Tonight I have a drop dead gorgeous polish to share with you, Zoya Ivanka. This isn't a new polish-- it's been around for several years (released summer 2010)-- but that certainly doesn't detract from how beautiful this polish is. I was originally going to wear this as my St. Patrick's Day manicure, but was feeling unmotivated to even paint my nails and so I swatched it but didn't actually wear it. Which is a real shame, because Ivanka definitely deserves to be worn!
Ivanka is sort of a glass fleck/foil combo and is super sparkly. Zoya describes Ivanka as a "mermaid green sparkling metallic" and I can't complain about that. This is darker than Zoya Apple (you can see my review here) and has more depth; the mermaid descriptor seems very accurate-- this color definitely seems like it would be perfect for a mermaid tail. I wasn't happy with my flash photos, but if you don't have this polish, take my word for it. It's dazzling. There was no sun (of course, thanks Seattle!) when I was swatching this, but I'm sure sure it would be blinding in the sunlight. Well, maybe not blinding, but definitely a distraction!
This shade is slightly sheer and I used three coats here. It might have been less sheer if I used thicker coats (or more) but I'm not totally bothered by the sheerness.You could layer it over a green polish if you felt so inclined. If I were going to wear as a full manicure, I'd personally just throw another coat on.
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Glass flecks are my favorite type of polish finish, and Ivanka is an amazing polish. I've had this polish for at least a year (actually, almost two now, ack!) and I shouldn't have let it languish in a drawer for so long. Needless to say, I will definitely be pulling this out this summer-- as a pedicure color and probably a manicure as well!