Tuesday, 26 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Mercedes and Kym

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Today on the blog we meet Mercedes and Kym

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Mercedes
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0182
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Classic
Colour - Orange/Copper
Topcoat - No

Mercedes by Zoya can best be described as a dark mauve with pink, brown and red tones and frosty warm-toned shimmer.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Kym
Year - 2010
Number - ZP0530
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Wicked
Colour - Orange/Red
Topcoat - No

copper base with gold, copper and pink reflective metallic sparkles.

Another pair of stunners, although I dont see mauve in Mercedes, I'd call her an orange with brown undertones.  Good formula on both of these, no running or pooling and opaquer in two coats. This collection is stunning and the only one I dont own is Karina.







Monday, 25 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Autumn and Channing

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Today on the blog we meet Autumn and Channing

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Autumn
Year - 2014
Number - ZP0754
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Ignite
Colour - Orange/Copper
Topcoat - No

Autumn by Zoya can be best described as a varnished copper liquid metal

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Channing
Year - 2013
Number - ZP0691
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Satins
Colour - Orange/Red
Topcoat - No

Channing by Zoya can be best described as a rusty or coppery red metallic.

Two of my favourite deep orange metallics, great formula on both, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Both these collections were stunning, I've also included a couple of pics of Obi who had a dental appointment last Wednesday and had 9 teeth removed, He is a rescue who we think it approximately 4 or 5 so we dont know his back story. He's doing great though, taking his meds like a champ and not pawing at his mouth or anything. 

I also wore another thermal this weekend, this one is Traffic Cone Chaos by Wikkid Polish a UK indie brand, its bright orange when cold and white when warm, I also stamped some stars using Sally Hansen White On and plate BMXL355 from Maniology.












Friday, 22 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Sunny and Kaufda

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Today on the blog we meet Sunny and Kaufda

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Sunny
Year - 2005
Number - ZP0298
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Hugs n Kisses
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Sunny is a discontinued polish by Zoya and can be described as a bright metallic coppery-orange with brown undertones and fine red and golden frosty shimmer.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Kaufda
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0195
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Classic
Colour - Orange/Red
Topcoat - No

Kaufda by Zoya can best be described as a shiny, warm molten copper with rich orange-red undertones and golden frost.

For Sunny I dont see any of the red shimmer even when I tilt the bottle in different ways. Good formula, no running or polling, I did two coats but it needs three.

Kaufda is gorgeous, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two caots, I think if you did a careful enough coat you could get this to be a one coater.







Thursday, 21 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Kimmy and Kalmia

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Today on the blog we meet Kimmy and Kalmia

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Kimmy
Year - 2011
Number - ZP0547
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Sunshine (Original)
Colour - Orange/Red
Topcoat - No

Kimmy by Zoya can be best described as a gleaming metallic candy apple red brightened by gold sparkle

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Kalmia
Year - 2009
Number - ZP0493
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Truth
Colour - Orange/Red
Topcoat - No

Kalmia by Zoya can be best described as a metallic red-gold fusion enhanced by copper and gold shimmer.

I have no clue why Zoya is describing either of these as red, I compare them both against a bright red in Dixie and a true red in Sookie and you can clearly see they are more orange than red.  I also compared Kalmia to Channing which is described as rusty metallic.

Good formula on both of these, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. I really love Kimmy she is super sparkly. I also like that they both stamp.













Wednesday, 20 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Beyonnce and Myrta

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Today on the blog we meet Beyonnce and Myrta

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Beyonnce
Year - 2004
Number - ZP0285
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Divas
Colour - Orange/Red
Topcoat - No

Beyonnce is a discontinued polish from Zoya, I would describe her as a warm orange red with a slight yellow duochrome.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Myrta
Year - 2012
Number - ZP0623
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Surf
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Myrta by Zoya can be best described as a warm medium orange coral with red undertone, gold and silver metallic shimmer, and a foil-like finish.

Trying to find any info on the original 2004 Divas collection is almost impossible as in 2012 Zoya released another collection called Diva without the 's', below is the only collection photo I could find.

I adore Beyonnce, my photos do not do this justice, the duochrome while faint is there and the polish shows red to orange with a hint of yellow at the edges, very hard to capture in my photos. Good formula no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, although I'd probably do three if I was wearing this as a manicure. I couldnt find any info on the correct spelling either, my bottle has two n's but if it was named for the Beyoncé she only has one.

Myrta is gorgeous as well, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, Myrta also stamps.













Tuesday, 19 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Lana and Solstice

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Today on the blog we meet Lana and Solstice

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Lana
Year - 2010
Number - ZP0612
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Reverie
Colour - Orange/Red
Topcoat - No

Lana is a discontinued polish from Zoya, I would describe her as an orange/red with gold/yellow/green iridescent shimmer.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Solstice
Year - 2017
Number - ZP0926
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Party Girls
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Solstice by Zoya can be best described as a sparkling persimmon orange metallic.

Another two stunners, I love the greeny flash that Lana has, both good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, they also stamp nicely.













Monday, 18 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Annie and Gwin

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Today on the blog we meet Annie and Gwin

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Annie
Year - 2008
Number - ZP0448
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Chit-Chat
Colour - Orange/Coral
Topcoat - No

Annie by Zoya can be best described as a saturated coral-orange with slight red undertones, strong gold shimmer and slight bright green duochrome

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Gwin
Year - 2010
Number - ZP0611
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Reverie
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Gwin by Zoya can be described as sunny melon metallic duo-chrome with a hint of gold.

Both of these are stunning deep oranges, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, they also stamp. First hand shot under my LED light, second in daylight at my window.

My weekend mani was another thermal, this time I wore Fancy Gloss June 2020 Mystery polish, a deep dark green when cold to a bright neon green when warm this is jam packed with flakies but not so jammed it thickens the formula, I did two coats then stamped with Zoya Mel using plate Symetrika 06 which is a Celtic inspired plate.

A bonus at the end showing Ellie and Obi snoozing together on top of the wardrobe on their blanket.