Saturday, January 16, 2010

Zoya Greens

I'm really excited about this post, because these are the polishes that I won in JP's giveaway on nails of the day. *Drum roll, please!* May I present the greens:

Aren't they lovely? On top, we have Veruschka on the left and Envy on the right. On the bottom, L-R are Suvi, Irene and Midori. (Sadly, there was a USPS mishap, and Tangy was released into the wild. :p)
I'm gonna be right up front and say that these pics are a bit sad looking, darn that macro setting! Anything fugly here is strictly due to n00b error and hurried swatching, not the fault of the polishes themselves. The application was actually easy and wonderful - no issues whatsoever, just my usual sloppiness. Sorry!
Also, I love the matte trend, so I matted the middle nail with China Glaze Matte Magic in several of these. So, on to swatches!

Envy. Yellow-leaning deep green creme. I really like this, even though it's nearly black in most light. There is the subtlest hint of shimmer in the depths, but it mostly comes off as a creme. The second pic was with flash, so you can see the base color better. 2 coats.

Irene. Mossy green base with bright green shimmer. This one is gorgeous! The base color is definitely mossy, leaning warmish, and the bright green shimmer just glows.  I was afraid it would be too warm for my skin tone (like Sinful Show Me the Way), but it really is very neutral and easy to wear. 3 coats.

Midori. Dark melon green with yellow, green and gold shimmer. Zoya's website simply calls this medium green shimmer, but that doesn't cover it at all! This little minx was very difficult to capture, because the green kept shifting from cool to warm. I took at least a dozen pics, and these two seem to come the closest to real life. As I was showing these polishes to my husband, twice he said this was his favorite, so of course I had to wear it first! I still have it on and it's mesmerizing. If this is what ChG Moonpool looks like, I can definitely see what all the fuss is about. I haven't matted this one yet, since it's my current mani, but I'm guessing it would be fantastic. 3 coats.

Suvi. Deep emerald green shimmer. Lovely, just lovely. You must enlarge these to get the full impact of the shimmer. I love this! Zoya's website describes this as metallic, but I'm not sure that fits. The shimmer is definitely dense, but it's not at all brush-strokey, so don't let that scare you if you normally avoid metallics. 3 coats.

Veruschka. Rich emerald green shimmer matte. As I said earlier, I love the matte trend! This one is totally on par with the other Zoya mattes (I have Posh and Loredana), and reminds me of the OPI Suedes. I added a coat of Seche Vite on the middle, and it's just as gorgeous shiny, too. Love it! 2 coats.
All in all, this is a wonderful collection of polishes. I'm really impressed with the Zoyas I have so far, and I will definitely have to get more. Thanks again, JP, for enabling! :D
Thanks for reading!


  1. I'm so glad you love them (and silly Tangy... it wasn't your time to be free!!!!), and they look great on you! :)



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