Friday, 16 April 2021

A Zoya A Day - Drew and Bianca

Hey Friends

Happy Friday, its the Italian Grand Prix weekend, today on the blog we meet Bianca and Drew

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Bianca
Year - 2005
Number - ZP0306
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Provocateur
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Bianca is a discontinued polish and I would describe her as a soft dark mauve creme with strong cool red and pink tones.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Drew
Year - 2009
Number - ZP0497
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Truth
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Drew is a discontinued polish and I would describe her as a metallic cool pink shimmer.

So sad that both of these are discontinued.

Bianca is gorgeous, a lovely deep pink, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, you could get away with one as this stamps nicely.

Drew is lush, the shimmer stands out nicely on the nail, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, although again if you did a thick enough coat it would be a one coater, Drew stamps.





 


Thursday, 15 April 2021

A Zoya A Day - Paige and Suzanne

Hey Friends

Today on the blog we meet Paige and Suzanne

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Paige
Year - 2007
Number - ZP0421
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Uptown
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Paige by Zoya can be best described as a deep pigmented mauve creme with subtle red and berry undertones.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Suzanne
Year - 2006
Number - ZP0376
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Spa Essentials
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Suzanne is a discontinued polish and can be best described as a soft medium mauve with very strong magenta-pink duochrome metallic shimmer.

Paige is another office wearable polish, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat and she also stamps nicely.

Suzanne is gorgeous, the shimmer stands out really well, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

I use feed burner to email subscriptions to those who wish to get an email when I post, I've been advised that this is stopping in July, as yet Blogger isnt recommending another service to use so I just wanted to give you all a heads up that the emails will stop in July and I'm guessing you'll have to visit my blog address, its all a bit vague and not very well explained.








Wednesday, 14 April 2021

A Zoya A Day - Lillith and Ruthie

Hey Friends

Today on the blog we meet Lillith and Ruthie

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Lillith
Year - 2003
Number - ZP0264
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Masquerade
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Lillith is a discontinued polish and I would describe her as a rich, saturated magenta with a duo-chrome shimmer.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Ruthie
Year - 2018
Number - ZP0955
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Element
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Ruthie can best be described as a full-coverage raspberry rose cream.

Lillith is stunning, another one of those magenta pinks with blue/violet shimmer flash. Good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Ruthie is office appropriate, a chic grandma colour that you can wear anywhere, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat.











Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Zoya Darling Collection for Spring 2021

 Hey Friends

Today I share my swatches and comparisons for the Zoya Darling collection for spring 2021.

This is a six piece collection comprising of 
Val, Kayleigh, Ella, Tweedy, Mara and Joyce.

This is going to be a picture heavy post, bring snacks!.

First will be the swatch section, then the comparisons, if you think I missed a polish comparison or you'd like to see something Zoya compared to these, let me know and if I own it I'll share a comparison. 

First up are Val and Kayleigh, 
Val can best be described as a relaxing mid-tone sky blue cream.
Val is gorgeous, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Kayleigh can best be described as a calming light lilac purple cream.
Kayleigh has a lovely dusty vibe, great formula, almost opaque in one coat, I did two as I had a tiny bit of streaking. All of these dried super shiny.




Next are Mara and Tweedy
Mara can best be described as a soft, muted rose-toned mauve cream. 
Mara is an almost mannequin hands polish for me, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. I'm still debating if Mara should be in the nude section or the pink.

Tweedy can best be described as a bright and uplifting bubble-gum pink cream. 
Tweedy has a tiny hint of orange undertone, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.





Last pair are Joyce and Ella
Joyce can best be described as a juicy hot pink cream.
I do not see pink in Joyce at all, to me its a very bright light red, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Ella can best be described as a refreshing coral cream with a kiss of pink undertones.
Ella is super pretty, I love when Zoya do these coral polishes, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

These all had a great formula, I dont know if Zoya have tweaked their brush width or the bristles but I felt like these brushes were a tiny bit wider or more flexible than their normal brushes. My standouts are Ella, Mara and Kayleigh.
 

Now on to the comparison side of the post, the new polish is always first left, these photos have been taken in direct sunlight.

First is Val compared to Kristen, Lake and Blu.
No dupes, you can see the different coloured undertones, Kristen has a grey undertone, Lake has a hint of green and Blu has much more white.



L to R Kayleigh, Heather, Birch and Abby
This is trickier to see, Birch has a grey undertone, Heather has shimmer but that doesnt really show up on the nail, I'd say Kayleigh is maybe one shade deeper than Heather, so unless you're an addict you dont need both if you already own Heather.


L to R Tweedy, Sweet and Shelby
No dupes, Tweedy is the baby of Sweet and Shelby, she has a tiny hint of orange but not as much as Sweet and Shelby is much pinker.


L to R Ella, Wendy, Micky and Emma
No dupes, Ella is deeper in colour than Wendy, Minnie has more pink and Emma is an orange with a hint of pink undertone.
 

L to R Mara, Addison, Zanna and Arielle
No dupes Mara has a much more brown undertone than Addison and Zanna while Arielle has more purple/pink.


L to R Joyce, Yana, Kylie 2 and Allison
So Joyce who isnt pink to my eye, she is deeper than Yana and Kylie and you can see that very red undertone compared to a pink like Allison.


Lastly a stamping test which I would say only Joyce passed.




A Zoya A Day - Hera and Mai

Hey Friends

Today on the blog we meet Hera and Mai

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Hera
Year - 2017
Number - ZP0908
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Sophisticates
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Hera by Zoya can be best described as a muted, red mauve cream

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Mai
Year - 2019
Number - ZP1016
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Twinkling
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Zoya in Mai can best be described as a sophisticated rosewood cream.

Hera is not what I would call red, its I would say a pink with a brown undertone. Good formula, no runnning or pooling, opaque in one coat although I did two because the post came and I banged my nails. Hera stamps.

Mai is gorgeous this is a pink also with a brown and hint of purple undertone, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in that one coat but I did two because I'm clumsy lol, Mai also stamps.

I'm realising these pinks are not in proper order I sorted out the swatch sticks and the polishes over the weekend.