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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Swatched: Zoya Wednesday and Comparison

Some time ago, when Zoya's summer collection- Beach & Surf- was released there seemed to be a fair bit of buzz around a particular colour: Wednesday. I didn't quite get all the hubub... have we not seen enough green/blue turquoise ladies? Ugh. Then I ended up getting Wednesday in one of my subscription boxes (Glossybox, I think) and immediately wished it could have been any other shade. But, being the polish lover that I am, I had to give it a swatch, and maybe... just maybe change my mind. At least a little bit. Let's take a look...

Zoya Wednesday

Wednesday is a green/blue teal cream, but it has a bit of dustiness, giving it a more antiqued look. I am kind of a sucker for dusty shades, I don't know what it is, but I love a bit of dust. The dustiness gives this shade it's identity, without it Wednesday would just be another turquoise cream polish in an already over done category.

 Zoya Wednesday, China Glaze For Audrey, Nicole by OPI My Lifesaver, Essie Turquoise & Caicos 

Zoya Wednesday, China Glaze For Audrey, Nicole by OPI My Lifesaver, Essie Turquoise & Caicos

After initially 'poo-ooing' Wednesday, and then realizing the error of my ways, I still had to compare it to a few (yes, I have more than these...) of the other turquoise(ish) shades in my collection.

China Gaze For Audrey is the grandmother of the turquoise craze, and is lighter and cleaner than Wednesday. My Lifesaver is close to For Audrey, but a bit more green and a bit brighter. Turquoise & Caicos looks similar to the others in the bottle, but applies with much more green than any of the others.

While I really don't think anyone needs this much variation in their collection, each shade is unique (no dupes here) and I owe Wednesday an apology, because, I do kind of love her now. Did you pick up this shade? Are you over turquoise polishes showing up in collections?

Availability: Zoya, $8, 0.5oz  (no international shipping), Nail Polish Canada, $8.75

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