Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Swatch Time: China Glaze, Essie, OPI, Ciate, and Zoya

Hi everyone, happy Sunday.  I hope you all are having a great weekend.  Yesterday was crazy busy for me but it also was really fun.  My husband and I went to the movies to see Non-Stop (which was really good), we walked around the mall, cleaned our house, and then got together with our friends for card games.  Whew!  It was fun though.  

Today I am bringing you some swatch spam :)  I have a bunch of swatches building up in my edited photos so it was time to clean that out!  Let's get started.

China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise 

Turned Up Turquoise is a neon turquoise cream that dries matte.  I used two coats for this one.  The second photo shows this polish with a topcoat, which is the version I prefer.

Essie Watermelon

Essie Watermelon is a vibrant pinky red color, very punchy on the nail.  The formula is very good on this one and I needed two easy coats.  This is one of my favorite Essies, it's just really pretty.


OPI I Have a Herring Problem

This polish is from the 2012 Holland Collection and it's a dusty blue with gold shimmer.  I used two coats for this one.

Ciate Pepperminty

I'm in love with this polish.  I wore it this week and it's on my toes right now.  This polish is a pretty light robin's egg blue, blue/green minty polish.  I used three coats for this polish.

OPI Manicurist of Seville

This polish is one that I borrowed from my sister and I'm in love with it.  This polish is a berry red cream and I just love the color of it.  The formula was really good and I needed two coats.

OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow

Another borrowed polish, this one is a deep blackened green.  I like the color on this one, but the formula was really bad.  I believe I needed three coats for this one.

Zoya Kelly

Last up is Zoya Kelly, which I picked up recently because my mom's name is Kelly.  I thought this would be a good transition polish from Winter to Spring.  This polish is a blue slate grey cream and it's a really beautiful color.  Great formula, two coats below.

That's all for now.  Have you tried any of these polishes?


  1. Great swatches! Essie Watermelon is such nice colour! OPI Manicurist of Seville is the perfect berry nail polish - I definitely think I'm gonna have to buy it! :)

  2. Oh gracious! You make me want all of these!

  3. Great swatches! There all very pretty.

  4. I actually NEEED Manicurist of Seville, like no joke!!

  5. OMG I love Turned Up Turquoise, and I love it matte! Also I have OPI Here Today Aragon Tomorrow and the formula is fine. I only need two coats. So maybe that bottle was just a dud for some reason. It's a great color. And I have pic of me holding a little snake wearing it so it's perfect!!! Just started following you, love this blog. I too, discovered a love for girly things, especially nails, later in life. I'm an ex-cop lol.

    1. Must have been a bum bottle, glad to hear yours is good :) Thanks for commenting! I'm loving the fact that you have a nail picture with a snake it in, very cool!