[Zoya] Carly

Can you imagine it’s freezing out there again? On Friday (when we were still in Lower Saxony) it was even snowing but being in a nicely heated swimming bath watching the snow can be a bliss. 🙂 So I’m back to swimming again and it is great.

Here’s a foil; I’ve been storing Carly for ages and finally applied it. Even though I might associate foil finishes with winter, this was actually released as part of a summer collection. Purple base and the glitter comes in silver and red particles.

 

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Two coats applied.

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Some photos under natural light.

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Close-up picture.

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[Zoya] Audrina

I got a couple awesome Zoya nail varnishes from my friend “Middle Aged Beauty Queen” Judi (but ages ago, and although I applied them quite early, somehow I did not manage uploading the photos). This is beautiful Audrina, magenta with a tad of purple, really bright.

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Two coats applied. Zoya’s formula is so smooth! 🙂

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With flash.

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[Zoya] Evvie

Evvie is a dark green shade with a hint of grey, hard to describe … it’s easier regarding its name, reminding me of my little one. That’s why I opted for Evvie.

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Although I liked how Evvie looks in her bottle (my daughter didn’t, she said, it’s not a ‘real’ colour 😉 ), she’s even more beautiful on the nails. Zoya nail varnishes apply flawlessly – so I did two coats.

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[Zoya] Blaze

I’m still there but having busy times, not only because Christmas is approaching. I’m very much enjoying my two Ciaté calendars, and I’ve also got another one with tea samples … I love it, since I missed it out last year. Currently, I’m recognising that we are having the first snowfalls for this year, as well as heavy storms coming up, but I haven’t gotten blown away yet, haha! One of my lovely followers, Dandygal, has given me the Liebster Blog Award; normally, I don’t accept awards, but most of the time, I still check them out and try to answer as good as possible, so I will have a look at that later.

For now, it’s an older swatch and Zoya Blaze, which had been given to me by my friend Judi this summer. That’s also why I had it on my nails sometime in August; I liked it, but to me, it’s more a Christmas shade (not only because it is part of Zoya’s 2012 Holiday Collection), so it fits better in the current season. 😉 Blaze is a raspberry holo, packed with silver glitter particles.

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Two coats. I might have said before that both formula and application of Zoya nail varnishes are great.

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Close-up view.

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[Zoya] Gaia

Quite an unusual colour, Gaia is a milky white with golden shimmer.

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It’s pretty sheer… I guess a used a million coats (but was happy with the result)! :mrgreen: Photos were taken under artificial light.

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[Zoya] Reece

Reece is a shimmery pink with a gold-green iridescent finish. It’s lovely!

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Three coats.

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I’ve been enjoying the loveliest summer day so far, after it had been cloudy for ages, with sometimes heavy rainfalls. Temperature climbed to approx. 29° C today. There is a temporary installation in the Lake Binnenalster for ten days, an oversized styrofoam sculpture of a bathing woman, which I tried to take a photo of but she’s actually on the other side of the lake; so this is actually not very good as you just see her from behind. I will go over there on Thursday or Friday to catch a glimpse of her face!

Notice the two Mundsberg Towers in the background…

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On the left, it’s the Kunsthalle (Gallery of Art).

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I also went over to American Apparel for the first time because I had noticed a woman wearing one of their stretch dresses, and that’s why I got myself a “pillowcase” jersey dress in bright turquoise, and I’m going to put on Mimosa again, my personal favourite of the year.

[Zoya] Midori

I’m not in a happy mood these days, I admit. The next university deadline is approaching, and many things around me are pretty troublesome, causing a great emotional impact. Nevertheless, here is Midori for you, a green with golden shimmer.

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Two coats.

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Midori is Japanese and means “green”, but since Zoya gives her polishes female names, I think of Japanese violinist Midori.

Another one, taken in January 2012 under artificial light, two coats.

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