Thursday, 9 July 2020

A Zoya A Day - Flowie

Hey friends

Today on the blog we meet Natalie

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Flowie
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0139
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Classic
Colour - Brown
Topcoat - None


Flowie by Zoya can be best described as a light brown creme with peach overtones. A beautiful earth tone for a nude nail look.

This is more brown toned than Natalie yesterday, I'd call this a warm toffee colour. Its also quite jelly like, dries super shiny.

Great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in 2 sweet coats.



Wednesday, 8 July 2020

A Zoya A Day - Natalie

Hey friends

Today on the blog we meet Natalie

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Natalie
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0073
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Classic
Colour - Brown
Topcoat - None

Natalie is a discontinued polish from Zoya, I would describe this as an orange undertoned warm brown, this has a jelly like formula but was opaque in two coats. Dried very shiny no topcoat required. 

I really like this its such an odd colour. I wasnt sure if this should go with my oranges or browns but its with my browns.








Tuesday, 7 July 2020

A Zoya A Day - Penny

Hey friends

Today on the blog we meet Penny

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Penny
Year - 2009
Number - ZP0492
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Truth
Colour - Brown
Topcoat - None

Penny is a discontinued polish and described as a shiny metallic copper with orange undertones and soft frosty gold shimmer.

This really is the colour of a new penny, there are brush strokes when its wet but those mostly go once its dried.  

This is available on Nail Polish Direct if youre in the UK and its only £4.21 which is a really great price!  

This had a great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. Looking at the pics the brush strokes are showing up way worse than in real life.

Not having the best time, I have chronic migraine and was getting botox injections every three months to combat them, my last treatment was in March, I was supposed to get another round in June but that didnt happen because of C19, so now I'm in a lot of pain, I took my abortive meds last night and it hasnt worked. I do have strong painkillers but theres no point in taking them when the abortive hasnt worked.





















Monday, 6 July 2020

A Zoya A Day - Jana

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Today on the blog we meet Jana

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Jane
Year - 2011
Number - ZP0564
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Smoke
Colour - Nude/Purple
Topcoat - None

Jana by Zoya can be best described as a medium nude putty creme with grey, mauve and purple tones.  

This is a lovely purple undertoned deep nude, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in 2 coats, you could if you were in a hurry get away with one coat of this.

Jana is the last nude, thats one swatch wheel completed as below, next we're on to the brown swatch wheel.






Saturday, 4 July 2020

Rainbow Watermarble Nail Art

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Happy Saturday, today on the blog I decided to do some rainbow nail art, I was going to watermarble with the PoP Polish Pride 2020 collection but where I live the water is as hard as the road, which means no watermarbleing, I did try with a bottle of water but it wasnt working either.

So I gave up and decided to stamp a watermarble like design instead, I started with my basecoat of choice which is Zoya Anchor then I painted my middle fingers and thumbs with two coats of White On by Sally Hansen, this is the original formula which also stamps.

I then used all eight polishes from the collection and the stamping plate was BM-XL210 by Hello Maniology, on my thumbs I used stamping plate Kitty Collection 06 by Moyou London.  My stamper is the Big Bling by Clear Jelly Stamper and I topped everything off with Barry M Plumpy topcoat.

I'll have another go when I grab a bottle of Evian I think.

I only have one more nude Zoya to share with you and her name is Yana, then we move into the browns.








Friday, 3 July 2020

A Zoya A Day - Eastyn

Hey friends

Happy Friday, the weekend starts now

Today on the blog we meet Eastyn

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Eastyn
Year - 2016
Number - ZP0825
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Whispers
Colour - Nude/Purple
Topcoat - None

Eastyn by Zoya can be best described as a subtle grayed grape that is more interesting than mauve and gives a modern alternative that is ever so wearable.

I do rather love Zoyas descriptions, theyre a bit crazy.  This is one of my favs, its another of Zoyas multi undertoned polishes that they do so well, its purple, nude and brown all in different lights.

Its got a great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, plus it also stamps. This is perfect is you need a muted colour for office wear, this whole collection was fantastic and I own all 6 in the set.

I am so happy today, Formula One racing is back and I smashed my weight loss goal, I'm down to 64kgs aka 10 stone, dont worry I'm also tall at 5 foot 8 with broad shoulders. Hubs and I have also signed up for Spotify Duo and I've been diving back into music now that I can listen to it advert free, I have a large music collection but it was only on my computer or ipod but now I can play it on our google home minis and our Cambridge Audio DAC, I also discovered they do music set to certain beats for workouts which is perfect for my speed walking.
























































Thursday, 2 July 2020

A Zoya A Day - Pasha

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Today on the blog we meet Rowan

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Pasha
Year - 2004
Number - ZP0280
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Suede
Colour - Nude/Brown
Topcoat - None

Pasha by Zoya can be best described as a soft, pale, taupe-kissed beige nude with silver frost and the barest hint of silver microglitter. Very unique and fashionable- not a boring greige, nude by any means

Pretty good description of Pasha, you can defo see the shimmer.   This is another that does the is it brown or grey or nude thing. This was almost opaque in one coat, no running or pooling and I did 2 coats. The shimmer shows up really nicely on the nail with this one. I really like the tone of this polish, very sophisticated.



















































Wednesday, 1 July 2020

A Zoya A Day - Rowan

Hey 

Today on the blog we meet Rowan

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Z Wide (White dot on cap)
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Rowan
Year - 2015
Number - ZP0779
Coats - 2
Finish - Satin
Collection - Natural Satins
Colour - Nude/Brown
Topcoat - None

Rowan by Zoya can be best described as a suede taupe cream in the exclusive Satin finish.

Rowan is a gorgeous warm brown nude, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in one sweet coat and it stamps nicely as well.






Tuesday, 30 June 2020

A Zoya A Day - Leah

Hey 

Today on the blog we meet Leah

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Z Wide (White dot on cap)
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Leah
Year - 2015
Number - ZP0782
Coats - 2
Finish - Satin
Collection - Natural Satins
Colour - Nude/Purple/Grey
Topcoat - None

Leah by Zoya can be best described as a lavender tinged taupe cream in the exclusive Satin finish.  

I adore this polish, the photos are not showing colour accurate though :(

Leah is one of Zoya's weird multi-undertoned polishes, I dont know how they do it but this looks so different in different lights, it looks nude, purple and grey.  Great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.

My swatch looks grey and the stamping looks brown/nude.





























Monday, 29 June 2020

A Zoya A Day - Deidra

Hey

Today on the blog we meet Deidra

Available on USA website - No

Available on the UK website - No 
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Deidra
Year - 2000
Number - ZP0193
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Classic
Colour - Nude/Purple
Topcoat - None

Deidra is a discontinued polish from Zoya, its a purple toned nude with strong golden shimmer. This has a great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. I was going to put this with my purples but when I did it looked far too nude/brown. This is a really pretty polish and one I wish Zoya would bring back. It reminds me of Faye and Daul both of whom I own and you'll see later.

On the weekend I decided I wanted something bright! Well I think we can say I achieved that, I did two coats of PoP Polish Lemon Zest a creamy pale yellow, I then stamped with Sunlight also from PoP Polish. I used plates BM-XL201 & BM-XL04 both from Hello Maniology, with my Clear Jelly Stamper Big Bling stamper. My topcoat is Barry M Plumpy topcoat as it doesnt smear stamping.

Dont mind the messy paint joy of just Lemon Zest, I knew I was stamping over the top and could do clean up at the end.













Sunday, 28 June 2020

A Zoya A Day - Presley

Hey friends

Happy Sunday

Today on the blog we meet Presley

Available on USA website - Yes

Available on the UK website - No (Out of stock?)
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Presley
Year - 2017
Number - ZP0960
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Sophisticates
Colour - Nude
Topcoat - None

Presley by Zoya can be best described as a smokey, mauve taupe cream.

This is a stunner I love the purple undertone on this, opaque in one sweet coat, perfect formula, no running or pooling. Stamps well too.

I think once we get to the browns I might take the weekends off, I'm falling behind on getting to do nail art while wearing all these nudes.

Right now I'm doing a neon yellow mani, which I'll post tomoro for you along side the next nude :) 







Saturday, 27 June 2020

A Zoya A Day - Kinsley

Hey friends

Happy Saturday

Today on the blog we meet Kinsley

Available on USA website - Yes

Available on the UK website - No (Out of stock?)
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Kinsley
Year - 2017
Number - ZP1001
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Sensual
Colour - Nude
Topcoat - None

Zoya in Kinsley can best be described as a blush toned caramel cream. This is gorgeous, lovely creamy caramel colour, great formula, no running or pooling.




Friday, 26 June 2020

A Zoya A Day - Jill

Hey friends

Happy Friday

Today on the blog we meet Jill

Available on USA website - Yes

Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Jill
Year - 2017
Number - ZP0879
Coats - 1
Finish - Cream
Collection - Naturel 3
Colour - Nude
Topcoat - None

Jill by Zoya can be best described as a lighter mauve cream nude in the classic 2-coat coverage formula. Well they say 2, I say one coat on my short nails, maybe if my nails were longer I'd need two. Gorgeous formula, no running or pooling.

The other photos are of the lamp I use to paint my nails with and take my photos under, its an LED one my hubs got me for Christmas as I was struggling to see to paint my nails, I'm visually impaired with sight in one eye only.  The lamp has a dimmer switch on it so you can change the brightness. Yes my desk is messy :) 

The last pics are some of my flowers, I love the orange/pink ones :)