Friday, 30 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Kelly

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Today on the blog we meet Kelly

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Kelly
Year - 2010
Number - ZP0519
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Wonderful
Colour - Grey
Topcoat - No 


Kelly by Zoya can be best described as a rich gray shade with cool undertones.

A dark moody grey cream, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two easy coats. Dries super shiny and stamps, a favourite.





Thursday, 29 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Troy

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Today on the blog we meet Troy

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Troy
Year - 2016
Number - ZP0864
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Grunge
Colour - Grey/Multi-Coloured
Topcoat - No 

Troy is a liquid pewter with a foil finish and an edgy touch of black and gold. 

I think this has little coloured sparkles in it as well. A stunning formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat. It also stamps, I've added some close ups in different lights to show the sparkle.

This I love for New Years, its understated but still sparkles nicely, I could see me wearing this and maybe a coat of Eclipse over the top on a few nails.






Wednesday, 28 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Yuna

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Today on the blog we meet Yuna

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Yuna
Year - 2014
Number - ZP0759
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Ignite
Colour - Grey/Green
Topcoat - No 

Yuna by Zoya can be best described as a full-coverage warm grey with copper and gold liquid metal.

One I would say if you like grey/green with golden shimmer to grab, this is stunning and so unusual, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. I hope you can see that green tone, I love that this isnt glitter and it applies smooth and its easy to remove. The full Ignite collection is stunning all the polishes are sparkle bombs, I have a pic at the end of both collections as Zoya used to do a 12 piece fall collection but split it into 2 halves and give each have a name, so the fall 2014 collection was the Entice and Ignite collection.








Tuesday, 27 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Tieran

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Today on the blog we meet Tieran

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Tieran
Year - 2019
Number - ZP1017
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Twinkling
Colour - Grey
Topcoat - No 

Tieran can best be described as a medium toned charcoal cream.

Gorgeous polish, so chic, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat, this also stamps.









Monday, 26 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Marina

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Today on the blog we meet Marina

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Marina
Year - 2011
Number - ZP0571
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Mirrors
Colour - Grey/Blue
Topcoat - No 

Marina by Zoya can be best described as a hybrid between a blue and grey, with a dusty metallic finish.

I dont think I'd call this a metallic more a shimmer to me, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. I really like this colour, its dusty with silver shimmers so cute. As you can from my label this was purchased from a destash and the previous owner scored out the name with a marker but I managed to get most of it off with careful cleaning.

For my weekend mani I went with Zoya Teresa, a stunning red toned purple with pink shimmer, opaque in two coats, I wore it with topcoat as it dried a tiny bit dull. Gorgeous formula, no running or pooling. Love the tone of this polish, so sophisticated.










Saturday, 24 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - London

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Friday again and almost the end of the month! Today on the blog we meet London

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - London
Year - 2013
Number - ZP0661
Coats - 2
Finish - Pixie Dust
Collection - Spring Pixies
Colour - Grey
Topcoat - No 

London by Zoya can be best described as a fog gray with a sugared sparkle.

This is a great description, I used to live in London and the fog can be a miserable grey colour.  Good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. 

A pic of the crazy face Obi gave me while I was giving him fuss on my lap yesterday, he let me play with his paws too.










Thursday, 22 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Tris

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Today on the blog we meet Tris

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Tris
Year - 2015
Number - ZP0813
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Flair
Colour - Grey
Topcoat - No 


Tris by Zoya can be best described as a blackened, brushed nickel liquid metal.

Tris is so fun, its like wearing pewter on your nails. Good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

You'll see my nails are back to shorties, the patched nail broke even more across so theyre all shorties again.










Wednesday, 21 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Tao

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Today on the blog we meet Tao

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Tao
Year - 2011
Number - ZP0572
Coats - 3
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Mirrors
Colour - Grey/Blue
Topcoat - No

Tao by Zoya can be best described as a light smoke grey with blue undertones and a muted, softened metallic finish.

Interesting colour, it defo9 has blue undertones, good formula, no running or pooling, its just sheer and took three coats for opacity. One thing I will note, this took longer to dry than normal.










Tuesday, 20 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Caitlin

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Today on the blog we meet Caitlin

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Caitlin
Year - 2011
Number - ZP0540
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Intimate
Colour - Grey/Purple
Topcoat - No

Caitlin by Zoya can be best described as a smoky purple-tinged medium gray with smooth, opaque creme finish.

Love this one, gorgeous formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. The purple undertone is lovely.




Monday, 19 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Loredana

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Today on the blog we meet Loredana

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Loredana
Year - 2009
Number - ZP0498
Coats - 2
Finish - Matte Velvet
Collection - Winter Matte Velvets
Colour - Grey
Topcoat - No

Loredana is a discontinued polish from Zoya, it can best be described as a gun metal grey with sublet silver sparkles.

Good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, I wish this didnt dry quite as fast as it does, I've used a couple of the other mattes to stamp with.

Last pic shows Loredana with a shiny topcoat, look at all that sparkle :) 






Friday, 16 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Temperance

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Today on the blog we meet Temperance

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Temperance
Year - 2015
Number - ZP8102R
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Limited Edition
Colour - Grey
Topcoat - No

Temperance by Zoya can be described as a cool medium gray with a pink shimmer.

I'd say the shimmer is more magenta than a pink or its a dark pink, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. 

This is one I wish they had decided to add to their permanent range, pink and grey is a great combo.  I like that the shimmer shows up. This name reminds me of the heroine Temperance Brennan from the Kathy Reiches books .







Thursday, 15 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Tommy

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Today on the blog we meet Tommy

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Tommy
Year - 2020
Number - ZP1057
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Luscious
Colour - Grey/Blue
Topcoat - No

Zoya in Tommy can best be described as a blue toned slate grey cream.

Tommy is from the latest Zoya collection, an unusual colour, fabulous formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat and it also stamps.

In the last photo you can see the swatch stick of Tommy on the left and August on the right, very blue undertone for Tommy.







Wednesday, 14 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - August

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Today on the blog we meet August

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - August
Year - 2016
Number - ZP0854
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Urban
Colour - Grey
Topcoat - No 

August is a full coverage gray like a fine, expensive leather with mid-ranged, balanced tone.

Love this one, another good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. This is also one of my go to grey stamping polishes.