ZOYA Nail Lacquer in Dove

Zoya Nail Lacquer Dove Blog Review ZOYA Nail Lacquer in DoveFor the first polish from my recent Product Preview, we have Zoya Nail Lacquer in Dove

Dove is a light grey with powdery light blue tones. While it does read “light blue” in some lights, it is decidedly grey, but far from the dark slates and “greiges” we more often see in polishes. I love Zoya for interesting spins on neutral polishes – shades that are unique yet still have that “goes with everything” quality (another example: my beloved PixieDust Nail Lacquer in Godiva).Zoya Nail Lacquer Dove ZOYA Nail Lacquer in Dove

The formula is a little thin and a little runny, but despite that, I found application a breeze. Maybe I’m finally getting better at applying neatly (knowing I’ll be posting swatches is a great incentive!), but the exceptionally smooth texture certainly helped.

Dove has been on my nails for five days now without a single chip. I’m testing out Zoya’s Top Coat (which I’ll review shortly), so I applied that to half my nails while the other half went top coat-free. I do think the nails without the top coat have a bit less of a freshly polished look, but the fact they’re chip-free without a top coat definitely impressives.

  • LifeOfBun

    Cool shade! The texture does look lovely and smooth. Very clean.

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thanks! The formula is extra smooth ♥

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Hey Catherine, oh this one is surprisingly gorgeous! It reminds me of a slightly darker and maybe more opaque version of Chanel Frenzy, which remains one of my all-time favorite nudes! Glad to hear it lasts so well as well! I’d love to hear about the top coat!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Sunny! Frenzy is really pretty, more of a typical beige-y nude while this is more actual grey. ♥

  • Martha

    I have this shade and love it!! So delicate and feminine for a grey, which is surprising!!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Martha! So glad you have it and love it :) You’re right, grey isn’t a shade you’d typical think of as delicate, but somehow with the light blue tones, Dove is ♥

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    I’m loving ‘greiges’ at the moment. I recently picked up YSL Gris Deco which is so similar <333

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Taylor! Oooh that one really is SO similar! “Greiges” are definitely having a moment. ♥

  • Christine

    So pretty Catherine! And I love the doves on the border around the pic. Always so well done! :)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Aww, thank you so much, Christine! The border is from Aviary photo editing app – I figured it went along with the name Dove ♥