Zoya – Megan

About a month ago Zoya had a great promotion where you could get any three of their nail polishes for free and only pay shipping and handling. Since I haven’t tried any Zoya nail polishes before I thought that this offer would be the perfect opportunity to do so.

It took me a while to pick the three nail polishes I wanted, mainly because my collection has been growing so much over the past year that I didn’t want to end up with any dupes. I think at one point I had over 10 shades in my cart and actually pulled out my other nail polishes to compare colors.

One of the polishes I ultimately decided upon was Megan, a taupe gray creme. This polish was released as part of the Feel Winter 2011 Collection of 2011 which is a gorgeous assortment of pastel neutrals. To me Megan reads as a pale lavender with grayish blue undertones. I don’t have any lavender shades in my collection and I thought that this one would be very pretty during the spring. Can you tell that I can’t wait for winter to be over?

Zoya - Megan

Right off the bat I was surprised at how thin and short the Zoya brush is which means that it takes quite a few strokes to cover the whole nail. Secondly, the consistency of Megan is pretty runny so overall it was a bit difficult to work with. I had a hard time getting an even edge around my cuticles because the polish would just run right underneath them. Mind you, it probably didn’t help that I haven’t done my nails in a month (shocker) and am a bit out of practice.

Although the first coat went on pretty uneven the second coat evened things out nicely and gave a fully opaque finish.

The wear time wasn’t all that great for me. I had my first chip on the second day even though I used a base and a top coat. It’s disappointing but I really like the color so I will certainly give it another try and see if I can make it work.

Zoya nail polishes are toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate and camphor free and vegan friendly. Megan retails at $9 for 0.5 fl oz.


  1. Thanks for the info, it is a lovely color. I have a Zoya polish (that I haven’t used for a while) and I think I remember that it chipped on my pretty quickly. Not sure if they’re all like that!

    1. You’re welcome. I’m glad you liked the post.
      I did try one of the other ones I got and the wear time was a bit better so maybe it’s just this particular shade.

  2. I had something similar happen and the culprit for me was drying hand soap. I typically do not have wear issues with their polishes, though they supposedly work best with their base/top coat (no nitrocellulose).

    1. That makes sense. Plus, the cold weather has really taken a toll on my skin and so I could totally see how my nail polish would chip faster than usual.

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