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.









Wednesday, 5 May 2021

A Zoya A Day - Ciara and Donnie

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Today on the blog we meet Ciara and Donnie, I had a really nice weekend, the F1 was great, hubs got his 2nd covid jab, we did a test run in our electric car to test the charging and I managed to run 15kms.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Ciara
Year - 2009
Number - ZP0487
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Dare
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Ciara by Zoya can be best described as a rich medium berry-purple creme with red plum undertones.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Donnie
Year - 2018
Number - ZP0959
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Element
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Donnie can best be described as a full-coverage purple-toned sangria cream.

Zoya puts both of these into the red/purple colour category which is interesting as I'd call these both deep pinks.

Ciara is gorgeous, I can certainly see the red/purple undertone to this, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat, she also stamps.

Donnie is the same but with that blue/purple undertone, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat, she also stamps.

I'm showing you Ciara and Donnie next to Allison, Koley and Alegra in the swatch stick comparison.







L to R Allison, Koley, Alegra, Donnie and Ciara.




Friday, 30 April 2021

A Zoya A Day - Alegra and Nova

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Today on the blog we meet Alegra and Nova, its quite a packed weekend, its the Portugese Grand Prix and a couple of IndyCar races too. Its the May bank holiday so hubs is taking a couple of days off as am I, posting will resume on Wednesday.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Alegra
Year - 2010
Number - ZP0510
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Sparkle
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Alegra by Zoya can be best described as a fuchsia pink sparkling metallic

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Nova
Year - 2009
Number - ZP0503
Coats - 3
Finish - Glitter
Collection - Ultra Glitter
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Nova is a discontinued polish but can be described as a medium royal fuchsia-purple tinted translucent base packed with dark and light pink glitter.

Alegra is stunning, a deep pink with hot pink flashes, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Nova is a glitter, I think my bottle has suffered a little with being sat on the shelf, it was quite tricky to get any glitters, I did shake the bottle vigorously for several minutes, its a pretty good formula for a glitter, no running or pooling but took three coats, I'm also using a peel off base coat because glitter is a pain to remove, this doesnt dry that textured, not like a pixie dust at all, so one coat of top coat would work fine. 








Thursday, 29 April 2021

A Zoya A Day - Joy and Quinn

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Today on the blog we meet Joy and Quinn

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Joy
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0236
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Classic
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Joy by Zoya can be best described as a muted medium rose-pink with mauve tones accented by strong gold and copper frosty duochrome shimmer.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Quinn
Year - 2007
Number - ZP0423
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Uptown
Colour - Pink/Red
Topcoat - No

Quinn by Zoya can be best described as a very rich red-berry with slight purple undertones in a glossy creme finish.

Joy is gorgeous, she is Happi's darker sister, gorgeous, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat, Joy also stamps.

Quinn is a very berry toned pink, Zoya says the colour category is red but I think shes pink with a red/berry/purple undertone, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat, Quinn also stamps.












Wednesday, 28 April 2021

A Zoya A Day - Evangeline and Tama

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Today on the blog we meet Evangeline and Tama

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Evangeline
Year - 2006
Number - ZP0384
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Magique
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Evangeline is a discontinued shade but can be described as a deep rose-pink shimmer with slight gold duochrome and flecks of gold microglitter.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Tama
Year - 2007
Number - ZP0429
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Utopia
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Tama is also a discontinued shade and can be described as a flashy metallic dark pink toned magenta with subtle silvery frost.

Evangeline almost looks red nest to Tama but she is divinity a pink, gorgeous shade, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, she doesnt quite stamp.

Tama is amazing! I adore this one, proper metallic deep pink, fabulous formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat and she stamps too.









Tuesday, 27 April 2021

A Zoya A Day - Anaka and Beverly

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Today on the blog we meet Anaka and Beverly

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Anaka
Year - 2009
Number - ZP0496
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Truth
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Anaka by Zoya can be best described as a vibrant purple-toned deep fuchsia-pink with reflective hot pink shimmer and gold microglitter.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Beverly
Year - 2020
Number - ZP1065
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Intriguing
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Beverly is no longer listed on either Zoya site so I am hoping its just out of stock and not discontinued already, Beverly is described as a gorgeous, cool-toned mulberry mauve .

Anaka is so pretty, I love the golden copper sparkles, this is slightly duochrome in the bottle but not on the nail, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, Anaka also stamps.

Beverly is very unusual, its a deep pink but has a browny purple undertone, another of Zoya's tricky shifty ones, is it brown, plum or pink? 

This reminds me of chocolate covered cherries, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat, Beverly also stamps, she does dry slightly darker than in the bottle.