Monday, February 24, 2014

Manicure Monday! Featuring Zoya's Carey

with flash
Happy Monday!

Hope the week started off well for everyone. Today I'm going to share with you my thoughts on this Zoya polish in Carey! ~And if you want to see the nails in natural light, check out the rest of the post~

I picked up this polish during Zoya's Jan Promo. I was looking for a nice grey polish, but not too "grey", if that makes any sense. ~Grey is not usually a color I go for for my nails, but I'm trying to have more color variations~ Originally, I was actually going to pick up Kristen which is described as a "gull gray nail polish with a mild bluish hue", but it seemed a little too blue, so I looked for a color that was slightly more grey. A reason why I'm loving Zoya polishes is that if the color of the polish I'm eyeing is slightly off from the color I want, they probably will have exactly what I'm looking for. The variation Zoya polishes offer is absolutely wonderful.

What's in the product?

Net wt: 0.5fl. oz (15mL)

On the site, Carey is described as a "periwinkle grey." It is a creme finish, and it has a cool/neutral tone.

Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sterikonium, Hectroite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer.

*Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate and Camphor Free formula*

Reviewing time!

in natural light
The formula is good. I had minor chipping after three days, but it was entirely my fault ~trying to peel off stickers is quite a daunting task!~ I should also mention that I've had it on my nails for about a week now, so it's not a fresh paint of polish. The polish is still as shiny and glossy as the first day I wore it, and even now, there is minimal chipping. Quality/longevity gets two thumbs up from me! Application wasn't too streaky. I painted slightly thinner layers, and I did see just a little bit of streaking for my first coat. In the pictures, I have on just two coats and no top coat. The pigmentation is nice. The blue tone is very muted and subtle, which I really love. I would say it's a medium grey with very subtle blue tones. The color payoff is nice with just one coat. If I painted the polish on a little thicker with my first coat, the nails would've been just fine with that one coat.

As mentioned before, I used two coats of the polish. On the accent ring finger, I have one coat of the polish as well as Sinful Colors' Pride dabbed on, until it covered basically all of the nail.

On the Zoya site, you can find the polish for $9. ~Direct link here~

Overall, I'd give this polish a 10/10. It's exactly what I was looking for, and the quality and color pay off is amazing. I couldn't ask for anything better, and I have no complaints! This grey is perfect to add to my nail polish collection, and if you're looking for a grey, definitely check this one out. ~And if it's not the grey for you, Zoya has 7 more greys to choose from! ;] ~

Have a wonderful week loves!

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