To those of you who check back regularly, I’m sorry for not posting for more than a week! I have so many essay deadlines coming up and I’m rushing through them now. I actually have alot of posts to do up but looks like I won’t have time till the deadlines are over ): Nevertheless, I’ll just do up a short one to relieve a little bit of stress before I continue with my battle against Business Management essays
This is Zoya Ivanka from the Sparkle collection released in summer last year. I only got it this year and it was proudly sponsored (along with Gemma, Crystal, Gloria, Dannii and Valerie) by my dearest secondary school friends as a present for my birthday this year 😀 I gave them my wishlist and they picked out those shades for me and I love them all so much! I meant both my friends and the polishes hehe.
Zoya Ivanka is a emerald green glass fleck glitter. It has the same finish as Orly Halley’s Comet/Zoya Charla/OPI Catch Me In Your Net. In other words, it is just as gorgeous! It is pretty sheer though, at two coats my VNL could be seen so I did three. The formula is very pleasant because it was very smooth and thin with each coat and it is really easily buildable to become opaque. These kind of polishes are awesome because you don’t have to worry about brushstrokes or streakiness, so it is a good choice for a fast manicure!
From the first picture of the bottle, some blue duochrome can be seen on the edges of the bottle, but sadly this doesn’t show up on the nail. But I guess Ivanka is already so gorgeous on its own! It is really easy to remove as well. Although it has the typical shine of traditional glitters, it is not chunky or gritty at all and topcoat can easily make it really smooth and glossy. I didn’t use any topcoat here by the way!
This is probably one of my favourite kind of finish! It is really wayyyyy more sparkly than my pictures can ever portray :p
I really need to improve my dictionary of words to describe polish because I always use the same words like ‘gorgeous’, ‘awesome’, ‘beautiful’ etc, but this Halley’s Comet is another one that really deserves this description!
Halley’s Comet is a turquoise blue glass fleck glitter with a duochrome green shimmer. This was 3 coats and they needed the 3 if not there will be VNL (visible nail line). The formula was good, very smooth and easy to apply! It is so shiny in real life! Whenever I wear it I feel like a mermaid hahaha cos it really gives off this oceanic vibe.
You can see the duochrome green shimmer here! hehehehe this really is so gorgeous and breathtaking! ❤
If you don’t already own this you really should go pick it up! Unless if you already have Zoya Charla or OPI Catch Me In Your Net, which I have in the mini version but I lent it to my best friend Jadyn so I can’t do a comparison on how similar they look but when I get it back in future, I’ll definitely post up a comparison!
Initially I got the OPI Catch Me In Your Net in the OPI Summer Flutter mini set, and the colour really wowed me! I wanted to get the full sized bottle later on but was told that it was discontinued, so knowing that Orly and Zoya both had a dupe, I decided on getting from either of them but settled on Orly instead cos Zoya is a little more pricey in Singapore ): Get it before they discontinue it from Orly or Zoya too! It’s too gorgeous to be missed 😀
Zoya Faye is the first colour that I fell in love with from the Sunshine collection. I also own Tanzy and am hoping to get Rica and Apple in future!
Zoya Faye is a warm royal purple glass fleck glitter with duochrome gold/rose gold shimmer! It is so gorgeous in real life and has a very regal look to it. This was three coats. The first coat was pretty sheer but at the second coat it was nearly opaque. I just had to do three coats cos I’m like that. The formula is very smooth and buttery to apply, and I especially love the Zoya brushes cos their bristles are pretty short but they fan out easily due to its flexibility. It was very easy for me to paint a perfect curve at my cuticles (:
This picture is where you can see most of the purple and lesser of the duochrome gold shimmer!
Let me explain the term ‘duochrome’ to the people who don’t already know. A polish is considered a duochrome when you can see more than one colour when the light falls on the nails and changes when the light hits the nails at different angles. Multichromes are even more amazing. They usually flash at least four different colours and are VERY fascinating to look at!
I’ve already tried Tanzy but I need better swatches so maybe I’ll redo them in future! Can’t wait to order more polishes from Zoya when the Smoke and Mirrors collection becomes available!