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.











Wednesday, 13 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Heidi and Kara

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Today on the blog we meet Heidi and Kara

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Heidi
Year - 2008
Number - ZP0442
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Gossip
Colour - Orange/Coral
Topcoat - No

Heidi by Zoya can be best described as a soft but bright warm orangey-coral creme.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Kara
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0250
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Classic
Colour - Orange/Coral
Topcoat - No

Kara by Zoya can be best described as a bright, clean orangey-coral with a hint of pink in a pigmented creme base.

While these are described similarly they are not the same, Kara has a pink undertone, they both have good formulas, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, they also both stamp and you can see the colour difference. Fourth photo is taken in day light on an overcast day.









Tuesday, 12 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Rocha and Paz

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Today on the blog we meet Rocha and Paz

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Rocha
Year - 2014
Number - ZP0735
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Tickled
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Rocha by Zoya can best be described as a classic folly red cream with warm undertones that enhance a summer glow!

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Paz
Year - 2009
Number - ZP0477
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - La-Di-Da
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Paz by Zoya can be best described as an ultra-bright glowing neon traffic-cone orange creme.

I do not see any red in Rocha, last pic is her compared to Sookie a classic Zoya red.

Both of these have good formula, Rocha is opaque in two coats, no running or pooling, Paz will need three coats to be opaque, I did two and you can still see my nail line, no running or pooling and a jellyish formula. Paz dries matte as she is a neon. These were freaking my camera out theyre so bright! We also have sunshine today so that fourth pic is in sun.














Monday, 11 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Elodie and Cam

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Today on the blog we meet Elodie and Cam

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Elodie
Year - 2008
Number - ZP0441
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Gossip
Colour - Orange/Coral
Topcoat - No

Elodie by Zoya can be best described as a bright and fresh warm melon pink creme with a touch of coral

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Cam
Year - 2016
Number - ZP0847
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Sunsets
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Cam by Zoya can be best described as a deep, fully saturated orange with a densely saturated, buttery smooth application.

I dont see pink in Elodie at all, I do see the coral though, both of these has good formula, no running or pooling. I think if you had a whiter nail line you'd need three coats on these, I only did two.

At the weekend I fancied a thermal polish so chose KB Shimmer Pool Shark which is a dark grey when cold to light blue when hot, except I was pretty cold the whole weekend so I didnt get much of a change of colour, oh well, its still pretty with those flakies in.











Friday, 8 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Thandie and Cora

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Today on the blog we meet Thandie and Cora

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Thandie
Year - 2013
Number - ZP0664
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Stunning
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Thandie by Zoya can be best described as a full-coverage, citrus orange cream..

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Cora
Year - 2017
Number - ZP0896
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Wanderlust
Colour - Coral
Topcoat - No

Cora by Zoya can be best described as a muted coral cream.

These two are stunning! Gorgeous formula, no running or pooling and while I did two coats, if you did a thick enough first coat youd be good to go. 

These also stamp. I know these look similar in the photos but they are different, I hope you can see that in the bottle and swatch stick comparison.















Thursday, 7 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Ginger and Elise

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Today on the blog we meet Ginger and Elise

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Ginger
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0249
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Classic
Colour - Orange/Coral
Topcoat - No

Ginger by Zoya can be best described as a a soft coral-orange with an overlay of fine gold shimmer.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Elise
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0200
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Classic
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Elise by Zoya can be best described as a smooth medium coral-orange with fine-textured gold duochrome shimmer.

Sadly both of these are discontinued, both great formula, no running or pooling and Ginger is opaque in two coats. Elise is probably a three coater as you can see my nail line. I love Ginger its a fiery in your face orange. Elise has a gorgeous golden shimmer.

As you can see from the last pic Zoya's first core collection was very red/pink/purple heavy, their Spa Essentials collection was all pale french manicure shades.







Wednesday, 6 January 2021

A Zoya A Day - Arizona and Lianne

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Today on the blog we meet Arizona and Lianne

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Arizona
Year - 2012
Number - ZP0617
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Beach
Colour - Orange
Topcoat - No

Arizona by Zoya can be best described as a softened bright citrus orange with a muted cream finish.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Lianne
Year - 2008
Number - ZP0447
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Chit-Chat
Colour - Coral/Orange
Topcoat - No

Lianne is a discontinued polish from Zoya but can be described as a juicy medium tangerine fused with fine gold shimmer. 

Both of these had great formulas, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, Arizona is a slightly darker take on Sharon which was a limited edition polish made for Peter Som's New York fashion show in 2012, I've popped a pic showing both at the bottom, I sadly dont own Sharon as it was very limited.  The botle shot of Arizona isnt colour accurate but the swatch stick and my mani are.

I own the full chit-chat and Beach collections, all really pretty colours.

I would love it if Zoya did the Beach and Surf type of collection again where you got a cream with a corresponding shimmer or metallic.