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Zoya Indigo's Secret Micro Holo + Bonus Glitter

Here today we have a polish I've been meaning to swatch for a while: Zoya Indigo.  I grabbed this one as soon as I saw it as it has everything I like in a polish - blue, duochrome and with a smattering of tiny holo particles.  On the nail, however, it wasn't earth-shattering.  Sure, it's a really nice navy and sure, application was easy at two coats but the micro glitter was really lost on application.  Sure, you can see one or two tiny glints but it just doesn't match up to the bottle, which is disappointing.  If you're looking for a nice new navy though, you could do a lot worse.

    As I had a little time on my hands, I thought I'd see what this looked like with some real holo glitter on top.  I received American Apparel Light Year from a promotion a while back and thought I'd see how it looked with the Zoya.  Super sparkly on but there's something bothers me a little about this.  The application was good too - what you see below is one coat - but it's just a little meh.  

Oh well, I still <3 Indigo.









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  1. This is so pretty!! I really like Indigo! I actually prefer that it has only a little bit of sparkle in it. Me wants!! XD :D

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