Monday 18 December 2023

A Zoya A Day - Shay

Hi Friends 

Today on the blog I'm sharing my swatch and review of the gorgeous Shay.

Available on the website - Yes
Brush used - Z Wide
Name - Shay
Year - 2011
Number - ZP0562
Does it stamp - No
Coats - 3
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Touch
Colour - Nude
Topcoat - No

Shay by Zoya can be best described as a dense, fleshy light peach with slight orange-red undertones and a hint of pearly silver shimmer.

This is a really pretty nude, its probably one of the closest polishes to my skin tone I have, I switched out the brush to the Z Wide and I did three coats for this manicure. Shay has a good formula, no running or pooling, she is sheer so I did do three coats, however, I think you could totally get away with one, two or three depending on the look you want to go for. I need to buff my nails as well, look at those ridges!

As you can see from these photos Shay really plays on the lighting its under.  This was a mini launch Zoya did in the Summer of 2011, the only one I dont own is Minka, she is discontinued.

I saw Zoya had a 50% off code going for only last weekend so I took advantage and grabbed Decembers colour of the month plus three pixie dusts I didnt have, namely Destiny, Arianna and Miranda.

Also I am going to cut these nails right down, I have two breaks on my right hand and my left hand are a bit weak from wearing the full cover fake nails a while ago. I really like long nails but they are quite hard to keep maintained in good condition.


  1. You know I am not a fan for browns!!! I know It would not look good on me! Sorry!

    1. Yeah I did wonder if you would be liking this one or not, its a very pale brown :)

  2. Minka's been discontinued?! No! I really liked this collection :( But lovely swatch! :) And yes, maintaining nails is tricky. You've reminded me I should really file mine before I have a break! :)

    1. I feel so much better with short nails, I am glad I am able to grow them longer now, I think its all down to the Qtica Nail Growth Stimulator and me using a nail strengthener every other month too. I know I really wanted to pick up Minka but its not available anywhere :(

    2. Having healthy natural nails is really nice! I'm not very onto it with strengtheners and things, though I should look into it! I do find just having them painted adds an extra layer of protection though. :)

    3. Yes even if I dont feel like painting them with polish I always wear basecoat.