I'm back to the grind today and I hope all of you are enjoying your week so far! I guess my American neighbours will be celebrating Independence Day tomorrow! HOLIDAYS FOR ALL! I'm into it. Anyway today I've got a polish that I recently picked up at Winners on a retail therapy binge. It was $5.99 which is cheaper than most places I've seen. It was an impulse decision but I'm pretty happy with the turn out.
So this is Zoya Noot, which to my knowledge is actually from the Designer Fall 2012 collection inspired by New York Fashion Week. It's a very pigmented charcoal creme, with a heavy green leaning undertone to it. It's gorgeous. I don't own a shade quite like this! Formula is great - self-leveling two coater and dries to a nice gloss finish on its own. My swatch is two coats, with no top coat:
I wonder where the name comes from. I kind of wish that it was MOOT because it's such a funny word to throw around.
Ah well. Anyway Zoya Noot makes a great base colour for glitters, stamping, anything really. I think it's a great basic and it's very stand out and bold at the same time as compromising for anything that you might want to partner it up with. Here's a glitter gradient with Essie Set in Stones. I think it's a completely different look but it Noot is still maintained in the spotlight:
I'm really digging this colour and it matches my Star Wars summer top (that's right - I just linked to something on Hot Topic, apparently I'm still 15 years old!) and space/galaxy motif trend that I am being suckered into so when I am too lazy to do galaxy nails (which is all the time), this is a nice basic alternative.
So has summer hit you guys where you live? Vancouver just got its first heat wave (still nothing compared to what my California friends are facing). Is anyone else wearing their fall shades in the summer? Or am I just the crazy weird one?