She’s getting there! She’s slowly catching up on the posts! I swear it’ll happen and I’ll be back on consistently posting again!! Just you wait!! It’s coming!
For today, let’s look at a new Zoya release, shall we?
This is the ‘Hello Summer’ release, and it features 6 previously released popular shades bundled up. On release Zoya also said “Infused with more color saturation and streak-less, full coverage application for the perfect summer kickoff!” – so I was also assuming they came with a new formulation at the release as well. Otherwise they haven’t fully said, but from that I’m still assuming they’re newer formulas.
They also just released another curated palette of previously popular shades called the ‘Summer Vibes’ bundle – those are more shimmery jewel-toned shades. So that means we have no actual new shades for their summer release – but of course if these are shades you’ve felt like you’ve missed out on previously or are new to Zoya it’s a good option, or a nice place to start with.
These are now available on the Zoya website individually! Let’s dive on into the swatches.
Yes, yes, once again here’s my same spiel about sorry for disappearing and not posting for so long and I’m looking to get back into more of a routine because I’m missing this blog. But it’s TRUE. I do miss this blog and I feel guilty when I see I posted nothing in a month! THAT’S MY BAD. Sure, Instagram will always be my main platform – but this blog will always provide things that Instagram cannot. Like being able to search and pull up any collection post and swatch, and have it as a reference. My blog is still continuing to pull in views, so clearly it’s still helpful to all of y’all, and because of that I’ll be posting. So don’t worry, no matter how sporadic I get at times, I’ll always come back.
But WHEW I’m BEHIND on the summer collections and posts here! I posted up some and just never posted others WHOOPS. If I’m truly looking to continue to be a resource in the nail world here, it’s about time I finished these on up, huh? So let’s talk about the Essie Summer 2022 collection! I swear the next ones will be more season appropriate. (So funny to say as I know we’re still smack dab in the middle of the summer but the nail world moves fast, we’re already getting previews of fall collections).
This is their typical 6 bottle release, and it features 5 bright cream shades and one super interesting shimmer! I actually bought this from beyondpolish.com as they have the shades for a more discounted price! My new Essie supplier really. They’re also available from Ulta – but for full price.
So you’ve been waiting long enough for this one already, let’s dive right into the swatches!
Y’all like some dinosaurs? Who doesn’t love dinosaurs, I know I do. So do I have the collection for you!
China Glaze has collaborated with the upcoming new movie, Jurassic World: Dominion, for a great 8 piece themed release. We have a couple creams, and then some interesting shimmers and flakes and textures all throughout this. All of the names relate to the movie, as well as the polishes themselves. I love when a mainstream brand does a more interesting collaboration, so I was so excited for these shades!
As always I grabbed this set from polishpick.com – always great discounts and prices on polish and fast shipping! Never any complaints. (If you happen to purchase, you can mention Gingerly Polished – I make nothing from it but it lets the brand see where the traffic is coming from!)
I’m keeping it short here, as I’m sure you just want to get into these polishes, and see what they’re all about, so let’s get on into the swatches!
Oh you probably thought I was just GONE, didn’t ya! Well NOPE, you won’t ever get rid of me. Don’t you WORRY, I’ve still been buying mounds of nail polish and I still have lots and lots of shades to show you. This here blog isn’t going ANYWHERE, and in fact, as we continue on in this summer I only want to get more and more consistent in my posting again. Because I MISS Y’ALL. And I just like talking about nail polish, that’s not going to change anytime soon.
ANYWAYS, let’s talk about this next collection shall we? We have a few more summer releases to look at still, more shades for the warm weather coming out.
This is the POP! collection and it’s Orly’s release for Summer 2022. It features 4 cream shades, 1 shimmer and 1 topper. As always, I got this in my Orly Color Pass. If you’ve seen any of my previous posts about Orly you know what that is – but just in case you’re new here, it’s a special that Orly does where you pay up front, and then throughout the year you’re automatically sent 4 of Orly’s seasonal releases. And they always contain an extra fun goodie in each box. I always say it’s a deal if you’re already planning on grabbing all of the collections like me. But you can also purchase one box at a time now to try it out! So lovely all around. Otherwise, these shades are available individually on the Orly website.
We have some gorgeous colors here, so let’s get right on into the swatches! Let’s see if these shades do truly POP. (Sorry, I had to).
Well HELLO there! You know what time it is. I think I say this every single time and every single season, but it’s the most exciting time of the year because we’re looking at A NEW OPI COLLECTION. Listen, I’ll say it straight out, OPI collections are always the most popular posts on my blog, so I know you’re all as excited about them as I am. And this one has a full range of bright summery colors that cover a whole shimmery rainbow.
This is the ‘Power of Hue’ collection for Summer 2022 from OPI. It’s our traditional 12 bottle release, and as always I grabbed this from my favorite nail polish supply shop, polishpick.com. Check it out and as always, let her know I sent you. Of course, we have a lot of shades to talk about, so really let’s just get right into it, you’ve been waiting for long enough. I’m not even rambling for once, I’m just letting the photos speak for themselves to bring you in, and then from there decide on individual formulas. ONTO THE SWATCHES.