A polish pal of mine said that I was underestimating Zoya and that I needed to give them another try, and given how much I love their base and remover, I figured I should give them a second chance.

This week I had important meetings at work, so I just did a single coat of Sarah Smile, but, the weekend came along, and I was feeling a little middle-school retro, so I went with a classic two colour alternating finger manicure.

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As you can see, Suri is a royal purple colour, and Meg is a shimmery grass green. I don’t know how I feel about shimmery grass green being the colour that goes with my name, but…there are worse options (like a garish orange, blech), so I’ll count my blessings.

I very much like Suri, it’s a lovely colour both in and out of the bottle. I usually don’t love green (as I’ve said before in my Illamasqua Viridian post) but Meg isn’t bad, I usually like lighter greens, and things that are shimmery, so as far as greens go, this is the type that I prefer.

First without flash, then with.

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Awesome. Greatly exceeded expectations. They both went on smoothly, no bubbling, dried pretty quickly (though I did use Seche Vite, so…that always helps with the dry time). Two coats to full opacity, and really, if I had been lazy, one thick coat could have been sufficient.


So far, not bad. A little wear on the tip of the nail, which is not amazing given that I only did this last night, but I’d bet on a solid 3 days. I’ll be taking it off on Sunday evening, because I don’t really think the alternating purple/green fingers is great for presenting myself as a professional. I love it, don’t get me wrong, but I’m also 25 and the alternating fingers read a little young, which is not what I’m trying to project.


I’m sure Suri will come off nicely…Meg on the other hand? I guess we’ll see.


The same polish pal got me a super sweet gift when she was away- Fiver from Butter London! She knows how I feel about greens, but she also knows that I’m usually happy with pale greens, and I have a soft spot for pastels, which means Fiver will likely be a win! I hope it goes well with my skin tone.

Fiver also makes me think of spring, and anything that makes me think of spring is probably a good thing! As you can tell from the wool blanket under my fingers, I was a little chilly when typing up this post, I’m very much looking forward to better weather.

What colours make you think of spring? What do you think of Fiver?

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p.s. for those that were wondering, my little vacation was to Barcelona, and it was delightful!


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