It’s going to be a couple quickie posts for the next few days, as I’m working double-time: tomorrow at my normal day job, then right to Mills Brothers to work Clinique’s GWP all evening – and again all day Saturday and Sunday. Phew! It’s gonna be a long, hard weekend but I have Monday off so it’s not all bad :) And it should be busy so hopefully the days go by fast!
Anyway, here’s some pics of Zoya’s ‘Anja’ from the Fall 2011 Smoke Collection. The whole ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ collection kinda rocked my socks off, I don’t think I’ve ever purchased more than two shades from a polish collection before, and with this one I got four – two from ‘Smoke’ and two from ‘Mirrors.’ It covered such a great spectrum of shades and finishes, just really stellar. Good work, Zoya! And keep it coming
Anja is a beautiful, glossy, dark plum-red creme. In some lights it leans much more plum – as below, in natural (but not sunny) light:…and in some light it’s more burgundy red (indoor lighting):…and still in other light, it’s essentially black-red (indoor lighting):I love it in all types of lighting, but I think I like it best when it leans more red. I’m not really partial to black nail polish and I don’t want people to see my polish and think it’s black. But this polish is so gorgeously glossy on it’s own (this is just with two coats of polish, no base or top coat), that in all ways it looks beautiful!
Formulation was standard Zoya, easy application with two coats, and if you were in a real hurry you could have gotten away with one as it’s a slightly thicker formula.
I ordered mine online from nailpolishcanada.com as I was impatient to wait for them to FINALLY arrive here in Halifax (which ended up being almost two months later!), but you should be able to pick these up at any Zoya retailer in your area now – in Halifax, notably at Jay Wells Salon on Barrington or Be Well Spa on Robie.
Are you into polishes that veer near black? Do you favor cremes like I do, or prefer shimmer/glitter/metallic/etc.? What collection tickled your fancy this season?