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Tangerine-Coral Spring Nails ft. Zoya Maya

Zoya Maya

Tangerine-Coral Spring Nails ft. Zoya Maya

Yaaayy for spring (I’m still celebrating the end of what may have been the longest winter in forever!). The amazing sunshine that has been gracing my dear little part of England over Easter has got me in the mood to get ready for the warmer seasons, and also begin wearing more bright spring-time colours. I’ve already brought out my coral and strawberry lipsticks, so now it’s onto nails! I picked up the Zoya’s Maya not long ago and decided to add a little sparkle for an added twist 🙂

Peach pink nails with Zoya Maya

Colour Swatch

According to the Zoya description, the Maya polish is a “soft tangerine coral cream” which I’d say is quite right as it sits somewhere in-between orangey-pink and coral. It’s quite a pretty colour, not too bright and vibrant, and not too pastel or light toned so it’s easy to wear with most outfits.

Tone: Cool
Finish: Cream
Colour Family: Corals
Intensity: 3 (1= Very sheer to 5= Very Opaque)

I have been building up my pinks, reds and corals in my nail polish collection as I like these shades the most (I’m not cool enough to pull off many greens and blues or pearlescent tones) and this is my first ever peachy-orangey coral I now own. I think this is the furthest I would go in the orange direction as it doesn’t suit my pale skin too well. Just to note, a lot of swatches on the internet including Zoya’s own images of the polish, show Maya to be a darker and slightly blue-toned pink which is not correct at all, it is definitely more tangerine! I have not altered the colour when I edited the images above so that they more closely show the true colour in daylight.

Chipping

Yes. Sadly, quite bad chipping. Even with a heavy duty topcoat it doesn’t wear longer than a day at most, which is super annoying as this nail polish is not cheap and Zoya do market themselves as “the longest wearing natural nail polishes available”. Unsure though if this is just my polish or if other people have had the same problem??

Adding Sparkle

I used China Glaze Luxe and Lush for a bit of lovely sparkle on my ring fingers near the base of my nails – a very lazy but easy way to jazz up plainly painted nails! Also I try not to apply too much of this glittery polish as it is so stubborn to remove.

Does anybody else have this shade? Let me know any other pinks or coral shades that you could recommend for me – I’m on twitter or leave a comment!

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  • Wild Organic Beauty

    Your nails look beautiful! I think that colour does suit you. I’m sad that you say they chip so much, though. Do you have any Butter London polishes? Do they chip more than those? Love to know your thoughts. xx

  • Wild Organic Beauty

    Your nails look beautiful! I think that colour does suit you. I’m sad that you say they chip so much, though. Do you have any Butter London polishes? Do they chip more than those? Love to know your thoughts. xx

    • Thank you Kate! It’s a bit annoying about the chipping but it’s weird because some colours by Zoya don’t chip that badly such as Diana and Jolene :/ I haven’t tried Butter London yet and I don’t know why!! I’ve seen a few on your blog though, the gold one looks right up my street… I need to get a few to compare 😀 x x

  • Love that colour! I have quite a few Zoya one’s and some chip more than others. The one I have on at the minute; Natty, is a really pretty navy blue and it’s lasted 3 days without chipping which is pretty good for me as I’m not careful with them haha! x

    • Thanks Amber! Ah OK at least I know it’s not just my polishes and other people have noticed the same thing – I’m wearing Jolene at the moment and it’s lasted me 3 days too without much chipping! By the sounds of it Natty shall have to be added to my wishlist 😀 x

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