Pantone’s color of 2013 is emerald, and I have enjoyed experimenting with this shade more than the colors of previous years (orange, yellow). Just looking in my closet and in my jewelry box, I realized I have a lot of emerald. Since 2013 is marching right along, I’ve been trying to wear emerald more often.
Enter the October, Art of Beauty, ipsy bag. My favorite product among those selected for me in this month’s bag was the Zoya nail polish in Giovanna. When I first received it, I thought it looked like a deep turquoise with more blue than green. But when I applied it last night, I saw that it is a true emerald. The shade is just gorgeous. It’s a captivating metallic. Friends who I saw today said it reminded them of a mermaid. I agree!
This is my first experience with Zoya, and it’s a real cut above. It has a normal size brush, but the polish is thicker than some similarly priced brands. In fact, I was thinking I probably could get away with one coat…but I gave it a second coat to be sure. Surprisingly, it dried rather quickly.
Zoya costs around $8 for 0.50 fl. oz. It’s available at Ulta, Amazon, other online retailers, as well as nail salons and spas. If you’re looking to buy it in a retail store, Ulta may be your best bet. Or go to zoya.com and use their store locator, but call first since the salons/spas that are listed may not have the full product line.
The other good news about Zoya is that it contains no Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor. I know I’ll be buying more of this brand. Here are the ingredients that are in Zoya nail polish:
Have you tried Zoya? What’s your favorite shade?