I could write a blog post singing the praises of lead actress Tatiana Maslany, but I wouldn't have anything to say that you would not have already heard, sooooooooo ... here are some sad swatches of Zoya Sarah. Much like Sarah Manning, Zoya Sarah is very tricky to capture.
Three coats with Cult Nails Wicked Fast.
SO HARD to capture. This looks sorta berry, but I swear to you that Sarah actually is a very rich, lush red. It was part of Zoya's 2010 holiday collection (Fire and Ice), so it truly does have a bit of a cool, sorta velvety holiday red feel. It seems a little rich for this time of year, but it's gorgeous. If Sarah had been a shimmer, it wouldn't be all that unique, so I love that it boasts the foil/glass fleck finish that Zoya does so wonderfully. If Sarah looks a little pink in my photos, it's probably because the camera only would pick up the reflective sparkle.
I had no issues with formula or application. You can get it opaque in two coats; I just added a third because of habit. I have to note that Sarah looks different at two coats from the way it looks at three coats ... if anything, it appears to be a slightly warmer red, but I think I'm just splitting hairs at this point. It dried quickly with Cult Nails Wicked Fast, and I had no chipping or tip wear in the three days I wore this polish. It didn't stain my nails, although the sparkles are a little hard to remove (but nowhere near as hard to remove as some glitterbombs).
If you're interested in Sarah, it usually goes for $9 on the Art of Beauty site. However, the annual Zoya exchange promo starts this week, so you can buy it for half the price, and you can wear it while you're trying to decide which "Orphan Black" clone you are. According to this Zimbio quiz, I'm Sarah ... but Sarah would never wear this polish. Zoya Sarah strikes me as more of a Katja Obinger shade, tbh.
Confession: My favorite clone is Alison for so many reasons I cannot even begin to list here, but especially because I love the way she interacts with my favorite non-clone character, Felix.
Any other #cloneclub members in the house? Who's been your favorite guest star? Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing Michiel Huisman this season ... I couldn't get into him on "Treme," but on "Nashville"? WHOOBOY. I wanted to climb that like Mount Everest. I'm also looking forward to more Felix, and I hope we can find out more about Mrs. S! Oh, and I wonder if we'll get more of Vic (the dick) and I would realllllllly like it if Art got more screen time. I rewatched Season One recently, and I don't know if it was the cough medicine, but I think Art is an interesting character and he is a good foil for Sarah. Certainly he's a lot more interesting than Paul, even if his character has a completely different function.
Anyway, enjoy tonight's premiere! Oh, and happy Easter, to those of you who celebrate. I hope I can get back on track blogging in the coming weeks -- I wanted to do more, but I simply ran out of steam, as can happen when you're sick. Let's see how it goes.