Price: $9 * Buy At: Zoya Website HERE * Size: 0.5 fl oz / 15 ml
Zoya Charisma is a neon fuchsia polish with no shimmer or glitter. Like many neon polishes, Charisma dries to a matte finish. Charisma had a great formula, which is what I have come to expect from Zoya. The formula is thin, but it easily covers the nail. Charisma dries pretty quickly, due to the matte finish. I used 3 easy coats of Charisma in the swatches, I added a glossy top coat to my middle and pinky nail.
Price: $3.99 * Buy At: Rite Aid * Size: 0.35 fl oz / 10 ml
The Julie G Nail Color in Birthday Suit is a pastel peachy pink polish with no glitter or shimmer. I've always wanted to try out the Julie G brand, but there are no Rite Aid stores near me, so when I went on a trip to Colorado (where there are Rite Aids) I had to pick up a Julie G polish! The application of Birthday Suit was pretty nice, but the polish did take a while to dry. I adore the color, though, it's pastel but still bright and looks so nice and feminine on the nails. I used three coats in the swatches.
Price: $4.99 * Buy At: CVS * Size: 0.45 fl oz / 13.3 ml
The Milani Nail Lacquer in Sugar Rim is a new polish for Milani's Spring 2014 collection. Sugar Rim contains a mix of light blue, black, yellow and red hexes, along with some large gold flecks. Sugar Rim applies very nicely and the clear base is not thick or goopy. The hexes cover the nail pretty evenly and the polish dries fairly quick. I used 2 coats of Sugar Rim on the bare nails and 1 coat over the white and black nail.
Price: $6 * Buy At: American Apparel * Size: 15 ml / 0.5 fl oz
I am not typically one who likes purple nail polish, but I love this color! In addition to the amazing color, the formula was perfect. It applied very evenly and was opaque in one coat, although I used two for the photos just to be sure. It was a bit thicker than your average polish, but it dried the same as thinner polishes.
Today I have a simple nail art look for St. Patrick's Day to share with you! Polishes Used: Revlon Posh (green), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Golden-I (gold), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On (white).
I wanted to create a more simple nail art look and came up with this manicure incorporating pearls, polka dots and of course a four leaf clover. Although I am 1/4 Irish, I've never done anything for St Patrick's day, but I love doing nail art!
As always, I started off this nail art with the base colors. I painted my index and pinky nails green, middle fingernail white and ring fingernail gold. I finished off the green nails by adding a small white pearl to the base of the nail, but you could just leave them plain. For the polka dot nail, I used the large end of a dotting tool to create green dots and in between the rows I used the small end of the dotting tool for gold dots. For the clover, I used the green polish to carefully make four connected ovals to be the leaves. I then used a small bit of the polish to make a stem. You can stop here, but I used the gold polish again to make an X in the middle of the clover. As always, finish off the manicure with a topcoat!
Price: $9 * Buy At: Zoya's Website HERE * Size: 0.5 fl oz
Zoya Dove is a true pale grey with a creme finish. It doesn't really have an undertone, but if anything, I'd say that it is slightly green. Dove's formula is smooth like all my other Zoya polishes, but it was quite a bit more sheer and a little bit streaky. It took 3 coats to get the color seen in the swatches, where as my other Zoya polishes only take 1 or 2 coats. However, it is listed as a 4 out of 5 on Zoya's website on the opacity rating.
Price: $3.49 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.31 fl oz / 9.17 ml
The Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in In Prompt Blue is a bright cobalt blue creme. In Prompt Blue had a thick formula, but still managed to cover the nail evenly. Despite the fact that the polish is called Insta-Dri, due to the thick formula, this polish took forever to completely dry. I am disappointed in the formula because the color is gorgeous and it does look nice on the nails, but I can't handle the dry time. Two coats of In Prompt Blue were used in the swatch pictures.
Nail Polishes Swatches