06 December 2012

Zoya Ziv

I've been searching a long time for the right metallic, gold polish, and I think I may have finally found it! We haven't known each other long, but I think Zoya Ziv and I are going to be very happy together.

Zoya Ziv swatch

Beautifully metallic, from the Zoya Winter 2012 Ornate Collection, Ziv is a foil polish that's not too yellow or brassy, which is my usual problem with golds. In general I greatly prefer silver or white gold shades, but there's just enough of a champagne-ish lean to Ziv to soften the tint while still keeping it firmly in the "true gold" category. There are also... and I was surprised by this... some flakes of what looks like copper dusted throughout. My theory is that they're the trick to this awesome alchemy, warming the softer-hued particles without the need for a brighter yellow.

Zoya Ziv swatch

Application was every bit as smooth as I've come to expect from Zoya foils. After a customarily thin first coat, it was nicely opaque after a second, but I gave it a third for the camera. It was also very easy to control! I'm usually far too nervous about flooding (or caffeinated hands ;p) to paint as close to my cuticles as I did here, but it was really well-behaved. No brushstroke-y-ness, hardly any clean-up required. Added a quick coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, and done.

Zoya Ziv swatch

I will admit I'm not looking forward to removal (which I won't be doing right away because I have something to layer over this next!), but that's not Ziv's fault in the least--I just have such a hard time dealing with the inevitable foil-splosion. I wish I could remember where I saw this recently, but even though it's about glitter, it's pretty much exactly what happens to me every time I take off a foil...




(Psst...Eight days left in the giveaway!)

28 comments:

  1. This color is so pretty! I definitely do not have anything like it in my stash.

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    1. I certainly didn't either--thanks, Sarah! :)

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  2. I just receive Zoya Ziv after waiting for 5 weeks for my order!! can you believe that?? It's surely anticipated, lol! It looks gorgeous on you, can't wait to wear it myself.

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    1. Wow, that is a long wait. Hope you enjoy it, and thank you very much!!

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  3. I have far too many gold foils, but I still need this one. I die.

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    1. Like buttah, this one--I love it! Thank you, Rach! ^_^

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  4. This is just gorgeous! One of my favorite golds. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thanks, Yun! It's definitely worth the time I spent waiting for the right one. =)

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  5. Super gorgeous! I used this in my Arabian night mani and loved it with royal blue!

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    1. Ooh, I *loved* that mani, Nory--excellent call! ^_^

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  6. That is really pretty! My favorite gold is Orly Luxe because it doubles as a stamping polish :D

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    1. Thanks, Estivalia! I've been keeping my eye out for that one forever, but so far, no joy. ;)

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  7. Your nails look amazing! This color is excellent for you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenna! I didn't think I'd find a gold that was very flattering on me, but I'm really happy with this one. ^_^

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  8. I totally agree, that gold polish is to die for! I would totally love to get my hands on that.

    samantha@manicabana.com

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  9. That is one gorgeous gold - love it!

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  10. Ziv looks so lovely on you!!! I love this polish!

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  11. Pretty! Have you tried OPIs Glitzerland for a silvery-gold? I keep borrowing that one from a friend, to me it's just in the middle between silver and gold and a nice formula that lasts very long.

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  12. if you have a hard time scrubbing off foils and flak nail polishes, you can use one of those peel-off base coat. :D

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