Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesdays with Zoya: Astra

Hi ladies!!

Is it Friday yet???  LOL yep, I'm wishing for the weekend already!!!  Although I really shouldn't since I'll be working!!  Different job, but still, working, instead of sitting at my desk and doing my nails!!!

After yesterday's disaster I have something much better for you.  Bling bling bling from Zoya "Astra"!


Zoya describes Astra as "a deep, rosy warm pink tinted translucent base with lots of dark and light pink glitter."  And they are so right, there sure is LOTS of crazy awesome glitter!!!  Of course I used Elmer's glue as my basecoat (nope, I'm not crazy, read all about it here!).  I will never use anything else under my glitters!!  Taking off this polish took literally a couple minutes!!  But I divert.  Three coats for full opacity of the nail, and only one coat of SV topcoat for perfectly smooth surface.





bling bling in the sunlight!


Astra is part of Zoya's Ultra Glitters collection released in winter 2009 and is still available for purchase at their website.

And Astra means 'a star' in Latin, so I'm right on the money with my Outer Space theme!

This thing is so gorgeous!!!  If it weren't for my damn work, I would wear this today!! (I only swatched it on the weekend, just to take it off hours later...  what a shame!!  I'll definitely have to wear it again very soon!)

Do you guys like?  =))

14 comments:

  1. Love love love it!! Just the right amount of bling and lovely color!

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    1. Thanks Linda!!! I really enjoyed wearing it :))

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    1. Thank you so much!! I thought so too ;))

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  3. Well, this is not my favorite type of polish, but the color is nice! I also wish so bad that it would be friday today!

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  4. Ive been hearing all about this crazyness that is glue for base coat... for some reason I refuse to attempt it, it seem like I might as well get my duct tape out and repair my car when I'm done LOL. Ok I shouldn't knock it until I try it!! I Love this shade on you Gosia, its very flattering next you your skin!

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    1. Hey nothing wrong with duct tape!!! LOL. I felt the exact same way when I found out about glue for basecoat!!! I thought it was pure craziness, and figured it would peel layers off my nails. And then I tried it and my glittery experience has changed!! I don't dread wearing glitters anymore for fear of removing them!! Try it just ONCE!!!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I loved it too :))

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  6. You need to get a new boss, preferably a woman, preferably a polishaholic.
    That's what you need.

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    1. Haha, it's not the boss who stops me, it's me!! Somehow I think that with a bunch of glitter I won't be taken seriously... I don't want people to think that I care more about my nails than my job. I know, you can care about both, but some narrow minded people don't get that!

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  7. This is such a pretty color! I've never seen it before. I'm wearing glue for the first time, but it's workin a little too well. The polish popped off two of my nails in 12 hrs. Lol

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    1. Oh no!!! It's really bad news :(((. The girls who reviewed the glue as basecoat reported multiple days of wear... I can't say anything since I didn't have it for very long, but it's really disappointing!!! The directions on the actual essence basecoat call for no hand washing for a few hours after application, so maybe you didn't know about that??

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