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Today's lacquer is fabulous. I have to take a moment to wax poetic about how much I love Zoya.
First of all, Zoya is a cool name. Second, they have a unique, eye-pleasing bottle shape. But the most important thing is that they make tons of unique, beautiful colors that I've never seen dupes for.
Today we'll be meeting Valerie.
Sun (I know you want to click)
Sun (there's some awesome shimmer in there)
Sun (seriously. It's gorgeous)
Isn't she gooorgeous? *swoon* This is one good-lord-can-a-color-really-pack-this-much-punch-check-my-pulse-because-I-think-I-may-have-gone-to-heaven FABULOUS coat. Valerie has a dark, eggplant purple base but is packed with tons of gold and maroon/magenta microglitter. She is glowy and radiant and ever-so-stylish. She is perfect.
Also, the wonderful Fingers sent me a beautiful extra, Barielle Hidden Hideaway (redundant much?). I was struck by the similarity between it and the lovely Valerie, so I whipped up a comparison for you guys. I did this on my right hand, so I apologize for the awkward posing because for some reason I cannot get my right hand to hold the bottle properly.
Sun. From L to R: Valerie (one coat), HH (two coats), Valerie, HH
They look slightly much more similar than this in the sunlight. Both glowy and purple and fabulous.
Shade. Valerie, HH, Valerie, HH
Lamplight. Valerie, HH, Valerie, HH. This position is much more comfortable!
However, in the shade and any other lighting that is not blinding sunlight, the differences are clear. Hidden Hideaway is most definitely darker than Valerie. I actually think they have the same base color, but Valerie is absolutely packed with microglitter while Hidden Hideaway has a lesser amount of finer shimmer. Hidden Hideaway is like Valerie's older goth cousin. Both are gorgeous, and different enough for me to own and love each of them.
Tell me what you think! BTdubbs, I am LOVING how many comments I am getting. It feels like yesterday where I would get maybe two comments on a post. Way to represent, homedawgs!