Wednesday, 28 July 2021

A Zoya A Day - Heather and Miley

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Today on the blog we meet Heather and Miley

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Heather
Year - 2004
Number - ZP0266
Coats - 3
Finish - Cream
Collection - Bouquet
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Heather by Zoya can be best described as a very, very pale creamy lilac purple with a drop of light baby pink and extremely subtle microshimmer.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Z wide
Does it stamp - No
Name - Miley
Year - 2008
Number - ZP0432
Coats - 3
Finish - Cream
Collection - Blissful
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No 

Miley by Zoya can be best described as a pale, delicate lilac creme with light blue undertones.

Heather is described as having micro shimmer but on the website its listed as a cream, this has an ok formula, it doesnt run or pool but its very sheer and steaky, I did three coats for my pics. I've changed out the brush to a z wide for future manicures. Extra pic showing the shimmer in the bottle that doesnt show on the nail.

Miley is one I really love to wear when my nails are long, good formula, no running or pooling just very sheer, I did three coats for my pics.

You can see that in daylight both of these grey out. I've also included a pic of Miley in two coats on my nails when they were long.

These arnt the best painting job ever, think I was too impatient to get this done.












Tuesday, 27 July 2021

A Zoya A Day - Birch and Megan

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Today on the blog we meet our first purple polishes Birch and Megan

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Z Wide
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Birch
Year - 2019
Number - ZP0978
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Innocence
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Birch can best be described as a gentle greiged lavender in a full coverage cream formula.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Megan
Year - 2011
Number - ZP0593
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Feel
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No 

Megan by Zoya can be best described as a full coverage, taupe gray cream.

Zoyas description cracks me up, this is gorgeous, good formula, no running or pooling, I do have the z wide brush in this one, this was opaque in two coats. It does stamp but its best over a dark colour.

Megan is quite a blue undertoned lilac, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

You can see that under the LED lights the colours show up but in sunlight they both grey out.












Monday, 26 July 2021

A Zoya A Day - Jem and Paris

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Today on the blog we meet the last two reds Jem and Paris.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Jem
Year - 2011
Number - ZP0575
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Mirrors
Colour - Red/Purple
Topcoat - No

Jem by Zoya can be best described as a dark, red-toned purple with subtle gold and fuschia flecks.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Paris
Year - 2006
Number - ZP0391
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Drama
Colour - Red
Topcoat - No 

Paris is a discontinued polish but Zoya have reused the name for one of the jelly brites polishes. Paris is described as deep brown undertoned  red.

Jem is one of my all time favourites, in the bottle you see a purple hue but on the nail its vamp deep red with red/fuchsia flecks, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, she also stamps. This used to be my initials so of course I have a soft spot for this one. 

Paris the original is stunning, she reminds me of a redder Lincoln Park After Dark by OPI, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, she also stamps.

My weekend mani was two coats of Skipper then stamped with Virago Varnish She Cries Everyday. I used a couple of the Uberchic summer plates.

Last pics are my chopped off 9 inches of tail from my hair, I could sit on it but it was very annoying in the extreme heat we had recently, as you can see its still very long though! 


















 

Friday, 23 July 2021

A Zoya A Day - Mikka and Racheal

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Today on the blog we meet Mikka and Rachael

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Mikka
Year - 2008
Number - ZP0457
Coats - 1
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Pulse
Colour - Red
Topcoat - No

Mikka is a discontinued polish and can be described as a wintery deep wine purple with very fine, frosty silver shimmer.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Rachael
Year - 2018
Number - ZP0961
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Element
Colour - Red/Purple
Topcoat - No 

Zoya in Rachael can best be described as a full-coverage mulberry berry cream.

Mikka is gorgeous, but again the silver shimmer doesnt show on the nail like it does in the bottle, great formula though, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, she also stamps. I've included a pic of the shimmer in the bottle.

Rachael is so pretty, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, she also stamps nicely too.

We only have two more reds to go! Then we hit my favourite colour :) purple!











Thursday, 22 July 2021

A Zoya A Day - India and Valerie

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Today on the blog we meet India and Valerie

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - India
Year - 2014
Number - ZP0755
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Ignite
Colour - Red
Topcoat - No

India by Zoya can be best described as a deep, luxurious red with a gold liquid metallic shimmer.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Valerie
Year - 2010
Number - ZP0536
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Fire and Ice 
Colour - Red/Purple
Topcoat - No 

Valerie is a discontinued polish but can be described as a deep blackened burgundy colour base with fuchsia-purple and copper-gold flecks of shimmer.

India is stunning, this whole collection was amazing, Zoya do glass fleck mettalics so well, great formula , no running or pooling and opaque in one coat.

Valerie is another stunner, again that glass fleck finish, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, this is from the Fire and Ice collection originally it was the Flames collection but they changed the name before release.










Wednesday, 21 July 2021

A Zoya A Day - Alia and Etta

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Today on the blog we meet Alia and Etta

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Alia
Year - 2018
Number - ZP0939
Coats - 2
Finish - Jelly
Collection - Jelly Brites
Colour - Red
Topcoat - No

Alia by Zoya can be best described as a non-streaking, buildable, translucent plum jelly with an ultra glossy finish.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Etta
Year - 2019
Number - ZP1007
Coats - 2
Finish - Pearl
Collection - Sensual
Colour - Red/Purple
Topcoat - No 

Etta can best be described as a vampy cabernet with a hint of violet micro pearl.

Alia is really pretty, good formula, no running or pooling, as this is a jelly and wearable in different coat levels, I did two for my photos and there are three on my swatch stick.

Etta is a stunner, I love the browny flash undertone, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, Etta did stamp but probably best over a lighter colour.

Last pics are of my weekend mani, I did some hidden stamping over a pair of Fancy Glosses, on my left hand I had Cosmic Candy and my right hand was Purple Confetti both two coats each, then stamping with Zoya Iris over Cosmic Candy and Savita over Purple Confetti, they matched really well.

Cosmic Candy is a tri-thermal going from black (cold) periwinkle blue (warm) to pink (hot) jam packed with multi-coloured flakies.

Purple Confetti is a purple (cold) to white (hot) thermal also jam packed with flakies.

I wasnt able to post for a few days as I was fighting a bad migraine attack since Saturday, migraine finally left last night, abortives were not working neither were painkillers. I think the weather and pressure changes had a hand in this one.