Today’s polish is from Zoya’s 2015 Summer collection, Island Fun (the cream finish half of Zoya’s usual dual-releases). I also have Nana, Serenity, and Talia from this collection; reviews for those are yet to come.
Cecilia is described by Zoya as a “classic teal” in a cream finish. I know that there are basically teal creams everywhere you look these days, but I think Zoya have a really special one, here! This teal is a little brighter than a true teal, which in my mind is a bit deeper and more muted. It’s also got just the right balance between blue and green, and is vivid enough for summer, yet rich enough for fall and winter. I’d call this a perfect teal!
I’m disappointed in myself because haven’t reviewed a Misa polish in a while. Misa is, along with Essie, Illamasqua, and Zoya, one of my favorite nail polish brands. The formula is so consistently good!
So here is one of my very favorite Misas: Dirty, Sexy, Money (197). I’m unsure whether the money is being described as dirty and sexy (which seems to make the most sense), or, due to the placement of the comma, money is simply being used as an adjective along with dirty and sexy, à la Swingers [Warning! NSFW: profanity]. But Misa occasionally releases awkwardly named polishes: Date Nights to the Twilight. Forgive, Forget, For Me I Will. Umm…Ur Too Delicious. Huh?
In some ways, A-England is a bit obviously an indie brand: it’s inconsistent in the way its name is presented (it shows up on the official website in variations like a-england, a england, and A-England) and the nail polish itself doesn’t seem to have a product name (I’m just calling it Nail Lacquer since that seems to be pretty common, although I suppose that as a British brand, it’s more accurately Nail Varnish, isn’t it?).
But, I can easily stop nit-picking, because the first A-England I ever tried, Saint George, is simply an amazing polish.
After being quite happy with my first Flower Beauty Nail Lacquer, Berry Begonia, I went and bought another one (hey, we needed storage bins from Wal-Mart). This time I chose a shimmer finish.
Evening Primrose is, despite being seemingly named for a flower that is typically a chipper pastel yellow or pink, is an almost-vampy teal shimmer with hints of pinkish-plum shimmer. It always threatens to flash purple, but never does, and takes on an odd muddy tone. Perhaps it is named for this darker Evening Primrose, instead.
Yeah, I’m on a low-buy, but this was CA$4.99 and that’s pretty cheap! 😉 And, the Color Icon eyeshadows are pretty amazing for the price.
I finally went to a Rexall (that’s a Canadian drugstore chain) for the first time in eons, and they have Wet n Wild! I normally order my Color Icon palettes from Well.ca, but they don’t seem to carry the seasonal collections.
So, the Rexall had the Wet n Wild Spring 2015 Silver Lake Collection, and I picked out a fun, warm-toned palette full of bright near-pastels.