Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Zoya Tao and Temperance

Today on the blog I have two stunning greys.

A Zoya A Day
Name - Tao
Year - 2011
Number - ZP572
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Mirrors
Colour - Grey
Topcoat - None

A Zoya a Day
Name - Temperance
Year - 2018
Number - ZP8102R
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimm
er
Collection - Classic
Colour - Grey
Topcoat - None

Tao is a stunning med grey shimmer, the shimmer in this is silver with some blue, this was opaque in 2 coats, a perfect formula no running or pooling.

Temperance is one of Zoya's mini limited edition polishes, these are little freebies they sometimes put in orders, Temperance is also a medium grey with a rally pretty pink shimmer, perfect formula and opaque in 2 coats. I really wish Zoya would do a full size bottle of Temperance, its so pretty.

I then decided to do a little stamping, I used Virago Varnish Beet Ice and the Pretty in Plaid plate from Uberchic. You cant beat pink and grey together.








Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Zoya MaryAnn and Bianca

Today on the blog I have two stunning pinks again, the lovely MaryAnn and Bianca.

These both had excellent formulas, no running or pooling, both were opaque in one sweet coat too.

Bianca is a deep almost vampy pink with red undertones and MaryAnn was a dusty pink with silver shimmer.

A Zoya A Day
Name - MaryAnn
Year - 2018
Number - ZP956
Coats - 1
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Element
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - None

A Zoya a Day
Name - Bianca
Year - 2005
Number - ZP306
Coats - 1
Finish - Creme
Collection - Provocateur
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - None




Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Zoya Marry J and Kendra

Today on the blog I have two stunning dark pinks to share with you.

The first of them is Marry J, this is from the Divas collection from 2004, not to be confused with the Diva collection from 2012. You'll notice my bottle only says Marry, this seems to be a thing with Zoya, a lot of misspelled labels happen.

Marry was opaque in two coats and had a great formula, no running or pooling. I tried to show the duochrome in Marry but it was being shy for the camera.

A Zoya A Day
Name - Marry J
Year - 2004
Number - ZP284
Coats - 2
Finish - Duochrome
Collection - Divas
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - None




Next was Kendra, a deep pink creme perfect in one sweet coat. This is what I would call a vampy pink as it was so dark, very sophisticated.

A Zoya a Day
Name - Kendra
Year - 2018
Number - ZP957
Coats - 1
Finish - Creme
Collection - Element
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - None




Thursday, 15 November 2018

Zoya Carson and Rumor

Today on the blog I have two lovely pinks to share.

First up is Carson a muted nude pink this had a perfect formula, opaque in one coat, no running or pooling. In these pics Carson does look very nude, I wondering if I should class her in my nude polishes rather than pink polishes.

Then we have Rumor who is a mauve shimmer, she was also opaque in one sweet coat and had a perfect formula no running or pooling.

A Zoya A Day
Name - Carson
Year - 2018
Number - ZP964
Coats - 1
Finish - Creme
Collection - Jubilee
Colour - Pink/Nude
Topcoat - None

A Zoya a Day
Name - Rumor
Year - 2018
Number - ZP953
Coats - 1
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Element
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - None





Monday, 12 November 2018

Zoya Solange with Leopard Spot Topper

Today on the blog I have some very cool effect nails.

I started with a base of two coats of Solange which is a bright yellow gold pixie dust.  I then added one coat of the Leopard Spots topper, this is a crackle polish but when you put it over a pixie dust the texture of the pixie dust makes it turn into leopard spots, very cool effect and I am loving it :).

A Zoya A Day
Name - Solange
Year - 2013
Number - ZP684
Coats - 2
Finish - Pixie Dust
Collection - Summer
Colour - Gold
Topcoat - None

A Zoya a Day
Name - Leopard Spots
Year - 2018
Number - ZP967
Coats - 1
Finish - Crackle
Collection - Jubilee
Colour - Black
Topcoat - None







Friday, 9 November 2018

Zoya Lael and Maeve

Happy Friday!  The last couple of days have not been good with migraine pain but I'm feeling pretty good today, managed to do 10 minutes on my running machine (walking) I dont run due to bad arthritis in my hips, right knee and left foot.

Anyhoo lets talk about something much nicer than pain, polish!

Today I have two gorgeous purples to share, these are both cremes and they both have the perfect formula, opaque in two coats, no running or pooling either.

First up is Lael who is a dark vamp purple with blue undertones, I'd call this aubergine, its not so dark that you\d think it was black either.

Then Maeve is a med toned purple with a red undertone.  These dont have any topcoat and look at that shine, love both of these.

A Zoya A Day
Name - Lael
Year - 2007
Number - ZP419
Coats - 2
Finish - Creme
Collection - Downtown
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - None



A Zoya a Day
Name - Maeve
Year - 2018
Number - ZP960
Coats - 2
Finish - Creme
Collection - Element
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - None




Saturday, 3 November 2018

Zoya Jubilee Comparisons

Good afternoon :) 

Today on the blog I show you my comparisons of the Jubilee collection, there are no exact dupes that I could find in my collection, however, I dont have ever Zoya ever, I only own approx 500 of them.  

I'm not going to compare the Leopard Spots topper as I have nothing like that at all, not even in my normal collection.   

This is a long post with lots of pictures, so grab a snack and drink. The bottle shots were taken in a sunlit room in the shade, the swatches were taken in the same room but in sunlight to enable you to see the colour differences.

So lets begin, going from lightest to darkest, I'll use Zoya's description then talk about my selections.

Leigh can best be described as a full-coverage perfect winter nude - rich and warm cream with just a hint of pink to compliment any skin tone.

In the bottle this looked very like April and Ana, on the swatch it has a much peachier undertone, no dupes in my collection.




Carson can best be described as a full-coverage muted nude pink cream, I pulled out Jill as I was sure this was a dupe, its very close in the bottle but in the swatch you can see Carson has a pinker undertone.  I also compared Carson to Rue, Rue is much lighter with an almost grey undertone.



Astrid can best be described as a liquid gold foil, I compared this to a lot of my gold Zoya, I think the closest match is Maria Luisa with Maria having much larger particles than Astrid.  I think a manicure with Goldie then Astrid on top will look amazing though. Aggie is much darker with that duochrome finish and Kerry is way brighter. You can see also that the 18 carat real gold topcoat is much more yellow as well.






Maxine can best be described as a full-coverage a rich red cream with an evenly balance undertone, I was sure this was going to be were I found a dupe but no, I hope you can see in the pictures that Maxine is a deeper colour than Carmen and Juicy, I did compare Sookie but she is a true red while Maxine has a pink undertone.




Allison can best be described as a full-coverage plum-toned ruby cream, another I was sure I would have a dupe for as Zoya has done a LOT of pink over the past year, however, I found no dupes, Allison is lighter than Monroe and Brie is closer to Monroe but still not a dupe. Brie is also discontinued and no longer available from Zoya.



Taryn can best be described as a fiery fuchsia micro-irredescent shimmer with blue undertones, both the polishes I picked are discontinued and no longer available but neither were dupes, Blyss is darker and takes 3 coats for opacity and Lillith is lighter and doesnt have the duochrome of Taryn.




Chiara can best be described as a full-coverage deep purple cream, in the bottle shots I thought Mira was the closest but she has a red undertone while Chiara has blue, in the swatches I threw in Monica but again Monica has more blue than Chiara so no dupes.




Cookie can best be described as a purple PixieDust with gold flecks, I pulled out all the purple pixies I owned and nothing comes close to Cookie with her golden flecks. All the others are versions of purple on purple or pink.




Danica can best be described as a full-coverage rich deep teal cream, Zoya dont do a lot of teal, infact when I looked on their website they list, Wednesday, Talia, Cecilia and Zuza, I own all of those except Cecilia and they are all much brighter than Danica, so I compared her with Suvi who is a discontinued polish and Giovanna a deep metallic green. As you can see no dupes, Danica is the perfect blue green mix while the others are more on the green side.




Juniper can best be described as a sparkling teal textured PixieDust, I pulled out all my green pixie dusts and have nothing like Juniper, Chita is a medium green with a huge amount of silver glitter and Cece is very light green with green glitter. Juniper also has a violet purple flash in the bottle that does show up on the nail if you tilt the swatch.





Kateri can best be described as a full-coverage beautiful midnight brown cream, this was the most difficult to photograph as its so dark, I pulled out Nina and Elaine and this is also the closest match, the bottle shots show Kateri as slightly brighter, Nina has a red undertone. Elaine is darker.

Let me know what you think in the comments, did I miss a comparison?