1.29.2013

A Nail Frenzy.


What's been on my nails the past few weeks....
L to R:
Revlon Vixen
Essie Absolutely Shore
Essie Topless and Barefoot
Zoya Blair

I know I've seen Revlon Vixen at the drugstore many times before, but I've always passed by it without giving it a second thought...until I saw it on Anna in one of her videos. I really enjoy vampy nails, especially in the fall and winter, so it was only a matter of time before Vixen had to be added to my collection. I like that it's a true deep maroon shade that isn't too brown and doesn't have any hint of purple whatsoever.


After Vixen, I was in the mood for something a bit more bright and cheerful, so I turned to Essie Absolutely Shore, a pale mint green. Though Essie Mint Candy Apple was my go-to mint polish and still continues to be a favorite in my collection, I'd have to say Absolutely Shore has Mint Candy Apple ever so slightly beat right now.

I'd been meaning to pick up Essie Topless and Barefoot for a looong time now, and I only just got around to it last week when I was at Ulta. Though it's no surprise Essie polishes can often be hit or miss in terms of formulation (especially with their paler shades), I was more than pleasantly surprised to find that Topless and Barefoot became milky, pinky nude perfection in only two coats.

The last polish, and the one that is currently on my nails, is Zoya Blair, a deep, metallic red. I recently received Blair, along with two other polishes, when Zoya was offering a promotion where you could receive 3 free polishes and only pay the $10 shipping fee. Now that I think of it, I think I've gotten all of my Zoya polishes through promotions like that in the past :P I chose Blair after doing a bit of research online for a polish that was similar to the gorgeous Chanel Malice. Drool. Since I don't own Malice, I can't say how similar they actually are, but it is undeniable that Blair is beautiful in its own right. I've only had it on since last night but have already received a few compliments from friends and strangers :)

I also started using OPI Nail Envy last week. Has anyone tried it? I'm not really into long nails so that's not the goal, but I quite like the look of short to medium length square nails, but my nails are so thin and weak that the edges always chip off before I can get them long enough to shape them. Fingers crossed Nail Envy is as amazing as everyone makes it out to be!

What's been on your nails?


25 comments:

  1. Nice choices on your nails! I especially love the shade of Zoya Blair!

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  2. Looove these colors! I always pick up topless and barefoot but have yet to purchase it! Such a pretty pale peach/nude shade. xo

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  3. I love Blair and Vixen, so vampy and dark, love it! You really wear light pastel shades so well btw, it get's me in the mood for spring, yay! :D

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  4. Zoya Blair is stunning. I love metallic look nail polish. Very pretty

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  5. Lovely selection Tiffany :) Topless and Barefoot looks amazing against your skin tone!
    After 4 weeks of bare nails, I finally got round to panting them again and believe it or not, I instantly felt better lol I used Essie's Island Hopping which is a beautiful mink-taupe-mauve color that looks great with every outfit. I've been using Nail Envy for a while now. Same as you, I'm not a big fan of long nails but I find that it really helps with chipping issues, especially if you use it as a treatment for 2-3 weeks :) I hope you'll love it as much as everyone else does ;) xx

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  6. Essie 'skirting the issue' looks a lot like zoya 'blair' in your pictures but a little darker/vampy. It looks like a very dark reddish brown in the bottle, but comes out without any brown tones what so ever. I think you will love it!

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  7. Topless and Barefoot is my favorite shade!!!! my no 1! glad u like it! i need to get absolutly shore once summer hits!

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  8. ooooh that zoya is a big like

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  9. I love Revlon vixen so nice!!! this is my beauty blog http://chiaralike.blogspot.it/

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  10. I'm loving everything vampy and mint!! but haven't worn anything on my nails for a month now to strengthen them. I'm thinking Butter London Yummy Mummy or Essie Lady Like for this weeken.

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  11. Ooo, I don't have either of those but Yummy Mummy always tempted me! :) Have you been using any type of product to help strengthen them? I'm curious because I'm trying to do the same :)

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  12. Thanks, Chiara!

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  13. Thank you! I like it even more because it was free :D

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  14. You definitely should! So pale and pretty!

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  15. I just googled it and it looks really nice! Zoya is metallic/shimmery so I might be able to justify having both :)

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  16. I'd never heard of Island Hopping before but I just googled it and I love it! I don't have any colors like it in my collection. So, is it better to use Nail Envy on its own as a treatment than simply using it as a base coat?

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  17. Thank you! Glad you like it too :)

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  18. Me too! Admittedly, I don't always follow the rules as far as wearing certain shades during certain seasons...I just wear whatever I want, whenever I want! ;)

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  19. Thanks, Aly! :)

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  20. Thank you, Tina! Glad you like it :)

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  21. It looks so underwhelming in the bottle, but I definitely think it's a must-have. The formula is fantastic!

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  22. Thank you so much :)

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