6/19/09

Matte Nail Polish! Zoya


When I heard Zoya was releasing a few matte shades, I was super excited. I ordered only one, Dovima, which is the darkest almost black shade. They also have a more gray one and a pretty maroon shade. Well, I can safely say I'll probably be ordering the other two very soon! I was actually shocked to have gotten mine so quickly...From what I knew, these weren't going to be sent out until July 1st since they were technically a pre-ordered item...??? Oh well. I'm excited and I LOVE this stuff. You've got to work fast with it though. As you may be able to see on my thumbnail, it can get a little clumpy if you don't work quickly with it. This is because it dries SUPER fast. Seriously. I received my package literally 20 minutes before posting this! *My rushed excitement will explain the messy cuticles... But overall, the color is even, smooth and VERY matte. It looks MUCH more matte in person. You can also apply a topcoat if you decide you want a more glossy finish and get bored with the matte. I used two coats and no basecoat.

**edit: After the color "sets" and completely dries (it's been at least 6 hours since posting) the color really evens out and looks completely smooth. It's pretty much impossible to show just how matte and even the color is in photos, but it's awesome!

18 comments:

  1. oh my... just got an orther from Zoya and you are making me want to place another one!

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  2. woww that is really interesting!!

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  3. Very dark and very pretty!!

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  4. I'm going to HAVE to order this. It's perfect for me!!

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  5. I kinda used to chew my nail (not sure if this is the correct term in english), and i've had ugly nails for years. About one year ago i just... stoped. Problem was my cuticles were a pain. I was used to cutting them and had to do that more than 2 times a week, then i stoped cutting them, but if i did my manicure less than 2 times a week they would be a pain. Anyway, all my cuticle problems vanished since i discovered the Instant cuticle remover. It's a miracle product, i swear. It's really cheap too. You should give it a try, you've got nothing to lose :)

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  6. haha that was super fast! i like it, let us know if you try the other 2 shades please! :)

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  7. This is so pretty. I can't think of a better color to come in matte than black. Although I bet the grey and maroon are really nice too.

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  8. Wow, that looks awesome.. I'm definitely going to have to get some! Love the color too!

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  9. I want mine so bad!! I ordered all three!

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  10. i love dark nails :) looky very pretty

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  11. I first stumbled upon Zoya after looking for a healthier nail polish version. For earth day they had a special where you could send in your old polish (I sent in 10 old polishes) and they would properly dispose of it and you could choose new shades. I chose 10 new shades for half price ($3).

    Anyway, I love the MatteVelvet in Posh (maroon). Guess I'll get out my credit card!!

    Monica
    San Diego

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  12. Jessica--I should be getting the others soon! I'll show you guys swatches as soon as I do :)

    Anonymous-- That's so cool about the recycling thing! I feel good about wearing their nail polish too because they don't use any harmful ingredients.
    Glad you like the Posh! I should be getting mine in soon! Can't wait to try it--

    xoladiihoneyxo-- Aw THANKS!! :D What does that do??

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  13. oops...was signed in under another account! the comment above is mine :)

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  14. hey
    i really want one of these but they dont ship to the uk, help!!!!! xxx

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  15. I have a matte polish from China Glaze. Its a neon, I forget the name, but its a neon teal color. Its gorgeous, matte, and dries really fast. I have a lot of problems with chipping though. Do you have problems with chipping easily with mattes as well?

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  16. British racing green is one of my favorite FAVORITE colors!
    tammy taylor

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