Zoya Pasha… (and In Praise Of The Humble Teabag)
Imagine this. Kicking off your heels after a night on the town. Or a thunderstorm on a humid day. Or a hug from a loved one. Or a gin and tonic (with loads of lime) in the sun. Or being all curled up on the sofa, drinking hot chocolate in front of an old film.
Essentially, it makes me feel safe, comfortable and relaxed. I knew I was going to like it, in fact, I fully expected to love it, and thankfully I was not disappointed.
After patching up my nail break (more on that later), I needed two things from my polish. 1) something that could cover the patch, and 2) something I wouldn’t get bored of over a few days, as dealing with the great big crack in my nail means I won’t be able to change my polish so much til it grows out a bit.
I’m sooo glad I chose Pasha. It is utterly, absolutely perfect in every way, shape and form. A pink-toned taupe, it has this amazing silver glimmer (not glitter) running all the way through it. It has that luscious melted chocolate glossy effect and I could not love it more.
It makes me feel happy and content. Much as I love my colours, and a lot of you will probably find this boring, it is totally me (not that I’m boring – I hope – but you know what I mean).
Here’s a little close-up. You can’t really see the sheen here but the colour is pretty true to life. A great pink/brown hybrid.
Application was perfect. As I’ve experienced with previous Zoya products, I barely need to do any cleanup as the brush just hugs the contours of your cuticles. This was three coats, and with a blob of Seche Vite was dry in under ten minutes. Ahhhhhhhh.
No – not that kind of teabag —->
I don’t think he’d be very interested in helping me out with a broken nail. Mind you, he’s got enough to worry about, what with only having one hand, and all.
No, I mean this kind of teabag. As a side note, I can’t stand tea. The smell of it goes straight through me and I’ve never been able to take more than a sip. What, an English girl who doesn’t like tea? Well, it’s true.
Anyway, whilst googling for silk wrap kits yesterday, I found a couple of articles where people had used the paper from a teabag to bond a broken nail. Yeah, right. But I was desperate and so decided to give it a go.
I painted on a layer of Nail Envy and when it was still wet, layered a small amount of paper I’d trimmed to about 1 x 1.5 cms widthways onto the break. It stuck, so I added another one lengthways to reinforce it so it looked like a + shape. Then, I cut a final piece and wrapped it over the break and under the free edge, gluing it to the underside of my nail with a dab of glue.
It looked horrendous to start with but suddenly improved. You can barely tell it’s there apart from a teeny tiny bump that isn’t visible from a distance. In fact, scroll back up and check out the vertical bottle shot. Bet you didn’t even notice!
It’s been mega hard all day and I’ve been bashing away at the keyboard like nothing’s wrong. In fact, I’m not even sure I need the silk wrap kit I’ve ordered now!
So, just because I won’t be changing my polish daily over the next week or two doesn’t give you an excuse from stopping by. Sheenie and I have lots of other Nice Things to bring you, so stay tuned!