Saturday, August 25, 2012

Zoya FeiFei

Happy Caturday night :)  I'm back from my brother-in-law's overnight 30th birthday bash, which was sooo much fun.  C and I took a two and a half hour nap once we got home, and now we're in full chill the heck out mode.  I picked up Zoya FeiFei Friday afternoon and that's what I wore on my nails for the occasion.  
 Let me start out by saying that everything you've heard about FeiFei's complete awesomeness is true.  It is unique and slightly edgy, not beautiful by conventional standards but highly, highly intriguing.  I used two coats.



FeiFei is a dark, steely, cadet blue jelly base packed with every color shimmer under the sun. 
If you've got this one, and you're anything like me, you picked it up based on the accolades and not the photos.  FeiFei's fine in photos, but not mindblowing.  You know when a person's not really photogenic, but in real life they're a total knockout?  That's FeiFei, to me.  Its beauty is undeniable, but highly uncapturable.  I tried. 
And, because I'm falling behind in Gosia's ABC challenge, I'm going to temporarily rename this one Viola, after the heroine in my favorite Shakespearean comedy, Twelfth Night.  Viola's a shipwrecked gal posing as a boy for protection in an unknown world, whose androgynous charm creates an entertainingly messy love triangle between the Duke she ends up working for and the woman the Duke wishes to pursue.  Androgynous charm totally fits, I think. ;)

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  1. Ahh, I ordered this the other night, and based on your description I can't wait to try it out!

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    1. Awesome, Kelly! I can honestly say you won't be disappointed. Zoya outdid themselves with this one. ;)

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  2. My bestie just ordered this, I can wait to see it in person!!

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    1. It's, like, ridiculous how cool this one looks in real life. <3

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  3. This color is so interesting to me-- very unusual! Looks great on you!

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    1. Thanks, Cat! :) It is unusual, and totally creative. It makes me wonder how the folks at Zoya arrived at such a concept, to be honest-- multicolored shimmer in a cadet blue base. It sounds so odd but looks so neat. ;)

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  4. So pretty! One of my favs from Zoya's fall collections! And I think you did a great job in capturing its beauty. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Aw, thanks, Yun :) I'm on my third day wearing it and I still keep staring at my nails. ;)

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  5. Shoot, if I would have seen this before I made my Zoya order, this would have been on it. This is so awesome!! Glad you had a good time the other night - you deserved it:)

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    1. It's not too late!!! lol. And thanks :) It really was a nice little getaway.

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  6. Ooh you finally got it for yourself!!! I totally agree with you, it's impossible to capture the whole dimension of this polish!! Looks lovely on yu!!

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    1. Thanks, Gosia! It is a funny little creature. It might be my favorite Zoya, now. ;)

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  7. I've been seeing this color around the web for a bit, it looks great on you!

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    1. Thanks, Cee :) Yes, it is quite the blogger darling at the moment, lol. ;)

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  8. I have this one and it is untried. It is so pretty and I also think it's pretty unique! Looks great on you!

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    1. Thanks, A! You totally need to try it! And post about it, of course. ;) I'm excited to see how you wear it!

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  9. These are fantastic swatches!

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  10. I didn't want this polish until I saw your swatches! This is such a pretty color but I'm terrified of those pesky Zoya shimmer bits! Haha

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    1. Yeah... An unhealthy amount of acetone seems to be the only thing that'll take care of it quickly, lol. It bugs me far less than glitter removal, though, and this color's so great that I can tolerate a little residual shimmer. ;)

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  11. This was on my Zoya BOGO list. I was gonna order it tonight, then their site crashed. *sigh* No Fei Fei for me! :( Looks gorgeous on you!

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    1. NOOOO!!! Don't give up, yet. FeiFei is worth fighting for. ;D

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