Friday, June 23, 2017

Zoya - Kaufda

     Happy Friday everyone! I hope your week went well and that you get to enjoy the weekend. I don't have a lot of plans, except to work on a lot of swatching and try to get ahead on blog posts. For those of you who follow me on snapchat  (I'm lustrouslacquer if you want to add me) you got a full preview of all the polish I have piling up to review, I also posted a glimpse on Instagram. I tend to post a lot of behind the scenes stuff on snapchat so if you're interested feel free to add me. But enough pimping of my social media let's get to the real reason you're here, the polish! Today I'm sharing one of Zoya's classic colors Kaufda which was released in late 2009 or early 2010. I haven't been able to narrow down a specific date or collection for this online. If you know please let me know in the comments.


     Kaufda is a rustic coppery orange polish with golden shimmer. I've had my bottle for about 4 years and didn't really mix it up well before using which may have caused the formula to be thin. I'll have to give it a good mixing and try it again to be sure.


     The application process was surprisingly easy and even considering the polish was so thin. The first coat was on the sheer side but more opaque than I was expecting and completely even and full opacity was reached with 2 coats. Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat.

     Like all shimmer finishes, Kaufda suffers from brushstrokes and is unforgiving when it comes to nail imperfections. A good top coat helps to hide some of this but sadly not all of it.


     I think the golden shimmer really helps illuminate the polish adding warmth and depth. Kaufda really is a gorgeous color and really fun to wear during the summer. It's definitely one I'll be sporting on my toes in the near future.

     Sadly Kaufda is no longer available from Zoya but you might get lucky if you search some destashes. I do have some good news though, Zoya is currently running a promotion! It's Buy 3 Get 3 free with code 3Color. This promotion is valid until 7/7/17 at 11:59 pm EST. Let me know what's on your lemming list from Zoya in the comments. As always Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

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