Zoya Nailpolish (£10.50/14ml)
Art of Beauty was founded in 1986 by Zoya and Michael Reyzis. They had a shared vision, which evolved from a small nail salon into a spa focusing on natural nails, skin care and alternative European herbal treatments. (…)
Zoya, originally a classical pianist in Russia, earned her Cosmetology license in 1979 when she and her husband Michael immigrated to the United States. While pianist jobs were limited, the world of cosmetology offered a new profession and a means by which to build a new career. Through Zoya’s hard work, and a demand for quality and healthy, natural ingredients for her clients, it became evident that there was a need for the perfect products. Responding to his wife’s requests. Michael, an advanced chemist, developed and patented unique products such as anti-wrinkle treatments and shampoo and conditioning treatments for the salon & spa. He also created the first working fast drying topcoat and the longest wearing, toxin free natural nail polish, revolutionizing the nail industry. (…)
What I say:
First of all, Zoya has the least toxic nail polishes that I came across so far. They are not only 5-free, vegan and crueltyfree, but from looking at the ingredients on Codecheck they are the least harmful.
I have five of their nail polishes myself and really love most of them. Zoya has an incredible range of colours and finishes and as you can see I have tried different ones from their normal, matte, satin and pixie dust range.
- Pixie Dust Carter: royal purple with a strong magenta sparkling, matte and textured finish.
- Satin Brittany: rose mauve cream in the exclusive Satin (hybrid between matte and glossy) finish.
- Matte Velvet Posh: Matte Ruby Red Shimmer.
- Cheri: Rich rose-mauve with warm red undertones and strong golden shimmer.
- Pippa: ultra-bright, sunny and cheerful medium lemon yellow creme (works well with Neon hues) with a cream finish.
I love all of the above nail polishes besides Pippa. In comparison to the others, the formula seems to be on the thicker side and I just couldn’t get an even finish with it. That being said, I am a big fan of the matte and satin finish, both of them look really elegant and the formula allows for strike free application. Most nail polishes don’t last on my nails very long without chipping, so I’d say the above usually make three days, which for me is pretty good. Pixie Dust is more of a sand style formula, it has the most beautiful shimmer to it though and lasts a bit better on me than the others. This is why I am generally a fan of sand style nail polish.
Did you try Zoya nail polishes yet? Which one is your favourite?
[Carter, Posh] Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sterikonium Hectolite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrane / Acrylates Copolymer.