Zoya Perrie

In addition to the mouthwatering glitter/metallic/glass fleck Sparkle Collection, Zoya also came out with their Flash Collection, six cremes that almost border on neon with some of the colors.  Being a purple lover, I started with Perrie, the soft lavender cream of the bunch.

I used Zoya Anchor, 2 coats of Perrie, a top coat of Zoya Armor and then a cheat coat of Seche Vite.  The consistency of the polish was a little rough for me - it was a bit thick when I pulled out the brush so I tried to go with a thin coat but my second coat was thick on purpose to cover bald spots.  However, I was happy that it didn't pool into my cuticles since I really get frustrated having to take the extra time to remove the excess with my Revlon eyeliner brush (yep, that's what I use!) and Zoya Remove+.

Sadly, while in the sun, this really isn't true to life.  It's been REALLY hot here - 90-100 degrees with humidity on top of it.  This is the Texas summer.  I was complaining about rain not too long ago so I can't talk to much but at the same time, I just wish we had a happy medium.

This is much more true to life as far as color goes.  This was taken in indirect sun (not shade) and you can really see the blue of the purple coming out, as this is more of a blue purple than a red purple (like the sun picture shows).  I really don't think I have any dupes for this since I'm not as big on cremes as I am on shimmers or glitters.

However, I'm having a nail issue.  Remember how I was getting bubbles in my Barielle Blossom the other day?
Bubbles.  Flat out BUBBLES.  Holes with bubbles.  What the heck?!  Jen from http://www.frmheadtotoe.com asked if I was applying my polish in direct sunlight but nope, I have found the only place that I can have steady hands is at my computer desk.  Now, I haven't had the a/c on (it's routine to have $400 electric bills in the summer.  I'm trying to save my pennies since I just signed mortgage papers today!!!!), so maybe that's it?  All the humidity?  Leave me a comment and let me know if you can figure it out.

Also, I need to get some cuticle care going stat.  The sad part is that I bought some expensive Aveda "cuticle control" after being suckered into it on my last trip to San Antonio, and I found a bottle of CND Solar Oil at Walgreens this past weekend and snatched that up too.  Plus I have my China Glaze Orange Cuticle Oil still AND I have a bottle of "be natural" curticle eliminator.  I have the stuff, now I have to make the time.  Honestly, I'm amazed at how LONG my nails are - ever since I quit my teaching job, my nails have been growing like mad.  However, I'm thinking about asking for my job back - I really miss that business (TV).  We'll see.

Zoya [official website] can be purchased on their website for $7/bottle

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