Sunday, January 13, 2013

Zoya Blu: Pristine Baby Blue for Winter to Spring


Despite the early sunsets and gray branches, spring beauty collections are already available and Zoya's Lovely Collection has all the pretty pastels you need this season. Zoya describes Blu as a "lucky hyacinth blue cream" but I would simply call it an opaque true baby blue. The color is stunning and even though it is quite stark, it doesn't look odd on my warm toned skin. Two coats ensures full coverage and there were no issues with streaking or unevenness. However, the wear time was not amazing and by the third day I had a few cracks on a few nails. The somewhat thicker nature of the polish makes this more susceptible to cracking from my experience. 


I tried to look for dupes in my polish collection but I don't have anything quite like Blu. Essie's St. Barth's Blue is on the left and pulls a bit more warm. Zoya's Kristen on the far right actually looks dark next to Blu because it has a more dusty, gray tinge.

If you're looking for a true bright baby blue, Zoya Blu is a great option. Despite the average wear time, it is a gorgeous shade and it would flatter many skin tones. What's your favorite baby blue polish?

*This product was provided by Zoya for review purposes. I am not being compensated in any other way and my opinions are my own. 

10 comments:

  1. Wow, this is gorgeous and very Spring-y!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow love that color a lot. I have been wanting to buy a nail polish in that color.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Light blues are such a tricky color for me to wear on my nails. This shade looks great on you though! :]

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think the trick to wearing really bright light shades is to have really clean and tidy cuticles and nails in general. A stark color on chipped or uneven nails is not the most flattering :)

      Delete
  4. omg nice! you got that whole set for free! :D The day you posted the pic, I had just navigated away from their site and was admiring their polish colors and thinking how it's kind of a bummer that 1) you can only buy online, and 2) it really makes sense to get 3 at a time ... I'd get a shimmery white, ziv, and midori. :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Zoya contacted me asking if I would be interested in testing out their new Spring collections. It is a shame Zoya isn't more readily available but they do good offers several times a year which makes it worth it.

      Delete
  5. Im loving the shade, very pretty ;)

    ReplyDelete
  6. i have a similar color from Hard Candy! this looks much better on you than it does on my nails though haha

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think I've seen the Hard Candy polish you have! It's somewhat difficult to get Hard Candy where I live though so I don't have any of their polishes :(

      Delete