Zoya Myrta Swatches & Review

Zoya Myrta Swatches & ReviewZoya Myrta is like the bright, citrus smell that permeates a room when someone peels a tangerine. No, it doesn’t smell like the fruit, but it makes me think of that vibrancy and energy.

(This was actually the very first colour I wore when I received the Zoya Beach & Surf Summer 2012 Collection!)

I don’t often feature orange nail polish on here because, well, I don’t have too many. But I’ve been straying out of my comfort zone more and more.

Zoya Myrta is a really fun colour that I think is great for the summer because it’s warm and sunny. But I can also see how this would be a great pick in October for Hallowe’en.

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Zoya Myrta Review & Swatch

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Warm medium orange with red undertone
Gold & silver metallic shimmer
Foil-like finish

Key Notes

Zoya Myrta Review

Colour

Myrta by Zoya is a zesty fireball of citrus! It stands out on your nails, but it isn’t your standard red. I think orange is a softer-yet-funkier twist.

This orange leans red and has lots of light gold and silver shimmer throughout that brightens up the overall look and really catches the light.

Finish

This polish has a shimmer finish, which verges on the point of looking nearly like a foil finish. There’s so much depth, and it really is such a shame that when I wore this manicure, I didn’t have my camera handy when the sun came out. It’s brilliant in the sun – twinkles and comes to life!

Application & Formula

Myrta by Zoya was pretty pigmented, so I only needed 2 coats to achieve full opacity. The formula was also easy to control.

Pros

  • Zesty tangerine hue
  • Shimmer makes this polish come to life, especially in the sun
  • Good formula
Cons

  • Zoya is a brand that can be a little tricky for non-Americans to get hold of

Final Verdict: 7.5/10

This is a fun orange polish that I enjoyed wearing. I can picture myself wearing it again for Hallowe’en and doing Jack O’Lantern nail art with it.

Do you wear orange nail polish? Have you ever met a female named Myrta?

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21 thoughts on “Zoya Myrta Swatches & Review

  1. karen

    Hmmm…the first pic made me think it might be love, but it still looks a bit warm for my skintone. That said, it’s really pretty!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey karen!

      Oh well…there are lots of other beautiful colours in Zoya’s Beach & Surf Collection to choose from. ;) I’m not even sure which kinds of oranges look best on me because I haven’t worn too many. (I’ll need to try more and get ready for Hallowe’en. Haha, yeah, preparing for Hallowe’en in the spring. Totally normal. :P)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey mara!

      I never knew that! Hmm…don’t know too many Spanish people, although I do work with one Spanish woman.

      Yes, who knows? ;) Anything is possible. And sometimes when we step outside our comfort zone, we’re pleasantly surprised. (Case in point: When I tried OPI Warm & Fozzie when it came out. I never knew I liked bronze nail polishes until I wore that one!)

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  2. lacquerloon

    I love orange nail polish. Besides it being “the color of the year”, I just think it’s super flattering. I don’t know if you have CG Riveting but this kind of reminds me of it? I’ve never actually met someone with the name Myrta…it sounds kinda of harsh on the ears.
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey lacquerloon!

      No, I don’t have Riveting, but it’s on my wish list. Thinking about picking it up tomorrow, actually. All the swatches I’ve seen of it make it looks like it glows! :)

      Whenever I see the name Myrta on my bottle, I always read it first as Marta. :S

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marisa!

      Oranges look so good on you. Actually, out of all the nail bloggers out there, I have to say that my heart races faster when I see oranges on your nails than on anyone else. It just flatters you much better. Lucky you…because orange isn’t always the easiest to pull off!

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  3. Carmela

    Not really a fan of this. It reminds me of a more foil-y Tosca which I already have so I think I’ll pass. I’ve been gravitating towards cremes lately too, so the foil like finish isn’t doing it for me either. (I’m thinking wearing a holographic polish for 2 weeks straight does that to you..)
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          1. another Cristina

            On a related note, I wore only blue for April and thought I’d get bored, but I didn’t! Probably changing between various finishes and loving the blue are the reasons why I could’ve kept going and going….

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            1. Mary Post author

              I’m impressed that you wore all blue throughout April! Once I nearly wore green for 3 weeks, but then I was craving another colour.

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  4. another Cristina

    I am not a huge fan of orange either, but got this color because I don’t have any corals. It had a great shimmer in the bottle, but kind of disappointed me on the nail. I was much more impressed with the glassflecky gold goodness of CG Riveting, which is darker and a more “true” orange than Myrta.
    I don’t know any Myrta, but this polish totally reminds me of Gilmore Girls. In the episode “Luke Can See Her Face,” Luke is planning a wedding and asks Lorelai where he can find myrtle, to which she replies, “Did you try the bingo parlor?” Classic Gilmore cleverness, and the whole episode was great. I really loved the interaction between L&L (“How can you be so mean to someone who only lined one of her eyes this morning?”) and also Luke and Jess in it.
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey another Cristina!

      Guess what? I finally bit the bullet and bought China Glaze Riveting! :) It’s as gorgeous in the bottle as everyone says. Can’t wait to wear it!

      Yay for bringing up Gilmore Girls! *e-high-five* I also really loved the Lorelai-and-Luke dynamic. :) But I have to say that I was rooting for Lorelai and Chris to stay together. They seemed more similar…and impulsive. Haha!

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      1. Another Cristina

        Yay for Riveting! I hope all the hype doesn’t end up leading to disappointment once you put it on, but it really is quite a stunner.

        *E-high-fives back* So did you think of the Myrtle line or have I just watched season 4 way too much? Speaking of, here’s another classic line that still makes me crack up from that episode. Luke tells Jess his self-help inspired remarks are from life experience, “I’ve lived.” “Where? In a Bette Midler movie?” Probably the funniest line in the whole ep for me! Bwuahahaha!!
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        1. Mary Post author

          Oh, I doubt I’ll be disappointed with Riveting! :) All the swatches of it that I’ve seen online look stunning!

          No, actually…shame on me for being a bad Gilmore Girls fan! :P I didn’t actually think immediately of the Myrtle line. *Tsk tsk* Haha, but I do remember that exchange between Luke and Jess! Gotta love the awesome witty writing in that series. So sad that it ended! (I want them to reunite for a Gilmore Girls movie!)

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  5. Lisa Mueller

    The more I scrolled down the pics, the more orange it looked. You did a great job of swatching it, but it is not one that I would feel comfortable with. Thanks for showing.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lisa Mueller!

      Thank you! Maybe in October when Hallowe’en rolls by, you’ll be more comfortable sporting an orange? ;) You could do some really fun pumpkin nail art…or maybe alternate your nails with orange and black.

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