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
Casey at CaseyLane Loves Polish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Erin at Paint Those Piggies