Friday, 21 January 2022

A Zoya A Day - Alessia and Gardner

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Today on the blog we meet Alessia and Gardner.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Alessia
Year - 2019
Number - ZP1023
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Twinkling
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - No

Alessia can best be described as an icy blue metallic with hints of silver.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Gardner
Year - 2018
Number - ZP0963
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Element
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - No

Gardner can best be described as a deep periwinkle with a vibrant magenta shimmer in a dense foil finish.

Alessia is outstanding, a delicious bright blue with silver sparkles, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, Alessia also stamps.

Gardner is stunning, a periwinkle blue with pink sparkles, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, Gardner also stamps. I love the pink sparkles in Gardner this does dry dull so you'll want topcoat to make it sparkle.









Thursday, 20 January 2022

A Zoya A Day - Alice and Prim

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Today on the blog we meet Alice and Prim.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Alice
Year - 2016
Number - ZP0874
Coats - 2
Finish - Pixie Dust
Collection - Enchanted
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - No

Alice by Zoya can best be described as a captivating periwinkle with magenta and blue sparkles 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 - Prim
Year - 2014
Number - ZP0769
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Wishes
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - No

Prim by Zoya can best be described as a velvet blue metallic.

Alice is stunning, while its clearly blue there are tiny pink sparkles that shine in this, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Prim is a very interesting colour to me, its a blue but with a very strong silver cast/shift, in some lighting this pulls almost gunmetal grey, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat, Prim also stamps very well. I compared Prim and Jo, Prim has more blue/purple than Jo. Prim also has brush strokes through the shimmer, if you dont like that maybe sponging on a coat would work.

Interesting looking at both collections together, you can see the theme of purple, black and blue is used again and again, also pixie dusts with creams and metallic. These two collections could almost be one large one.













Wednesday, 19 January 2022

A Zoya A Day - Aire and Jo

 Hey Friends

Today on the blog we meet Aire and Jo.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Aire
Year - 2019
Number - ZP0981
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Innocence
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - No

Aire can best be described as a deep, dusty periwinkle blue in a full coverage cream formula.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Jo
Year - 2009
Number - ZP0469
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Twist
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - No

Jo by Zoya can be best described as a delicate and serene looking medium periwinkle blue with subtle silver and blue toned shimmer.

Another two gorgeous blues.

Aire is so lovely, dusty deep denimy blue with a hint of purple undertone, this has a great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat, Aire also stamps, this does dry slightly darker than it looks in the bottle.

Jo is one I adore, such a pretty shade, I love the tone of blue, I love the shimmer that shows up on the nail, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet cota, Jo does stamp but probably best over a lighter base.










Tuesday, 18 January 2022

A Zoya A Day - Saint and Walker

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Today on the blog we meet Saint and Walker.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Saint
Year - 2016
Number - ZP0875
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Enchanted
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - No

Saint by Zoya can best be described as a whimsical colour-flip metallic with a periwinkle base and magenta shift.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Z Wide
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Walker
Year - 2019
Number - ZP0988
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Barefoot
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - No

Walker can best be described as a deep ocean blue cream.

Saint is so pretty, one of my fav shimmers, love the periwinkle base and the pink flash, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, Saint also stamps, best over a lighter colour maybe, strangely Zoya put her in the purple violet colour category on their website.

Walker is gorgeous, a really intense bright blue, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, Walker also stamps.

I'm running late today because a certain black pan-thor decided he needed a long snoozy amount of lap time and who was I to make him move when he looked so cute. The other day I pulled out my winter blanket as one night last week I woke up a bit chilly, who knew that was how to get the cats to both sleep on the bath at the same time! If only Obi would stay during the night like Ellie does. 














Monday, 17 January 2022

A Zoya A Day - Echo and Mateo

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Today on the blog we meet Echo and Mateo.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Z Wide
Does it stamp - No
Name - Echo
Year - 2021
Number - ZP1089
Coats - 3
Finish - Neon Jelly
Collection - Easy Neons
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - No/Yes

Echo can best be described as a deep lagoon blue neon.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Mateo
Year - 2021
Number - ZP1096
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Dreamin
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - No

Mateo can best be described as a cool-toned pacific blue cream.

Both of these blues are stunning.

Echo is so bright, I changed out the cap on my polish to the standard black, I didnt like the white caps on the wall, they stuck out like sore thumbs, the formula on these wasnt great the first time I used them, they are a jelly/crelly formula, I then let my collection sit with their caps unscrewed to allow air in for a good few hours, which I think? has helped them a little, the formula is ok, no running or pooling but sheer, I did three coats for my mani. Echo is blue but she has a turquoise/green undertone to her. I also show her with topcoat on.

Mateo is stunning, it gives me Sally Hansen Pacific Blue vibes, I dont own the original Sally Hansen but I do have the Barry M Damson dupe,  and Damson is a more saturated blue, Mateo has a wee bit too much white to be a dupe, my two middle nails in the pics after the stamp test have Barry M Damson on the middle nails. Mateo has a fabulous formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, I could have gotten away with one on my shorties, Mateo also stamps. One thing to note with Mateo, the smell, its got that funky blue smell, you dont smell it on your nails but as you are painting them you can.












Friday, 14 January 2022

A Zoya A Day - Dory and Robyn

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Today on the blog we meet Dory and Robyn. I forgot about Talia being a minx to take off, hello smurf hands!  

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Dory
Year - 2016
Number - ZP0851
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Sunsets
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - No

Dory by Zoya can be best described as a vibrant cornflower blue with a densely saturated, buttery smooth application.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Robyn
Year - 2010
Number - ZP0513
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Flash
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - No

Robyn by Zoya can be best described as the perfect blue cream.

Dory is a lush bright sky blue, great formula, no running or poling and opaque in one coat, Dory also stamps well, I love the turquoise undertone she has.

Robyn is stunning, close to Dory but with more white and a hint of green undertone, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, Robyn also stamps.

Blue polish and me are not friends lol I forgot to take Talia off by holding the polish remover on for a good amount of time then pushing off the polish, rather than my usual which is press down then rub around in a circular motion, bad move with blues for me lol, thankfully the polish did not stain my nails just my skin and a hand wash or two will remove that.  I always wear two coats of basecoat for all manis.

Dory and Robyn both had separation issues while sitting on their shelf, a good shake and all was good again though :).