Friday, 14 May 2021

A Zoya A Day - Aphrodite and Sylvie

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Today on the blog we meet Aphrodite and Sylvie

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Aphrodite
Year - 2015
Number - ZP0795
Coats - 2
Finish - 
Collection - Paradise Sun
Colour - Red
Topcoat - No

Aphrodite by Zoya can be best described as a vibrant summer red with a micronized pearl metallic finish and multi-hued flash that brings it to life.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Sylvie
Year - 2007
Number - ZP0410
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Smitten
Colour - Red
Topcoat - No

Sylvie is a discontinued polish but can be best described as a deep coral red with a metallic shimmer.

Aphrodite is stunning, its got large red sparkle particles in a squishy orange undertoned red crelly base, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Sylvie is gorgeous, its what I think of as candy apple red, liquid red with a golden flash, I'd say an orange undertone rather than coral, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.








Thursday, 13 May 2021

A Zoya A Day - Greta and Journey

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Today on the blog we meet Greta and Journey

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Greta
Year - 2020
Number - ZP1036
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Splash
Colour - Red
Topcoat - No

Greta can best be described as a ripe tomato red cream.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Journey
Year - 2017
Number - ZP0900
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Wanderlust
Colour - Red
Topcoat - No

Journey can be best described as a shimmering strawberry red.

Greta is gorgeous, I think doing this full swatchfest of my polishes is going to help me wear reds more often, great formula, no running or poling and opaque in one sweet coat, Greta also stamps nicely. Look at the state of my label, a smeared mess :(

Journey is shimmering joy, this has a hint of pink, this glows off the nails, so pretty, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.








Wednesday, 12 May 2021

A Zoya A Day - Marcy and Virginia

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Today on the blog we meet Marcy and Virginia

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Z Wide
Does it stamp - No
Name - Marcy
Year - 2019
Number - ZP0987
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Barefoot
Colour - Red
Topcoat - No

Marcy can best be described as a shimmering bright, hot coral.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Virginia
Year - 2018
Number - ZP0947
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Sunshine 2018
Colour - Red
Topcoat - No

Virginia can best be described as a full coverage juicy coral red cream.

Marcy is stunning, a real fiery in your face red, there's a hint of orange undertone, I used a Z Wide brush for this one as when I was watching reviews they mentioned it streaking with the normal one, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Virginia is bright, I think there's a hint of orange undertone in this one as well, however, I struggle with reds and its not something I wear a lot normally either. Good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, this also stamps nicely.

As I shared Obi yesterday its Ellie's turn today, this is where she spends most of her day, asleep in her tepee in my hubs office while he works.











 

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

A Zoya A Day - Dixie and Joyce

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Today on the blog we meet Dixie and Joyce

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Dixie
Year - 2016
Number - ZP0848
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Sunsets
Colour - Red
Topcoat - No

Dixie by Zoya can be best described as a juicy watermelon red.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Joyce
Year - 2021
Number - ZP1080
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Darling
Colour - Red/Pink
Topcoat - No

Joyce can best be described as a juicy hot pink cream.

Dixie is so pretty a juicy bright red, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, this also stamps.

Joyce I would describe as a bright red with a pink undertone, which you can see against Dixie, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, this stamps and you can clearly see the pink in the stamp. I've also shown the swatch sticks with Kylie, Yana, Dixie and Joyce to give you an idea on colour.

I'm also sharing the fangtastic Midnight Obsidian aka Obi, he loves nothing better than coming for belly fuss when I've gotten out the shower and I'm wrapped in a towel.








 










Monday, 10 May 2021

A Zoya A Day - Kylie and Yana

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Today on the blog we meet Kylie and Yana. We've made it to the red section.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Kylie
Year - 2005
Number - ZP0299
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Hugs N Kisses
Colour - Red
Topcoat - No

Kylie by Zoya can be best described as a bright red-orange coral in a milky creme finish.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Yana
Year - 2013
Number - ZP0669
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Stunning
Colour - Red
Topcoat - No

Yana by Zoya can be best described as a full-coverage, Geranium pink cream.

Zoya describes Kylie as a red orange coral then puts it into the pink, orange and coral colour categories, kinda weird. This has a good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. This is also the second use of the name Kylie, the first Kylie was a sheer pink in their original classic collection.

Yana described as a pink doesnt look pink to my eyes, and I dont think you can see pink compared to Kylie either, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. Sometimes Zoya's colour descriptions and categories dont quite make sense.









Friday, 7 May 2021

A Zoya A Day - Charisma

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Today on the blog we meet Charisma the last pink! Its also the Spanish Grand Prix weekend and we also have Formula E.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Charisma
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0215
Coats - 3
Finish - Neon Cream
Collection - Classic
Colour - Pink/Red
Topcoat - No

Charisma by Zoya can be best described as an ultra bright neon fluorescent magenta/red-toned purple cream.

Ah Charisma, this is quite an interesting colour, I would not call this purple, I dont know if my bottle has faded but I would say my bottle is a deep magenta pink and I agree with the red undertone. The formula on this is good, it doesnt run or pool but it dries more sheer than it goes on, if that makes sense. My photos are three coats and I also added a topcoat to show you shiny.

I'm also going to wear this over the weekend and as Charisma is a neon matte I used my basecoat trick, I did one coat of normal basecoat and then I did one coat of Zoya Armor topcoat, this makes the matte formula last longer before chipping for me.

I stamped using Sally Hansen White On using my Big Bling stamper from Clear Jelly Stamper and plate was Fun 21 from Fab Ur Nails, topcoat is Barry M Plumpy, I might put a matte topcoat over the stamping later on. Because Charisma is such an out there colour I keep it as the last pink, it just does not sit within the pinks at all. I also keep Ali and Cana at the end of a row for this reason also. 








 


Thursday, 6 May 2021

A Zoya A Day - Marry J and Mason

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Today on the blog we meet Marry J and Mason, we only have one more pink to go.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Marry J
Year - 2004
Number - ZP0284
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Divas
Colour - Pink/Red
Topcoat - No

Marry J is a discontinued polish from Zoya, I would describe her as a deep purple undertoned pink with a hint of duochrome.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Mason
Year - 2013
Number - ZP0692
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Satins
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Mason by Zoya can be best described as an exciting purple toned fuchsia metallic.

Marry J or Marry as my bottle says is really pretty, in the bottle you can see it turn red with a hint of yellow, my phone wasnt having any of showing that though. In the daylight pic you can see that rusty red colour shift, this had an ok formula, it wanted to pool a tiny bit so I had to do a thin first coat then a normal second, opaque in two coats though. This is from 2004 and I could only find one collection picture.

Mason is lush, I love the tiny sparkles of blue in this and that plum purple undertone, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.