Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Zoya Sansa

This week's Twinsie Tuesday theme has us doing manis inspired by a book. I love reading and, along with doing my nails, it's one of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day! When I first saw this theme on the TT schedule, I had some sort of awesome idea for it that I remember being very excited about. But then a few weeks passed and...well...I kinda forgot just what that idea was. D'oh!

So instead, I decided to showcase Zoya Sansa from the new Ignite Collection. While this polish is absolutely lovely, as a fan of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series (and of course, its TV adaptation, a little show you might have heard of called Game of Thrones), I really bought it for the name. If you haven't read the books or seen the show, Sansa Stark is the eldest daughter of the Stark family, the nobility in the north of Westeros. She starts off as a very naive young girl who loves fairy tales and dreams of being a proper royal lady. But as she is exposed to the political intrigues and personal manipulations unfolding all around her, she becomes a power player in her own right.

Sansa the polish is a deep shade of eggplant purple with intense gold shimmer. It's very dark, to the point that it would look almost black in some lights, if it wasn't for that gold shimmer being there to really warm up the base color. I think a rich, regal purple mixed with a healthy dose of darkness is the perfect summation of Sansa's character arc in the series so far.



The formula here is excellent. Sansa is very nearly a one-coater, although I did wind up using two coats. For me, the shimmer is what makes this polish. I love how vibrant it is and it catches the light beautifully! Zoya really does make some of the best shimmers in the business, if you ask me!


So that's about it from me today. While I love Zoya Sansa, I'm sure my fellow Twinsies will have some more creative takes on this week's theme. I can't wait to see what books everyone chose!


Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Anna at Going to the Showing
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision

23 comments:

  1. Nice colour and I love that shimmer :-)

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    1. Thanks Ananka! The shimmer is AMAZING!

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  2. Love this polish! I can't wait for them to arrive!

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    1. Thanks Tiffany! The whole collection looks really beautiful. Along with Sansa, I also picked up Remy, which looks STUNNING!

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    1. Thanks Bridget! Such a fantastic series, isn't it?

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  4. Very pretty shimmer! I've never watched GOT, but my hubby loves it. A little to gruesome for my tastes.

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    1. Thanks Lakeisha! I know what you mean, it can be pretty gratuitous so it's not for everyone. My mom can't watch it, the violence is a little too much for her.

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  5. This is such a unique color, at least to me that is. It's really pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! I think so too. I don't have another purple like it!

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  6. That is a deep and rich color. Makes me want fall to come now.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! And yes, I felt the same way when I was wearing it!

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  7. Love your take on the theme! Great color and I LOVE Sansa!!!!

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    1. Thanks Casey! I love Sansa too. I know a lot of people find her character annoying, but I love the transformation she undergoes. I always looked forward to her chapters because I think the books do a great job of writing her character in a "voice" that seems authentic and does a good job of conveying who she is and what her dreams are.

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  8. Gah, I can't wait to wear this this fall!

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  9. This polish is gorgeous on you!! Love the shimmer in it!

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  10. Awesome polish for this TT! It looks amazing!

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