In spring 2010 Zoya brought us the Reverie collection, which included six pretty polishes, the stand-out of which was this little gem right here. Adina is a true duochrome, meaning that the color you see is different depending upon the angle at which you're viewing the polish. Sometimes it's a cool-ish purple, and sometimes an almost acidic green. The finish is extremely shimmery, as you can see in the last image. It almost looks like it could be a metallic, but without those ugly brushstrokes. The formula is nice. It looks like it's going to be really sheer on the first coat, but it builds up to complete opacity after only two.
I remember lusting after this one for weeks two years ago. Then when I finally got it I used it once and shoved it in a drawer, which is what happens with most of my polishes. But I'm glad I got this one back out. It's really interesting and beautiful, and I think it looks nice on my short little nails.
After reading the comments on my last post about cuticle treatments, it became clear that Lush's Lemony Flutter is the general favorite. So:
This is my face of trepidation (for having just spent $16.11 on a small tub of lotion) and excitement (for having just spent $16.11 on a small tub of [magic?] lotion)
I'll let you all know how my cuticles are doing after I've been using it for a few weeks.
Anyway, anyone else feel like waxing poetic about Zoya Adina? If not, then what's your favorite duochrome?