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.









Tuesday, 13 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Tove

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Today on the blog we meet Tove

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Z Wide
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Tove
Year - 2015
Number - ZP0778
Coats - 2
Finish - Satin
Collection - Naturel Satins
Colour - Grey/Blue
Topcoat - No 

Tove by Zoya can be best described as a misty slate grey cream in the exclusive Satin finish.

Another from the Satins collection, this is such a great colour, its a med toned grey with a strong blue undertone, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.






Monday, 12 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Carey

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Today on the blog we meet Carey

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Carey
Year - 2011
Number - ZP0592
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Feel
Colour - Grey/Blue
Topcoat - No 

Carey by Zoya can be best described as a periwinkle gray, I think thats pretty accurate, check out my hand swatch pics, my right hand looks blue!, the colour is correct on my left hand though. Its a grey with a blue undertone.

I dont know if this is me still not used to the Pixel 4a camera or its the polish.

Good formula on this one, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

The last pics are what I wore over the weekend, I got a polish from the Polish Pickup UK event, its called Dr Facilliers Potion, its by Nail Artisan Cosmetics and its a thermal that goes from deep purple when cold to a bright red when warm plus flakies, so interesting and I also stamped over it, although as usual I managed to find a colour that matched exactly and didnt show up as well as I would have liked.









Sunday, 11 October 2020

Zoya Luscious Bottle and Swatch Stick Comparisons

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Finally! I have my comparisons for the Luscious Collection from Zoya for Fall/Autumn 2020.

There are some seriously lush colours in this collection and I've seen a sneak peak of the holiday collection and oh boy :) 

So as always the new polish is first left and the photos are taken in natural day light with my phone camera, I dont colour correct only crop and add my water mark, I will say if something hasnt photographed correctly because as we know Zoya are sometimes naughty and do not photograph properly, looking at you Zoya Stella!   

So first up we have Patrice

Left to Right Patrice, Addison and Corinna
No dupes, Patrice has a much warmer pinker undertone than Addison who has a peachier undertone, also different finish.



Left to right Wanda, Shelby and Sweet
No dupes, Wanda has all that sparkle while Shelby and Sweet are creams.


Left to right Tommy, Darby and August
No dupes, you can see how blue toned Tommy is next to Darby which is a blue but its still a grey polish, I see Zoya havent put this into a colour category on their website, it could go into the blues or greys, its going in the greys for me.



Left to right Tasha, Cinnamon, Sedona and Kalista
No dupes, Tasha is a darker version of Cinnamon and Sedona and Kalista have that red undertone and no large particles.



Next up Soleil, Penny and Jinx
No dupes, Soleil is a different finish and has a redder undertone than Penny and Jinx who are both sadly discontinued.


Left to right, Mel, Shawn and Hunter
Possible dupe between Mel and Shawn, Hunter has more blue than Mel and Shawn, in the sunshine Mel looks maybe one or two tones darker
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Left to right Lou, Breezi and Talia
No dupes Lou is a couple of shades darker than Talia, the swatch sticks are the more accurate colour, its why I do swatch sticks and the bottle shots, Zoya do tend to dry darker on the nail than the bottle colour.


Left to right Teresa and Harlow
No dupes, Teresa is the weirdest colour, its not pink toned or blue toned its got a greyish dusty undertone, look at all my light to mid toned purples and you can see its unique. Harlow is discontinued.  The sunshine is throwing the colour off in the bottle colour, this is a very dusty purple.



Left to right Lisa, Rekha and Lisa the original
No dupes, new Lisa is darker than Rekha and has a more blue undertone, original Lisa has shimmer. Sadly the original Lisa is discontinued.


Left to right Sharon, Rie and Donnie
No dupes, Sharon is darker than Rie and Donnie is a pink.




Left to right Bentley, Landon and Jessica
Possible dupes, in the bottle they look different but as you can see on the swatch sticks theyre very close, possibly Sharon is slightly darker than Landon.


Finally last but not least is Andrea
Left to right Andrea and Ki
No dupes, Andrea is a red toned purple multi chrome and Ki is a blackened duo chrome that shifts purple and green.


There we are, if you think I missed a polish comparison or youd like to see something you own against one of these polishes let me know and if I own the polish I can do the comparison.

Friday, 9 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Nyx

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Today on the blog we meet Nyx

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Nyx
Year - 2013
Number - ZP0660
Coats - 3
Finish - Pixie Dust
Collection - Spring Pixie Dust
Colour - Grey/Blue
Topcoat - No
 

Nyx by Zoya can be best described as a perfect periwinkle with a sugared sparkle, in the exclusive Zoya Pixie Dust - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.

This one has quite a sheer base, good formula, no running or pooling, needed three coats to be opaque.






Thursday, 8 October 2020

A Zoya A Day - Dove

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Today on the blog we meet Dove

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Dove
Year - 2011
Number - ZP0541
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Intimate
Colour - Grey
Topcoat - No

Dove by Zoya can be best described as a soft, delicate light neutral gray with an opaque, glossy creme finish.

Ah Dove, a wonderful soft easy grey thats perfect for any occasion, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, she also stamps over darker colours.

Last pic is the full collection, I own all of them and they are all amazing.