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Does A More Natural Nail Polish Actually Work? Zoya Nail Varnish Review

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I’m working towards cutting chemicals out of my beauty regime, but one thing I’d never tried was natural nail varnish. Every normal nail polish I’ve tried stays about two days before they chip, or sometimes three, if I’m really careful. I’ve tried high end and high street and they are all pretty much the same. So I didn’t really think there was any point trying one with reduced chemicals.

But a friend posted a scary article on Facebook about the damaging effects of regular nail varnish on your body. I don’t know how much truth there is in it, but it did get me thinking. She recommended Zoya so I used some of my Christmas money to treat myself. I got this gorgeous bright coral shade, and a base coat and top coat kit from LoveLula, my favourite natural beauty shop.Zoya Natural Nail Polish Mini Color Lock System

The colour I chose is Wendy, and it’s absolute perfection. It’s really bright, almost neon. I love it.

Apparently, when you use all the steps, the nail polish should stay for up to 14 days. Well I have to say I didn’t believe that for a minute! But I would be happy with more than my three day record, so I followed the steps:

You definitely need to apply two coats of colour. But when you do, it’s a great effect – really rich and bright.

How Long Did My Natural Manicure Last?

I have to say I am pretty impressed.

I would say it lasted a good week before I needed to remove it, and even then, the bulk of it stayed. This beats my previous nail polishes hands down, without the need for all those chemicals! I am pretty impressed. It didn’t make it to the 14 day mark, however.

What are Zoya’s Natural Beauty Credentials?

Zoya makes the best natural nail polish as it’s free from the top five chemical nasties: Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde resin, DBP (Phthalates) and Camphor. These are all commonly found in normal nail polish. Zoya is also vegan friendly, cruelty free, and safe during pregnancy.

Zoya Natural Nail Polish is not a cheap option, coming in at £11.70 a bottle. whilst the Zoya Mini Colour Lock System is £26.

So it’s safe to say that I will be going back for more shades. There are tonnes online, including shimmery, matte, and metallic, so there are plenty to choose from. Hand with Zoya Nail Polish

Have you found any good natural nail polish? I’d love to hear about it if you have!

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  1. Christine

    7th August 2019 at 4:41 am

    I’ve been using Zoya for several years now & I absolutely love it! Idk if they still do it but they had this deal where you could send them your old nail polishes & get half off (or something like that. It was a while back) a new bottle of their polish for each bottle you sent in.
    There isn’t one thing about them that I don’t like….from customer service, to colors & ingredients. They’re amazing!

    1. Becky Pink

      7th August 2019 at 8:53 am

      Oooh I haven’t heard about that deal, but that sounds amazing if they still do it, thanks for the tip! xx

  2. Anonymous

    4th August 2019 at 4:47 am

    I love zoya!! Seriously dried in thirty seconds which is great for people like me who are figety and can’t wait for polish to dry. Bright colors and smooth coat. It stayed on for days which is pretty awesome for a none gel polish. Definitely recommend.

    1. Becky Pink

      5th August 2019 at 2:35 pm

      I love it too, they have so many fab colours don’t they! Too tempting!! Xx

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