Zoya Nail Lacquers – Ava, Melodie, Gia

Zoya Ava Melodie Gia Zoya Nail Lacquers – Ava, Melodie, Gia

Ah, Zoya… definitely a favorite in the beauty community. I don’t know if they still do this, but once yearly they used to have this crazy sale, where you could get 3 polishes for free, just pay shipping. Any brand that’s willing to give discounts like that, I’m a fan of. But the main selling point for me is their huge selection of colors and finishes. I picked these three shades off the website, not having seen them in person, but I ended up being happy with all three.

 

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L-R Ava, Melodie, Gia

Ava: slightly warm light pink, with no detectable glitter, but a shimmery irredesience (it’s a unique and flattering finish); sheer with one coat, opaque with three

Melodie: cooler taupe-y pink with lots of fine silver shimmer; opaque in two coats

Gia: classic Monroe orange-based red; opaque

All three colors apply smoothly. The formula is relatively thin, slightly more liquid-y than most other polishes I own. The brush seems pretty average-sized. Zoya’s formula is formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor free. It’s also vegan.

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Not exactly the neatest swatches I’ve ever done, but you get the idea. What do you think about Zoya polishes? Any favorite colors?

  • http://www.kissandmakeup.be/index.php/blog Kiss & Make-up

    I like the first one, the most neutral shade. I have plenty of loud statement colors already, so I could really do with a softer shade :-) I’ve been looking for a neutral shade that’s not too boring, and I like this one very much.

    • Catherine

      Let me know how you like it if you end up trying it :) It’s definitely subtle and neutral, but the finish makes it still a bit unique