Thursday, December 27, 2012

Zoya Julie and Neely

On this wet, wintery day it's a joy to review some of the gorgeous new pastel polishes from the Zoya Lovely — Spring 2013 collection (available in January) which consists of three cremes and three glass flecks. Anna, Erin and I are splitting the collection up, each reviewing a creme and a glass fleck. I got first pick so I chose the lilac and the green. (Are you surprised?)

First up is Julie, a shimmering lilac that was a custom runway shade originally created for fashion designer Zang Toi. It reminds me of crocus petals!  The formula seemed thin at first and I was afraid that I'd have a lot of visible nail line, but it was completely opaque in two coats. It did seem to eat up top coat, however, and even with two coats the glass flecks still presented a bit of texture. But those glass flecks are what make it so magical, so I can't complain!
Zoya Julie
Doesn't this look just like a crocus petal?
Next up is Neely, a minty pastel green that was a custom runway shade created for fashion designer Peter Som. When I first saw the bottle I immediately thought of Bevin and planned to do a comparison, but it wasn't even close (so you definitely need them both!) The formula was also a bit thin with one coat, but opaque in two. I used no top coat for these photos.
Zoya Neely

Zoya retails for $8 and is available at and Ulta stores nationwide.

Click the link to create a new Zoya account and you'll get a coupon for a FREE Bottle of Zoya Nail Polish. TIP: If you use this coupon and add 2 more polishes to your order, you get free shipping too!The coupon will appear in the "My Coupons/ Promos" section of your "My Account" Page.

**These polished were provided by the manufacturer for an unbiased review**


  1. I love these!! I will definitely be buying both!

    1. Good idea! Wait until you see the rest of the collection!

  2. i'm totally in love with neely! <3

    1. So am I! It's different from the minty greens we've seen in the past — slightly grayer, so that gives it a new edge.

  3. Do you have Orly jealous much? Neely seems similar in my head but not for sure. Hate to get neely just to realize its a dupe for my Orly.