Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Zoya Dannii

Twinsie Tuesday, ladies!


Yet again, I have to say I was not happy with today's challenge: a polish from my favorite brand.  Sounds simple enough, right?  Well, it's not.  I like so many brands it's impossible to choose!  So instead, I went way back in my post backlog and chose a random swatch.  Sorry, but this is a total TT cheat.


Anyways, Zoya Dannii, from the Zoya Spring Intimate 2011 is a color that I lemmed for a long time.  Finally, after about nine months, I ordered it only to find myself super disappointed (that seems to happen a lot to me with my greatest lemmings...sigh...).  On my nail, I just felt that the coppery gold shimmer washed out the beautiful medium lilac foil base and didn't pop the way I wanted it to on my hands.  


The formula, however, was excellent.  Zoya polishes rarely let me down on that front (although, their sheer jellies are not the most fun to work with), so me choosing this brand isn't a complete cheat.  


This is 3 coats.





While I'm happy that this swatch came out well -- I think the coppery flecks photographed nicely -- the polish just wasn't meant to be for me.  It has now found a happier home and I'm sure it's safe in the knowledge it's wanted and loved.


Here's hoping next week's challenge won't let you or me down!


Wondering what the other Twinsies' favorite brands are or if they cheated like me?  Click their blog links below.



Amanda at Amandalandish
Ashley at Art Evolve
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Srsly Swatched
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch

34 comments :

  1. I love it!! Such a gorgeous polish!

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  2. It is a very pretty polish!  I only own one Zoya, but I do love her :)  I cheated by using an old pic too, but I had re-swatched my Revlon "Grape Fizz" and for some reason it was a disaster! 

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  3. Wow, I think this is quite lovely!! :D

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  4. Cheaters unite (high five)!! Lol!  This looks really pretty on you Amanda.  Sorry it disappointed you though.  So glad it found a new home where it will be loved ;0).

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  5. I think it is pretty, and looks lovely on you! So there.

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  6. I love me some Zoyas! Usually jellies are my favorite formula but you're right, for some reason Zoya's jellies are a pain.

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  7. Pretty! I have Danni, but never seem to wear it.  I think I may need to drag it out again!

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  8. Thanks!  You swatched this as one of your first posts and it pushed me over the edge in wanting this :)

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  9. Thanks!  Shame about the reswatch :(

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  10. Yup.  Their cremes and shimmers are to die for though, so it kinda makes up for their lackluster jellies.

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  11. It' s a really great spring/summer color so take advantage of the warmer weather and whip this baby out!

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  12. Looks great on you! I am so happy to say that I own this! LOL

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  13. This is polish is really pretty, but it did nothing for me either once on my nails.

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  14. That's something because you make anything with shimmer glow!

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  15. I'm sorry to hear that it didn't work out for you. I have it, but I really like it.

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  16. I think it's gorgeous! I hate when a polish doesn't measure up to pictures you saw or what you'd thought it would look like though. Still, it's a very pretty purple and I love my Zoyas! :)

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  17. lol I like you cheat. I love this color! The flecks in it look so pretty :D

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  18. I had the same exact feelings about this polish! It's since found a new home lol

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  19. Lol, Glad to know I am not the only one who has cheated <3 Love this polish though. It is gorgeous on you!

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  20. Haha!  I'm glad you appreciate my nail naughtiness ;)

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  21. Cheating with these things is fun, isn't it?  But thank you for the compliment!

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  22. Awww. It was so pretty! I love Zoya too!

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