Wednesday 4 May 2022

A Zoya A Day - Akyra and Honor

Hey Friends

Today on the blog we meet Akyra and Honor.

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Akyra
Year - 2007
Number - ZP0427
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer Metallic
Collection - Utopia
Colour - Green/Teal
Topcoat - No

 Akyra is a discontinued polish but can be described as a medium metallic teal shimmer in a dark smoky blue base.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Honor
Year - 2015
Number - ZP0819
Coats - 1
Finish - Matte Velvet
Collection - Winter Matte Velvets
Colour - Green
Topcoat - No

Honor by Zoya can be best described as a true emerald green with a tone on tone emerald pearl fleck in the traditional Matte Velvet finish.

Akyra is such an interesting polish, a jelly black smoky base with lots of bright blue shimmer particles, good but sheer formula, no running or pooling and I did two coats for my pics, if I was to wear this as a manicure I'd use a blue creme base for it, this is the sheerest from the Utopia collection. I'm not sure if Akyra should be in the blues or greens, maybe I need a separate section for teals/turquoises?. 

Honor is so gorgeous, I love the matte velvets I wish they'd bring more out, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one coat, Honor also stamps, however, I would not advise using the later matte velvets, they tended to dry too fast for stamping to be possible. I added a layer of topcoat on my middle finger to show the sparkle.

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