I don’t do these often, as I’m completely cackhanded at applying nail varnish, but I had to post about this colour, I love it so much. It’s a lovely, velvety, chocolatey-purple shade, not too warm, and not too brown. It’s a cream finish, with no shimmer or glitter. It’s rather unusual, and reminds me a great deal of the colour of proper, old-fashioned cocoa powder in the tin.
Zoya’s varnish is a massive cult in the US, and should really be better known in the UK. Their formulas are toluene and formaldehyde free (and vegan friendly!), and though the the varnish itself s a bit thin and runny (I found it very streaky after one layer) but I was very pleasantly surprised at how rich the colour was after two coats. The above pic is of two coats and is finished with a layer of seche vite top coat.
I got my polish from Organic Pharmacy, but you can buy it online in the UK from Nail Care Club for £9.29 a bottle.
Have just realised the colour matches my blog (nearly!) maybe that’s why it was calling to me in the shop …