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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