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March 07, 2011

Misa nail polish swatches

I recently collected a whole bunch of nail polishes from Gwen which I had ordered from her TD spree. I'm featuring some of my new Misa polishes in this post. They are essentially the non-pink polishes featured in this picture.

High Waist Hue and Fashionista were the first Misa polishes I bought and they were "second-hand". That explains the amount that has been used. The rest are the new additions to my stash. And now for swatches and some random comparison swatches. Enjoy!

Misa High Waist Hue, Misa Fashionista and Misa When U Say My Name

Misa High Waist Hue

Misa Fashionista

Misa When U Say My Name

Misa Dirty, Sexy, Money and Misa Toxic Seduction

Misa Dirty, Sexy, Money

Misa Toxic Seduction

Misa It's you! and Misa Wishing On A Star

Misa It's You!

Misa Wishing On A Star

September 21, 2010

zoya swatches and mini comparisons

Swatched my zoyas on Sunday, but didn't have time to post it then. Well here goes.


Did a comparison of zoya Adina with OPI Significant Other Color. I chose the latter because it has the same gold/green duochrome thing going on when you look at the bottles (It was a bit hard to catch on the pics though). But the similarity ends there. OPI SOC is much sheerer in application. I applied three coats and it still looked pale to me. I guess I'm not used to those subtle soft shades. One way to use this would be to layer it over another colour to enliven it and give it that greenish/golden sheen. Click here to see it layered over OPI Black Cherry Chutney, looks pretty gorgeous I think.


Pris requested for a comparison swatch between zoya Charity and OPI Windy City Pretty. First main difference that can be seen is that Zoya Charity contains tiny golden shimmers while OPI Windy City Pretty has pink shimmers. Charity is also slightly darker than WCP and although both look pretty pink in the bottle, Charity leans more towards a dusty mauve on the nail.


Freja was the first shade I started wearing after receiving my zoya loot. Really loved the gunmetal shade, it was all shiny despite being grey. I chose to swatch it against OPI Brand New Skates instead of China Glaze Jitterbug which is all crazy shiny full of silver shimmer. Freja has tiny blue flecks but they are not very obvious, while OPI BNS has golden/green microglitter that really show on the nail.


With its golden sheen, Reece made me think of China Glaze Strawberry Fields. But they couldn't be any more different from each other, from the shade of pink to the golden glitter.


I couldn't find anything in my stash in this shade of purple, so no comparisons for Zara. I paired it with Reece here to show the golden sheen. Really pretty!

So how many times have I used the word "different" in this entry? I just couldn't find any dupes from my stash for my new zoyas. Well, that's a good thing right? Thanks for looking. The pictures did all the talking. :)

September 13, 2010

my first Zoyas! (Adina, Charity, Freja, Reece, Zara)

Meet my first Zoya babies: Adina, Charity, Freja, Reece and Zara.

Too bad the other colours I had ordered were not available. Next time maybe?

All that I can say is, thank you Pris (teaplayground)!

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