Untrieds Month: Zoya Neeka
I am officially dubbing October "Untrieds Month." Untrieds make me twitchy and overwhelmed and I have a hard time choosing which one to use next, so I'm going to try and get through all of these before I buy anymore stuff. I know the holiday collections will be my undoing, but I'll try to hold off till at least November.
First up, we have *drumroll please*
Zoya Neeka from this fall's Smoke n Mirrors collection
sun! click for shimmer!
more sun! more shimmer!
oh my goooooood
SHE'S SO PRETTY
This is 2 coats. Neeka is a yum-a-licious smoky purple with a bunch of teeny weeny gold flecks. They're somewhere in between shimmer and flakie. I would describe the purple as "dusty eggplant." Did you just visualize a lonely, forgotten eggplant sitting in someone's basement? No? Oh, okay...
The base color dried a shade or two darker than it appeared in the bottle, which was slightly disappointing because it did not allow the gold shimmer/flakes (which I shall heretoforth dub "fleckies") to show through quite as well. The fleckies, however, were quite spectacular in the sunlight, but where there is a lack of bright light, there is also a lack of fleckies.
The formula was pretty nice, although I find that for some reason Zoya's formula is on the thick side. It's not necessarily a bad thing, just an observation. Personally, I would prefer it be just a haaair thinner but it's really not a big deal. I also wish the brush was a little longer, but again that might just be my personal preference.
Anyway, Neeka is a lovely polish and I don't regret snapping her up the minute I saw her. I love fleckies.
And one more thing! Zoya, would it really be too hard to make a polish named Laura? You have Creamy, Yummy, Happi, Breezi, and even Kissy (coming out in this year's holiday collection) but no Laura?
I would like it to be cerulean and have gold flakies, thanks so much.