Collection: Zoya 2014 Summer, Bubbly
Today’s polish is from Zoya’s 2014 Summer collection, Bubbly.
Alma (ZP741) is described by Zoya as a “warm golden peach metallic featuring the exclusive liquid-metal holographic jelly”. It’s loaded with gorgeous, light gold shimmer; the holo glitter comes in a scantier amount. The consistency is also more like that of a regular sheer polish than a jelly.
You’ll see that on the nail, Alma looks more golden yellow-orange than it does in the bottle. This is due to all the gold shimmer and light-colored glitter that ends up layered on the nail.
I’m probably sounding a bit iffy on this polish, now, but actually, I really love Alma! It’s perfect for layering as it has a sheer base and it applies gorgeously. The glitter spreads out very evenly, and I like that the holo isn’t overdone. I used two coats in my swatch, which gives a more opaque look, thanks to all of the sparkly bits.
Here it is with three coats, and different lighting. In person, the holo flashes pastel green, blue and pink.
I also think the heavy yellow-gold tone of the polish will make it more interesting and more wearable for a wider range of people. It always surprises me how many dislike orange, but it is one of my favorite polish colors to wear!
Zoya Professional Lacquer retails for US$9 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 15 mL. Zoya nail polishes are free of toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor, and are made in the USA.
Zoya is part of Art of Beauty, a privately held company based in Cleveland, OH, USA.