Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Silent Night with Zoya Kotori

  Today I wanted to share with you all a gorgeous blue polish from Zoya!

Indoors, artificial light, no flash
  For these nails, I started out with four coats of the beautiful Zoya Kotori, a polish from the Fall 2007 Downtown collection.  Kotori has a sheer dark gray base, and is totally jam-packed with bright blue shimmer.  The shimmer, which also has a flash of turqouise to it, gives this polish a lot of depth in the sheer base.  While I used four coats, three would have sufficed to achieve bottle color.  Application was fantastic, as is the case for pretty much every Zoya I have used to date, and the dry time was fine as well, making the multiple coat application not such a big deal.

Kotori in outdoor shade

Evening sunlight, no flash
  Sometime about this polish made me think of the night sky, so I decided to stamp it with stars!  I used BM21 and BM05 (ring finger) with Konad Special White to add the stars.  Since I was in a Christmasy mood, I placed a larger star on the ring finger to symbolize the Christmas star.  Then I added a gemstone to the center of the larger star, and topped it off with some Seche Vite!

Christmas Star!
  This was a fun manicure, and Zoya Kotori is definitely going on my list of favorite blues, with its stunning depth.  I have seem some really neat layering done with this one as well, so I may have to try that out soon myself!

DISCLOSURE: The polish featured in this post was provided to Polishology by Zoya for review purposes.  This is an honest and independent review and was in no way influenced by the company.