Sunday, February 21, 2010

Zoya Nova & new Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear swatch

So, I'm back again with my last crappy oldie, this one Zoya Nova. It's one of Zoya's Ultra Glitters, a jelly magenta jam-packed with glitter. Gorgeous. I tried this when I got it months ago and I wasn't too keen. This was its second shot to win my love, and it really, really did. It was also a bitch to photograph, but I did my best with my limited skills. Shown below is probably 2 coats, but it might be 3... my memory is failing me at the moment.

This is with flash, indoors, excuse the glare.

No flash, halogen light.

No flash, ambient light to show the sparkle.

Low-light to show the sparkle again.

This baby wore like iron, and it was awesome. I didn't want to take it off. I haven't felt compelled to order from Zoya in while (I managed, via their Polish Exchange last year to accumulate dozens of them) because I haven't tried so many of them. Zoya gets a bit of hate some places, but I haven't met one I haven't loved, and if I did (Pippa, I'm lookin' at ya), a few drops of thinner fixed it, no problem.

Just to throw something else at ya, I found this picture I took of a few swatches of the new Sally Hansen Xtreme Wears.

L to R: Wet Cement, Purple Pizzazz, Going Green (and on the end there is the odd man out, the beautiful China Glaze Watermelon Rind.)

Aw, my nails were quite short in this shot! It really wasn't that long ago, which makes me kinda proud. Anyway, I wore all 4 of these polishes as manicures, but let's talk about those Sally Hansens. They were all FABULOUS. Wet Cement is pretty unique grey, exactly in the shade of its namesake. Purple Pizzazz is just fabulous, beautiful goodness. Jelly purple, glitter, a bit of a duochrome shimmer... yeah. Going Green, though it doesn't seem to get much love, was my favorite: a perfect grass green with a bit of shimmer. 2 coats, wore amazing, I never wanted to take it off. Awesome.

Anyway, that's the last of my old stuff, and I'm glad. Moving on to current goodness (and better photos, I think) in posts to come... thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. I love purple pizzazz. That (and wet cement) are among the few Xtreme Wear colours left that I really want but haven't found yet. Tons of swatches at