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Zoya Pink SwatchesEarlier today I told you about how Zoya is kicking off the new year with a sweet deal–free nail polish! Still thinking about which polishes to order? Torn between several perfect pinks, perhaps?

I took my collection of pink Zoya polishes and snapped a picture to help you see the differences between shades. From left to right: Zoya Vanessa, Dana, Joy, Renee, Eva, Kylie, Lindsay, and Ali.

Of these, my top three favorites are Eva, Lindsay, and Ali.

Eva is the perfect pinky coral cream–Kylie (my first-ever Zoya polish) is more of an orange coral. Eva is springtime in a bottle. It’s young and fun, but with a retro sweetheart flair. Zoya’s description is spot-on when it says that Eva is a “ladylike and retro shade that goes great with vintage dresses.”

Lindsay (tragically discontinued) is a sheer, sparkly pink that takes me back to my kid days… and reminds me of Lindsay Lohan. It’s so sheer that you can apply a quick coat and be on your way. No worries about chipping! Or, if you’re patient, apply several coats for nails that look just like those 90s glitter jelly shoes.

If Eva is springtime in a bottle, then Ali is a hot summer day at the beach. It is the perfect neon pink because it applies smooth and without streaking, despite its slightly matte finish. The result? Bold, beautiful nails. Rumor has it that this is the shade featured in the opening credits of Pretty Little Liars–the name “Ali” is fitting, don’t you think?

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Zoya Caitlin has been one of my favorite polishes for nearly two years now. According to Zoya, it’s: “Smoky purple-tinged medium gray with smooth, opaque creme finish. Sultry, mysterious and impossibly chic, a shade that will have everyone intrigued.” Yep.

Zoya Caitlin and Essie No More Film Swatch


















I was browsing at the drug store when a new color from Essie caught my eye: No More Film. According to Essie: “seductive deep violet lacquer accentuates the positive and eliminates the negatives. this darkly alluring, purple hue makes a striking alternative to black nail polish.” That’s definitely accurate, as it looked mostly black on my nails, despite being a mid-tone violet in the bottle.

Essie Pop of Blue

















As I bought the polish, I had Zoya Caitlin in the back of my mind as the perfect accent nail–and that’s exactly what I did. Imagine my surprise when I went to do my research for this post and saw that Essie recommended an extremely similar look called “Pop of Blue” using Essie Lapis of Luxury. Guess I was on to something, huh? Now if only I could get my nails to look that perfect…

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Zoya Caitlin is an unexpected new favorite of mine.  This smokey purple-blue-gray shade looks a little darker on my nails than in the bottle, and it’s a great transition color from summer into fall–sophisticated and chic, but still a bit bright and fun! Get it for $8 on before September 30th and use code SWEEP2 for free shipping!

What’s on your nails?

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