Monday, October 27, 2014


Hello pumpkin seeds,

Happy Halloween! I know it's an expected color for October but sometimes you have to go for the expected choice. I was thinking of trying Zoya Amy out in the summer but the moment passed and now it seems like the perfect choice for Halloween. I'm be tempted to do some pumpkin nail art if I had my video set up up and running.

Color: Zoya Amy is a deep orange foil polish. I don't think it's a true foil but more of an in between finish between a foil and a shimmer. I don't think it's quite rough enough to be a foil but it's not smooth enough to be a simple shimmer. It's not a creme base with shimmer. It's like a smoother version of a foil. I find the shade of orange surprisingly flattering. It's a fiery pumpkin orange, undoubtedly orange but with enough red in it to stop it from clashing with my skintone like some of the orange cremes I've tried in the past. It doesn't quite sparkle or glow. The best way I can describe it is that my nails look like they're on fire. If this manicure had a favorite artist, it would be Alicia Keys.
Formula: I didn't find the formula notably thin or thick. The polish is a little on the sheerer side but it isn't thin and watery.
Application: I used two to three coats of Elmer's glue as my base coat as I usually do with glitters and foils to save time on removal. The first coat went on very smoothly. The polish was already very shimmery in one coat but a little sheer. The second coat needed to be evened out a little but I had no problems at all. This polish goes on like a dream. I applied a third coat to try to get to full opacity. I think the third coat is necessary but you're not going to get to full opacity with this polish. At three coats, it still fails a light test. If you're not familiar with the terminology I use on my blog, that means when you hold your nails up to the light, the polish isn't opaque enough to block out all the light trying to pass through your nails. I do think the lack of opacity will bug some of you.
Wear: I wore this polish for four days. By the second night there was already a bit of chipping at the tips. By the fourth night, the chipping was very noticeable. I think it might have been the glue, but I can't be sure. When I tried to remove the polish, it didn't peel off cleanly but I was able to pick it off.

CONCLUSION: I would recommend this polish. The color is just so gorgeous. Yes, it is a little sheer and it might not wear that well but that color though. I love it. If you can get past the lack of full opacity, I think you'll love it too.
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