Zoya Tinsley

The first polish I tried from my Nail Polish Canada purchase was the orange Zoya by the name of Tinsley (ZP671). I loved it from the first brush stroke. It is a pale orange which I think works better for my skin tone than a lot of the brighter or neon ones. It is also easier on the eyes. There is a whole lot of minute sparkles in this nail polish which makes it shiny in all kinds of lighting. Here it is under natural lighting:

Zoya Tinsley in natural lighting.

And here it is under a lamp:

Zoya Tinsley under lamp lighting.

I put on two coats and a topcoat (I probably could have put on a third coat but I was happy with the look of two). I found it surprisingly durable even after a full day of housework with my hands in and out of water.

This orange nail polish is from Zoya’s summer collection but I plan on using it as it gets closer to Halloween too.

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How to Tone Down Hot Pink Polish

This summer I entered Shoppers’s Drug Marts online nail art competition which featured four looks that we had to mimic. One of my favorite looks was created by nail artists Jenny Stencel and Danielle Black from Polish You Pretty. The tutorial uses three colors including two very bright pinks which are almost painful (but pretty) to look at on their own but applying them together along with a bright teal accent tones down the hot pink polish without killing its “pop” color appeal.

The instruction video the nail artists provided is quick and to the point and makes learning to do this process quick and fun:

This is one of my favorite looks so far and it still surprises me how easy it was to do. I am looking forward to doing this one again with other colors.

Bright summer pink nail polishes by Ceramic Glaze and Quo.

The nail polishes I used for this look were:

  • Quo by Orly โ€” Femme Fatale
  • Ceramic Glaze โ€” Watermelon Cooler
  • Ceramic Glaze โ€” Exotic Dragon Fruit

I believe Quo and Ceramic Glaze are both exclusive to Shopper’s Drug Mart but any bright shades from your collection would work. I used a Revlon base coat. Here is the live view of my final creation.

This has seriously been one of my favorite looks. You have to try it.

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June Beach Tones

My first experiment with my summer shades from Julep’s beach box was fun. I kept things simple with one main color and an accent finger.

I love the peachy shade (Karen) which was perfection to apply. I think it blends with my skin tone nicely for a very neutral look.

The brown shade (Faye) was ok to apply, the second coat was definitely more difficult than the other but still an easy application. I like the color but I think it is better suited to someone with a tan or deeper pigment to their skin. On me it looks like I made a mess in the bathroom and forgot to clean up. I will have to try it again with a full manicure, maybe a backdrop for some dots.

Beach tone nail polishes from Julep.

Both shades have a fine sparkle to them that I can see in the bottle but not too much after application unless sunlight is involved.

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