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Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer in Barbie Review & Photos

August 27, 2009
Zoya Professional Lacquer in Barbie ($6)

Zoya Barbie is a true Barbie/bubblegum pink that’s relatively sheer upon initial application but is buildable to an opaque finish. It’s a little too Pepto Bismol pink for me to love it the way I wanted to on my fingers, but I do think that it would make a fabulous fun pedicure shade.


You may not have noticed as it’s very subtle, but Barbie actually has some fuchsia shimmer to it. Your best chance of seeing it is in the photo above – check out the bit of bottle right next to my middle finger. Honestly in person the only time that I’ve caught a glimpse of this shimmer has been under my office bathroom’s fluorescent lighting.


Barbie is a really pretty pink, but unlike Zara and Malia it just doesn’t pull at my heartstrings. I am thinking of dong a cute contrasting manicure with a brighter hot pink over it to jazz it up a bit. What do you think?

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Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer in Zara Review & Photos

August 20, 2009
Zoya Professional Lacqure in Zara ($6)

Zoya Zara is a unique duochrome metallic violet with massive amounts of gold shimmer and a foil finish. Despite all the shimmer, the finish is completely smooth.

Close up of Zoya Zara in the bottle.

I’ve had this particular nail polish shade on my wishlist for months, and having waited so long I think I may have hyped it up too much in my head. Don’t get me wrong, it’s seriously stunning when the sun glances off your nails just so and the golden shimmers are really brought out, but under fluorescent/artificial/dim lighting conditions, the underlying purple base just looks a litte muddy on me.

I shouldn’t complain though, because all in all it is a seriously gorgeous bottle of nailpolish! Check out my NOTD photos below:




Zara is also stunning as a finishing polish as a topcoat on top of your other purple polishes – it lends just the right amount of shimmer for a foiled metallic look.

What shades did you get during Zoya’s three free promotion?

Three Free Zoya Polishes

August 20, 2009


After what felt like forever, my three free Zoya polishes (that I got as part of their 5000 Twitter followers promotion) arrived a few nights ago. I picked up Malia (top), Barbie (middle), and Zara (bottom).


Zoya Malia is a light purple/lavender cream that’s got a slight cloudy gray tinge to it. It’s absolutely gorgeous and opaque in just one coat – just the way I like it! Absolutely gorgeous.


Zoya Barbie is a bright barbie pink (this photos doesn’t capture the brightness) with some barely there hot pink shimmer.

And Zoya Zara, which has been on my wishlist for months now, is a lavender/purple shade with copious amounts of gold glitter. Amazing when the sun hits it just so.

I’ll be posting photos of all of these polishes on nails at some point so stay tuned!

The Zoya Great Nail Polish Exchange (Somewhat Free!)

January 12, 2009
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I feel like I’m probably the last person to find out about this so just ignore the post if this is old news to you, but the always informative Deb tipped me off to the fact that Zoya currently has a promotion going on in which you send in your old bottles of nail polish (up to 200 non-Zoya bottles), choose the equivalent number of Zoya polishes, pay $3 shipping & handling per bottle and voila you’ve got some all new Zoya nail polishes! Thanks so much for the info Deb, I’m going to be doing this soon since I have a million bottles of nail polish sitting around feeling unloved.

All the details are HERE so if you’re interested definitely go check it out. All bottles must be received by February 28, 2009!