Friday, May 17, 2013

Zoya Aurora - Swatch and Review

Hey everyone!

Happy Friday! Sorry I was kind of MIA this week... I caught up with some awesome friends that I haven't seen in a while, so that was really nice! 

I'm also trying out the original OPI Nail Envy to hopefully restore my nails to good health, since I've been having some problems with pealing. I was inspired by Essie's post over at iHeartPrettyPolish in which she talked about what she does for nail care and she uses Nail Envy, so I thought I might as well give it a shot! Nailtiques Formula 2 Plus has been my go-to nail protein, and I've had great experiences with it. However, the bottle gets really thick and gloopy about half way down, so I thought I'd try something new. I'll let you know if it works once I give it enough time! I'm going to try to use it for a week without putting any polish on my nails (eeek!), but hopefully it'll be worth it!

But okay, enough rambling. Today I have a lot of pictures of the amazing holographic wonder that is Zoya Aurora! I know, I know, I'm a little late with the whole Aurora obsession. And I'm sure all of you have already seen tons of pictures of this already. But Aurora is so beautiful, I don't think there can ever be too many pictures of it! Click on the link below to see the full post!


Aurora was released as part of Zoya's Ornate Collection for the 2012 holidays. And as perfect as this was for winter, I personally think it's perfect for any time of the year! And it's especially nice for summer because it's so vibrant and colorful.

Just a quick description. Aurora is a red-based medium purple shade with massive amounts of scattered holo particles. The formula was also great! It went on really smoothly and was very easy to control. It was a little sheer at the first coat. but a second coat was all I needed to make it opaque. 

The holo in this is crazy. In the sun it's so crazy... like whoa... so much rainbow awesomeness all over. Even indoors or in the shade, this polish is still really beautiful. It's a great shade all around.

Now on to the pictures. All photos were taken in the sun, and some are a little blurry so that I could capture the holo. Two coats, no topcoat - it dried super shiny and glossy all on its own.















Has anyone else tried Aurora? And do you love it as much as I (and the rest of the blogosphere) do?? This is another one of those can't-stop-staring-at-your-nails kind of polishes, but then again, I think all holos have that effect on me. Especially polishes with such a strong holo effect like this one. Zoya did an amazing job with this polish, I hope we see more holos from them in the future!

Hopefully next week I'll get back to some more regular posting. Until then, I hope you have an amazing weekend! 

Thanks for stopping by =)

10 comments:

  1. I was really excited about Aurora, but I was a little disappointed with it. It looks really grainy on me, almost like pieces of sand. It IS a very memorable polish though, and your pics are a great representation of the holo effect. :)

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    1. I definitely get what you mean, Melissa! Indoors and in the shade, the holo particles can look like little grey specs, not super sparkly. It's definitely an awesome shade for summer though! Maybe you should try it again during the more sunny weather we're having =)

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  2. O.M.G *picks up jaw off of floor* This is absolutely amazing! You captured the holo-ness beautifully! I think I might need this now, badly!

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    1. Thanks so much Dani! These holos can be so hard to capture! Haha sorry for making you need another polish! The never-ending problems of polish lovers... lol

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  3. So sparkly and pretty! Love the color and the glitter pieces in it really makes this polish pop :)

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    1. It's SO sparkly! In the sun it's mind-blowing!

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  4. Hi Kelsey! This polish is so beautiful! It's simply stunning!
    Great swatches! You have really captured it's beauty!

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    1. Thanks so much Jezzica! =D Have you been able to try any Zoyas? I know they don't ship internationally, which is such a shame!

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  5. I love holo polishes. This one is stunning!

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    1. I know, me too! I honestly don't think it's possible to have too many holos lol I'm obsessed!

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