Hey guys, more internet problems have kept me from being able to post. I promise I will be back on a regular schedule. I don’t want to be blogging less, I’ve just kept running into problems! I’m sorry. More posts and new polishes are in my future.
Tanzy is a polish that has been sitting in my untried drawer for…a year and I finally got around to wearing it.
Golden orange foil
Tanzy is a golden orange foil. It definitely reads orange overall, but the gold in the polish adds depth and another layer of color. It reminds me of summer sunset. It has a relaxing summer feeling to it. It’ll look great with a tan.
Easy, smooth application
I always like the application of foils. They apply smooth and evenly. They are quite forgiving when you don’t do the best job applying. And they dry quickly. Zoya foils are always a breeze to apply. I used three coats for maximum sparkle and full coverage.
Where To Buy: Zoya.com / $ 8
Do you own Tanzy? Do you like this polish? Is orange a go to summer color for you? Do you find foils as easy as I do to apply?
Happy Thanksgiving, all! I hope you have eaten enough food for a small army already today or will be shortly. I’m starving and can’t wait to get my mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cornbread on.
I picked this polish to wear for the holiday because it really evokes a sense of warmth and comfort. The name couldn’t be more fitting for this golden-y, bronze, foil-y beauty.
Warm, shimmery, metallic goodness
Warm & Fozzie is absolutely beautiful. There are so many colors in this polish, but they all work together in a great way. It’s a foil-y, mostly overall metallic, polish that is full of gold, bronze, and even some sparse red particles that make this polish look so warm, cozy, and inviting. There is also somewhat of a green tinge that comes out in certain lighting. What is also so nice about this polish is that it translates perfectly from the bottle to the nail; no color or sparkle gets left behind.
The application and formula on this polish was great, I had no issues. Sometimes with foils they need three coats to really bring the luminosity and depth, but I only used two thick coats and everything looks wonderful. Though with a lot of foils, the wear-time hasn’t been ideal for such a pretty polish that I can’t stop admiring!
Where to Buy: Ulta / Trade Secret / JCPenny / Professional Salons / Online Retailers / $ 8.50
So, is this a top pick of yours for the Muppets collection? Have you picked it up already or are you planning to? Does this polish remind you of OPI DS Glow just a bit?
Sorry I’ve been away for a few days. I feel like recently I haven’t had time or left over energy for much of anything. It’s like as the days are getting shorter, so is my time. It’s stressing me out.
I bet a lot of you have seen swatches (or have worn) this gorgeous polish from Zoya’s fall 2011 collection. Look at it in the bottle, it’s gorgeous. But it did end up falling a bit flat in the wrong lighting…
Red based purple, with glass fleck gold and pink
Jem is pretty unique. This polish is a red based purple, with gold and I think hints of pink glass fleck. As mentioned, in the bottle it’s really very beautiful, as well as when it’s in direct sunlight. It’s gorgeous, almost mesmerizing. However, I did really notice that when indoors or in overcast (like this rainy day photo) it’s actually somewhat…underwhelming. It definitely loses its luster, and falls flat. I wish the sparkle stood out more.
The application and formula on this polish was good. I used two coats (though maybe three would have helped my sparkle issues?) and it applied evenly and saturated. It also dried quickly. I did though, have chips on the first day. Never cool, and it’s the story of my nail polish life.
Where to Buy: Zoya.com / $ 8
Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all gotten a good start to the weekend so far. I’ve been doing some much needed spring cleaning. I finally got to relax and paint my fingers and toes. I’ve been looking forward to this little gem from the Zoya Sunshine Collection, it was practically what induced my order a few weeks ago!
Tanzy is a bright, golden orange packed full of gold glitter. It’s a little lighter than orange, actually… more like a tangerine. This was the one that stole my heart from the bottle.
When I applied it, it seemed a lot more golden on me than I had expected, but it still looks very orange in the pictures. I only did 2 coats, but I can definitely see doing 3 if you really want Tanzy to pack a punch.
When you look at it head on, it’s all orange and gold. If you’re me, it’s more gold than orange. Pretty much just as you see it in the bottle. My favorite part of this polish though is when you see it in the shade or look at it from the side, it flashes coral! Such a pretty coral too, I just love it. This polish is absolutely perfect for summer. I can’t even imagine how good it’s going to look when we all start working on our tans.
from the side
I tried to get a shot of the coral tones of Tanzy, but unfortunately just could not get it to come through in photos. This applied really nicely, it wasn’t too sheer on the first coat although it is rather light. No problems with it at all. I’ll have to get back to you guys on the wear and removal of this, I’m not sure how much of a problem all the wonderful glitter may pose. I say if you’re ordering summer polishes from Zoya, definitely put this on your list. One more pic before I go!
Where to Buy: Zoya / $8
Can’t wait to get to the rest of the Sunshine polishes,
I change my polish so often that I don’t really ever need to “freshen up” my manicure. Though for some reason today, yesterday’s manicure of Guy Meets Gal-veston was looking a little rough and also not wearing so well. Which is always a bummer for me. I usually only wear my polish for 2 days and if it can’t make it through that, I get super annoyed. So I did something I usually don’t, I layered!
Coral micro glitter with hot pink and gold flash
I’ve had Go With The Flow-er sitting around on my list of “re-wear and re-swatch”. I already loved this polish. But I was looking at it earlier, and thought about how well it matches GMG and that it would layer over it great. It looks awesome! GWTF is so pretty on its own, but it is a little sheer it’s mostly jam-packed with coral micro glitter that flashes hot pink and gold. The base is a little translucent orangey coral. So, matching it to a coral (or any color you want) and layering it over allows it to work out best.
GWTF literally glows. It lights your nails up in a flashy way, but since the colors in it are so pretty and feminine, it’s still beautiful and not too much. I used two coats to refresh this manicure. It really gives an extra punch of pink and shimmer that is perfect. I’m obsessed. It’s fresh and perfect for summer.
Where to Buy: Sephora / $ 9
Do you own Go With The Flow-er and love it like I do? I’m thinking it might look really cool over a purple polish.
Happy weekend, polishheads! I’ll keep this post short because I know you guys have seen the Anchors Away swatches more than you want to and are sick of them (I know I am. I was let down from the collection after all the hype.) Lighthouse is only polish that I thought was actually pretty unique from this collection that I felt compelled to purchase.
Golden shimmery yellow
Even though I was drawn to this polish, I wasn’t sure I was going to love it. As you have noticed, it’s very golden. And I’m not a yellow lover so I wasn’t sold at first. Lighthouse is pretty golden, but also quiet bright on the yellow side so you’re not going to mistake for a gold. It’s saturated and fun. And it’s an almost sheer base, so it’s light on the nail. The shimmer is awesome and allows for this polish to really glow…like a lighthouse. I get you, China Glaze.
China Glaze Lighthouse
As mentioned, this yellow polish is saturated and bright enough, even though it’s a sheer polish, to look like you have polish on your nail. Not like your nails look dingy and weird. The formula on this polish was pretty runny. I wasn’t quiet able to get the hang of it. But I was suggest applying a thick first coat to have a strong base to build on. I used three coats and have no complaints. I think somehow this polish will be flattering on almost anyone. I think it’s super cool and I completely love it. It’s weekend and summer appropriate for sure.
Where to Buy: Sally’s / Ulta / Online Etailers (I got this from Transdesign for $3!) / $ 6ish
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