Zoya Penny (which you can still apparently find on Amazon) is, naturally, a beautiful copper metallic. It's a classic metallic texture, with no flakies or colorshift or large glitters - just sparkly. But that doesn't make it any less beautiful!
I did end up with a lot of air bubbles in this manicure, and they're pretty visible in the above photo. I'm not really sure if they're from Penny itself or if they came from my top coat (which is, as always, two coats of Out The Door).
For as long as I can remember, I've been collecting pressed pennies on trips. While I was in Michigan this summer, I was telling my aunt about Penny and my pennies, and she suggested that I model my hands with my penny collection! I can't believe I didn't think to do that the moment I got Penny! ;)
I could go into detail about almost every penny here, but that would be pretty off topic. That's how special my pennies are to me, though - aside from 3 or 4 which I've had for almost my entire life (from attractions that I went to several times throughout my childhood), I can narrow each penny down to the trip, even the month and year, that I got it from.
I got my souvenir collecting book from the Detroit Zoo, thus the animals on the cover. I grew up less than 2 miles away from the zoo and it is one of my favorite places in the whole world. They don't have a pressed penny machine there (if anybody from the Zoo reads this, please consider getting one!), and even though the book doesn't say "Detroit Zoo" on it anywhere, I'm pretty happy knowing that my collection is in a book that came from my hometown zoo.
Does anybody else collect pressed pennies? Are there any other perfectly penny-copper nail polishes out there that I should get my hands on (for Do I Need Them All, perhaps?) Let me know in the comments!