Zoya Valerie

Zoya Valerie is a deep purple from the Flame Winter 2010 collection.  At first, on the spoon I kept thinking it was just a dark purple, but oh no.  Check out this awesome bottle picture.

Reds?!  Gold?! What's going on here?

Sadly, this was horrible to photograph but I did the best I could.  I really didn't want to take this color off, and in fact, my friend snagged it from me as soon as I showed it to her, because she wanted to have her nails done with it.  I used a base of Zoya Anchor, 2 coats of Valerie and a top coat of Zoya Armor.  I also scratched my index finger with the door handle, so please excuse that.

In the sun you can really see the richness of the purple shine through.  The glass fleck like properties really make it shine, but it doesn't have any blue in it like China Glaze Stroll or some of the other recent blurples.

In the indirect sun, you can start to see the jewel toned purple really shine.  I'm seriously in love with this color (even more than Crystal I think!) and its richness.

Finally in the shade you can see that the color dries silky smooth - no grit or bumps.  Definitely an A++ in my book - great job Zoya!

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

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.