As you should know, Jilltastic Nail Designs hosts "Try It On Tuesdays", where you have to use an untried polish in your stash and post it to her wall on Tuesday. I made it just in time!
I also saw that Lustrous Lacquer is starting an Alphabet Challenge, where you pick out polishes beginning with that week's letter. I think they're supposed to be untrieds, but I need to double check. I love that we will only do a letter once per week, which allows plenty of time to do the challenge mani, and also gives you the chance to do other stuff too!
So, I picked out Zoya's "Adina". She fits the bill for both purposes. I've been wanting to try her for a while now. She's a beautiful shade of purple which flashes to green. Sorry, but these crappy pics do nothing to capture the beauty:
I tried enhancing this one to show the green flash, but it is still so hard to see:
"Adina" went on smoothly in 2 thin coats. I added a 3rd coat, but I didn't need to. Also for this mani, I used the whole Zoya colorlock system, which starts with a swipe of "Remove", then "Anchor" base coat, your color, then "Armor" topcoat. I used some NOPI fast-dry drops, though. However, as you can see on the edges, most noticeably on the middle & ring fingers, the polish wrinkled b/c I wasn't patient enough before I got on with my life :-(. I just can't do a non fast-dry top coat. So, sorry "Armor", but I'm going back to my good ol' Seche Vite.
This polish is so beautiful in person! If you can, getcha some!