Three weeks on the mountain among dudes did it for me: it's time for something a little girly!! Even though I'm not a girly girl, so much testosterone around me pushed me into the estrogen waters LOL =)
It usually takes me good 5 minutes to pick a color for my next mani, but this time it was a matter of seconds!! My inner nail polish goddess reached straight for pink! Hence today's pick, Zoya Reece. Zoya's description of this color is a "rose metallic duochrome." I have to say that I agree with this. It flows beautifully and reaches full opacity with 2 coats. The base color is a deep rose and it shimmers with gold and somewhat greenish tiny particles. It's really pretty although it doesn't strike me as the most modern color out there. I wouldn't say it's a grandma color but definitely doesn't stand up to the the other "cool" duochromes out there!
I have to mention here that I took off my OPI gel polish myself after I got back from my trip. I soaked my nails in acetone for 20 minutes and the damn thing still wouldn't fully come off!!! I ended up chipping it off which left the surface of my nails uneven and scratched. Well that's the last time I will be going for a gel manicure for sure!!! Pain in the ass I tell ya! It did last full 3 weeks in harsh, harsh conditions without any chips. However, I don't know how it is even possible but it seemed like some dirt got into the gel polish in between the layers?? I was definitely not a fan!! I'm so glad to be back to "normal" polish!!
As usual, please excuse my cuticles, they got totally destroyed in the -25F weather!!
Reece is still available for purchase at Zoya website.
Have a wonderful Tuesday and thank you for reading!!!