January 5, 2012

Day 5 - Blue: Zoya Phoebe

Zoya Phoebe is one of many polishes I got during their flash promos leading up to Christmas. I love mattes because they dry quickly and wear really well for me, but I also struggle sometimes with application because it can get lumpy too easily and I am impatient. I've mastered the OPI brush for matte application (just slap that wide brush down and go quick!), but the Zoya one is smaller and I haven't figured it out 100% yet. Anyhoo, Phoebe is part of the Mod Mattes collection from Zoya from the summer (2011).

with flash

mega shimmer!

Phoebe is beautiful because it has all of this gorgeous hidden same-colored shimmer, so it gets crazy sparkly and wonderful with top coat. I'll also show you it when it's 'natural' matte state on my thumb. I like it both ways, but love it if I can manage to paint it without being lumpy!
most color accurate; in artificial light, no flash

I had a hard time getting a color accurate photo of this; I think the above picture is the most accurate, just fyi. Below is a quickie shot of 'natural' Phoebe, without any topcoat for anyone that's curious.

lumpy matte-y
Check out the other blue nails today! Bec at Lacquer Dreams, Julia at Julia Loves Nails, Linda at Nail Polish Enthusiast, Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges and Jenna at The Key to Jennasis, and Kirsten at Geeky Owl


  1. Ooh this is such a yummy colour!

  2. Very pretty, love the color! I have Mitzi from that collection. I don't think she is as shimmery.

  3. Love how we both went matte for blue day, hahaha!

    I love this collection. Zoya mattes are just amazing, anyways... been wanting it! :D

    BTW, didn't know there was an application process with mattes, hahaha, but I guess there should be since they dry so fast.

  4. Thanks y'all! I love this color.

    @Kirsten the other colors don't have shimmer, just this one I believe

    @Ngelic some mattes dry faster than others so maybe your mattes are easier than mine! lol My Orly mattes dry much slower than the Zoya or OPI mattes that I have

  5. Hello There! Just stumbled on your blog and I really like it. I gave you a little plug in my latest post on Finger Paints Winter Sky which is very similar in color to Phoebe. I really need to pull Phoebe out of my untrieds... :)


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