Monday, 20 September 2021

A Zoya A Day - Avi and Suri

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Today on the blog we meet Avi and Suri.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Avi
Year - 2020
Number - ZP1066
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Intriguing
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Avi can best be described as a smoky greige cream with a hint of red-brown.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Suri
Year - 2023
Number - ZP0633
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Diva
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Suri by Zoya can be best described as a medium blue-toned purple with delicate red and blue shimmer and a smooth metallic finish.

Avi is gorgeous. I love the dusty grey undertone, my first pic is the disaster of my first coat, I got my hair into my index finger then over worked the other nails, Avi has a good formula, no running or pooling and should have been opaque in one coat but I had to do two to fix my mistakes. Avi stamps.

Suri is stunning, the blue undertone and the shimmer are wonderful, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. Suri also stamps, probably best over a lighter base.

The last pics are my weekend mani which didnt quite work out, I needed a darker green and should have stamped the cobwebs last. I used the following

The dark green to light green thermal was The Baddest Witch by Fancy Gloss.
The purple to orange is Gothic Summer also by Fancy Gloss,
The stamping over the orange was Becca by Zoya and the cobwebs were Cosmic Fate by Color Club, the stamping over the green was Cooper by Zoya and the cobwebs were Kismet by Color Club, plates were by Dixie Plates.  

Next time I'll use Mel by Zoya for the green, I did an experiment on my thumb using that polish over Cooper and it was much better.
















Friday, 17 September 2021

A Zoya A Day - Carter and Julieanne

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Today on the blog we meet Carter and Julieanne.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Carter
Year - 2013
Number - ZP0701
Coats - 2
Finish - Pixie Dust
Collection - Fall Pixie Collection
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Carter by Zoya can be best described as a royal purple with a strong magenta sparkling, matte and textured finish.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Julieanne
Year - 2010
Number - ZP0526
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Wicked
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Julieanne by Zoya can be best described as a unique purple sparkles with gold, peach and yellow-green duochrome in a dark blue-purple base.

Carter is gorgeous, the base has a grey undertone and then the bright pink sparkles, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Julieanne also has a greyed out undertone to her base then the pink and peach sparkles throughout, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Apologies for the messy swatch, that was entirely me, I had my botox for migraine appointment on Tuesday and as is normal for me I have a migraine and severe nausea. I should be feeling better by tomorrow though.









Thursday, 16 September 2021

A Zoya A Day - Ki and Sansa

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Today on the blog we meet Carly and Faye.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Ki
Year - 2004
Number - ZP0283
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Suede
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Ki by Zoya can be best described as a complex multichromatic oil-slick shade combining silver, purple, blue and green in a shimmery metallic finish.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Sansa
Year - 2014
Number - ZP0757
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Ignite
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Sansa by Zoya can be best described as a deep eggplant with a gold metallic sparkle.

I love Ki, its a shifty purple that turns green with a blue hint at angles, my pics wont do this justice at all, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. The collection that Ki came out in is I think a spring one but Ki was quite the standout given everything else is neutral/nude. 

Sansa is so stunning, very deep purple with tons of golden sparkle, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.








Wednesday, 15 September 2021

A Zoya A Day - Carly and Faye

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Today on the blog we meet Carly and Faye.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Carly
Year - 2012
Number - ZP0621
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Surf
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Carly by Zoya can be best described as a very rich, bold, red-toned dark purple with iridescent red and silver metallic shimmer and a dense foil finish.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Faye
Year - 2011
Number - ZP0551
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Sunshine
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Faye by Zoya can be best described as a bronzed mauve with purple and brown undertones flooded with bright gold sparkle. 

I adore Carly, so sparkly but its not glitter, gorgeous formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat, Carly also stamps well.

Faye oh Faye, your description of flooded with bright gold sparkle is so right! So much so that you cant tell you have a purple base in these pics :( great formula though, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. I've shown her next to Daul to get an idea of how massive the gold sparkle is in Faye. Thank goodness this is not glitter either!

Last pic was going to be my entry into When Colours Collide challenge for this month but they didnt like my design, I think I should have used a silver on the Shining mani plus they said my red didnt look red, oh well, means I get to play with the stamping plate again :) 


















Monday, 13 September 2021

A Zoya A Day - Daul and Iris

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Today on the blog we meet Dual and Iris.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Daul
Year - 2012
Number - ZP0637
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Diva
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Daul by Zoya can be best described as a medium red-toned purple base with heavy purple and gold iridescent metallic sparkle.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Iris
Year - 2015
Number - ZP0817
Coats - 2
Finish - Matte Velvet
Collection - Winter Mate Velvet
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Iris by Zoya can be best described as a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck in the traditional Matte Velvet finish.

Daul is utterly stunning, she is a purple base but with tons of golden sparkles, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in 2 coats. Daul is not glitter so is easy to remove.

Iris is fabulous, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, I did two to cover my ridges, Iris also stamps well. Of this set of matte velvets I dont own Amal or Honor. 

There wont be a Zoya post tomorrow as its botox for migraine day, last pics show my nails though, gone for a pair of Fancy Gloss thermals, left hand is Cosmic Candy (cream) right hand is Amethyst Shards, I stamped with Orly Synthetic Symphony over Amethyst Shards in the warm state the design shows. Over Cosmic I used Zoya Ziv and Virago Varnish Beet Ice, in the hot state the stamping disappears. The plates were What's Up Nails B059 & B031.




















Friday, 10 September 2021

A Zoya A Day - Rea and Roxy

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Today on the blog we meet Rea and Roxy.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Rea
Year - 2007
Number - ZP0418
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Downtown
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Rea is a discontinued polish from Zoya and can be best described as a silvery, taupe-kissed mauve-purple in a metallic foil shimmer finish.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Roxy
Year - 2003
Number - ZP0263
Coats - 2
Finish - Glitter
Collection - Masquerade
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Roxy by Zoya can be best described as a sheer red-toned purple base loaded with bright purple glitter.

Rea is a stunner, I love the dusty tone to her, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat, Rea also stamps, best over a lighter base.

Roxy is very pretty, I'm not the biggest glitter fan as its a right pain in the arse to remove, I much prefer the pixie dust who give a similar effect but are easier to take off.  Roxy has a good formula, no running or pooling and I did two coats for my swatches, the base is a midge heavy compared to the glitters so if you want more glitter payoff this one could be sponged on.

A rare pic of both cats not only on the bed but within touching distance of each other!

Last pics are of my weekend mani :) I went with Fancy Gloss June Mystery Polish 2021, which is a pink (cold) to golden (hot) thermal holographic, I then stamped with PoP Polish Wow and the stamping plate was Fab Ur Nails Fun 26.  My pics for the cold state are not great because apparently my internal thermostat is broken and I'm hot stuff today.