Price: $9 * Buy At: Zoya's Website * Size: 0.5 fl oz
Zoya Kelly is a dark grey creme with a blue-purple undertone. It is nearly opaque with one coat, but I used two coats for the swatches. As with all Zoya polishes, Kelly has a great formula that is easy to work with. I love grey or neutral nail colors, so I will be using this one quite a lot.
To begin this manicure, I applied a thin layer of a pale pink (Julie G Birthday Suit) to make sure none of my natural nails would be seen through the design. Once the base color had dried, I moved onto the marble look. I find this technique to be super easy, so I hope you give it a try! For the marble I used three colors, an orange (Barry M Jelly Hi Shine Papaya), a blue (Milani Power Periwinkle), and a white (Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On). For this technique, you want to wipe off most of the polish so that only a little remains on the brush. Then, paint fairly messy stripes on the nail. I first applied the blue, then the orange and then the white. To make the look more layered, I reapplied the blue and orange, making a total of five layers of color. Not too long after you apply the stripes, apply a thick layer of top coat (I used the Out The Door Top Coat) to blend the stripes together. This look didn't take too long to do and it's pretty fool proof!
Price: $8.50 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.46 fl oz / 13.5 mL
The Essie Nail Lacquer in Over The Edge is a metal looking dark gunmetal grey with micro shimmer. I absolutley love how this polish looks on the nails and I couldn't stop looking at it while it was on. It is very reflective, and while it's definitly not a foil, it has an almost metal look to it. Over The Edge applied very easily and had a quick dry time. I used two coats of Over The Edge in the swatches.
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: $4.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.39 fl oz / 11.7 mL
The L'Oreal Nail Color in Never Lacque-ing is a beautiful neutral lilac greige. This polish looks quite milky and sheer on the first coat, but is fully opaque with three coats. This polish has a medium thickness, but dries quite quickly. Never Lacque-ing has a nice shine to it and was easy to apply. Great job L'Oreal!
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