Zoya – Lindsay Friday, Apr 17 2009 

My Zoya haul came in the other day [you’ll get to see that in a bit!], so I decided to test out one of the colors! I normally don’t wear pink nail polish – it’s usually obnoxiously bright or dark vampys – but for some reason, Lindsay truely caught my eye. Just look at the pictures! They’re all taken in sunlight.

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Lindsay is a fushia pink infused with wonderful silver shimmer. I tried my very best to capture it for you, but I don’t think I succeeded too well. ): The only downside I would say this has is that it is super sheer. My pictures are 4 coats, and there’s still quite a lot of VNL. The numerous coats + Seche Vite = shrinkage. That made me a bit sad, but the color is still super SUPER beautiful. This is the first Zoya I’ve tried out, and I’m very impressed with the application! Zoya, you’re wonderful!

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China Glaze – Tree Hugger Friday, Apr 17 2009 

So now that Lent is over, I’m able to paint my nails again! You have no idea how long I had been waiting for this! Sounds corny, but those of you with addictions know all too well what I mean!

To start off the nail polish spree, I used one of the newest polishes to my collection, Tree Hugger. So okay, it’s not a new release, but I wasn’t into nail polish when it first came out. But during spring break, my friend & I dropped by a nail supply store, and I picked up some China Glazes and a bottle of Seche Vite. This was one of the China Glazes.

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Tree Hugger is a very spring-oriented green. It’s not at all creme; rather, it’s filled with the subtlest shimmer that makes it more interesting. Definitely one of my favorites at the moment! And not just because I’m biased to green! Application was a breeze, and it was opaque in two coats.

To make it a bit more interesting, I opted to try out my Ulta – Starstruck. I had picked this up a while back, but never had the chance to use it. As you can see, it’s a very in your face glitter. But it definitely blinged up the manicure! Removing it was SUCH a pain though. Probably won’t use it very often because of it. The teal diagonal stripe was done with nail art polish that I had bought off ebay. Worth it? Of course … even though it reeks.

Misa – No Shrinking Violetta Friday, Apr 10 2009 

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This is Misa’s No Shrinking Violetta taken in pretty direct sunlight. To say the least, it’s one of my FAVORITE colors, hands down. Strange, because I tend to gravitate towards the bright, neon, and obnoxious. But nope, somehow, this color has stolen my heart!

It’s a very pink/purple color with gorgeous gold shimmer. Look at it! The shimmer definitely gives No Shrinking Violetta a different edge compared with other pinks. The application was a breeze, as expected by something from Misa. I actually got this a few months ago during Misa’s HUGE promotion, where I ended up getting 12 bottles for $24.00. No joke. Possibly one of the best deals I have gotten for SUPER high quality nail polish.

I had a friend describe this color as a total “princess” color. What do you think? Do you see it like that too? And before I forget, that’s a nail lace sticker on my pointer finger. I found them on ebay, if anyone is interested.