Thursday, March 19, 2009

NOTD - Zoya Kalista

I had to slip into something more comfortable after Zoya Tangy and for me, comfy means vampy! Kalista is a subdued vampy, but still vampy.

The Color: Kalista is a brown/red with shimmer. It reminds me of China Glaze X a bit, but without the bronzey cast. It's similar to Lippmann Bitches Brew, but not nearly as red or as pretty. It's a bit like OPI Espresso Your Style but not as brown. The point is I don't view Kalista as "unique" and I think you could user her as a substitute to many other colors. it's also not as exciting as any of those other colors.

The Formula: Opaque in two coats. I was worried - the first one went on streaky but the second turned out nice.

The Wear: I had quite a bit of tip wear, as you can see, overnight. I don't know if this is due to the polish or my nail condition. Probably the latter.

The Bottom Line: I would get Kalista if you're trying to substitute it for a similar limited edition color. Other than that, she has a pretty name but isn't really all that special.

You can purchase Kalista from Zoya.