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Oxblood Nails Courtesy of Zoya ‘Dakota’ and more Zoya Polish Swatches


Zoya Nail Polish

  I took advantage of the Zoya 3 for free promotion.  Since I’m into dark shades, especially during the winter, I chose Raven, Cynthia, and Dakota.  All of them are my favorites for different reasons;  however, since receiving my Zoya polishes, I’ve rocked Zoya ‘Dakota’ more often.

Zoya ‘Dakota’, I would describe as the perfect oxblood red polish, which is very much ‘in’ right now.  Usually, I’m not a fan of red polishes, but, this one has me hooked.  The only downside is that with two coats, it comes off a little sheer; therefore, to achieve the color payoff, and opacity that I like I used three coats.

This is my current ‘Nail of the Week’ using Zoya ‘Dakota’ with Zoya’s ‘Gloria‘ as an accent on my ring fingers.


oya 'Dakota nail polish with 'Gloria'

Zoya ‘Dakota nail polish with ‘Gloria’


Here are the other polishes – ‘Raven‘ and ‘Cynthia



Zoya 'Raven'

Zoya ‘Raven’

I added some nail glitter that I purchased from Avon.   I’m working on my nail art skills.  By the way, that glitter is sooo messy!



Zoya 'Cynthia'

Zoya ‘Cynthia’


What are your favorite Zoya Polish Shades?

Kim Porter (820 Posts)

New York City makeup artist, beauty and mom blogger . I'm a Hofstra University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health. Although my background is in health, beauty and makeup artistry is where my heart lies. I immensely enjoy helping myself and others feel beautiful inside and out. I've launched a beauty blog and a Youtube instructional channel, through these I hope to reach a wider audience and provide the women with a virtual hands-on guide to putting their best face forward. The most important element of my work is to be able to use my creativity to enhance natural beauty, yet bring out a person’s inner beauty and individuality. If you have a beauty or makeup related question, contact me. Your question could be featured on the site! I also accept guest post submissions, check the guidelines. ***Brands and PR firms sometime provide press samples of products for review consideration. These brands are not guaranteed a review on Makeup by Kim Porter Blog, nor do we accept payment of any kind for our reviews. For more on our disclosure policies, please see my terms .

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