Thursday, 23 September 2021

A Zoya A Day - Haven and Tara

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Today on the blog we meet Haven and Tara.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Haven
Year - 2014
Number - ZP0770
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Wishes
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Haven by Zoya can best be described as a true holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid to ensure brilliance.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Tara
Year - 2016
Number - ZP0857
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Urban
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Tara is a purple plum with a balanced tone between red and purple.

Hven is stunning, a gorgeous shimmer metallic, the shimmer stands out nicely, a violet/blue/pink depending on the light as you can see in the bottle shot it looks blue/violet but on the nail its a pink, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, Haven also stamps.

Tara is a deep vampy red toned purple, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, Tara also stamps.










Wednesday, 22 September 2021

A Zoya A Day - Demi and Ripley

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Today on the blog we meet Demi and Ripley.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Demi
Year - 2009
Number - ZP0488
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Dare
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Demi is a discontinued polish from Zoya and can be best described as a medium dusty mauve-purple cream with strong red undertones. 

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Ripley
Year - 2019
Number - ZP1008
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Sensual
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Ripley can best be described as a rich boysenberry cream.

These look similar but I hope you can see that the undertones are different.

Demi is gorgeous she has a red undertone but theres also a blue hint to it, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, Demi also stamps.

Ripley has a red undertone, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, Ripley also stamps well.









Tuesday, 21 September 2021

A Zoya A Day - Aurora and Tru

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Today on the blog we meet Aurora and Tru.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Aurora
Year - 2012
Number - ZP0646
Coats - 2
Finish - Holographic
Collection - Ornate
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Aurora by Zoya can be best described as a full coverage, medium sugarplum purple flecked with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Tru
Year - 2012
Number - ZP0589
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - True
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Tru by Zoya can be best described as a saturated, red-toned grape purple with speckled shimmer that reflects gold, orange and red.

Aurora is one of Zoya's amazing scattered holographics, this has a great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Tru is gorgeous, a dusty grey undertone with a strong golden sparkle, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.









Monday, 20 September 2021

A Zoya A Day - Avi and Suri

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Today on the blog we meet Avi and Suri.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Avi
Year - 2020
Number - ZP1066
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Intriguing
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Avi can best be described as a smoky greige cream with a hint of red-brown.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Suri
Year - 2023
Number - ZP0633
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Diva
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Suri by Zoya can be best described as a medium blue-toned purple with delicate red and blue shimmer and a smooth metallic finish.

Avi is gorgeous. I love the dusty grey undertone, my first pic is the disaster of my first coat, I got my hair into my index finger then over worked the other nails, Avi has a good formula, no running or pooling and should have been opaque in one coat but I had to do two to fix my mistakes. Avi stamps.

Suri is stunning, the blue undertone and the shimmer are wonderful, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. Suri also stamps, probably best over a lighter base.

The last pics are my weekend mani which didnt quite work out, I needed a darker green and should have stamped the cobwebs last. I used the following

The dark green to light green thermal was The Baddest Witch by Fancy Gloss.
The purple to orange is Gothic Summer also by Fancy Gloss,
The stamping over the orange was Becca by Zoya and the cobwebs were Cosmic Fate by Color Club, the stamping over the green was Cooper by Zoya and the cobwebs were Kismet by Color Club, plates were by Dixie Plates.  

Next time I'll use Mel by Zoya for the green, I did an experiment on my thumb using that polish over Cooper and it was much better.
















Friday, 17 September 2021

A Zoya A Day - Carter and Julieanne

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Today on the blog we meet Carter and Julieanne.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Carter
Year - 2013
Number - ZP0701
Coats - 2
Finish - Pixie Dust
Collection - Fall Pixie Collection
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Carter by Zoya can be best described as a royal purple with a strong magenta sparkling, matte and textured finish.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Julieanne
Year - 2010
Number - ZP0526
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Wicked
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Julieanne by Zoya can be best described as a unique purple sparkles with gold, peach and yellow-green duochrome in a dark blue-purple base.

Carter is gorgeous, the base has a grey undertone and then the bright pink sparkles, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Julieanne also has a greyed out undertone to her base then the pink and peach sparkles throughout, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Apologies for the messy swatch, that was entirely me, I had my botox for migraine appointment on Tuesday and as is normal for me I have a migraine and severe nausea. I should be feeling better by tomorrow though.









Thursday, 16 September 2021

A Zoya A Day - Ki and Sansa

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Today on the blog we meet Carly and Faye.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Ki
Year - 2004
Number - ZP0283
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Suede
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Ki by Zoya can be best described as a complex multichromatic oil-slick shade combining silver, purple, blue and green in a shimmery metallic finish.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Sansa
Year - 2014
Number - ZP0757
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Ignite
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Sansa by Zoya can be best described as a deep eggplant with a gold metallic sparkle.

I love Ki, its a shifty purple that turns green with a blue hint at angles, my pics wont do this justice at all, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. The collection that Ki came out in is I think a spring one but Ki was quite the standout given everything else is neutral/nude. 

Sansa is so stunning, very deep purple with tons of golden sparkle, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.








Wednesday, 15 September 2021

A Zoya A Day - Carly and Faye

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Today on the blog we meet Carly and Faye.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Carly
Year - 2012
Number - ZP0621
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Surf
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Carly by Zoya can be best described as a very rich, bold, red-toned dark purple with iridescent red and silver metallic shimmer and a dense foil finish.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Faye
Year - 2011
Number - ZP0551
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Sunshine
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Faye by Zoya can be best described as a bronzed mauve with purple and brown undertones flooded with bright gold sparkle. 

I adore Carly, so sparkly but its not glitter, gorgeous formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat, Carly also stamps well.

Faye oh Faye, your description of flooded with bright gold sparkle is so right! So much so that you cant tell you have a purple base in these pics :( great formula though, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. I've shown her next to Daul to get an idea of how massive the gold sparkle is in Faye. Thank goodness this is not glitter either!

Last pic was going to be my entry into When Colours Collide challenge for this month but they didnt like my design, I think I should have used a silver on the Shining mani plus they said my red didnt look red, oh well, means I get to play with the stamping plate again :)