Zoya Neely Nail Polish Makes Me Seafoam

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Zoya Neely

Wearing three coats of Zoya Neely, one of six $8 shades in Zoya’s new Lovely spring collection, available now in stores and also online

First new favorite thing of the day/du jour: French toast 2.0! I made it again, this time actually for breakfast (I’ll explain the 2.0 version in a minute).

Second new favorite thing of the day/du jour: Zoya Neely nail polish, a creamy seafoam green, and the only thing I’ve been wanting to wear on my nails lately.


Every time I glance at my hands when I’m wearing it, I smile. πŸ™‚ It’s just so cheerful.

Two coats provides pretty complete coverage, but I’m wearing three for these pics.

Last time I applied Zeely, I didn’t use a base or top coat, and it lasted three full days before I started seeing tiny chips appear along the edges of my nails, so it seems durable. And it made it five days before the really honkin’ chips appeared.

Next time I’ll wear it with a base coat, at least, because it naturally emphasizes the ridges on my nails, which I actually think looks kind of neat, but a base coat applied before Neely should smooth things out, and improve the wear time.

Zoya Neely

Zoya Neely Swatch

Zoya Neely Swatch

To my fellow coral-crazed cosmetics lovers, try pairing Zeely with your current coral lipstick crush. πŸ™‚ So springy, so fun!

AVAILABILITY: Available now in stores that carry Zoya polishes and also online

French Toast 2.0: the breakdown

Get in my belly!

Yesterday, after years making French toast, I made batch that actually made me swoon.

Fearing I would lose the recipe forever if I didn’t write/type it down! — I’m sharing it here…

Start by warming up a pat of butter in a non-stick pan on medium-high heat (to cut the calories, you could also use a spray like Pam).

Into a shallow bowl large enough for the shape and size of your bread, beat one egg, add around half a cup of vanilla almond milk, a splash of vanilla extract and a tablespoon of melted honey (I nuke mine in the microwave), and thoroughly mix.

This should be enough for two slices. Dip each one into the egg mixture, coating it completely.

Move quickly!

Next, plop each slice bread into your hot pan, and cook until golden brown. Flip each slice over and repeat on the other side, and top them your favorite syrup or jam (I’m a maple syrup girl, myself).

Best if eaten piping hot.

So you may be thinking, “What’s the big deal? Why are these called version 2.0?” I think it’s the bread and the timing. Oddly, stale-ish, hard bread works best. Gross, I know, but it works! En lieu of stale bread, though, you could always toast your slices first to dry them out.


Another key: dipping the slices quickly into the egg mixture. If I leave the slices in the mixture for a minute too long, the center stays soggy while the outside burns.


Do you like French toast? Do you ever make it at home?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Amaris says:

    I love this color for spring … so perfect!

  2. Jessica K says:

    *dies* I need that! I have an entire collection of mermaid/sea inspired nail polishes and this needs to join that family!

  3. Agata says:

    I love French toast, I will have to make my husband make this recipe for me on the weekend (I work weekends so if I am lucky he makes breakfast for me :)). This nail polish is really pretty and very springy. I cannot wait for spring!!

    • Karen says:

      How adorable that your hubby cooks breakfast. What a sweetheart!

      El Hub makes the BEST scrambled eggs. He refuses to share his secret with me, though. Boo! πŸ™‚

  4. Sunny says:

    Neely reminds me of Easter bunnies for some reason, and I love the suggestion of wearing it with the most recent coral crush (Chanel La Favorite here)!

    I do make French toast, and I agree it’s much better to use stale bread. It’s like fried rice is actually better with day-old rice instead of fresh one. The water in there would totally make it soggy! Yummy breakfast!

  5. Janelle says:

    Must have this color.. Oh and that french Toast looks scrumptious.

  6. Hmmm no, (almost) white nail polish isn’t for me. I’ll have that French toast instead, thanks πŸ˜‰
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  7. Alissa says:

    Hey Karen! I love your blog! Especially your pop culture jokes! πŸ™‚ This color makes me thinkf Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Easter eggs. Haha weird, but awesome combo. I can’t wait to get these in the mail!

  8. Ack, you’ve made me hungry! When I was growing up, my mom would put powdered sugar on french toast–yummm! That nail color is so cute and I love your idea of combining it with coral!
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  9. Oh my goodness! This colour looks incredible on you! It is such a pretty colour for Spring I cannot wait to be wearing pretty pastels like this one! So gorgeous!
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  10. Rebecca Cash says:

    I LOVE this color!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rebecca,

      Yay! Do you think you might give it a go? I hope so.

      • Rebecca Cash says:

        I fully intend to….as soon as I end my “No beauty purchases” ban. Been splurging a bit lately!! Hope you’re feeling better. Did I miss your review on the Glam Glow Super Mud? I hope you loved it. I sure do and I need validation!! LOL

  11. Aimey says:

    It reminds me of pre-seafoam color! Makes me wanna go to the beach πŸ™‚

  12. Seafoam is so pretty! Looks like the perfect color for spring
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  13. Amy says:

    Have you ever made bread pudding? It’s deeelish with stale bread! (You basically pour the egg-milk mixture on top of bread pieces packed in a pan and bake it all together. Add chocolate chips and… yum!)

    The nail color is truly fab. I’ve been into MAC’s vernis a ongles lately. This is like a seafoam variation of the neutral look – love it!

  14. Angela says:

    Holy french toast craving, batman! Is it weird that I like soggy french toast? Thanks for the recipe!

  15. Lauren says:

    I ove that color. It would be perfect for spring time (which cannot come soon enough!) It looks really nice with your skin tone!

  16. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Karen! I haven’t made my own french toast in a while but now i’m craving it! I have some almond milk in the fridge now so maybe I will have french toast for a midnight snack later tonight! πŸ˜€

    oooh and the seafoam green polish is gorgeous! That’s one shade I don’t have in my collection so I definitely need to check this one out! πŸ˜€

  17. Zoya is definitely my favorite polish brand. This color is very adorable and is perfect for the Spring.
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  18. Luv the color of the polish. So chic. Looks like a really lovely color to wear for spring time.
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  19. Jennifer says:

    It’s so Tiffany Blue, no?! I love it!

  20. Chris says:

    I love sea foam things but I love french toast even more. Thanks for the recipe!
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  21. Nobu says:

    Loooove <3 I have the same coloring as you so I hope it looks good on me, too. I love that zoya's site says warm or cool. It's really helpful since I can't tell that kind of thing and cool polishes look weird on me!

  22. Melissa says:

    Oh that French toast looks so good! I need to try that. My family exclusively eat savoury French Toast! It’s basically your egg and touch of milk mixture but with a bit of salt and pepper rather than vanilla or anything and topped with tomato ketchup. YUUMMMM!

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