Storm is a gorgeous black scattered holo. The base is nice and deep, definitely black, not charcoal. The holographic glitter particles give it a "night sky" look. This polish was part of a holiday collection (which happened to be my first Zoyas), but I think you can wear it year round. I had no qualms about wearing it in March. It's such a "Me" polish!
Indoors, Storm mostly looks like a black polish with tiny silver glitter. Sometimes, the holo shows when certain lighting hits it the right way, but it's amazing in the sun. Application was a breeze, as was removal. After all the glitter I've been wearing lately, I literally breathed a sigh of relief when I realized how effortless this was to take off. The formula was perfect, in my opinion. No pooling, dragging, or streaking. I wore two coats and was surprised at how smooth and glossy it was on its own. Still, I slapped on a layer of Seche Vite, because top coat is a necessity for me.
I wore this polish for four days, including a super busy night at work. I ended up with only one chip, on my dominant hand, but tipwear... oh, man. Wrapping your tips is a must with this one. I didn't have the worst tipwear, but it was really noticeable to me, black polish and all. I must admit, these photos were pretty hard for me to come by. It rained for most of my birthday. (Thank you, crazy Florida weather!) Of course, I had picked out this polish ahead of time, and it was the only polish I brought out of town with me. Holo polish + no sunlight = just my luck. Lol. I guess I did go with a polish named Storm...
One last pic, nice and blurry to show this momma throwing off some rainbows. Love it. (Storm is available from Zoya for $8). Anyways, I'm glad to be back. I've got some springy colours to wear and major birthday haulage on its way, so keep an eye out!