Sophistifunk with Zoya Sophisticates

I thought I'd already published this post, but the nail art only made it to Instagram...oops!

The nail art today walks the line between sophisticated and completely gaudy. So I've dubbed it "sophistifunk" (in honor of Outkast). Makes sense for the collection from Zoya I'm reviewing today - Sophisticates.

Sophistifunk by Nailed It @ www.blognailedit.co

I used Tabitha and Gal from Sophisticates for the colors in this look. Then, over Gal I used a black from Konad to stamp the reptilian pattern with the Winstonia W101 plate. Finally, I cut and laid this small gold chain around the edges of the stamped nails to top off the gaud. I'm really curious about everyones' opinions on this...gaudy or nah?

Regardless of how you feel about the nail art look, the Sophisticates collection has a color for everyone, so let's take a look at the swatches.

Zoya - Beth
Zoya - Beth
Beth (2 coats) is definitely unique and sophisticated. It's a pretty mauve with a rose gold shimmer.

Zoya - Elaine
Zoya - Elaine
Elaine (2 coats) is a cool, dark chocolate brown. It's silky smooth, like most of the cremes in this collection.

Zoya - Gal
Zoya - Gal
Gal (2 coats) is a metallic, almost like a tarnished green silver. There are flecks of gold sprinkled throughout as well.

Zoya - Hadley
Zoya - Hadley
Hadley (2 coats) is a smooth and super dark teal denim creme.

Zoya - Hera
Zoya - Hera
Hera (2 coats) is a cheerful yet muted medium rosy creme. When I say "medium", I mean it's not too light, not too dark.

Zoya - Joni
Zoya - Joni
Joni (2 coats) leaves the rosy realm that Hera inhabits, leaning more deep mauve. Like the others, the creme is super smooth.

Zoya - McKenna
Zoya - McKenna 
McKenna (2 coats) is a medium cool nude with a slight pearl finish. VERY slight, but there nonetheless. (You can see it best in the vertical lines along my ring finger in the image.)

Zoya - Mona
Zoya - Mona
Mona (2 coats) is a beautiful, rich, dark maroon creme.

Zoya - Padma
Zoya - Padma
Padma (2 coats) is the darker sister of Hera. It's a little more of a red-tinged dark rosy creme.

Zoya - Presley
Zoya - Presley
Presley (2 coats) might be a new favorite neutral for me. It's a light-medium mauve creme. I thought it would look terrible on me, but its softness was stunning after all.

Zoya - Tabitha
Zoya - Tabitha
Tabitha (2 coats) inspired the nail art for Sophisticates. Its dark, forest green metallic finish reminded me of dragon scales, so the sophistifunk nail art was born.

Zoya - Yvonne
Zoya - Yvonne
Finally, Yvonne (2 coats) is a dark, brickish red creme polish.

Regardless of how you feel about the nail art, Sophisticates should definitely spike interested in some. Whether you're a creme addict or a metallic junkie, there's a color for everyone. Pick up your favorite from Zoya.com here!

1 comment :

  1. Oh wow i came here because it reminds me of GOT hahahaha help me xD!
    I really like your manicure, its different! And i love that Hadley color veeeery very much <3

    Hugs from Spain!

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