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May, 2011

  1. POLICE FILES: Zoya Touch – a collection of Limited Edition nudes

    May 26, 2011 by pam

    We are still in the middle of our crazy road trip and I am writing this while sitting on a hotel room floor in Bryce Valley in Utah.

    It’s been a great trip so far and while I haven’t gone crazy shopping for polish like I have on my previous trips, I still have a lot of polish-related stories to share. But they will have to wait. Because that’s not what this post is for.

    Today I’m taking a break from my break to bring you news from Zoya.

    I’m a Zoya fan – I love that their shades are long-lasting and that they’re free of harmful chemicals including toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

    Zoya will be releasing three limited edition shades very soon. The three colors, which make up Zoya’s Touch Collection, were inspired by the custom looks Zoya developed for the runways of New York Fashion Week. The three are all full coverage nudes.

    I think the collection is coming out at the perfect time. I know I’ve spent my entire life loving vampy colors on my nails but my taste has changed these past couple of months. It’s weird how I’ve been obsessing over nudes, corals, pinks and reds lately but I have no plans of fighting it. If my nails want sexy nudes – I will give them sexy nudes. And this is why I’m so psyched for Zoya’s new collection.

    This is Minka (latte beige cream with a metallic kiss).


    This is Shay (desert rose sand beige cream with a metallic kiss).


    And this is Pandora (mauve beige cream with a metallic kiss).


    They are all so pretty, I can’t pick a favorite. And I know my nude-obsessed friend Tatin will agree with me.


    Swatches will be posted soon, once I leave the mountains and return to the city.

    Zoya is accepting pre-orders until May 31. The Touch Collection will be available on starting June 1. If you’re in the US, order from, if you’re in the UK or other parts of Europe, go to, if you’re in Italy, visit If you’re in the Philippines, you can order them through OrganicRituals Spa. Each one costs $8.

  2. POLICE FILES: Chanel Summer, Etude House Crack, Tony Moly Snake Nails and other nail polish news

    May 12, 2011 by pam

    Forgive me for the lack of updates. Things have been insanely busy these past weeks – I had a ton of deadlines, I got sick, Bieber arrived – and things are only bound to get crazier because I’m leaving for a quick break tomorrow.

    But I know I couldn’t leave without blogging – because many exciting things are happening for nail polish fans here in Manila.

    Ready? Here we go.

    Chanel’s Summer Collection is finally in Rustan’s. Each bottle is P1350. I already have my bottle of Morning Rose (I bought it from the awesome Aica of UrbanMD – she’s super nice, super efficient and the polish came gift-wrapped with a sweet little note) and my bottle of Mimosa has also arrived from the US (thanks to my friend Lele who is keeping it safe for me).


    Rescue Beauty’s Bring It Back colors are now up on the website. If you don’t have Purple Haze, get it now. It’s gorgeous. Get Bikini Bottom too. And Bruised. And Black Russian. And Stormy. They’re all beautiful. And if you still don’t have the spring colors – Insouciant, Iconoclast, Recherche and Decorous – get them too. You know they won’t be around forever. And they’re lovely lovely lovely.


    Got Crack? Etude House does. And this is awesome news for people searching for crackle polish. These bottles will be available by last week of May or first week of June. And speaking of Etude House – the matte polishes are available there now. Grab them, they’re great. Watch out for my long post about Etude House’s flagship store opening in Megamall.


    This is the blue crack over Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream and Santee Vikini Green.


    Holy moly, Tony Moly! Tony Moly is finally in the Philippines! I love Tony Moly. I have a number of bottles from Tony Moly, some were gifts from my friends Lele and Tatin, others were purchased for me by friends who visited Hong Kong and Korea. I got a lovely surprise today – a bag of Tony Moly products.


    They have great stuff for nail polish fanatics.

    Like the dry nail appliqu̩ from the Nail Art Collection. There are a lot of different designs. I promise to post swatches soon РI will bring one of these sets on my trip.


    I got really excited about these nail polish bottles. Check out the caps – the little cracks in the design made me think that this was crackle polish. That would have been enough to make me happy – but I was wrong.


    When I tried them on, I went, “Holy crap, Tats, these aren’t cracking!” But they cracked. Slowly. Way slower than any crackle polish I’ve tried. And when they cracked, the cracks were crazy fine. And I went, “Holy crap, Tats, these are cool!”

    I finally realized what the SN in the polish name meant. Snake Nails. These aren’t your regular crackle polish – they’re snake polish.


    Freaking cool.


    Love love love.


    But here’s the strange thing – I’ve seen promo pics of Snake Nails and in the promo pics, they look like regular crackle. Weird.

    But I’m glad they look like this on me.


    Tony Moly has a store in SM Fairview now – and stores will open in SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Makati soon.

    And there you go.

    I have about 12 hours left before my flight and I still haven’t packed so I have to go. I will be back soon – with a ton of swatches and more nail polish news.

    And if you want to see what I’m wearing on my nails, check out my 31 Days of Nails on