Zoya, one of my favorite nail polish brands, had a great promo in January: buy 3 polishes and pay only $12 shipping/get the polish free. What a deal because their polishes are usually $9-10 each!
I fell in love with one of Zoya’s new shades, part of the Naturel Collection for Spring 2014, Brigitte, a nude/mauve shade.
When it arrived and I saw it up close, I liked it even more. When I hear mauve, I think the awful pinky/purple shade from the 1980s. This is not that. It’s a mauve cream that is feminine, classic and looks great with just about any neutral color (with brights, not so much).
Like other Zoya polishes, it’s 3 free: no DBP, toluene or formaldehyde. It has a normal, slim brush and is easy to apply. Two coats covered well with no streaking. It dried very quickly.
Unfortunately, it started to chip at the tips the next day and by day 3, I had lots of chips. I used Deborah Lippmann base and topcoats that, in spite of their high price and the incredible shininess of the topcoat, I’m not sure are the best for longevity. I will try Brigitte again with Revlon base coat and essence gel look topcoat to see if I get better results.
I still love this shade. I think it’s the prettiest nude ever. It looks great with my cool skin tone, so I want this to work out!
Brigitte by Zoya is 0.5 fl. oz/15 ml and is regularly priced at $9. It’s cruelty-free and vegan. Zoya is available at zoya.com, Ulta, amazon.com, and probably at other retail stores and salons near you!
Do you have a favorite nude polish?
And on a different note, if you haven’t already heard, Urban Decay is having their 20% off Friends & Fanatics Sales till Valentine’s Day this Friday. The code is FFSPRING14.
It’s good on most UD products, Naked 3 is excluded (no surprise there). Also, they’re giving a bonus of a deluxe sample of UD Anti-aging Eye Primer with any single eye shadow purchase. Heck, if you’re wondering what to buy, get a full-size Anti-aging Eye Primer. It is the best! Also, consider a Revolution lipstick. There are so many great choices, have fun!