All about Zoya

If you’ve never tried Zoya nail polish, let me just tell you, you’re missing out. I’ve been a big fan of nail polish ever since I was a teenager, and I’ve tried more brands than I can possibly count. What’s so special about Zoya? I’m glad you asked. And if you didn’t, I’m going to tell you anyway. That’s how I roll. Zoya is free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor. Considering that most of us leave our polish on for days (weeks) at a time, I’m thinking that fewer chemicals is a definite bonus. If that’s not enough of a reason to try Zoya, just take a look at their site. Anyone who has ever enjoyed painting their nails can’t help but be impressed by their color selection, which is over 300 now. Do you know of any other site where you can compare that many nail polish colors at once? Because I don’t.

You’re probably thinking that’s all well and good, but that without all those fancy chemicals, there must be some drawbacks to the polish itself. That’s what I expected, anyway. I mean surely they use those nasty things for a really good reason, right? As a matter of fact, Zoya has been awarded as the longest wearing natural nailpolish. The formulas are great, they go on smoothly and last just as long, if not longer, than other brands. And the colors are just gorgeous. Out of all the bottles of Zoya I’ve purchased, there has only been one color I didn’t particularly care for so far.

Ordering nail polish off the internet can be a tricky thing. Your monitor settings may be different, and nail polish is just hard to read in general because you may or may not be getting the same opacity as the color seems in the bottle. Zoya has a solution for that, too. You are now able to order color spoons for 50 cents each. These ship free and show you exactly what the polish looks like when dried. That way, if you’re debating between several shades of pink, you can get an actual sample of the ones you like and see how they look in person when applied. This is extremely helpful. The spoons ship for free, and whatever you spend on them is applied back to your account for future purchases. Not bad at all!

The only downside of Zoya is the price. Each bottle of polish is $8, and your shipping will be around $7. That adds up fast. Luckily, Zoya is well known for their promotions! I’m wearing a color right now that I got in their last ‘buy anything, get two bottles free’ promo, as a matter of fact. They just had a sweepstakes on Facebook to give away a thousand free bottles, and today everyone who didn’t win received a promo code in their email (got mine!) for free shipping. Did I mention free gifts on orders over $30, $50, And $100? (Although I can’t tell you what those are, because I haven’t spent that much on nail polish at once in a while, if ever). Overall, you really can’t go wrong with this brand. They also have lip glosses, which I’ll be reviewing later (spoiler: I love them), and a line called Qtica with more treatment type products. Hopefully I’ll be able to review some of the products in Zoya’s Color Lock System soon, including their polish remover which I’m anxious to try.

One last note about the colors… like I said, there is an amazing selection. Glitters, mattes, glosses, shimmers, duochromes, and samplers of their seasonal collections. Good luck trying to narrow it down! Zoya is my absolute favorite brand of polish, and though I still use and test out many other brands, I always end up preferring my Zoya polishes. I even have them separated from the rest of my collection so I can find them easily. If I didn’t love them, I would’ve told ya. Check back for some reviews of specific colors!

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3 thoughts on “All about Zoya

  1. I love nail polish, but I hate how quickly it looks terrible from the chipping. I’m rough on my hands, unfortunately. I’ll have to head over there and take a look!

    • Have you tried a nail buffer? I’m usually too lazy to deal with a base coat and top coat on my nail polish, but once a week or once every two weeks I use a four sided nail buffer. It makes the surface of your nails really smooth and shiny (looks almost like you have clear polish on). I’m not sure, but I always feel like this helps my polish last longer by giving it a better surface to stick to. I’m on my 9th day with the polish I have on now, and it just started chipping last night. Although this time I have a Qtica coat over it. But anyway, try a nail buffer if you haven’t, they’re probably around $2 and each side will be labeled to show you which order to use them. I’ve heard you shouldn’t use it more than once a week though, so keep that in mind. And if you already use one, just disregard this whole thing, lol. 🙂

      • I have in the past, but I never stick with it. Like you said, I end up using it too often and then *poof* I forget I own it. I must get back to some semblance of a regular beauty routine though. Working at home has spoiled me, and for some reason I’ve become super-sensitive to makeup in the last few months – I end up with a migraine when I use certain things, so I’ve just been avoiding all of it. :/

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