Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Zoya A Day - March 31, 2015 - Erin

Zoya Erin

It is an open stock polish and not from a collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with Seche Vite topcoat. This polish is not opaque at 3 coats. It is meant to be sheer when you wear it.

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Erin by Zoya can be best described as a soft, pale flesh-toned pink nude sheer with subtle flecks of silvery glitter. A universally flattering nude with a touch of sparkle, perfect for a natural French manicure.
Color Family - French
Finish - Metallic
Intensity - 2 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Warm

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Zoya A Day - March 30, 2015 - Bebe

Zoya Bebe

It is from the Winter 2003 Masquerade collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with Seche Vite topcoat. This polish is not opaque at 3 coats. It is meant to be sheer when you wear it.

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Bebe by Zoya can be best described as a medium pink with subtle deep pink shimmer and flecks of silvery-white glitter. A fun, feminine pink for a sparkling manicure.
Color Family - Pink
Finish - Metallic
Intensity - 3 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Cool

Zoya A Day - March 29, 2015 - Mosheen

Zoya Mosheen

It is from the Winter 2013 Zenith collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with Seche Vite topcoat and two coats over a white creme polish. This is meant to be worn as a topper.

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Mosheen by Zoya can be best described as an astro ice blue topper, great for layering over other hues.
Color Family - Blue
Finish - Special Effect
Intensity - 2 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Cool

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Zoya A Day - March 28, 2015 - Felicity

Zoya Felicity

It is from the Spring 2008 Blissful collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with Seche Vite topcoat. This was not fully opaque at three coats for me. I would expect visible nail line without more coats.

This is discontinued polish that is no longer available from Zoya. Resellers may still have it in stock.

Official Description:
Felicity is a soft dusty tea-rose pink with champagne and bright pink undertones in a sheer creme finish.
Color Family - Coral
Color Finish - Cream
Color Intensity - 3 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Warm

Friday, March 27, 2015

Zoya A Day - March 27, 2015 - Normani

Zoya Normani

It is from the Winter 2013/2014 Naturel collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with Seche Vite topcoat. This was basically a one coater for me. Great formula.

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Normani by Zoya can be best described as full-coverage, sable mauve cream. Pair with any of the other Naturel Collection shades for a chic tone-on-tone look!
Color Family - Nude, Purple
Color Finish - Cream
Color Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Cool

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Zoya A Day - March 26, 2015 - Lo

Zoya Lo

It is from the Summer 2008 Gossip collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with Seche Vite topcoat. I recommend 2-3 coats to be fully opaque for this one.

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Lo by Zoya can be best described as a bright, warm, medium pink creme with strong coral undertones. A unique summer pink that really flatters a tan.
Color Family - Pink
Finish - Cream
Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Warm

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Parrot Polish Iris Review


So today I actually have a non-Zoya polish for you. Lately people have been raving about a relatively new polish brand, Parrot Polish. I decided to try them out myself since free shipping on all orders in the U.S. is pretty tempting. Of course, their polishes also run at a higher price than the indies I normally purchase, so they're making up the cost of shipping in other ways.

My first order was for the thermal holo (yes, you read that combination correctly) Iris. When it is warm, you get a very pretty bright pink. It shifts to a deep purple when your fingers are cold. This was my first thermal polish, so I wasn't completely sure what to expect with how easily it would shift from warm to cold. I found the polish to shift fairly easily. Or the circulation in my hands isn't very good.

While I was at work I noticed my polish shift back and forth between the two colors pretty regularly. Maybe my hands get cold while typing easily.

This is the cold state of Iris.
Warm state of Iris.
This is what makes me love thermals. The cool gradient look you get in between hot and cold.
The formula on this polish was a little thicker than I'm used to, but it was nearly a one-coater. Pictures above are all of two coats with a topcoat. I don't remember which topcoat I used. Possibly KBShimmer's Clearly On Top, which is my go-to topcoat.

I've already placed two more orders for more Parrot Polish thermals, so you can expect another review soon.

You can purchase Parrot Polish online from their website. I do not receive any referral benefits from recommending them and I purchased this polish myself. This particular polish retails for $12 and has free shipping within the U.S. on any order.










































































I also received a free mini polish and a heart shaped bar of soap in my order, which they throw into all orders from what I can tell.


Zoya A Day - March 25, 2015 - Faith

Zoya Faith

It is from the Fall 2003 Jewels collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with Seche Vite topcoat. This polish needed 3 coats to be opaque for me. Kind of reminded me of Ruby.

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Faith by Zoya can be best described as a light crimson-red with cool pink shimmer and very faint coppery-gold duochrome. A red that's not so plain and looks very classy with a crisp white shirt.
Color Family - Red
Finish - Metallic
Intensity - 3 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Cool

Zoya A Day - March 24, 2015 - Louise

Zoya Louise 

It is from the Fall 2013 Cashmere collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with Seche Vite topcoat. This polish was opaque at two coats for me. It seems funny the official description has the color family as nude. I’d pick brown...

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Louise by Zoya can be best described as rich chocolate brown cream - color you can just dive into.
Color Family - Nude
Color Finish - Cream
Color Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Cool

Monday, March 23, 2015

Zoya A Day - March 23, 2015 - Leslie

Zoya Leslie

It is from the Spring 2015 Delight collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with Seche Vite topcoat. This polish was opaque at two coats for me. The shimmer is surprisingly pretty with the purple.

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Leslie by Zoya can be best described as a soft spring lavender metallic with an energizing turquoise flash.
Color Family - Purple
Finish - Metallic
Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Cool

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Zoya A Day - March 22, 2015 - Shelby

Zoya Shelby 

It is from the Summer 2012 Beach collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with Seche Vite topcoat. You may be good with 2 coats. It may need a 3rd to even out the polish.

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Shelby by Zoya can be best described as a soft but colorful cherry blossom pink with an opaque cream finish. A light girly pink with enough tint to keep it from looking pastel or washed out.
Color Family - Pink
Finish - Cream
Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )

Tone - Cool

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Zoya A Day - March 21, 2015 - Tove

Zoya Tove

It is from the 2015 Naturel Satin collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with no topcoat. This polish is meant to be worn without a topcoat, but it is also pretty with a glossy or matte topcoat. This was nearly a one coater for me. I suggest using 1-2 coats.  Zoya calls this one blue, but it really feels more grey to me.

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Tove by Zoya can be best described as a misty slate grey cream in the exclusive Satin* finish.
*Satin formula is a hybrid between matte and glossy polishes and is not intended to be worn with a top coat.
Color Family - Blue
Finish - Satin
Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )

Tone - Cool

Friday, March 20, 2015

Zoya A Day - March 20, 2015 - Joan

Zoya Joan 

This is an open stock polish not from a collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with Seche Vite topcoat. This is a sheer polish. This is the kind of polish I wear when I want a better than nude look for my nails. I usually use one coat. But you can use a few coats to build up the color as well.

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Joan by Zoya can be best described as a warm milky beige nude flesh-tone creme. Add slightly more color than other similar sheers, can be worn alone.
Color Family - French
Finish - Cream
Intensity - 2 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Warm

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Zoya A Day - March 19, 2015 - Lillian

Zoya Lillian

It is from the Spring 2015 Delights collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with no topcoat. This polish was opaque at two coats for me.

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Lillian by Zoya can be best described as a faded aquamarine with a glossy cream finish
Color Family - Blue
Finish - Cream
Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Cool

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Zoya A Day - March 18, 2015 - Seraphina

Zoya Seraphina

It is from the Winter 2013 Zenith collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with no topcoat. It is not opaque at 3 coats. You will likely need 4+ thin coats for it or will see visible nail line with it. This polish is almost hard to tell if it’s white or silver when you look at it. Very pretty.

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Seraphina can best be described as a full-coverage, Polaris silver metallic.
Color Family - Grey
Finish - Metallic
Intensity - 4 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Cool

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Zoya A Day - March 17, 2015 - Brittany

Zoya Brittany

It is from the 2015 Naturel Satins collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with no topcoat. You should be good with 2 coats to be opaque with this one. If the satin finish isn’t for you, this polish is also pretty with a matte or glossy topcoat. I’ve heard people say they don’t like the formula on the Satins. I didn’t have any problems. I suggest doing 2-3 thin coats for best application.

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Brittany by Zoya can be best described as a rose mauve cream in the exclusive Satin* finish.
*Satin formula is a hybrid between matte and glossy polishes and is not intended to be worn with a top coat.
Color Family - Pink
Finish - Satin
Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Cool

Monday, March 16, 2015

Zoya A Day - January 5, 2015 - Elisa


Zoya Elisa


I had a really hard time capturing the faint golden shimmer in this one.

Pictures are three coats with SV topcoat. You can probably get away with 2 coats on this one. Lovely formula. Easy to apply.

This is a currently available polish from the 2012 Diva collection.
Official Description:
Elisa by Zoya can be best described as: Bright, shining medium crimson red with subtle gold shimmer and a glowing metallic finish. The smooth, glowy metallic finish gives this bright red an extra kick.
Family - Red
Finish - Foil
Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Cool

Zoya A Day - January 6, 2015 - Nyx

Zoya Nyx


This is from the Spring 2013 Pixie Dust collection.

It is a very delicate blue grey. This polish applies very smoothly. Great formula. I generally choose it when I need a fast mani with no cleanup needed.

These pictures are 3 coats with no top coat. You might be able to get away with two coats unless you have a free edge that's normally difficult to cover.

This polish is currently available from Zoya but being discontinued.

Official Description:

Nyx by Zoya can be best described as a perfect periwinkle with a sugared sparkle, in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
Family - Blue
Finish - PixieDust
Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Cool, Neutral

Zoya A Day - January 12, 2015 - Arlo

Zoya Arlo

This polish is from the Summer 2014 Magical Pixie Dust collection.

This is a very textured polish. Swatches are of 3 coats without topcoat. You will want 3 coats to be fully opaque.

It is currently available from Zoya though it will soon be retired.

Official Description:
Arlo by Zoya can be best described as a glittering violet amethyst in the best-selling ultra textured, matte, holographic MagicalPixie formula.

Color Family - Purple
Finish - PixieDust
Intensity - 4 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Cool

Zoya A Day - March 16, 2015 - Stassi

Zoya Stassi

It is from the Summer 2014 Bubbly collection.

Pictures are 3 coats with Seche Vite for a topcoat. I suggest 3-4 thin coats to be opaque. Might have some VNL issues. This one may also be easier to use as 1 coat over another polish. Note that some bottles (like mine) have the name misspelt as Staasi.

This is a currently available polish from Zoya.

Official Description:
Stassi by Zoya can be best described as a brilliant citron green with a gold metallic glaze and holographic finish. Featuring the exclusive liquid-metal holographic jelly formula with 2 coat coverage.
Color Family - Green
Finish - Glitter, Jelly
Intensity - 3 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Cool

Zoya A Day - March 15, 2015 - Tilda

Zoya Tilda 

It is from the Summer 2014 Tickled collection.


Pictures are 3 coats with Seche Vite for a topcoat. You should be good at 2 coats to be fully opaque with this one.


This is a currently available polish from Zoya.


Official Description:
Tilda by Zoya can be best described as a warm mantis green cream that is a great alternative to a summer lime. Flawlessly opaque in 2 coats.
Color Family - Green
Finish - Cream
Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )
Tone - Warm