I’m an avid fan of glitter polishes… they are so festive and striking especially during the holidays. When I heard about the Zoya Ultra Glitter line I was intrigued. But I didn’t buy it until Tiffany from I Am Style-ish tweeted about Zoya’s free shipping deal. (I think it already ended unfortunately) Thanks Tiffany for the heads up! =)
Normally each Zoya polish is $7 and shipping is free after you spend $55.
Zoya Astra is a dense glitter polish with a red jelly base. There are 2 different types of glitter inside: red/magenta glitter and light pink glitter. The effect of mixing the two colors together is so incredibly beautiful. I love this polish! You have to be careful while applying though.. mistakes on the sides and base of the nail aren’t easy to clean up. But despite removal and cleanup woes this is the ultimate girly polish.
Full coverage after 3 coats
Beautiful sparkle and shine
Multidimensional with 2 shades of glitter
Free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor (according to the Zoya website)
Removal is difficult and time consuming
Expensive shipping unless you buy in bulk (or forgo expensive shipping costs and try Ebay)
Cuticle cleanup isn’t easy because the stray glitter really stays put
A little gritty but nothing a few layers of good topcoat can’t fix