Monday, January 24, 2011

I got my free Zoya nail polish!

A couple weeks ago, I posted about Zoya's nail polish giveaway for getting 20,000 Facebook followers. Well it took longer than expected, but I can't complain because they were free. I received the polish this weekend and immediately tried all three colors on for you to see. I ordered Yasmeen (purple), Layla (pink) and Ibiza (blue). This is how they looked on my nails.

I tried to find the best light so you could really see the colors.

My intention was to get a great hot pink for summer, a really dark (almost black) purple and a sparkly navy blue. Well unfortunately when you order things like nail polish online, you don't always get what you wanted. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the colors. It's just funny what my original intentions were. So here's my initial review of the colors (I will give a better review as a whole once I wear them for a significant amount of time).

Yasmeen - I originally wanted a dark purple, what I got was a glittery, dark purple. I still like it, but I was so concerned during the ordering process not to get another red shade that I didn't notice I had a purple in my collection close to it. I didn't realize this until this weekend.

These are my purples, the one all the way to the right is very similar to my new Zoya color

These are my reds, which is the reason I was so insistent on not choosing yet another one

Layla - I couldn't be more happy with. In person it's holy cow pink! It is the definition of hot pink. I love wearing bright pink colors in summer when I'm tan and I ran out of the one I had so I needed a replacement. I'm very excited about this one!

Ibiza - I was looking for a dark, but sparkly navy blue. A girlfriend of mine had worn a color just like it and I wanted one for my own. It's funny because what blue and the purple actually turned out exactly opposite of what I originally wanted. The purple turned out a little lighter with sparkles and the blue turned out to be much darker than it looked online.

It was a great idea to include a booklet with all their colors, so now I'll really know what colors look like before I order.

I'm trying to heal my poor hands before I paint them again. For some reason this winter, my hands have been dryer than normal. My cuticles and the skin around my nails have been splitting so nail polish isn't working for me right now. I'll probably end up putting the color on my toes first. I'll let you guys know how they last and look in a week or so.

How many of you ordered Zoya colors? Have you tried them? What do you think of them?

♥ Erin


Krystal said...

I got the ibiza also but I haven't tried it out yet. I don't have anything like that color so I'm hoping it's cool on me!

Aly said...

I ordered mine but still haven't gotten them! Im hoping to get them this week! I love the pink color!

Kerr said...

I am still waiting on mine to come in the mail. I got a dark green, the same blue as you, and a pink...I think?!

Miss K said...

I love the Ibiza color! it's so great!

I got my colors ofver the weekend and they're totally different than what I though they would be too. I'm wearing Barbie right now and really like it, but idk if i would have bought it if i had seen the color IRL bc i have colors similar already.

I like the Zoya polish, but it takes FOREVER to dry!