Price: $10 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.5 fl oz
Zoya Sue is a soft champagne nude with a satin matte finish. Sue is almost opaque with one coat, but I used two in the swatches. With the matte finish of the polish, it becomes dry to the touch pretty quickly, but it does not become fully dry for a little while. Sue is a nice easy color that would work any time of the year as an everyday kind of shade
OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around is a light pink toned nude with a cream finish. Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around has the same great formula that I typically find with OPI. It applies very smooth and only needed two coats for an opaque look. I really like neutral nail colors like this one and find that it looks nice in every season with all kinds of outfits and jewelry.
The Zoya Nail Lacquer in Emilia is a dark brown with no shimmer or glitter. Like most Zoya polishes, Emilia has a great formula that applies evenly and is not too thick or too thin. On my nails is two coats of Emilia.
Price: $8.50 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.6 fl oz (full size)
The Orly Nail Lacquer in Sweet Dreams is a taupe purple with warm purple reflects. Sweet Dreams is a part of Orly's Sugar High collection. It's a quite pretty color that looks fairly neutral, but the purple reflects add that pop of color. On my nails is two coats of Sweet Dreams.
Price: $4.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.31 fl oz / 9.17 mL
The Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in Making Mauves is a light mauve taupe with subtle iridescent shimmer. Making Mauves has a nice thin formula and I only needed two coats to make the color opaque.
Price: $9 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.5 fl oz
The Zoya Nail Lacquer in Chantal is a warm nude with a creme finish. Chantal is from Zoya's Naturel collection. It is quite similar in color to my NW20 skin tone, making it a great "mannequin hands" polish for me. Chantal has a great, easy to apply formula and was fully opaque in two coats.
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: $8 * Buy At: Zoya's Website * Size: 0.5 fl oz
Zoya Kennedy is a pink nude with a little bit of a grey tint and a creme finish from the Feel collection, all the way back from winter 2011. This gorgeous color is still available on Zoya's website, and I just purchased it about a month ago. This color applies sheer and streaky with thin coats, something that I haven't expirienced from other Zoya polishes. With two coats or a thicker first coat, however, Kennedy evens out really nicely and is almost opaque. I used three coats in the photos to completely even out the streaks in the polish.
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!
I am aware that Sephora's new nail polish line has come out and this line is sadly gone, but, you can still get this shade online for $4.50 and it is too pretty to not share with you! Sephora by OPI I Only Shop Vintage is a really pretty shimmery gold bronze polish. Even though this is a shimmery polish, it's almost opaque in one coat (I did 2 in the swatches). The formula was great, it wasn't streaky, it wasn't patchy and it dried really quickly.
Nail Polishes Swatches