Essie "All Access Pass" Review

My obsession with nail polish began when I was in college. During my college years I was able to name each of my polishes by just looking at them. My roommate would even quiz me on them from time to time! Since then,...Read More »

OPI Just Spotted the Lizard Review

Nail polish will always have a special place in my heart (and bedroom shelf) as it started my obsession with the beauty industry and digital marketing. I even did multiple university projects about nail polish because the industry and marketing behind it interested...Read More »

Deborah Lippmann "In the Sun" Review

Summertime is in full swing which means bright nails are also called for. “In the Sun” by Deborah Lippmann is perfect for this time of year. As you’ll notice, I don’t have many Deborah Lippmann polishes in my collection. This is because of...Read More »

OPI "Stranger Tides" Review

If you’ve been following along, you’ll already know that I’ve been toting my nail polish with me on my travels for many years now. It even goes further back then what I have published on this blog. Back in the days of Tumblr...Read More »

China Glaze "Flip Flop Fantasy" Review

When I found out I was going to Hawaii during my winter vacation, I immediately knew I had the perfect polish to bring along. Just from its name, “Flip Flop Fantasy” by China Glaze automatically had a place in my suitcase. The fact...Read More »

"Chillato" by Essie

Another beautiful pastel polish by Essie. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Essie does the best pastels in my opinion. “Chillato” is no exception. “Chillato” by Essie is a fun green-yellow pastel. It’s not my most-worn nail polish, but...Read More »

"In the Cab-ana" by Essie

One of my goals for 2020 is to post and share my photos in the same year that they were taken. However, I also like to post in chronological order which means I still need to share this set from my trip to...Read More »

"Saltwater Happy" by Essie

Saltwater Happy at The Dead Sea

Finally found the motivation to get back to posting again. It’s been a busy few months, but I knew I didn’t want to skip posting this one. It felt so perfect to photograph “Saltwater Happy” by...Read More »

"Soiree Mauve" by Essie

It’s that time again; time for another nail polish review. Today I will be talking about “Soiree Mauve” by Essie. This brown-toned pink is a beautiful neutral shade for my darker skin tone. If you’re someone who likes to stick to your nudes...Read More »

"Limited Addiction" by Essie

Ok, ok, this is my last archival post from 2017, I think. “Limited Addiction” by Essie is a good staple to have in your collection. It’s a true red with a hint of glitter. The glitter looks more prominent when you look at...Read More »

"From Here to Eternity" by OPI Infinite Shine

Here’s another archive post from my 2017 files from when I was still living in Switzerland. “From Here to Eternity” by OPI Infinite Shine is a great pink-coral combo. It’s bright enough for summertime but also just short of being too neon for...Read More »

"Mesmerize" by Essie

Beautiful, bold, and blue is the perfect way to describe “Mesmerize” by Essie. It’s such a fun color for springtime. The super smooth and opaque formula makes it easy to use. I have been collecting nail polishes for a good 9 years...Read More »

"Baguette Me Not" by Essie

I know my last few posts have been the same content-wise, but just know that I have some different content planned out for future posts. That being said, let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that while it took me one...Read More »

"Hot & Spicy" by OPI

Happy December! I know we’re getting closer to winter, but if you know me, then you know I usually don’t let the weather/seasons dictate my nail polish choices. That’s why today I’m sharing “Hot & Spicy” by OPI with you. I find...Read More »

"OPI by Popular Vote" - Remember to Vote on November 6

Fall has finally arrived here in Madrid. With that, I am finally sharing this post which I’ve had in my archive for quite some time now. Coincidentally, this post has come right in time for the midterm elections taking place in the...Read More »

"Seduce Me" by China Glaze

I know it seems like I’m jumping the gun into fall with this post, but I swear I absolutely love summer. Actually, summer is my favorite season so I’m not ready for it to be over anytime soon. But “Seduce Me” by...Read More »

"Lapis of Luxury" by Essie

It’s officially Spring which means I’m all about the pastels, especially on my nails. I’ve been meaning to share this post for months now as I originally took the photographs last year while I was still living in Lugano. Fast...Read More »

"Unrepentantly Red" by OPI Infinite Shine

I honestly don’t have much to say about “Unrepentantly Red” by OPI besides the fact that I absolutely love it. I am not usually one for red nail polishes, but something about this shade just worked perfectly for my weekend in Vegas....Read More »

"Patience Pays Off" by OPI Infinite Shine

Oh hey there, Internet! Long time no blog, I KNOW! I decided to take a break the last 2 months, but I’m excited to be back! First on the list is to talk about one of my newest faves, “Patience...Read More »

"Ciao Effect" by Essie

Hello lovelies! If you’ve been following my recent beauty posts then you know that pastels are having a moment on Life with Laila right now and today’s post is no different. “Ciao Effect” by Essie is one of the newest...Read More »

"A Crewed Interest" by Essie - National Nail Polish Day

Happy National Nail Polish Day! In case you didn’t already know, today has been dubbed National Nail Polish Day by none other than Essie. June 1, 2017 is the first ever edition of this new “holiday” and to be completely...Read More »

"Planks a Lot" by OPI

With the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie coming out tomorrow, I thought it was the perfect time to bring back “Planks a Lot” by OPI from their original Pirates of the Caribbean collaboration in...Read More »

"Big Spender" by Essie

While I know springtime is known for pretty pastels, there’s nothing I love more than rocking a bright fuchsia pink on my nails from time to time. That’s why Big Spender by Essie is perfect for just that. Described...Read More »

"Mint Candy Apple" by Essie

Nothing says Spring like a good pastel. That’s why Mint Candy Apple by Essie is a go-to for me during the springtime. While this beautiful mint green polish was released years ago, its easy to wear pastel shade makes it...Read More »

The Oxford Street LUSH Store Experience

If you follow me on Instagram or on Snapchat (@lailaz) then you’ll know that I was recently in London, and actually I find myself quite often in London. Contrary to most other tourists, my favorite place...Read More »

"Navigate Her" by Essie

Spring is officially here and while I previously mentioned that I foresee a lot of pink tones for this season (at least here on my blog), I thought I would break it up a bit with this light, bright green...Read More »

"Pink Friday" by OPI

Happy Friday my lovely people! Seeing as it is Friday and the “it” color for the upcoming Spring season is pink, I thought this was the perfect occasion to share “Pink Friday” by OPI on the blog today.

Fun...Read More »

"Pearl of a Girl" by OPI

There’s just something so fresh and clean about an all-white manicure. But while I love a good white polish from time to time, sometimes it can feel a bit too stark on me, especially against my darker skin tone. That’s...Read More »

“French Quarter for Your Thoughts” by OPI

Since I’ve recently been loving grey tones for my winter wardrobe, I thought I might as well extend the love to my fingertips as well! That’s why “French Quarter for your Thoughts” by OPI was perfect for my current grey...Read More »

"Warm & Fozzie" by OPI

The holiday season may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy a bit of glitz and glam, especially when it comes to nail polish choices. That’s why I felt like “Warm & Fozzie” by OPI was the...Read More »

"Blue Moon Lagoon" by OPI

When I learned I would be visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, I immediately knew what nail polish I would be wearing when I went – probably not the average person’s response to such news, but then again this is me we...Read More »

"Carry On" by Essie

I know I just spent my last two posts going on and on about how I’ve been loving non-traditional, lighter colors for my nails recently, but looking at the landscapes of Iceland, I couldn’t resist a truly dark and vampy...Read More »

"I Have a Herring Problem" by OPI

If you saw my last post featuring Sew Psyched by Essie, you will notice that I was really feeling muted tones during my time in Iceland. You will see the trend continue in today’s post featuring “I Have...Read More »

"Sew Psyched" by Essie

Hello friends! I’m back and today I will be jumping straight into the first of many Fall/Autumn polish reviews I’ll be sharing on my blog over the next few weeks. To start off, here is my short review of “Sew...Read More »

"5 Apples Tall" by OPI

I’m happy to say I’m back with another nail polish post. Today I’m sharing another favorite from the Hello Kitty X OPI collection. This super bright, tomato-red hue is “5 Apples Tall” by OPI.

I absolutely loved wearing this...Read More »

"Teal the Cows Come Home" by OPI

What better way to compliment the sparkling, blue Mediterranean Sea than with a matching blue manicure, am I right? When choosing my nail color for my vacation to Sardinia, I knew I had to go for something in the blue-family...Read More »

"Let's Be Friends" by OPI

You may not know this about me, but my first love before makeup and fashion was actually nail polish. It was my passion for polish that actually led me to my first experience with blogging (via Tumblr).

Over the...Read More »