Zoya Summer 2020 Splash Collection Swatches, Review

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Zoya Splash Collection Summer 2020
Zoya Splash Collection
Zoya Summer 2020 - Splash Collection
Zoya Summer 2020 - Splash Collection


Zoya Summer 2020 - Splash Collection
Zoya Summer 2020 - Splash Collection


Zoya Summer 2020 - Splash Collection
Zoya Summer 2020 - Splash Collection
And it's finally here - Summer 2020 collection from Zoya!  It's called the Splash collection - and it's very apt.  The shades are very pool/beach ready - I am loving the vibrant colors and the touch of pastels.

Below are my swatches and my thoughts on this collection.



Zoya Jodi
Zoya Jodi


Zoya Jodi is described as a pale ice-cream pink cream. I thought it was more of a bubblegum pink - but yes, the color does remind me of my favorite ice cream of all time, Haagen Dazs' strawberry flavor! I love these types of pastel pinks during summer.

Zoya Eclipse
Zoya Eclipse over Zoya Jodi
Zoya Eclipse
Zoya Eclipse over Zoya Jodi


Zoya Eclipse
Zoya Eclipse over Zoya Jodi


Zoya Eclipse is described as a glistening silver with holographic rainbow sparkles. It's a pretty topper - here I used it over Jodi. It really makes ordinary cream polish look so sparkly and princess-y.


Zoya Emma
Zoya Emma

Zoya Emma
Zoya Emma

Zoya Emma
Zoya Emma

Zoya describes Emma as a starfish coral cream with a touch of pink undertone. This is why I am attracted to Emma - it is not too orange on my skintone but has a rosy undertone.

Zoya Leilani
Zoya Leilani

Zoya Leilani
Zoya Leilani

Zoya Leilani
Zoya Leilani

Zoya Leilani reminds me of a beautiful Hawaiian flower.  It is described as a glistening pink grapefruit with gold microshimmer.  It is beautiful under direct sunlight, and I prefer it that way rather than indoors for some reason.  Either way, it's pretty.

Zoya Celi
Zoya Celi


Zoya Celi
Zoya Celi
Zoya Celi is a sweet cherry with gold micro shimmer.  It basically has the same finish as Leilani.  I think it would make a great summer pedi color. 

Zoya Greta
Zoya Greta


Zoya Greta
Zoya Greta

Zoya Greta
Zoya Greta

Zoya Greta- ahh!! Such a juicy, luscious red!  It's the perfect summer red color.  This is one of my faves from this collection.  This is described as a ripe tomato red cream so this leans warm.

Zoya Harbor
Zoya Harbor

Zoya Harbor
Zoya Harbor
Zoya Harbor is hands-down my favorite from this collection.  I wore this on my nails and I couldn't stop looking at them.  It is described as a tropical emerald sea green cream.  This is the perfect pool or beach color.  

Zoya Fisher
Zoya Fisher
Zoya Fisher
Zoya Fisher
Zoya Fisher is described a a sunkissed seafoam green with gold micro shimmer.  I don't know if I did anything wrong in the application but it applied streaky.  I think it was because I didn't wait long enough in between coats.  This is three coats.


Zoya Corinna
Zoya Corinna
Zoya Corinna
Zoya Corinna

Zoya Corinna
Zoya Corinna

Zoya Corinna is blush with gold micro shimmer; basically it has the same formula as Fisher.  It is a beautiful shimmery neutral that I think I can wear everyday to work.
Zoya Kristie
Zoya Kristie

Zoya Kristie
Zoya Kristie

Zoya Kristie
Zoya Kristie
Zoya Kristie is beautiful.  I am a sucker for pinks so this is right up my alley.  It is technically a hot pink cream but is described as a deep magenta popsicle pink cream.

Zoya Jessica
Zoya Jessica
Zoya Jessica
Zoya Jessica

Zoya Jessica
Zoya Jessica
Zoya Jessica is described as an African violet cream.   This is a red-toned purple and can be a transitional fall color too.


Zoya Maren
Zoya Maren

Zoya Maren
Zoya Maren

This is another favorite.  Zoya Maren is described as a vibrant nautical blue cream.  I was stupid enough to throw away my original and much-coveted Pacific Blue polish from Sally Hansen last year, but could this be similar/a dupe?  It does look like it!

There you go, the twelve shades of summer 2020 from Zoya!  My favorites are definitely Harbor, Greta, Maren, Kristie.  What are yours?  Zoya nail polish retails for $10 a pop and is available on Zoya.com.

(Media sample was provided by PR for consideration.  All opinions are mine.)

Amazon Lark & Ro Cap Sleeve V-Neck Wrap Dress Review





I've always been a huge fan of wrap dresses.  They're comfortable and can be worn almost anywhere - to work, dinner, or even a semi-formal occasion.  It can also hide problem areas in the hips, thighs and tummy if you have those.  I've read really good reviews about the Amazon brand Lark & Ro's v-neck wrap dress, so I snagged two prints to try these out.  I tried the navy and white pinstripe and the black one with mini tulip design.  I got the XS size and they fit pretty well.  I like that these hit below the knee, at least on me, as they really look more professional with the below-the-knee length.  This dress has cap-sleeves with a v-neck and overlapping bodice that lightly skims the body, and a tulip hem that is figure-flattering on most body types.  The material is also very lightweight and doesn't easily crease.  All in all, I really can't say negative things about this dress, except that it may be a bit pricey for some, as the price ranges from $33 to $39, depending on the color and the print.  I would say that it is worth it, though, especially if you are looking for a no-fuss dress for work, dinner or a special event.

The best part is that this is part of Amazon Wardrobe, where you can get to try these before you buy (free for 7 days).  

(All opinions are mine.  This post contains affiliate links.)

Vince Camuto Bevveyn Ankle Strap Block Heel Sandals Review


Vince Camuto Bevveyn Ankle Strap Block Heels
Vince Camuto Bevveyn Ankle Strap Block Heels


Vince Camuto Bevveyn Ankle Strap Block Heels
Vince Camuto Bevveyn Ankle Strap Block Heels

I noticed that DSW has slashed many of its shoes' prices, so I snagged this pair online using a gift card I got from my loved ones last Mother's Day.  I got the Vince Camuto Bevveyn Ankle Strap Block Heel Sandals for $34.99.  This is probably my fifth pair of block heels, and I have them in various heel heights and colors.  I like block heels because they're very comfortable to wear even when the heel is high.  These are 3-inch heels and still very comfortable.  I got the taupe suede, but these are obviously NOT taupe but more of a butternut color.  I didn't contemplate sending these back because I do love the look and they fit perfectly.

I also like that these are Vince Camuto heels and yet they're quite affordable given the name brand.  These are quite versatile shoes and you can wear them anywhere - you can wear these to work with pants or dresses and skirts, to dress up a pair of jeans and a white tee, or wear with shorts like I did above if you want to spice up the outfit for a special dinner or date.  I wore these with my two-year-old Universal Thread High-Rise Denim Shorts and an old sheer sleeveless top (with a cami underneath).  These shorts are old but very comfortable!  I will forever purchase Target shorts as long as they stay true with the quality of their denim.

(All opinions are mine.  This post contains affiliate links.)

Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette Swatches, Review


Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette
Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette

Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette Swatches
Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette
Wearing Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette
Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette
Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette 

Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette
Wearing Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette 

Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette
Wearing Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette

The Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette has been getting a lot of love lately on social media and YouTube videos.  Such adoration is just apt as it is the perfect everyday palette for me.  I've come to really abhor super warm eyeshadows (such a strong word, but then my feelings against very warm shadows are strong too).  I really had a hard time understanding why a lot of people love these shadows when cool shadows work great on cool and warm skintones.  The Colourpop Going Coconuts Palette has the right amount of cool tones that are super wearable.  It has I believe five mattes, a matte with microglitter, and three metallics in a 9-pan palette.  I can see why this is really such a popular palette.  You also can't beat the price of $12, and Colourpop does regular sales too, so it comes out cheaper if you do stumble on these sales.

(All opinions are mine.  This post contains affiliate links.)