Saturday, December 8, 2012

Chanukah Mani #1: Zoya Song

Happy first night of Chanukah!

I will be posting the next eight days of posts (except for the TT post, which is always set for 9am EST) at night, when the Jewish day begins (we follow a lunar calendar).  Tonight I will be lighting the first candle in the menorah which even though I'm well into my 20s, makes me squee like I'm a little girl again lighting with my grandparents.  They would fill the dining room table with presents galore and I was only allowed one each day.  Eight days can quickly become torturous under such conditions.

In honor of one of my favorite holidays, I will be continuing my tradition -- and by tradition, I mean what I did last year -- of posting Chanukah inspired polishes over the course of the holiday.  Unlike Christmas, Chanukah doesn't have "set" colors, but I'm going to try to diversify with some blues, whites, and reds in shimmery and flakie finishes (blue and white have come to signify most things Jewish [think the Israeli flag] and red to symbolize the fire from the menorah.  Hokey, but just go with it).  I've even contemplated a jelly sandwich...intrigue you yet?

For my first Chanukah mani, I bring you Zoya Song from this fall's collection.  I had palpitations looking at swatches of this polish.  Yes, I have many a jewel toned blue but there was something in the subtle shimmer that quietly whispered my name.  After an ordeal of looking for a dupe, I bought Song along with Elisa and Ray in a fabulous deal from Good Morning America.  A few days later, Marisa surprised me with it!  So now I have two of these  :)

Song is a rich sapphire jewel tone with a semi metallic finish.  I'm not a fan of most metallics but I love this so that might help you to understand the level of metal here.  The shimmer is, as I said, super subtle so don't expect anything too mesmerizing in that department.  Application wasn't great; in fact, this might even be the worst applying Zoya I've ever tried.  Just messy and uneven, largely due to the brush.  

This is two coats.




The biggest downside with Song is its lasting power: the baby chipped literally a few hours into wearing it.  And not just tiny tip wear, but full on half my nail.  I fixed the chip only to have it rechip the next day exactly the same way.  Song also stains and is an absolute misery to remove (I think it thinks it's a glitter).  I think Song is like those girls who know how gorgeous they are and thus are real B's.  Pretty on the outside, not on the inside.    




14 comments :

  1. lol! I love your description of Song. :) It's a beautiful color! Happy Chanukah!

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  2. Happy first night of Chanukah! Seems exciting!
    Too bad the polish has chipping problems. It's really lovely though.

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  3. Pretty polish! Happy Hanukkah!

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  4. I love Song - like you I thought I had lots of metallic blues but was so drawn to this one with a huge I want, I want! I did not put in a Zoya order this fall so I just kept looking at photos. Then I went (sad face) back to my cancer hospital to start treatments again and popped in to look at their look good, feel well sort of gift shop for patients to peek at wigs and wow...they now have Zoya and only $5 each bottle. I grabbed Song soon as I saw it! Have a lovely week of Chanukah! - Oh and I have not had chipping issues with Song - I use Orly Nail Armour for my base (2 coats at least) and then a boat load of SV for my topper always (and no shrinking with it on this one). I did put some of that gold flake over this and it looks amazing!

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  5. Happy Chanukah! Love Song, but I agree, it is a pita to remove.

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  6. I'm sorry to hear that you're unwell again but I'm excited that you've found Zoyas for so cheap! I'll have to look into that Orly base though...

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  7. Yeah, the chipping was not fun :(

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  8. Happy Chanukah! This is such a gorgeous blue yet I am dreading wearing it because of all the chipping and staining incidents but I will wear it one day, I must!

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  9. Maybe try with the glue base??

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  10. This blue looks really beautiful!

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