Saturday, December 24, 2011

Essie Dive Bar

Now here is a shade I had been lemming for a REALLY long time. When ShopRite put all of their Essie shades on sale for $4.99, I marched my behind right over to the local Harmons and price matched a slough of colors. One of which was Dive Bar! It's really hard to describe this color. Sometimes, it looks like a dark emerald. Other time, it looks like an ocean blue. But most of the times, I would say it looks like a blackened teal.

Regardless, it's to die for and I'm so glad that I bought this retail exclusive shade.

What do you think of Essie Dive Bar?

Friday, December 23, 2011

OPI Meep Meep Meep

A big hello from the sunny shores of Florida! Thanks for sticking with me during the break from the 30 Days of Zoya Challenge and my time off of the grid. If you haven't voted on the most recent post, be sure to do so here.

The first polish I'm going to show you has special significance to me. When I was a toddler, I used to LOVE to watch Muppet Babies. In fact, I used to love the character Beeker so much that I would zoom around the house, yelling "Beeka beeka!"

So I found it super appropriate that when OPI released their Muppets collection, the first shade I rocked was Meep Meep Meep! Because I had gotten the polish as part of a manicure, I don't have a bottle shot. But it was just a bit pinker in the bottle than in the photo that you see.

On the nail, there's much more of a blue flash than in the bottle. But it looks redder, as well. I honestly didn't care, though. It was a beauty. It's definitely a great color for Christmas.

Until tomorrow!
Princess Polish

New Years Contest

While I'm off sailing the seven seas (okay, maybe just one), I thought it would be a fun idea to run a little contest. One winner will receive a very appropriate prize: a mini set of the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection.

All you have to do is create your best New Years-themed manicure! To enter, you can email me a picture of your nails at

Here are the rules:

1) Only one entry per person.

2) This contest ends at 11:59pm EST on December 31st.

3) This contest is open to residents of the US only.

4) All winners must be 18+.

Good luck!

- Princess Polish

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 16: Zoya Reva

Oh, Reva... how you have earned this one! *Sigh* Now she gets to ride off into the sunset with Prince Charming. (Who, in my mind, is the Prince Charming/James from Once Upon a Time, but I digress...)I'm so glad that Reva finally got the love that she deserves because she is gorgeous. A hot pink with gold glass flecks, Zoya Reva is an absolute stunner.
And here she is in the shade!

I really considered using this color for my holiday manicure, but chose to go with something a little more representative of Chanukah. Don't get me wrong, it's sparkly (which you know, I'm all in favor of), but I wanted to go against the trend of bright pink and red sparkles.

On the subject of the holidays, this will be my last Zoya post until the New Year, as I am traveling with my family on vacation. Our first stop will be Florida to visit my grandmother and then we're heading out on our third annual cruise (technically, cruise #5 for us… but the other two were spaced further apart). We'll be making stops in St. Thomas (I have been once and it is LITERALLY paradise), Antigua, Tortola, and the Bahamas.

I'm going to schedule posts through New Years Eve, but none will be Zoya. They'll be a hodgepodge of various nail art and swatches I have been collecting over the past few months for the occasion. But I promise, it's going to be pretty cool. Keep an eye out for a special post tomorrow for a giveaway that will run while I am gone, as my holiday present to you all!

As a result of my absence, I'm going to give you options for a New Years Day-themed Zoya post and please pick the polish you would most like to wear for a New Years Party: Charla, Mimi, Jo, Jana, Petra, Dree, Nimue, Tao, Kristen, Jo, Breezi, Mira, Colbie, Kotori, or Valerie?

I hope you all have a great holiday, whether it be Christmas, Chanukah, or Kwaanza and enjoy your vacations. I'll try to post pictures while I'm gone, if my iPhone (and Verizon) cooperate.

Lots of love,
Princess Polish

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 15: Zoya Ibiza

We're officially halfway through and Ibiza really ran away with this one! Then again, I don't blame you ladies.
Zoya Ibiza is a deep, rich blue that reminds me of the ocean in the moonlight. Just the slightest hint of shimmer blended with a metallic finish!

Hands down, Ibiza is my favorite blue and per usual, the wear was fantastic.

Tomorrow's theme is going to be called "Always the Bridesmaid…" and it will feature Tao and Reva going head to head for your vote!

So what do you say, ladies? Which bridesmaid is finally going to find her Prince Charming? And who else hopes he's the Charming from ABC's Once Upon a Time?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 14: Zoya Yara

It literally came down to ONE vote that put Kermit and Yara on top of Miss Piggy and Reva. Poor Reva... always the bridesmaid and never the bride.

But I do happen to love Yara. I never thought this olivey color green was for me. I thought it would make my skin look yellow.But I must say that this is a much more flattering shade for me than I thought it would be. This type of army green is actually nice with my skin tone.

The gold glass flecks are the exact same color as the flecks in Neeka and I really dig them. SPARKLE SHOT!

So what do you think, ladies? Is Yara your shade of green? Or is there another Zoya you like more?

Lady Winter has reared her ugly head here in New Jersey, so for Day 15, pick from Breezi, Tao, and Ibiza!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 13: Zoya Holly

I have to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of greens on my nails. In fact, I rarely find one that I love enough to wear on my nails. But Holly made me a believer.

She is the richest shade of green I have ever seen. Not too yellow, too blue, or too black. The only word I have to describe her with is perfect.

Zoya calls her a metallic, but I do see the slightest hint of shimmer. Enough to keep this glitter fiend happy, anyway. So much so, I rocked Holly for Black Friday at work at received TONS of complements!

Then again, it could also just be the candy canes looked so delicious!

For Day 14, I'm thinking we take another trip to the movies! So it's time to see which half of my favorite on-screen couple is YOUR favorite?

Are you green like Yara and Kermit? Or tickled pink like Reva and Miss Piggy?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 12: Zoya Neeka

Hi everyone! Sorry for the delay in posting... been having MAJOR issues with my camera card, so I had to reswatch some polishes tonight. It was kind of sad. :-(

BUT, luckily, I only lost a few and we're still on schedule to complete the 30 Days of Zoya before 12/20! Woot!

Anyway, here is Neeka!

Neeka is a beautiful gold-flecked purple that is an absolute showstopper. The gold flecks are so prominent, but not overpowering. Per usual, Zoya got it exactly right.

Even from the side, she is to die for. And the formula was dreamy. Two coats is all you need. She's still perfect for the winter.

It feels so damn good to be back. Tomorrow, let's go for a holiday theme since we've kicked off the Christmas/Chanukah season. You can pick from Colbie for Christmas, Holly for Christmas, or Noel for Chanukah.

Thanks for sticking with me!
Princess Polish