MOAR Zoya today, Fireflies!
When Zoya has a BOGO, I am always there. They had a back-to-school promo I took advantage of - Earth Day is always a good day to stock up, too.
I started with Zoya Raven. It's the closest thing to pure black that Zoya has at the moment. You can't really tell from my pix, but it actually has tiny flecks of silver. It's a nice black, but it took me 2-3 coats, so it won't replace Cult Nails Nevermore for a one-coat black.
Well, I like black nails almost as much as the next gal, but I rarely wear just plain black nails. So, I was inspired to do this ombre technique from Fundamentally Flawless.
I added a layer of Zoya Neve, covering all but the very edges of my nail. I thought I had enough metallic blues, but I needed Neve. It has a really neat pink and blue shimmer!
Leaving a little bit of Neve exposed, I covered the center of the nails with Zoya Sailor. This was dustier than I thought it would be, but is a nice counterpoint to the shimmer of Neve.
How did I not know about Zoya Crystal before? This is gorgeous - I love the mix of blue and gold together in this polish.
As the final highlight, a tiny stripe of Zoya Rocky.
So easy, you can do it on your non-dominant hand! I just wish I could take the pix quicker - before I ding a nail. And also, I need to figure out how to do better lighting for that hand. I get all twisty trying to get a good pix.
Zoya pretties!! Raven, Neve, Sailor, Crystal, and Rocky.
What do you think of this ombre striped technique? I love that there are so many ways to do it. A great way to show off my Zoyas, too!