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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Zoya Zsa Zsa Swatches and Review

Zoya Zsa Zsa


Classic RED Alert!!!

For so long I had the hardest time finding MY perfect red. But recently, I've hit a streak of luck.

While I love Chanel Rouge Carat and Dior Mervielle and Apparat are great, they're not straight cremes and MY "perfect red" is a creme. Chanel Pirate was the one I thought would be "it."  It wasn't. It could have been the one except for I hated the "crelly" formula and the VNL I still had after multiple coats. So I sent it on to a new home where it is now loved. Then came Chanel Dragon. Perfection in a bottle. I'd finally found it!

Then I'm on the Zoya site ordering a few polishes and on a whim I ordered Zsa Zsa. And yes, I'm shallow enough that it was probably the name that decided. I'll admit it.

It sat on my shelf for quite a while, untried. It was hard to reach for a red with Yara and Dree and Petra (my all-time favorite Zoya polish) sitting there. And when I did want red, I reached for Chanel Dragon. All the while, poor lil Zsa Zsa sat patiently waiting for me.

Well I finally reached for her and she did NOT disappoint! She is more than I ever expected her to be.

After the first coat, I was doubtful. But the second coat was magic. And Zsa Zsa is the perfect blue-based red color. I did put on a third coat because I still had a tiny bit of VNL, which I am freakishly retentive about. I *might* even say the formula is slightly on the crelly side. But not like Chanel Pirate, thankfully.

And I got a ton of compliments on it! That always ups the appeal. *grin*

Here she is...

Zoya Zsa Zsa

Zoya Zsa Zsa

Zoya Zsa Zsa

Zoya Zsa Zsa

Zoya Zsa Zsa


Is Zoya Zsa Zsa better than Chanel Dragon? No. But if Chanel Dragon gets 100%, this one is at a respectable 95%, formula being the only reason.  When you factor in the cost difference, though?  Well, you decide.

4 comments :

  1. This is beautiful. My all time favorite red is Essie's Bordeaux. China Glaze's holiday release Merry Berry is beautiful when I'm feeling...darker. But Essie's Bordeaux? My backup has a backup! :)

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  2. This is beautiful. My all time favorite red is Essie's Bordeaux. China Glaze's holiday release Merry Berry is beautiful when I'm feeling...darker. But Essie's Bordeaux? My backup has a backup! :)

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