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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

How To: Noon by Noor Negative Space Nail Look for NYFW SS15

Rebecca Isa, Creative Director of Zoya, gives beauty reporter Celia San Miguel, of Sicka Than Average, the Noon By Noor nail look" how to" backstage at the SS15 New York Fashion Week show and talks about the negative space nail trend emerging for the season.

... the notion of open space was created by brushing on a coat of the Zoya Erin nail lacquer, a soft, sheer, and slightly shimmering beige shade, and then adding a half curve on the inside corner of the nail tip with the Zoya Cosmo Magical PixieDust nail lacquer, a glitzy silver hue. The idea was to create a very soft look that would offer a playful glint as models’ hands were illuminated under the runway lights and the glittery flecks of the Cosmo shade reflected that oncoming light. The shimmering adornment was made using free-hand movements so as not to be too rigid and Isa describes the shape as a “half chevron” but with a slightly more rounded edge thanks to the way the nails were filed. To offer a makeup equivalent of the nail look created, Isa drew the parallel of applying a sheer foundation as opposed to a more opaque formula and then applying a touch of lip gloss. Who knew minimalism could be so lovely? ~ Sicka Than Average

See more backstage beauty coverage from Noon By Noor, including a video interview with Zoya backstage here.

See more coverage of the lovely Zoya for Noon By Noor Nail Look on The Fashion Spot and on Stranded.

Find the toxin-free colors for this look (Zoya Erin and Zoya Cosmo) on

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NYFW SS15 Nail Look Alert: The "Naked Teardrop", created by Zoya Creative Director, Rebecca Isa for Zimmermann, made use of negative space and Zoya Ziv (foiled gold nail polish) applied in a crescent shape.

For a "How To" on the look, hop on over to Stranded for a step by step.

To see more of Zoya Nail look for Zimmermann SS15 click here.

Best Instragram Accounts to follow for nail art - @ZoyaNailPolish!

Looking for a great brand to follow on Instagram for Nail Art inspiration? The Fashion Spot recommends Zoya Nail Polish (@ZoyaNailPolish on Insta).

"Our favorite toxin-free and vegan-friendly brand posts new shades, cute designs and gorgeous phots. What's not to love?"~ The Fashion Spot

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"...formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, and toluene from their mixes along with the allergens camphor and formaldehyde resin—all potentially dangerous ingredients that could do everything from disrupt your endocrine system to cause cancer." ~

In a non-related article the Chicago Tribune also recently ran a piece spotlighting Salon Hype, a Chicago area salon that is dedicated to eliminating products that contain potentially harmful ingredients.

"... If you've ever read the list of ingredients on a bottle of polish you'd be amazed. The list of harmful ingredients is long and often unpronounceable and sometimes reduced to initials. Have you ever heard of toluene? The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is on the record saying it causes kidney and lung problems, and can be harmful to pregnant women. Toluene is found in nail glue and most nail polishes, but we use toluene-free polishes, like Zoya. An ingredient you've no doubt heard of is formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen, as well as causes all sorts of breathing problems and is used in nail hardeners and polishes."~ Chicago Tribune

*Zoya Nail Polish features a 5 free formula which does not include formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene and camphor.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Red Wine... Fall Nail Art using Zoya Nail Polish

Here's a great Fall Nail Look - The Red Wine Nail.

As nail trends move toward softer and more organic looking, this look is great for anyone looking to update their nails without having to worry about painting precise lines. It's a great DIY nail look solution.

Using similar wine nail polish colors in different finishes, Holly at The Trendy Nail, combined Zoya Claire (burgundy wine cream) with an accent layer of Zoya India (liquid metallic red with gold shimmer) over half of the nail to complete this monochromatic Red Wine Nail combo.

Visit The Trendy Nail for the step by step, "how to" for the look.

Zoya Claire and India are available on along with over 300 other long-wearing, toxin free* colors.

*Zoya Nail Polish is BIG5FREE: formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP or camphor.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fashion Cosmopolitan UK - Zoya Kristen

Check out Zoya Nail Polish in Kristen on the pages of UK Cosmopolitan Fashion - Fall Edition 2014!

Manicurist Emily Ryan achieved maximum impact by complimenting the striking eye look with Zoya Kristen, a wonderful gull gray, full-coverage nail polish, for the recent UK Cosmopolitan Fashion, "Easy on the Eye" editorial feature.

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