Friday, July 16, 2010

Zoya Malia

 Guess what? I won something! Brooke of Babbling Brooke had seven giveaways throughout the day yesterday, and I, a notoriously unlucky person, won a pack of Kiss Catwalk Glue-on Nails! I can't wait to try them--the last time I used fake nails was when I was the Big Bad Wolf in a play in 5th or 6th grade and used bronze fake nails for claws. Anyway, I'm super-excited and thankful to Brooke for having all those giveaways. On to my NOTD!

I was really, really impressed by the lovely lavender Malia. For a pastel, it applied amazingly and was also incredibly opaque--one coat of Malia had almost complete opacity--I couldn't even see my nail line, and the only reason I did two coats was a couple bald spots.

indoors, artificial light
outdoors, shade
outdoors, sun

Even if I was entirely colorblind I would be able to tell that Malia is purple--it photographs horribly. The indoor picture is too red, the shaded picture is too blue, and the sunlit picture is both too blue and too pale. I think the indoor picture is probably the most accurate, but if you want to see what Malia actually looks like, Zoya can show you here. Don't pay attention to the bottle picture, though; the color drop is more true.

I got Malia, like all the other Zoyas I have right now, through the nail polish exchange, and I kind of feel like I was cheating somehow by getting so many great polishes for just the price of shipping. I am officially in love with Zoya, and the enormous success I've had with Zoya's formula and colors so far will ensure that I will buy more.


  1. I'm in love with Zoya just by looking at it on you!!!
    I've certainly tried and failed miserably with fake nails. The only time I tried them, they were too big and really really looked fake. And they hurt to take off. It just wasn't a good experience.

    But, I'm positive you'll have a nicer time with the Kiss Catwalk Nails. Congrats on the win! You definitely deserve it!


  2. Oooh, they're such pretty shades!! xoxoxoo

  3. Zabrinah- I certainly hope I'll have better luck! I just hope I don't have trouble with taking them off...I have polish ADHD, so I probably won't want to keep them on for a week. I could paint over them, though.

    Elle Sees and Fashion Cappuccino- Thanks for commenting!