Zoya Professional Lacquer in Creamy

Throwback Thursday! Zoya — Creamy (Professional Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: Zoya 2007 Summer, Candy

This week’s Throwback Thursday isn’t quite as old as some of the other polishes I’ve posted, but it’s going on a good eight years, and I’m thinking anything seven years and older is gonna qualify. Seven’s a magic number, dontchaknow.

Creamy (ZP405)—who names their kid Creamy, Zoya?!—is described by Zoya as a “bright yet soft banana-peel shade of yellow creme”. It definitely has that candy banana look, rather than real banana, going on.

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Creamy, swatch
Runts candy. Image: sweetcitycandy.com

Application was not fantastic, and I needed three coats to get full and even coverage. Yellows can be tricky, though, so three coats isn’t a deal-breaker for this light shade.

I recently picked this one up at Winners when they received a load of mostly discontinued Zoyas. Now that I’ve tried it, I’d definitely recommend Zoya Darcy (which is a touch deeper), or Yves Rocher Lemon / Citron (which is deeper still and more of a marigold, but applies like a dream), over this. You can easily skip Creamy unless you’re really into fine shades of difference in your yellow cream polishes.

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Creamy, swatch

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Creamy, label


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.


13 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday! Zoya — Creamy (Professional Lacquer) Swatch & Review

  1. I think this was a collection of candy named polishes (Sweet was in there too) before they went exclusively with names of women. I wanted to point out Zoya’s Pippa is almost exactly like this color for anyone looking for a dupe.

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    • Ah, that does make more sense 🙂 They do throw in some non-names in there every now and then!

      I haven’t tried Pippa – thanks so much for the rec!


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