Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Zoya NOTDs plus discount code

I finally got my grubby paws on some Zoya polishes! Since Zoya is country-ist and doesn't ship to igloos, I had to ship them to Domo and pick them up from her while I was in New York.
I ended up getting Dannii, Davina, Ki and Jem. At $8 each, they were a little outside of my comfort zone for nail varnish. 
Zoya Ki (purple flash)
Zoya Ki (green flash)
Zoya Ki was originally released with the Suede collection of 2010.
It is a smokey purple green duo-chrome that mostly appears as a deep plummy purple until you tilt your fingers in just the right way, then BAM!, you get hit with a flash of gorgeous peacock green.
I know the imagery conjured up won't be appealing, but this colour reminds me of beetles and flies xD. Nonetheless, it's absolutely gorgeous for Autumn.
Formula is kinda eh tho, it's really thin and sheer and for total opacity you need a good 3 to 4 coats. Drying time is also a bit slow so unless you have the patience of a saint it's gonna bubble.
For some odd reason, Zoya varnishes seem to have a short wear time with me, I got tip wear by the 2nd day.
Zoya Jem
Zoya Jem was released in the Fall 2011 Mirrors collection.
It is a deep jewel toned plum with lots of gold shimmer that makes me think of rich velvet a la the Renaissance. It's one of those "glowy" colours that look light in the middle and dark on the edges. I am not usually one for vampy colours but even I can't deny Jem's gorgeousness.
Formula is 1 coat opaque(!!!) with some tip wear by the 2nd day.
I am tres tres joyeux to be able to offer you an exclusive coupon code which will entitle you to 50% off the retail price of either Ki or Jem from This makes them $4.38 each!!!
All you have to do is enter "MACNUNUKI" if ordering Ki, or "MACNUNUJEM" if ordering Jem in their coupon code box.
In addition to Zoya, they also sell tons of other nail polish such as OPI, China Glaze, Deborah Lippmann, Color Club, and Orly. Remember, shipping is free for all orders over $29!
Dang it, I really wished I knew about Nail Polish Canada earlier, cos then I wouldn't have had to go through all the trouble of ordering these from Zoya T.T. Oh well, at least now I know.


  1. I'm in love with Jem! A little bit of a shame about the tip wear. Although I think most polishes I buy have tip wear by the second day...

  2. Damn. the colours are amazing. :)

  3. I totally get the beetle reference and that's a pretty accurate way to describe it! As gross as it sounds, some beetles actually have quite beautiful shells.

  4. Stunning colors! I love the Ki - so cool with its duo-chrome colors!

  5. i like Jem too! the smoke and mirrors collex is my first batch of Zoya nail lacquers. I dont have them all though, just 4 shades. I think Zoya is ok, not that easy to use, but the colors are nice.

  6. Loving Ki! I'm always attracted to such duo chromes. Jem is lovely too! And so is the first one. Great choices. :]

  7. Totally gorgeous! You have such great nails!

  8. Ki is freaking awesome. i bet you just sit there staring at how the color changes under the sunlight. well that's what i do XD i think i stared @ my Chanel Peridot manicure for a good 5 min under the sun. this is how a crazy nail polish lady spends her free time!

    p.s. i love how you just know the guy in the back dorm boys videos is playing Counter Strike haha would've never figured that out in a million yrs

  9. You have such nice nails. Love the gorgeous shades, especially the last one!!