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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Zoya Nail Polish

Ok, so I bought some nail polish from Zoya because I've heard good things about it; here is their 'About' verbiage on their website:
Zoya Nail Polish has been awarded as the longest wearing natural nail polish by an independent panel in Women’s Health Magazine. Zoya Nail Polish is a nail polish free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor. Nail Polish by Zoya offers over 300 gorgeous nail polish colors to choose from, plus 4 seasonal collections of nail polish every year. Zoya Nail Polish was specifically formulated to deliver the longest wear possible on natural nails. Zoya Nail Polish can be found in better beauty salons, spas and online at
When I got an email about a BOGO deal they were having, I figured it would be a good time to finally give them a shot.  Below are the colors I decided to order:

Source: via Angela on Pinterest

Source: via Angela on Pinterest

Source: via Angela on Pinterest

Source: via Angela on Pinterest

I got them yesterday finally!  So as I stood in the kitchen I began painting my nails while Steve watched - one nail in each color - obviously to see what they look like.  I feel like Steve thought I was crazy and quickly walked away after seeing how effen bright that top color is.

Welllllll... I would certainly suggest reading the fine print (or even the FULL description) on their website - that top color (Charisma) dries matte and, while I get that matte is trendy AND I get that a top coat will bring it to it's original beauty, I don't keep top coat on hand because I don't use it!  So yeah.  It's also A LOT more Purple than I expected.  I don't dislike it, I just need a top coat to truly tell.

The other colors I like just fine - I used to have a Brown nail polish that I LOVED and I used it all up and was unable to ever find it again - it made me sad.  So I decided to try this Brown (Dea) - it's very similar to the shade I had before - but the polish itself was ... not as wonderful.

For some reason, I've become accustom to nail polish that is ... hardy.  The Zoya brand goes on so thin, I found myself considering a third coat just to even it out.  Maybe its the because this nail polish is free of so much of the bad stuff?  I don't know and I really don't care as long as the color looks pretty and it lasts!

I got right into the shower after I painted them, one of my fingers has a tip that is slightly peeling, which is fine, cause I just wanted to paint them to see the colors.  So here I sit with one hand painted with 4 different colors (I used Charisma on the thumb and pinky), wondering if I should leave it on to see how long they last or take them off and do a REAL paint job on them.  I guess I need to invest in a top coat first, eh?

They sure do have some pretty colors though... and they go on nice, no matter how many coats you have to put on!

I'll let you know how long they last after I wear it for a bit.  I use my hands a lot (on top of my 9 to 5, I have 2 cleaning jobs I do), so my nail polish usually doesn't make it very far!

Don't get bent out of shape - this is my opinion only.  I've not been asked to review this product by anyone, nor have I been given ANYTHING in return for it.

ETA 12/7/11: I'm now in love with Zoya nail polishes!  It was a change in thinking, as stated above, but just because they go on thin doesn't make it any less of a polish!  This stuff lasts on my nails forever - I've done toes and fingers in a few of the colors and I've had to take them off for nail growth over polish chipping.  I've NEVER been able to do that.  I'm impressed and I'm now a lifelong user of Zoya!  I just ordered 3 more colors and should be getting them soon!  Follow them on Twitter - sometimes they have promo codes for some pretty great deals - @Zoya_NailPolish


Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful colors! I'm really picky about nail polish. I only use it on my toes, and it has to go on thick. I can't stand the watery stuff.

Smart Ass Sara said...

I am so picky about nail polish and really hate having to put two or more coats on. Maybe I'm just lazy? But the best is the OPI stuff and HANDS DOWN my fav nail color is China Glaze's "Ruby Pumps" or something? It's a really great red with a red glitter. It's amazing and I love it. OR, I will have to say I kind of love Revlon? I bought one of their mint green shades because it was only a dime after coupons (huzzah!) and it's freaking awesome.

And yes... a top coat is really great. But I don't spend much on a top coat? I get the $1 bottle stuff and it's just fine.

Dirt On The Rocks said...

i've never used zoya nail polish, but i've seen it all over the internet and a lot of women love it. i think i'll purchase a fall color and give it a go

Marina said...

I never had Zoya nail polishes.. But that pink is fierce! :)

Dana said...

I have three Zoya nail polishes that I got a while back that were free but you had to pay for shipping which was like $12 or something. I haven't used them much so I can't comment about that but I love that I was able to get a bottle and the name of it was Dana! They do have some awesome colors. (And they're products are vegan-friendly):)

Paige said...

i like i like i like!!!


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