Sunny Fingertips Or Gold? I Can’t Decide! #ZOYA #ESSIE

Zoya had a promotion a few months back where you could get a free polish or something, I dunno, but in any case I placed a huge order an got a ton of pinks and one very different color that I normally never choose, a yellow.  A yellow polish isn’t for everyone.  We actually debated it at work whether it could look nice at all.  There was a split in decision with some saying it never looks good, while others thought it looked “nice” and sunny.

 I ultimately think it depends on skin tone because it can make you look sickly if it brings out reddish undertones in your skin.  But back to the swatches.  The Yellow Polish I purchased was called “creamy” and I decided to top it with Essie’s “As Gold AS It Gets“.

The color is described on the Zoya website as:

 ” A bright but soft banana peel shade of yellow”

The color was easy to apply but did take 3 coats to be completely opaque for my taste.  I got scared when I saw how bright it was and wasn’t sure how it would look in the office so I tried to tone it down with gold flecks (using the Essie polish).

zoya creamy essie as gold as it gets

 The Essie Polish is from one of their top coats collections that I have almost all.  As Gold As It Gets is a clear coat with micro gold glitter and small foil flecks bringing a pretty gold sheen to any color you wear underneath.  I’d like to try it with a candy apple red. Perhaps on the toes 🙂

zoya creamy essie as gold as it gets

zoya creamy essie as gold as it gets

zoya creamy essie as gold as it gets

 What do you think?  Is yellow polish an acceptable color you would wear?  Or do you think yellow polish should be banned entirely?  I’m still on the fence about yellow because I love bright yellows and oranges but they are difficult for me to wear.  Is there one in your arsenal that I need to know about?  Share in the comments below!

zoya creamy essie as gold as it gets

zoya creamy essie as gold as it gets

Zoya Polishes can be purchased online directly from their site ( and many many others) for the mere price of $8.00.  If you are afraid the color you want to purchase wont look good on you, you can purchase a “spoon” for fifty cents and they will send you a mini swatch bead of color on the equivalent of a Baskin Robbins tester ice cream scoop.  Just enough color to get to the idea, and no regrets if the color looks hideous.

Essie polishes can be purchased online also but as gold as it gets may be easier to find in a drugstore like CVS.  Its sold out on their site but can be found for $8.00.

So what do you think? Is yellow your color?

Variations of Essie’s Castaway – Photo Heavy

My Essie polish collection is slowing growing and I have a new pink polish to share with you today.  Essie’s Castaway is a perfect bubble gum pink polish that makes me want to have a barbie ponytail to go with it.  The color is opaque with two coats (I did three) and looks great for both hands and toes.  I did have some problems with streaking, which is why I tried covering it with an additional coat.

courtesy of Essie Website

I’m not really sure why I always have application problems with opaque light pinks but for some reason I do. Oh well, practice will hopefully make perfect someday.

Essie Castaway – 3 coats

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Essie Castaway with As Gold As It Gets

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castaway and gold as it gets

Essie Castaway with Sally Hansen Pink Promise

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castaway and pink promise2

Essie Castaway with both As Gold As It Gets and Pink Promise Layered

castaway gold as it gets pink promise

castaway gold as it gets pink promise2

I think As Gold As It Gets looks awesome over pink! It added a little warmth to it.  I also liked how Pink Promise made it have a bit of pink shimmer. What do you think?  I think the gold wins between the two.

These are the current Essie polishes I have right now. Is there one you would like to see swatched?  What color MUST I add next?

watermelon castaway turks and caicos

Essie: Watermelon, Castaway, & Turks and Caicos

Essie: Mezmerised, Marshmallow & Power Clutch

Essie: Mezmerised, Marshmallow & Power Clutch

gold as it gets shine of the times a cut above

Essie: As Gold As It Gets,Shine Of The Times & A Cut Above

P.S just a few days left for the nail polish giveaway! Click here to enter 🙂 An no one has tried to get any bonus points that I had listed on the rafflecoptor, hmmm…