May 3, 2011


Even though blue is my favorite color (and my favorite nail polish color) and for the past few months I've been feeling oranges like whoa, I love black nail polish. LOVE IT. It started in middle school when my mother wouldn't allow me to buy any black clothing (I don't know y'all) so I put the black on my nails. It continued through high school and college until my polish hiatus. So even though I haven't worn it in about a year and a half I still love it. What's a shame is that I haven't seen too many people in the blogging community wear it. But I came on the nail blogging scene about a year ago so maybe I just missed everyone rocking the black.

Anyhoo, I've been in a black nail polish mood recently so I decided to paint them black. I haven't taken it off yet because, again, I love it so much and I don't really want to yet. I guess I'll have to eventually. And since I had Zoya Raven sitting in my untried pile I decided to finally try it.
The first thing I noticed about Raven was that it was thick. Which is a bit surprising to me cause I have yet to meet a Zoya polish that was thick. I mean, it wasn't so thick that it caused me trouble, but it definitely wasn't the Zoya cremes norm. I did get it off of a blogsale, so maybe the previous owner had it for a long time? I don't know. Anyway, because of the thick/sticky nature of it I only did one coat. I probably should have done two, but I was satisfied with the look with one.
Again, it wasn't a problem to deal with in applying. Relatively easy. It dried fast, which is the norm for Zoya cremes. However, I didn't get too much wear out of it. It chipped like hell. Now, maybe this is because I started using an old base coat I had put away for winter (Barielle Hydrating Ridge Filler) but I didn't like that it chipped after less than a day. Oh well. I'll be changing it soon anyway.

After having it on for about a day I decided to pull out my Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure and do a bit of an accent. I like the look, but you guys tell me. I usually can't judge these things too well.
Can I go on a mini rant here? Whatever happened to Hidden Treasure in the blog community? I remember when this was all the rage and everyone just HAD to have it. Now? I don't hear too much about it. I think I've seen one person use it recently. I'm just saying we move on so quickly we forget about some of the awesome stuff we bought. And I'm definitely including myself in that. If I hadn't happen to glance at it out the corner of my eye I wouldn't have used it. I don't know, I'm just saying maybe we need to remember some of the awesome polishes we have in our collection.
Okay, rant over. In fact, if you totally disagree with me forget I ever said it. Anyway, I like this. I wish it was as thick as it was, but all I need to do is add some polish thinner to my bottle. I still haven't gotten Wet N Wild Black (*hangs head in shame*) and when I do you guys better believe there'll be a post. :D I miss wearing black nails all time. Glad I used this.


  1. This is a really nice mani! Especially the Hidden Treasure accent nail. The color of the flakies really pops against the black.

    But I'm also really glad that you don't really see HT as much, because when you do see it, it's can appreciate it more. I remember when people were layering it over every single mani, and I was so so sick of it. It got to the point where I wouldn't even read a blog post or look at the pictures if it had anything to do with Hidden Treasure. lol, I was so relieved when everyone finally moved on.
    So while I see what you're saying, the way that the polish world fixates on things, you get enough of it in that short span of time to last a whole lifetime. LMAO!!

  2. LOL, yeah you do. I didn't think about that. The new hot fad in the polish world does become overkill after a short time (*cough*crackles*cough*)* but I still wish it hadn't seemed like everyone just forgot about HT.

    And thanks! I was hoping I wasn't the only one that liked it against the black.

    *I actually still like the crackles, but it is everywhere now and even I get tired of them after a while.

  3. I love black polish, too :) I used to have a good bottle - maybe wet and wild? haha - but now I don't. I think I need Raven!

  4. Go get it! It really is a good one. I think it was just my bottle that was thick. I'd highly recommend it.

    Thanks for the comment. :)