Zoya Tickled Collection for Summer 2014 | Review & Swatches

Zoya Tickled (Summer 2014) 2 Zoya Tickled Collection Swatches

Hello Everyone! Today we have the Zoya Tickled collection for summer 2014! Zoya has come out with a gorgeous collection full of bright, crème polishes.

Swatch - Kiltridge

Zoya Kiltridge is a gorgeous, bubblegum pink shade. It had a beautiful formula, and was very easy to work with. I would say that this colour is borderline neon, but not quite fully neon. It is gorgeous, and definitely my favourite polish of the entire collection!

Swatch - Ling

Zoya Ling is a bright, crème blue shade. It is a great formula, and was very easy to work with. It is a pretty standard polish released for summer, but pretty nonetheless.

Swatch - Rocha

Zoya Rocha is a very bright, red/coral shade. It is another shade that is borderline neon, but not quite there. It is completely opaque in just two coats, and was very easy to work with.

Swatch - Rooney

Zoya Rooney is a purple/pink crème, also a fairly standard shade released in the summer. It applied evenly and opaque in just two coats, and was very easy to work with.

Swatch - Tilda

Zoya Tilda is one of those ugly-pretty colours. It is a basic, lime green crème shade.

Swatch - Wendy

Zoya Wendy is another pink shade, and also that borderline neon colour. It is a gorgeous colour, but not completely unique.

Overall I really love this collection; I can never say no to a great crème collection. There were some polishes that stood out for sure, and some that we have seen before. The formula was very consistent throughout all of the polishes, and I was very impressed with that. My favourites from this collection were Kiltridge, and Ling.

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- Jaimie

 
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3D Polka Dots | Purple, Green & Blue

Swatch - Purple:Green:Blue

Hello Everyone! Today I have some 3D Polka Dots to share with you! I found a few patterns online that I drew inspiration from, for this nail look.

Bottles - Purple:Green:Blue

Polishes Used:

China Glaze Bahamian Escape

China Glaze At Vase Value

China Glaze Re-Freshmint

OPI Mermaid’s Tears

China Glaze Lotus Begin

OPI I’m Feeling Sashy

OPI Alpine Snow

Swatch1 - Purple:Green:Blue

To begin with, I started with a white base. I then layered larger dots in different shades. After that I added smaller dots within the larger dots, to create a 3D effect.

 

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Julep Poolside Collection for July 2014

The Poolside Collection4 Julep Poolside Collection Swatches

Hello Everyone! Today I wanted to share with you the Julep Poolside Collection that was released with the July 2014 Collection for Julep Mavens.Swatch - Braiden

First up we have Julep Braiden. This is one of their textured polishes, which are referred to their Stardust Finishes. It is a gorgeous gunmetal glitter, with a textured finish. It applied evenly and opaque in just two coats, and overall had an amazing formula.

Swatch1 - Cynthia

Julep Cynthia is a beautiful nude polish, packed with holographic glitter. It is gorgeous, and an even better formula. It was even and opaque in just two coats, and looks nothing short of gorgeous, especially in the sun.

Swatch - Dawn

Julep Dawn is a bright yellow crème finish. This polish needed three coats for full opacity, and it did take some effort to get it to work.

Swatch - Linden

Julep Linden is a bright blue crème shade. It is my favourite colour of polish to wear, and this one is no exception to that.

Swatch - Lissa

Next we have Julep Linden, which is one of the most unique polishes released in this collection. It is a gorgeous bright, teal/green shade. This one, along with Cynthia, are really amazing shades!

Swatch - Octavia

Julep Octavia is a bright, but deep purple crème shade. It had a phenomenal formula, and was very easy to work with. It is going to be a great shade for the fall.

Swatch - Soraphine

Julep Soraphine is a very sheer white shade, even after three coats the nail line is very visible. I don’t think this polish has the potential to be fully opaque in its own, and I am sure that it would be better paired with another polish.

Swatch - Tegan

I saved the best for last! Julep Tegan is my absolute favourite shade from this collection. It is completely gorgeous, and will definitely be a go-to shade for me in the fall months. It is a deep raspberry/red glitter, which has a textured finish. It is one of Julep’s Stardust finish polishes.

 

Overall I really enjoyed this collection, and I think the shades are gorgeous. You have some shades that are pretty standard, and others that really stand out.

 

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- Jaimie
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Summer No Rules Challenge | Beach

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Hello Everyone! Today’s theme is beach, and who doesn’t love the beach in the summer! This was the theme that I was most looking forward to re-creating, and I am so happy to share what I came up with.

Swatch - The Beach (July 28)

This is a gradient manicure, that I gained inspiration from Pinterest. I used a few different beach themed polishes, to create a beach inspired gradient.

Bottle1 - The Beach (July 28)

Polishes Used:

OPI Alpine Snow

China Glaze Bahamian Escape

Zoya Godiva

H.K. Girl Topcoat

 

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- Jaimie

 
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Summer No Rules Challenge | Favourite Summer Red

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Hello Everyone! Today’s theme is favourite summer red. I must admit I am not an avid red wearer, but nonetheless I have a ton of gorgeous reds!

Swatch - Favourite Summer Red (July 25)

This shade is OPI Love Athletes In Cleats, which was released with the OPI Fashion Plate Collection for spring 2014. This is a gorgeous bright red shade, with some subtle silver shimmer throughout the whole polish!

Tilt - Favourite Summer Red (July 25)

 

This shade had a great formula, and was very easy to apply. It was definitely my favourite from the Fashion Plate collection, and I am loving this red for summer!

 

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- Jaimie

 
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Sparkles & Marbled

Bottle - Purple:Blue

Hello Everyone! Today I thought I would share with you one of my favourite ways to use the OPI Sheer Tints.

Bottles1 - Purple:Blue

 

Polishes Used:

China Glaze Snow

OPI Ski Slope Sweetie

OPI Be Magentile With Me

OPI Don’t Violet Me Down

OPI I Can Teal You Like Me

 

I began with a white base, and used the Sheer Tints to swirl around, and create a marbled effect.

 

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- Jaimie

 
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Summer Trend: Wedding Nails

Swatch - Wedding Nails

 

Hello Everyone! Wedding season is in full swing. I am sure many of you are either getting married or going to a wedding. These are some fun nails to rock to a wedding. I found this inspiration on pinterest, and really wanted to re-create it.

Swatch2 - Wedding Nails

I hope you have a great day!

- Jaimie
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Summer No Rules Challenge | Polka Dots

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Hello Everyone! Polka dots are such a simple, and fun way to jazz up a basic polish.

Swatch - Polka Dots (July 22)

 

I began with a neon base, and did the polka dots with other neon polishes!

 

Polishes Used:

China Glaze Celtic Sun

OPI Alpine Snow

China Glaze Sun Worshiper

China Glaze Bottoms Up

 

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Essie Too Taboo Collection for Summer 2014 | Review and Swatches

Essie Too Taboo Collection | Bottle Shots Essie Too Taboo (Summer 2014)2

Hello Everyone! Today I have a review of the Essie Too Taboo collection that was released for summer 2014. This is a gorgeous collection of “neon” polishes. I put neons in quotations because I personally would not actually consider them neon, because they are rather sheer, and just don’t carry that neon quality. If you are looking for true neons I would say go for some of the China Glaze polishes!

Essie Too Taboo Collection | Swatches

With that being said, these polishes are totally gorgeous, and some of them shocked me, with how much I loved them!

Swatch - Serial Shopper

Essie Serial Shopper

This is a gorgeous bright peachy orange shade.  This one shocked me with how nice it applied, and how it looked on the nail.  I did not expect to love this polish, but I totally did.

Swatch - Too Taboo

Essie Too Taboo

This is the other polish in this collection that totally shocked me.  This polish, by far, had the best formula, and was the easiest to work with.  It is a gorgeous bright purple/pink shade!

Swatch4 - Sittin' Pretty

Essie Sittin’ Pretty

This is the polish I was most excited for, but also the most disappointed in.  it is a lavender purple, but it is super sheer, and needed three coats to be opaque.

Swatch - Chills & Thrills

Essie Chills ‘N’ Thrills

This was a gorgeous bright blue shade, with a pretty decent formula as well.  It was very opaque and only needed two coats on the nail.

Possible Dupe: Essie Butler Please

Swatch - I'm Addicted

Essie I’m Addicted

This is a bright, sky blue shade, and I thought I would like this polish a lot more than I did.  It is gorgeous, and I like the colour, but I am not over the moon about it.  I think it just doesn’t look totally right on my skin tone.

Swatch - Vice Versa

Essie Vice Versa

This is the epitome of a lime green colour. The colour is very unique, but the polish is very sheer. This polish would work great for jelly sandwiches.

Overall I was very impressed by this collection! Some of them were total hits, and some were duds, but overall I liked it. My favourite would definitely be Essie Too Taboo.

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- Jaimie

 
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Summer No Rules Challenge | Sunset

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Hello Everyone! Today’s theme is sunshine, and the first thing I thought of was a summer sunset.

Swatch - Sunshine (July 18)

I used a white base, and then the gradient effect to get this look.

Bottles - Sunshine (July 18)

Polishes Used:

OPI Alpine Snow

OPI I Just Can’t Cope-A-Cabana

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

China Glaze Sun Worshiper

 

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