The first Zoya polish I added to my shopping cart was Pasha. I've seen beautiful swatches and read great reviews on the shade. The color wasn't what I expected when I saw it in the bottle. Some of the swatches I've seen made it appear more like a dark champagne type shade with a good amount of shimmer. It's actually a taupe with very muted shimmer that can only be seen under certain lighting and angles. It appears more shimmery in the bottle than it does on the nails. It's one of those safe neutral shades that can be worn anywhere.
The formula was disappointing. It turned out to be gooey and not so easy to work with. The polish didn't last very long and started fading and chipping after 2 days. It could be possible that I just got a bad bottle or maybe it's just this shade.The pigmentation however, was good, I applied two coats and a top coat.
It's sad to say that my first Zoya experience didn't live up to expectations. Given the price point I was hoping for a better formula. I won't give up just yet. I still have a few more shades to try from the brand and we'll see how they turn out. *fingers crossed*
I'm wondering if others had a similar experience. Have you tried anything Zoya? What are your thoughts?