Have I ever talked about how much I love Zoya? Well in case you’re new to my blog, I love Zoya. Not only do I love the collections and the bottles, but I love the customer service as well. Out of all the nail polish companies, Zoya is definitely the best when it comes to being up-to-date and available on Twitter and Facebook. Another thing I love about Zoya is the deals that they run for people who have accounts with them online. Recently Zoya ran a BOGO sale and if bought 6 bottles then shipping was free. So if you do the math, you got 6 bottles for $24, which I think is a great deal for Zoya polishes. Since I had 5 polishes on my wishlist from Zoya’s new fall collections, I definitely didn’t hesitate to place my order. First up, one of the gems from the new Zoya Gloss collection.
The Gloss collection was a small 3 piece collection of all jelly finish polishes. I know people are harshly divided on jelly finish polishes, you either love the sheer squishy quality or you don’t because of the extra effort most require. Personally, I love them because I feel like they are the most versatile finish in the nail polish world. You can use them to change the look of any other polish as well as play around with the amount of coats you wear for different looks.
Zoya “Paloma” is a raspberry colored jelly polish. I was expecting the worst from the formula but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. This is very very sheer and this is 3 thick coats. I think it would have been better with 4 thin coats but I just kept going over each nail until the color evened out. It was a little tricky to get the color even and it did turn up a little streaky but the polish wasn’t so thick that I managed. Dry time was also a little slow. Ok, the formula was rough, but I expected the worst and to be painting my nails for an hour, which wasn’t the case.
So I wore Paloma by itself for a day and absolutely loved the color and how it looked against my skin. I was definitely feeling the raspberry color because it seemed like the perfect September color, not too bright for fall but not to dark for summer, the perfect transition color. But the manicure had so many air bubbles that I couldn’t take it anymore! My bottle of Sally Hansen Insta-Dry is about 1 manicure away from being completely gone and since its so thick it left little air bubbles all over this beauty. So I had to do what I love the most with jelly polishes … create a jelly sandwich. I put on one coat of Essie “A Cut Above,” a salmon pink chunky glitter. Then I put one more coat of Paloma on top. And the result was this ultra glowy raspberry manicure. I have to say I absolutely loved this as a jelly sandwich! Almost more than I liked it on its own. I’m getting so many ideas now for different color combinations!
What do you guys think of the Zoya Gloss collection or jelly finish polishes? Do any of you have this polish? What are your jelly sandwich suggestions!?