Zoya had an amazing promotion a few weeks ago that I took advantage of. I ordered four shades one of which was a jelly named Paloma. I had never tried a jelly polish before. Frankly, a couple of years ago, I had no idea what a jelly is. Just like cream, matte, glitter, sheer etc., jelly refers to how the polish looks once it’s dry. Jelly is sheer-ish and glossy. It’s been described as like “lipgloss for your nails”. I think it has a fun, fresh look. Like a jelly bean!
Paloma is a raspberry jelly. Zoya calls it a deep fuschia-berry. I love the bright shade. Very jelly bean-ish.
Now, this was my first time using a jelly, and it was indeed sheer, sheerer than I expected. I believe I put on at least three thin coats of Paloma. Maybe it was four coats. I wanted the color to come through. The Zoya website says that it’s “sheer buildable color”, with 1 coat = sheer and 5 coats = opaque, and you can do as many or few coats as you like to achieve the look you’re going for.
The three or four coats that I did still has some sheerness, but I like it a lot. I want more jellies!
Also, Paloma, perhaps because it’s a jelly, seemed to dry faster than a cream polish. Yay for that!
Zoya Paloma is priced at $10. It’s cruelty-free and 5 free.
What do you think? Do you like jelly nail polish? Do you have a favorite jelly that I should know about?