Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Move Over OPI! Make Room for ZOYA!

Everytime I parade the nail polish aisles at ULTA or Target, nothing really fancies me. Sure, I've became a fan of OPI's Drip Dry because my sister-in-law went off a whim and bought it, and we both loved it BUT I always caught myself referencing back to Zoya. It's been months ago when I went to a spa that carried Zoya polish. But from what I recall, my manicure lasted more than a week. Other nail spas I've been to always carried OPI, but my manicure never lasted long. Unfortunately, the spa that carried Zoya no longer does manicures/pedicures, they solely focus on haircare, massages, and facials. BOO! So that's what brought me to http://www.zoya.com/.
Now, just so you know, I have a horrible habit of peeling of my nail polish. Right when it starts to lift, I tend to grab it and peel all the nail polish off. Horrible, isn't it? Especially when you spend time doing your nails, and then it only takes minutes to kill a good manicure.

So here's my good ol' haul from Zoya. I had to try to the Color Lock System to break my poor habit.



(L to R) Meet the newest to my collection: Madison and Melanie

Everything looks soooo pretty! I love my Remove+, which is the purple nail polish remover. It's in a pump! So my clumsy butt doesn't need to worry about knocking this stuff over and being wasteful. Plus, it smells good, like lavender! What I love about this remover is that it cleans the nail plate and extends the polish wear, all without drying the nail.


Citing from their site: Zoya is free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor.

So no need to worry about sniffing and inhaling strong nail polish fumes! I did my nails in the bedroom and the husby didn't even complain about the smell! SCOORREE!

I'm pretty neutral when it comes to painting my nails. I guess because I don't feel like I have the bestest nails to pull off color. I have short nail beds, womp! But nonetheless, I do have a passion for pale pinks and good ol' classic french tips. I do have my eye on some other Zoya neutrals, but maybe I'll twitter the Zoya Nail Lady (http://twitter.com/Zoya_NailPolish) and ask her for some expert help.


Here's a pic of my nails. I really prefer my left hand over my right. I feel like my right hand is busted. PUAHA! I don't know what's wrong with me. But anyways, please pardon the crooked fingers. I blame cracking my knuckles in my youth... DOH!





I looooovvveee Zoya! I bought three nail polishes (2 Madisons, and 1 Melanie) and gave one to Tricia to try. She loved it just as much! And hopefully, I have converted her. Maybe I'll convert you blogger gals to try Zoya polishes. My manicure lasted longer and I didn't catch myself peeling off my nail polish. That's a major plus for me!

The Color Lock System is officially a holy grail item. With Remove+, Anchor Base Coat, Amor Top Coat, and Hurry Up Speed Drops, you're manicure and pedicure will last long and look fresh. The Hurry Up Speed Drops are going to last a lifetime, I know it'll be awhile before I have to restock. What I love about the Hurry Up Speed Drops is that my manicure/pedicure is dry within 5 minutes!! No need to wait! Plus, I'm impatient and during my old drying times is when I'd ruin my manicure. So I'm in LOOVVE with HurryUP!

As for Customer Service, Zoya went above and beyond. Since I spent a good amount, I was awarded with free shippping and of course, freebies! Who doesn't love freebies? I got an extra 2 oz of Remove+ and another bottle of drops by Qtica (sister-brand).

My only gripe is that I have a hard time finding Zoya is my area =(. I'm a little hesistant to order online because I wouldn't know how the color looks in person. But nevertheless, I'll still continue to be a faithful customer. I doubt I'll be buying any OPI anytime soon!


Lastly, here's a pic of all my manicure/pedicure goodness in one big green crate. Gotta love Target! $1.99 Basket!


13 comments:

eyeheartfood said...

I'm not a beauty buff like you & Janelle are, but I was actually waiting for your Zoya review! Haha. I always have a hard time finding nail polish that looks chic. I love natural nail colors too! I will be making a big purchase soon. Thanks for the review! :)

Janelle said...

Ooh pretty nail polish! I need more neutral colors. It's so fool-proof! I'm usually more bold but it's a pain because you can see every chip & imperfection.

I want some Zoya now, esp. if it lasts longer than OPI. Thanks for sharing, Jen!

izumi said...

nicee.. gotta check out zoya. i keep hearing so many good things about it!! i love your color choices :)

DSK said...

You make me want to try zoya and dude nude nails

Carm said...

I have not exactly ditched my OPI addiction, but the Zoya was nice...and that pale pink looks so clean and professional...mucho love for Zoya

vietxpinay. said...

Zoya sounds like some good stuff! you know me, with my nail designs and such, i need to start stepping up the quality in products that i use! the OPI base coat i use is good but the top coat kinda sucks. my designs chip in less than 3-4 days! i hate it. i might look into this...

thanks girl (=

Roseilee said...

love your reviews! =)

AbcGrrrL said...

I've always wanted to try out Zoya nail polishes ... they look so pretty!

dxiv said...

cooooooooooooll... i'm actually gonna try this. good job Mrs. St Patrick!

Iyah said...

LOve the natural polish on your nails! :) ZOya seems like a nice nail polish. I have not tried OPI.. ahaha!

Patricia G. said...

OooOoOoH! You revamped the page!!! Prettttttyyy! & thanks for the nail polish ATE! puahaha!

Meilily said...

Thanks to your photos, I ordered Zoya's Madison - So pretty!

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