This polish looks awesome. Even in this photo, I’m sitting here thinking, “Man, that looks good. Two of my favorite colors!” But then I remember how much I absolutely couldn’t stand this manicure. I have seen many swatches of this polish, and each time I wanted and was convinced I’d love it. But this ended up being a huge fail for me.
My first issue with Adina is a personal one. The purple in this polish is much too red based for my liking. That was a major turn off. I love my purples to be blue based, and this just didn’t look good to me. Another issue was this duochrome was overly frosty. The green duochrome effect was cool, but there was something about the finish that I felt took away from the polish. Much too dated / frosty / pearly. Also, I’ve heard other people get more than just a green duochrome effect, but I did not.
I didn’t encounter any formula issues with this polish. I used two coats and everything was opaque. I didn’t think three coats would have done anything to help the polish in my eyes. It did dry rather quickly. And it wasn’t too thick or thin.
I’m actually super bummed that I don’t love this polish. I have been wanting it for forever. Each time I’d make a Zoya order I’d remind myself to get it, then would forget by the time I placed my order, haha. I would like to say that I used this polish with Zoya Anchor and Armor and it lasted 3 days with ZERO tipwear and no chips. That was awesome! Too bad I wanted to take it off BAD.
Where to Buy: Zoya.com / $ 8
When was the last time you got a polish you were so excited about then it ended up being a fail? It’s such a let down! Or do you own Adina and love it?