Some quick swatches today. Although it’s still only July, summer is going fast and fall’s right behind it. Yeah, like that’s news!
I’ve had Anastasia from Zoya for a long time but have never reviewed it. Unfortunately the polish itself doesn’t seem to be available on Zoya’s American site any more, but sometimes popular colors will come back, plus there are sometimes other outlets to buy or swap discontinued polish. If you’re searching for it, the item number is ZP383.
Anastasia was part of the Mystique Collection all the way back from 2006. It’s a warm brownish plum or purple with gold shimmer, very autumnal. The formula was good but a little more sheer than I’ve come to expect from the newer Zoyas. Three coats, no top coat, under filtered bright sunlight:
Really love the color and finish and it’s a great fall color. While it’s a bummer that it’s been discontinued, an alternative shade could be Kalista, which is more brown but still purplish. And we don’t yet know what Zoya’s fall or winter shimmery sets will be. At least I don’t!