Zoya Charla – is a jaw dropping gorgeous mermaid teal sparkle shimmer polish infused with a TON of teal and silver glass flecks. This was originally released in Zoya’s Summer Sparkle Collection 2010 and I bought every last one of them because at the time I had never seen a shimmer, sparkle in glass flecks before, when I saw swatches online – I.needed.them.in.my.life lol. It was so hard trying to capture the beauty of this polish and I took A LOT of photos of it for some eye candy so you can judge for yourself. I think a while back I did a post on Zoya’s Zuza and I mentioned I might like that polish better than Charla – I’m going to have to eat my words because I am in LOVE with this polish. It had been so long since I wore it, I forgot how gorgeous, complex and eye catching it really is! While Zuza is a beauty as well, Charla is in a category of her own!
This formula on these Sparkle finishes are so amazing – I nicked it while drying and because of the amount of glass flecks in it, you honestly can’t tell at all! I can’t get enough – I have been admiring my nails since applying it and I am in awe of my stupidity that I have left this sitting in my collection for much too long since the last manicure I had with it. I do have a love for teal polishes but this one really looks amazing on my warm based skin tone and with a tan – see ya later! this looks breath-taking!
The formula was amazing – two coats and it was opaque, it dried on average but the best part was applying the top coat to see this baby shine like a movie star! So this is a little off topic but I promise it ties into this polish – I love dark polishes because it looks polished, trendy etc but it’s hard to find a “dark” summer polish that isn’t a Fall or Winter shade, does that make any sense? lol. This is what I would consider a dark summer shade because its bright enough to be summery but dark enough that it will stand out against your skin tone – I hope that makes some sort of sense.
I am seriously in LOVE with this polish and I am stunned that I haven’t seen more people talk about it – if I were a mermaid, this would be my fish tail – I honestly think you will love it as much as I do, so this polish is getting HELL YEAH status from me. Pick it up – as a nail polish collector, you really need to see it in order to believe it!