Wednesday, 23 September 2020

A Zoya A Day - Eclipse

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Today on the blog we meet Eclipse

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Eclipse
Year - 2020
Number - ZP1031
Coats - 2
Finish - Holographic Topper
Collection - Splash
Colour - Silver
Topcoat - No

Zoya in Eclipse can best be described as a glistening silver with holographic rainbow sparkles.

This is a gorgeous topper, good formula, no running or pooling and I do one coat each over a black, white, blurple and a coral.  I also took shots in different lighting to show the sparkle.






Tuesday, 22 September 2020

A Zoya A Day - Beth

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Today on the blog we meet Beth

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Beth
Year - 2017
Number - ZP0905
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Sophisticates
Colour - Gold/Nude
Topcoat - No

Beth by Zoya can be best described as a soft, sandy, champagne metallic.

Another gorgeous neutral with that little something extra to pull it out of the dull cream line.  Great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two sweet coats. This is a metallic so you can see some brush strokes but they dont show up so noticeably in real life.






















Monday, 21 September 2020

A Zoya A Day - Bar

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Today on the blog we meet Bar

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Bar
Year - 2014
Number - ZP0761
Coats - 2
Finish - Pixie Dust
Collection - Summer Pixie
Colour - Gold/Nude
Topcoat - No

Bar by Zoya can be best described as a glittery nude topaz in the best-selling ultra textured, matte, holographic Magical Pixie formula.

The magical pixie's are the ones with lots of larger hex glitters, so even denser than Levi. This has a good formula, no running or pooling (way too much texture to run or pool) and opaque in two coats, because they have way more glitter than the usual pixie's they're a tiny bit more difficult to remove  as with any glitter.

The last picture shows, (L to R) Tomoko, Levi and Bar, hopefully you can see the different textures, Tomoko is the original pixie, then Levi is an Ultra Pixie and finally Bar is a Magical Pixie.













Friday, 18 September 2020

Weekend Mani

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Oh an extra post! 

When I'm not wearing the last Zoya polish, I like to wear something bright and this weekend is no exception, I decided to try out my new Fancy Gloss neons and yip they are definite neon and bright!

This is two coats of Neon Yellow, without my LED light on, I just had my little LED strip on. I used Neon Pink and Neon Blue to stamp with, dont look too closely I was struggling to see pink polish on a pink stamper! 











A Zoya A Day - Raine

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Happy Friday!

Today on the blog we meet Raine

Available on USA website - No
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Raine
Year - 2006
Number - ZP0375
Coats - 2/3
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Classic
Colour - Silver/Grey
Topcoat - No

Raine is a discontinued polish be Zoya, I'd describe her as a milky pale silvery grey with a pink/purple duochromey shimmer shift.

This maybe would get opaque if you did 4 coats but who has time for that?! Not me!

So I decided to do three coats on its own and two coats over a navy a pale purple and a pink. This has a great formula, no running or pooling.  This is one of those colours that is the perfect topper to lots of things. The swatch stick was painted with a black to show the shimmer.









Thursday, 17 September 2020

A Zoya A Day - Tomoko

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Today on the blog we meet Tomoko

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Tomoko
Year - 2013
Number - ZP0698
Coats - 2
Finish - Pixie Dust
Collection - Fall Pixies
Colour - Gold/Nude
Topcoat - No

Tomoko by Zoya can be best described as a romantic champagne silver with a matte, textured, sparkling metal finish.

This is another stunning pixie dust, this is the original pixie finish which is the very fine grit with no bigger glitters.  Great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, I've compared Levi and Tomoko in the last photo so you can see the difference. Levi is a much brighter gold then Tomoko.









Wednesday, 16 September 2020

A Zoya A Day - Levi

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Happy Hump Day!

Today on the blog we meet Levi

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Levi
Year - 2016
Number - ZP0841
Coats - 2
Finish - Pixie Dust
Collection - Seashells
Colour - Gold/Nude
Topcoat - No

Levi by Zoya can be best described as a beige gold, textured PixieDust - Textured with medium holographic hex glitter.

This is gorgeous, a lovely warm gold in the pixie formula, they dont need base or topcoat and they arnt as tough to remove as a glitter. This has a great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. If you are in a rush you could do a thicker coat and be done in one, these dry really quickly.












Tuesday, 15 September 2020

A Zoya A Day - Jules

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Today on the blog we meet Jules

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Jules
Year - 2011
Number - ZP0538
Coats - 3
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Intimate
Colour - Gold/Nude
Topcoat - No

Jules by Zoya can be best described as a sparkling neutral light taupe with gold, silver and champagne metallic shimmer. 

This is in my top 10 all time favs, this polish is stunning and can be worn for every occasion. Gorgeous formula, no running or pooling and opaque in three easy coats. If you want elegant and understated but still with sparkle, Jules is your girl.


















Monday, 14 September 2020

A Zoya A Day - Godiva

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Well if you watched the Formula One race yesterday it was crazy, lots of thrills and spills, thankfully everyone was fine if probably a little stiff today.

Today on the blog we meet Godiva

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Godiva
Year - 2013
Number - ZP0658
Coats - 2
Finish - Pixie Dust
Collection - Spring Pixie Dusts
Colour - Gold/Nude
Topcoat - No


Godiva by Zoya can be best described as a soft nude with a sugared sparkle, in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.

One of my fav, if I dont know what to wear to something polishes, its nude so understated but you still get that lush sparkle, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats.




Friday, 11 September 2020

A Zoya A Day - Brighton

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Its another Formula One race weekend and we're somewhere F1 hasnt been before, theyre racing at Mugello in Italy which is normally a MotoGP track, hopefully a good race.

Today on the blog we meet Brighton

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Brighton
Year - 2018
Number - ZP0883
Coats - 3
Finish - Holo
Collection - Bridal Bliss
Colour - Gold/Nude
Topcoat - No

Brighton by Zoya can best be described as a full coverage, diamond holographic soft nude.

One of Zoya's famous scattered holos, I own them all and they are all stunning, gorgeous formula, no running or pooling, sheer so it took three coats for opacity but they were easy coats.  I really hope we see more colours in this finish, I would kill for a yellow and orange version.









Thursday, 10 September 2020

A Zoya A Day - Gal

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Today on the blog we meet Gal

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Gal
Year - 2017
Number - ZP0915
Coats - 3
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Sophisticates
Colour - Gold
Topcoat - No

Gal by Zoya can be best described a smokey, iridescent, peridot gold metallic, very actuate description.

Gal is one of Zoya's weird colours, its gold and green at the same time, good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in three coats, its a little sheer to let the sparkles shine.






Wednesday, 9 September 2020

A Zoya A Day - Keira

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Today on the blog we meet Keira

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Keira
Year - 2018
Number - ZP0986
Coats - 2
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Barefoot
Colour - Gold
Topcoat - No

Keira can best be described as a medium sandy taupe with a light copper shimmer running throughout.

I've put this with my golds because the copper shimmer really takes it out of the brown section. This is stunning, great formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats. I'm kinda sad this doesnt stamp as I think the shimmer would look fab but the base is just too sheer.

The botox went great yesterday, lots of precautions at the hospital but it was still a quick appointment, now I just gotta wait 7 to 10 days for it to kick in, in the mean time still taking the baclofen muscle relaxant and any pain killers I need.






Monday, 7 September 2020

A Zoya A Day - Astrid

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Today on the blog we meet Astrid

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - No
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - No
Name - Astrid
Year - 2018
Number - ZP0968
Coats - 3
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Jubilee
Colour - Gold
Topcoat - No

Astrid can best be described as a liquid gold foil that adds a festive touch to any holiday look.

This is Maria Luisa on steroids, its those same flakie type pieces but just triple the amount.  Good formula, no running or pooling and opaque in three coats, you could get away with two if in a hurry.

There probably wont be a post tomorrow as I go get my migraine botox. finally!