Since the 4 pack of mattes was $24.95, I added a bottle of their Diamont top coat, which is $7.49 and I am hearing works much better with Zoya polishes than Seche Vite does. And I got the V for just $1!
Although I am loving the way this looks, it was a little hard to apply. I ended up doing an extra coat on just the tips, as if I was doing a french, do make sure to get the glitter all the way to the ends.
So this is three coats (and four on the tips). Mr. Sasha said it didn't look at all like I color I would wear, but I think it looks pretty cool!
Soon after I took my solar nails off, I put them back on. Moment of weakness, I know. I had them on for a few months, then took them off again a few weeks ago. Ha, ha! So, I am still in the process of growing them out and recovering from the lovely ridges left behind from the acrylics. I am enjoying the new found freedom of my natural nails, but absolutely hating the splitting and weakness of them. It stinks, but will hopefully only be temporary.
The first color I tried out on them is actually a Kirkland brand I found in my mom-in-laws closet! I didn't even know that Costco made their own line of polishes, but this one, called Shell, was actually pretty. I painted on 2 coats and this lasted about a week! Not too shabby! Here's how the color looks outdoors and indoors.
This was the first non-matte Zoya that I have used and I love it! This is a gorgeous purple and this picture doesn't do it justice. I think Scrangie's picture is more representative of the actual color.
Don't look at my fingers or cuticles. Or the too-large gap.
I was exhausted last night, but needed to paint my nails before bed, because they WILL break or tear if I don't have polish on them.
So this is not the best job... but I am testing out something.
I did a base coat of Orly Bonder and let it dry completely (about 10 minutes). Then I did two coats of Dovima, followed by a coat of Essie Matte About You. The Essie didn't change the finish at all, and I'm anxious to see if the wear is better and if they polish stays matte longer, rather than turning satin like Posh did.