Zoya Jacqueline: Buttercream for the Nails
Zoya Jacqueline is the most demure spring nail color without being an actual nude. This is just the polish shade I needed to brighten up the gloomy morning when I snapped this swatch (hence the rather strange coloring). Jacqueline is a soft creamy yellow that opts for the understated beige and neutral route rather than the sunshine fluorescent that yellows can be. Zoya describes Jacqueline as a "perfect magnolia nude cream" which is quite true. There is just a hint of fine shimmer when you inspect the bottle up close but once applied there is no shimmer at all.
Like the other cream formulas that I have tested from the Lovely Collection, Jacqueline applied nice and opaque within two coats. I did get some minor cracking on a few nails by my second day of wear though, which is unfortunate. Even with some cracking, there were no chips by the fourth day. I attribute some of the cracking problems to my somewhat weak nails and also because the creamy, opaque formula makes each layer of polish a bit thicker than I would like. The polish is by no means goopy but applies more heavy than a thinner shimmer formula from the same line.
Jacqueline is a unique shade in my collection and a welcome one because of it's soft appearance and feminine charm. If you're tired of sheer baby pinks and brown taupes on your nails, give this a try for spring.
*This product was provided by Zoya for review purposes. I am not being compensated in any other way and my opinions are my own.