I had a nail setback. I majorly broke one nail, and then I hated having just one short one, so I clipped them all. And as soon as I’d done that, I regretted it, because I really like them better with a bit of length.
Anyway, what’s making me feel better about the whole situation is Zoya Edtya. It’s blackened forest green with tiny gold sparkles, and it’s so dazzling in sunlight that it almost makes it hazardous to drive a car. A lady stopped me in the grocery store to ask what I was wearing.
Forgive the exhaustive photos — I wanted to catch every detail of the sparkle (and of course you can click to view the larger versions).
As with many micro-glitter polishes, the “color” comes off before the sparkle. With a relatively quick application of Zoya Remove, you can take off the green, leaving a layer of “old gold” behind. I briefly considered re-top-coating at this stage, but ultimately decided just to clean my nails off and start again.
Zoya nail polishes are $7 each, big-three free, available online (and sometimes in funny places like Whole Foods).