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.
Sometimes products are discontinued or limited edition, which means that a product may no longer be available at one or more retailers so you may need to shop around for those hard-to-find shades! We try to update products as they become discontinued, and if you discover a product has been discontinued, please help us help others by letting us know.
Disclosure: Temptalia uses affiliate links, which give us a small commission when you make a purchase (given to us by the retailer, at no cost to you). Your purchases help to support the site!
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
** Terms and Conditions Shipping & Processing Fee of $10 applies. Valid online at www.zoya.com 10 AM EST, 01/07/13 through 11:59pm EST, 01/13/2013. Continental US only. Not valid in conjunction with other coupons, codes or promotions. Returns or exchanges of promotional items not permitted. Art of Beauty is not responsible for incorrect addresses, credit card entry errors or errors associated with declined credit cards . Code must be entered at the time of purchase. Please allow up to 4 weeks for shipping if volume warrants it. Limit 1 promotional order per account.
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.
Lovely, just LOVELY! Spring is awash in six soft and lovely new Zoya shades including three dewy metallics and three fresh blooms of cream. Poetic in nature, this collection is sure to capture the beauty of the season like no other….
Piaf Fresh Forsythia yellow metallic (Full Coverage) (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13)
GeiGei Blushing cherry blossom pink metallic (Full Coverage) (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13)
Julie Soft Wisteria purple metallic (Full Coverage) (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13)
Blu Lucky Hyacinth blue cream (Full Coverage) (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13)
Neely Earliest spring green cream (Full Coverage) (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13)
Jacqueline Perfect Magnolia nude cream (Full Coverage) (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13)
Availability:Zoya.com on January 1st, 2013, $8 each
Pantone has announced that emerald green will be the color of 2013, which means expect to see about 234879234 new shades of emerald green released in beauty (and, well, everything else) next year. The good news is, for me, I adore emerald green! Here are five favorites to the tune of emerald green