Gilty as gold...10:09 AM
Did anyone order the new Zoya Gilty box? I pre-ordered mine awhile back and it came almost two weeks ago. I was kind of disappointed in the box...I thought for some reason it would be heavier and less cheap looking BUT let's face it...the box is going in the trash anyway! I've been interested in the real gold topcoats for some time now and I JUST missed the last round of Rococo's gold leaf lacquer awhile back. :( I've been lamenting my loss but I guess the polish gods heard me because now everyone is making them! Sephora for OPI put one out awhile ago called It's Real! Which I actually used on a mani here before. The problem I had with it was the flakes were too small. It was pretty, don't get me wrong but it just didn't pack the punch I wanted it to. So I debated getting this Zoya or the OPI Man With the Golden Gun. Both are essentially $30 but I got a sweet discount on this set and ended up paying basically half that for THREE polishes. Do I need another white and black polish? Well...this is the nail art world so the answer to that is yes. I can always use basic colors!! I will say as well that these are exceptionally nice basic polishes. A lot of whites are streaky and take hundreds of coats but Purity does not. Raven is a great one or two coater as well. So onto the mani!!
LOVE. The flakes in Gilty are a mix but mostly larger sized and there is a fine sheen that runs through the polish. On my other hand I did an accent of the white but I didn't love it. I think this is going to be better suited for darker polishes. Another thing to mention is that since it's real gold and not a glitter, it doesn't really SPARKLE in the sun or bright light. It has a glossy shine off it but it's not super duper flashy. I think this will be an awesome addition to holiday nail art for the upcoming season!!
Did you pick up a gold flake topcoat? Did you love it?