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5 Orange Nail Polishes to Try for Summer

Looking for some brights for your nails? Here are some of my favorite more orange-hued shades for summer! I can’t wait to hear what your favorites are!

  1. Illamasqua Marquise — a textured, gold-shimmered orange
  2. Zoya Amy — a fiery orange
  3. Zoya Arizona — a yellow-orange cream
  4. Guerlain Nahema — medium-dark, orange-red
  5. Essie Sunday Funday — a muted, orange-coral
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Zoya Magical Pixie Nail Lacquer for Summer 2014

Zoya Summer 2014 Launches
Zoya Magical Pixie Nail Lacquer for Summer 2014

Zoya Magical Pixie Nail Lacquers ($10.00 each)

Zoya Magical Pixie – a new PixieDust formulation, amped up with spectacular sparkle creating the most magical, Zoya PixieDust ever! Three new never before imagined textured, holographic beauties…

  • Bar Nude Topaz Magical Pixie
  • Ginni Pink Tourmaline Magical Pixie
  • Arlo Violet Amethyst Magical Pixie

Availability: May 15th, 2014 @ Zoya

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Zoya Summer 2014 Launches – Tickled & Bubbly Collections

Zoya Summer 2014 Launches
Zoya Summer 2014 Launches

Zoya Tickled Nail Lacquers ($9.00 each)

No wall-flowers here… Six pigment packed, full coverage creams shades to glide onto your nails. Be ready to stand out in the crowd – the eyes of the world will swoon over these beauties.

  • Ling True Blue Cream
  • Tilda Mantis Green Cream
  • Rooney Hollywood Pink Cream
  • Kitridge Carnation Pink Cream
  • Wendy Tickle Pink Cream
  • Rocha Folly Red Cream

Zoya Giggle Nail Lacquers ($9.00 each)

Six dazzling hues loaded with shimmering holographic glitter particles. This is color made to dance in the light and deliver great color well into the night! Buildable formula – great for layering.

  • Muse Mermaid Blue Metallic, Holographic Glitter
  • : Jade Green Metallic, Holographic Glitter
  • Harper Mexican Pink Metallic, Holographic Glitter
  • Binx Purple Orchid Metallic, Holographic Glitter
  • Jesy Coral Orange Metallic, Holographic Glitter
  • Alma Golden Peach Metallic, Holographic Glitter

Availability: May 15th, 2014 @ Zoya

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Zoya Cosmo, Lux, Vega Magical Pixie Dust Nail Lacquers

Zoya Cosmo Nail Lacquer
Zoya Cosmo Nail Lacquer

Zoya Magical Pixie Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) takes the original Pixie Dust formula and adds larger glitter and “holographic pixie particle.” These can be worn on their own, or you can apply a top coat for a glossy effect, as they’ll have a metallic-matte-like finish without one. I get about seven days of wear out of the Pixie Dust polishes with minor tip wear and no chipping. All three ran a little on the thicker side, so getting the 2-3 thin coats Zoya recommends for application takes some patience.

Cosmo is described as a “silver crystal sparkle.” It’s a light-medium, warm-toned silver with iridescent gand holographic glitter. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and Zoya lists this as having a “4” intensity, where 5 is opaque. The texture dries to a metallic-matte finish, where it isn’t glossy, but there is so much reflection from the shimmer and glitter that it doesn’t really seem matte either. NYX Ice Glitter (P, $4.00) is much sheerer and lacks the “Pixie Dust” finish. See comparison swatches.

Lux is described as a “rose quartz.” It is a light-medium, rose pink with subtle, warm undertones and larger holographic hexagon-shaped glitter. It was semi-opaque with some visible nail line coming through. This one blends in more with my underlying natural nail color (slightly pink) so it doesn’t look as sheer as Cosmo did (and it had the same intensity rating, 4). I couldn’t think of a dupe for this shade.

Vega is a light-medium, muted blue with silver glitter and larger hexagon-shaped holographic glitter. It was mostly opaque–more coverage than the other two, though Zoya has it listed as a 4 as well–and applied easily. Unfortunately, I couldn’t think of any dupes for this color either!

Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Nail Lacquer Cosmo
Cosmo
Cosmo
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Nail Lacquer Lux
Lux
Lux
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Nail Lacquer Vega
Vega
Vega
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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10 Shades for a Rainbow of Color

I thought coming up with a beautiful rainbow of hues might be a fun (and challenging!) theme to work under.  Of course, I took liberties with the concept of rainbow and added a few in-between shades to make a full list of ten.  I would love to see what your top ten shades are, in rainbow-order, so-to-speak! 🙂

  1. Urban Decay 69 — a bright, medium-dark red with cool undertones
  2. Zoya Amy — a fiery, gold-shimmered orange
  3. Sugarpill Buttercupcake — bright, matte yellow
  4. Illamasqua Fledgling — rich, grassy green with a matte finish
  5. OCC Man by Man — a metallic teal
  6. Urban Decay Radium — a medium blue with shimmer
  7. Sephora My Boyfriend’s Jeans — a blue-purple with shimmer
  8. Fyrinnae Parental Advisory — a bold, cool-toned purple
  9. Too Faced Lollipop — violet with fuchsia shimmer
  10. Dior Aventure (81) — because life isn’t complete without taupe

Share your favorites…  For bonus points, feel free to share picks for teal, violet, and taupe 🙂

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5 Warm-Toned Pinks for Spring

If cool pinks weren’t your thing, how about the other end of the spectrum–warm pinks–as shades to consider this spring? Here are a few of my picks for the season! I’d love to hear yours 🙂

  1. Revlon Elusive — a medium, warm-toned pink with a satin-matte finish
  2. Chanel Revelation (63) — a light-medium pink with warm undertones
  3. Zoya Brigitte — a muted, medium pink with warm undertones
  4. Hourglass Radiant Magenta — luminous, medium, warm-toned pink
  5. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) — creamy, medium pink with warm undertones

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