March 21, 2010

Spring Polish I LOVE: Zoya Jo

Zoya Jo, three coats, with flash

To sum up this post if you're in a hurry: Zoya Jo is gorgeous and my boyfriend is better at Konad-ing than I am.

Zoya Jo is a beautiful cornflower blue shimmer polish that I think is PERFECT for spring. It just screams spring to me! In the first picture, it looks kind of sky blue, but it is definitely more what I would call cornflower, as it has a touch of dusty purple/gray to it. I did three coats for the camera, but it looked great with two coats as well. The formula of this polish was great, just like every other Zoya polish I've ever tried. Zoya polish is a little thin, but in a good way that makes it easy to apply.

Zoya Jo, three coats, no flash

This second picture of Jo is much more color accurate than the first one. However you can't see the shimmer in this picture, so imagine the shimmer in the first picture with the color in the second. I will definitely be wearing this color a TON this spring, it makes me happy!

What makes me unhappy is my Konad-ing skills, or lack thereof. I tried to Konad over Zoya Jo, because I thought the Konad white polish would look really nice with the cornflower blue. But I obviously need a lot more practice Konad-ing. I only ended up with two nails that were decent enough to show you.

Boyfriend Wins

Sadly, these two nails were my boyfriend's first and second attempts at Konad-ing. The first attempt is the perfect hearts with the word "love". Perfect. The second attempt was the cross-hatch pattern on a diagonal which is also perfect. I didn't fully clean up the edges of the cross-hatch nail, but if I had, it would be perfect. Sooooo, basically, my boyfriend is better at Konad-ing than I am.

I'm going to go practice Konad-ing now and watch some Law and Order: SVU.

Zoya Jo is available online at Art of Beauty.

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Susie said...

Really pretty. Some people practice on paper and just before they take their manicure off they practice. It does take time. I'm still learning but having a blast.

Nessa said...

This is my favorite Zoya! It's so beautiful!
I don't think my bf would ever try to do np anything! You are a lucky gal!

Never Enough Nails said...

susies1955- Practicing on paper sounds like a good idea. I've been practicing on bare nails, I think that helps too.

contests and such- Yea he's a really good sport. He once let EK and I try out 5 new Nubar polishes on his nails LOL.

Susie said...

Geeeeeeeesh I dull. I never even gave it a though to practice on bare nails. I guess because I heard you weren't suppose to put Konad Polish as a base coat but I think because it doesn't dry well. HUM. I will have to give this a whirl. It would sure give me lots of practice. :)

Never Enough Nails said...

I think it wouldn't stay on very well on bare nails, but for practicing it's perfect because you're going to take it off anyway probably. I was having trouble centering the stamps on my nails, so practicing on the actual nail was necessary LOL. I apparently have no hand-eye coordination.

Susie said...

I can't remember where I saw it and if I find it I'll let you know but there was a gal that put her konading on NOT side to side but from top to bottom and she was able to center them perfectly like that. I gave it a try but it seemed harder to me. Maybe I'll give it another try though.

Never Enough Nails said...

I did see that Susie, it might have been on Getcha Nails Did. I tried it, but I kept putting it on to low on the nail. Oh well, practice makes perfect, right?