Hey guys! Today is the first installment of my new seasonal color trends series and I thought I would kick it off with a gorgeous polish that is a perfect representation of Pantone's color of the year - Emerald. I am a huge green lover, especially this particular shade of green, and Zoya Giovanna is truly stunning. Originally designed for the Zoya/Zang Toi Fall NYFW collaboration, and later released as part of the Casmere & Satin collections.
Please Note: Products shown were purchased by me for my personal use.
Zoya - Giovanna
Giovanna is a metallic emerald green with a shimmery "lit from within" glow. Despite being such an amazing color, the formula was a bit of a problem. As you can see from the pic, it is prone to brush strokes. I have read about applying a matte tc and then a glossy tc to smooth out brush strokes, but have yet to try it out myself. It was also a total pain to apply, unfortunately. The first coat was streaky and I had issues with cuticle drag. A thicker second coat covered everything nicely, though. It is also a major strainer, so be sure to double up on the base coat!
Zoya Giovanna with Pantone Emerald color swatch
In all honesty, and I have said this before, I am willing to over look a crappy formula if the color is amazing. And Giovanna fits the bill. I can guarantee that it will be in heavy rotation this fall/winter.
Are you feeling the Emerald color trend?
Please Note: Products shown were purchased by me for my personal use. For more info, please read my disclaimer.
Zoya Giovanna and the rest of the Cashmere & Satin collection can be found on line. Products retail for $8 a piece.