What a couple of weeks! The past two weekends, I’ve attended a concert, a murder mystery/birthday celebration for my mom, and two weddings and I’ve been fighting a cold the last few days. I plan to lounge on my couch and eat chicken soup in my sweatpants this weekend.
I’ve been wearing Zoya’s Satins for a few weeks now, but due to the craziness above, just haven’t had a chance to get this post in order! Prepare for some shimmery goodness…
Claudine is a gunmetal shimmer. I can never get enough of shades like this. In my pre-polish hoarding…er collecting years, I went an entire summer wearing nothing but gunmetal. It’s like the little black dress for nail polish. It’s easy to grab for, it goes with pretty much everything and it’s just a little edgy. Super easy application. This is two coats, but if you’re more careful than I, you may get it done in one.
Channing reminds me of leaves on the trees in fall. It’s a deep, rusty red-orange laced with gold shimmer. It has an earthy quality about it, but isn’t so warm toned that I can’t wear it. Love it. Shown is two coats.
Giovanna is the emerald green we were promised for 2013 when Pantone named it the color of the year for 2013. This flawless mermaid-y color has a teensy hint of purple duochrome, though it’s more apparent in the bottle. I raved about this shade when it was released with Zang Toi’s NYFW collection this spring. Smooth forumla, covers in two coats. Full disclosure: My bottle is from the Zang Toi Imperial Russia trio and labeled as Chinoiserie Fantasy. I compared it to the display at Ulta and the color is spot on, but there are always possible differences in formula.
Neve OMG. This color. There are no words. I was dying to get my hands on this one when I saw it in the Zang Toi show and I was more than a little pissed it wasn’t part of the Imperial Russia Trio. Zoya, really? You had to make me wait a whole six months? That’s just mean. If you can’t tell, I adore this sapphire shimmer. Two buttery smooth coats had me in a state of bliss.
Mason is a fantastic red-toned violet shimmer. I love this color. Pure and simple. I have a couple of blouses and sweaters in this shade. It does great things for me, especially after my summer glow (aka freckles) has faded and I’m back to my pastey self, this shade really livens up my skin. The polish had me covered in two coats, and even though I couldn’t see it while I was wearing them, it matched my suede BCBG pumps perfectly.
Maria-Louisa is a surprise favorite. Yellow gold and me have a contentious relationship and I already have so many gold leaf top coats and glitters…but I bought it anyway, because I have zero self control. It’s actually nothing like any of my other gold polishes, though. The gold flakes are a cellophane material that makes them a little less opaque than your normal glitter, so when you brush them over a regular polish, you get extra bling, but it’s not gold, if that makes sense. The first four shots here are over Black Swan (black cream), which enhances the gold and bling quite a bit, and the remainder of the photos show Maria-Louisa layered over the other Satin polishes. Shown is one coat.
If you can’t tell, I am head over heels for the Satin Collection. If you’re looking for a fall set that isn’t traditional earthtones, this is right up your ally.
Zoya nail polish is available at zoya.com and select beauty supply and salon locations. Each polish retails for $8.