NOTD! Zoya “Nina”


Zoya "Nina"

Keeping on my Zoya streak, I opted for another new polish Zoya “Nina”!  This was another one of the polishes that I purchased during their Earth Day promotion and I didn’treally want this color, and wasn’t particularly drawn to it, but I don’t own a single brown in my entire collection.  I figured it was time I added a milk chocolate brown to my ever growing polish collection.

Formula & Application: Zoya is a 4-Free brand (including formaldehyde resin) plus they leave out camphor, which for some people can be irritating to the nails and skin.  The bottle is glass, holds 0.5 fl oz and the signature plastic black cap is kind of iconic in the nail polish world. Nothing exciting to report with the brush, its rather ordinary and what you’d expect with a nail polish brush.
I have to say, I love this color.  I love vampy dark colors and after 2 coats it was darker than I thought it would be.  If you can’t tell, it dries a bit darker and I loved it.  This is 2 coats and it was totally opaque but it was on the thicker side and a little hard to work with.  I was having a hard time getting an even application on the color, but the rich dark brown creme was worth the wait.
Then … I ruined the manicure 😦 I applied Sally Hansen’s Insta Dri top coat that was getting close to the bottom of the bottle.  Just like Seche Vete (spell check?), Insta Dri dries insanely fast (go figure, the name kind of implies that).  When you use up about half the bottle, the remaining product starts to get thick and tacky.  You end up putting thicker coats on because thats the only way the polish comes out of the bottle, and in return, it leaves little air bubbles all over your nails.  So as you can plainly see, I have little bubbles all over my nails and its so unattractive.  I am going to write up a whole post about top coats, but I needed to get this up, since it is now tuesday and I wore this on sunday and monday.
What do you guys think? Does this ever happen to you with other top coats?

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