Monday, April 15, 2013

OPI Bond Girls: Honey Ryder and Zoya Pixie Dust: Solange

Honey Ryder purchased by me
Solange sent for review

Since these two collections arrived on my doorstep within a day of each other, and I was excited for both, I decided to swatch them in pairs.  Then I decided that some of the Zoya colors might be closer to the OPI/Mariah Carey colors, and so this is going to be a week of compare and contrast on textured polishes (and it might spill over into next week, too).   Pictures and reviews after the jump.

Honey Ryder is a foil-ish cool-toned gold with lots of sparkle.  Because it's a tiny bit pale, it needed three coats for complete coverage.  The formula was a bit thick, but still easy to work with, and the dry time was about 20 minutes.  It's very textured when dry, but still sparkly.

Indoors without flash:

Zoya Solange is a seriously sparkly yellow-gold, which only took two coats to reach opacity.  Dry time was a bit longer than Honey Ryder, about 25 minutes.

Indoors with flash:

Indoors without flash:

The flash bleached out the color of Solange a bit, but without flash, it's clearly a brighter, yellower gold than Honey Ryder.  They're different enough to warrant owning both, and I'm glad I do.

OPI is available at salons, some retail stores and in Ulta's stores and on Ulta's website.  Zoya is available at salons, in some Ulta stores and at Zoya's website.  Both polishes retail for $9 (plus tax and shipping where applicable).

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