Zoya Blu: Review and Photographs

Hello gentle readers.

Zoya Blu feels so fresh, bright and cool, perfect for Spring. And it is perfect to add life to my fresh new nubbins. Dang it! I just had my nails to a length that I like for swatching and a bad break on my swatching hand necessitated filing back down to nubbins. My normally thin, delicate nails are even more fragile, lately and growing or keeping any length has been a massive challenge. I am hoping that stepping up my vitamin regimen and being more consistent about taking them will help because... Damn! This nonsense is getting old!

Okay, enough crying and complaining. back to the polish. Zoya Blu is a soft, pastel blue creme. Golly, I love this colour! This manicure is two coats and Seche Vite. It is still on my nails and in good condition four days later. I am only plotting a polish change because I am ready for something else on my nails. Nice going, Zoya Blu!





As beautiful as Zoya Blu is to look at, this beauty does present a few challenges upon application. Like other white based, opaque cremes of this nature, it starts out very fluid and smooth but as you work with it, it tightens up and becomes increasingly difficult to work with. Polish as quickly as possible, Keeping this polish open longer is just asking for it. Have plenty of polish on the brush, smooth it on swiftly and deftly, let it self level a bit. Applying thin coats doesn't really work with this stuff. At least, it didn't, for me.

I had a fully opaque if a bit uneven finish in two quick coats. I wasn't too happy with how it looked... Until I grabbed my Seche Vite and floated a good coat over each nail. Ahhh... Magic! Seche Vite melted the slightly ripply, uneven finish and made it perfectly smooth and even. It even killed a couple of bubbles from my stupid base coat! Good old Seche Vite rides to the rescue, again. It is invaluable when working with polishes like this.

One thing that I really love about the formula on Zoya Blu is how easy it is to control. It sits down where I place it, smooths up the nail and doesn't run, pool, drag, streak or bubble. Dry time, especially with good old Seche Vite was very good. I was able to finish my manicure, oil my cuticles, snap a few photographs, clean up my mess and get on with my day.

All in all, Zoya Blue is a beautiful pastel blue polish with a somewhat challenging but not bad formula. If you love pastel polish, especially this time of year and are looking for a perfect, pale blue to grace your tips, pick up beautiful Zoya Blu and apply it to your tips. Just remember to have a good, melting top coat at the ready.

What do you think of Zoya Blu? Do you own it? Love it? If you are thinking that you would like to own it, you can pick it up anywhere you buy Zoya polishes including Ulta stores and their website, in many local beauty supplies and even some groceries that have beauty areas, on Zoya's website. So go get it!

Thank you so much for coming in and reading and may your polish never bubble.

25 comments

  1. Its such a pretty light shade. Nice review and swatch!

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  2. I love Blu! She's one of my favorite Zoya's in terms of color! Love your swatches. I'm having trouble growing my nails as well. Booooo :(

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  3. It's really pretty! I have a hard time pulling off pastels. They always seem to give me lobster hands lol!! Love the springy new header! <3

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  4. I like the light tint. It's perfect for nail art

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  5. How perfectly pretty! I doubt I can pull off that shade with my skintone, though :(

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  6. I bought this one and still haven't used it, haha. I love shades of blue like this though.

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  7. Lovely shade and I think it would be perfect base for nail art.

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  8. Very pretty! I don't think I have any blues this light in my collection!

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  9. Definitely another winner from Zoya!

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  10. I don't have many light blues, but this one is so soft and perfect for spring!

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  11. A very unique light blue. I don't see that shade very often.

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  12. I like how unique this color is... but not something I can easily pull off. Love your swatches

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  13. Such a beautiful shade. I told my friend she has to wear it to her baby shower because she is having a boy.

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  14. What a pretty baby blue shade. I love it!

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  15. I never understood why Essie Fiji bubbled on me but you've explained it. Thanks.

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  16. I like this Zoya color and do own a few myself

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  17. I love this color! Not available in my country, so I work with a darker version of the same :)

    Wearing it on my nails right now :)
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  18. I love this color-don't know how it would look on me though.

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  19. This color looks heavenly. I feel "saintly" rocking this kind of color, I dunno!

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  20. Gorgeous nail polish colors! They are so pretty!

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