You live, you learn.
Later that day, a huge chunk of purple chipped off my right index finger while I was scraping a sticker off a box, so it was time to do my nails again. And after wearing lovely, cool purple awesomeness for five days, I wanted a warmer color but couldn't make a decision, so I shot Anna a text: "Red, orange or gold?"
NGL, I was kiiiiind of surprised that she chose orange, but I was psyched to break out Zoya Amy. --I know, me wearing something from a current seasonal collection? What IS that?
The other beer I took home from B's.
I love lambics, but this was TOO raspberry for me.
Three coats with Cult Nails Wicked Fast.
A lot of people have been wondering whether Amy is a dupe for China Glaze Riveting. Unless finishes are important to you, I don't think it is; Amy is more of a foil, while Riveting is more of a glass fleck. As far as color goes, they're pretty close. I can't find my bottle of Riveting (I need to deep clean my room so much), but I'm willing to wager that Amy has more of a sunburnt and rusty feel, plus more golden shimmer. And for those of you who are wondering which one I'd keep if it came down it, I'd probably go with Riveting -- alhtough Amy's golden shimmer is perfect for summer and probably would go great with a tan. ;) Amy is currently taming my desire for butter LONDON Sunbaker, which I believe is even rustier, though I haven't laid eyes on it in person, so don't quote me on that.
(Side note: I don't understand the craze behind tanning, but then I take great, occasionally borderline Nicole Kidman-esque measures to stay as pale as possible. When my family visited the motherland last year, I even wore a similar hat. My parents laughed at me and my dad said -- and I quote -- "Hats are for tourists and Korean ladies." HA HA HA. No offense. It's just that every Korean lady I've ever seen in the motherland was remarkably pale.)
Amy's formula and application were perfect and required no clean-up (I KNOW!). It was opaque after two coats, but it looked richest at three. Dry time was fast, and it's only gotten a little bit of tip wear in the past two days.
You can find Amy fairly easily right now, since it's a current release from the Irresistible half of Zoya's 2013 summer collection; it's $8 on the Art of Beauty site. My bottle was part of my Zoya Exchange order a couple of months ago along with one other Irresistible polish. I've been avoiding going to Ulta, so I haven't seen the Stunning & Irresistible polishes in person, but based on the swatches I've seen, they aren't interesting to me.
Any opinions on Amy or orange metallics for summer? (I'm LOVING this trend!) Anyone else find Stunning & Irresistible not quite so ... stunning or irresistible? Most importantly, does this polish seem particularly Amy-esque to you? I don't know, but I like it.
Fun fact: I was named for another Rachel whose childhood/family nickname was Amy. Now that I think about it, I've always been partial to the name Amy ... but I wonder if this might be why.
This polish, however, reminds me of another Amy. Gosh, how on earth did I ever make this connection?
I haven't been able to bring myself to watch Series 7 because deep down, I know I'm going to get pissed off, but I'll probably get to it later. I enjoyed the heck out of Series 5, though. Maybe I'll rewatch it after I get through "Dexter" ...
Oh my God. I just remembered I ordered Zoya Rory in my Exchange haul. !!! BRB, MUST FIND IT. NU!WHO OTP 4EVR. (Besides Jack/everybody, of course.)