Saturday, January 29, 2011

Zoya, How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways...

Posted by iamglamourpuss at 1:02 AM
Recently, this fabulous nailcare company, Zoya, had a promotion on Facebook. If their fan page got over 25, 000 fans, they would give away three bottles of nail polish (retail value $21) to whoever ordered and had the special coupon code. All you had to pay was $6.95 shipping!

Of course I had to partake! I had such a hard time choosing colors, they have so many beautiful ones to choose from. Pastels, brights, sparkles, glitters, creams, mattes, name it, they've got it! It was like nail polish overload!

I decided that to make the most of this opportunity, I needed to get the widest variety of polishes I could. I chose Veruschka, which is a beautiful matte, yet sparkly, emerald green. Then I chose Shawn which is a creamy, hunter green. Last but not least, I got Adina. Adina is a duochrome and has a purple base. When you look at it in one light, it has an aqua/green shimmer to it. Shift your hand slightly and it has a pink shimmer. It's a real stunner!

When the polishes arrived today, I was so excited that I couldn't wait to swatch the colors. I had already planned to drive to my Mom's house for the weekend, so I swatched a nail every time I had a few moments at a stoplight. Now this is a practice I do NOT condone or advocate. Do as I say, not as I do, right? As a result, the polish job is a little messy. Adina went on the easiest, but it's more of a sheer color, so you have some room for error. Veruschka was the next easiest. It's so interesting to watch the color dry down to the final matte finish. Shawn took the most coats (3) and required the most concentration. In the end, the color is beautiful and I'm sure that it was purely my painting my nails in my car that was the issue.

My Mom got in two of her polishes today. They are lovely! I will swatch those and post photos later this weekend.

In the end, Zoya's promotion was a great success. I am curious to know how many orders were shipped out as a result of it. It's a lot, just gauging from their frequent Facebook posts of how another 10,000 orders were shipped out.

Would I recommend Zoya? Oh yes. They have such a wide variety of colors, there is something for everyone! You can also get on a mailing list to be made aware of new promotions and deals. Here are a few things you should know about Zoya, from their fan page:

"Zoya Nail Polish - Formaldehyde, Toluene, Camphor and Dibutyl Phthalate Free Nail Polish and Treatments. Choose from over 300 fashion shades. Zoya is the new color of fashion."

Veruschka, Shawn and Adina

The colors I got are the top row.
My Mom got the ones on the bottom row.

Sunny and Jordana

Adina (Detail)


Alex on January 29, 2011 at 2:27 AM said...

adina is a gorgeous shade my favorite of the three so pretty!

Kelley on January 29, 2011 at 7:28 AM said...

Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments: Well here are the final numbers for the Facebook promotion: We processed 311,487 orders, which means that we are sending out 934,461 FREE bottles of nail polish.

They posted that on the 12th, so... 331,487 orders.

The Glitzkrieg on January 29, 2011 at 9:46 AM said...

I like seeing these swatched. I got Audrina, Gia, and one other that I'm not remembering right now.
I had such a lovely experience with them. My shipping was fast and I had no kinks in ordering or payment.
If they can have that kind of service under the pressure of 300K orders, I'm sold on them for the day-to-day!

Sparklz and Shine on February 2, 2011 at 5:31 PM said...

Wow I love that matte green!

iamglamourpuss on February 2, 2011 at 7:38 PM said...

Kelly, thanks for posting that. I remember seeing that now that you have refreshed my memory! :)

Sparklz- I agree, their mattes are way cool...and the nerd in me likes to watch them dry. The glossy wet, to matte dry is very neat!

Glitzkrieg- I'm finding I like to look at consumer photos more than anything. Really helps when deciding on something.

Alex- Thanks!


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