04 April 2012

Nail Junkie | Zoya Nail Polish "Zara" and "Neeka" | Review + Swatches

This post has been coming for quite a while now. I originally bought these polishes back in January when Zoya had their 2 "free" polish winter promotion where you only pay shipping. Zoya has a ton of colors so it was hard narrowing it down to just two but I managed. I've only tried Zoya polishes once before but that was so long ago I can't really remember how I liked them. Anyway I wanted to share the two colors I bought so check the swatches and my full review below. 

A vivid blue-toned light purple with strong 
golden duochrome shimmer

A greyed amethyst with subtle red duochrome shimmer 
and bright gold glitter accents

Glow: I've tried a lot of brands when it comes to nail polish and I must say that Zoya's formula is a top contender, if not one of the best! The polish is very easy to apply and goes on super smooth like silk. I only needed two coats for a full even coverage. Both Zara and Neeka have a metallic finish embellished with tiny micro-shimmers. The shades are soft and beautiful!

Glare: No gripes about the polish but Zoya's shipping process is a little bit flaky. I ordered these in late January and didn't receive them until almost a month later (a little over 3 weeks). Now I do understand that companies tend to get "overwhelmed" when they have these type of popular promotions however I thought it was a little unprofessional of them not to at least send out an email detailing or apologizing for the delay :-/ I'm just going to chalk this one up to them being "overwhelmed" (their own words after emailing them) because I've never placed a regular order so I can't really compare the difference in shipping when they're not having a promotion. I will say this though, the polish is really good which makes the 3+ week shipping thing forgivable lol -this time.

Would I Recommend It? Yes, I would! Although I really wish they would sell their polish in stores and more salons. I'm looking forward to buying more shades, possibly brights this time. They had a spring promotion last month where you could buy 3 and get 3 free but I procrastinated and missed it :-/ hopefully they'll have another one sometime soon!

Where To Buy: All Zoya polishes currently retail for $8 each and are available online and in select salons across the country. To find a salon near you or to purchase online please visit http://www.zoya.com.
Product(s) in this post were purchased by me. 


  1. First, those colors look great on you! I have Neeka, but haven't swatched it yet. It's on my to do list. :) I love Zoya's polishes and have ordered from them more than a few times in the last year. They usually ship quickly, and I think the delay you experienced was an exception. Their Facebook page is VERY active, and they often post updates when they get "overwhelmed" and have delays shipping orders. The GMA promo I got in on late last week is already on the way, and I know that was a popular one. If you live near an Ulta, they carry several of the collections...my Ulta has the Smoke and Mirrors and the Feel collection along with small selection of other colors. They'll be getting the summer collection in a couple weeks, and they always have coupons which helps!

    1. Thank you! I'll definitely be buying more because I really love their formula, although I'm still disappointed that I missed the last sale they had going on lol! I'll also check out Ulta too, thanks for the heads up!

  2. Why can't I find a decent purple without all the shimmer?

    1. They have a few! Check China Glaze they have several!


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