Sunday, March 3rd, 2013


Because everyone wants more of it… the color experts at Zoya went back to the lab and created six more beautiful,
long-wearing textured, matte and sparkling Zoya PixieDust Colors! This incredible and best-selling formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other.

  • Solange Gold metal sparkle
  • Beatrix Tangerine metal sparkle
  • Destiny Core metal sparkle
  • Miranda Rose sparkle
  • Stevie Violet sparkle
  • Liberty Blue sparkle

Availability: April 1st, 2013 at Zoya

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Do you break out the pastels come springtime?  I picked five of my favorite shades for spring, some punchier than others, and nothing too light/pale.  I’d love to hear yours!

What’s your favorite polish for spring?

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Zoya Blu Nail Lacquer
Zoya Blu Nail Lacquer

A Blu for Spring

Zoya Blu Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “lucky hyacinth blue cream.” It’s a pale sky blue with a cream finish. There’s a real softness to the color, and there’s also an almost indigo-tint that makes it less overtly blue. NARS Kutki is bluer, slightly darker. Cult Nails Princess is much, much darker and has shimmer, but the tone of the blue is similar. Chanel Coco Blue is much darker. Chanel Riva is more aqua.

The consistency of Blu is incredible; for such a pale, pastel-colored polish, you’d normally get a streaky finish–at the very least, with the first coat.  Blu is beautiful even with the first coat, and it’s so, so pigmented.  It was very nearly opaque after one coat, but I found two to be perfect for fully opaque, smooth color.  The consistency wasn’t too thick or thin, though it’s slightly thicker than the average polish, which many Zoya creams are.  I didn’t experience bubbling or pooling of the polish along the edges of my nails, and this polish self-leveled nicely, too.  I typically find that Zoya’s polish wears for a week with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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The consistency of Blu is incredible; for such a pale, pastel-colored polish, you'd normally get a streaky finish--at the very least, with the first coat.  Blu is beautiful even with the first coat, and it's so, so pigmented.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer
Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer

A Shimmery Yellow That’s Not Quite Gold

Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “fresh forsythia yellow metallic.” It’s a subdued, sunshine yellow with pale gold shimmer and sparkle. China Glaze Champagne Bubbles was the closest color I could think of, but it’s darker, yellower–more gold than yellow–and has micro-glitter. What makes Piaf different is that it’s more yellow than gold, and then it’s a lighter yellow with shimmer, so it’s not like some of the creamy yellows I’ve seen.

Piaf is opaque after two coats of polish, just as described (full coverage), and there are no metallic threads or visible brush strokes in the finished color.  It also has a naturally glossy shine when it dries down.  The consistency was a bit thicker than the average polish and still thicker even compared to the average Zoya consistency, so you’ll want to take care for each coat that you apply so that there isn’t any excess polish that shifts to the side while it dries.   With Zoya, I usually find it wears with minor tip wear but no chipping over seven days.

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It's a little thick, so you'll want to apply more carefully and consciously use thinner coats so that there are no problems with the final look.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Sunday, January 6th, 2013


Zoya Nail Polish wants you to SHINE in 2013 by rocking your unique style – on your nails! Pick any 3* Zoya Professional Lacquer shades to instantly update your nail polish wardrobe for the New Year!  Offer Valid Monday, January 7th (10AM EST) through 11:59 PM EST January 13th ONLY Pick 3 bottles of Zoya Nail Polish for FREE* ** just pay shipping & processing charges of $10.  Use code ZOYA2013.

Receive FREE Shipping*** with any Zoya or Qtica purchase of $25 or more (same code)! Here’s How…
1. Create an account on Zoya.com if you do not already have one. Add at least (3) Zoya Nail Polish shades to your shopping cart, along with any additional items you wish to purchase.
2. Enter Code ZOYA2013 into the coupon code field in cart and press “Apply Code”.
3. Complete Check-Out, Review & Submit Order.

* Promotion Excludes Zoya Nail Treatments, Gilty Pleasures and Spring 2013 Lovely & PixieDust Collection colors

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Top 10 of 2012: Best Nail Lacquers

I really don’t know how I managed to keep this list to ten, because I feel like I fall in love with a new polish every week. There were SO many more amazing polishes that aren’t on this list, though. I tried to go across brands and put together a list of ones that really struck me or were more original.

What’s was your favorite nail lacquer of 2012?