Zoya’s Kissy

The second of the polishes that my mother sent me recently, Kissy has met every expectation I had of her! I layered Kissy over Zoya’s other fabulous pink polish Lolly. Lolly is a matte pink, so I made sure to cover every bit of my nails in a nice top coat after applying Kissy.

Here’s the combination in sunlight:

And a picture in the shade:

Funnily enough, the shaded picture is more true to the actual color of this combination. And, because I love the multiple different types of glitter in Kissy, here’s a closeup!

There are three types of glitter inside this beauty: silver bar glitters, shorter purple bar glitters and very small round red glitters. I just realized that this would have been a perfect simple Valentine’s Day manicure! The Kissy was a little difficult to apply, but only because I had to make sure the bar glitter didn’t extend past the edge of my nails. I also had to apply a generous amount of topcoat to ensure I had a smooth surface.

In conclusion, Kissy lived up to the expectations I had for her. Though I wasn’t expecting her to be so sheer, I know I’ll definitely make good use of her when it comes to layering (:

On a related note: I’m sure many of you have heard about Zoya’s “Share the Love” program by now. In case you haven’t yet, click the link below to find out more!

Upon clicking the link and creating an account with Zoya.com, you will receive a coupon for a FREE bottle of Zoya Nail Polish! The fun doesn’t stop there, add two more polishes to your order and you get free shipping too! What are you waiting for?



Zoya’s Indigo

Today I present you with a polish I’ve had my eye on for a while, Indigo from Zoya’s Downtown Collection. I saw this picture on Tumblr about two months ago and absolutely fell in love with Indigo’s subtle sparkles. Over my spring break, my mother and I were grocery shopping at Whole Foods and happened upon a Zoya nail polish display. By happened, I mean that I knew exactly where it was and may have subtly led my mother towards it.

In between admiring the bright spring colors and a new discovery called Kissy, I found Indigo. We didn’t end up purchasing the colors at the time, but I received a care package last week from my dearest mother containing both Indigo and Kissy! She definitely knows how to make my day (:

Anyway, with the weather being as dreary as it has been lately, I couldn’t bring myself to try Kissy just yet. However, Indigo was perfect.

My goodness, was it hard to capture how gorgeous Indigo truly is. From far away she’s just a deep navy leaning towards black, but not so up close! (Or in sunlight! Boston was a little lacking on that front, but I indulged in every spot of sun I could find.)

I could have used only one coat, by the way. It was just the perfectionist in me that required two.

I hope you have the chance to check out Indigo for yourselves, this is definitely a new favorite of mine and I typically don’t go for darker colors. That little hint of sparkle was enough to make me fall in love (:

Zoya’s Tiffany

To get me in the mood for Spring, I decided to change up my darker colors for one more fitting. I chose Zoya’s Tiffany, which the company describes as “Pink, peach and light copper toned foil particles accented by flecks of gold foil.”

Zoya was already creeping up my list of favorite brands, and now I have to admit it. Tiffany was everything i wanted it to be and more. I absolutely love what Zoya does with its foils and this feminine color perfectly captured how I was feeling about the beginning of Spring.

With one coat:

With two coats:

(Please excuse the messy cuticles /: )

And, as it was the week leading up to the hunger games, I couldn’t resist adding a coat of China Glaze’s Luxe and Lush on top!

And there you have it!

I loved Tiffany by itself, but Luxe and Lush made this girl even prettier!

Zoya Beach and Surf Collection Giveaway!

I’m sure you’ve all been keeping a look out for pretty summer colors, especially if you’ve been enjoying wonderful weather like I have been!

Zoya is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands, not just because of the stunning colors they create, but because of their approach to the industry.

“Art of Beauty was founded in 1986 by Zoya and Michael Reyzis. They had a shared vision, which evolved from a small nail salon into a spa focusing on natural nails, skin care and alternative European herbal treatments. As the first to remove toxic ingredients such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde and DBP (dibutyl phthalate) from its formulations, Art of Beauty maintains its focus on the health and well being of salons, spas and consumers.salons, spas and consumers.”

Nail blogger Princess Polish is holding an incredibly generous giveaway that I encourage you all to check out! In celebration of her growing fanbase, Princess Polish will be giving away a complete set of the Zoya Breach and Surf collection. Go check out her wonderful polish blog and enter the giveaway!

Good luck!

Zoya’s Edyta

I bought this polish as a present for my mother last Christmas. I ended up trying it myself after she opened it, so we could see what it looked like.

I’ve decided that Zoya may be my second favorite nail polish brand (after OPI) because their shades are so creative and colorful!

This looked like a fun color in the bottle, but it was even more intriguing on my nails. In some lights it was a simple dark green with a bit of shimmer, and in other lights it was strongly highlighted with gold. It even had a dark blue base that I discovered when I was taking it off. I loved the multiple aspects of the one polish and I hope to be trying more Zoya polishes soon!