When I pulled out my nail polish collection to photograph it for you guys, I unearthed a couple of hidden gems that I hadn't worn in a long time! Zoya Pasha is one of them that I wanted to show you. It's a really gorgeous silvery-grey-plum (emphasis on the silvery-grey part of the equation!) with a slightly metallic finish. Zoya's website has it listed as brown, describing it as "taupe-kissed beige nude with silver frost and the sheerest hint of silver microglitter". I definitely think there is some warm purple in the mix that they aren't mentioning, and if there's microglitter, it's very difficult to distinguish from the frost. It might be worth mentioning that this looks very true to the color in the bottle on the nail. These retail for $8 and this shade is particularly opaque with two coats. It is a thicker formula, but not in a difficult way; it doesn't run all over the nail or settle in the edges. If this (or any other Zoya polish) does tickle your fancy, keep an eye on their blog and website; they run promotions fairly frequently that can allow you to get two polishes for the price of one, free shipping, or polish for just the price of shipping. Unfortunately, I don't believe they ship internationally.
Without further ado, Pasha! (And again, sorry for my poor dry winter hands!) I'm wearing two coats between a Sally Hansen base coat and Seche Vite top coat; I hear that their color lock system is really great for getting phenomenal wear out of their 4-free polishes (which sometimes don't play nice with top coats such as Seche Vite), but I don't own their base or top coats, so I can't comment on that.
|Zoya Pasha in direct sunlight|
|Wearing Zoya Pasha polish|
|Here's a good example of Pasha looking creamier in the shade, and very frosted in direct sunlight!|
Have you guys tried Zoya before? What do you think of these taupe/beige/griege/ purple shades that are hard to describe? I think they're a neat spin on neutrals and really pretty, but I know some people don't go for them.