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Manicure Mondays – Bold Greige

on January 9 | in Manicures | by | with 24 Comments

Zoya Bold Greige Purple Gray Shimmer Creme Nail Polish

Update: Guess what! I just found out that I won the Glamour Magazine and Zoya #wkndmani contest for my New Year’s Eve manicure. I’m so excited. I’m not exactly sure what I won just yet lol {I think the Zoya Gems and Jewels collection}, but I’ll let you know as soon as I find out!

Previous Post: A few weeks ago, Zoya started tweeting AMAZING promo codes almost every hour for two days straight. If you follow me on Twitter, then you probably remember me and my Twitter buds swapping notes about the colors we’d picked up at these flash sales. Each promo was offered to the first 500 to 1,000 people, so when a tweet would come through, we’d totally spaz out and add polish to our carts as fast as possible lol. My collection of Zoya polish went from 0 to 16 bottles overnight! The promo I shopped most {I shopped a few promos lol} was their “buy 1 get 1 free, plus free shipping” color box sale. Each beautiful magnetic closure felt box contains 3 polishes and I picked up 4 boxes total!

Zoya polish runs $8 per bottle, and the color box {without the promo} is $24, so you get the beautiful box for free. They have another promo going on right now that expires today {1/9 11:59 PM ET} – get any two polishes for free, you only pay shipping, using promo code ZOYA2012. This promo excludes their new True & Fleck Effect Collection Colors.

The first color box I picked was Bold Greige and it includes 3 BEAUTIFUL purple polishes. I’m not sure why this color box is called Bold Griege… doesn’t greige = gray + beige, yet all of the colors in this box are purple + gray. Loves it anyway, obvi! The application for each polish was perfect and all were fully opaque with two coats.

Zoya Caitlin Light Purple Creme Nail Polish

Zoya Caitlin is a beautiful light purple creme polish.

Zoya Kelly Dark Purple Gray Creme Nail Polish

Most dark purples look almost black, but Zoya Kelly is clearly a dark purple creme with a hint of gray.

Zoya Freja Light Purple Shimmer Nail Polish

Zoya Freja is a gorgeous dusty gray purple metallic polish with a silver shimmer and a barely there hint of teal blue sparkle.

Can you tell a difference in my mani pics? I hope so! I picked up a new 50mm close-up lens just so I could give you all prettier pics for Manicure Mondays. Thanks so much to Trina for the tip on which lens I should pick up!

See any colors you’d like to add your nail polish collection? I have 3 more color boxes, so keep checking back for more Zoya love soon.

24 Responses

  1. ok, these are amazing, and I totally can tell the difference!

    • jennifer says:

      you can!?!?! oh good! i’m so happy to hear that. i never knew i needed a better lens until i was fussing to my husband {two years into manicure mondays lol} that bloggers with point and shoot cameras were getting better detail shots and he told me to get a close up lens. i reached out to trina for advice and she knew exactly what lens i needed. it definitely makes a difference. i can see the shimmer polish so clearly now, whereas before, you could make out that it was shimmer and kinda make out the colors.

  2. Lorri Brandvold says:

    Jennifer — what would your suggestions be for the 2 free polishes? Just started building a stash and have no Zoya polishes but already have darks (black/navy/red/wine), shimmers, and pales (for french manicures). What are your 2 favorite Zoyaa?

    • jennifer says:

      oh gosh, ill give you 3 options because it’s so hard to pick just 2, then hopefully 2 of those will jump out at you as favs :) every girl needs a creme red and sooki is perfect. i LOVE jules, it’s a great gilver (gold + silver). because im addicted to creme blues, i really love kristin (also seen here with sparkles by my 4 year old niece lol). i think that shade will be perfect for the upcoming spring/summer. i hope this helps and please let me know what you end up getting :)

      • Lorri Brandvold says:

        Thanks for the suggestions — I did end up with Jules and Kristen. I also bought Savita which is a medium purple matte as I saw a colorblock mani which was done with purple tones and I loved it (also have a thing for an updated french mani with a dark matte base and then you paint the tips with a shiny top coat — super cool and super easy).

  3. Celina says:

    Congrats on the NYE mani win, Jen :)

    Your manicures are the most amazing ever Ever EVER, period end. And I always want to buy the polishes you’ve used! (actually, I have! hehe). Not sure if you’ve already done so on your Looks for Less blog, but — would you be willing to post a how-to video or step-by-step with photos on how you do your manis? Yours always look so professional and I’d love to make mine as nice as yours! Thanks Jen!

    • jennifer says:

      hey celina, thanks so much for the congrats! im so happy that you like my manicures and i would love to do a video for you all. im not sure that id be able to do it anytime soon, but first chance i get, i’ll definitely put one together. thanks so much for the request :)

  4. LOVE these colors Jennifer!!! I have a question – I’ve been looking for a gray metallic nail color and have Revlon Carbonite, but it’s not as dark as I wanted. Do you have it? I’d love to see a comparison with Freja. :) And I agree with Celina ^^^ would love to see a video on your manis. Do you trim your cuticles? I’ve tried to do my own and am so clueless I feel like I’m doing more damage than good.

    • jennifer says:

      hey ying, i don’t have that color, but i do have sally hansen in gunmetal. it has a slight blue tint to it though, so that may not be what you’re going for. it’s a great dupe for chanel’s black pearl :) ive been thinking of doing a video so i may have to do that soon :) thanks for the request!

  5. Debbi says:

    Is the Kelly one really purple? It sure looks gray to me, which could just be the computer. Do like the Freja color though.

    • jennifer says:

      hey debbi, yes, it’s kind of a slate purple, if there is such a thing :) you can tell a little better that it’s purple in the first photo. i used two coats, so it’s pretty dark here. freja is my fav too :)

  6. Olivia says:

    Ooooh! I LOVE these colors!!! I must pick myself up a few of these bottles! I’m not such a manicure person because my nails crack and peel so easily (by the way..Do you have any suggestions to fix this?). Thanks for Zoya coupon code and promo– I just bought 3 bottles (and thanks to you 2 were free!)

    • jennifer says:

      hey olivia, my only suggestion is to keep them polished. that helps me a lot. i try to cover the tips of my nails really well, especially the sides of my nail tips, to help them from splitting. i have the same issue and that’s the only thing that really works for me. i actually keep my nails pretty short, as i prefer them that way. sometimes they just look a little long since i have long nail beds lol. oh, i also file them instead of cutting them. this seems to keep them stronger.

  7. Chrissy says:

    OMG! THANK YOU so freeeeeakin’ much for that discount code! I was just thinking about Zoya a few days ago and how I didn’t have ANY in my collection and I was a little bummed about it… now I have three on the way! THANKS so much!

  8. Patti LeBlanc says:

    Congrats Jennifer. You deserve that honor! Wish you lived at my house and could do my nails for me. Ha ha

  9. Ale says:

    Hey Jen!! Where can I buy Zoya Nail colors. I am so digging this collection and the winter one. I must have ‘em!!!
    Lots of love!!!! By the way, these swatches are so pretty, so many possibilities!!!!

    • jennifer says:

      hey ale, the only places i shop for zoya is at their site, at amazon.com, and at ulta. ive included a few links in the post for you :) yes, the winter collection is amazing. they have two more collections coming out soon and i cant wait :) im so happy you like my swatches! thanks so much!

  10. Heather G. says:

    Gorgeous! I love zoya – the formula is amazing!

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