This is three coats of Zoya Apple. I used Seche Vite as my top coat here and I don't think it agreed with Zoya's formula entirely.
I say that because I had some strange rippling/wrinkling on the middle finger and I swear I did not bump or disturb it. I'll be sticking with Poshe over my Zoyas in the future.
When I applied Apple I had a huge déjà vu moment and remembered Color Club Magic Elf.
In my mind, I figured they were dupes...but also wanted to do a comparison to find out for sure.
Above picture is a full on blazing sun pic - check out that awesome, blinding shimmer!
Magic Elf bottle is on the left. It was from a mini Holiday set last year.
You can see from the bottles that there is a difference. Magic Elf is deeper and more golden.
Three coats of each. Magic Elf is on the middle and pinky fingers (but with no top coat).
I quickly bumped and smudged my pinky, so these are Apple sandwich pictures with Magic Elf in the middle. :)
I really like them both, and normally I go for cooler tones to match my skin, but I have to say honestly that I prefer Magic Elf a little more. I think it's just a tad prettier and more gorgeous.