Monday, February 11, 2019

Manicure Monday: Zoya in Daul

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Sorry I haven't posted last week for Manicure Monday. I've been trying to take a picture of the polish on my hands. With the rain, it's been hard to get a natural looking picture. It's been coming out dark and bad. For this reason, I've been wearing the same color polish for three weeks straight. With that said, a good friend/big sister gifted me Zoya polishes long and I mean long time ago.

I took this picture from my Instagram. I already reviewed Zoya in Aurora (first left from the bottom row), Zoya in Nikki (first left from the top row), Zoya Remove + Nail Polish Remover (left), Zoya in Pepper (third left from the bottom row), Zoya in Ki (last left from the bottom row), Zoya in Flynn (third left from the top row), and Zoya in Hunter (second left from the top row). For this post, I will review the polish second left from the bottom row.
This is Zoya in Daul. Since I did a thorough review of Zoya in Aurora, I will base this on that.
Here's a closer look at the color. The website describes it as "a medium red-toned purple base with heavy purple and gold iridescent metallic sparkle." I don't know if I agree with red-tone purple base. I don't see any redness as a base.
Here's a closer look at the brush. Compared to my favorite OPI brush, it's thinner and shorter. I would consider the width on the thin side and length on the short side. The tip is also cut straight.
I applied OPI Nail Envy in OriginalButter London Nail Foundation Priming Basecoat, 2 coats of Zoya in Daul, and topped it off Butter London Hardwear Shine UV Topcoat.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, I'm not a big fan of thin brushes but this wasn't bad. Since the consistency is more on the thinner side, it made the polish spread while painting. Even though it spread easily, it didn't spread onto the thin. With that said, it was okay painting around the cuticles. I usually go around but I didn't have to with this polish. It just spread while painting. Secondly, the packaging is nice. I never hated a polish bottle unless the top has a velvet-like texture. I feel with time they get sticky and I'm not a fan of that. With that said, it's well-made and sturdy. It's made out of thick glass. The top is also sturdy. I can feel a tight seal when I open and close. I cannot see it open or break unless you are rough with the packaging. For this reason, it's travel-friendly. It's also easy to grab with your hand. Third, the consistency is thin. I would say it's in-between thin to medium. I usually don't like thin polishes but this wasn't bad. This didn't spread all over the nails onto the skin. It spread but only on the nails. I was also able to take my time painting without worrying it'll dry while painting. With that said, it's easy to use. I'm not a fan of glitters. They are pretty, but I feel like it's a lot more work than needed. The glitters are tiny and spread evenly in the bottle. It doesn't sink to the bottom, and you don't have to worry about spreading it evenly on the nails. Fourth, it's a pretty purple with a lot of sparkles. The interesting thing I thought it'll be great for fall and winter season. Couple of my co-workers commented on the color and said it'll be great for spring. I don't see spring but I guess each for its own. Pigmentation-wise it's decent for a thin consistency. Not the most pigmented but two layers were good enough on my light skin. Lastly, I saw shrinkage on the third day. For review purposes, I examine my nails often. Even with the tiny shrinkage, it was noticeable. I didn't have to get close to the nails to see it. Other than the shrinkage, I did see some chipping on the sides of the tips around fifth day. That is pretty decent for a thin consistency. With that said, it's easy to remove. It's not the most easiest but it is close to it. Since it has tiny glitters, it takes some effort but not to the point I rubbing like crazy. I'm glad I got this polish. The color is definitely unique and oh so pretty! To be honest, I didn't think I would like it from the bottle. I was blown away how pretty it is on the nails!

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws

Other Zoya products reviewed/swatch:
Remove+ Nail Polish Remover

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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