Friday, September 7, 2012

Stash Swatch Initiative: Zoya Willow

Hello again!!

Zoya Willow. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.
Today's Zoya is Willow from the Re-Cher-Che Collection:

Zoya Willow. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.
Willow is a pinky-orange with a hidden silvery shimmer. I could only get a hint of it in direct sunlight. I think this is a very matronly color, in fact, it reminds me of color my Grandmother wore. At first, I wasn't so keen on this, but I had this one on for a day and it grew on me. I ended up liking it on my long nails. I seem to prefer pastel/neutrals on me when my nails are long rather than the bright or dark colors I prefer on my nubbins. Anyone else this way?

Zoya Willow. Outdoors, sunlight, no flash. Can you see some slight shimmer?
The formula on this was slightly thicker than normal for Zoya. It didn't present a problem, but I wonder if it's because this is an older color--did I get an aged bottle or has the formula been improved since this one was formulated? :P Not to worry though, even this formula was pretty good. I used three coats to get it to level out over a coat of Sally Hansen Nail Protix. I also topped this with Orly Sec n' Dry. 

Zoya Willow. Outdoors, sunlight, no flash.
As I've said before: I bought my bottle from Zoya's website. They offer a lot of great deals, especially if you're plugged into their social networking, so like them on Facebook! They also offer deals to their existing customers (those who have an account set up at their website) on occasion. If you don't have an account and want one, you're welcome to use this link to make a new account. It's my "Share the Love" link, which if you do sign up by using it, I'll get points to use towards more deals on polish and, as a first time customer, you'll get a free bottle of polish when you order! Awesome! My link takes you to the seasonal collections page; you can create a new account by using the link at the top of that page that says "Create An Account". Once your account is set up, if you go to "My Account" then click "My Coupon Codes" you'll see the code for a free bottle of polish. I believe you have to order more items to use it, so it's not a total freebie.
Zoya Willow. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.
I'm away on vacation, but my blog is not! I might not be able to respond to comments or emails right away, but posts will continue! So... More soon!!! ^_^

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