When Zoya put four collections on sale back in mid-November - Naturel, Naturel 2, Ignite, and Entice were BOGO - my mom picked out three shades and was kind enough to let me pick out a fourth! I picked Chantal, because all of my nude colors have a rose-y base, and I wanted a more neutral, cream-y nude.
Zoya Ornate: Ziv
Ziv is a beautiful warm, yellow-toned metallic polish. She's packed full of reflective microglitters, but the glitters are so small that it doesn't feel like a glitter polish. Yet the microglitter is substantial enough to really stand out from other metallic polishes that I've worn. It's just... wow.
One of the best parts about Ziv? She's a mythical One-Coat Wonder! I used two coats, but it was really only out of habit. After painting the second coat on two or three nails, I looked at the nails with only one coat on them and realized that there wasn't a difference! How magical.
Sometimes when I swatch polishes, I take tons of photos because I can't seem to get the focus or the lighting or the alignment of my fingers right. This time, I took tons of extra pictures because Ziv is just SO stunning. So feast your eyes on four out of, like, 25 pictures that I took.
I also decided to matte-ify Ziv. It still looked nice, but I am definitely way happier with keeping her glossy.
Zoya Naturel: ChantalChantal is a very lovely nude creme. She's actually quite close to my perfect nude!
It photographed a bit... I'm not sure... more peach-y than it is in person? It just looks oversaturated on the screen. I couldn't quite figure out how to show it more accurately, but this is quite close.
Chantal has a good formula, but it's not as smooth as is typical of Zoya. It's a bit streaky, and thinner than usual as well. The streaks evened out pretty nicely on the second coat, and a topcoat evened them out even more. Definitely a solid addition to your collection if you're in to nudes!
Let's Make Some Art!Ziv just happens to match a tank top of mine perfectly - one of those amazing wardrobe-to-nail coordinations that I didn't even plan. Naturally, upon realizing how perfect the match was, I decided that I just had to do my nails to match the outfit. That's another reason I picked Chantal - it's not a perfect match for the sweater that I like to wear with the gold tank top, but it's very close.
And, since Ziv is from a Christmas (well, Holiday) collection and since I really only wear the gold tank top during Christmas, I decided to make this a delicate Christmasish manicure by throwing in Prim from this year's holiday collection!
The inspiration for this design comes from this post on Hey Nice Nails. My uncle shared a picture of it with me on Facebook and I just had to recreate it!
Silly old me forgot about taking a picture of my nails with the sweater/tank top combo that matches. You'll just have to trust me when I say that it was a great match. ;)
What are your favorite polish/clothes pairings? Let me know in the comments!