Thursday, March 17, 2011

My St. Patty's Day Manicure: Zoya Ivanka

Happy St. Patty's Day!!  Are you wearing your green?  I am!  Today I have for you Zoya Ivanka, which I have been saving up for today since January!  I picked her up during Zoya's epic Facebook promotion where they gave away three free polishes just for hitting 20,000 fans!  You guys, Zoya is one of the most amazing companies.  They don't take themselves too seriously (I'm looking at you, OPI!), they have great products, fantastic customer service, unbelievable promotions, and they really listen to their fans.  If you haven't checked out any of their polishes yet - head over to, browse the endless selection, and create an account.  Word on Facebook is there's another epic promotion going down SOON.  Yay!!

Ivanka is a yellow-leaning green (a little warmer than shows here on the photos) and gold glass-fleck polish.  The base is kind of sheer but it builds easily for opacity.  Application is amazing, as usual for Zoya.  I used two coats, but I might could've used three.  She sparkles like there's no tomorrow, and these pictures don't even begin to do her justice!  Click to enlarge to see just a fraction of her beauty!

Ivanka was released with Zoya's 2010 summer Sparkle collection (the unbelievable collection that included Charla and Mimi).  I'm not a huge green person - I only have a handful in my entire collection - but Ivanka is a must-have.  I can honestly say she was worth the wait!  Totally unique and absolutely stunning!  You can pick this baby up for $8 at

I would also urge you to pick up Zoya's Armor top coat along with it.  As reported here by Michelle at All Lacquered up, Zoya's formula doesn't play nicely with most quick-dry top coats, and may lead to chipping.  But I don't want to wait that long for my polish to dry!  Me neither!  I always put Zoya Armor over my Zoya polish and THEN top with my quick-dry top coat, and I never have any problems with chipping.  Boom - problem solved!  :-)

I hope today is the luckiest of days for you all!

P.S. - Whaddaya think of the new design?!  I'm loving it!!  Spankin' new header is compliments of the incredible Brandon Smith.  Brandon and I went to high school together back in Missisippi, and he is genuinely one of the nicest and most talented people you could ever meet.  His work will knock your socks off.  You can check him out over at  Thanks, Brandon!!  :-D

1 comment:

  1. I love the new design and the header is looking fresh!! I really enjoy this blog even though I don't even wear nail polish! Keep on doing what you love and enjoy!


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