OPI ‘Live, Love, Carnaval’

Hi everyone, I hope you have all been enjoying the remaining days of summer – personally I am ready for fall,  I have been busting out some fall colours the past few days. However, today I have a beautiful polish to share with you all.

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‘OPI Live Love Carnaval’ – is gorgeous melon punchy pink-coral neon creme polish that was released in OPI”s Spring 2014 Brazil Collection. If you have not checked out that collection I would highly recommend taking a look because a LOT of beautiful polishes hailed from it – this being one of my absolute favourites!

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This picture was taken indoors under bright light so it does mute the colour down a slight bit, however if you love neon polishes, this is a MUST HAVE!! The formula was simply heaven – it was opaque on two coats, very easy to apply, no streaks and it is NEON without a white base! I think one of the best features of this polish as well is that it dries to a glossy finish, which I think is unique for neon polish as we are often use to it drying down to a semi-matte or matte formula.

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You can really see the high glossy finish in this picture – I love this colour so much so I am currently wearing it as a pedicure for the second time! I honestly believe you need this colour in your life if you love coral nail polish as much as I do!

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I have three other polishes from the Brazil collection to show you and I will try to have those up before the end of summer. And for being from a Spring collection I think it could just have easily have been a summer one – I LOVE everything about this polish and it gets my vote for being one of the prettiest summer polishes I have in my collection.

PS – I have noticed that nail polish companies have increased their prices in store, I purchase 95% of my polishes online on NailPolishCanada.com – they are usually a dollar or two cheaper!

Application: 10/10 
Opaque: 2 coats
Cost: $10-12 CAD 
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A+ (10/10)
Do you own  OPI ‘Do you have this color in Stockholm?

Blushes, Bronzers & Highlighters for the summer 2014!

Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well – today I have a 3 videos to share with you all. Before I left for India I had a million videos I wanted to pre-film and this series was one of them! I get asked a lot on my YOUTUBE channel (Zenorah/ZENnetwork) what are my favourite summer bronzers, blushes and highlighters for my skin tone. Being a woman of colour I have always searched high and low for colours that best suit my skin tone and I am delighted to share with you all my current favourites.

Love,

Zenorah

OPI ‘Do you have this color in Stockholm?’

Hi everyone, so today I have the only polish I purchased from OPI’s new Fall/Winter 2014 Nordic Collection and in my humble opinion it’s the BEST polish in the entire collection. If you are looking to buy just one from the Nordic Collection, get this one – you will not be disappointed!!

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OPI ‘Do you have this color in Stockholm?’ – is a true burple (blue & purple) crelly polish that is brand spanking new from OPI’s Fall/Winter 2014 Nordic Collection. This such a unique polish to OPI that I do foresee them including this in their permanent collection because it’s just THAT beautiful!

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This is probably one of the most TRUE to colour photos I was able to capture. Being a true burple it is really hard to capture both colours in photo – it’s vibrant yet dark I LOVE IT! The application was interesting though, from looking at it in the bottle you think it’s a cream polish, however it is has a crelly formula meaning when you apply the first coat it is shear, runny and can be patchy. However it is completely opaque on two coats and it was much easier to apply the second coat.

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I think one of the reasons why I love this polish so much is how refreshing it is to see something unique in a Fall collection that is typically filled with burgundy, dark purples, taupes and army greens. I will definitely be rocking this polish as often as I can and if this is the only one I purchased in the entire collection, that’s definitely speaking volumes.

 OPI Do you have this color in Stockholm?

Are you going to buy any polishes from this collection?? Which one(s) do you have your eyes on? And look out very soon for My Top 15 OPI polishes on my Youtube Channel. And if you want to see some pictures from my trip to India you can follow me on Instagram :)

Application: 9.5/10 
Opaque: 2 coats
Cost: $12 CAD 
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A+ (9.5/10)
Do you own  OPI ‘Do you have this color in Stockholm?
PS: What is up with every polish brand raising their prices??

UPDATE: Where have I been??!

Hi everyone!! So needless to say I have been VERY absent from my blog – this is the longest I have ever gone without doing a blog post so before I started swatching makeup, nail polish and writing about my latest adventures I thought I would explain where I have been the last few months.

I have mentioned before in previous youtube videos that I am a health care professional and throughout the months of May till August I have been working non-stop, the only extra time I had was spent with my husband and family along with packing for a trip. I went on a global health nursing trip to India throughout the month of July and it was such a fantastic learning experience. I have never been to India, so needless to say I was super excited and after my experiences I have a very deep appreciation for life – India blessed me with a renewed view on life (which I will discuss in a video update on my Youtube channel very soon).

I know I have grown as a person, a woman, a wife, a daughter, a child of God & the universe – it’s hard to explain in words the impact my time in India has had on me however I hope it will be forever life changing. I am so thankful in many ways for every thing I have and I get emotional when I think of how blessed I am to be able to connect with so many beautiful, kind, wonderful women like you all.

My busy schedule continues until October but I will try my best to blog more often since it’s easier than filming & editing videos so please be sure to bookmark my blog site because I have exciting posts coming up :)

Thank you all so much for all your love & support – I appreciate you more than you will ever know.

Love,

Zenorah

Nail Polish BLOG SALE!!!

Hi everyone, I finally managed to get my Nail Polish Blog Sale up!!! Please check it out & if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or email me!

I included it as a free standing page `BLOG SALE` – so you can click on the tab for a direct link =)

CLICK HERE to be taken to my Nail Polish Blog Sale Page!

Thank you all so much for your love & support.

Sincerely,

Zenorah

OPI ‘Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous’ + BaronessX ‘Holographique’

Hi everyone, it’s been a very long time (over a month) since my last blog entry. Isincerely apologize for the massive gap in time, I have had a lot on my plate and for the interest of time I have been allocating my time towards posting Youtube videos rather than blog posts. I know later in the year things will change & I will be much more available to blog more regularly but as of right now I will try my best to blog at least once a week.

Today I have an Indie polish to share with you – this was sent for my honest review by the lovely Demi from BaronessX on Etsy.com. I have been really impressed with Indie polishes lately and this is no exception. But first, I need to introduce a new OPI polish to my collection.

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OPI ‘Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous’ – is a gorgeous gun-metal slate grey shimmer polishes that was originally released in OPI’s 2010 Fall Swiss Collection but is now thankfully a permanent shade in their line up. I have been wanting this polish for a long time but kept over looking it, recently I picked this beauty up and it is a stunner!

I can definitely see myself wearing this more in the Fall & Winter but it’s also very suitable for a night time polish year round. I can honestly see myself wearing this on a girl’s night out in both the Spring & Summer time as well.

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It was opaque on two coats, easy to apply and the dry time was less than 15 minutes. I think it’s a great alternative to black and it tip toes between rocker edgy and sophisticated chic.

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BaronessX ‘Holographique’ – is a liner holographic polish in a light silver base. This is definitely a polish that can be layerd onto any other polish to create a holographic finish! The used ONE coat of this polish to achieve the desired effect and as you can see, it’s a GORGEOUS one!


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It was easy to apply, dried within 10-15 minutes and had a glossy shine finish. It was difficult capturing the holographic effect indoor but this holographic top coat is INSANE when in sunlight! I have never seen such a prism, holographic effect on a polish to date. I do believe that this effect is mostly achieved when applied over a darker polish though. While the above photo is unconventional you can see how it sparkles and comes to life in sunlight but the linear holographic effect is lost indoors.

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I truly love this polish and highly recommend it but would prefer if it were labelled. I would definitely purchase this top coat if it was available in a bigger size and highly recommend it!

You can purchase polishes from Demi on her Etsy store: BaronessX

*Thank you to Demi for providing this polish for review, all opinions are honest and are of my own.

OPI ‘Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous’
Application: 9.5/10 
Opaque: 2 coats
Cost: $10 CAD 
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A+ (9.5/10)
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BaronessX ‘Holographique’
Application: 9.5/10 
Opaque: 1 coat
Cost: $4.80 (mini 5 ml) 
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A (9.5/10)

Do you own  OPI ‘Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous’ and/or BaronessX ‘Holographique’? 

Rainbow Honey ‘The Kraken’

Hi everyone, so today I have such an amazing polish to share with all of you. Being a nail polish lover for as long as I have been, you come to imagine your ‘perfect polish’ and at least I wish I had the creativity and patience to make it. Well, as it turns out the Dee the creator and maker of Rainbow Honey has copy & pasted my perfect polish into the gorgeous shade you are about to see.

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Rainbow Honey ‘The Kraken’ – is a GORGEOUS teal polish infused with a variety of sizes of teal & gold glitter particles. This polish is from Rainbow Honey’s “Summer of 199X Collection”. One of the most unique features of this polish is while the teal base of the polish is opaque you can still see the gold and teal glitter particles through it!! It’s soooooo gorgeous I just can’t tell you how perfect of a polish it is you NEED to see it in person to appreciate it.

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I wanted to show you what it looked like indoors and in sunlight – it’s absolute perfection. First, you can actually get away with ONE thick coat but I always do two for good measure (not a fan of bald spots). As well the formula was just heavenly, very smooth to apply, dried within 5 mins and the DEPTH of the polish after two coats is just breath taking!

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This photo captures the most ‘real-life’ swatch I was able to capture, just look at it!! If you are a fan of Zoya’s Charla as I am, you NEED this 100% in  your collection ASAP! (this is definitely a polish I think my friend Yukie would LOVE!). As well, it is the perfect Mermaid polish – I have thrown that term around of other teal polishes but this one takes the cake!

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If you are  nail polish lover (which I know many of you are), you NEED this in your collection – if you have ever taken my advice on buying polishes, please go out and purchase this polish, you will never regret it! I think this may easily be my favourite Rainbow Honey nail polish to date! I have been so impressed by the brand that I am so excited to purchase MORE polishes in the near future!

Thank you to Nailpolishcanada.com for sending these polishes! As well you can use the promo code ILOVENAILBLOGS to recieve $5 off your purchase on the RainbowHoney.com website! This promo code expires March 31st, 2014!

Application: 10/10 
Opaque: 2 coats
Cost: $11.50 CAD / 15ml 
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A+ (10/10)

Do you own Rainbow Honey ‘the Kraken’?  

What are your thoughts on this nail polish?

Disclosure: The product in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my honest review.  All opinions are of my own.