Zoya Professional Lacquer in Isa

Zoya — Isa (Professional Lacquer)

Collection: Zoya 2015 Summer, Paradise Sun

Isa is described by Zoya as a “deep blue-based purple with a micronized metallic pearl finish and an aqua flash”.

I have a weakness for blurples, which this definitely is! Isa has an indigo blue base and it’s chock full of blue shimmer/microglitter. However, I don’t really notice an aqua flash, even in sunlight—just a sprinkling of aqua shimmer. That’s the only real disappointment here. But, as a sparkly, but not overly flashy, blurple, this is quite nice.

I did have to tinker with the color in the swatch, as my camera refused to see this as a blue-toned purple. The photo originally came out looking quite blue, due to all the blue shimmer. Isa is actually, as Zoya describes it, a (heavily) blue-toned purple, and not a purplish blue. The swatch still looks too vibrantly blue, but there you are.

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Isa, swatch

Application is nice and smooth, but this is a teeny bit sheer for an opaque polish. I usually do thin coats, so two coats wasn’t quite as opaque as I’d like. I did three thin coats for my swatch. If you do thicker coats, two will be just fine. The polish dries to a nice, glossy shine.

Zoya Professional Lacquer retails for US$9 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 15 mL. Zoya nail polishes are free of toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor, and are made in the USA.

Zoya is part of Art of Beauty, a privately held company based in Cleveland, OH, USA.

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14 thoughts on “Zoya — Isa (Professional Lacquer)

  1. I love Blurples! But yes they’re hard to capture in photographs. This is purty. 🙂
    Question: do you own the infamous Essie Starry Starry Night? Apparently Essie is taking submissions on discontinued colours which they may bring back, and I’m curious about that one.

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