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The ALU Archives – Zoya Yasmeen

The ALU Archives focuses on older, beloved shades from the All Lacquered Up stash.

Whenever I’m asked for a purple recommendation, Zoya Yasmeen is always at the top of my list. In a lot of ways, it’s the perfect purple shimmer. Usually when you add gold or reddish sparkle to a cool toned shade, the result is overly warm. Yasmeen avoids that pitfall.

The base shade is a deep blackened plum that falls so far on the cool side of purple that the overall shade doesn’t end up too red-grape. If you love purple, this is not one to miss. It’s extremely unique, beyond gorgeous and definitely a “must have.”

What do you think of Yasmeen? Do you own it? Will you be adding it to your stash soon?

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  1. Faith says:

    I wants it! I just ordered Juno and 8 other lovely Zoyas but not Yasmeen. Next time!

  2. KimmyDarling says:

    Thanks to the Great Polish Exchange, I own it! It’s in line to be the next shade on my toes. =)

  3. Phyrra says:

    This was my first Zoya polish and I received it for Christmas this year. I love it!

  4. Cali369 says:

    Thanks to the Zoya polish exchange and a whole heap of complications (I’m in UK so big kudos to my man friend in the US who kindly took delivery and has sent my polishes back to the UK with his relatives and me emptying 20 mini bottles of Revlon polish bought off e-bay to send to Zoya) I have a bottle on the way. Am excited as they will be my first Zoyas.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I own it and LOVE it! It is such a beautiful color!

  6. CincyFan says:

    Faith – Juno is a great purple too, very different than Yasmeen. What other colors did you order?

    KimmyDarling – It’s an EXCELLENT toe shade. One of my faves.

    Phyrra – What a great stocking stuffer. Glad you love it too :)

    Cali – glad you were able to find a way to take advantage of the offer. Enjoy all your new colors

    Anon – Yay! Spread the Yasmeen love.

  7. Emily says:

    Hi Michelle:

    Looks like SUCH an amazing colour. I really want some Zoya and RBL polish, but can’t decide on colours!! Also, does anyone know what happened to the OPI 90210 Collection?

  8. Faith says:

    I also ordered Faith (couldn’t resist that one! :)), Akyra, Rihana, Indigo, Richelle, Zara, Rea, and one other that I, inexplicably, can’t remember. Ah well, I’ll know next week when the box gets here. :)

  9. Siladitya says:

    wow.really nice blog.
    Haiku Poems

  10. thebritpopkid says:

    i adore zoya colours but that’s too dark for me really. although i’m currently wearing their “hope” which is a dark-ish purple so i’m contradicting myself.

    my favourite zoya is charisma – it’s incredible

  11. thebritpopkid says:

    ps cali369 – you can get zoya delivered to the uk, there are a couple of sites doing it. i’m new here so not sure if i can post links but i’ll try and if it’s deleted i’ll know! do looooads of the zoya colours.

  12. Down Comforter says:

    I don’t own a bottle of Yasmeen, but would love to. Beautiful color :)

  13. zzzo says:

    I just bought this one and Harley.
    I cannot wait to get them, thank you!

  14. melvel says:

    How similar is this to OPI’s Black Tie Optional?