Wow I’ve seriously been lagging in my Product of the Week posts. I’ve been working on catching up on some blog work all day, and even more tomorrow. I got these three ZOYA polishes during their “Color Your World in 2013” deal, where ZOYA shipped you three polishes for free and all you had to pay was $10 for shipping and handling — totally worth it. I wrote about the deal here, and received my polishes soon after.
I love ZOYA nail polish and I’ve tried a few before getting these three, but the ones I’ve tried before now have half-used bottles, with polish dripping down the sides. Not exactly a pretty picture to put on my blog. So I decided to finally review these three ZOYA polishes as my Product of the Week.
I got super excited when my ZOYA shipment came and I couldn’t wait to try out the polishes. I actually painted each color on different fingers before I decided on which one I would wear for the next couple of days (when I do my nails myself, the polish rarely stays on for more than two days — I’m awful).
I rarely jump on beauty deals because they usually aren’t worth it to me. Most deals are usually 20 percent-off here, 10 percent-off there, and the whole deal is usually to get you to spend money you otherwise wouldn’t for a not-so-great “freebie” or whatever. ZOYA’s Color Your World in 2013 deal, however, was super worth it to me. Each regular-sized ZOYA nail polish costs around $8, plus shipping & handling. For a flat rate of $10, I got three full-sized ZOYA polishes for free. So I thought that was awesome.
There are hundreds of polishes to choose from on ZOYA’s website, and I honestly should have taken a little more time in choosing my colors because two of them (Meadow and Amanda) look similar. They definitely are different, but I would have rather gotten a completely different color on an opposite extreme. Oh well.
ZOYA Nail Polish in Aurora ($8 for .50 oz.; ZOYA.com) is part of ZOYA’s late winter jewel-toned collection. It is described as a “full coverage, medium sugarplum purple flecked with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter.” It has a color intensity of 5, which is the highest color intensity for the most opaque colors. I thought it came out beautiful and not at all like what I have become used to in “glitter” polishes. Glitters are a hit or miss for me, and they often come out way more sheer than expected; this is definitely not the case with ZOYA’s “Aurora.” It is super vibrant and playful, but not too playful that it looks ridiculous (like many glitter polishes tend to look). “Aurora” is in ZOYA’s purple/plum “color family” with a holographic and microdiamond glitter finish.
ZOYA Nail Polish in Meadow ($8 for .50 oz.; ZOYA.com) is described as a “soft medium pinkish peach with mauve undertones and warm frosty golden shimmer.” Pinkish peach is definitely the color I would use to describe this polish. It has a shimmering finish that is still subtle enough to be super office-appropriate. I actually got this color because I don’t own many subtle nail polish colors, and, to me, this is more of a “neutral” color; a more calmed-down tone. ZOYA even describes it as “golden and flesh-toned”, yet pinkish-peach at the same time. “A sparkling nude for warm skin tones,” although I think it would look great on any skin tone. “Meadow“‘s finish is described as “metallic” and it has a color intensity of 4, the second-highest color intensity, slightly below fully opaque. This color is neutral yet flirty and fun at the same time and I think it’s going to look great with my spring wardrobe.
ZOYA Nail Polish in Amanda ($8 for .50 oz.; ZOYA.com) is a perfect neutral brown-pink polish that you can wear day or night and on absolutely any occasion, and I (of course) bought it because it is my namesake. It is described as a “medium muted peach creme with pink, brown and mauve undertones.” Like I said before, in the review of “Meadow,” I don’t have many neutral nail polish colors, so that was another reason why I was so quick to also add “Amanda” into my online shopping cart. It is such a perfect neutral tone with a cream finish, described as a “a warm skin tone shade for a very natural look.” It has a color intensity of 4, and, after trying it out, it almost seems completely opaque. I love the finish of this polish and it looks great with absolutely everything.
All three of these polishes go on perfectly. I remember when I first tried out a ZOYA polish over a year ago (when I got a mini-sized version as a free sample), I was so impressed with the way they applied. It’s like the brush knows the exact contours of your nail and, for someone like me who is not the greatest at applying my own nail polish, this polish is a godsend. The colors themselves are all super vibrant with a wonderful consistency, and even the ones that are lower on ZOYA’s “color intensity” scale are never sheer (unless they’re supposed to be sheer).
I’ve used so many nail polishes over the years that look super vibrant in the bottle and they end up coming out way too light and sheer-like upon application. This is totally not the case with ZOYA‘s polishes. Oh, and did I mention there are hundreds of polishes to choose from? If you head over to ZOYA.com you can also buy a “color spoon” of any nail polish for five cents so that you can see exactly what the color looks like and how intense it is in person. I think these polishes are fantastic and I am in love with the brand.
ZOYA Nail Polishes are available in these specific colors through ZOYA’s website. The polishes are also available at various retailers (I’ve seen them at ULTA and I’m pretty sure Sephora, but not currently on their websites) and online at Amazon.com. If you don’t want to buy the polishes directly from ZOYA’s website, I would do a quick Google search to see where else you can get them.