I have to apologize in advance for this pictures. I’m still doing my project pan, and I included nail items as well. I am trying to use up all my makeup and nail products and sometimes picking up old products is not always a good thing. Case in point: this base coat. This was totally my fault, I had 3 bottles of base coat that were almost empty so I just combined them into one bottle. The result, an ok base but it makes every single manicure bubble like crazy. I don’t know why, but I get bubbles in every manicure no matter what, no matter how thin or thick or dry the base is. Needless to say, after it created crazy bubbles in this manicure I threw it away. But this is the first in a long line of Zoya polishes to try. I got my Zoya Earth Day and Zoya Share the Love order in so I have a ton of new polishes to share!
This post will have a ton of pictures because there was no way to capture the beauty of this polish. Zoya “Ki” is like an oil slick on your nails. Its a dark duochrome/multichrome polish. I got this a part of my Share The Love order and can’t believe I had never heard of this polish before. When I first saw a picture of this bottle I was so turned off because I thought it was exactly the same as OPI “Not Like The Movies”, which came out with the Katy Perry collection, or Butter London “Knackered” without the glitter. But when I google searched if they were dupes, all the blogs I found highly recommended this over the OPI. I might do a comparison post but from all the other comparison posts I’ve seen, the OPI is much much lighter and is more like a silver grey. Ki is more of a charcoal grey and a lot darker.
This reminds me of a black pearl. I should have taken a picture of this polish next to my black pearls because it had that dark charcoal look with flashes of purple and green. I wish I had Chanel’s “Black Pearl” to know if this compares to that, since that is supposed to look like a real black pearl. This polish has such a strong bright purple flash and I absolutely love it. When this polish catches the light, it is bright purple. But when it isn’t in direct sunlight it is a charcoal dark grey that has a green shimmer. I tried so hard to capture the green but it doesn’t show up too much in the pictures, but I promise in real life the green is very apparent. The only negative to this polish is that it was a little hard to apply.
This is the second time I wore this polish because the first time I applied 3 coats and it seemed so thick and bubbly. So I took it all over and tried again, and this is one of those polishes that you can’t apply a thin coat at all. I don’t know how to describe it but the color wouldn’t apply in a thin coat, it got really blotchy and dragged and I couldn’t get it to be smooth. So I had to do 2 thick coats here and wait a really long time between coats. So while I hate the application, it was definitely worth it because it was so so pretty.