Monday, September 9, 2013

Manicure Monday: Zoya Bobbi

Well everyone, summer is allegedly done. Someone please notify the weather. New York Fashion Week is in full swing and all my social media streams have been taken over by photos of upcoming trends. Meanwhile, down here in Florida, it's still as hot as a Bikram yoga class.

I gotta tell you, transitioning my polishes looks strange. My darker colors just don't seem to go well with the bright sunny days. Instead, I've found some colors in my collection that are technically summer colors, but seem to transition well into fall. Maybe some of you out there are doing the same.

Check out Exhibit A: Zoya's Bobbi, from the Irresistible collection that was released for summer 2013.

nail polish, Zoya Bobbi @ Girly Things by *e*
OPI Nail Envy base coat, Zoya Bobbi (2 coats), Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat
Bobbi is a gorgeous magenta metallic shimmer. It's generously saturated with silver micro-glitter that gives it a phenomenal sparkle and a pretty metal finish. If Dorothy had multiple bejeweled slippers, this color would make the cut. This polish is meant to be a pretty summer bright, but the color is so rich and deep that it actually looks more like a metallic fall raspberry red color than it does a bright summer magenta. It could easily blend it well with the colors of fall foliage.

Aside from being a great transition color, Bobbi also performs quite impressively. One swipe of polish on my nail and it was totally saturated with color and glitter. A second coat didn't even feel necessary, except of course for the fact that I apply two coats no matter what. The second coat just made the polish a deeper color, and of course added more micro-glitter. Removal was pretty easy as well, requiring very minimal extra work to remove all the glitter. I'd say I extra swipe or two, nothing like the normal wrestling that happens with chunkier glitter polishes.

Another notable mention: Bobbi lasted five days before I saw a chip. I'm thinking the glitter helps make the polish a little stronger and more resistant to chips. Big thumbs up in my opinion.

However, it does stain. Even after using a base coat, I had red-stained nails when I removed Bobbi. Thankfully, it did not stain my fingers. A quick swipe with a nail buffer eliminated the stain.

What do you think? Does Bobbi do well as a summer and fall hue? What are some of your favorite polishes that work well in multiple seasons?

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