Hello gentle readers.
Today I have for you Zoya Fei Fei. This is a beautiful blue jelly base packed with multichrome shimmer that shifts gold, green, bronze, pink, purple, blue. This polish is beautiful, my friends. Simply beautiful.
I applied two coats then Seche Vite. I should have applied two coats, this polish is a touch thirsty and when it fully dried, was slightly textured and could have used a second coat. I did get some tip pull, as you can see. My nails were very short in these photos and I couldn't wrap my tips and Seche Vite causes Zoya to shrink on me a bit. I really need to remember to pick up some Posche to use with my Zoya polishes.
Wanna see pictures? I am warning you, now. They kind of suck. I am sorry. My camera blows and I am doing my best with it but yeah... Until I can afford a new one, I must muddle through with what I have.
Zoya Fei Fei has the formula of happiness. Pretty much freaking perfect. Smooth, even tho it is shimmer packed goodness. Easy to apply, easy to control. This polish sits sweetly down where it is placed, flows gently off the brush and smooths up the nail without dragging, streaking or bubbling. Two coats and it is opaque and perfect. Dry time is fab. It is a little thirsty so an extra coat of top coat is in order for a beautiful, glossy, glassy shine.
If this polish looks familiar, it came out at around the same time as OPI On Her Majesty's Secret Service. You can see my post on that polish here. I thought that since they looked similar, I'd do a quick comparison of the two.
In the photograph below is OPI On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Zoya Fei Fei. As you can see, The Zoya is a little lighter, a little more blue, the OPI is a little deeper toned, has a bit of grey in the base.
Here they are on a nail wheel. Again, apologies for the crappy photo quality... It isn't showing what I need it to show. The bases are different, the shimmer is very much alike. I did notice that there is a bit more gold and green in the OPI and the Zoya has a stronger pink and purple shift when you move it to and fro.
Obviously, these two polishes are not dead on dupes but they are very close and if you own one, in my opinion, it isn't crucial that you have the other. Unless you are just a nut like that. And, if you are reading this blog, you probably are a nut like that. And I totally get that. I have both, after all.
So, gentle reader. What say you about Zoya Fei Fei? Do you own it? Love it? Do you own the OPI instead? In addition? Please do tell.
Thank you so much for popping in and reading. Have a terrific day and may your polish never bubble.
Zoya Fei Fei With a Bonus Comparison
Posted by Erika Costello at 6:00 AM
Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.