Zoya Adina Swatches & Review

Zoya Adina Swatches & ReviewGreen and purple are my two favorite colors to wear on my nails. Sometimes, I can’t choose between the two.

This is where duochrome and multichrome polishes come in. They don’t force you to pick sides – you get to enjoy the best of both worlds as the colors dance on your nails with a slight shift of the lighting. Absolute love!

Today I bring you Zoya Adina, which is a beautiful multichrome featuring purple, green, and a hint of pink.

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Claims: TRUSTED

    Violet metallic multichrome
    A frosty hint of green & magenta that has a unique ‘oil-slick’ look

Key Notes

  • Name: Zoya Adina
  • Amount: 15 nL (0.5 fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid: $4 USD (Asked my friend to order this for me during a special online promotion. Retails for $8 USD)
  • Where to Buy: Zoya website, Trade Secrets & select salons

Zoya Adina Review

Color

As you can see in the above photos, the beauty of Adina by Zoya is that it changes from purple to green to pink depending on how the light changes.

The most predominant colors are purple and green, but you can see a bit of pink sometimes.

This is a true multichrome – you don’t have to squint really hard to see the colors shift. They do so in a fiery little dance that’s as much fun to watch as leprechauns dancing the Macarena around a pot of gold.

Finish

This is a very frosty shade. The photos emphasize the brushstrokes, and while they are visible to the naked eye, they’re not nearly as obvious as the camera makes it appear.

Formula

Adina by Zoya went on smoothly, evenly, and opaquely in just a single coat. I added an extra coat because I find that Zoya polish always leans on the thin side.

A few minutes after swiping on the second coat, the polish started to bubble a bit. It’s probably because I was painting my nails on a super humid day.

Longevity

Whenever I wear Zoya polish without a Zoya base coat and Zoya top coat, it always chips the very next day! This is really saying something because with every other brand of polish I’ve tried, I can easily get polish to be chip-free for a minimum of a week.

So what I did was I tried the Zoya Get Even Ridge-Filling Basecoat and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. Zoya is Big-3-Free. Seche Vite is not. I was testing to see whether or not using the Zoya base coat under a Zoya polish was enough to make the polish last longer for me. It did…but not significantly. Instead of usually chipping in 24 hours, I wore it for 2 days and then got a chip.

In a future post, I’ll try using both a Zoya base coat and Zoya top coat with a Zoya polish and report the manicure mileage.

Big-3-Free

All Zoya nail polishes don’t contain any Formaldehyde, DBP, or Toluene. Additionally, they also don’t have Camphor, which some people are allergic to.

Animal-Friendliness

Zoya polishes aren’t tested on animals, and they’re vegan-friendly.

    Pros 

  • Gorgeous pink-purple-green multichrome polish
  • Smooth & opaque formula
  • No Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, or Camphor
  • Vegan-friendly (Not tested on animals)
    Cons 

  • Chips quicker on me than any other polish brand I’ve tried (but you may have a different experience)

Final Verdict: 9/10

Had this polish not chipped so quickly, I would’ve given it a perfect score because the unique oil-slick multichrome is so beautiful to gawk at!

What are some of your favorite multichrome or duochrome polishes? How long do Zoya nail polishes last on you before they chip? Do you find that exclusively using Zoya base and top coats help the wear time of Zoya polishes?

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20 thoughts on “Zoya Adina Swatches & Review

    1. Mary Post author

      Nice timing! :)

      After you try it out, could you let me know what the wear time was for you and which combination of top and base coats you used?

      I’m curious to see if it lasts longer on you. Zoya polishes tend to chip faster than any other brand for me.

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  1. Carmela

    That is such a gorgeous, gorgeous color! I need it!! :D I just got my first Zoya (Isla) but haven’t tried it yet. It’s a pretty blackened red shimmer. :)

    Nubar has some amazing duochromes that I love (Reclaim, Stardust) but I don’t know where to get them. Well, they have a store in Mississauga so I might drop by, if I can find it. Ozotic Pro (505, 506, 503) are also drool worthy but currently unattainable (for me at least).

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      When you try out Zoya Isla, could you come back and report the wear time and the combination of top/base coats you used? I’m curious about if I’m the only person who gets chips easily with Zoya polishes.

      Oh yesss…Nubar is absolutely one of the best for duochromes! Reclaim is an awesome holographic polish – I bought a back-up of it even!

      I’ve been to that store in Mississauga. They have a nice Nubar selection that includes individual bottles and collection sets. When I went, they had a special deal if you bought at least 6, I think. It’s worth checking out.

      Oh, the Ozotic polishes are crazy beautiful. I don’t have any yet, though, because they’re pricey and the shipping is, too. Need to wait for my financial situation to improve before I splurge.

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      1. Carmela

        Hi Mary,

        Just tried my Zoya Isla today and it chipped in 6hrs! That’s even faster than any of my cheapie polishes. @_@ The color is just absolutely gorgeous but the chipping..! I used Nailtek Foundation 3 as a base (still looking to see if it’ll do anything for my poor peeling nails) and a SH Hard as Nails with Teflon top coat I’ve been trying to use up (I went too crazy at this warehouse sale that sold polish for $1 each so I ended up with 3 bottles of top coat and I’m still on my first so I’ve been staving off buying any new ones altho Poshe and Out the Door are in my to buy list. ;)) with a layer of Nailtek Intensive Care 2 on top and Borghese Finale quick dry spray to set. This makes me wonder if all Zoya polishes will do this with me.. :(

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        1. Mary Post author

          Thanks for getting back to me on it.

          The next time I try a Zoya polish, I’m going to use both their top and base coats to see if it’ll make a difference. If it doesn’t…ugh…that will annoy me because they have amazing colours, but if you can’t get them to last, it’s useless.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Ruthe!

      Yes, Zoya really isn’t afraid of experimenting with colour…and thank goodness because they have some of the most original shades.

      Do you have any Zoya colours that you’ve worn more than once and love?

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey MissMidnightBlue!

      You can still get your hands on it. As far as I know, it’s not a limited-edition colour. :)

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  2. Laura

    Have you tried OPI’s Significant Other Color? It is very similar to this; changes between purple/green/pink depending on the lighting :)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Laura!

      Yes, I have. :) On me, though, Significant Other Color tends to look more pinkish instead of purplish – still beautiful like a seashell of sorts. But I bet that if I layered it over a purple, it would look less pink.

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  3. Allison

    Hi, just discovered your site today :)
    I’m a big fan of Zoya but I do find it necessary to use their base (anchor) and top coat when I use their polish. The bright side is that when I do this, the polish lasts almost a week without chipping, longer than other brands in general.

    Great review and pics! This is a beautiful color. I first discovered duochromes through Zoya. Do you find any other brands that do a lot of these colors?

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Allison!

      Welcome to my blog – so glad that you found your way here! :) Hope you’ll come back soon. I update daily.

      If you love duochromes and multichromes, you’ll go crazy over Nubar nail polish. They do tons of duochromes, and their formula is usually spot on. The only thing is that they’re hard to find in physical stores. Your best bet is online. (I have a swatched a few of their polishes if you’re interested in looking around.)

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  4. Tygati

    I realize this is quite late, but your comment about wear times piqued my interest. I find that Zoya polishes tend to chip the least for me, regardless of whether or not I remember to use a basecoat. The difference, I think, is that I use Butter London’s Hardwear as a topcoat which does exactly what it says it will. I work a high-impact job and I have a greater tendency to break a nail clean off than to chip a Zoya polish.
    I’ve had Adina on for a week now with no basecoat and it still looks perfect.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Tygati!

      Since writing this post, I’ve tried several different base coats under my Zoya polishes, and I’m pleased to report that I can get my Zoyas to hold up much better than before. :) I’m not sure if the new Zoyas have better formulas or if me changing base coats helped, but I’m really happy now!

      Butter London’s Hardwear is one of the base coats I really want to try after I get through the base coats I have. :) I’m a fan of Butter London – quality nail polish, for sure!

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  5. Gretchen B

    I know I’m late to the party, but I wanted to add my two cents :-) I, too, wonder if Zoya changed their formula? I just got my first Zoyas around Christmas. They work best for me out of any brand I’ve tried. I used them without a base coat, or sometimes with OPI’s base coat and a top coat of Seche. I get bored and change my polish before I ever get a chip. The longest I’ve gone was 7 or 8 days and it still looked amazing. I think that manicure was either Adina, or Apple-I can’t remember!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Gretchen B!

      I’ve tried several Zoya nail polishes since Adina, and I’m so happy that the formula seems to be getting better and better. Zoya is amazing because they release interesting colours and finishes. I also love how they’re so connected with fashion.

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