Category Archives: polish

Classic Mani Game Changer…?


Natural nail manicures can last up to 7 days if they are properly tailored to the client. But realistically, if you have weak nails like myself, they rarely last a day without chipping. That is just my reality.  So most times, I like to opt for a gel mani.  However, I hate the time it takes to remove a gel mani. So now enters Essie, with this new gel setter top coat.  It is supposed to take your natural nail mani to a new level, giving you gel longevity and shine, but the quick removal time of a natural nail mani.  Personally, I want to get my hands on this one and see if it lives up to they hype.  Read the Nails Mag article below.

Essie Gel Setter is a gel-like top coat that will reinvigorate the classic mani without added curing or removal time. Now in the hands of nail professionals, Gel Setter creates a new gel-like service opportunity and works seamlessly with Essie’s 250+ shades. Its innovative formula features acrylates copolymer — a technology that provides a thick,…

via Essie Gel Setter Keeps Nails Shining — NAILS Magazine


This week’s ManiMonday is by Marissa of PolishObsession. She has swatched the Zoya 2017 Charming Collection. Zoya polishes are amongst my favs because they are super creamy and smooth, and big 5 free. You can read Marissa’s review below.

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!Today, I have swatches of Zoya’s Spring 2017 Charming Collection to share with you!This collection contains three shimmers and three cremes, perfect for the season.AmiraSoft dewy blue micro-sparkleLaceyLight dewy green micro-sparkleJordanSoft blossom pink creamAbbyLight lavender creamTinaMedium amethyst creamMillieDewy violet micro-sparkleAll of these polishes applied really well and only required two coats…

via Zoya Spring 2017 Charming Collection — Polish Obsession

ManiMonday: Monique Lhuillier for Essie


Designer Monique Lhuillier has teamed with Essie for a new gel polish line. The colors are very neutral and spring, and perfect for bridal season. Essie’s gel polish line is perfectly smooth, and always shiny. They even have a vitamin strengthening base coat for those of us, like myself, whose nails can get weak from even the lightest filing. I used to love that treatment by itself.  Check out the post by Nails Mag below.

This Essie Gel Couture collection marries the designer’s famed and luxurious attention to detail with Essie’s renowned color authority. “I created shades fit for every bride, a perfect complement to unique bridal couture and natural beauty,” says the designer. Colors include Blush-Worthy, Dress is More, Berry in Love, To Have & To Gold, Sage You…

via Essie Gel Couture by Monique Lhuillier — NAILS Magazine

Mani Monday: Girly


This week’s mani Monday comes from one of my fave polish bloggers, Polish-Obsession. I love her looks.  Check out the post below.

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!I have a girly look to share with you today!Artificial LightArtificial LightFor this mani, I used Tux Polish’s Blueberry smoothie, a bright purple creme packed with shimmer, and paired it with Butter London’s Molly-Coddled, a lavender creme. Both polishes have good formulas. On my index and pinky fingers, I stamped images…

via Tux Polish – Blueberry Smoothie — Polish Obsession

Mani Mondays: Hello Holo!!!


Today’s Mani Monday Post comes from Emily at Casual Contrast. Check out her review of KBShimmers Holo polish below.


Provided for review Oh, KBShimmer. The love of my nail polish life! My favorite indie brand has paired up with Hella Holo Customs to bring you four of the most complex, holographic polishes they’ve ever created – absolutely gorgeous! You can purchase these beauties February 14-28, 2017 from KBShimmer, but you must be a member of the Hella…

via KBShimmer for Hella Holo Customs: Swatches & Review — Casual Contrast

Polish Wishlist: @ZoyaNailPolish Naturel: Deux (2)


I am in love with Zoya’s Naturel: Deux collection.  I am in love with Zoya Polishes anyway. They are always of a creamy consistency, and it’s always like putting butter on your nails.  The coverage of all the polishes are very good; one to two coats needed and they are long lasting. Zoya’s polishes are big 5 free (free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, and camphor) and they call themselves the ‘healthy color of fashion’.
Finally, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE their Remove +, which I use to also clean and prep the nail plate when doing any enhancements. Its doesn’t dry out the nail plate like other removers.

But I haven’t even talked about the Naturel: Deux collection. I am trying not to buy this polish collection because I have LOTS of polish, BUT I may break down and get it.
The colors are AMAZING for fall neutral colors! I think they would look awesome on ALL skin tones and I can see this color on the entire cast of Scandal because that is how haute and versatile I think this collection is.



Spencer: described as ‘a full-coverage, rich camel cream’


Chanelle: described as ‘a full-coverage, toasted almond cream’



Emilia: described as ‘a full-coverage, dark chocolate cream’



Marnie: described as ‘a full-coverage, deep warm plum cream’




Aubrey: described as ‘a full-coverage, medium mauve cream’



Madeline: described as ‘a full-coverage, muted rose cream’



So. Its not really a review, more so of a ‘lusting’. I wasn’t paid to write this and I don’t even have any of the polishes. LOL But I do love Zoya, and if (when) I actually break down and buy this collection, I’ll be doing a review! I know just the people I want to try these colors on too!


Go to their website to buy it:



If you could only buy ONE polish from this collection, which would it be??