Friday, February 21, 2014

Swatch: Zoya Monet

The product in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

So if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you might have seen that I got a haul of Zoyas and Essies in yesterday! The lovely Kirby of The Mercurial Magpie wanted to see Zoya Monet first, so here it is!

Monet is a brand new polish from Zoya's spring collection. It's a glitter topper with what looks like three types of translucent iridescent hex: pink/orange/yellow, yellow/green and blue/purple. The polish base actually has a pink tint, but it doesn't really show up on the nail (unless you wear it over white I guess). I wore it over a dark and a light color to show how different the glitter can look with different bases.

Zoya Monet. One coat over Revlon Stiletto and Essie Warm & Toasty Turtleneck. Out the Door topcoat.

This next picture is kinda funny: I was taking a shower and noticed that my nails looked especially fabulous, so after I got dressed I hopped back in the shower stall to take some pictures! (Sorry about the dry skin.)

Gorgeous, no? The glitters have the same vividness as a nice flakie, always a plus. The formula was just OK; it was kind of sticky and didn't want to level out. I had to dab at times to get the glitter evenly distributed. And as you can see, I got a lot of bubbling--I don't know if that's due to the thickness of the polish, or if I put topcoat on too soon. Either way, try to use thin coats if you can.

Finally here's an intentionally-blurry sparkle pic:

Monet is available at for $10 (15 ml).

The product in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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