We have almost reached the end of my Eva-loves-zoya rampage! (Translation: my manis for the next few posts will not necessarily have anything to do with zoya polish, and if they do its just because I love it not because I haven’t played with it yet, other than Friday’s post). That being said, this post is the exception. When I ordered my newest batch of polish, I specifically wanted to find a nice dark pink…seeing as how I own exactly 0 dark pink cremes. I also wanted a medium dark purple, since the only one I have is very shimmery. I decided to put together color blocks with my new polishes to determine which I liked best.
I ended up with three polishes: Ciara (pink, middle), Veronica (pink/red, left), and Margo (pink/purple, right). Half the time I think I want to keep all three (they ARE slightly different), and half the time I only want one. Or two. Do I really need all three?
When they are all on different nails, it is pretty easy to tell them apart. On my pinky is a true red (Siren by Pure Ice), my ring finger has Veronica, middle has Ciara, and pointer has Margo. The problems began when I tried to color-block. I couldn’t figure out which color I had already added to which nail because THEY WERE ALL TOO SIMILAR! It was mildly traumatic.
Things got easier when I separated the blocks with pink striping tape, but even so, I was hard-pressed to identify Margo from Veronica from Ciara in certain lights.
The design I went with was inspired by Lucy’s Stash, but you can see her design far easier than you can mine! That was partially intentional, but I really didn’t expect to have this hard of a time.
So, readers, what do you think? Of my three new pinks, which one(s) should I keep and which one(s) should I donate to my sister? I keep going back and forth! I think I need to keep Veronica, she fills my stated goal well. But Ciara is such a pretty pink and is just a shade lighter and a bit less opaque, while Margo is a lovely purple (that being said, she is the WRONG purple…she is too pink/red for the gradient I had in mind. I needed a more blue-toned purple).
Also, which is your favorite? If I only had to keep one, which would it be? 😀