Zoya’s Suvi review

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  • Manufacturer: Zoya/Art of Beauty
  • Availability: originally released in October 2008 as part of Zoya's Downtown collection
  • Color Range: metallic blackened emerald shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$6USD$7USD$8USD$9 for 15 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
  • Similar shades: China Glaze's Jolly Holly (same shade of green; not quite so blackened)
Zoya’s Suvi

This color definitely needs two coats before it's opaque - in any way, shape, or form. It's watery, like <a href=”/such/obsessive/addictions/zoyas_ki/”>Ki</a>; but two coats gives you opacity and three coats (thin coats, but three of them) gives you a gorgeous blackened green shimmer. One coat will get you a thin dark-emerald wash of color. Two coats, and you'll start to see what this will be when it's applied. Three coats…et voila, you've got the full effect.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of Zoya's Suvi

When I purchased this color, it was $6 per bottle. Sometime in summer 2010, Zoya upped their per-bottle price to $7…but by making your wish-list and being patient, you can catch their sales and get a better per-bottle price. This color is quite similar to <a href=”/such/obsessive/addictions/china_glazes_jolly_holly/”>China Glaze's Jolly Holly</a>, so if you want a deep metallic green and already have Jolly Holly, you probably don't need this color. If you missed out on Jolly Holly and really want it, then by all means, Suvi will make you a very happy panda. Just be aware that, like all Zoya polishes, this is not thick enough to use for nail stamping. (That's why I don't feel at all bad about having both: I've got one for straight manis, and one for manis OR nail art.) Another reason to possibly get both: Jolly Holly is thicker. Much thicker. Two coats and I started getting close to the point where the polish would collect around my cuticles and be that much easier to peel off…which isn't good. Three coats of Suvi is less thick on the nail than two coats of Jolly Holly, and when coupled with Zoya's Anchor (base coat) and Armor (top coat), the manicure lasted five days with no dings or tip wear.

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