Friday, 5 March 2021

A Zoya A Day - Azalea and Bijou

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Today on the blog we meet Azalea and Bijou

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Azalea
Year - 2016
Number - ZP0837
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Petals
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Azalea by Zoya can be best described as a classic spring pink with a captivating white and fuchsia flash.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Bijou
Year - 2006
Number - ZP0326
Coats - 2/3
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Glitterati
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Bijou is a discontinued polish from zoya described as an almost neon watermelon pink shimmer with a coral undertone.

Azalea is gorgeous, a warm pink with lots of little pink, silver and the odd green/blue sparkles, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Bijou is super pretty but sheer, like all the Glitterati polishes, Bijou is the watermelon pink version, lots of little pink and gold sparkles, good formula, no running or pooling, just sheer, I did three coats on my middle nails, this is another I would use as a topper.







Thursday, 4 March 2021

A Zoya A Day - Kiki and Starla

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Today on the blog we meet Kiki and Starla

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Kiki
Year - 2006
Number - ZP0327
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Glitterati
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Kiki by Zoya can be best described as a vivid hot pink with strong blue-violet duochrome and flecks of silver shimmer

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Starla
Year - 2006
Number - ZP0328
Coats - 3
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Glitterati
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Starla by Zoya can be best described as a vivid nearly-neon purple with strong pink tones accented by silver microglitter. 

Weirdly while they call Starla a nearly neon purple the colour family they list is pink...having looked at swatches  I think my Starla has faded, if I remember this was a destash purchase.

Kiki is absolutely stunning, one of my favourite pinks, that blue/violet shimmer gives it that little something extra, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Starla is also gorgeous but sheer, good formula no running or pooling, I did three coats, I'd use this more as a topper.

In a weird coincidence two ladies in the Zoya facebook group mentioned both Kiki and Starla as good pinks, now here I am showing them together.

I own all of the Glitterati collection except Lindsay, I've seen swatches and its even more sheer than Starla.









Wednesday, 3 March 2021

A Zoya A Day - Hayden and Lola

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Today on the blog we meet Hayden and Lola

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Hayden
Year - 2007
Number - ZP0412
Coats - 3
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Smitten
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Hayden is a discontinued polish from Zoya, described as a nearly-neon bright bubblegum pink with violet shimmer and subtle silver microglitter.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Z Wide
Does it stamp - No
Name - Lola
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0226
Coats - 3
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Classic
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Lola by Zoya can be best described as an ultra-bright fuchsia with a slight blue-violet duochrome shimmer.

Hayden is a gorgeous shimmery pink, it has a blue/violet flash thats a bit shy, good formula, no running or pooling, sheer so I did three coats and its just about opaque. I'd use Hayden as a topper.

Lola she was a show girl, sorry, every time I see or hear the name Lola I just think of the Barry Manilow song, Lola also has a blue/violet flash, good formula, no running or pooling, sheer, I did three coats and its just about opaque.  I also put a coat of Hayden over Lola on my ring finger.

A comparison between Lola and Tobey, as you can see Tobey is lighter then Lola and without that blue/violet shimmer.








Tuesday, 2 March 2021

A Zoya A Day - Chloe and Tobey

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Today on the blog we meet Chloe and Tobey

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Chloe
Year - 2005
Number - ZP0303
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Hugs N Kisses 
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Chloe is a discontinued polish from Zoya, I would describe her as a brown undertoned jelly base with a strong bright pink/violet shimmer, this works better a topper.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Z Wide
Does it stamp - No
Name - Tobey
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0253
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Classic
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Tobey by Zoya can be best described as a very bright fuchsia-based candy pink creme.

This is the first Chloe that Zoya made, she is very very sheer, my swatch stick has three coats and you can still see through this polish, I usually wear it as a topper over a pale pink base. It has an ok formula if you use thin coats, my nails have two coats.

Tobey is a very bright neon pink, I have a z wide brush to help with application, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. I think my Tobey has faded a little in colour since I got it. I didnt notice the fuzzy until after I'd taken the pics, oy vey!.








Monday, 1 March 2021

A Zoya A Day - Jenna and Zooey

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Today on the blog we meet Jenna and Zooey

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Jenna
Year - 2018
Number - ZP0954
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Element
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Jenna by Zoya can best be described as a full-coverage dusty rose pink cream with blue undertones

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Zooey
Year - 2016
Number - ZP0843
Coats - 2
Finish - Pixie Dust
Collection - Seashells
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Zooey by Zoya can be best described as a classic pink, textured PixieDust textured laced with a fine thread of gold and medium sized holographic hexes for an added layer of dimension.

Jenna is so pretty, she's dusty and very blue toned, fantastic formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat. I love the tone of this pink. Jenna also stamps nicely.

Zooey is a pixie dust, this has such a peachy undertone, I've worn this with a pink to peach gradient and it looked fantastic, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

My weekend mani was from Ard As Nails a UK indie brand who released a collection of multi-chromes, I wore Orchid Bee on my right hand and Bamboo Viper on my left, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, these are so shifty my pics do not do them justice at all.

Bonus pics of Ellie and Obi, Ellie was looking so pretty lounging on the bed yesterday and Obi, well we decided to watch a movie last night and I got snuggled under my blanket and Obi hopped up onto my lap, I then put the blanket over him as he flopped out on my lap and he stayed under the blanket for most of the 2 and a half hour film, we watched Star Trek The Motion Picture, I dont recommend unless you love Star Trek and dont mind a rambling mess of a film.



















Friday, 26 February 2021

A Zoya A Day - Flora and Wanda

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Today on the blog we meet Flora and Wanda

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Flora
Year - 2004
Number - ZP0269
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Bouquet
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Flora by Zoya can be best described as a medium warm bubblegum pink in a soft-looking creme base.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Wanda
Year - 2020
Number - ZP1046
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer

Collection - Luscious
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Wanda by Zoya can best be described as a cool-toned rouge pink with a gold and rainbow micro-shimmer.

Wanda is so pretty, I think her and Shelby would make a fabulous pairing, Wanda has a good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

Flora is lovely, it also has a peachy undertone like Sweet yesterday. Flora is slightly dustier than Sweet, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, she also stamps, I did attempt a stamp with Wanda but its very faint its to the left of Flora.










Thursday, 25 February 2021

A Zoya A Day - Sweet and Shelby

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Today on the blog we meet Sweet and Shelby

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Shelby
Year - 2012
Number - ZP0616
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Beach
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Shelby by Zoya can be best described as a soft but colourful cherry blossom pink with an opaque cream finish

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Sweet
Year - 2007
Number - ZP0404
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Candy
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Sweet by Zoya can be best described as a super-sweet, pale shade of bubblegum pink creme.

Two of Zoya's iconic pinks.

Sweet has a slightly peachy undertone while Shelby is pure barbie pink, both good formula, no running or pooling and both opaque in two coats.










Wednesday, 24 February 2021

A Zoya A Day - Tess and Maryann

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Today on the blog we meet Tess and Maryann

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Tess
Year - 2007
Number - ZP0420
Coats - 1
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Uptown
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Tess is a discontinued polish from zoya but can be described as a metallic rose pink.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Maryann
Year - 2018
Number - ZP0956
Coats - 1
Finish - Pearl
Collection - Element
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - No

Maryann by zoya can best be described as a full-coverage pink-toned rose with soft glowing shimmer.

Tess is stunning, very flattering I think, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, she also stamps. This has a burnt orange undertone, its very interesting.

Maryann is another gorgeous polish, if you notice lumpy nails I have broken my ring finger on the right hand and have a patch on it, thats both middle fingers on my right hand broken.  Good formula on Maryann, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, she also stamps.