Simple Manicure

Zoya Bevin

April 21, 2012

I wasn’t sure about this color at first, but it’s really growing on me. :)

I love the colors that Zoya offers but I struggle with what top coat to use. The Zoya Armor top coat has major bubbling issues for me. I’ve tried it multiple times and I just can’t get it right.

So this time I used CND Super Shiney top coat. It seemed to work a little bit better. When I took the above photos, I only had a few bubbles. But over the next hour or so, just like when I used the Zoya top coat, many more bubbles developed. I think next time I’ll use even thinner coats of the polish and allow even more drying time between coats. I suspect that’s the real underlying issue. I’ll have to report back.

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  • Angela April 21, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Hi Kristina,
    I’ve had the same problems before and I realized it from from my basecoat instead! Have you tried a different basecoat? I also have that colour and it’s so perfect for spring and summer =]
    Have a great weekend!

  • Estivalia April 21, 2012 at 9:26 am

    oh, yes, Zoya is so picky with top coats. But they make such awesome colors, I can forgive them >_>

    Luckily I found that the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat (comes in a red bottle) and works beautifully with Zoya :)

  • Kalyn April 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Love this color! Good to know about the top coat! You inspired (convinced hehe) me to go out and get the Sally Hansen cuticle eraser and the Nivea lotion!

  • Kathy Camasso April 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    You inspired me today too; spent a little time and cash at Sally’s on Nail Magic (with a free cuticle oil!) and some pretty colors on sale; just did some sponging and a glitter coat; Fun, fun, fun!

  • Inoka April 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    This color is just splendid!

  • LaurieW April 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Really like this color!