This will be a review of Zoya Nail polish in the shade “Neve.” This is a new shade from Zoya’s Cashmeres and Satins Fall 2013 Nail Polish Collections.
About The Product:
Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde resin, Toluene, Camphor and Dibutyl Phthalate Free. Vegan friendly nail color!
My Experience with Zoya Nail Polish – Neve:
This is my first Zoya Nail Polish. Zoya is quite renowned and branded as a “professional” quality nail lacquer company. Zoya claims that their nail polishes are Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde resin, Toluene, Camphor and Dibutyl Phthalate Free , hence they are a safer and healthier alternative to other nail polishes. They are also Vegan friendly. Since these are about $8 per nail polish, I would consider them to be expensive. Also, these are competition for other famous nail polish companies like O.P.I and Essie.
Neve is a beautiful sapphire blue metallic color. It has tonnes of micro shimmers in it which are not chunky and they don’t give a very glittery look to the nails. I can see purple, blues and even some dark fuchsia colored shimmers. The finish is very metallic and imparts high shine. Also two coats are sufficient enough to give it complete opaqueness.
The brush is a standard round brush. I prefer my nail polishes to have a flat shaped brush which you get with Sally Hansen Nail polishes which I find are very effective in covering the entire nail in one swipe and gives a uniform application.
This nail polish does apply smoothly and evenly but you can see a lot of brush strokes when applying this nail polish hence you need a very steady hand to apply this product . This nail polish also tends to stain the nails, so I recommend using a base coat to protect your nails before applying this polish.
Now over to the wear time I got with this polish; I am kind of disappointed in this aspect. I had high expectations and thought I would at least get a week’s wear time, but within 3 days, it started to chip. Even with the use of top coat which is supposed to give a longer wear time, the nail polish was literally pealing off my nails as you can see in the picture.
Overall, a beautiful shade with really bad staying power.
Pros of Zoya Nail Polish – Neve:
- Metallic finish.
- Sapphire blue shade.
- Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde resin, Toluene, Camphor and Dibutyl Phthalate Free.
- Vegan friendly.
- High shine.
- Micro shimmers are not chunky.
Cons of Zoya Nail Polish – Neve:
- Polish started chipping and peeling off my nails in 3 days.
- Tends to stain the nail if not applied over base coat.
- Visible brush strokes if not applied with steady hands.
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