Saturday, December 24, 2011

Zoya Holiday Nails with Posh & Veruschuka

Despite my bad experience with a different matte nail polish from Zoya, these two colors had surprisingly great wear on my nails. I wanted to post something on time for once and tried a holiday manicure last week with Posh and Veruschka. It's nothing too fancy (and rather boring in my opinion), but I wanted to put up a post in the spirit of Christmas, so here it is! I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday weekend staying cozy and warm with loved ones.

Posh with gold cosmetic glitter from Sephora + Seche Vite top coat

Posh is a bold red with metallic micro sparkles. It doesn't seem to be available on Zoya's site anymore and I don't know whether or not it will be back. The formula was mostly opaque in one heavy-handed coat, and was a much better matte polish than Phoebe in terms of wear as well. As with a usual matte polish, the formula dries fairly quickly.

Veruschka or Veruschuka?

Simply put, Veruschuka is essentially a forest green version of Posh. It is matte with bright green metallic micro sparkles throughout. The formula for this color was a little streaky for me (which was reminiscent of Phoebe) but I achieved opacity within 2-3 coats. As a side note, a heavy-handed coat bodes well in terms of opacity for Veruschuka. Also, I found that subsequent coats were much easier and less streaky to apply after the first.

tip wear after 7 days
tip wear

The metallic sparkle in both Posh and Veruschuka are more obvious before the formula mattes down and dries, though it is not obvious when these colors are dry. Both colors are better performing mattes from Zoya, but a flaw I find with them is that they scratch and dent easily from wear. Plus, the wear on my right hand varied from my left in that I had some mild chipping near the cuticle ends of my nails. However, I did not experience it until about 4-5 days into wear, and there was more chipping on the Veruschuka nails than on the Posh ones.

tokki rating: B+

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