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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Zoya Ki: So Eye-Catching, Even My Husband Noticed!

 Thanks to Zoya's BOGO a few weeks ago (and really it should read B2G2), I was able to purchase my FIRST Zoya polishes!  If you wonder why I am so excited about it, go to their website!  They have over 300 vegan-friendly, long-wearing polishes in super stunning, oftentimes one-of-a-kind colors.
Ki is the first one I put on. It also happens to be my very first holographic polish!  (holographic polish IMO means it changes color as it moves in the light.)
Ki is a dark, metallic purple that turns to a green/black.  In these first pictures you can see the purple.
I put two and sometimes three coats of Ki on my nails. It went on very thin, but extremely smooth.
In the bottle to the left, you can somewhat see the green and purple cast.
The purple in the polish




 I have been messing with nail art and investing hours looking at other people's nail art on blogs. It is so beautiful when people do it, but sometimes just painting my nails one color is so refreshing, simple, and beautiful.
I have tried to capture the holographic nature of the polish in the following pics.
Green and purple

Do you see the green in these pictures? It is so sweet!  I didn't even have it on long and my husband grabbed my hand and said, "Wow! Is that changing colors?!"
All green!
You may have noticed some tip wear in my photos. I am saddened to say that it had to have been because of my Seche Vite Top Coat.   I had just put this manicure on the night before and had done nothing afterwards except sleep.
I have read on some blogs that if you put Seche Vite on too thick, it would somehow shrink the nail polish.  I have been using my SV for a couple of months now and this is the first time this has happened. :o(  I LOVE SV though! My nails dry to the (light) touch in a manner of seconds!!! I have NEVER had that happen with ANY top coat I used.  One solution I have heard is to wrap the tips so it shrinks underneath. I just put a 3rd coat of Ki, so I may try the tip wrapping and let you know how it works!

Tip wear from Seche Vite. :o(

Here is one last picture of Ki. You can see the two colors here a lot better! You may have noticed that it is on a white background. I found a tutorial link on one of the nail blogs I follow-Chalkboard Nails (the link is at the bottom of the post), for a $2 light box. I thought I would build it, so that I could take my nail pictures at night-which is when I do my nails in the first place!
Anyways, the only downer is that I still need LIGHT sources to do it. :o)  I tried using a lamp-that's how this one was taken-but it still didn't turn out how I expected. I don't want the shadows to be seen. But I am going to experiment and see what I can come up with!
Anyways, I know I am all over the place with this post, but that's ok, because it's mine! Hope you enjoyed...

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