This is Tru, which is a grape-colored purple, but it's deeper than that. Not only is it saturated, it has shimmer to it! The website says the shimmer reflects gold, orange and red, and from what I can tell that's probably pretty accurate, though I see more red than anything. I tried blurring the pictures some, but really I guess you can only tell the shimmer from the bottle pic in that last shot, which actually shows all of the shimmer! I just loved taking pictures with this one.
Then there's Cho. Now, I seem to keep collecting nude polishes, but they're always pink toned. Cho is an opaque nude. I was shocked! this is completely opaque in two coats, how cool is that? Cho basically looks like my skin on my nails. Now, let me just say that I don't tan. Not like I haven't tried or that I won't or that I'm a freak about sunblock, (I am) but my whole lifetime of trying to tan has just left me sore and befreckled. This color is my nude =] I love it so. It has really fine silvery shimmer in it, I love that added bonus. Not only is it a super awesome nude, it's got super awesome shimmer! I have no idea why I love nudes soooo much, but after Cho, I am definitely diving deeper into the nudey pool on the nudey beach =] (kidding) But I will be grabbing up some more beige colors from now on, just to have the variety. =]
Of course I couldn't just leave those manis be!
For my Tru, I did the same thing, only changing up the ring fingers. I sponged some CG Fast Track onto the tips, and then Maybelline Bold Gold (I think that's what it was..) on top of that. Then I used my cheeky plate with a little star design, and stamped twice using the gold color, so that it would fill up the rest of the nail space.
For my second Tru mani, I went over my ring finger with NYC Starry Silver Glitter with a sponge. I don't remember but I think I did two layers of sponging on that. I doubt I will ever use a polish brush to apply glitters ever again! This glitter is freaking awesome! I did not realize the glitter was holographic until I saw the pics. It just looks like a light lavender purple and the darker blue circular glitter pieces (as well as super full of fine silver glittery goodness!) But here you can see more, a darker purple, a lighter blue, and a green. I also found another picture that shows red and yellow. Again, i tried to blur that pic so that everything could get caught up in the light. I fail.
All of these manis and swatches are done with a coat of Gelous as base coat, then Topped off with Poshe.
I love these colors! I think if I had to I would pick up Skylar also from this collection, but I would much rather explore other collections since I am still verrrry new to Zoya. One thing I know for sure, I NEED Zoya Zuza. soo pretty!
My Birchbox should be here soon! A few days ago I got an e-mail saying it was shipped, which I thought was weird since they normally go out on the 10th of every month, and that was like the 6th or something when I got that...and there still isn't any tracking info up yet! Yes, I track my packages, I track them ferociously. Gotta know when my babies are comin' home!
Have a great day =]