Thursday, November 3, 2011

Zoya Cheryl

Holy cow, you guys!  Halloween was Monday, and I woke up the next day and realized that Christmas was just around the corner!  Christmas is the source of a lot of stress for me every year, mostly because I never have enough money to buy everyone the things I want to buy them, so I end up settling for something stupid and then getting frustrated about it.  Repeat ad nauseum until all friends and family's gifts are purchased.  See what I mean?  Long story short, I'm trying to hang on to every last bit of fall that I can, so I kicked off November with one of the most "fall" polishes I own - Zoya Cheryl.

Cheryl is a deep brown with reddish, rusty, coppery shimmer.  It's kind of a mix between a shimmer and a foil, but I'd say it lands more on the side of shimmer.  It's blackened on the edges and has that glowy, "lit-from-within" look.  My application on this one was almost downright terrible.  I apologize if it looks kind of chunky in these photos.  I can't blame the formula too much, because I've worn this several times, so it may just be that natural evaporation effect going on.  Either way, I had to add a few drops of thinner to get a second coat on without too much of a headache.  It's nicely pigmented, and this is only two coats shown below.

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This polish just screams "fall!"  It's warm and cozy and makes me want to snuggle by a fire with a cup of hot chocolate.  Cheryl was released with last fall's Wicked collection (the same one with Edyta), and I think it's one of the most underrated polishes of the collection.  I think it gets the "brown polish" reputation, but it's so much more beautiful than that.  Though, I suppose I'm biased, 'cause I love a good brown polish.

I'd highly recommend Cheryl, if you don't already own this one.  Now's the perfect time, with Thanksgiving just a few weeks away AND with a Zoya Buy Two, Get Two Free promotion through this Saturday! (OMG I just actually told you guys about a CURRENT promotion!  I'm improving!  Yay!)

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!  I'll be supporting the hubby's favorite college football team, the Alabama Crimson Tide, for the big game against LSU on Saturday.  I'm such a good wife!  LOL Roll Tide!  :-P


  1. ooh very pretty - very autumn.

    i did a similar denial phase with my polish because i didn't want summer to end. lol.

    also, i is so STRESSFUL!!!!! AHHHHH. I started panicking about it last month I think. LOL.


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