Today’s You Pick Thursday! is Deborah Lippmann Let’s Go Crazy. Its a newer shade but is a Nordstrom’s exclusive so may be a bit more tricky to hunt down.
Let’s Go Crazy is a purple jelly base with multi colored glitter. Think Happy Birthday with a purple jelly base and you’ve got it. The base is thicker and was opaque in one thicker coat or two thinner ones.
Today I have the new Zoya Gloss collection for you. I love love love a jelly polish so I was super excited when these showed up in my mailbox. They are such a nice glossy color that you can wear for a regular manicure or a jelly sandwich type of manicure with a matching glitter.
First I have Katherine, which is a repromote from the Peter Som NYFW box. Katherine is an eggplant colored jelly polish. This is the one I had the most issues with. The first coat was a little streaky but with additional coats, the color evened out -this is three coats.
Next up is a teal jelly -Frida. When I first opened the box, I just knew Frida would be my favorite. Who doesn’t love a teal jelly? Frida was easier to work with than Katherine but I still needed three coats.
Finally I have Paloma. Paloma is a raspberry shade of pink jelly polish. This one was by far the easiest to work with. Paloma also had the best coverage. I used three coats.
Aren’t these great? Even though I’m a huge fan of these polishes, I understand they might not be for everyone. There is a certain amount of nail line visible even with three coats of polish.
All in all I think this is a solid collection and I’m glad Zoya is branching out into different finishes. I know I’ll be bringing you some great jelly sandwich type manicures using these in these lovely shades.
***These were sent to me for review***
Today’s You Pick Thursday! winner is Cult Nails Scandalous from the Diva and Dramas collection. I love Cult Nails. Is anyone else excited for the new Fairy Tale Collection? I know I’ll be preordering it.
Scandalous is an orange jelly polish that reminds me of orange sherbert. Its so wonderfully glossy. I used two coats for the pictures below. If I had been wearing it alone, I would have added a third coat but instead I added a coat of Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday then my third coat of Scandalous for a lovely glitter sandwich. I can definitely see myself wearing this one again.
Today’s You Pick Thursday! is OPI Care to Danse? from the NYC Ballet Soft Shade Collection. Usually I don’t pay too much attention to OPI’s soft shade collections but I was really drawn to these shades. I’m sure part of it is that I always wanted to be a pretty and graceful ballerina but that just didn’t happen. Actually I don’t remember ever taking a dance glass -Girl Scouts though, I was involved for six years.
Care to Danse? is a very pale lilacy purple jelly polish. It would be absolutely perfect for a jelly sandwich using Zoya Marley (or similar -Marley is just sitting on my desk looking lovely). Though I didn’t have any issues keep in mind this is a sheer polish. I used three coats and its not opaque. And then I covered it up with a coat of Pirouette My Whistle which is the silvery glitter also from this set.
Today’s manicure is Zoya Belle from the Birchbox Bloggger Trio (say that one ten times fast -Ha!). This trio includes three fabulous Zoya polishes with jelly finishes- Kate, Coraline and Belle. The inspiration for these shades came from Pinterest boards of three bloggers.
Since jelly polishes are pretty sheer, I wanted to put Julep Niecy on first. Niecy is a bright pink creme polish that I just received in a swap.
Then I added one coat of Zoya Belle. Belle is a bright pink jelly with coppery glitter pieces. This is definitely a summery manicure and I love it.
So today’s manicure is Zoya Evvie from the Peter Som Fashion Week box. I’ve already worn Audrey but still have to wear Katharine so look for her sometime next week.
Zoya described Evvie as a “rich, decadent, smokey, eucalyptus creme”. I think this is an absolutely accurate and fantastic description. The other two polishes in this box -Audrey and Katharine- are jellies but Evvie is a creme polish. No application issues whatsoever. Its actually almost a one-coater but I used two. Just in case.
Evvie is just gorgeous! I honestly don’t have anything like it in my collection at all. I hope Zoya brings her back in the fall so I can buy a backup.
On a sidenote, did anyone else spend way more than they meant to on Zoya’s Earth Day Promotion this weekend? I can’t wait for my new beauties to arrive!
Today’s You Pick Thursday -other then being super late!- is OPI’s Big Hair …Big Nails from last year’s Texas collection. I know Texas got mixed reviews but I’m in love with it. Jelly finishes *ahem* SORBET finishes are just so shiny and awesome.
So I was going to do a glitter sandwich but I was quickly running out of Thursday so I nixed that idea. Maybe next Thursday I’ll try something more awesome. In the meantime, enjoy these swatches. Big Hair …Big Nails applied super smooth and easily -its a bit more red than my camera is showing.
This is three coats and you can see nail line in real life. It doesn’t really bother me but I really don’t leave anything on long enough to be bothered.
For today’s You Pick Thursday! I have Orly Le Chateau from the Holiday Soiree collection. I’ve seen other bloggers refer to this color as a very dark blue but I feel like its a blackened green-blue shade. After the first coat, Le Chateau looked really green to me but once I put on the second coat, it was definitely more green with a touch of blue and blackened. Its almost a mystery color.
Le Chateau is more jelly than creme but its definitely a hybrid of the two finishes. This is two coats with a topcoat but its super glossy on its own. Don’t forget to vote for next week’s shade!
So I got the Texas Collection and I absolutely wanted to wear this one first! OPI calls this finish a Sorbet finish but its really just a jelly finish. Maybe since its OPI its fancier?
Anywho, the tangerine color caught my eye and I started removing my old polish (really old is relative, I think I’d been wearing it like eight hours!) to put this one on. The thing about jelly/sorbet polishes is that they’re super sheer so it took three coats before I was satisfied with it. Then I debated trying a glitter sandwich but ultimately decided against it. If you aren’t a fan of visible nail line, you might want to try a base coat or more coats of polish.
Also, this color freaked my camera out so of a bazillion photos, I have very very few usable ones. These are the best.