What I’m Loving – Zoya Nail Polish

I am not one to wear polish on my fingernails. I chew and pick (though working very hard to stop this habit), and I just don’t want to draw attention to my hands. However I do like a nicely pedicured food, especially come spring and summer.

Since having Emerson I have neither the time nor money for regular salon visits – I think my last professional pedicure was over a year ago. Having to go DIY, I have started buying things like nail polish, and really checking out quality, brand ethics, and ingredients.

Through this, I have found and fallen in love with Zoya polishes. Zoya polishes are vegan friendly, free of toluene, formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate, and camphor. All this, and over 300 colors to choose from!

zoya nail polish

If you “Like” Zoya on Facebook, you will be the first to know about many of their promotions. A couple months ago, they had a great promotion where you could pick any three colors and get them for just the price of shipping ($6.95). I got a Isla (classic dark red with some shimmer), Ibiza (a dark sparkly navy), and Kelly, which is not green but a gorgeous shade of creamy cool-toned gray.

Kelly is my new favorite. I want to paint my bedroom in this gray, own clothes in this gray, and I love wearing it on my toes.

Zoya polishes are a bit thinner than your classic polish, but that doesn’t affect it’s quality. I find I need at least two coats for a nice finish, but find Zoya doesn’t chip as fast as some other polishes, and it keeps its shine and look for weeks. In fact, I have been doing the Lazy Woman’s/Busy Mom’s pedicure for the past couple of weeks where all I do is layer some more polish over what I already had to fill in the space from growing nails and chips from trimming the length. The coverage is even, it’s not lumpy, doesn’t chip and looks… well, polished!

I like purchasing products that are made ethically, and with less chemicals. I love it when such products are also of excellent quality. I find my Zoya polishes rival OPI, Essie and all my other old favorites.

Have you tried Zoya? What do you think of it?


  1. Nicole Bateman
    May 23, 2011 / 5:37 pm

    LOVE Zoya Lola and Layla, very similar but one has a more irredescent look to it, perfect for summer toes!

  2. vishal khandelwal
    May 20, 2011 / 6:03 am

    nice post and awesome blog, would like to make my blogs like this, cool designer fashion accessories listed here !! thanks……

  3. May 11, 2011 / 4:03 am

    I own A LOT of polish. I like Zoya. They have decent colors and I don’t have issues with how it applies. I must admit that I tend to use China Glaze more.

  4. May 10, 2011 / 1:43 pm

    Good to know! I won 6 OPI colors on a blog & got these three Zoyas so I am polish set for a while. BUt if I need a new color I will check out Sally Hansen!

  5. May 10, 2011 / 1:43 pm

    OPI ingredients on most polishes:

    Classic Shades Nail Lacquer:Contains: Butyl Acetate,
    Toluene, Nitrocellulose,
    Ethyl Acetate, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde
    Resin, Dibutyl Phthalate, Isopropyl
    Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Camphor, Benzophenone-1, Mica,
    Cl 77163, Cl 77019, Cl 77891

  6. Chris
    May 10, 2011 / 3:34 am

    I lurve Zoya too! My pal introduced me to their FB Page and the promo. I’ve been a fan ever since. Where have they been hiding?? 😛

  7. Acd3213
    May 9, 2011 / 10:33 pm

    I love that gray color. I went to loft, left with 3 shirts. When I got home, I realized they were all in that same gray color. I have that color nail polish in Sally hansen’s salon manicure. Have you ever tried that one? Bottom coat, polish, top coat all-in-one! I washed dishes 5 minutes later, and the color didn’t budge! I was impressed!

  8. Gervaselm
    May 9, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    I tried Zoya nailpolishes when I was pregnant and was quite impressed. However they don’t seem to be widely available here in Australia so I had to order online & pay for shipping. I think OPI nailpolishes are “3-free” as well as Zoya so thought I would just keep buying OPI since they are more widely available – did you find out anything unsavoury about OPI polishes during your research?

  9. May 9, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Great review – I have always wanted to try this brand, but never have. Just liked them on FB so I can get in on those amazing deals!

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