Friday, March 30, 2012

Zoya: Gemma

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love Zoyas brushes!! I mean, seriously, check this out:

Ah! It's the claw! Run for your lives! That's after two coats before cleanup! I did just wear an olive green the other day, but I'm still seriously excited about Gemma. The formula is nice and smooth, but I think because of the high humidity we've been having it did take quite a while to dry. Actually, after two coats and three hours I went to bed and woke up with serious sheet marks on my left hand so I had to add a third coat. I vow to stop being so lazy and just add my quick-dry topcoat from now on. lol I use Nutra Nail currently and I'm afraid to check their animal testing status because I keep losing brands! (really Pantene?) Anyway, Gemma doesn't really look like anything special indoors (at least not in my doors), but she's got a secret.

Can you see it? The purple shimmer isn't quite as in-your-face as I would have liked, but it's definitely there. Look closer:

See? Definitely there. I have no idea why my fingers are so shiney.... Adding the matte topcoat seemed to make the shimmer appear more evenly spread out, but didn't make it more apparent at first glance. If that makes sense.

So far this is the cleanest looking matte I've done, but I think I like it better shiney. What do you think? Creme with a secret; or disappointing shimmer? I think I'll be giving Phoebe a whirl next.


  1. This is in no way disappointing! It's so beautiful! You need to keep this on for a bit, I prefer it shiny, I think matte kills how special it is

    1. I like it, too. Would be nice to see the shimmer indoors, but it is very pretty when the sun hits it.

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    1. Quite. :D If you didn't know, apparently Sally's has all their polish on sale buy 2 get 1 free. I had to get some. lol


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