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Check, Please: Zoya Electra and Storm

I'm still working my way through the Zoya Ornate Collection. Today I have Zoya Electra, a silvery, holographic bar glitter, and Storm, a full-coverage holographic black. These are both beautiful polishes. I haven't been a fan of bar glitter in the past, but Electra reminds me of Christmas Tree tinsel...so big points for that! Today's mani is a checkerboard pattern.

Zoya Electra and Storm Check (work / play / polish)

I started with a base of Zoya Purity (a clean white that you can win as part of my Gilty Pleasures Trio Giveaway!) Then added two coats of Electra. Next I taped off the first row of checks, polished a generous coat of Storm and immediately removed the tape. I repeated this three times (once for each row of checks). After each step, I used a coat of Seche Vite. This sped up the time I had to wait before taping again.

Zoya Electra and Storm Check (work / play / polish)

Zoya Electra and Storm Check (work / play / polish)

After I was finished, this mani was rock solid! I chuckled as I recalled all the layers: Base Coat, Purity, Electra, Electra, Seche Vite, [Storm, Seche Vite], [Storm, Seche Vite], [Storm, Seche Vite]. Only 11 coats! No wonder it had a glassy finish! I wore these nails out to dinner and they were constantly noticed!

Zoya Electra and Storm Check (work / play / polish)