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Zoya Courtney

Hey y’all! I finally squeezed in some time to catch up on my blog. Lots of posts coming up! Today’s blog post is on a shade from Zoya’s Fall 2016 Urban Grunge Collection. Here’s Zoya Courtney.

Zoya Courtney

Courtney is a pretty dark red crème shade. I am not a huge darker reds but this looks better than I thought it would. It is described as “deep red beet root shade with a full coverage, and smooth application”. Formula is on the thicker side and I can still see my nail line with 2 coats. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Courtney (in shade)

Zoya Courtney (direct sunlight)

Zoya Courtney (close-up)

It’s one of the more unique ones in my stash.

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


Zoya August

Hey guys! I thought I’d feature a shade today that I personally think can be worn year-round. Today’s blog post is on a shade from Zoya’s Fall 2016 Urban Grunge Collection. Here’s Zoya August.

Zoya August

August is a pretty grey crème shade. I am not a huge fan of greys but this is one of my favorites. It is described as “a full coverage gray like a fine, expensive leather with mid-ranged, balanced tone”. Formula is on the thicker side but it is no one coater. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya August (in shade)

Zoya August (direct sunlight)

Zoya August (close-up)

I find this shade light enough to work with pastel-ish summer colors.

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


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!

*Products in this review 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.

*Products in this review 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!

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