If you follow my page, Claudia’s Health & Beauty Community, you will notice that I love posting all my latest purchases (or gifts) so you can see what they’re like too! I’m a big fan of sampling and subscribe to the New Beauty Test Tube program, and Birchbox. While not every month is a winner, I think overall the programs are awesome an allow me to try out stuff that I normally would not be able to afford on my own. Yes, I am the kind of person that wants to try everything. The samples I can’t use I give to the boyfriend or pass them along to others to try out (and hopefully report back).
So in my
November 2011 Birchbox I got some good and some not-so good items. You can visit my page to see what the other products were, but for this post, I want to focus on a gorgeous polish that I was super stoked to try out. Everytime I go to my Beauty Collection Store I pass the O.P.I, Essie, Lippmann, and Zoya racks and drool. I could seriously imagine taking half of the crap out of my closet and replacing it with beautifully lined up racks of polish all facing forward and color coded like a rainbow….you know, like any OCD beauty weirdo would do.
Anyway, back to the post…… I introduce to you:
Zoya’s Izzy Nail Lacquer
The Zoya website describes the color as : A bright, bold deep pink with hints of silver in a glowing foil-like finish. A fun party pink with big color and a touch of sparkle.
Zoya is a line of long-wearing polishes, specifically designed for natural nails, free of Toluene, formaledhyde, DBP (phthalates), and camphor. They have a zillion colors, OK not a zillion, but at least 300 in the regular collection and 4 seasonal collections each year. Seriously, more colors that we can imagine.
What I just noticed on their site is that they sell “spoons” of color, which are little swatches on a stick, allowing you to see what the color will actually look like on your nail without having to plunk-down full price and be disappointed later when it doesn’t look the way you want. Awesomness! Lucky for me, I’m happy with most colors I buy–but it has happened before.
This color is B-E-A-utiful. I don’t know why, but it actually put me in the mood to watch one of my favorite movies of all time, Moulin Rouge.
I used to dance, and would watch this movie all the time dreaming of being in a big production like that movie. The costumes, the makeup, I loved it all. Yes, all that, and Ewan McGregor………. hello sir, may I have another? Something about that guy…he can sing to me anytime!
So back to the polish! I was able to get full coverage with just one coat, but couldn’t resist doing at least two to give the color some more depth. It does has a foil-y, metallic-y effect to it that I normally don’t like with reds or pinks but I think I may have turned another page with one. I’m very tempted to add to it though with a second color in some way. I just can’t help it! Maybe a matte black tip or a black splatter? What do you think would look nice with this color? I was even thinking an ornament theme for each finger but hello, that’s a weekend project!
I take photos in different lighting so you can see how it looks. Hopefully I will get better with my photography 😛
You can purchase the polish online at: www.zoya.com for $8.00 or visit a local Beauty Collection store (my fave).
Update** just had to try a little design on top 🙂