December 1, 2021

Zoya Dazzle Holiday 2021 Preview!



The Dazzle Collection has arrived for the Holiday season featuring five stunning, unique-fleck effect shades that bring a festive and fun feel to the season. Also included with this assortment is Limo – our Hot Lips, Lip Color + Therapy. 


·         ALEXIS (ZP1126) - Can best be described as a shimmering white diamond with a beautiful mirrored effect. 

·         ESME (ZP1127) - Can best be described as a soft rose gold with a glistening gold glass fleck. 

·         SOPHIA (ZP1128) - Can best be described as an intense crimson red with a golden glass-fleck blended in. Perfect for the holiday season and reminiscent of a satin red ribbon. 

·         MARLENA (ZP1130) – Can best be described as a mid-toned cerulean blue with a gorgeous gold fleck effect. 

·         DOMINIQUE (ZP1129) - Can best be described as a royal purple with a fierce gold fleck effect. 


·         LIMO (ZLHL58) - Zoya Hot Lips Lip Gloss in Limo can be best described as shimmering silver white. A revolutionary combination of lip color + therapy in one easy product. Zoya Hot Lips Lip Gloss applies like silk and has a sweet scent and flavor. All Zoya Hot Lips colors are free of parabens.

Available today 12/1 at!

November 1, 2021

Zoya Sunset Palette Swatches & Review!


*Sent for review*

Halloween has past and November is here! Today I have the ultimate Thanksgiving nail polish collection- the Sunset Palette from Zoya! I can't wait to wear these polishes as a skittle mani on Thanksgiving, they are THE quintessential fall colors. 

Zoya Colin is a warm milk chocolate-y brown creme with red undertones. If you're doing nail art, this would be a perfect color for a turkey 🦃! I love how this looks on my skin tone, but I'd imagine it would look great on a variety of skin tones. 

This is two coats and the application was excellent. The formula is a great consistency and self-levels perfectly. I used a layer of shiny top coat in all swatches in this post.

If Colin is a milk chocolate brown, Zoya Dionne is a dark chocolate creme with a little wink of purple-red tone. Dionne is so rich and smooth looking. It has me thinking of a chocolate ganache cake from this local bakery, yum! 

Again, two super easy coats. This one could almost be a one coater if you do thicker coats. Great application!

Zoya Cory is a deep spiced pumpkin creme. It's not a cheesy tacky pumpkin color, more of a luxurious pumpkin with a lot of spices mixed in. This one really screams FALL to me and I love it. Cory would be perfect for some nail art with fall leaves.

Another excellent two coater! I was very happy with the formulas in this whole collection.

I love yellow polish, so I knew I would love Zoya Honey. I think I love it even more than I anticipated though, it's the perfect yellow for fall. Zoya describes it as a "warm, golden honeycomb cream". It's not mustard-y, it's a little more crisp and clean than a mustard. But it's also clearly not a summer yellow. LOVE it!!

This was two coats!! Yay!! A yellow with a good formula always has a special place in my heart. Look at how smooth it is and it was easy to apply, no complaints.

Zoya Jackie is a beautiful brick red creme with lots of rusty orange tones. This is another perfect color for the season. Very flattering and a little 70's feeling.

Two easy coats, no fuss! Zoya's creme formula has been so spot on and reliable in recent years. It's really nice to be able to count on them for having flawless cremes.

The Sunset palette also includes Zoya Hot Lips gloss in Anonymous. I had never tried the Hot Lips gloss before and I really love it! It smells great, a little fruity but not overly sweet. The scent also fades, so it's not a big deal if you don't like it. It's nicely glossy but doesn't feel sticky. Anonymous is a gorgeous raspberry color with golden shimmer. You can apply a little for a sheer tint, or a bit more for more color. I will definitely be trying more Hot Lips glosses now.

Zoya sent this little info sheet with the Sunset Palette. Some of these things I knew, but thought it was interesting to see them all together. It makes me happy to support a company doing all of these things!

Each shade in the Zoya Sunset palette stands alone and would be a worthwhile purchase. All five together are THE perfect fall palette and a must for any fall polish lover. I love the shades they chose to include and can't wait to wear all 5 together. 

The Zoya Sunset Palette is available now at

October 1, 2021

Zoya Sunset Palette Preview!


These just look SO PERFECT for fall! I can't wait!



The perfect assortment of five new gradient shades.


·         ZP1121 Honey – can be described as a warm, golden honeycomb cream.

·         ZP1122 Cory – can be described as an amber cream. 

·         ZP1123 Jackie – can be described as a brick red cream.

·         ZP1124 Colin – can be described as a walnut brown cream with a hint of red. 

  • ZP1125 Dionne – can be described as a deep brunette brown cream with the slightest kiss of wine undertones. 




·         ZLHL54 - ANONYMOUS HOT LIPS LIP GLOSS – Can be best described as a gorgeous deep raspberry with glistening gold shimmer. Zoya Hot Lips Lip Gloss applies like silk and has a sweet scent and flavor. All Zoya Hot Lips colors are free of parabens. 






September 25, 2021

China Glaze Havana Nights Summer 2021 Collection

*Purchased by me*

Alright I know summer is over and fall is here already, but I've been meaning to post these for weeks. I got  SO MUCH use out of the neons from the China Glaze Havana Nights collection this summer. I wore these colors repeatedly, so it's only right that I share them with you. And then we can move on to fall stuff.  China Glaze Cuba Diving is a bright neon sky blue. This was one of my favorite in the collection. It's so happy and fun. The formula is also absolutely fabulous. It only needs two coats max (I wore it in one coat sometimes when I was in a rush!). It applies smoothly and is a nice consistency. These are all neons, so I have one layer of shiny top coat on in all of these pictures, as they dry to a more satin finish.

China Glaze Left My Heart in Havana is a bright neon purple with pinky undertones. China Glaze has done this sort of color before and they happen to do it really well. Super fun and great summer color! The formula was very good for this one two. Two coats and nice application.

China Glaze Tropic Like It's Hot is a bright yellow green creme. My photos look a bit too green. It is more yellow in person, although it does have strong green undertones. I am so impressed with the formula of this one. Yellows in general and neons in general can have fussy formulas. Tropic Like It's Hot was easy to use and opaque in two coats! If you do thinner coats you may want a third, but I didn't need one. I did not have any trouble with this being streaky, it's very nice and smooth. My new favorite neon yellow green for sure!

I LOVE the color and shimmer of China Glaze Takes Two to Mango. The bright citrus orange pop with golden shimmer is so perfect! However, this is the only polish in the collection that had a bit of a weird formula. It was a little on the thick side and also applied unevenly. I did still wear it a lot because the color was really worth the effort. With a good layer of top coat, it all smoothed out nicely anyway.

China Glaze Guava Mama is my second favorite in the collection and my new #1 pink polish ever. It's such a bright, saturated neon pink with a hint of coral. It makes me happy just looking at it! The formula was excellent for this one too. Two coats, very easy application. 

The final polish in the collection is China Glaze Head to Moji-toes. I was originally going to skip that shade, but ended up purchasing it because I loved the rest of the collection so much. So I will be posting that one soon too! It's a darker neon turquoise and you definitely can rock it into the fall.

Did you get any of the China Glaze Havana Nights polishes? If you love neons like I do, they are definitely amazing! I got mine at Polish Pick.

September 8, 2021

Zoya Rose Palette Fall 2021 Preview!



A collection of 5 new gradient shades. 


·         ZP1116 Palmer – can be described as a brilliant blush cream.

·         ZP1117 Marcia – can be described as a warm French rose cream.

·         ZP1118 Maggie – can be described as a Persian red cream.

·         ZP1119 Rochelle – can be described as a deepened maroon red cream. 

  • ZP1120 Suzie – can be described as a dark cherry red cream.




·         ZLHL56 - STARLET HOT LIPS LIP GLOSS – can best be as a sparkling copper magenta.

A revolutionary combination of lip color + therapy in one easy product. Zoya Hot Lips Lip Gloss applies like silk and has a sweet scent and flavor. All Zoya Hot Lips colors are free of parabens. 


July 28, 2021

Zoya Nostalgic Fall 2021 Preview




The Nostalgic collection has arrived for Fall 2021, bringing with it the sentiment of the crisp autumn air. These arrangements of creams vary from rich and dark to a modern take on classics favorites. 


·         Mila ZP1100  Mila can be best described as a sultry, deep mahogany red cream. 

·         Rumi ZP1101  Rumi can be best described as a muted terracotta cream.

·         Vivi ZP1104    Vivi can be best described as a dusty, cool-toned rose pink cream. 

·         Austin ZP1102   Austin can best be described as a cool wedge-wood blue cream. 

·         Cooper ZP1103   Cooper can best be described as a logan green cream. 

·         Becca ZP1105   Becca can best be described as a blackened fig cream. 








July 14, 2021

Zoya Easy Neons Swatches & Review!

*Sent for review*
I was so excited when Zoya first announced their Easy Neons collection. I can never get enough neons. They are my go to polishes in the summer and I always prefer neons that do not require a white polish underneath. The Zoya Easy Neons don't disappoint. All of my swatches are 2-3 coats with no white base. Some of these are a little like neon jellies, with a bit of VNL, but I love the shiny jelly-like look with these! All swatches have one layer of top coat for shine. Like most neons, these dry to a semi-matte finish.

Being a longtime Zelda nerd, I loved the name of Zoya Link even before trying the polish. Luckily, the polish loved up to it's great namesake and is a eye-catching neon grass green. This green is really amazing, it's like a fresh spring green but in your face NEON. I have a lot of neon greens, but Link may take the new favorite spot.

I used three thin coats here. Link was easy to apply and not streaky at all. The consistency was jelly-like and the new Z-Wide brush made for great control during application.

Zoya Echo is a bright sea blue, almost like my old favorite Crayola color "cerulean". Echo almost perfectly matches the blue on my stand up paddle board, so you can bet I'll be wearing it on my toes a bunch this summer. Definitely a gorgeous, saturated color, and a must for any blue polish fan (like myself!).

This was just two coats. Still a bit of VNL, but I like it with these. It somehow makes them look brighter and more summery. The formula was great again, very easy to apply. Neons are notoriously tricky to work with, so I am pretty pleased overall with the formula of this collection (with one exception).

Zoya Banks is an amazing bright neon orchid purple with pink undertones. This color is so great and super unique. I have been looking for a polish this color for awhile and could not find one. It's a great combination of purple and pink and super bright.

Unfortunately, Banks is the exception to the great formulas in this collection. It was thicker than the others and sort of... gooey? I could not for the life of me get this to be streak-free. You can see the unevenness pretty clearly.  This was three coats and it still had quite a bit of sheerness to it. I will still be wearing this polish because it's a smashing color, but wish the formula was up to par.

Zoya Janie is a retina-searing bright fuchsia neon and one of my favorites in this collection. This is one BOLD pink! I wore this recently while away at a dance competition and got a ton of compliments. This is a little more of a blue-pink in person, it's so bright it was difficult to photograph. You can see the cooler undertone of this one better if you compare it with the next polish below. I have a ton of neon pinks, but I really like the juicy look of these in comparison with other neons that have more of a chalky look.

I was super happy to find that this beauty has a fantastic formula in addition to being a stunning color. This was just two coats, very even, and hardly any VNL. Super easy to apply and I will be wearing this one again and again! 

Zoya Zelda (😍) is the warmer of the two pinks and my favorite polish in the collection. Zelda is a glowing hot coral pink, the best balance of pink and orange. Coral is pretty much the greatest in the summer, no? And neon coral pink is just so happy looking. LOVE!

Zelda's formula has a lot to love as well. Two coats, nicely even and streak-free, and super easy to apply with that nice wide brush. I didn't even do any clean up here. Pretty much the perfect summer polish all around!

Zoya Oakley is a bright orange neon with some yellow undertones. It's bright and happy and maybe a little nacho cheesy. But in a good way!

This is also two coats of Oakley and it had the same great formula as Janie and Zelda. I am definitely excited to find some neons that are easy to apply in a hurry and don't take the patience of a saint!

I may be biased, since I am almost always a big fan of neon polish, but I love this collection! My absolute favorites are Zelda and Janie, but I don't want to give up any of the other ones either. The Zoya Easy Neon collection is available now at!