Zoya’s Ziv review

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 371 views

  • Manufacturer: Zoya/Art of Beauty
  • Availability: originally released October 2012 as part of Zoya's Ornate collection
  • Color Range: slightly textured metallic gold shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$8USD$9 for 15 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Zoya’s Ziv

Elegant “holiday” metallic gold - and one of the only two polishes I got from the Ornate collection. It is somewhat similar to a few other Zoya polishes, but not similar enough that I'd skip this one: it's more metallic than Goldie, lighter than Richelle, brighter than Jules. Viewed up close, this polish has a pointillist thing going on, kind of like Warm and Fozzie - so that it looks textured, but it's really a smooth finish.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. Zoya's Ziv Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of Zoya's Ziv

I get full coverage in two coats, and application was smooth and straightforward. I really like this polish! The base color is very similar to China Glaze's 2030, with a few subtle darker hints (courtesy of the tone-on-tone pointilist effects.) I will probably get a backup of this color. I can see using this a lot in nail stamping! The “speckled” effect will not detract from any stamping design, but give it some nuanced depth and texture - same as it does for full-on manicures.

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