Hey guys, you remember a few weeks back when I posted about the Zoya deal where you could “buy 3 for $10 shipped”(normally $8 each)? I got my polishes last week and My Dear Roommate (another polish-olic) said she thought people should see what I did with it.
 

Image is a photo of  three zoya polishes: gilda (opaque pink glitter), luna (opaque silver glitter), and ziv (opaque gold glitter). They are pictured next to a black box with grey, pink, and white text that reads: the new color of fashion ZOYA.
 
Ta da! It’s here!! It came in this box.

 
 

It was very difficult to only choose three polishes from Zoya, I really wanted so many!! Their color selection is extensive. I settled on these three and after their arrival I feel like I made the right choice. I wanted to immediately wear Gilda and bask in the pink glory, but I invented a mani that I thought would be better because it incorporated two polishes instead of one.
 

Image is a photo of  three zoya polishes: gilda (opaque pink glitter), luna (opaque silver glitter), and ziv (opaque gold glitter).
 
Here’s all three sisters together. They’re so cute!

 
 

I also got a little booklet that shows all of Zoya’s polishes (sorry, not pictured). All of the Zoya swatches look good and I’ll tell you right now the product photos are great; in person these look exactly like they do on the website. They also have the best product descriptions. Have you ever ordered a glitter only to find out it was actually clear and you wanted opaque? Bought a color that turned out to be jelly? I hate that too, so the descriptions really helped for me. If you’re still scared that you’ll get a disappointment, you can order little swatch spoons.
 

Image is a photo of a manicure and the two bottles that are responsible for the manicure. They are zoya Gilda (pink opaque glitter) and zoya Ziv (gold opaque glitter). The manicure is a gradient that starts from the gold and gradually becomes pink. The nails are about half  of each color.
 
I know I’m not a nail artist or anything but I was proud of this. It’s sparkley enough for parties.

 
 

I wanted to try out a sponge manicure, and this one comes from Erika over at ErikaJjang. I very obviously made some changes, but the technique is about right. I used a tiny chunk of a soft makeup sponge instead of the kind Erika uses, and managed to do the whole mani with just this tiny part of a sponge. Very little wasted! I wish I had cute little gemstones but alas, I do not.
 
As for preventing a mess, I do something similar to what Erika does, but instead of Petroleum I use body butter. I think it doesn’t really make a difference which you use, I just grabbed what was closest, and they both work. I also clean up at the end using acetone and a concealer brush (mine is from ELF). Bam! Perfect manicure.
 

Image is a photo of a manicure. The mani uses zoya Gilda (pink opaque glitter) and zoya Ziv (gold opaque glitter). The manicure is a gradient that starts from the gold and gradually becomes pink. The nails are about half  of each color.
 
That isn’t a chip on my middle finger, I missed a spot.

 
 

I really REALLY loved this polish you guys. It was so easy to use, smooth, the glitter is gorgeous and not dotty, chalky, or clumpy. It shines so nicely. Now that I know these are of good quality, I want Zoya polishes in many more colors. >_> Oh no….
 

Image is a photo of a manicure and the two bottles that are responsible for the manicure held in the hand. They are zoya Gilda (pink opaque glitter) and zoya Ziv (gold opaque glitter). The manicure is a gradient that starts from the gold and gradually becomes pink. The nails are about half of each color.
 
My hand is eating all the polish!

 
 

The Good:

  • Smooth, even coverage.
  • Perfectly opaque, only one coat needed
  • Sparkles like the sun
  • Doesn’t clump, no dull glitters, not chalky.
  • Easy to buy the right colors thanks to good swatch and descriptions on the website
  • Perfect polish

The Bad:

  • You will hate wearing junky glitters from now on.
  • The price is higher than cheapie polish at $8 a piece

 


 
I don’t really think this is safe for work. It might also be too fabulous for certain viewers.

 
 

Bottom line: These polishes make me want to go to German Sparkle Parties. I would buy these EXACT colors again + probably empty my wallet buying several other naughty colors too. I would recommend them to anyone! These would be perfect for any party, summer mani, holiday, or whenever you want to make your nails glittery. This is what you might call “A Rave Review”, my friends.
 

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2 Responses to “Review of Zoya Ziv and Gilda + My Totally Hot Manicure”

  1. Nancy H. Says:

    OMG! Your mani is super cute! I adore zoya polishes 😀

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    Thanks Nancy!!

    Yeah, I am really starting to love them as well!! The ones I’ve tried so far have failed to disappoint, and they’re absolutely fantastic opaque glitters!

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Posted by Cake-Pie
Dated: 24th January 2013
Filled Under: Beauty, Reviews