Monday, May 2, 2011

Zoya Dovima and Loredana

Apparently I was totally kidding myself about being super productive at work yesterday, and I did hardly any of the chores I wanted to do. I even gave myself an incentive of $100 to spend on polish if I finished everything, and instead... I just watched The Tudors on Netflix all night. Is it worth watching all the way through?

Also, interesting things happening back home in Canada these days. Conservative majority and NDP opposition? Pretty amazing. I can't wait to see what happens over the next few years.

Ok back to nail polish! :) Zoya Matte Velvets are definitely my favourite Zoya finish. I had to get the black and grey (Dovima and Loredana) during my Zoya Exchange this year!

Zoya Dovima - Not just a plain black matte, this one has some depth to it. I was a bit disappointed to find that it required 3 coats for full opacity though :( At least mattes dry quickly, so I wasn't *too* disappointed.



Here it Dovima with topcoat; I don't think I captured just how twinkly this polish is!



Zoya Loredana - This is a silvery, grey colour that isn't quite as matte as the other matte velvets I have (or maybe it takes longer to dry?), but it seems really different to my eye. It's so much brighter and sparkley, even without top coat. I think this one was 3 coats for the picture, but 2 coats would be enough in real life.



Here is Loredana with topcoat!



So I think I own all the Matte Velvet polishes now! I'm so not on board with the summer Mod mattes because they don't look nearly as awesome as the velvets AND I heard they need 3-4 coats each D:!! Cmon Zoya, please make more matte VELVETS! :D

26 comments:

  1. Both very unique mattes! Its a shame they needed 3 coats though

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  2. Eh, I only watched the first season of The Tudors, couldn't be bothered to continue. Historical inaccuracies aside I just found the show kind of boring. Plus Jonathan Rhys Meyers was so bratty, I found him really annoying. The only reason I watched the entire season was cause of Henry Cavill. However I've been watching The Borgias (from the same creator) and I'm really liking it. Fran├žois Arnaud. ♥ And I realize this comment makes me seem really shallow, lol.

    So back on topic.. I'm not a huge fan of matte nail polish but Dovima is really pretty with topcoat. I know if I owned either of these polishes I would never wear them but your swatches make everything look so nice! You're a lemming creator.

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  3. I have the total collection and i love it but i just have to ask, do you use a basecoat underneath? :) Cause they look a little more shiny then mine even without topcoat :)<3

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  4. Hmm, no base coat in these pics, but when I wear them I always use a base coat. I think they probably look a bit shiny because of my camera flash!

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  5. Hmm yeah I'm starting to feel the same way about the Tudors after 4 eps. Hot guys, gratuitous sex scenes, and a really unlikeable king! I'll try the Borgias, lol XD

    Lemmings make the nail world go round <3 :)

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  6. I know!! :(((( My other matte velvets (the coloured ones) were only 2 coaters /sigh.

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  7. Meg @ Kitschy SuburbiaMay 3, 2011 at 10:47:00 AM EDT

    I want to like mattes, I really do. But...I just don't. However, I can appreciate them on other people. These are very pretty, but I like them, especially Dovima, shiny.

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  8. I'm going to recommend you watch Breaking Bad. It is so awesome!

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  9. Oo I already watch it! It's one of my top two favourite shows ever (the other being The Wire)!!! I can't wait for the next season to start, but I'm sad they keep pushing it back T_T JULY?!!? JULY?!?!?!?!

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  10. Ohh, these are both really gorgeous! Going on my wishlist!

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  11. How did I ever miss those? Dovima went straight on the wishlist <3.

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  12. I have Loredana, but I am not so impressed with it. I guess I need Dovima :)))

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  13. Bah! Those are both GORGEOUS! There are no retailers around me with Zoya and I have yet to enter the world of internet polish...it's probably safer for everyone that way.


    I'm only up to season three...or two...on the Tudors via Netflix. Hoping that I'll love it post Anne Boleyn as much as I did before.

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  14. Omgosh. I thought I didn't want these...but now I need them! Uggggh the Zoya addiction is terrible!

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  15. I really don't know if these polishes look better matt or shiny :/ They are gorgeous both ways!!

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  16. What? You're Canadian? That makes you even more awesome :) Those elections were crazy...what a change in government!

    Anywho, I ADORE Dovmia. Sooo beautiful. I love dark greys and the sparkle doesn't hurt either :)

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  17. I got these two in the Exchange as well and I'm in LOVE with Loredana! It's so shimmery!!

    I really liked The Tudors - yes, it's not entirely historically accurate, but it gives you a pretty decent overview, especially for people who aren't history buffs, and they give you lots of sex to keep you interested! ;) I am a Tudors history nerd and I still really liked the show. No, the characters aren't likeable, but that's what makes them real. If you'd rather skip out on the show but still learn the history, read The Wives of Henry VIII by Allison Weir. It's really interesting and all factual!

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  18. Both colors are gorgeous. I especially like Dovima, it seems like it has a lot of depth.

    The Tudors is pretty good, but by the 4th season I started to get bored. Henry Cavill ♥ is really the only reason I watched the whole series.

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  19. Hey there fellow Canadian!

    I love mattes. But I just can not help but top coat them. Seems like missing the point. Out of these two I like loredana best. Almost got it but went for other Zoya's instead. Now I'm wanting it again! Way to enable me! LOL!

    I've watched the entire Tudors. It was good and absolutely Henry Cavil was worth watching!

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  20. My two bits on the Tudors - LOVED season 1& 2, I think mainly b/c I thought the actress who played Anne Boelyn was great. You can probably stop after season 2! Have you watched Dexter? It's fantastic.

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  21. I guess I will finish up season 1 at least, then! Thanks for your input :D I have watched Dexter and adore it as well :)

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  22. Hi there! :D

    It's not missing the point to topcoat a matte at all! They dry so much faster, and these matte velvet/suede finishes have so much depth! You should consider picking up Loredana the next time you make a Zoya order; it's really nice!

    Looks like Henry Cavil is a popular man, LOL... he is a tasty treat though, I'll admit that! XD

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  23. Haha, I'm going to finish up the first season, I think.

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  24. Haha yes, gratuitous sex! :D Thanks for the book rec, I might check it out if it's on Kindle! :D

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  25. lol, yep I'm Canadian! But I'm not that awesome, I didn't vote :( For advanced voting, I was supposed to mail it in by April 26th, and I got swamped preparing for my exam, so I forgot. Well, it wouldn't have made a difference because my riding at home has always, always, ALWAYS been Liberal, and it was again this time as expected. Although, I am super surprised how much the Liberals tanked!!

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  26. Haha yes, online shopping for polish is really dangerous!

    The girl they cast as Anne Boleyn looks like Natalie Portman, but less pretty, and I keep thinking of Portman since she was cast in The Other Boleyn Girl...

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