This morning while I was
admiring swatching the shimmery new Zoya Truth Collection of nail polishes for fall ($36 for a set of six), something kinda funkaaay happened.
I met a troublemaker, aka a rebellious nail polish brush.
See that funky piece jutting out to the side? It looks like it’s trying to do its own thang, but this ain’t Sesame Street, buddy. Get back in formation!
What do you do when a nail polish brush goes against the grain?
Brushes with straight, smooth fibers work best. When bristles stick out at odd angles like Penny (a shimmery copper) is here, it can mess with my application. Hello, streaks!
Thankfully, whipping a bellicose brush back into shape is a breeze. Here’s what I do to reshape a wonky nail polish brush:
Paper towels: not just for cleaning up after Nutella midnight binges anymore
First, I set the brush head on a clean paper towel.
Next, I fold a section of the towel over and on top of the brush head and press down with my fingers. Still applying pressure, I slowly pull the brush head out through the towel with the other hand.
A few times will usually reshape the bristles and remove most kinks, restoring order to the world, LOL!
Allowing the brush to air dry for about 10 minutes should lock the corrected shape in place. That’s it — then it’s back in the bottle for you.
Why aren’t all of life’s problems so easy to solve, le sigh…
Colors from Mamma Nature
Funky brush action aside, I love all six of the warm, vibrant colors in the Truth Collection.
It seems like Zoya dipped their paint brushes into Mother Nature’s fall inkwell. These shimmery copper, orange, red, pink and magenta polishes remind me of autumn leaves crackling beneath my feet, fiery fall sunsets and the rich, buttery light of late afternoons.
Of the six shades, Anaka, the shimmery magenta, makes my heart beat the fastest.
Do any of these get you fired up for fall?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,