Zoya Sweet or Not and the OPI Germany Collection

Friday, August 10, 2012

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! 

Just being silly you guys, but I AM A WINNER! I won a Zoya Nail Polish Giveaway hosted by fellow blogger AudreyAllure. She's awesome, you should check her blog out. She mixes music videos in between her blog posts.

So, the nail polish gods must've been smiling on me and Zoya is probably sayin' OH NO, not that chick again.

Let me give my new readers some background. In February, I reviewed two of Zoya's nail polishes and was less than impressed. You can read my 'I'm a Barbie Girl' review and what others had to say HERE. BUT, there are SECOND CHANCES! So here's my review:

SWEET - BITTERSWEET - NOT SWEET
I officially declare Zoya  
NOT SWEET
  Pros: 
  • Large Assortment! Zoya has the LARGEST assortment of nail polishes and colors you could ever want. They look beautiful!
  • Excellent Advertising and Marketing! They are always on Twitter holding contests, giving away free nail polish and offering great deals. 
  • Fabulous Price! Most of their nail polishes are about $8. 
Cons: 
  • Looks are deceiving. Some Colors Work. Others Don't. If you buy polish from Zoya, I suggest being very selective. Myrta and Tracie required several coats and careful application. The pinks I tried in February were cremes and smudged badly.
  • Long Drying Time. If you don't have time to sit for at least 30 plus minutes, don't buy these.
  • Short Lasting Time. My manicure stayed ok for about 3-4 days. 
  • Hard to Remove. I had to use a lot of nail polish remover to remove this nail polish.

The Final Word: I'm not a Zoya fan. They're just ok, and just ok doesn't cut it for me. I always look for QUALITY and Zoya doesn't have it. There are too many problems.

So that review wasn't sweet. I dislike those, but I'll tell you what is SWEET! 

OPI's Germany Collection! Have you seen it? I love the names. The collection can be found in Ulta stores.

How about a Giveaway of OPI's Ger-minis? Yes? Ok. There's only one thing you have to do to enter. See below.



To Enter:
This Giveaway is open Worldwide! Good Luck!
1. Be a follower of A Very Sweet Blog by GFC, Bloglovin' or Email (Remember I check) and let me know in my comments.

I'll announce a WINNER in Monday's Post (8/13/12)

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Jessica said...

that sucks i have yet to try any and thanks to you i will not spend all that money for even one!! great review hunny.

what giveaway of o.p.i now were talking!! eek im the first commenter i for sure wont win boo lol but you know i follow you girly..
goodnight have a fab weekend

Thorunn Ivarsdottir said...

I am your follower number 68!! I want these really bad!!!! :)


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fluff and fripperies said...

Such a pity about the applocation issues cos the colours are lovely! I only own one Zoya polish and it's good, but if they're so hit and miss I won't be rushing for more xo

fluff and fripperies said...

oops - application, even! xo

Gracie Behrens said...

Ouch, that sounds sad. I actually like essie better for some reason (cuter bottles?)

I do however really want to try the OPI nail polishes ( I've never tried one!!)

I'm your GFC follower, twitter follower, AND your Bloglovin fan.
Thanks for this great giveaway! =)

http://graciesnotebook.blogspot.com/

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Very nice, such a shame they didn't work out as you'd like. I hate when polishes don't work right. The OPI ones always work well for me....have a great weekend doll..you know I follow you everywhere, haha..I am your official stalker ;) So, of course I am entered, haha!! xx

Heather said...

I'm obsessed with OPI and all of their fabulous nail polish names :)

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Borjana said...

Great colors;)
xx
B.
http://www.beeswonderland.com

Style Journey said...

We love OPI nail polish. It really is some of the best quality nail polish out there. We follow via GFC. Awesome!

TheTinyHeart said...

Ugh, that stinks that the polishes were mediocre. I've been using my 99 cent NYC brand polish and it lasts all week!

And of course I follow with GFC :)

Have a great weekend, Kim!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
JEWELIQ Giveaway!

Mica said...

Great giveaway! I have entered, I follow by GFC I think but I followed by bloglovin too to be sure :)

I really like the look of the Myrta polish, shame it's not for you! :) I find zoya lasts really long on my nails.

AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

Sarah Stright said...

I've never tried Zoya, so I'm glad you gave it a second chance for me! I'll keep it on my do not buy list. As for the new OPI, those names are so cute!

ylenia said...

Thanks so much For the sweet comment, it really Made my day :))))
XOXO
Ylenia

songbird said...

i hate polishes that take forever to dry..i am always doing something with my hands and hate keeping them idle for long!i am entering the giveaway!i follow you via gfc,bloglovin and twitter:)
i have been dying to try out opi!

Megan said...

Love that green color - so pretty!

Elle Sees said...

i agree with you!!
and i need these polishes!

Karen said...

Love these!
I follow on GFC!
~Karen
beachchic5@gmail.com
http://fashionboardconfessional.blogspot.com

Coco said...

A giveaway, how sweet! I never ever win anything, nevertheless I submit my application. Who knows, right? Have a great weekend! :-x

MS AMYAGUILERA said...

I love O.P.I nail polishes!
msamyaguilera.blogspot.com
Amy x

Oh to Be a Muse said...

So sorry to hear that you didn't like your Zoya polishes. The two colors that I have from Zoya worked pretty well for me, but I do agree with you that it took a lot of effort to remove the polish.

But anwyay, I'm entering your OPI giveaway!

-Follow you on GFC
-Follow you on Bloglovin'

<3

jo said...

Hi Kim! I just received Zoya in my Glossybox, haven't try it yet. Awesome giveaway, I wonder if I'll be lucky this time. :) I have a giveaway on my blog too. Check it out if you have time! Have a great weekend.

xo Jo

http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

Sam said...

Congrats on the win and thanks for being so honest in your review, thats whats appreciated! Have a great weekend!

The Jones said...

I have just been loving the OPI Germany collection...funny names though :D I would love to win! I follow you GFC and Bloglovin.

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

Mrs C ♥ said...

Ugh. I hate a bad nail polish. It just seems like something that shouldn't be that hard to get right. Especially at $8 a pop. I mean, if Sally Hansen can get it right for more than half that price, it shouldn't be that hard right?!

Yuki said...

Really useful to know it!:) i'd hate to wait 30 minutes for my nail polish to dry! :S how come it takes soooo long? O_o

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Zoya is aweful, I've tried their polishes out before and bleh - never good.
I love OPI - it's really the best.
xx

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella

http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

littlemissandrea said...

Sucks that Zoya didn't work out for you! They really have tons of colours to choose from. I haven't had a chance to try them out yet, but now I feel like I don't have to..

Thanks for the opportunity to win the Ger-minis! I follow you via GFC :) Have a great weekend Kim!!

pokie said...

What beautiful colors, I can just see them on my toes!!! Great blog...

Punctuation Mark said...

I'd heard they were good... Yikes!!! Definitely something to consider

MS AMYAGUILERA said...

I got a little surprise for you on my blog :d
msamyaguilera.blogspot.com
Amy x

Adam Alex said...

congrats for winning! audreyallure is my fellow bloggie friend and yes, her blog is great! too bad it didn't work out well for you... i hate polishes that take a long time to dry... i like the colors on your nails, though. :) i really like opi... and def. would check out their germany collection. count me in on this giveaway. :) have a lovely wknd!
jasmine

Outside Looking In said...

Congrats on the win!!

Shop N' Chomp said...

The colors look fab on you! Congrats on winning! :D

PAPS said...

Already a follower on GFC and bloglovin. Hope you can enter me for the OPI giveaway.
www.thoughtsofpaps.com

Samantha said...

Hi Kim!!

Sorry, I've been a little behind on everything gal!! Anyhow, you are the second person that has given Zoya polish just an ok review. The other was my coworker. At least we know now! And I just LOVE OPI's clever names - they are always so fun! When their Texas collection came out, I bought the color {even though I don't really wear silver often} because of the name - It's totally Fort Worth it!! LOL! I know that's silly, but I couldn't help myself! :)

xo, sam

Xixia said...

Wah, thank you for this honest review of Zoya! I've heard of this brand before, and have wanted to try it out. I guess I'll steer clear away from it. ^^
But Opi, on the other hand...I kinda love their stuff. :) I'm following you via GFC! Anyone would be lucky to win~

♥ x i x i a

Lindsay said...

GFC Follower (Lindsay Sperling)

Audrey Allure said...

Sorry that the Zoya nail polishes didn't work out that well! But amazing giveaway!! I follow you on GFC :)

Margarita Bloom said...

Aww, too bad about Zoya. I do love OPI! I'm totally following you already. Hope I win! *wink wink*

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I agree with you about Zoya. I tried a few polishes and was not happy with them. They didn't apply well and I didn't like them after they dried.

*Erin

oomph. said...

Never tried soya...so thanks for the review! Essie and now revlon's color stay polish are my pick s for long lasting manicures.

[oomph.]

MOSAMUSE said...

i like the name... "dont pretzel my buttons"
cute
xo
MOSAMUSE

www.MOSAMUSE.com