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

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 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.

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Zoya Cosmo Nail Lacquer
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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