Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Zoya nail polish ~ Noel
Although I had never heard of the brand, Zoya products apparently have a positive reputation, according to my mom. Doing a little bit of research, they pride themselves of being free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor. The absence of these ingredients, makes for a safer product. (Formaldehyde is a well-known carcinogen - yikes!)
Sans-chemical status aside, I was a little hesitant about the shade of my Zoa nail polish sample. Would it be "too wild?" but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved the color once I put it on! I did a quick swipe on my pinkie finger and it is a pretty metallic aquamarine, almost blue-green shade. I'm excited to give myself a full manicure before the holiday festivities as I know that this shade will look awesome with a white sweater and jeans or black pants. Definitely a nice "pop" of color amidst the winter white.
That said, I don't know if this would be a color appropriate for everyone. I'm still in my 20's, so it's still within reason for me to paint my fingers with more "outrageous" shades. I don't know if anyone over the age of 35 could really pull this off without looking a little silly. But of course, that's just my opinion. I enjoy it, though, and I'm planning on bringing it over to my parents' house next time I visit to give my little sister a manicure, as I know that this will be a fun shade for her to enjoy as well.
Overall rating: A-
Noel may not be for everyone, but Zoya makes a wide range of colors to suit everyone's needs and in the end - it's not the color that really matters, but the quality of the product, right?