i adore polish. it's rare that my nails are bare. such lovely colors mean my collection of polishes is starting to get a bit out of control...and yet there is always a new color or colors calling my name.
this winter zoya has really been on my radar. i saw a few reviews of their winter 2012/2013 collection a few months ago and then started stalking my local ulta. it felt like it took forever for them to update their zoya selection and bring out the new collection. finally they had a sale on zoya buy 2 get 1 free and i finally scored a few. i picked up blaze and storm along with rekha (which i've not worn yet) from their nyfw 2012 collection. then as part of one of my glossybox i received electra.
i applied blaze on my nails first as i thought it would be lovely for the holiday season. the polish applied beautifully and i only needed 2 coats. the base color is more of a raspberry red. and oh the shimmer this polish possesses with micro glitter is amazing! the pics just do not do it justice.
this polish quickly stole a place in my heart as one of my top favorite polishes of all time. the wear on the zoya formula for me was the standard i get with most polishes. and even though it has micro glitter, it was a breeze to take off the nails.
this week i wanted some glittery nails for new years so i applied a base of storm polish. the coverage on this color i found to be a bit more sheer than blaze. it took two liberal coats for me to get an opaque base. i was actually more excited for this color than i was for blaze, but to me the micro glitter just shimmers better in blaze.
i decided to apply electra to just the tips. it is a holographic bar glitter in a clear base. it is stunning. however i do have issues with bar glitters in that my tips always seem very sharp once the polish has dried and sometimes the 'bars' of glitter can really poke through the top coat and cause friction when your hands rub against anything. i did have to take a nail file to the tips of my nails as it was so rough i was afraid it would catch on a sweater or even scratch the delicate skin around my eye when applying makeup.
the storm and electra polishes have been on my nails for two days now and so far no chipping.