Zoya Olivera from the Enchanted Collection makes me think of a scene in The Wizard of Oz. Remember the part where you see the Wicked Witch of the West cackling at Dorothy Gale from the large glass globe? That scene!
Mesmerizing and shrouded in darkness, Zoya Olivera is a sexy polish that takes a walk on the wild side.
This inky wonder satisfies the craving for a vampy nail polish without resorting to a typical black lacquer. (Don’t get me wrong. I love jet-black nails, but a midnight green will always make me look twice!)
Zoya Olivera Pictures
Zoya Olivera Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener – Original version (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of Zoya Olivera
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Artificial Light Photos
- A spellbinding colour-flip metallic (Yes)
- Indigo base & a green & purple shift (Yes)
- Name: Zoya Olivera
- Collection: Zoya Enchanted Collection
- Press Release: Click here to see the official Zoya Enchanted Collection press release!
- Quick Look: Click here to see my Zoya Enchanted Collection Swatches!
- Colours Available in the Collection: Elphie, Olivera, Lorna, Waverly, Alice & Saint
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- Retail Price: $10 USD
- Disclosure: This post contains a press sample provided by PR.
- Where to Buy: Zoya website & NailPolishCanada
Zoya Olivera Review
Moody and inky, the indigo base has depth and can appear ever-so-slightly purple when looking at your nails at different angles.
An emerald green shimmer flashes across the manicure and offers a magical contrast. This characteristic conjures up images of potions I saw in movies and cartoons when I was a child. Like the collection Zoya Olivera comes from, this nail polish truly looks to be enchanted!
The base verges on being a crelly (creme jelly) because it’s very pigmented, but it doesn’t quite look flat like some cremes can. Then, the green dances on the nails with brilliant micro-shimmer! It’s quite beautiful when the light catches the shimmer!
Application & Formula
Zoya Olivera applies smoothly and has the top-notch formula that I have come to expect from the brand. It’s not too watery, but it’s not too thick. You can control the nail polish easily without accidentally flooding your cuticles.
It’s very pigmented, and I used two coats to achieve full coverage. You shouldn’t require more than that.
To be on the safe side, you may want to double-up on your base coat to prevent any staining. However, I didn’t experience any staining, even with a single layer of base coat protecting my nails. (I find that for pigmented polishes like this, the potential to stain can vary from person to person. I’m not sure if it’s because some people’s nails are more porous than others or not. Maybe drier nails soak up the pigment more? Something to think about!)
Zoya nails polishes have a 10-free formula because they don’t have Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Toluene, Camphor, TPHP, Parabens, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide, or Lead.
If you’re making conscious shopping decisions, you’ll be happy to know this!
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
Zoya Olivera gets an A+ on its report card because it has everything that a nail-polish enthusiast could want: a smooth, pigmented formula and a vibrant flash of colour!
I highly recommend this and all the shades in the Zoya Enchanted Collection. It’s my favourite collection by the brand in a long time!
What’s your go-to nail polish when you want to wear something vampy? Do you have a favourite Zoya shade? Do you buy most of your nail polishes online or in-store?