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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.*


Nina Ultra Pro Mambo

Only a few more day’s before Christmas and I’m all set for it. Are you guys done with your holiday shopping? There’s always some last-minute gifts you can grab for everyone on your list. I’ll make a post tomorrow maybe on some really last-minute gift ideas. Today’s post is on the last Nina Ultra Pro shade from their Sultry Samba Collection a few years ago. Here’s Nina Ultra Pro Mambo.

Nina Ultra Pro Mambo

Mambo is the purple crème in this collection. Just like most of the other shade, there is a dustiness to this. I have no idea how many coats this is or how the formula fared since I took this years ago.

Nina Ultra Pro Mambo (in shade)

Nina Ultra Pro Mambo (direct sunlight)

Nina Ultra Pro Mambo (close-up)

Please excuse the lack of clean up in these shots. These were taken shortly after I just started blogging years ago.


Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha

Back when I first started getting into nail polish, neons were not my thing. It was one of the finishes I hated the most. At some point this has changed. I gravitated to the brighter and bold shades. Today’s post is on Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha.

Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha

Cha-Cha-Cha is the orange from the Sultry Samba Collection. Unlike the other shades though, this one’s exceptionally bright — almost neon but not quite. There is a slight dustiness to this shade. Again, I have no idea how many coats this is or what the formula’s like since I took this years ago.

Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha (direct sunlight)

Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha (close-up)

The direct sunlight shots are the most accurate ones to show how this shade really looks.