Zoya Monet Special Effect Topper | Swatches & Nail Art

Happy Thursday! Earlier this week, I showed you the complete Zoya Awaken Collection (see that review HERE). In addition to those stunning polishes, Zoya also released a new special effect top coat called Monet. Zoya describes Monet as a multi-colored, cellophane holographic topper, and I completely agree! I decided to try it with all of the Awaken polishes, and in a nail art look as well. In each of the manicures below, I applied one coat of Monet, followed with one coat of the butter LONDON Hardwear top coat.

Zoya – Dot + Monet Zoya – Dot + MonetMonet over Dot

Zoya – Cole + Monet Zoya – Cole + MonetMonet over Cole

Zoya – Hudson + Monet Zoya – Hudson + MonetMonet over Hudson

Zoya – Dillon + Monet Zoya – Dillon + MonetMonet over Dillon

Zoya – Rebel + Monet Zoya – Rebel + MonetMonet over Rebel

Zoya – Brooklyn + Monet Zoya – Brooklyn + MonetMonet over Brooklyn

Before I show you the nail art I created, I just wanted to mention Monet’s formula. It is a bit thick, but it’s very easy to work with. The glitters apply with ease, and as you can see, one coat provides a great amount of glitters.

Zoya Awaken + Monet Gradient Zoya Awaken + Monet Gradient Zoya Awaken + Monet GradientLast but not least is a nail art look I created using Dot, Cole, and Monet. I finally found an easy gradient technique, so I began with that and applied Monet on top. I’m loving it so much! If you would like to see a tutorial on this manicure, please let me know in the comments!

All in all, Monet is a gorgeous top coat that goes with basically any and every nail polish! It retails for $10 on Zoya’s website HERE. While a bit more than I usually like to pay, Monet is a great investment polish. I highly recommend it, and will be sure to wear it often!

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  1. Taneja's Bride says:

    Haha, I was just about to say the exact same thing as Jess. I really do love this topper – it’s so versatile and LOVE how it changes depending on the base color! 🙂

    • Lizzy O TheDIYLady says:

      Ok I swear I didn’t read other comments before writing mine. LMBO. After I wrote it, I read the above comments and nearly choked on a drink. I had to point it out to people here that I have a special power. LMBO… AMAZING!
      Really shows that Monet sends out a versatile vibe to everyone.

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