Zoya is a professional nail lacquer company that blew my mind again! I had been twitching to buy Illamasqua Creator, but I just could not get myself to spend $14.00 + tax on a nail polish and that is when I discovered Zoya Storm and I fell in love with it! So, here is a review for Zoya Storm – which makes me feel like the universe is at my fingertips.
Where To Buy:
I bought mine from Zoya’s official website. Zoya specifically does not sell to drugstores/super markets. They pride themselves in the fact that they only sell to very specific salons, but to me, that is just plain annoying 🙁
The nail polish contains 0.5 fluid ounces or 15 ml of product. It’s a good amount of product for the price. I have never run out of nail lacquer but Zoya Storm might be different 🙂 Below are some comparisons in size with some other popular nail lacquers:
1. Lakme India : 9ml
2. Nyx Girls: 10 ml
3. Maybelline Colorama: 7.5 ml
4. OPI: 15 ml
5. Revlon India: 8ml
6. Revlon USA: 14.7 ml
7. e.l.f: 10 ml
8. Essie: 13.5 ml
Price and Shipping:
As previously mentioned, Zoya nail lacquers cost $8.00 + tax. It is priced in the mid-range nail polish in the United States though I found it to be far superior to any nail polish I have ever used. They have an insane awesome colour selection along with seasonal limited edition releases (I bought Blu from the Spring 2013 collection and I will review it as soon as I have my hands on it). Shipping is exhausting if you are trying to buy a colour that is out of stock, but bearable if it is during normal times.
My Take on Zoya Nail Lacquer – Storm:
Zoya has changed how I feel about nail polish forever! I was never big on nail lacquers and then Zoya happened (and then my bank account became a sad panda….HI5 to all the lovely ladies who got the South Park reference). As a quick reminder, please remember that when applying the first coat, some streaky-ness and sheerness may be observed. But apply a second coat after waiting for 30 seconds and you will be amazed at how uniform and rich the colour is in just two coats.
Zoya Storm is very interesting dupe because I think it is better than the original Illamasqua Creator. Storm has holographic micro glitter (droooooooool) in a black base whereas the micro-glitter in Creator is plain old silver-white. I tried to take pictures in direct sunlight to show you wonderful ladies just how amazingly beautiful Storm is. I feel like I am at a loss of words when I want to describe how Storm makes me feel (I know – cheesy alert :p )! I don’t think I like the name “Storm” though. I would probably go with “Nebula” or “Star Cluster” (thanks to the astro-physics geek inside of me). I literally just stare into my nails when I am out in the sun (like a weirdo!).
Things I Love about Zoya Nail Lacquer – Storm:
- For $8.00 + tax, you get a salon quality product.
- The colour payoff is ridiculously awesome.
- Storm is sheer with one coat, but it transforms into my favourite nail polish colour ever with just 2 coats!
- The drying time like Fei Fei, is super-duper fast.
- Zoya Storm, like all other Zoya nail lacquers is formulated WITHOUT formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor, and dibutyl phthalate which are so bad for the nails.
- Storm has the same “just perfect” consistency.
- The wear time is awesome – one full week without any chips and two weeks with very minor tip wear.
- Storm is one hell of a colour. The black base with the holographic micro-glitter will make your day and make you the envy of the town! Every single female who saw my nails in sunlight asked me what nail polish I was wearing.
Things I am Not So Much in Love with Zoya Nail Lacquer – Storm:
- Availability. Even in the US, they are very hard to find 🙁
Since astronomy and physics are so close to my heart, I will have to give Zoya’s Storm a 5.1/5! Yes, it is better than the highest rating my rating scale allows me to rate it as!
I was already really happy with Zoya, but Storm is just so amazing that I don’t know, its just that amazing. It leaves me speechless and all I can tell you is that go buy it for yourself and I hope you and your friends fall in love with it like I did!
Peace out! <3
P.S.: Did you know we are all made of star debris or “star dust” 🙂
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