Monday, March 4, 2013

Manicure Monday: Zoya Rica


Hello my lovelies! Today I wanted to paint a bit of sunshine back in my life because sadly I've been sick with some kind of coughy, congesty, fatiguing lameness that has kept me from being my usual productive self. You know what? Nails I can do even while sick! Nobody sees the bags under my eyes or reddened nose when it's just pics of my nails, and BOY does Zoya Rica lift my mood! 


Rica is a polish I recently purchased from one of Zoya's promotions for "3 free polishes" where you just have to pay for shipping, which comes to around $12. $4 for each polish is definitely not a bad deal considering they are usually $8 each. Whenever these deals come around I find myself Googling swatches like a mad woman on a mission and Rica stood out from the crowd and called to me. I'm perfect for Spring! I'm like a tropical drink on the beach! I'm SPARKLY! I didn't need too much convincing. ;)


This color is a tangerine glass-flecked polish which has glowing pink-to-yellow effect depending on how the light hits it. In the shade it flattens and shows more of a true orange with orange microshimmer throughout, but in the sun or in bright lights the gold-glinting brightness really shines though. I loooove multi-dimensional polishes like this! Here I used Seche Clear base coat, 3 thin coats of Zoya Rica, and Seche Vite top coat.


Hopefully this happy shade will kick the sick out of my system this week along with lots of hot tea and rest, which I am going to do right now!

Readers, do you wear certain colors when you are sick? What is your go-to polish mood lifter? Let me know in the comments! 



42 comments:

  1. This color is the perfect color!! LOVE IT!
    xx
    http://the-astyle.blogspot.com/

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  2. Reminds me of fire. Stunning! :D

    http://shinyglitterthings.blogspot.co.at/

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  3. Looks so tropical! definitely a pick me up colour~ get well soon, Jen!


    LIVE.IN.LOVE ✞


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  4. Ahh, very Girl-on-Fire-ish shade! I love it! :D

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  5. Wow, beautiful color! lovelovelove

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  6. i'm sick right now and this blogpost lifted my mood up! I don't do my nails when sick, i can't stand the idea of having the scent of it... Nor will I apply it neatly when sick...

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  7. wow, such a beautiful colour. reminds me of a beautiful sunset :)

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  8. oh my, I love everything sparkly! this one is like the most glittering nail polish I've ever seen swatched <33 Btw, I miss your make-up vlog ;^;

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  9. This is such a perfect colour for summer !
    But unfortunately there is still snow outside... T^T

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  10. This shade is amazing how did I not know this existed????

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  11. Sorry to hear you're sick TT
    I hope you get well very soon!!

    Three coats is a lot but this is a beautiful color.
    It gives more a Summer impression than a Spring one for me.
    Spring...I want you to come~~~

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  12. oh la la~~ looks beautiful! Very different color from any others I've seen!

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  13. What a gorgeous colour! I hope you feel better soon! it depends what kinda ill I am on how I cheer myself up. Luckily spring is around the corner! That makes me happy at least ;) x

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  14. I love the color! It is so tropical and sunny looking <3

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  15. aww sorry to hear you are sick! i absolutely hate being sick so i truly sympathize when others are under the weather. glad you have a pick me up. as for myself, i don't ever do my nails when sick. i think i'm too focused on trying to not feel poopy. get better soon!

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  16. I really love this color! It's so fun! I also took advantage of the "3 free polish" promotion around New Years, and I believe I picked up Gabrielle, and it reminds me of Rica a little bit, but a lighter shade of tangerine. I love it! <3 I hope you feel better soon Jen, eat plenty of soup, drink tons of water and get lots of sleep! ^__^

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  17. this makes me think of sunsets and beautiful sunsets make me think of vacation, so...thank you for that!

    http://shortandsweetjoy.blogspot.com

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  18. I love this polish - it's gorgeous!

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  19. Wow this polish looks so beautiful! So perfect so the warmer seasons :)

    dreamdustx

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  20. lovely colour, I have been on hunt for the perfect peach colour myself :D

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  21. Oh my goodness that is so beautiful! When I'm sick I also gravitate towards glitter polishes. :) Butter London's Rosie Lee is a definite mood lifter!

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    1. I'll have to check that one out!

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  22. Loveee this color!!!

    xox Ash,
    My online beauty store: OneStopBeautyShop

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  23. Wow thanks for reviewing a Zoya! I actually bought Sienna and Roxy based on your previous posts on them at a beauty trade fair in my country Singapore... looks like Rica will be next on my list!

    Get well soon!

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  24. I have been doing the same lately with being sick and still doing my nails. I have been using China Glaze's Turned up Turquoise to lift my mood. I love turquiose colors!

    This definitely looks like a great color. Will be looking out for Rica!

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  25. This is the prettiest glitter polish I have ever seen! Love the combination of colors!

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  26. What a trooper you are, when I'm ill I don't do anything! Loving this colour at the moment xoxo

    Fashions Beauty

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  27. this color is so pretty! it totally looks like a sunset on your nails <3

    Maggie
    lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com

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  28. Jen: Have you tried nail polishes from Skinfood or Vapour Beauty? I'm trying to find good products -- not just cosmetics but also skincare -- that are natural, organic for my sensitive skin. I also have contact dermatitis as well. Thanks!

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  29. I love wearing bright colours all year round even in winter because it makes me feel so warm and fluffy whenever I look at my nails! I especially love the colours that Natio have. It's an Australian brand so I don't know if you can get it in the states.

    X
    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com

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  30. Reminds of me of Sephora OPI's Once a Cheetah, except more grapefruit, and therefore better D: (at least in your picture). Gorgeous color--it doesn't really match with most of my clothes but whenever I put it on I just stare at my nails all the time.

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  31. Wow I love the little golden flecks in this polish. Must try it out! :)

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  32. OMG, this colour is absolutely stunning! the orange colour is so tropical and the metallic sheen adds a great punch xo
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    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  33. This is such a pretty color!

    xo kerker
    Beauty & Things

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  34. Love this color! So pretty! :)

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  35. This is a beauuutiful color!! So perfect for summer. Definitely going out to purchase this soon ;)

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  36. omg i am head over heels in love with this color. cant wait to grab one :)

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