Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer
Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer

Tinsel Town, Here We Come

Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “micro-fine diamond holographic glitter mixed with large silver holographic bar tinsel in a clear base.” It has holographic micro-glitter along with holographic bar glitter, which looks like silver tinsel on the nail, until you angle it just right or the light catches it, and then you get the holographic effect. I don’t have anything like this myself, and all I could think of was Zoya’s holiday collection last year, which featured pink, green, and blue horizontal bar glitter polishes.

Zoya lists the opacity as three, which is in the middle of sheer (one) and opaque (five). That’s a very accurate assessment; after two coats, it has a fair amount of coverage, but you’d really need three to get mostly opaque coverage. I layered it over Zoya Storm first, and then over Zoya Blaze.  What I appreciated most about Electra was the fluidity and how well the bars dispersed across the nail.  I didn’t feel like I had to push and pull the glitter into place.  I typically see a full week of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping with Zoya’s formula.

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Whether you layer it or wear it alone, Electra is a fun holiday lacquer that will add a bit of glitz and glam to any manicure.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer
Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer

Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer
Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer

Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer
Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer

Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer
Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer

Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer
Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer

Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer
Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer

Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer
Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer

Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer
Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer

Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer
Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer

Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer
Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer

Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer
Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Zoya, $8.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

I don't have anything like this myself, and all I could think of was Zoya's holiday collection last year, which featured pink, green, and blue horizontal bar glitter polishes.

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25 thoughts on “Zoya Electra Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Samantha Moker

    This looks a lot like OPI’s Save Me.

  2. Marta

    A (good) dupe could be “save me” from the OPI Nicki Minaj collection:)

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alison Alison

    That’s quite a few A ratings in a row!

  4. Ana

    This is great. I like it over black.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rachel Rachel

    Why are you doing reviews of nail polishes one at a time instead of multiple polishes for a collection in a post? I’ve noticed this with China Glaze & Zoya and I was just wondering. :)

  6. Woot more bar glitter!!! I not getting this one as I have last years 3 Holiday Zoya glitters.;) Love the texture.

  7. Nathalie

    I want to like bar glitter, but it reminds me of shredded wheat. This one looks so cool though. I need to see it in real life.

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of rebecca blueraccoon

    This is different than the usual glitters and holos. I like it!

  9. As soon as I saw this one, I bought it. I think it will look amazing over a simple silver or white polish.

  10. Love it over black! Might have to buy this :))

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of katie Katie

    without a color underneath it looks a lot like fur.

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jade Jade

    I love this! I will be breaking out OPI’s Save Me, which I already own, instead of buying this, but good idea for holiday nails! I love Christmas, but I’ve never gotten into Christmas themed makeup or nails before. I think it’s because here in Australia/New Zealand we celebrate Christmas in the middle of the summer!

  13. Alexa

    Where can I find this brand outside of their site (local stores)? Such fun colors!!!

  14. This is kinda cool looking, but I will pass.I don’t know why but I’ve never been a big fan of these polishes with the strips of glitter. I’m not sure why but they kinda creep me out. Maybe because they look a bit like little hairs or something…

  15. Mietta

    I have an OPI one that is similar, I think another person said its called ‘Save Me’ and I LOVE it. I originally wanted a really sparkly one but couldn’t find the amount of sparkle I wanted so I got that one. It turned out to be fantastic and definitely one of my favourites.

  16. VickyM

    I have never really liked this kind of polishes. I have no idea why but they remind me of toys or nail polishes for little girls…Barbie style…not my type at all.

  17. Kathleen

    It does look very similar to OPI’s Save Me, which I really don’t care for, and wouldn’t have purchased if it wasn’t on sale for $1.99.

  18. Lizz

    This is perfect with the black underneath :D

  19. I agree, this looks phenomenal with the black color underneath. I bet it would look good with white under it too!

  20. I would normally layer it over a black, but I love the effect when layered over Blaze! Genius!

  21. Sophie

    LA Girl’s Supernova is almost exactly the same, but has a darker base :)