Zoya Mimi is one of the new glass fleck glitters from the Summer 2010 Sparkle Collection. Well, I'm calling it glass fleck glitter, even though Zoya has called Mimi "royal purple sparkling metallic" I'm not sure where the metallic is, but maybe that's the glitter? Anyway, I'm a BIG sucker for purples, and as much as I love glitter, I hate taking glitter OFF, so this is the best formula for me ever. Purple? Check. Glitter look without glitter grit? Check. And away we go!
To achieve the best possible feel, I used 1 coat of Zoya Anchor (step 2 from their Color Lock system), only 2 coats of Mimi (!) and first I used the top coat Zoya Armor (step 4 from their Color Lock system). However, I'm super impatient and so I ended up smudging everything with the Armor top coat. So I took it all off, and went with the Anchor, Mimi, and a top coat of Seche Vite.
Why didn't I use Seche Vite in the first place? Well dear readers, I am going to ask you to read this in your spare time from All Lacquered Up. She knows what she's talking about - I just know because I read this from her: Wear Test
Oh goodness Mimi, be still my heart! Now in the sun, this hot number is much more purple than blue, but the glitter flecks metallic whatever! is beautiful.
In the shade, you can really see the true color here - such a pretty happy color. This is definitely one of my top favorite polishes ever, and I'm thinking of using it on my next pedicure. I'm very pleased with this color and the formula over all.
Removal was a snap. I used a bottle polish remover (the one with the sponge inside a cylinder) to let the polish soak for 15 seconds or so, then rubbed my nail against the sponge and pulled out my finger. When I was done with that, I took Zoya Remove (step 1 in the Color Lock system) to wipe all nail plates of any polish that was still stuck in the sides. You an see a little bit still stuck in my pinkie in the above pictures. I attempted to swatch a color yesterday but accidentally deleted the pictures before editing the pictures so that will be a post for another day.