Saturday, 19 May 2012

Zoya Zuza and Zoya Carly - WOW

So much like Deborah Lippmann, I have a complicated relationship with Zoya.  Like Lippmann they are "top quality", the best of the best, etc etc.  On me?  CHIP CITY within hours.  I think it must be something about my body chemistry?  I bought my first Zoyas(Envy and Sloan) with Kas, and within hours of putting them on, I was calling her to be like "WTF WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?"  I've tried four different top coats and three different base coats, no changes.  I've had better wear with a couple of other Zoya colours, but only marginally(two days with no chips).  So I rarely buy Zoyas as a result.  But the new Surf collection was so gorgeous that I decided to take a chance on two of them.  I'm glad I did, even if I DID have a little of my typical chippage.

So I picked up Zuza and Carly.  Both are AMAZING both in person and on camera, though Carly was next to impossible to accurately capture.  I wore both for two days, and both had chips, however small, on day one.

A purple with strong red undertones.  Pink, violet, and silver shimmer are immediately apparent, though in the right lights I could also see what looked like blue.  Application was a little iffy and I think I will add a little thinner to this one before wearing it again, but overall it was good.  Nearly opaque in one coat, I used two here.  In direct light this just went CRAZY, so I photographed it in the shade, which is more colour accurate anyway.  Third photo is the most accurate.

Aqua colour with a strong blue base and a beautiful silver shimmer.  One coat was almost enough, but I used two for these pictures.  This was taken on day two, you can see a small chip on my index finger. Application was a dream.

Which Zoya polishes are your favourites?  Any I should try?


  1. Wow, these are gorgeous! I only own one Zoya polish, and I find I get good wear time on it. I rarely wear the same colour for more than 48 hours, though.

  2. I forget what it is but there is an ingredient in zoya polishes that doesn't play well with other base/top coats, their whole system is deisgned to keep your nail polish on forever but it only works if you use their base/top coat, most people have that problem too, all polishes chip on me in about 2 days anyway so it isn't much of a bother to me.

  3. Both look very pretty! I don´t own any Zoya polishes and so can´t really suggest any for you to try :)

  4. Sorry to hear about the chipping! That always sucks when its polishes you really like! Zuza is a fav of mine! :)

  5. Both are gorgeous! You make me want to get some Zoyas...I don't own any, but it seems like they have some great colors!

  6. I have carly and I love it! It looks great on you!

  7. These are so pretty! I love the colour of Zuza!!

  8. They're both gorgeous but I love Zuza!

  9. Wow zuza really is pretty!


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