Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Zoya Abundance bottle and swatch stick comparisons - For Spring 2022.

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Today on the blog we're going to look at bottle and swatch stick comparisons for the Abundance collection for spring 2022.

There are six polishes in this collection and their names are :-

Ellis - Dark rich cerise cream nail polish.
Gwen - Muted tea rose pink nail polish.
Kit - Calming old rose cream nail polish.
Lena - Mid-toned wisteria purple cream nail polish.
Tyler - Deep indigo blue cream nail polish.
Elsa - Iridescent cool-toned blue with a purple magical shift with densely-packed rainbow glitter nail polish.

As usual, the new polish is first left, photos taken in natural day light using my Pixel 4a phone.

Continues below.


Left to right, Gwen, Cami, Tweedy and Sweet, no dupes, you can see that Cami has that hint of brown undertone, Gwen is a very bright light pink.

Left to right Kit, Suzanne and Ruthie, no dupes Suzanne has a shimmer that Kit does not and Ruthie is much darker.

Left to right Ellis, Ciara and Quinn, no dupes, you can see how much lighter Ellis is plus Ciara has a purple/red undertone and Quinn is darker.

Left to right Lena, Skipper and Banks, no dupes, Lena is much lighter and brighter than the other two.

Left to right Elsa and Walker, Zoya has nothing like Elsa so I did a colour comparison and Walker was the closest I had.

Left to right Tyler, Aire and Danielle,  no dupes, Tyler dries darker than the bottle and has no purple undertone like Danielle or the grey undertone of Aire.

Stamping test, Kit, Ellis and Tyler stamp well, the other three not so much.
All of the creams had lovely two coat coverage on the swatch sticks, Elsa I did three coats to give it maximum sparkle.



Thursday, 26 May 2022

A Zoya A Day - Dominique and Sophia

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Today on the blog we meet Dominique and Sophia.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Dominique
Year - 2021
Number - ZP1029
Coats - 1
Finish - Glass Fleck
Collection - Dazzle
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - Yes

Dominique can best be described as a royal purple with a fierce glass fleck effect.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Sophia
Year - 2021
Number - ZP1028
Coats - 1
Finish - Glass Fleck
Collection - Dazzle
Colour - Red
Topcoat - Yes

Sophia can best be described as an intense crimson red with a golden glass-fleck blended in.

Both of these are stunning. Dominique has a fabulous formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat.

Sophia is gorgeous, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, I then stamping Ming over Dominique and Leighton over Sophia for a tonal look, top coated with Barry M Plumpy Topcoat, which is fast drying and does not smudge stamping.  The stamping plate is Born Pretty - Artist - L003.

I might put a coat of Fancy Gloss Sharp Class over these as well, Sharp Class is a black thermal base loaded with golden flakies.








Thursday, 19 May 2022

A Zoya A Day - Juniper

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Today on the blog we meet Juniper.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Juniper
Year - 2018
Number - ZP0974
Coats - 1
Finish - Pixie Dust
Collection - Jubilee
Colour - Green
Topcoat - No

Juniper can best be described as a sparkling teal textured PixieDust.

Juniper is stunning, think dense pine forest deep green, this also has a violet flash that I couldnt get to show up, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat.

I decided to do my weekend mani today as Juniper was the last green, I've started with two coats of Against The Tide from Cuticula, have now stamped over it but I'm not thrilled with how that came out, I will show you tomorrow the finished mani though.











Wednesday, 18 May 2022

A Zoya A Day - Danica and Regina

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Today on the blog we meet Danica and Regina, we only have Juniper left to go.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Danica
Year - 2018
Number - ZP0973
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Jubilee
Colour - Green
Topcoat - No

Danica can best be described as a full-coverage rich deep teal cream - a new twist on a holiday green that gives you an edgy, yet elegant look

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Regina
Year - 2020
Number - ZP1060
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Intriguing
Colour - Green
Topcoat - No

Regina can best be described as an alluring dark emerald green metallic.

Danica is so pretty, very dark almost black teal, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, Danica also stamps well.

Regina is amazing, I love the almost black base with that super bright green shimmer, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, this was out of stock for ages last year on the Zoya website, so glad it hasnt been discontinued.









Tuesday, 17 May 2022

A Zoya A Day - Suvi and Tabitha

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Today on the blog we meet Suvi and Tabitha.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Suvi
Year - 2007
Number - ZP0417
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer Metallic
Collection - Downtown
Colour - Green
Topcoat - No

Suvi is a discontinued polish but can be described as a dark emerald green shimmer in a smokey grey base.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Tabitha
Year - 2017
Number - ZP0914
Coats - 1
Finish - Pearl
Collection - Sophisticates
Colour - Green
Topcoat - No

Tabitha by Zoya can be best described a refined pearl in a deep hunter green.

Suvi is gorgeous, a deep forest green with a brighter green shimmer, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Tabitha is a stunner, also a deep green with a silver shimmer, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, Tabitha also stamps.













Thursday, 12 May 2022

A Zoya A Day - Envy and Ray

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Today on the blog we meet Envy and Ray.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Envy
Year - 2009
Number - ZP0490
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Dare
Colour - Green
Topcoat - No

Envy by Zoya can be best described as a deep blackened green with subtle yellow undertones and barely-perceptible shimmer.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Ray
Year - 2012
Number - ZP0635
Coats - 1
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Diva
Colour - Green
Topcoat - No

Ray is a discontinued polish but can be described as a dark blackened pine green with smooth, delicate silver and green frost shimmer. 

Envy is gorgeous, not sure why they say it has barely perceptible shimmer as they list the finish as cream? and I dont see any shimmer at all in the bottle, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, Envy also stamps.

Ray is gorgeous, the shimmer is quite shy though, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, Ray does stamp but probably best over a lighter colour.

I did cut down my nails, I have a large pair of nail clippers I use, I dont put the clippers over the nail and cut though, I clip at the nail side then work across, because I had the breaks I couldnt file them down they would have just snapped. As long as the clippers are super sharp and you go from the side of the nail you shouldnt break the nail off.








Wednesday, 11 May 2022

A Zoya A Day - Elphie and Evvie

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Today on the blog we meet Elphie and Evvie.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Elphie
Year - 2016
Number - ZP0871R
Coats - 1
Finish - Pixie Dust
Collection - Enchanted
Colour - Green
Topcoat - No

Elphie by Zoya can best be described as a bewitching emerald green with a sugary green sparkle in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Evvie
Year - 2012
Number - ZP0630
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Designer
Colour - Green
Topcoat - No

Evvie by Zoya can be best described as a dark smoky grey cream with strong teal green undertones. A custom-mixed runway shade created for designer Peter Som.

Elphie is so gorgeous, I love the tone of this green with the brighter green sparkles, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat.

Evvie I love, the grey undertone to this is so different to other greens, a great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, if you notice my ring and little finger have weird texture, its because I now have 3 breaks on the nails on my right hand, so unfortunately I'm going to have to cut my nails down, maybe today or tomoro.