Friday, 22 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Sunny and Kaufda

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Today on the blog we meet Sunny and Kaufda

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Sunny
Year - 2005
Number - ZP0298
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Hugs n Kisses
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Sunny is a discontinued polish by Zoya and can be described as a bright metallic coppery-orange with brown undertones and fine red and golden frosty shimmer.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Kaufda
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0195
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Classic
Colour - Orange/Red
Topcoat - No

Kaufda by Zoya can best be described as a shiny, warm molten copper with rich orange-red undertones and golden frost.

For Sunny I dont see any of the red shimmer even when I tilt the bottle in different ways. Good formula, no running or polling, I did two coats but it needs three.

Kaufda is gorgeous, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two caots, I think if you did a careful enough coat you could get this to be a one coater.







Thursday, 21 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Kimmy and Kalmia

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Today on the blog we meet Kimmy and Kalmia

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Kimmy
Year - 2011
Number - ZP0547
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Sunshine (Original)
Colour - Orange/Red
Topcoat - No

Kimmy by Zoya can be best described as a gleaming metallic candy apple red brightened by gold sparkle

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Kalmia
Year - 2009
Number - ZP0493
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Truth
Colour - Orange/Red
Topcoat - No

Kalmia by Zoya can be best described as a metallic red-gold fusion enhanced by copper and gold shimmer.

I have no clue why Zoya is describing either of these as red, I compare them both against a bright red in Dixie and a true red in Sookie and you can clearly see they are more orange than red.  I also compared Kalmia to Channing which is described as rusty metallic.

Good formula on both of these, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. I really love Kimmy she is super sparkly. I also like that they both stamp.













Wednesday, 20 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Beyonnce and Myrta

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Today on the blog we meet Beyonnce and Myrta

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Beyonnce
Year - 2004
Number - ZP0285
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Divas
Colour - Orange/Red
Topcoat - No

Beyonnce is a discontinued polish from Zoya, I would describe her as a warm orange red with a slight yellow duochrome.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Myrta
Year - 2012
Number - ZP0623
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Surf
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Myrta by Zoya can be best described as a warm medium orange coral with red undertone, gold and silver metallic shimmer, and a foil-like finish.

Trying to find any info on the original 2004 Divas collection is almost impossible as in 2012 Zoya released another collection called Diva without the 's', below is the only collection photo I could find.

I adore Beyonnce, my photos do not do this justice, the duochrome while faint is there and the polish shows red to orange with a hint of yellow at the edges, very hard to capture in my photos. Good formula no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, although I'd probably do three if I was wearing this as a manicure. I couldnt find any info on the correct spelling either, my bottle has two n's but if it was named for the Beyoncé she only has one.

Myrta is gorgeous as well, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, Myrta also stamps.













Tuesday, 19 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Lana and Solstice

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Today on the blog we meet Lana and Solstice

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Lana
Year - 2010
Number - ZP0612
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Reverie
Colour - Orange/Red
Topcoat - No

Lana is a discontinued polish from Zoya, I would describe her as an orange/red with gold/yellow/green iridescent shimmer.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Solstice
Year - 2017
Number - ZP0926
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Party Girls
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Solstice by Zoya can be best described as a sparkling persimmon orange metallic.

Another two stunners, I love the greeny flash that Lana has, both good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, they also stamp nicely.













Monday, 18 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Annie and Gwin

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Today on the blog we meet Annie and Gwin

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Annie
Year - 2008
Number - ZP0448
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Chit-Chat
Colour - Orange/Coral
Topcoat - No

Annie by Zoya can be best described as a saturated coral-orange with slight red undertones, strong gold shimmer and slight bright green duochrome

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Gwin
Year - 2010
Number - ZP0611
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Reverie
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Gwin by Zoya can be described as sunny melon metallic duo-chrome with a hint of gold.

Both of these are stunning deep oranges, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, they also stamp. First hand shot under my LED light, second in daylight at my window.

My weekend mani was another thermal, this time I wore Fancy Gloss June 2020 Mystery polish, a deep dark green when cold to a bright neon green when warm this is jam packed with flakies but not so jammed it thickens the formula, I did two coats then stamped with Zoya Mel using plate Symetrika 06 which is a Celtic inspired plate.

A bonus at the end showing Ellie and Obi snoozing together on top of the wardrobe on their blanket.















Friday, 15 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Amy and Dhara

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Today on the blog we meet Amy and Dhara

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Amy
Year - 2013
Number - ZP0670
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Irresistible
Colour - Orange/Tangerine
Topcoat - No

Amy by Zoya can be best described as a full-coverage, red orange foil metallic.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Dhara
Year - 2013
Number - ZP0703
Coats - 2
Finish - Pixie Dust
Collection - Fall Pixie
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Dhara by Zoya can be best described as a firey orange copper with a matte, textured, sparkling metal finish

I adore Amy, she is a total stunner and the metallic version of Dhara, both great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

















Thursday, 14 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Sienna and Pia

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Today on the blog we meet Sienna and Pia

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Sienna
Year - 2006
Number - ZP0323
Coats - 3
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Glitterati
Colour - Orange/Tangerine
Topcoat - No

Sienna is a discontinued polish by Zoya and I would describe it as a tangerine base with golden orange glass fleck particles.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Pia
Year - 2007
Number - ZP0411
Coats - 3
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Smitten
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Pia is a discontinued polish from Zoya and I would describe it as a fiery orange base with a golden shimmer flash.

Both of these had good formula, no running or pooling, they were sheer and needed three coats to be opaque. These are both stunning and my photos do them no justice at all, the fire in Pia is fabulous. I bough Sienna in a destash and she came with no label so I had to do a bit of research to work out the colour as the lady I bought her from couldnt remember what colour it was. You can also see that Zoya spelt Siena with one n but I think it was ment to be two n's.