Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Recent NOTD: Zoya Nevaeh

When it came time to take off Marina Dawn, I looked at my calendar and saw I was going to be busy enough that I might end up wearing the next color longer than usual, so I looked for something neutral so tipwear and chips would be less of an issue if they happened. I chose Zoya Neveah from my untrieds. This is described on their website as "soft fleshy pink with peach undertones and subtle champagne and copper metallic shimmer". Subtle is the key word there; the shimmer is very, very, very subtle. It is pretty in the bottle, but the base is opaque enough (I only used two coats, which is rare for a color this pale) that the shimmer gets lost on the nail.

Zoya

Zoya

Zoya

Zoya

This is perfectly work appropriate and also perfectly boring, at least on someone with my complexion. Just before I left on my trip, I put one coat of Orly Fifty-Four on top to try and spark it up, and that helped a tiny bit, but only in the sun. (No photos of that, as I applied it in my parked car before dawn and then got on a plane.) I haven't decided whether to swap this one, keep it to use as "underwear" with sheers, or try it with Hidden Treasure, which makes most things better.

*****

Not at all boring is the mega-swap I recently did with Tiana. She sent so many lovelies that I can't get here, just look:

Swap goodies
Catrice Lucky in Lilac, Lost in Mud, Poison Me Poison You; Essence Show Your Feet Purple Magic, Essence Nail Art Twins Joe, Essence Crazy About Colour Think Pink.


Swap goodies
s-he 439, 437, 454, 466, 376, 427, 204.


Swap goodies
HEMA One Coat 210 & 208; HEMA High Shine 04 & 03; Essence Colour & Go Shining Star, Essence Pure Beauty Adorable.


Thanks so much, Tiana!

6 comments:

  1. I don't find this polish boring at all. I have been looking for a good "manequin hands" color for myself. Nice haul!

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  2. How well does Zoya stay on? I don't know where I can find in stores around me, but I know amazon has some.

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  3. I actually love this color, I think it looks totally awesome!

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  4. I like the polish, it can be a lil' bit "boring", but it's perfect for formal ocasions. I love the swap =) Thank's for comment my nails =) it's ok to comment in English ;D Kiss*

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  5. that Zoya is a beauty! and that package...full of awesomeness. haha ;)

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  6. Starlight, maybe that's the problem for me with this one; I already found my "mannequin hands" color, so was hoping for more from this one. I do think it could be a perfect polish for someone, just not me. :)

    Sonia, for me, Zoya lasts very well. I had this one on for a full week, refreshed it with topcoat once, and only had a couple chips (both on my thumbnails, which despite trying to break myself of the habit I do sometimes use as tools--scraping off price stickers and such).

    AggiePigeon, thanks! I was just hoping for more shimmer or something.

    Ligia, thank you!

    Katrina, thanks, and yep, this was some swap. :)

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Thank you for reading and commenting! I greatly appreciate knowing I'm not just talking to myself here. :)