Thursday 30 May 2019

Zoya Rica


Happy Thursday

Oof, cannot wait for my botox, I gotta wait another 2 weeks, really struggling with lots of pain.

Anywho, today on the blog I have Miss Rica to share with you.

A Zoya a Day
Name - Rica

Year - 2011
Number - ZP550
Coats - 3 or 1
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Sunshine
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - None

Zoya describe her as a warm light coral with pink and orange tones and heavy gold metallic sparkle.

I would have said this is more a mid toned orange with gold sparkle, I wore this first as 3 coats on its own, but it took ages to dry, it could have been that my coats were too thick. I dented the polish after an hour, so the next day I took it off and decided to try one coat over Zoya Cora and this worked out beautifully. The formula was really good, it didnt run or pool, I think when I wear it again I'll do thinner coats or one or two coats over a base colour.

This is also from the original Sunshine collection Zoya did in 2011, not the 2018 one.

Friday 17 May 2019

Zoya Deidra

Happy Friday!

So sorry for the absence, the migraine are starting to appear again as I'm due my botox injections soon, I had an amazing April though, I only have 4 migraine which is unheard of for me. I'm really glad I pushed my docs to get me into the botox programme.

Today I have a super unusual polish for you, her name is Deidra

A Zoya a Day
Name - Deidra

Year - 2000
Number - ZP193
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Classic 2000
Colour - Purple, Mauve 
Topcoat - None

This polish is a mauve with golden shimmer, it also has a brown undertone, very hard to describe as it changes colour with different lighting.

This applied beautifully in 2 coats, no running or pooling, there were brush strokes in the shimmer but as you can see they mostly went away. This is a discontinued polish from Zoya that I picked up from their UK supplier. 

In the sun this looked like a golden shimmer with a brown undertone, then inside I'd only see the purple colour, bit reminds me a lot of Faye, Daul and Happi.

I cant wait to compare her to Keira from the new Barefoot collection from Zoya for Summer 2019, I'm hoping to get those by the beginning of June and will do a comparisons post.

Friday 3 May 2019

Zoya Ginger

Well its Friday, finally!

Today I have a most amazing orange for you.
Zoya's description is as follows:-

Ginger by Zoya can be best described as a a soft coral-orange with an overlay of fine gold shimmer. Noticeable without being loud, this warm shade always looks right.

I'm not sure about the coral bit but the rest is spot on.

A Zoya a Day
Name - Ginger
Year - 2000
Number - ZP249
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Classic
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - None

Thursday 2 May 2019

Zoya Uma

Happy Thursday

Well I think I finally found my perfect mannequin hands nude!

Meet the stunningly gorgeous Miss Uma

A Zoya a Day
Name - Uma
Year - 2006
Number - ZP370
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Spa Essentials
Colour - Nude
Topcoat - None

Uma is a nude with a pinky/peach undertones and a very fine shimmer in silver and a golden flash.

Shes from Zoya's Spa Essentials line which is their french manicure and sheers line.

I have tried a vast amount of Zoya nudes looking for the perfect mannequin hands shade, its a shame that Zoya dont have a shop here in the UK where you can go and look at the colours in person.  I really really love this, the last two pictures were taken outside and look how different it looks in different lighting.

Second pic shows from left to right, Uma, Sally and Rue. You can see how much more peachy Uma is compared to Sally and Rue has much more pink.