Valerie is one of the prettiest Zoya polishes I own and it’s always in my top 5 nail polishes list. It’s the formula that made me fall in love with Zoya and it’s shimmer polishes.
It’s a really deep violet polish with a yellow duochrome. It’s more like a red violet polish which gives it a nice deep and vampy look. But the shimmer just makes it so lovely! You can see a range of colours there with red, fuchsia, bronze and gold. I love wearing this any time of the year although it’s more suited for fall.
It applies really well. This is definitely a one coater polish although it looks better with 2. It applies evenly and I just love it. This is really one of...
When OPI first came in India, it was just the brights and ‘permanent’ ones that were available. For months on end I never saw the collections they launched. When the muppets collection released I knew I had to have this shade (amongst others). I spotted it on Flipkart by chance and decided to grab it! It’s good I did because it was gone after 2 days.
Warm & Fozzie ( named after Fozzie Bear ofcourse) is a gorgeous bronze polish. It has a deep bronze base with yellow, red and coppery bronze shimmers all packed densely together. I think some of the shimmers are duochrome because bronze appears more like gold at times. And the red is much more deeper at times. I shall let...
Hello people! Around 2-3 years back when the mint nail polish (or mint anything) craze started, Re-Fresh Mint was the first China Glaze I purchased.
Re-fresh Mint is a new warm minty colour. The polish is creme and so the formula is wonderful and the very best when it comes to China Glaze. I know a lot of other mint polishes are more blue toned but I wanted a good pastel one. This was my answer. It’s not very office appropriate, so I love wearing this on my feet in the summers.
This applies really well. There are no bubbles, gathering on sides or unevenness. It’s definitely a one coater, very opaque. You may at times need two depending on the surface area. The polish has a thick...
Hello people, I’m back with a nail polish review. It’s from my favourite brand Zoya. Is everyone enjoying the monsoons. Although what’s happening in Uttarkhand is terrible and I hope your friends and family are safe. I had visited Mussorie a few months back and it was really lovely.
I had seen Zoya Amminah in a lot of swatches but somehow always deferred buying it. It has this iridescent sheen that looks so lovely and subtle. When I finally got it, it was neutral colour I could wear often but I’m not too happy with the quality.
Amminah is a a sheer milky white polish with a violet iridescent sheen. It looks so subtle and lovely. It’s a very feminine polish that...
Anytime I hit Wednesday on the calender, I start praying for the days to go faster so that the weekend will come sooner! Well, I’ve been doing that and testing out some old polishes from my stash for reviews! My dust bin is a mess of cotton balls!
Nails Inc Belgrave Place is a really pretty blurple which was a launchpad for my mania with blue and purple nail polishes. It’s incredibly hard to describe the exact tone. It’s more violet than blue for sure and in light it will seem strongly like one but there are times when it’s that indigo shade as well.
The consistency of this is very thin but it is gel like. I think the formula is very similar to Colorbar Apple...
I’m so glad it’s the weekend!! I’m working on Saturdays as well and I miss that extra holiday. :/
But there’s always blogging and my readers to look forward to on the weekends!
Today I’m reviewing a really pretty polish for summers, China Glaze High Hopes. It’s from their Up and Away collection. I had bought this along with Lemon Fizz. I really need to wear this more often now!
I really love the colour. This is what I call a true coral. But for the most part, it’s a coral that veers more towards pink rather than orange. I think it’s a shade that will look good against all skintones as well. It’s bright and eye catching, but not...
Today, I’ll be sharing with you one of my treasure trove purchases! You see, for the vast majority of my life I’ve been a person who only wore silver or black nail polish. No, I wasn’t a goth but I did like my black polish and clung to it with my dear life!
Now I was very intrigued by Zoya as I had just heard a lot about the brand and was on a major hauling spree (bad!). I saw this particular one and it just called out to me! It’s such a pretty bright blue! Robyn also happens to be my very first blue nail polish!
I had never tried Zoya before and I was very nervous about how it would turn out. The formulation is excellent! No streaking, it spreads evenly. It’s...
When it comes to Colorbar nail polishes, you sometimes find a few duds but the ones with a lot of shimmer are certainly not one of them!
Crystal Calm is really hard to describe mainly because it doesn’t fall under gold or silver. It’s definitely somewhere in between. I’d say it’s a pale gold with dense silver microshimmer. It looks really gorgeous against any skintone and I’m really loving it. This colour is also great for festive wear or night outs when you want more bling.
It has a foil like effect and very high shine to it because the shimmer is so fine and dense. I love the finish and it reflects so much light that there’s a sparkle to it.
Essie makes some of the best polishes especially when it comes to creamy finishes. I was on the hunt for a perfect lilac nail polish and it came to a spot when I spotted this one!
Essie Lilacism is that perfect lilac which, as the name suggests, isn’t too pink nor too blue.
The formula is great, it glides on easily. It does not apply streakily or form bubbles in any way. The consistency is very creamy but not too thick or runny.
I did find that this isn’t last on me as long as the other Essie polishes I’ve tried. It stayed on well for about 4 days and the tipwear was more frequent that usual. It isn’t bad, but it isn’t as good as I’ve come to expect...
I rarely go for very high end nail polishes. I’m quite happy in my China Glaze, OPI, Zoya circle. But when I saw the Nars Orgasm nail polish shade, I knew I hadn’t seen this shade anywhere and I desperately wanted it!
The colour as I said, has incredible depth and is very pretty indeed. It’s a soft peachy pink with gold microshimmer and sheen. The shimmer isn’t dense which gives it the delicate gold sheen sort of look. The polish itself its sheer so you can add one coat for just a subtle pink and gold look. If you add more, you get an opaque finish with a lovely peachy coral shade.
I love staring at this for the shimmer. If you don’t already know, I cannot...
Purple and blue are one of my favourite colours and I can never stop myself from these shades even if I have too many.
I was gifted this Chambor nail polish in Amethyst Metal and it’s a gorgeous one! The colour is a metallic purple veering more towards a pinky violet. It has very dense silver microshimmer that gives it the metallic look. It’s a universally flattering shade and looks great for day or night. Plus, I like the name Amethyst Metal. I like it when brands name the products something that gives a good idea of what the shade might be.
The shade looks a lot brighter in the sun than it does indoors. It appears a darker purple when you are indoors but when there’s...
No matter not often you might wear it, or not, everyone needs a perfect red nail polish. When I bought this, my first thought was “I’m never going to wear this on my nails!! But it’s so pretty!! I need one!!”. Ofcourse, that notion didn’t last long. I wear red on my nails now and it’s safe to say that I’m out of the nude nail closet. And this one is my first red nail polish.
Zoya’s Kristin is a gorgeous red and you can’t quite place the kind of red it falls under. When you see the bottle, it appears as a deeper red. When you put it on, it has a pink undertone to it. But it certainly is a blue based red. So, in a gist, I’d...
I’m so into glitter polishes at the moment! When I got the Nails Inc 3D glitter polish, I was elated!
It’s one of the first chunky glitter polishes I’ve had and the quality is great. Maida Vale is aglitter polish with a clear base. It has a nice mix of light blue, lilac and silver glitter. The silver ones are larger and more prominent. Overall it appears as a silver chunky glitter with a subtle lilac sheen. Another note, the silver is not holographic. It’s just plain old silver glitter.
As with all glitter polishes, it’s a pain to apply and remove. You’d typically need 3-4 coats for a near opaque finish. The glitter is placed evenly while applying...
First off, I get so confused with Maybelline’s different ranges of nail polish. They all look the same packaging wise but the formula differs so much. The Forever Strong Pro line has amazing formula but unfortunately I couldn’t find this in any Indian online store. I had bought this colour from boots and I simply love it.
Really Rosy is one of the most wearable pinks for skintones like mine. It’s a warm-toned bright magenta pink but slightly muted. It’s not so-bright-it-hurts my eyes but a very soothing pink. I rarely wear pinks on my hands but this one I use the most. It’s a good dupe for OPI Grand Canyon.
The polish is thick in consistency and very creamy. I...
Creamy base + shimmer = my kind of polish! That’s exactly what OPI’s My Private Jet is!
Now there’s a lot of “controversy” over how the first version of this polish actually had holographic glitter and the newer ones don’t or have just silver shimmer. Well, I’m not sure which one this falls under. It looks pretty holographic to me, the shimmer is very fine. But, I’ve seen some pictures of the earlier versions and this isn’t as glitzy as that one.
But aside from that, My Private Jet is a gorgeous nail polish and perfect for fall! It’s a dark dark brown base with silver holographic glitter. The glitter is densely packed and you can...