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After a oppressively gray winter, I was craving seriously craving some color.

Zoya nail polishes

To spruce up, I ordered some nail polish from Zoya.

Not only was I super intrigued by the happy yellow of Darcy and the spunky seafoam of Neely, (I was less excited about Blaze), Zoya had their Earth Day sale, which made everything awesomely half-priced.

When the package arrived, I jumped on Darcy.

Oh Yea

I felt pretty friggin’ sweet with bright yellow nails.

Though, when I laid down the first coat, I was at shocked at how streaky the formula was. It was a little gross. I couldn’t get anywhere near the smoothness in the photographs I saw online.

UGH

This was probably the first time I actually bought nail polish. I own two other beloved colors, like the awesome emerald from color club, but they were all given to me one way or another. This was fun. I might get more in the future.

:D

I got this awesome Wild Cactus mini-nail polish from the February Birchbox and painted my nails.

Remember the last two times I said was going to cancel? That totally didn’t happen.

Instead I continued to re-subscribe every month, because I just love getting stuff in the mail.

I don’t wear makeup, so a lot of the Birchbox items don’t appeal to me. However, they’ve been good at giving me things I’d actually use, like shampoo and sunscreen.

For February, I got samples of Ghirardelli Milk & Caramel Squares (tasty), Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm (useless for me), Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle (smells amazing), Juicy Couture Couture La La (grooooss), and Color Club Fiesta Collection in Wild Cactus (favorite of the lot).

I very rarely paint my nails. Usually, after a couple of minutes of painted nails, I get the incessant itch to scratch off the polish because the color would look hideous to me. Thus, I was super skeptical upon receiving Wild Cactus. This lovely emerald surprised me. It made me feel awesome.

It now rests as my second favorite nail polish, with the first being my Wet n’ Wild 9.0.2.1.Orange from a super sweet friend.