Zoya Daul is an incredible must-have from the NYFW Collection. If you don’t have a purple with gold like this, you ‘need’ it!
It’s funny, but every single time I see the name Zoya Daul, I immediately think of Indian food.
It’s one of my favourite cuisines to chow down on because it’s filling and incredibly tasty. (Middle Eastern or Mediterranean food would be next.)
It was during the 4 to 5 years when I was a vegetarian that I discovered the joy of eating Indian food. Not sure how I managed to survive without it before!
Yellow dal tarka is one of my favourite dishes. The reason I’m bringing this up (other than the fact that I enjoy rambling occasionally) is that every time I see ‘Daul’, I get a mental image of a piping hot, yummy dish of yellow dal tarka…and I get hungry. Yes, this nail polish makes me hungry. Should I be concerned?
P.S. I anticipated questions about how it compares to OPI It’s My Year, so I included bottle and swatch comparisons to help you decide if you ‘need’ it.
Zoya Daul Pictures
Zoya Daul Ingredients
Zoya Daul Swatches
All swatches have:
- CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat
- 3 coats of Zoya Daul
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Medium red-toned purple base
√ Heavy purple and gold iridescent metallic sparkle
- Name: Zoya Daul
- Press Release: Click here to see the Zoya NYFW 2012 Collection press release
- Colours Available in the Zoya NYFW 2012 Collection (Broken up into 3 Parts):
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by Zoya.)
- Where to Buy: Zoya website, NailPolishCanada & Trade Secrets
Zoya Daul Review
Daul by Zoya has a reflective purple base, and there’s purple and golden glitter. If this polish were a horse, it’d be a show horse that gets the first-place ribbon.
And if this polish were a girl, it would be one decked out in a tutu and tiara, spinning around with a huge grin on her face as she performs a dance in front of relatives.
This polish fights for your undivided attention, but it doesn’t have to fight for long because it’s like the supermodel of polishes.
It has a glittery finish, but it’s not really rough and sharp like chunky glitter. You can feel some texture, but it’s very mild. And if you wear a top coat (you should!), it becomes even smoother.
Also interesting to note is that I didn’t find myself having to scrub a lot to remove it. It doesn’t remove as easily as a creme polish, but it’s nowhere near the battle like chunky glitter.
Application & Formula
The formula was on the thin and watery side, so the first coat was somewhat sheer and streaky. However, with a second coat, things even out really well.
But I used a third and final coat because I thought that my quick-dry top coat might shrink the polish (and this is the ‘trick’ I use to try to prevent that from happening when it comes to thin polishes).
In this case, it turns out that I probably didn’t need to do this because each coat dried well and didn’t shrink at all. But…better safe than sorry…
How Does It Compare to OPI It’s My Year?
I thought that OPI It’s My Year would be a dead-on dupe, but I was surprised when I put them side-by-side and saw that they weren’t. Click on the above link to view my separate review and swatches on OPI It’s My Year.
Okay, if you don’t have them side-by-side, they look so close that they can be called ‘dupes’. However, when you see them together, you can see that OPI It’s My Year is slightly more pink and Zoya Daul is slightly more purple.
OPI It’s My Year is the purple version of OPI Rally Pretty Pink.
In my opinion, even though there’s a difference between the OPI and the Zoya, I think that if you have one, you don’t necessarily need the other.
They both have a similar formula and reach the same level of opacity with the same number of coats. I think it comes down to whether you want more pink or more purple. (But if you want more pink, go for OPI Rally Pretty Pink instead.) Also, the OPI has the Pro-Wide brush, whereas Zoya has a thinner brush.
OPI It’s My Year & Zoya Daul Comparison Swatches
(3 coats of each over a white nail wheel)
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
I really enjoyed wearing this polish, and it was when I had this on that a random guy came up to me and said that he liked my nails! It’s always great to receive unsolicited compliments – makes you feel like a million bucks.
Do you prefer Zoya Daul, OPI It’s My Year, or do you think they’re similar enough? What glitter polish do you get the most use out of? Do you like Indian food?
Edit: Yay! I’m very flattered that Zoya read my polish review and totally understood how “Daul” reminded me of yellow “dal” tarka!
Another edit: So excited that Zoya featured my nails and directly quoted my review on their official blog post, which they tweeted, too!