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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Zoya Burke! A Nice Christmas Red.

 I took part in two Zoya flash promos this past month (if you click "Like" on their Facebook page, you can get their updates), and Burke was one of my choices in color.
So many strange things have happened to me color-wise since falling in love with nail polish.  First, my meager stash of 15 polishes that I had started with were all reds and pinks.  But of all of the buying I have done since becoming obsessed with polish, ONLY ONE was red! Weird. Part of me thinks that red really only comes in one shade. Now the rational part of me says, "No that is not true."
But I just haven't been attracted to reds. They were always too orangey, or coralish, or dark, or burgundy-blah, blah, blah.  :o)
I decided to search Zoya for my perfect red.  I came up with Burke!  You can find it at the above link for $8 plus shipping!
As every Zoya polish I have bought, this one applied like a dream. The first coat was thin, but the second coat made it opaque.  It is a light berry red with some darker undertones.  The only flaw would be that-like most reds-it stains when removing.
 Because I can't leave well enough alone, I put a coat of OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It on my ring finger.  Nothing says Christmas like red and silver!  Now check out the picture below!  When I first got Burke in the mail, I thought, "Oh no! I just bought a copy of Juicy!  And under my crappy desk light, it did kind of look like Juicy!  but when I went outside in the light, it showed off the beautiful red that it is!  Whew!
 What do you think? What is your favorite red to wear?


Jenn said...

This one is more up my alley than most. Solid red nails and one accent nail. I loove the large glitter. Gonna have to find me some.

illustratedlady said...

Large glitters are becoming more abundant! This is THE red that I love when I buy reds! Also, a more ruby red is what I tend to have a lot of.