Nail Polish Swatch: Zoya Roxy & OPI Teenage Dream together

Lately, it’s been hard to go a weekend without getting a new polish.  This past weekend I grabbed two new (to me) Zoya Polishes in Roxy and Neeka.  I wanted to jump on the “paint your ring finger” bandwagon this time using glitters so I choose and old and a new one.

OPI – Teenage Dream – A clear pink  polish with pink & champagne glitter


Zoya – Roxy – A sheer red-toned purple base loaded with bright purple glitter


Zoya’s Roxy ended up being much more opaque than I originally had thought–but didn’t squash my love for the glittery purple.  The base is deep and the glitter highlights in brighter shades of purple.  I did apply 3 coats but I think two would suffice.  I also added a top coat but the next day it does feel grainy or bumpy still from the polish.  I’m temped to do another top coat but afraid I’ll go through a bag of cotton pads trying to remove it later on!

zoya roxy swatch 2

Zoya Roxy 1

opi teenage dream and zoya roxy

Whats your favorite glitter polish?

Gorgeous Jewel Tone Polish: IZZY by @Zoya_NailPolish

zoya izzy nail swatch

If you follow my page, Claudia’s Health & Beauty Community, you will notice that I love posting all my latest purchases (or gifts) so you can see what they’re like too! I’m a big fan of sampling and subscribe to the New Beauty Test Tube program, and Birchbox. While not every month is a winner, I think overall the programs are awesome an allow me to try out stuff that I normally would not be able to afford on my own. Yes, I am the kind of person that wants to try everything. The samples I can’t use I give to the boyfriend or pass them along to others to try out (and hopefully report back).

So in my

November 2011 Birchbox I got some good and some not-so good items. You can visit my page to see what the other products were, but for this post, I want to focus on a gorgeous polish that I was super stoked to try out. Everytime I go to my Beauty Collection Store I pass the O.P.I, Essie, Lippmann, and Zoya racks and drool. I could seriously imagine taking half of the crap out of my closet and replacing it with beautifully lined up racks of polish all facing forward and color coded like a rainbow….you know, like any OCD beauty weirdo would do.

Anyway, back to the post…… I introduce to you:

Zoya’s Izzy Nail Lacquer

zoya izzy

The Zoya website describes the color as : A bright, bold deep pink with hints of silver in a glowing foil-like finish. A fun party pink with big color and a touch of sparkle.

Zoya is a line of long-wearing polishes, specifically designed for natural nails, free of Toluene, formaledhyde, DBP (phthalates), and camphor. They have a zillion colors, OK not a zillion, but at least 300 in the regular collection and 4 seasonal collections each year. Seriously, more colors that we can imagine.

What I just noticed on their site is that they sell “spoons” of color, which are little swatches on a stick, allowing you to see what the color will actually look like on your nail without having to plunk-down full price and be disappointed later when it doesn’t look the way you want. Awesomness! Lucky for me, I’m happy with most colors I buy–but it has happened before.

This color is B-E-A-utiful. I don’t know why, but it actually put me in the mood to watch one of my favorite movies of all time, Moulin Rouge.

I used to dance, and would watch this movie all the time dreaming of being in a big production like that movie. The costumes, the makeup, I loved it all. Yes, all that, and Ewan McGregor………. hello sir, may I have another? Something about that guy…he can sing to me anytime!

So back to the polish! I was able to get full coverage with just one coat, but couldn’t resist doing at least two to give the color some more depth. It does has a foil-y, metallic-y effect to it that I normally don’t like with reds or pinks but I think I may have turned another page with one. I’m very tempted to add to it though with a second color in some way. I just can’t help it! Maybe a matte black tip or a black splatter? What do you think would look nice with this color? I was even thinking an ornament theme for each finger but hello, that’s a weekend project!

zoya izzy natural light

I take photos in different lighting so you can see how it looks. Hopefully I will get better with my photography 😛

zoya izzy with bottle

zoya izzy under a lightzoya izzy under a light 2

zoya izzy in sun 3

zoya izzy in sun 2

zoya izzy in sun 1

You can purchase the polish online at: for $8.00 or visit a local Beauty Collection store (my fave).

Update** just had to try a little design on top 🙂