection.

First up is Brynn.

Zoya Brynn

Brynn is a hot pink crème. It is described as “a popsicle pink with a densely saturated, buttery smooth application” and “the epitome of happy carefree color!”. When I see this, I think of it as Barbie’s older sister pink. It’s more fuchsia or magenta than the regular Barbie hot pink. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Brynn (in shade)

Zoya Brynn (direct sunlight)

Zoya Brynn (close-up)

Next we have Ness

Zoya Ness

Ness is a an almost pastel-y jade green crème. It is described as “a softened jade green with a hint of blue to make it wearable for all skin tones” and “reminiscent of sea glass found on your favorite beaches!”. Formula is a little streaky or slightly chalky on the first coat but it evened out at the second coat. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Ness (in shade)

Zoya Ness (direct sunlight)

Zoya Ness (close-up)

Next up is Dixie.

Zoya Dixie

Dixie is a red crème shade. It is described as “a juicy watermelon red with a densely saturated, buttery smooth application” and “a cool treat for hot summer days!”. Formula is thinner than others in this collection. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Dixie (in shade)

Zoya Dixie (direct sunlight)

Zoya Dixie (close-up)

Then we have Dory.

Zoya Dory

Dory is a blue crème shade. It is described as “a vibrant cornflower blue with a densely saturated, buttery smooth application”. It reminds me of Sally Hansen Dive Bar but darker. The formula feels thinner and less opaque than Ness. Shown is 3 thinner coats with no top coat.

Zoya Dory (in shade)

Zoya Dory (direct sunlight)

Zoya Dory (close-up)

Next is Liv.

Zoya Liv

Liv is a pretty orchid purple crème. This is described as “a fun-filled purple that is seriously saturated and makes a statement!” and “great on any skin tone, with or without a tan”. Formula is very nice that it applied beautifully. Shown is 2 thinner coats with no top coat.

Zoya Liv (in shade)

Zoya Liv (direct sunlight)

Zoya Liv (close-up)

Zoya Liv (lighting changed)

Last up is Cam.

Zoya Cam

Cam is a bright orange crème that makes me think of neon orange shades. I surprisingly liked this more than I thought I would. It is described as “a deep, fully saturated orange with a densely saturated, buttery smooth application” and “rich and juicy like a ripe tangerine!”. It is thinner and less opaque than many other shades in this collection. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Cam (in shade)

Zoya Cam (direct sunlight)

Zoya Cam (close-up)

I’m actually impressed with this collection from Zoya. I feared that it would be the same old shades that’s around every year but some of these are leaning towards being neon!

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


Sally Hansen Rum Punch

Hey guys! This has been quite a relaxing few days due to Thanksgiving. I did partake in minor after Thanksgiving shopping online but one of the retailers pretty much ended being a bust for me as I can’t check out with any form of payment. Here’s a shade from Sally Hansen’s Poolside Paradise Collection earlier this summer in their Miracle Gel line: Rum Punch.

Sally Hansen Rum Punch

Rum Punch is a pretty bright pink shade. It is described as a “our #1 pedicure pick: a super-saturated, on-trend deep pink”. It has a super glossy finish but required more than 2 coats for opacity. Shown is 3 coats with one coat of their Miracle Gel top coat.

Sally Hansen Rum Punch (in shade)

Sally Hansen Rum Punch (direct sunlight)

Sally Hansen Rum Punch (close-up)

I see a lot of shades being year-round and this one falls into that category. I’ll be sporting this on my toes fairly soon.

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


Sally Hansen Dive Bar

Hey guys! The weekend is sure coming up fast. I got 2 Winter collections in that I have to get swatches for but in the meantime, here’s a shade from Sally Hansen’s Poolside Paradise Collection earlier this summer in their Miracle Gel line: Dive Bar.

Sally Hansen Dive Bar

Dive Bar is such a pretty, bright shade. I love seeing shades like this on the beach during summer. It is described as a “true cerulean blue”. The formula is thinner than I thought it would be but it had a lovely application. Shown is 3 coats with one coat of their Miracle Gel top coat.

Sally Hansen Dive Bar (in shade)

Sally Hansen Dive Bar (direct sunlight)

Sally Hansen Dive Bar (close-up)

It was a painless process to apply and I will vouch that it lasts longer than regular nail polish without the fuss of a traditional gel manicure. WIN!

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


Zoya Focus Swatches

Hey Guys! Happy Tuesday!Hope the week is going by smoothly for you. The cooler weather is definitely here to stay now and I’ve finally broken out my gloves for it. In random order for today’s post, here are swatches for the Zoya Focus Collection.

First up is Janel.

Zoya Janel

Janel is a pretty red crème. It is described as “a deep red cream that has a warm undertone”. Formula is very nice and creamy. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Janel (in shade)

Zoya Janel (lighting changed)

Zoya Janel (direct sunlight)

Zoya Janel (close-up)

Zoya Janel (another shot)

Next up is Charli.

Zoya Charli

Charli is a greyish green crème to me. It is described as “a dusty taupe cream that has a hint of green, but is still a perfect neutral”. It’s very pigmented that I could’ve just used one coat. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Charli (in shade)

Zoya Charli (direct sunlight)

Zoya Charli (close-up)

Then we have Lidia.

Zoya Lidia

Lidia is a purple crème that makes me think of eggplants. I surprisingly liked this more than I thought I would. It is described as “a rich eggplant cream that has a blackened purple base and just a hint of red to make it more wearable for all skin tones”. It is a pigmented dark shade but not opaque with just one coat. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Lidia (in shade)

Zoya Lidia (direct sunlight)

Zoya Lidia (close-up)

Zoya Lidia (closer shot)

Next is Desiree.

Zoya Desiree

Desiree is a pretty brown crème that suits Fall very well. This is described as “a classic sable brown cream that has just enough gray to keep it cool in tone”. Formula is smooth and one coat is enough but I used more. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Desiree (in shade)

Zoya Desiree (direct sunlight)

Zoya Desiree (close-up)

Up next is Sia.

Zoya Sia

Sia is a very pigmented blue crème. It is described as “a true, royal blue cream. Please note: This is a highly pigmented shade”. This one has a warning for being a stainer according to the website. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Zoya Sia (in shade)

Zoya Sia (direct sunlight)

Zoya Sia (close-up)

Zoya Sia (angle changed)

Last up is Hannah.

Zoya Hannah

Hannah is a red crème shade. It is described as “a clear, classic red cream with a balanced (neutral) undertone”. Formula is thinner than others in this collection. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Hannah (in shade)

Zoya Hannah (lighting changed)

Zoya Hannah (direct sunlight)

Zoya Hannah (close-up)

This Fall collection is outstanding for Zoya in my opinion. I’ve rarely liked their creme collection for Fall the past few years but this one is the best one yet to me!

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


Pure Ice Jail Bait

Hey guys! How are your weekends going so far? Mine has been good and I’m looking forward to dinner with my “sisters” tomorrow night. I’ve been craving for Indian food for a while now. Today’s post is on Pure Ice Jail Bait.

Pure Ice Jail Bait

Jail Bait is a pretty lilac crème shade with a disturbing name. I’m by no means super conservative or a prude but the name didn’t sit well with me for a nail polish shade. I know for a fact that this brand is quite popular with young girls as it’s readily available in Walmart. I thought about passing on this shade to my niece that loves purple shades. I still may….I just have to rip the label with the name off I guess. Still, it applied nicely and dried pretty fast. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Pure Ice Jail Bait (in shade)

Pure Ice Jail Bait (direct sunlight)

Pure Ice Jail Bait (close-up)

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