Hey there! I am still having problems with my ever-breaking nails so once again I have delved into the archive of swatches I’ve photographed but never blogged about. (And honestly I’ve got a little bit tired of wearing dark colours all winter so fancied showing something summery! Heehee!) Enter Zoya Harper – from the ‘Bubbly’ half of the Tickled & Bubbly collection. This was a collection of jellies, all of which had a strong shimmer and iridescent glitter throughout.
I couldn’t afford to get any of them when they first released, but at some point in the early autumn I bought Harper and Binx (both of which I love!). The main issue with these nail polishes seems to be opacity, although luckily for Harper this isn’t a problem – I think it may be the only one!
Harper is a creamy mid-pink crelly base, filled with glass-fleck gold shimmer and iridescent hexagons of glitter. I feel this is perfectly girly… but interesting enough for a non-girly-girl to get away with 😉
Application: The formula is lovely and buttery – applies like a dream and is totally opaque between 2-3 coats. Here I’m wearing 2 coats and you can still see a hint of my free edge. It takes an average time to dry so can benefit from using a quick-dry topcoat to speed it up. Despite it containing glitter, it dries pretty smooth so topcoat isn’t essential (I’m not wearing any here). I think the gold shimmer gives the illusion of it being glossy already.
I’m pretty happy with this nail polish – it’s pretty, it’s sparkly and the perfect antithesis to January blues!
I got mine (via Pocket Money Polishes) from The Nail and Beauty Link for £5.20 + VAT, which is pretty good considering the official RRP is £10.50 for Zoya nail polish in the UK. At the time of writing though, The Nail and Beauty Link only has one in stock, so if you get to this post too late you can still get Harper from Nail Polish Direct for £8.95.
What do you think of Zoya Harper? For some reason now I can only ever think of baby Harper Seven Beckham whenever the name Harper pops up!