Wednesday, 10 August 2011


Nails I Love

Nails I Love is written to celebrate some of the most beautiful nail varnishes on earth and to help you choose which colours and styles will suit you. 

Each posting will feature details about the colour as well as photos.  I guarantee every photo will show the varnish as it looks on your fingers, otherwise, what’s the point ? 

Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

ZOYA – The Greens – Dree, Yara, Gemma, Edyta

So, we know greens aren’t my favourite, but I like Edyta (see previous blog) for its crazy antique vibe, and I loved the look of Gemma and THEN I was even excited to see Dree and Yara in the Smoke & Mirrors Collection – what is going on with me ??  Lol.  So here we go ….

from the top - Dree, Gemma, Yara, Edyta

Dree (from the Smoke Collection) is beautiful.  A glossy olive, this is just lush, ripe and swoonsome.  It’s a perfect camouflage green.  I don’t know how Zoya made such a drab colour look super-glam, but they did.

Gemma is dreamy and divine.  A super delicate sage green, this is full of gossamer shimmer that gives it a fairy-lightness of touch, at once giving it depth, and bleaching excess colour away.  This is a great colour if you’re shy of trying of green, it’s just so subtle and submissive.

Yara is from the Mirrors Collection and well, I could fall in love with Yara quite easily.  At first glance this is just Dree-with-gold-dust, but it’s a little bit more special than that.  It’s slightly darker than its Smoke Sister, and has a touch less olive to it.  It is jam-packed with gold micro-dust (just as Edyta is) and on the nail, well it just DEFIES categorisation.  It’s dark ..ish, but not over-powering; it’s full of gold, yet not sparkly or glittery; Yara is just a mass of beautiful contradictions.

Finally, some comparisons for you, so you can see how Zoya’s loveliest greens compare.

Dree in the bottle, Yara on the nail (above)
Dree on the nail, Yara in the bottle (below)

thumb split - Yara on the left, Dree on the right - you can see that Yara is darker

Dree - Gemma - Yara

I hope you enjoyed reading - see you next time !

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