Thursday, 24 January 2013

Zoya Overload - Apple, Happi, Ivanka, Tanzy, Zuza and Reece

Lets get something out of the way right now - I absolutely adore Zoya polishes. But considering they are a US brand and I am based in the UK, this makes for a very long distance love affair! I have managed to source a few of this lovely brand from very kind US friends on facebook nail groups and also through eBay although this can work out very expensive considering they retail at around $8 in the US but around £7-9 on eBay!

But anyway without further ado, let me show you these six that I have managed to get my paws on! I'm going to use some of the descriptions from the site as they do them better justice than I could!

Zoya Apple can be best described as "Luminous yellow-toned apple green packed with gold metallic sparkle.  A dimensional green that's clean and bright". I would add that the finish is very opaque even after just one coat and the photo doesn't do this justice as you cannot make out the lovely shimmer and metallic finish that makes this shade so beautiful. This is two coats;

Zoya Happi is a "Pink metallic duochrome. A frosty hint of gold creates a unique peachy-sort of pink". It looks like it should be frosted but doesn't have that sort of finish, instead it comes out very warm and more golden pink, if there is such a thing! This is two coats;

Zoya Ivanka is a "mermaid green sparkling metallic. An expensive-looking metallic shade for summer". This in fact screams mermaid as well as some of the beautiful plush green that you get from trees in the spring too. It goes on really well with a smooth finish and the metallic finish really has such a wonderful sparkle no matter which way you twist your nails! This is two coats plus one coat of seche vite;

Zoya Tanzy is a "Light, bright tangerine orange with yellow gold metallic sparkle.  A sunny orange that's easy to wear year-round". I  guess I can only echo that and add that the golden tinge from this makes this shade so lovely and flattering on most skin tones, it very summery and when worn in sunshine, really sparkles and has the smoothest and shimmery finish. This is two coats;

Zoya Zuza is a "Deep, saturated, oceanic turquoise with gold and silver metallic shimmer and a foil-like finish. A beachy, colorful, foil-like shade with the perfect balance between blue and green". This sums up this shade so well - it went on beautifully and had the most amazing shimmer to it - it was frosty without being cold (not sure that makes sense to anyone but me!) and I loved how it had a really deep tone to the turquoise. As a scuba diver, I have to ironically also add that it looks amazing underwater too! This is two coats;

Lastly I bring you Zoya Reece. Reece is a "Rose metallic duochrome. A frosty hint of gold creates a unique "oil-slick" rose-gold" and I am happy that this photo does do it complete justice - its loveliness is definitely captured here! This is two coats;

In conclusion, I have to say again how much I adore Zoya polishes, their range of shades is outstanding and my only gripe would be that we don't get them in the UK, or at least, not reasonably priced! But that wouldn't stop me from getting them shipped from the US as they really are such a dream to wear and apply, they are hard-wearing and the colours are to die for! Interested to know what you all comment and let me know! :)

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