August 28, 2020

My Picks from Essie Bustling Bazaar Summer 2020!

I have one more batch summer polishes for you today before we get into fall! These three polishes from Essie Bustling Bazaar Summer 2020 just had to be mine, so I picked them up on First up, we have Essie Bustling Bazaar, the most perfect turquoise creme. This is a stunning blue-green, with emphasis on the green. It's one of those colors that reminds me of tropical waters. This is my favorite mainstream brand polish of summer 2020!

This is two flawless coats. The formula was great and if your nails are shorter, it may even be a one-coater for you. I did not have any staining with this when I wore it on my toes for 2 weeks, but I did use a good base coat. 

I always like Essie purples, I do tend to buy them a lot. Play Date is one of my favorites and I loved Spring in Your Step from this spring, so I had to get Essie Worth the Tassel. This is kind of like a more saturated, brighter Play Date. It has the same balanced undertones, not too blue, not too red/pink, but packs a colorful punch for summer. 

This is also two easy coats. Worth the Tassel was nicely pigmented and lovely to apply. As I said in my spring Essie post, I really love the Essie brush now!

I had to get Essie Kaf-tan because it's such an unusual shade! Kaf-tan reminds me of butterscotch candies and fall more so than summer. This is a warm earthy ochre with a good mix of brown and yellow. I thinks this would make a great base for some fall nail art.

Two coats for this one too. These all have an excellent formula. 

Did you grab anything from the Essie Bustling Bazaar collection? I have my eye on a few from the fall collection too! 

August 8, 2020

My Picks from OPI Mexico City Spring/Summer 2020!

Today I have my picks from the OPI Mexico City collection for you! My OPI purchases have definitely dwindled in the last few years. The collections seem repetitive sometimes when you have a very large polish collection. However, they are still my favorite mainstream brand and as the brand that got me into nail polish, I always check out their latest releases and grab any I am interested in. I picked up three polishes from Mexico City and I really love them! First up we have OPI Don't Tell a Sol, a bright canary yellow creme. I love this one, it packs a bright punch, but also has a touch of softness to it. It somehow reminds me of banana pudding, or maybe lemon creme pie. Something delicious for sure! Bright yellow is always a perfect cheery color for spring and summer, so this was a must have for me.
This was three coats of Don't Tell a Sol. I don't think it's OPI's best formula in a yellow creme, but it wasn't bad. It was a bit streaky, so definitely wait in between coats to avoid that. I did need the third coat to cover any VNL, but if you do thicker coats or have shorter nails, you may be fine with two carefully applied coats. All swatches in this post have one layer of quick drying top coat for shine.
I'll be honest with you, I really only bought OPI My Chihuahua Doesn't Bite Anymore because I thought the name was cute. I like how they took the old name (My Chihuahua Bites) and gave it a twist for a new collection. OPI calls this an orange, but it's a bright coral orange-y red creme. It has a lot of red in it, not a straight orange at all. I love corals- any variety of coral. Orange corals, pink corals, red corals, you name it, I love it. I'm really happy I picked this up and it makes the most perfect summer pedicure color (it's on my toes right now!).
This is two easy coats. The formula was great, perfect to apply and nicely opaque. The formula is that perfect OPI consistency that has made the brand a favorite of mine for SO many years.
OPI Verde Nice to Meet You is probably the star of the collection for me personally. This is a beautiful sea green creme that just screams summer. It reminds me of tropical turquoise waters, the kind I won't be seeing this summer, thank you Coronavirus.

This is two coats and the formula was very nice. Good pigmentation, no issues with application. If I had to recommend one polish from Mexico City, it would be this one.

Did you pick up any polishes from the Mexico City collection or do you plan on getting any? I am really happy with these three. I have my eye on about 5 or 6 from the fall Milan collection as well. I'm not quite ready for fall yet, but I'll be ordering them soon! 

OPI Mexico City is available now on and wherever OPI is sold near you.

August 6, 2020

Zoya Tobey Available Now!


We are so thrilled to share the return of Zoya in Tobey for a limited time! This popular bright pink, wearable neon shade was on vacation, and while she was gone, we wanted to be sure to bring her back with an even smoother application and brighter than ever! 




Get Tobey FREE as a gift with any purchase on! Bonus - Z-Wide Brush included! 



Offer valid 8/6/20 - 8/31/20 (11:00pm EST) 


Hurry! She will be leaving again after August, and won’t be back until next Summer! Be sure to stock up on this fun favorite while you can! 


See full details on the promotion here.



For a limited time only, while supplies last. 



August 3, 2020

Zoya Luscious Fall 2020 Preview!





Luscious is here for Fall 2020 with a beautiful arrangement of mixed finishes and sultry dark creams. Whether you enjoy a classic deep red, or sparkling earthy shades – this collection evokes the alluring season of Autumn. 


ZP 1046 Wanda – Zoya in Wanda can best be described as a cool-toned rouge pink with a gold and rainbow micro-shimmer. 

ZP1047 Patrice – Zoya in Patrice can best be described as a neutral blush with a rainbow and gold micro-shimmer. 

ZP1048 Teresa – Zoya in Teresa can best be described as a deep purple toned ruby metallic.

ZP1049 Andrea – Zoya in Andrea can best be described as a cool-toned, duo-chrome metallic with a purple and green shift. 

ZP1050 Bentley – Zoya in Bentley can best be described as a deepened grape cream. 

ZP1051 Sharon – Zoya in Sharon can best be described as a red-toned wild berry cream. 

ZP1052 Lisa – Zoya in Lisa can best be described as a rich garnet red cream. 

ZP1053 Soleil – Zoya in Soleil can best be described as a warm sparkling cider metallic. 

ZP1054 Tasha – Zoya in Tasha can best be described as a sensual brunette brown metallic.

ZP1055 Mel – Zoya in Mel can best be described as a slightly muted forest green cream. 

ZP1056 Lou – Zoya in Lou can best be described as a deep spruce blue cream with a kiss of green. 

ZP1057 Tommy – Zoya in Tommy can best be described as a blue toned slate grey cream.

The most wonderful nail polish season of all is coming! FALL!!! Zoya Luscious is available on on August 10th! Which ones are you eyeing?