Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Zoya Kotori

Kotori is one of my very favorite Zoya polishes, and one that I don't see mentioned very often. Kotori is a teal shimmer in a sheer black jelly type base. I suspect its sheerness is what stops people from embracing this color, but this is one polish that is worth the effort, at least for me. 

What you see here is three coats. I'd prefer that it was just two, but three coats doesn't reach the point of ridiculous to me, so I'll do that for colors that I think deserve it. I know that some people also layer it over either black or a dark blue to avoid doing three coats. I like it with three coats myself because I feel like it builds up more shimmer.

The color builds well and the dry time is reasonable, even at three coats.

Please excuse the nubs. I got a little overzealous with the file last night. I know this length isn't nubs to some people, but because of the way my nailbeds grow, this is as short as my nails can go without mangling the undersides of them. It actually kind of feels a little liberating having them this length... but I do prefer the way they look when they're just a little longer. Oh well, they'll grow back!

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  1. I love this polish so much! The colour and finish combination is so stunning!

  2. @Jane Yes, it's the finish that really does it for me. It almost has the quality of a glitter polish, except shimmer instead. It's so sparkly and amazing!

  3. This is such a stunning polish! I love Zoya!

  4. Gorgeous shade! I haven't heard of this Zoya polish before. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I am so in love with Kotori - my husband actually picked it out for me and it's a staple for me. Incredible swatches of it though <3

  6. Thanks for the lemming again! xxx

  7. This is gorgeous! I'm so glad I found your blog. =)

  8. @imfeelingnail-venturous Me too, love Zoya so much!

    @Katie Yeah, this one isn't one you always hear about, but I adore it so I wanted to spread the word!

    @serendipitously.create How awesome that your husband picked it out for you! He picked a winner!

    @Jessica My work here is done! =D

    @déjà vu Yay, I'm glad you found my blog too! Welcome!


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