Monday, November 24, 2008

Zoya Flourish

I'm really late to the party, but one of the polishes got stuck in a transit.

Pic of my least favorite in this collection, Kalista

Yes, that's true - my least favorite. This is an awesome brown with lots of gold in it; very warm and wearable. For some reason word "chestnut" comes to my mind every time I look at this polish.

But both Richelle and Zara are so much cooler!

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Zara. So far, this is the one and only lilac that works with my fair yet warm skin. Usually me + lilac = The Corpse Bride.

Zara has so much multicolored gold in it that one can almost call it a duochrome. See for yourself:

Shimmer is really multicolored: in addition to gold, it has some green, purple and ...? /dunno/ in it.

Richelle. My Momma's FAIL. Epic FAIL, I'd say. (don't you think this blog quickly deteriorates into a therapist's couch substitute?) Anyway, "gold" in my Mom's book means an epitome of vulgar, especially in a form of a nail polish.

Nuh-uh. Blingy - yes. Vulgar - no.

As the rest of Flourish collection, this color is very warm. Gold is not monochromatic, but very complex. It consists of some copper, some green, some purple and...? /dunno/. Basically, Richelle = Zara - Lilac. I'm a very casual kind of girl, yet I think Richelle would look awesome paired with just blue jeans and a sweater, no fancy dress necessary.

Unlike many others nail polish fanatics, I've skipped all the reds from this collection and got just three colors: Kalista, Richelle and Zara. I already have a gazillion of shimmery reds; but if you are into them, please take a look at the great swatches here, there or there.

PS: From the swatches I've seen, Shivon seems to be a dupe of China Glaze Awakening.