Friday, December 6, 2013

Zoya for Rolando Santana - Princess Polish

 Inspiration with Zoya Reyzis

What's more fun than an event with manis, cupcakes and bubbly? We can think of one thing - if the founder of Zoya Nail Polish, Zoya Reyzis was there! Zoya recently visited New York City for an event with fashion designer, Rolando Santana to display the "Alegre" collection that was custom made by Zoya Nail Polish for New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014. Beauty Blogger, Princess Polish was one of the lucky guests to attend the event and was inspired by what Zoya shared. Want to learn a few fun facts about Zoya Reyzis? Princess Polish has the scoop!

"Zoya is a classically trained pianist who considers dead composers such as Bach and Chopin (her current favorites, which change constantly) to be amongst her best friends and confidantes. She didn't care that the government took her passport from her when she left, but that they took her diploma from the Moscow Conservatory, which she had studied and trained tirelessly to earn." - Princess Polish"
She recognized that most nail technicians aren't just of one profession. Rather, they are friends, confidantes, and psychiatrists. "Oh, the things women would tell me," Zoya said with a slight laugh. "One woman told me she was having an affair with a friend's husband. She was one of my clients, too, and I was always afraid one day, I might slip!" - Princess Polish

Learn more about the event Zoya Nail Polish co-hosted with Rolando Santana here. GIVEAWAY ALERT! Want to enter Princess Polish's contest, learn more about the event and learn how Zoya Reyzis inspired attendees? Read the full post here.


Zoya Remove + awarded Readers Choice Award!

Purple Power - Zoya Nail Polish Remover awarded 2013 Readers Choice Award.

Zoya Remove + is proud to be a winner of the LaunchPad Magazine Readers Choice Awards.

The secret to longer nail polish wear starts with Zoya!  Zoya Remove + (Plus) is a gentle, yet highly effective 3-in-1 nail polish remover, packaged in a  portable, spill-proof 8oz "Big Flipper" pump container.

As a part of the exclusive Color Lock System, Zoya Remove +, is designed to effortlessly remove old polish leaving behind a cleaned and conditioned nail plate that is perfectly prepared to receive and hold onto your next Zoya Nail Polish color. 


T's & F's of the Impatient Fairy

What is Taking so Long?

No but seriously, what is taking you so long?! You know what I'm talking about, you're in line at your favorite burrito joint and the line hasn't moved. You're one person away from saying "bowl" or "burrito" and you can taste the cilantro in the rice but the person in front of you is having a hard time deciding if they want rice or not. Like how hard is it? You either want rice or you don't. Then comes the sour cream and if the "burritoista" (we just made it up so go with it) doesn't load you with the perfect ratio of burrito to sour cream you're going to make them put an extra scoop right? So I guess you enjoy a soppy burrito/bowl, fine, but just say it from the get go - like "extra sour cream please" before the first pour.

It's just like being in line at your favorite drive-thru and the person in front seems to be ordering one of everything and then you see that they are only handed ONE bag. ONE. Like is that real life?!

Do you know the feeling? We can't be alone in this.

Impatient Stacy


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Maple Bacon Breakfast Muffin

We had the best morning ever and now you can too by following this recipe for Maple Bacon Breakfast Muffins. You're welcome. 

Shown above: Zoya Nail Polish in Pepper

Maple Bacon Breakfast Muffins

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 10 strips cooked Applewood bacon, set 2 aside - crumble remaining 8 pieces. (Substitute turkey bacon or smoky maple bacon tempeh for kosher & vegan options)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp bacon drippings, cooled
  • 1 egg (vegan option: substitute 1/3 cup applesauce)
  • 1 cup milk (vegan option: substitute almond milk)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 10 cups of a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a smaller, separate bowl, whisk together canola oil, bacon drippings, egg, maple syrup and milk.
  3. Pour wet ingredient mixture over dry ingredient mixture, and stir with large wooden spoon until just combined. Fold in bacon crumbles.
  4. Fill muffin cups 2/3 way full with batter, and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Break remaining 2 pieces of bacon into small bite sized pieces and stick into the top, center of the muffin.
  6. Let cool while you prepare the glaze.

Maple Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp milk

  1. Whisk everything in a small bowl until glaze is smooth. Add a little more powdered sugar to thicken if needed.
  2. Drizzle glaze over cooled, bacon-topped muffins and enjoy!

Makes Approximately 10 muffins

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Zoya Cashmere Nail Art

Image via Chalkboard Nails

Chocolate Cherry Stripes

Did someone say chocolate?! Yep. That would be blogger Chalkboard Nails who created a fun nail look using Zoya Nail Polish in Louise, Livingston and Flynn

This "perfectly imperfect" mani will have you craving chocolate covered cherries in no time (it's ok to indulge from time to time). 

"The Zoya Cashmere Collection brings all the warmth and richness of fall that you would expect, boasting deep jewel tones and cozy browns." Chalkboard Nails

For a step-by-step guide at how to get this delicious look click here.


And the winner of Best Nail Polish is Zoya Nail Polish!

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Zoya Nail Polish named best Nail Polish by EcoBeauty!

Zoya wins top honors... The final votes have been counted and Zoya Nail Polish has been named best nail polish in the recent Ecosalon Beauty Awards!
The team at Ecosalon is excited to announce the following winners in each of the 14 categories in the first ever Ecosalon Beauty Awards. ~ ecosalon
The Ecosalon Beauty Award Winners were nominated by a knowledgeable and esteemed panel of judges from the green beauty world. The top beauty product nominees were then voted on by Ecosalon readers to determine the final beauty award winners in a variety of categories including Best Nail Polish.

Zoya is proud to be recognized for our continuing commitment to create a salon quality, vegan friendly nail polishes that are BIG5FREE*, long-wearing and available in over 300 fashion colors.

*BIG5FREE: Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments are completely free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene and camphor.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Zoya PixieDust in Chyna Outfit Inspiration

Ruby Red with Zoya Nail Polish

Whether you love snow or not, this outfit will make you excited for winter. This gorgeous ruby red look created by blogger Aksinya Air from Freestyle Blog is such a great style for the upcoming holiday season. When we first saw it, we fell in love and it completely reminded us of Zoya PixieDust in Chyna - an extremely beautiful textured finish color that will wow your friends and relatives at the holiday party! Inspired by Aksinya and Zoya PixieDust in Chyna, we have put together a similar look.

Press Release: Zoya Nail Polish introduces new collection Naturel.

Zoya Naturel Nail Polish Collection for 2014

New Zoya Zenith Nail Polish Collection for Holiday Winter 2013

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Zoya Nail Polish Naturel
Sometimes less can be so much more...

New Zoya Zenith Nail Polish Collection for Holiday Winter 2013

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The natural nail only better... The Zoya Nail Polish Naturel collection masters delicate tone on tone color with six new, full-coverage (opaque) neutral nudes with a pink undertone, that can be worn beautifully alone or stunningly together to create modern tonal accents. 

The Look: It’s not about matching - it’s about coordinating nail colors with slight tonal differences to create interest.

Zoya Naturel Collection
• ZP704 - Chantal: French Vanilla Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
• ZP705 - Taylor: Light Toffee Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
• ZP706 - Rue: Boudoir Blush Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
• ZP707 - Brigitte: Bombshell Mauve Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
• ZP708 - Odette: Sultry Maroon Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
• ZP709 - Normani: Sable Mauve Cream, Full Coverage Formula.

Zoya’s Crusade against Artificial Nail Products:

Since 1993, Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments has provided quality, long-wearing formulations that are free of potentially toxic ingredients. Here’s how the battle against artificial and toxic products was won… 

As owner of the country’s first Natural Nail and Skin Spa and armed with relevant information on potential health hazards, Zoya Reyzis was resolute to create a new line of quality professional products that would meet her exacting specifications. Pregnant at the time, she enlisted the aid of her Chemist Husband, Michael Reyzis, to develop toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate free formulations that would provide extended wear on natural nails making Zoya the first to develop a “Big 3 Free” formula of nail polish. In the years since the birth of the brand, the commitment to providing safe and effective products has soldiered on with Zoya once again leading the way with the removal of formaldehyde resins and camphor to create the first “Big 5 Free” nail polish brand.

Find the Zoya Naturel Nail Polish Collection and over 300 stunning BIG5FREE* Zoya colors on Each and every color has a name as unique as the women who inspired it.

*Formula is completely free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene and camphor.

$9.00 ea. (US)
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Collection Shipping January 01, 2014.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Zoya Flash Promos Are Back & Better Than EVER!

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

'Tis the season of giving and Zoya Nail Polish has some great deals to help you nail gift giving to all the lacquer lovers in your life... or yourself! Flash promotions are discounts, special offers or give-a-ways that are offered to a limited number of people on a first come first claim basis. Flash Promos will appear at unexpected times over one or more of Zoya's social media sites*... as many times as we want! Want to learn more about Zoya Flash Promos? See how they work HERE.  

*For great deals in a FLASH, follow Zoya Nail Polish on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Zoya LIVE.


Purple Nail Art with Zoya Nail Polish

Image via Taneja's Bride

Fall Chic Nails

Clearly we are loving purple these days and hope you are too! Blogger Taneja's Bride is "totes" loving purple too and shows us a fun nail look using Zoya Nail Polish in Monica, Payton and Zoya PixieDust in Carter.

Some may say mixing textures is a "no no" but we say GO FOR IT! The proof is in this mani - a cream, a holo and a PixieDust have the most fun don't you think!?

To read how Taneja's Bride got the look visit her website here.