Friday 23 June 2023

A Zoya A Day - Ora

Hi Friends

Today I'm sharing my swatch and review of the gorgeous Ora.

Available on the website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Ora
Year - 2023
Number - ZP1178
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Toasty
Colour - Purple
Topcoat - No

Ora can be described as a dark, chocolate tinged blackberry in a full coverage cream formula.

Gabi can de described as a dark aubergine cream.

I decided to compare Ora to Gabi as when I did my comparisons they were incredibility close.

Ora has a great formula, no running or pooling and I did one coat for my swatch.

I did my left hand in Ora and my right hand in Gabi, these are very similar indeed, I'd say on the nail Gabi is one maybe two shades lighter than Ora, in the bottle you can see the difference slightly better, in the stamping its Gabi who comes off darker.

I've been using the Qtica Nail Growth Stimulator and Barry M Mani Hero Strengthener along with my Zoya Anchor basecoat and I think theyve really helped my nails.  I think theyre looking pretty good from the little broken nubs I had at the start of this year.


  1. Those purples are very similar! But not quite the same ;) Your nails are lovely! I also use Zoya's Anchor, but I'm using the Naked Manicure Ultra Glossy Seal for topcoat. I don't love it because sometimes it makes the tips matte. Do you happen to know why that is? And, have you tried their Naked Manicure base coat?

    1. I have tried the naked manicure base but its been a while, I liked it but because I got several of the 60ml refill bottles of anchor thats what I've been using, I have 2 bottles of the glossy seal but not tried it as I dont think its a quick dry topcoat and I am clumsy.

    2. Oh, that's handy to have a lot! :) I have found it dries pretty fast, but I like to set myself up with a few episodes of a TV show or something else to watch after I do my nails so they can dry, so maybe I'm not the best person to ask! Do you like the dry drops?

    3. I havent tried the dry drops, I really should get some though, do hear good things about them.

    4. I've found they work well! They don't instantly dry it completely, but they definitely help! :)

    5. Ok theyre going on my next Zoya order then :)

    6. :D You can get a smaller bottle if you order the Mini Colour Lock system! :)