Saturday, June 9, 2012

Zoya Gemma and Tracie Comparison and Promo Alert!

Greetings, dear readers!  I have another swatch comparison I wanted to share with you today.  I was curious just how similar Zoya's Gemma and Tracie were to each other, so I decided to test it out.  When the bottles are next to each other, you can clearly see some differences.  Gemma is a little darker and has hints of blue and pink sparkle while Tracie is brighter and has a silver frostiness to it.  The difference is much more noticeable when on the nail.  I used 2 coats of both Tracie and Gemma.

Tracie - Gemma - Tracie - Gemma
In the Shade
Tracie - Gemma - Tracie - Gemma
In the Sun

These are both beautiful colours, and I love that the blue and purple shimmer seen in the Zoya bottle is still seen on the nail.  It drives me crazy when I pick up a polish because it looks amazing in the bottle but the effect is lost on the nail.  Actually, crazy isn't the right word: it mades me down right angry.  I feel like it is false advertising.  Anyhoo, these colours are beautiful, and I actually like wearing them together like this.  Tracie adds the nice brightness to my nails while Gemma works to reign it in and keep the brightness from being too over the top.  In true Zoya fashion, the formula was superb, and I am really glad that I stumbled upon the brand several months ago.  You can find some Zoya colours at Ulta stores, but the best place to find them it at the Zoya website.  I strongly encourage you to check it out today and tomorrow BECAUSE Zoya is having a promo starting at 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time on Monday, June 11th (that 9:01 PM on Sunday, June 10th for us Pacific Standard Timers!)  Enter code ZPIN3 when you checkout with any order in the coupon code field located in your cart, and receive a trio of mini Zoya bottles of Zuza, Myrta, and Kimber.  Only 2,000 trios are being made available, so you will want to have your Zoya account created in advance and be ready to enter the code and submit right at 12:01 EST.  Zoya terms and conditions (no longer in fine print): Normal shipping and handling fees apply, Trios available while supplies last, Continental US only, limit one promotion per account, not valid with other codes or promos, orders with promo codes are not eligible for returns or exchanges, Zoya is not responsible for address or credit card errors made by the consumer, code must be entered at time of purchase, please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery if volume warrants it.  I love the Zoya products, and I can tell you from experience that their customer service is top notch.  I had a bottle break during shipment, and they replaced it for me immediately without any hesitation.  I love this company!

I think I have rambled enough today, and I am STARVING!  I hope you all enjoy your day!  Any fun weekend plans?


  1. Tracie looks so pretty on you!

    1. Thanks, Sara! I wasn't sure that I would like Tracie, but I loved it! :)


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