Product Review: Zoya True Nail Polish Collection

If springing forward an hour for Daylight Savings hasn't put us in the mood to think spring yet, perhaps updating your nail polish from winter's dark reds and plums to something lighter will. Pastels are a huge trend this season, but if you're like me and you look better in saturated shades, a pastel nail polish is an easy way to wear the trend without looking ghastly.

Zoya's True Nail Polish Collection ($9 each at Spa Boutique) boasts a palette of subdued pastels tinged with grey inspired by the runways. As with all the nail polishes that Zoya makes, the ones in the True collection are free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, and DBP. Plus, Zoya polishes are supposed to be the longest-lasting natural nail polish out there.

Spa Boutique sent me 'Bevin'--a creamy pastel green with a hint of grey and teal--to review. Fans of Chanel's 'Jade' or Essie's 'Mint Candy Apple' will find 'Bevin' a pleasing shade. It's not as green or as candy-coloured as its predecessors, and the grey and teal notes give it a sophisticated touch. I applied two coats of 'Bevin' along with my usual base and top coat. Although the colour looked great, I was disappointed with how quickly the polish peeled and chipped. Usually I stay chip-free for 3-5 days, but Zoya's cream polish formula began peeling only 2 days after I did my nails. I touched up my nails twice in a week before giving up and removing the polish. Their glitter nail polishes (which I reviewed in December) are a lot hardier.

Zoya gets kudos for their selection of on-trend colours and their commitment to a formula free of known toxins. But if you're looking for a low-maintenance, chip-resistant manicure, this is not the nail polish brand for you.

Will you be wearing pastel nail polish this spring?

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  1. I see this brand at a lot of places but never tried it. ya pastel nail colors sounds nice for spring! I don't normally wear nail polishes though haha

  2. I love the pastel nail polish trend - and pastel trend in general. I've also tried Zoya because I love the idea of a natural polish. But I have to say Essie wins for me for the colour selection and for longevity! xo

  3. I tend to steer clear of pastels, because they wash me out! You should see the color I'm wearing today... it's about as far from pastel as humanly possible! Hahaha. I'll post it on the blog soon.

  4. the colours are so cute that i am super tempted to get some despite ur warnings about chipping...

  5. Hi Lisa, thanks so much for your polish review! We are sorry to here that it didn't last as long as expected. Have you tried Orly? They have a color called 'Gumdrop'from their 'Sweet' Collection which is quite similar to Zoya's 'Bevin'. Orly polishes are also DBP-free, Toluene and Formaldehyde-free :)
    Have a great day!

    1. No, I haven't tried Orly polishes before! Thanks for the comment Shawna. I'll be in touch with your publicist.

  6. I got a manicure ages ago in an OPI shade that was very similar to Bevin and could never find it again, now that I know Zoya has it I will have to snap it up! I love how practical it is yet it's such a pretty, unique shade. Hope you've been well lovely!

    Alex xoxo

  7. I´m currently obsessing on shades of green for my nail polish. However, I haven´t had a pastel green yet. It looks very adoring. I guess I have to try this. Thanks for the review!


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