Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Zoya Darcy Nail Lacquer
Zoya Darcy Nail Lacquer

Zoya Darcy Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “full-coverage, sunny yellow cream.” It’s a bright, sunshine yellow with a cream finish. It was one of the better-applying yellow polishes I’ve come across, though it wasn’t flawless. There was some minimal streaking still apparent after two coats of polish, but it was hard to see at a distance. It was opaque in two coats. Cult Nails You’re My Dandy Lion is slightly lighter. NARS Amchoor is similar. Chanel Mimosa is lighter. Rescue Beauty Lounge Yellow Fever is similar. See comparison swatches.

Rocky Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “full-coverage, serene blue cream.” It’s a cool-toned, muted, light-medium blue with a cream finish. It’s a muted take on sky blue. It was fully opaque in two coats. The consistency was slightly thick but not so thick that it pooled along the edges. I had some minor streaking with this shade as well, unfortunately. OCC Pool Boy is cooler. NARS Koliary is darker. Illamasqua Noble is darker, brighter. Rescue Beauty Lounge Faraway is darker, brighter, more shimmery. Deborah Lippmann On the Beach is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches.

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B+

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

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Rocky

B+

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

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8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

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Monday, June 10th, 2013

Zoya Amy Nail Lacquer
Zoya Amy Nail Lacquer

Zoya Amy Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “full-coverage, red orange foil metallic.” It’s a bold, bright red-toned, medium-dark orange with molten gold sparkle. MAC Styleseeker is more metallic, darker. China Glaze Riveting has finer shimmer. Zoya Tanzy is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Amy is nearly opaque in two coats; there’s a very faint nail line that comes through at a distance when the light comes through the nail, but it’s hard to tell. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, and it flowed well across the nail. The polish didn’t bubble, streak, or pool along the edges. It was easy to apply, and the dry down seemed a bit faster than the average polish.

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This is such a perfect color for summer, and to an extent, fall, as it has such a glowing, molten quality to it that it's bold, vibrant, and a real showstopper of a color.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Zoya Tinlsey Nail Lacquer
Zoya Tinlsey Nail Lacquer

Zoya Tinlsey Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “full-coverage, rose gold foil metallic.” It’s a warm-toned, medium-dark pink base color with metallic, coppery-gold shimmer. Zoya Rica was the only shade that I could think of that was similar, and it is slightly pinker. See comparison swatches.

Tinsley was mostly opaque after two coats, but there was some faint sheerness throughout. You could see the visible nail line coming through at certain angles (in particular, it is noticeble in photos from further away). The formula was good, though, as it wasn’t too thick or too thin, flowed well across the nail with even coverage and no streakingn or bubbling. It dried down slightly faster than the average polish, and there were no issues with visible brush strokes. I normally get a week of wear with Zoya’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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A-

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Zoya Rikki Nail Lacquer
Zoya Rikki Nail Lacquer

Zoya Rikki Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “full-coverage, fern green foil metallic.” It’s a sumbdued, medium green with almost cool undertones paired with muted, golden shimmer. It has a foiled, metallic finish. China Glaze Unpredictable is metallic but also a duochrome so it flashes from green to bluish-teal. Zoya Apple is brighter. See comparison swatches.

Rikki was opaque after applying two coats of the polish. The formula wasn’t too thick or too thin, and it was easy to work with and apply without encountering streaking, bubbling, or the polish pooling along the free edge of the nail. It dries faster than the average polish and has a noticeble shine even when it is fully dried, but a top coat will make it sing. The metallic finish didn’t leave behind any visible brush strokes and is very reflective. I normally get a week of wear with Zoya’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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It's a complex shade of green because it looks both cool and warm at the same time! It has a reflective, highly metallic, foil-like finish that's perfect for summer.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Zoya Kerry Nail Lacquer
Zoya Kerry Nail Lacquer

Zoya Kerry Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “full-coverage, yellow gold foil metallic.” It’s a brightened, light-medium yellow gold with a metallic shimmer and a foil-like finish. NARS Gold Fingers is a bit more orange-toned. ORLY Flare is similar but a touch more molten/darker. China Glaze Lighthouse is yellower. China Glaze Champagne Bubbles is yellower, less shimmery. Zoya Solange is lighter, yellower, and has a Pixie Dust finish. See comparison swatches.

It was mostly opaque after two coats, but there was a faint hint of visible nail line at certain angles in brighter light (and it was more apparent on some nails than others). The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so the polish flowed well across the nail without streaking, bubbling, or pooling along the edges. I didn’t have any visible brush strokes, and the polish dried down a bit faster than average.

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Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Monday, May 20th, 2013

Zoya Bobbi Nail Lacquer
Zoya Bobbi Nail Lacquer

Zoya Bobbi Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “full-coverage, hot magenta pink foil metallic.” It’s a bright fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a foil finish. China Glaze 108 Degrees is less metallic/foil-like. China Glaze Endurance is darker, not as metallic. Essie Super Bossa Nova is bolder, brighter, and not metallic. Zoya Izzy is darker, less metallic. See comparison swatches here.

Zoya has such a fabulous metallic formula! Seriously, they’re so easy to apply and are very consistent overall in quality. Bobbi had opaque color coverage with two coats, and it dried down faster than the average polish and dried with a foiled sheen–some shine, but there’s a flatness to it that is just like tin foil. There were no visible brush strokes, and the consistency of the formula wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it applied fluidly and evenly without bubbling or pooling along the edges of the nail. I normally get a week of wear out of Zoya’s formula.

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Bobbi applies beautifully, has fantastic color payoff, and comes in a good formula, too. If you like metallic dark pinks, I can't imagine why Bobbi wouldn't make you look twice!

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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