Unless you live under a rock, you've probably heard of the current Zoya promo. If you have an account with Zoya already (you always need to make an account before they release their promos) you can go to the promo code section and see one for a 'buy one, get two free' code. You pay for one $8 polish and shipping (comes out to around $14) and you get $24 worth of polish. Woohoo!
Zoya Armor Top Coat, $8 at zoya.com: Now what I did (I was very proud of this idea) was get a top coat and 2 polishes. Zoya is on the eco-friendlier side of polishes, and the polish tends not to work as well with chemical heavy top coats, like my favorite, Seche Vite. I get average wear time with that top coat. However, I hear that with the Zoya top coat you can get like 7-9 days before it starts chipping, which is AMAZING. So I got that.
Zoya Roxy, $8 at zoya.com, Zoya Neeka, $8 at zoya.com: As far as nail polish goes, I got Roxy and Neeka. Roxy is a sheer red-toned purple base with bright purple glitter. I have a ton of glitter nail polishes, but none that are medium berries, so obviously I had to buy this. I like sheer jelly glitters, because they make the glitter seem to float in the polish. The deepness of the berry gives it a little more maturity than the average glitter, and all the glitter makes it great in a Disney princess kind of way. And Neeka is a greyed amethyst with subtle red duochrome shimmer and bright gold glitter. It actually reminds me of Katherine of Aragon by Rescue Beauty Lounge, with it's dusty lavender base with glitter. I love that the base here is such a soft, pretty, romatic/Jane Austen-approved color, but the red duochrome and gold glitter add a glam, modern twist.
On a totally random note, I was thinking about what to wear to a summer wedding the other day. And then I realized that other people probably have the same question, so I thought I'd mention it.
J. Crew Arabelle Silk Chiffon Dress, $225 at jcrew.com: J. Crew is the source for wedding/bridesmaid dresses. I love this little coral number. The ruching/draping on the bodice is very flattering, as are the cinched waist and sweetheart neckline, and the a-line skirt hides any sins. You could take this all sweet with a white satin ribbon around the waist and nude peep toe platforms with pearl earrings, or you could take it a little edgier and do a dark grey patent leather belt and peep toe platforms with a statement cuff bracelet. Either way, it's demure enough for a wedding but still fun enough to make that open bar work for you.
Images via zoya.com, jcrew.com.