If you were a kid growing up on the 1980s like me, you’ll probably remember Saturday morning cartoons and how awesome they were.
Oh, those were the days! *She says while her rocking chair squeaks*
Zoya Toni from the NYFW 2012 Collection reminds me of The California Raisins. No, it doesn’t sing or dance…but maybe if I keep looking at it late at night, it will start to.
(And don’t tell any of the Raisins about this polish because they’ll get scared. After all, the bottle is basically their Raisin ‘blood’.)
Zoya Toni Pictures
Zoya Toni Ingredients
Zoya Toni Swatches
All swatches have:
- CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat
- 2 coats of Zoya Toni
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Dark, warm raisin-wine cream with strong purple tones
- Name: Zoya Toni
- Press Release: Click here to see the Zoya NYFW 2012 Collection press release
- Colours Available in the Zoya NYFW 2012 Collection (Broken up into 3 Parts):
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by Zoya.)
- Where to Buy: Zoya website, NailPolishCanada & Trade Secrets
Zoya Toni Review
Toni by Zoya is very close to being the colour of a raisin. To me, it’s a deep, dark purple with heavy brown undertones. Sometimes, it looks like a reddish brown.
This is a colour that I hardly ever buy only because other colours jump into my shopping bag. (Raisin-type polishes are lazy. They see my shopping bag, but they just veg out on the store couch and stuff their face with chips.)
So since wearing this shade is a new experience for me, I was surprised that I actually liked it. Sure, it’s not as exciting as Zoya FeiFei, but there’s a time and a place for Toni.
This is a great fall shade that’s rich. I was reading my Instyle Makeover magazine the other day, and I saw how one of the colour trends includes wine shades. This is right on cue.
I think that because it’s vampy without being one of those near-blacks, it might be a great option for those who want to try something dark without going gothic all the way. And the traditional, seasonal colours for this time of year will mesh very well with Toni.
An interesting thing to note is that in some dim, artificial light, this shade can look more brown with a tinge of raisin. However, in most lighting, you can clearly see the raisin.
Toni by Zoya is a creme polish, so it’s very clean and simple. It’s easy to remove, and it would be wonderful to use as a base colour for nail art.
Application & Formula
The first coat was pigmented, but it didn’t provide full opacity. You’ll need a second coat, and if you tend to use medium coats like me, two coats is all you’ll need for complete coverage.
The formula is easy to control, and the finish is very smooth and shiny.
Final Verdict: 7.5/10
After this experience, I’m curious to look into more raisin-coloured nail polishes. I went into this thinking that I would strongly dislike this on my nails. What a surprise…hehe, I swatched and learned.
Do you like raisin-colour polishes? Do you remember The California Raisins? Did you also used to watch Saturday morning cartoons as a kid?